Our PTSD Treatment Center
Our Approach to PTSD Treatment
PCH starts from a place of caring and listening to first understand who you are as a person and break away from the tendency to focus on PTSD as a diagnostic label. Instead, we focus on helping you work through past traumatic events at your own pace with a wide range of PTSD treatment options that provide the immersion of milieu therapy.
PTSD Treatment Options
Psychotherapy is a cornerstone treatment for almost all of the clients at PCH, and post-traumatic stress treatment is no exception. Our program fosters a collaborative partnership between the client and the therapist to identify and understand past traumatic events in relation to the present.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Along with psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is another cornerstone of our approach to PTSD treatment. While psychotherapy is essential for understanding traumatic events and memories, CBT helps clients nurture healthier mental attitudes about life events and circumstances.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
When clients also struggle with overlapping mental issues like emotional dysregulation, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) can help treat the underlying psychological trauma and emotional struggles by learning to approach feelings, life events, and past events from a less judgmental perspective.
Many clients who struggle with post-traumatic stress also suffer from poor sleep hygiene. Our holistic program helps each client understand the importance of a regular sleep schedule to achieve a more balanced emotional state while overcoming the obstacles interfering with sleep.
Our approach to neurofeedback empowers clients by building up their self-regulation skills. We help identify unhealthy thought patterns in order to retrain brainwaves and achieve a more regulated, calm, alert state.
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A Complex PTSD Treatment Center
Somatic Experiencing Therapy
As part of a holistic approach to treating post-traumatic stress, we recognize the need to consider the health of an individual’s nervous system. Somatic experiencing therapy focuses on promoting awareness and releasing the tension that often comes in the aftermath of intense trauma. After living with the wounds of trauma, somatic experiencing can release chronic stress while facilitating the regulation and restoration of an individual’s nervous system.
Like somatic experiencing, sensorimotor therapy focuses on the body—rather than the mind—to treat and heal underlying trauma. Sensorimotor psychotherapy relies on the body as a primary entry point for dealing with trauma. As sensorimotor psychotherapy treats the effects of trauma on the body, the mental and emotional well-being of the individuals frequently balances out as well.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) starts with an understanding that intense traumatic events can disrupt healthy coping mechanisms, blocking an individual’s ability to process and work through the trauma. EMDR incorporates cognitive, psychodynamic, experiential, and interpersonal therapies, but the cornerstone is bilateral stimulations. Treatment generally involves having the client focus on past memories, images, or emotions while directing them to follow specific eye movements or focus on certain sounds or touches. Over time, the client is able to form new associations with past traumatic experiences and reframe them in a more positive light.
How Can PCH Help?
Whether you think you’ve been incorrectly diagnosed or you’re ready to start exploring the most effective treatment options for a complex PTSD diagnosis, reach out to the specialists at our OCD treatment center today. We always start by listening to where you’ve been, so we can find the best path to move forward with a treatment plan.