PTSD Treatment: Counseling

There are different types of counseling for PTSD. Several types of therapy have been shown to be effective in treating PTSD. These therapies are:

Cognitive therapy, in which you learn to change thoughts about the trauma that are not true or that cause you stress.
Exposure therapy, in which you talk about the traumatic event over and over, in a safe place, until you have less fear.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), in which you focus on distractions like hand movements and sounds while talking about the traumatic event.

Finding a therapist you trust is important. A good therapist will listen to your concerns and help you make changes in your life. Your doctor can help you find one. If you are a veteran, the VA is a good place to start. Churches sometimes offer services that help people get counseling. Or you can call your state Health and Welfare office.

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