Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is becoming a more prevalent diagnosis in today’s world. Whether you want to refer to it as PTSD or post-traumatic stress, essentially it involves a set of symptoms that begin after experiencing a trauma and are unable to resolve on their own for months or even years after that trauma. The good news is there has been so much growth in the way of treatment for PTSD. There are many therapies that are shown to be effective in treating PTSD.
It’s important to know that PTSD symptoms CAN actually be treated. It’s not a matter of just learning coping tools for managing the symptoms – but we actually treat the symptoms so that the symptoms themselves lessen or are less significant. This is great news because it means that you can get back to living the life you want to be living. It doesn’t matter if the trauma occurred in childhood and you are now in your 70s or if the trauma occurred 6 months ago, both of these scenarios have good outcomes when engaging in a trauma focused therapy with a therapist who is trained to work with trauma.
Our therapists are trained in various trauma modalities that are proven to effectively decrease symptoms related to trauma. The therapies include but are not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Community Resiliency Model (CRM), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).