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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Therapy in Franklin, TN

Many are familiar with the anxiety disorder known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or more commonly known as PTSD. PTSD can happen at any time and can be caused by a traumatic event like a natural disaster, a car accident, or another form of abuse such as violence. Complex PTSD can be caused by prolonged experience to trauma, and in most cases, the person affected has little to no chance of escape. It is usually caused by repeated sexual, psychological, and/or physical abuse, such as human trafficking. 


If you are experiencing unwanted, intrusive thoughts about a disturbing event or series of events that make it difficult to concentrate or to remember things, TalkDr Christian Counseling can help.

Symptoms or signs of PTSD

If you begin to experience extreme mood swings or find yourself blatantly avoiding people, places, activities, or events, even ones that you used to enjoy, that may the first warning signs of PTSD. There are other signs to look out for as well:

  • Difficulty controlling emotions that results in explosive anger or unexplained periods of sadness,

  • Constant feelings of shame or guilt which may come be due to being the sole survivor among a group that experienced the same trauma,

  • Periodic loss of attention and concentration such as dissociation from the things around you,

  • Physical symptoms such as headaches and dizziness,

  • Relationship difficulties such as the inability to trust others. and

  • Self-isolation which enables you to feel safe.

What PTSD treatment program is right for me?

TalkDr Christian Counseling utilizes a variety of approaches for the treatment of PTSD. Below are some examples: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Talk therapy (psychotherapy) is when you work with mental health counselor in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

  • Group Therapy: Your sessions take place either alone with a counselor or in a group with others. This freedom to choose is a defining feature of our trauma treatment program. We also make use of cognitive-behavioral therapy in your treatment. This is because survivors often develop negative thinking patterns as coping mechanisms.

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): While used for PTSD, EMDR is also useful for complex trauma treatment. This treatment records positive shifts in as little as 3-12 treatment sessions.

  • Prolonged Exposure (PE): This form of PTSD therapy teaches individuals to gradually approach their trauma-related memories, feelings and situations. They presumably learn that trauma-related memories and cues are not dangerous and do not need to be avoided.

  • Trauma Prayer: is a prayer technique that helps heal childhood trauma. The trauma prayer can be used with long-term, difficult-to-heal conditions - especially for conditions that have not been healed from past prayers, counseling, or medical interventions.

Break free from what's holding you back

If trauma therapy sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to break free, please contact TalkDr Christian Counseling in Franklin, Tennessee for a free 15-minute phone consultation email us or call 615-985-TALK

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