What method does a therapist for PTSD use?
Cbt is a form of psychotherapy that has been repeatedly proven to be the most successful therapy for PTSD in both the short and long term. CBT for PTSD is trauma-focused, which means it focuses on the trauma event at hand.
Can a therapist for PTSD completely cure the disease?
No, but with the right psychological treatment, symptoms can be well managed and can go unnoticed for years, if not decades. However, because the traumatic event that causes the symptoms will not resolve completely those symptoms may be “triggered” again in the future.
What are the qualifications of a Therapist for PTSD?
The therapy trained for treating trauma usually has a bachelors and masters degree in psychology and in some cases doctorate degree also and often have trauma specialization.
What should I tell my therapist regarding PTSD?
While you take your initial session, you can list the things that require attention, this could majorly be your current problems like anxiety and flashbacks and fears. The therapist will assist you in being comfortable and opening up regarding your other concerns and what the triggering event was. One thing to keep in mind is to be as transparent and open as possible.