What Is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that may develop after a person has been through, seen, or been threatened with a traumatic event. Types of events that can lead to PTSD include a natural disaster, accident, combat, or sexual violence.
If you’re living with PTSD, you may find yourself having flashbacks and nightmares, avoiding situations that bring back unwanted memories, and struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger. You might feel like it's harder to connect with others or keep up with school or work like you used to.
Know that PTSD is not a sign of weakness but a mental health condition that can be diagnosed and treated. With the help of a mental health professional, you or your loved one can begin to heal.
Symptoms of PTSD fall into four categories and include:
- Intrusive symptoms
- Increased arousal
- Changes in thoughts and feeling
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family/Marital Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Mindfulness Based CBT
- Trauma Focused
- Christian Counseling
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- United Healthcare
- Psychiatric Diagnostic Eval: $150
- Individual 30-60 min: $70 - $140
- Family/Couples Therapy: $125
- Group Therapy: $80
- Sliding Scale/Open Path Members: $40 - $80