Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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We Provide Effective Treatment for PTSD

Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you suffering from lingering fear and anxiety? Do you feel like you no longer have any control over how you think, feel, and behave?

Posttraumatic stress disorder - also known as PTSD - is a mental health challenge that may occur in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a terrorist act, an act of war, a serious accident, rape, or any other violent personal assault.

It is believed that PTSD affects nearly four percent of the U.S. adult population. While it is usually linked with veterans who’ve experienced combat, PTSD occurs in all people regardless of age, race, nationality, or culture. In fact, women are twice as likely to experience PTSD than men.

What are the Common Symptoms of PTSD?

People with PTSD often experience intense thoughts and feelings related to their traumatic experiences. These can last for a long time after the initial event. Many people with PTSD also relive the event through flashbacks and nightmares.

People with PTSD often feel intense emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and detachment from friends, family, and community members. They often avoid people and situations that remind them of the traumatic event. Ordinary sounds or incidents such as a door banging or accidental touch in a crowd may cause a strong and uncontrollable reaction.

How Can Treatment Help?

There are a variety of treatments that can be used to treat PTSD. We specialize in the following three specific evidence-based techniques for treating PTSD.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) – CPT is a gold standard treatment for PTSD with substantial scientific evidence for helping people recover from trauma. This modality focuses on how a person's thoughts and beliefs have been changed by their trauma. A CPT therapist helps their client work through stuck points, which are certain thoughts related to the trauma that prevents the person from recovering. 
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE) – PE is another gold standard treatment for treating PTSD with a large volume of scientific support. PE is a form of brief cognitive behavioral therapy and an extension of emotional processing theory that uses exposure techniques to help people process their trauma. A PE therapist helps a trauma survivor process the emotions of their trauma to attenuate their PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms.
  • Trauma-Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy (TFACT) – TFACT is a promising treatment for PTSD that is gaining empirical support in research. TFACT is a compassionate, exposure-based approach to using acceptance commitment therapy to help people recover from trauma, including PTSD. In this modality, the therapist helps clients to open up and accept what has happened, remain present when distress related to the trauma is activated, and move forward with a value-based life through committed action. TFACT can be used as a stand-alone treatment for trauma but can also be combined with other evidence-based therapies, such as CPT.

If you or a loved one suffer from PTSD and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to us. There is strong evidence for using these therapies as first-line treatments for PTSD and trauma. We have seen amazing transformations in our clients through these therapies and want to offer the help you need to enjoy life again.