Several types of psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, may be used to treat children and adults with PTSD. Some types of psychotherapy used in PTSD treatment include:
Cognitive therapy. This type of talk therapy helps you recognize the ways of thinking (cognitive patterns) that are keeping you stuck – for example, negative or inaccurate ways of perceiving normal situations. For PTSD, cognitive therapy often is used along with exposure therapy.
Exposure therapy. This behavioral therapy helps you safely face what you find frightening so that you can learn to cope with it effectively. One approach to exposure therapy uses “virtual reality” programs that allow you to re-enter the setting in which you experienced trauma.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR combines exposure therapy with a series of guided eye movements that help you process traumatic memories and change how you react to traumatic memories.
All these approaches can help you gain control of lasting fear after a traumatic event. You and your health care professional can discuss what type of therapy or combination of therapies may best meet your needs. There are therapy centers all over the country that you can attend, the therapy services in Austin may be beneficial to people who live in Texas, always make sure you reach out for help. There are people to listen to you. In case these therapies fail to show any effective results in providing you some relaxation, then you might try other medical treatments such as stellate ganglion block (sgb) treatment that could help in providing relief in the symptoms of PTSD.
You may try individual therapy, group therapy or both. Group therapy can offer a way to connect with others going through similar experiences.