Many of us think of PTSD as a condition that just affects military veterans. Just about anyone can be exposed to traumatic events that may result in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Diagnosis is based on criteria documented by the American Psychiatric Association. Individuals who have been diagnosed with this mental condition can find help with Coping and Healing through Supportive Therapy with a Licensed Therapist. The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy provides trauma focused recovery for patients in Blaine, MN at our discreet location.
Criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis
To make a diagnosis of PTSD a Licensed Therapist evaluates a patient’s exposure to a traumatic event and their reactions following such an event. A trauma event must involve your exposure to something that has the threat of death, serious injury or violence. The threat can be experienced in one of the following ways:
- First hand experience of a traumatic event
- Witnessing the traumatic event yourself
- Repeated exposure to trauma or graphic details of traumatic events
- Learning that someone close to you was threatened or has experienced something traumatic
Healing Through Trauma Focused Recovery
Patients who have been correctly diagnosed with PTSD can be benefited through Trauma Focused Recovery with an experienced therapist. Through trauma-focused therapy you are encouraged to explore traumatic events in your life. A Licensed Therapist at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, can teach you healing techniques that may help you to take control of your memories.
Coping Skills Learned Through Supportive Therapy
Supportive Therapy provides a comfortable format where you can learn coping skills that enable you to regain a sense of control. This form of therapy can be performed in either individual or group therapy sessions. Your therapist will promote coping techniques for problem solving in the present and future. Supportive Therapy techniques do not involve exploration into your past traumatic events.
Minnesota Licensed Therapist
The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy has helped thousands of individuals to lead a more fulfilling and joyful life. Our Licensed Therapists are qualified to evaluate patients to determine if they fit the criteria for diagnosis of PTSD. We utilize both Supportive Therapy and Trauma Focused Recovery to teach coping skills and promote healing. Your past trauma does not have to dictate your future happiness.