About 8% of the U.S. population deals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some time in their lives. If you’re struggling with trauma from your past, you can get help from Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL. Call the offices or go online to schedule your in-person or online virtual PTSD evaluation.
PTSD Q & A
Why do I have PTSD?
PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can be debilitating without proper treatment. It typically occurs after a person goes through or witnesses a crisis or traumatic event. PTSD symptoms can emerge as a result of:
- Physical abuse
- Car accident
- Being a victim of a home invasion or other crime
- Sexual assault
- Loss of a loved one
PTSD commonly afflicts military personnel, first responders, and others who regularly confront natural disasters, humanitarian crises, accidents, combat, or violence. However, anyone who has faced a traumatic event can develop PTSD.
When should I get help for PTSD?
PTSD can diminish your quality of life because it can compel you to change your behaviors or routine in negative ways. It also can be detrimental to your relationships and work performance. At Thriving Center of Psychology, a compassionate therapist or psychologist can treat you for any of the following PTSD symptoms:
- Feeling detached or unable to respond emotionally
- Frequent nightmares that disrupt sleep
- Avoiding places or situations that elicit upsetting memories
- Lack of interest in sex
- Feeling easily frightened, jittery, or jumpy
Some people’s PTSD symptoms may be infrequent or ongoing. Sometimes they are severe and even bring up thoughts of suicide (which require emergency medical attention). If you have PTSD symptoms that persist or increase in severity over time, Thriving Center of Psychology advises you to schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.
What is the treatment for PTSD?
It’ll take time to get control of your PTSD symptoms, but your provider at Thriving Center of Psychology will be committed to improving your mental health and well-being with a personalized treatment plan. Your customized PTSD treatment may include one or more of the following:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Online video TeleTherapy
- Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)
- Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET)
- Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
- Life coaching
- Prolonged exposure therapy
CLICK HERE to learn more about how Virtual Reality Therapy can assist with PTSD.
PTSD can be a serious condition, but it doesn’t have to take over your life. Innovative treatments are available to help you get back on track.
If you’re struggling with PTSD, contact the Thriving Center of Psychology today. You can schedule an in-person or video TeleTherapy appointment by calling the offices or using the scheduler on the website.