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
TREATMENT FOR PTSD
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.
INTERESTED IN TREATMENT FOR PTSD?
Are you or a loved one struggling in the wake of a traumatic event and looking for help? Lauren uses Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness to support those with PTSD. You can learn more about the treatments and services she provides here.
Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist in
several states. Learn more about where
Lauren sees Clients, below.
When she is doing face to face work, Lauren offers in-person therapy in Newport Beach. She also provides online treatment for PTSD throughout California. Her Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego.
Lauren provides therapy for PTSD in the state of Utah. Since she provides online treatment, she works 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.
Lauren also offers treatment for PTSD online in Florida, and sees people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, Lauren can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.
Lauren also practices teletherapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, Lauren offers specialized treatment for PTSD online across the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to all of the locations previously listed, Lauren offers teletherapy for PTSD to a number of countries internationally. You can learn
Online therapy isn’t right for everyone. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy is appropriate for your needs. You can reach out here to learn more.
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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 me and I will happily provide you with more information