Treatment with Sovereign Health
To prevent PTSD symptoms from getting worse, it is imperative to get timely treatment. PTSD treatment programs may involve medications, psychotherapy or both.
As per the NIMH, medications like antidepressants can help improve PTSD symptoms like sadness, anger and worry. Medicines can also help overcome nightmares, fears and sleep problems.
In addition to approved medications, several types of psychotherapies or talk therapies may help treat children and adults with PTSD. While some psychotherapies target PTSD symptoms directly, others focus on social, family or job-related problems. Certain types of psychotherapy used in PTSD treatment plan include individual and family therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
- Individual, Group and Family Therapies:
- Individual therapy: During this therapy, an individual is engaged in a self-reflective process on his or her emotions and behaviors. It focuses on the development of a one-to-one relationship with the therapist.
- Group therapy: It rests on the dynamic interaction among members of the group. The emphasis is on helping the participants understand the projection that they have toward other members while learning from others’ feedback.
- Family therapy: Usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist, family therapy helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A short-term and goal-oriented therapy, it helps in recognizing one’s way of thinking. Its goal is to change one’s thinking or behavior pattern by focusing on one’s thoughts, images and beliefs. CBT can include cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy. While cognitive restructuring helps people make sense of their bad memories, exposure therapy helps people face and control their fears.
- EMDR Therapy: EMDR combines exposure therapy with a series of guided eye movements. It helps the brain work through traumatic memories by focusing on sounds or hand movements when the patient talks about the trauma.
PTSD rehab: Sovereign Health offerings
At Sovereign Health, we understand how difficult it may be to live with constant nightmares and fears. To achieve a comprehensive treatment for PTSD symptoms, Sovereign Health combines pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities. In addition to individual, group, family therapies and CBT, neurofeedback, Sovereign Health also offers experiential therapy, such as meditation, yoga, equine therapy and rock to recovery. The treatment programs offered here are evidence-based and have been clinically proven effective.
Following are the therapies offered at Sovereign Health:
Neurofeedback: Another approach to treating addiction or mental illness, neurofeedback involves retraining the brain to react differently to stimuli brought on by the environment.
Experiential Therapy: Useful in recovery from mental health disorders or substance abuse, experiential therapy seeks to address hidden or subconscious problems through real life experiences with the use of guided imagery, role-playing and props. Examples of experiential therapy include equine therapy, recreation therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and many others.
- Meditation and Yoga: To improve patients’ physical and mental well-being, Sovereign Health offers alternative therapies like yoga and meditation. Known for offering physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, yoga helps those dealing with mental illness or substance use disorders. At Sovereign Health, we also offer mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy.
- Expressive arts therapy: A therapeutic approach, expressive arts therapy integrates a wide range of arts modalities to develop and heal a person. It combines visual arts, drama, poetry and music to instill deep personal growth and community development among the patients. By integrating the arts processes, it allows patients to express their thoughts nonverbally and communicate more comfortably.
- Equine therapy: An important part of Sovereign Health’s treatment programs, equine therapy helps in improving self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, happiness, communication skills, self-control, focus, and concentration. Studies have also suggested that equine therapy can help reduce anger, aggression, stress and depression.
- Rock to Recovery: Offered at Sovereign Health, rock to recovery program helps treat a mental disorder or an addiction. Based on music therapy, the program allows patients to get in touch with their artistic side and express themselves by singing, playing an instrument, or dancing to music.
eTherapy: Sovereign Health offers eTherapy, a form of telehealth, that remotely delivers behavioral health services to patients via video conferencing or text chat. Offered at our intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient (OP) levels of care, it allows patients one-on-one therapy sessions through video chat with a computer, smartphone or tablet. For those juggling job, educational, and family obligations, eTherapy offers the freedom and flexibility to patients without compromising on treatment.
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