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Trauma and PTSD

Trauma and PTSD

The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health provides a variety of types of therapy for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Many of our current clinicians provide therapy and treatment for PTSD, using a variety of techniques and with each focusing on different ages. It is our goal to match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs and provide you with the best care possible. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a therapist, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that sometimes develops following a life-threatening event or situation. The human brain and body are equipped with multiple systems that surge us into a state of hyper-arousal and readiness when faced with extreme danger. This “fight or flight” response can sometimes be easily re-activated by non-threatening conditions, or can remain “turned on” to a lesser degree chronically over time.

PTSD can include the following symptoms:

PTSD Therapy:

Therapy for PTSD typically involves multiple approaches and addresses a multitude of symptoms. It is a very complex condition, requiring complex treatment. Many times the focus starts by teaching skills to reduce the physical response and reaction to the trigger, these skills include breathing techniques, relaxation training, and a range of cognitive (mental) skills that help to re-train the brain to react in a more appropriate way to stimuli. Because PTSD impacts so many areas of the person’s life (such as relationships and work), therapy often focuses on building up coping skills in affected areas as well. Medications are often also used with PTSD counseling, and your mental health professional can help you with making that decision and finding the right provider to help manage your medication treatment.

TeleHealth At Home Counseling and Psychotherapy

Telehealth, or “teletherapy” is a highly effective method of accessing care that is particularly useful for people in remote work positions, those with transportation issues or for those that live a significant distance from a provider they would like to see. When processing and working through trauma, comfort matters. Being able to complete therapy where you feel safe and comfortable can help you engage more fully in the therapy process allowing therapy to be the most effective. Telehealth comprises approximately 60% of the care delivered by The LodeStone Center and we utilize one of the easiest to access and highest quality platforms for our telehealth calls (Zoom for Healthcare). It’s easy to use, secure and available on any computer, tablet or phone. Psychotherapy, counseling and medication management are all accessible through our telehealth option, and every provider at The LodeStone Center is available through telehealth. Our registration process is entirely online, and many services are available within a few days.

 


 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding therapy for PTSD, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our mental health professionals, contact us today.