Natalie Kohlhaas MA LPC NCC CPCS  IMHCounseling

PTSD

 

Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is when many symptoms persist for weeks or months, or when they are extreme, that professional help may be indicated. On the other hand, if symptoms persist for several months without treatment, then avoidance can become the best available method to cope with the trauma -- and this strategy interferes with seeking professional help. Postponing needed intervention for a year or more, and allowing avoidance defenses to develop, could make this work much more difficult.

 

 

Treatment modalities with a high sucess rate for PTSD:

 

Mindfulness Training - learning "in the moment" techniques that enhance peace and calm, which can reduce and prevent apprehensiveness.

 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy -  joining somatic therapy and psychotherapy into a comprehensive method for healing this disconnection between body and mind. 

 

Brainspotting – helps you approach trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and situations in a safe envirnoment while reprocessing the information and rewiring the neural pathways in the brain.

 

Hypnotherapy - an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating psychological or physical problems in a highly relaxed state.

 

Individual Psychotherapy - provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental.