PTSD Counseling

PTSD Counseling in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Many people believe that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that only affects veterans. However, PTSD can affect anyone who witnesses or experiences a traumatic event. While your PTSD may impact your daily activities and quality of life, it’s essential to understand that you are not alone and there is help.

At Stanford Couples Counseling, our staff consists of licensed professional counselors who help you create a treatment plan to restore your quality of life. We proudly offer outpatient therapy services online and at our offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas.

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Types of Therapy for PTSD

When you have PTSD, your past may make it hard to move forward. Telling others about your trauma may be difficult and cause you to keep your feelings to yourself. However, talking with a therapist will allow you to heal and feel better. At Stanford Couples Counseling, we offer several types of PTSD trauma therapy for patients.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a short-term treatment that improves the emotional and mental wellbeing of patients by modifying their thought patterns. CBT therapy examines how a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect one another.

The main goal of CBT is to help patients develop coping skills to manage their PTSD. Our PTSD therapists will teach you exercises to change your thinking patterns during the one-on-one sessions and give you homework to further emphasize the lessons.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy for PTSD is a form of cognitive behavior therapy. During the exposure therapy process, you will experience gradual exposure to fears in a safe space to help reduce your negative feelings and heal from past traumas.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) uses bilateral stimulation — such as following an object with your eyes as it moves from left to right — to reduce the severity of traumatic memories. EMDR therapy helps clients transform the meaning of painful events through their own intellectual and emotional processes. Because clients overcome their trauma on their terms, they often feel empowered after completing EMDR therapy.

Why Choose Stanford Couples Counseling?

If you are experiencing PTSD, professional counseling services are one of the best ways to restore your quality of life. Our practice provides individual and couples counseling services to address how your PTSD has affected yourself and your relationship. We also offer in-person and online therapy appointments to give patients the option to receive help in the environment best suited for their needs.

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If you feel overwhelmed by the symptoms of PTSD, you are not alone, and there is hope. Our team of mental health professionals at Stanford Couples Counseling is here to help. We provide all our patients with high-quality and confidential care. Learn more about our services today by scheduling an appointment online or at our offices in Dallas, Fort Worth or Plano, Texas.

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