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PTSD Treatment Orlando

Cognitive Processing Therapy is one of the highest ranked recommended treatments for PTSD.

PTSD Treatment Orlando

PTSD can leave you feeling stuck reliving the worst moments of your life.

PTSD Treatment Orlando

CPT is an evidence-based therapy proven effective in treating PTSD.

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Channel 9 WFTV News Consults with Us About PTSD

A local task force in Apopka, FL joined together to explore the impact of local neighborhood violence on its citizens. Channel 9 consulted with us after the task force released a report claiming that the prevalence of PTSD among community members contributes to the worsening crime rate in the area. It’s important to note that violent behavior is NOT a symptom of PTSD.
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What is Cognitive Processing Therapy & Why Does It Work for PTSD?

Cognitive Processing Therapy, similar to the cognitive aspects of CBT, was designed by some of the foremost experts in PTSD including Dr. Patricia Resick, and Dr. Candice Monson, and Dr. Kathleen Chard. These women have devoted their careers to researching effective treatments for those suffering with PTSD and are well established as experts in the field of trauma.

Cognitive Processing Therapy, also known as CPT, has been shown to be effective in helping you to feel the natural emotions that are often blocked out by PTSD and to challenge the thinking that is keeping you stuck.

CPT is typically broken down into three phases and provides a very structured course for therapy. The first phase involves exploring the significance of the trauma, the meaning behind it, and learning about the connection between what you think and how you feel. The second phase begins with exploring the trauma itself, retelling your story, and pinpointing how the trauma has impacted your view of yourself, the world, and others. At the point, you can begin identifying the points at which you’ve become “stuck” and unable to move past your traumatic experience. These stuck points are what cause you to relive the experience through intrusive flashbacks, memories, and dreams. The third and final phase, and what constitutes the bulk of therapy, is the process of using these identified “stuck points” to re-evaluate the trauma. You will also have the chance to explore how the trauma has impacted your view on many aspects of your life such as power and control, self-esteem, intimacy, trust, safety, and communication.

This therapy can be incredibly powerful as a means of helping you to move past the trauma, begin to reconnect with the world, and get back to living your life. While this therapy is not for everyone, if you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, consider taking the free PTSD Screening online and/or speaking with a mental health professional.


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PTSD Isn’t Just For Soldiers: A Look At Common Traumas

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is often thought of as a “soldier’s disorder,” something our veterans bring back with them from combat. Our veterans certainly see their fair share of trauma in combat and many of them struggle with PTSD, at least to some degree, but war is not the only type of trauma.

Psychological trauma describes any situation that either threatens your safety or causes you to feel helpless. For this reason, there are many types of trauma that can result in PTSD. Below are a few examples.

  • Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Assault
  • Childhood Abuse or Neglect
  • War or Terrorist Attacks
  • Natural Disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, or earth quakes
  • Car Accidents and Plane Crashes
  • Sudden death of someone you know
  • Military Combat
  • Domestic Violence
  • School or Community Violence

Keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather is intended to illustrate that there can be many types of trauma resulting in PTSD. In other words, just because your experience may not be listed here, does not mean it wasn’t traumatic for you.

This therapy can be incredibly powerful as a means of helping you to move past the trauma, begin to reconnect with the world, and get back to living your life. While this therapy is not for everyone, if you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, consider taking the free PTSD Screening online and/or speaking with a mental health professional.


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Connect with Others: Get Support, Share Ideas, and Speak Your Mind

A big part of reclaiming your life is reconnecting with others. While those around you may not entirely understand what you’re going through, know that you are not alone and there are people and places out there that will understand. Here are just a few options you may find helpful.

Attend a free local support group for those of you who have lost someone close to you to homicide. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.

MeetUp also offers free local groups offering support for PTSD in addition to other common conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar.

If speaking in groups is not your thing, you may want to consider some of the online support forums available for PTSD. These forums can offer a way to share and connect with other individuals all over the world at any time, day or night. Here are a few examples of some of the online forums available for PTSD.

+ Support Groups is an open online forum where you can post, share, and get support from others who know your struggles.

Healthful Chat offers a real-time online chat room about PTSD that can help you feel reconnected.