My area of specialization as a therapist is treating those with PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
PTSD is a disorder that can develop after a trauma. Trauma, like child abuse, sexual assault, serious accidents, exposure to trauma during your job (military, first responders) are distressing events that lead to strong physical or emotional reactions.
PTSD Treatment Options
COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT)
CPT is a one-on-one PTSD treatment. A course of CPT lasts 12 weeks, 60 minutes each session. This is a therapy that has been widely researched and is considered a front-line treatment for PTSD due to its effectiveness. During a course of CPT, you will examine the impact your trauma history has had on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will learn to evaluate places in your thinking where you've gotten stuck, and in turn, be able to shift how you feel and behave. CPT can be particularly helpful if you struggle a lot with self-blame, shame, and guilt.
PROLONGED EXPOSURE THERAPY (PE)
PE is a one-on-one treatment for PTSD. A course of PE lasts 10 weeks, 90 minutes each session. It has been widely researched and it is a front-line treatment for PTSD. During a course of PE, you will learn how to gradually approach traumatic memories as well as things in your life you may be avoiding. Approaching, instead of avoiding, will greatly reduce your PTSD-related symptoms and improve your day-to-day living. PE may be a good fit if you spend a lot of time avoiding people, places, things, or dealing with painful memories. It's also helpful if you spend a lot of time being on high-alert, hyper-vigilant, or feeling fearful in situations where you once felt comfortable.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION (CBT-D):
Do you know that a history of trauma leads more often to depression than PTSD? It’s true. If depression is primarily how you’re presently affected by trauma, CBT-D can be helpful. CBT-D is a one-on-one treatment for depression. We will meet for anywhere between 5-20 sessions. During a course of CBT-D, you will examine thought patterns. Doing so will help you to identify and correct problematic thoughts and develop positive feelings and behaviors.
BEGIN PTSD TREATMENT IN OHIO OR KENTUCKY
Here's the bad news: PTSD sucks. The good news: PTSD is a highly treatable condition.
If you're at a point where you are considering therapy, it's probably safe to bet you're struggling to manage day-to-day. We're also willing to bet that you'd like to know something is available to help you and give you some relief. The PTSD treatments offered at Thrive are evidence-based and shown to be effective. You can access Thrive's services using online therapy in Ohio or online therapy in Kentucky. Please know that help is available. To get started, use the steps below.
- Book a free 15-minute consultation call.
- Meet with a Thrive therapist to see if we’re a good fit for therapy.
- Reduce your PTSD symptoms and live in the present once again