Just as there a different ways of experiencing a traumatic event, there are different types of trauma therapy to help treat the symptoms of PTSD. Regardless of your particular circumstance, treatment is available to help you work through PTSD in a way that meets your needs. As medical specialists continue to research different types of traumas, new advancements in therapy are being discovered.
When seeking professional care for PTSD, you should consider treatment that offers long-term results so that you can move forward with your life. If PTSD has led to an addiction, then try to get help for dual diagnosis. Below is a quick summary of different trauma therapy types. Which one is right for you?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in New Hampshire involves a process of focusing on the traumatic experience while visually tracking a moving light or another object. In some sessions, the therapist may play an auditory tone. Also, this simple exercise is effective in helping you overcome the symptoms of PTSD
The premise of EMDR is that your body naturally gravitates toward mental health. In addition, an imbalance in your mind or body can cause suffering that gradually gets worse. EMDR can remove the symptoms of PTSD that keep you from fully healing mentally and emotionally.
Sometimes a treatment specialist may recommend medication to help ease the symptoms of PTSD. In addition, medication can reduce intense reactions that you may have to certain people, objects, environments, or situations.
Pharmacotherapy can help you with symptoms such as hyperarousal, emotional reactivity, agitation, depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. Also, keep in mind that there are no ‘wonder drugs’ for PTSD. It does not help you with addiction or mental disorders. It simply eases your symptoms.
Behavior therapy is an evidence-based type of treatment that helps you to face your worst fears gradually. You may face certain situations real or virtual multiple times until the fear of those situations goes away.
To go one step further, a therapist may also teach you how to equate these situations with relaxation instead of fear to produce a calming effect. Granted, this may take several sessions before you reach this point mentally. Exposure therapy can help you reduce anxiety and depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A traumatic event can produce long-lasting negative thoughts or feelings that stick with you for years. As time goes by, these negative thoughts can intensify and grow worse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you to overcome your negative thoughts and feelings by teaching you healthy ways to manage the negativity. For instance, your therapist may teach you how to calm yourself down by identify the negativity inside your head and replacing it with more positive thoughts. The key to CBT is self-empowerment through awareness.
Types of Trauma Therapy Available for You
NFA Behavioral Health provides treatment for symptoms of PTSD. Additionally, we also offer the following therapies:
- Medically assisted therapy
- Meditation therapy
- Inpatient and outpatient
There are different types of trauma therapy available. To find out more, call us today at 866.420.6222 . You can start your treatment for PTSD and any related addictions.