Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

As much as we all try to make it through life experiencing only happy and peaceful times, many people endure traumatic events at one point or another. And, while, we’d like to think that once the event has finished we will simply move on and pretend like it never happened, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often develops after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which intense physical harm has occurred or was threatened. Sufferers of this disorder have persistent and frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal.

 

Traumatic Events That Can Trigger PTSD

  • Violent personal assaults
  • Natural or human-caused disasters
  • Accidents
  • Military combat

Sufferers of PTSD Can Exhibit Symptoms in Any or All of Three Different Categories

1. Re-experiencing Symptoms

  • Flashbacks that incorporate the physical sensations being remembered
  • Bad dreams
  • Frightening thoughts

 

These types of symptoms can be triggered by words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the ordeal.

2. Avoidance Symptoms

  • Avoiding places, events, and objects that are reminders of the experience
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Feeling strong guilt, depression, or worry
  • Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past
  • Having trouble remembering the dangerous event

 

These symptoms may cause a person to change their personal routine, creating even more disruption to their life.

3. Hyperarousal Symptoms

  • Be easily startled
  • Feel tense or “keyed up”
  • Have difficulty sleeping
  • Have angry outbursts

 

These feelings and symptoms generally occur on a constant basis and make the person feel even more stressed or angry.

Information For PTSD Treatment

Experts generally recommend psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two for the sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through psychotherapy, the patient will discuss the actual event and learn ways to manage their symptoms. Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps the individual recognize and regulate trauma-related thoughts and beliefs. Above all, therapy helps the person understand that a disorder like this one develops because of extraordinary stress, not because of weakness.

PTSD treatment in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.

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Treatment Programs Specializing In:

Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

COVID-19 Trauma has become familiar to many people throughout the pandemic. If you’re experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression as a result of Corona virus learn about how our COVID-19 Trauma Treatment Program can help.

 

We offer online therapy to help people who are unable to leave their homes. Contact us and we will will schedule your confidential online assessment.

 

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The Trauma Institute provides highly specialized clinical services, informed by the latest cutting edge-research, for trauma survivors. We are an Institute dedicated to clinical services, community education, professional training, and research focused on trauma recovery.

 
 
 

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Families naturally go through stages and transitions across the lifespan. Family dynamics impact each individuals’ response to daily life and major events. Therapy can help families understand their complex and ever-changing dynamics. As the family becomes an expert in their processes, they will be able to use new skills to navigate each situation with love and respect for one another.

 
 
 

Types of Therapy

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.

More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Weekend Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer weekend sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

Looking for immediate help?
Contact Us Today for a Confidential Assessment.

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