PTSD Treatment at Wellness Psychiatry
After being exposed to or experiencing a stressful experience, one may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Combat, childhood trauma, sexual assault, accidents, natural disasters, and any incident that overwhelms your ability to deal can all fall into this category. Living with post-traumatic stress disorder can be quite challenging.
Insomnia, flashbacks, low self-esteem, and overwhelming emotions are just some of the troubling symptoms that can accompany PTSD. It may feel like the terrible experience is happening all over again, or it may cause you to forget what happened.
The encouraging news is that PTSD treatment works. Many people have found relief from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms with a combination of medication and short- and long-term therapy. The best results are often achieved with a combination of medication and therapy.
Therapy for PTSD
The purpose of PTSD treatment is multifaceted:
- Symptom Improvement.
- Reduce and manage PTSD symptoms.
- Skill Building.
- Teach you effective coping skills.
- Self-esteem Restoration.
- Help rebuild your self-esteem and self-worth.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a broad category that includes many different approaches to treating PTSD. CBT’s main goal is to help you recognize and alter negative ways of thinking that are causing you distress. One way to do this is to talk about what happened to you or to investigate where your concerns come from. You may benefit more from group or family therapy than individual sessions, depending on the nature of your issues.
Different therapy modalities for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provide varied methods for patients to overcome their symptoms and go on with their lives. Therapy options are frequently best determined by the unique requirements of the patient, their personal preferences, and the characteristics of the traumatic event itself. Specialist therapists in these fields can modify their approaches to meet the needs of their patients with PTSD.
Medications for PTSD
Overactive “fight or flight” neurotransmitter response is one symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Medication can alleviate symptoms, alter mental processes, and promote an optimistic worldview. Here are some examples of commonly prescribed medications:
The Wellness Psychiatry Approach
Unresolved trauma may have far-reaching effects on your life, manifesting itself in a wide range of emotional, psychological, and even physical symptoms; at Wellness Psychiatry, we get this. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder are areas of expertise for our staff. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ACT and Trauma based therapy are just a few of the evidence-based approaches we provide. These treatments aim to help you overcome the trauma’s effects and get your life back on track.
Our top priority is making sure everyone here has a place to feel secure and welcome. We take a trauma-informed approach to treatment that puts the patient’s emotional, physical, and social health first so that they feel safe and cared for as they heal.
If you or a loved one are experiencing PTSD symptoms, it is essential to get help from a trained specialist. Our mission at Wellness Psychiatry is to offer state-of-the-art trauma-informed care to those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide a holistic strategy for dealing with trauma and supporting recovery.
Don’t give PTSD the upper hand. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation and take control of your health and happiness.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - PTSD Treatment at Wellness Psychiatry
Providers Who Work With This Condition
Amanda provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Amanda is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
Ellen provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Ellen is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health purse Practitioner. She has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She joined Wellness Psychiatry in November 2022 with the goal of providing compassionate, evidence-based care to a wide variety of patients.
Jordan provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. Jordan’s passion lies in caring for individuals throughout all stages of life, with a distinctive focus on pregnant and postpartum women, those facing the challenges of infertility or perinatal loss, and individuals dealing with premenstrual or perimenopausal mood changes. Additionally, she finds great fulfillment in supporting assigned female at birth adolescents who are navigating the complexities of mood fluctuations, grappling with academic performance challenges, or experiencing a combination of both.
Laura provides care in our Winter Park office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, BCBS, and the Grand County ACHES AND PAINS vouchers. Laura is Board Certified Family nurse practitioner. She returned to school to further her education and skills in psychiatric care thus working towards her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Amy has special interest in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, ADHD, and working with teens, LGBTQ+ individuals and older adults. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she strives to provide a caring relationship where each person can feel safe and accepted. Research increasingly supports an integrative approach to mental health care, which can include medication, therapy, nutritional support, and exploration of habits, history, and stressors. Amy will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that is clinically appropriate and sensitive to your personal needs.