Self-Diagnosing PTSD Through Social Media: More Harm Than Good

A woman tries to self-diagnose herself on social media which can be detrimental. Get help from a professional trauma therapist in Ohio today.

Today’s world is more interconnected than it has ever been. Social media platforms have become a hub for sharing experiences, personal stories, and even mental health struggles. While it’s essential to promote open conversations about mental health, self-diagnosing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) based on social media posts can be misleading and potentially harmful. Today, we’ll … Read more

Online PTSD Treatment for New Yorkers

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Living in New York can be an exhilarating experience. However, it can also be challenging, especially for those who have faced trauma and are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a city that never sleeps, seeking help for PTSD might seem like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, online PTSD therapy has emerged as a lifeline … Read more

Consultation For Cognitive Processing Therapy

Jenn Simpson, Cognitive Processing Therapy Consultant in the United States.

I was recently asked how I have the experience I do providing CPT, and my answer is always the same: it was expert consultation for over 11 years! I began as a new therapist in a PTSD clinic at the VA, and we ran both residential and outpatient programs where CPT was delivered regularly. Trauma … Read more

What To Expect After PTSD treatment

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So much information online (and on this website) speaks to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, its symptoms, the toll it takes, the pain it causes, and the relationships it can ruin. PTSD is a disorder that worsens over time and is exhausting. However, PTSD is a treatable condition and I’d like to talk about some … Read more

The Power of Online Trauma Therapy

A man utilizes his laptop for online trauma therapy in Kentucky.

Healing Through Screens: The Power of Online Trauma Therapy In today’s fast-paced, digitally connected world, the boundaries of therapy and healing have expanded beyond the confines of traditional face-to-face sessions. Online trauma therapy has opened up new avenues for individuals to seek help, share their stories, and embark on a journey of healing from the … Read more

The Dark Side of Benzodiazepines: Examining their Negative Impact on PTSD and Anxiety

A red headed woman sits by the window dealing with the effects of PTSD. Online PTSD Treatment in Ohio, Kentucky, and New York is here to help.

Benzodiazepines, PTSD, and Anxiety Benzodiazepines are a class of medications commonly prescribed for the management of anxiety disorders. Sometimes, they will also be prescribed for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They can provide temporary relief from symptoms. However, it is crucial to understand the potential negative impacts associated with long-term benzodiazepine use. Today, we explore the … Read more

Recognizing the Signs of PTSD After Sexual Assault

A young Black woman lies in bed snuggling with her pillow representing someone who has overcome sexual trauma through Therapy for Sexual Assault Survivors in Ohio.

The words “sexual assault” can feel very heavy, removed, and clinical. Boiled down, it is any unwanted sexual activity against a person without their consent. It includes a wide range of actions, including unwanted touching, kissing, penetration, and other forms of sexual contact. This is almost always accompanied by intimidation, coercion, or force. This is … Read more

Meet Christina: Trauma Therapist at Thrive Therapy

A graphic of a branch with leaves on it representing Thrive Therapy where Christina works as a Trauma Therapist in Ohio.

Years ago, as a client and I were wrapping up a pretty intense therapy session, she asked, “How do you do this? How do you listen to some of the worst moments of people’s lives day after day? Don’t you get burnt out?” I talked with her about the importance of self-care, setting good boundaries, … Read more

Consultation for CPT and PE Providers

Blue clover. Thrive Therapy offers CPT and PE Consultation Services throughout the United States.

For those of us working in the trauma world, specifically those of us who treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are a few Evidence-Based Practices that rise to the top as the gold standard of treatment. Unsurprisingly, these fall under the broader Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) umbrella. They include both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and … Read more