Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In the face of trauma, it’s quite normal to have a significant response. Indeed, not all people with such responses will need treatment for PTSD. However, when the response lasts for a long time and interferes with a person’s emotional wellness and ability to function, they may want to seek therapy for PTSD. 

  • PTSD can occur after what are known as Criterion A stressors:
    • experiencing or witnessing death, injury or sexual assault
    • experiencing serious threat of death, injury or sexual assault
    • learning about death, serious injury, or sexual assault happening to someone very close to you
    • repeated exposure to elements of death, injury or sexual assault (as may occur to first responders)
  • To be diagnosed with PTSD, an individual must experience symptoms for longer than one month. These symptoms include:
    • Heightened arousal (e.g. startles easily)
    • “Intrusion” symptoms (like nightmares or flashbacks)
    • Negative thoughts and feelings about the nature of the world
    • Avoidance  


Lauren has trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, a very effective, well researched treatment for those with PTSD. PE also helps to support recovery for those with symptoms of PTSD who have not faced a Criterion A stressor. People who experience repeated verbal abuse, for instance, may have a response to the trauma that is similar to PTSD, and can also benefit from this therapy.


Are you or a loved one struggling in the wake of a traumatic event and looking for help? Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind use Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness to support those with PTSD. You can learn more about the treatments and services we provide here.


The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers

therapy in several states and internationally.

Learn more about where the staff practices, below.

Pastel skies and a pristine beach in Northern California, one of the areas where The Center for the Obsessive Mind helps people with Panic Disorder.


The Center for the Obsessive Mind’s staff therapists offer online treatment for PTSD throughout California. Our Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego. Whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or Dana Point, the Center’s staff can support you in your recovery.

The red rock spires of Bryce Canyon in Utah, one of the states where The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers counseling for Panic Disorder.


Staff members at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer therapy for PTSD in the state of Utah. Since we provide online treatment, we work with people who live in different areas of the Beehive State – from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Syracuse, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.

Clear turquoise waters in the Keys, one of the places where The Center for the Obsessive Mind practices psychotherapy for Panic Disorder in Florida.


Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also offer treatment for PTSD online in Florida. We see people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, we can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.

The placid, clear waters of Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe, one part of Nevada where The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers therapy for Panic Disorder.


Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also practice teletherapy in Nevada. So if you’re seeking help in Glenbrook, Incline Village, Reno or Las Vegas, We offer specialized treatment for PTSD online across the Grand Canyon State.

The Seven Sisters sea cliffs in Sussex, England, one international locale where  The Center for the Obsessive Mind provides counseling.


In addition to all of the locations previously listed, the staff at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer teletherapy for PTSD to a number of countries internationally. You can learn

Cozy couch and computer: all you need for teletherapy and what your treatment with The Center for the Obsessive Mind could look like.


Online therapy isn’t right for everyone. An assessment can determine if online therapy is appropriate for your needs. Reach out here to learn more. Check out this article from the American Psychological Association or read this article that our Director, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, contributed to.


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email us and we will happily provide you with more information.