Therapists Specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in New Jersey
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that some individuals develop after exposure to a traumatic event. It’s normal to experience intense fear, anxiety, and sadness during and after a traumatic experience. For some people, these feelings subside on their own over time. For others, however, living through such experiences can lead to ongoing mental health challenges that interfere with day-to-day life.
PTSD symptoms include intrusive re-experiencing of traumatic events, avoidance of trauma reminders, and arousal symptoms, such as hypervigilance. PTSD requires specialized and knowledgeable treatment from a practitioner providing evidence-based therapy. Common and effective therapies include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), prolonged exposure therapy, or cognitive processing therapy (CPT). In therapy, the initial focus is often learning strategies for grounding, coping, and anxiety management. Later on, some therapy types involve gradual and careful exposure to reminders of the traumatic experience, though this is not always a necessary component of treatment. In each treatment, the aim is to help individuals recover and live a full and meaningful life.
Find a therapist in New Jersey with whom you feel safe and comfortable with below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!