PTSD Treatment in Burlington
What is PTSD?
Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, specializes in treating individuals experiencing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is a mental disorder that can follow any experience or witnessing of life-threatening situations like war, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, accidents, or assault. Some people can return to a normal life over time, but others face stresses that do not go away with time and can actually get progressively worse.
People with PTSD usually relive their trauma through nightmares and flashbacks which can result in insomnia, emotional, or social detachment and overall social impairment.
There are three main sets of symptoms:
- Nightmares, trauma reminders, and flashbacks
- Fear, anxiety, anger, stress, and irritability
- Isolation, numbness, and detachment
Benefits of Treating PTSD with Therapy
When it comes to coping with PTSD, working with a grief counsellor can have many benefits.
- Finding effective, positive ways to handle difficulties in day-to-day life
- Building or repairing your meaningful relationships
- Gaining relief from lasting effects of mental or physical trauma
- Overcoming anxiety and depression
- Reduced stress
- New perspectives on various mental and social problems
PTSD Therapy at our Clinic in Burlington
At Pillars of Wellness, PTSD can be treated through different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy. The goal of treatment is to focus on every memory of the traumatic experience as well as its underlying meaning. Remember, no single type of treatment is right for everyone.
These trauma-focused methods are some of the ways our clinic can help you heal from PTSD:
Prolonged exposure therapy (PE): PE trains you on ways to get back control by dealing with your trauma-based feelings. Through talk therapy, patients can safely express their feelings of trauma with a provider so they can healthily overcome them.
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT): CPT lets you reframe negative beliefs about your trauma by talking with a provider about your negative thoughts while submitting short writing assignments.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR lets you process and breaks down your trauma to understand it better. It works by having you recall your trauma while focusing on any eye movement or audio.
Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?
At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.
With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.