Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in New Jersey
Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in New Jersey
(Offering Telehealth counseling/therapy and safe in-person sessions in our Swedesboro, NJ office)
You do not have to suffer alone any longer. Our licensed counselors and therapists know how hard it is to live day-to-day with the memories that haunt you. Some of us have experienced trauma ourselves. That is one of our biggest WHYs in this work. We want to pay it forward because we know that you can have freedom on this road that you’re on. We are committed to getting you there!
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a disorder usually diagnosed in people who have witnessed or experienced a terrifying or shocking event, and are experiencing ongoing symptoms that are impacting their daily lives. Not everyone who witnesses a traumatic event has PTSD, and there is a wide range of symptoms.
Common reasons why people come to therapy for PTSD:
- Death of a loved one
- Car accident
- Natural Disaster
- Terrorist Act
- Serious illness
- Serious Injury
- Affairs (Relationship Trauma)
What is it Like to Have PTSD?
People who suffer from PTSD continue to have intense and disturbing thoughts and feelings regarding the traumatic experiencing. Though the event itself may have taken place weeks, months or even years ago, the thoughts and feelings are fresh in the person’s mind. They may relive events through flashbacks or nightmares.
Often individuals feel isolated and detached from other people and take great measures to avoid situations that may remind them of the traumatic event. They may even have strong, negative reactions to ordinary experiences that involve noises or an accidental touch.
If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, it’s time to seek out counseling/therapy for PTSD (note symptoms fall into these four categories):
- Intrusive Thoughts (can take many forms): involuntary memories, nightmares and flashbacks are commonly experienced by those with PTSD. These thoughts can be so completely vivid that the individual fully believes they are reliving the traumatic experience in the moment.
- Avoiding any and all reminders of the traumatic event typically requires the individual to avoid people, places, activities and situations that can bring on disturbing memories and thoughts. Individuals may also avoid conversations about the experience and lash out at those who ask if they want to talk about it.
- Distorted Ideas: It is common for those with PTSD to have distorted thoughts and beliefs about themselves or others, ongoing fear, anger, guilt or shame. These thoughts can look like, “I am a bad person,” “I can’t trust anyone,” or “I should have died, not her.” As a result of these distortions, individuals often have less interest in activities they once enjoyed and begin to feel detached or estranged from loved others.
- Reactive behavior associated with PTSD can include having angry outbursts, becoming easily irritable, behaving recklessly or in a self-destructive way, being easily startled, or having problems concentrating or sleeping.
You don’t have to live with PTSD alone any longer!
There are a variety of treatments to help you in your journey to overcome your trauma. At My Therapy Connection™, we have counselors and therapists who have specialized training to treat your symptoms of PTSD. We welcome you for in-person sessions in our Swedesboro, New Jersey office or using Telehealth or online therapy.
No one should have to suffer alone. Connecting you to a compassionate, caring therapist is our number one priority. Counseling/Therapy will help you to identify the triggers, feelings, and associations that are negatively impacting your life. You will be able to talk to a therapist safely and confidentially so that you can work through this pain.
How do I know if therapy is right for me?
The therapists at My Therapy Connection™ who treat PTSD have received specialized training to treat trauma, and continue to learn about the most current trends in mental health care. Some of the following treatment methods we use are:
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Reaching out for help can be the most difficult step. To take the first step, you may call, fill out our form, or e-mail us. When you call, you will be answered by our caring Administrative Assistant. That call is 100% CONFIDENTIAL! Our assistant will help to match you with the best therapist to meet your unique needs. Or simply visit the ABOUT US, and see if one of our therapists stands out to you. You can let our assistant know that you prefer to see someone you have already selected.
We are here for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Feeling better doesn’t have to wait…