PTSD Treatment in Arizona

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A few months ago, your house was broken into. No one was harmed, but it’s something that now keeps you up at night. You feel like you’re constantly being watched and your home no longer feels like a safe space. At night, when you do manage to fall asleep, your sleep is restless and plagued with nightmares. You haven’t had the energy or interest to meet up with your friends or go to your local rec center like you used to. A cloud is looming over you, and you don’t know how to get rid of it.

PTSD Treatment

Did you know that 1 in 30 adults will experience PTSD within their lifetime?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is something that can present in anyone. While it’s commonly associated with those in the service and active military, PTSD can be triggered by any number of frightening or shocking events that a person can experience.

Did you know that 1 in 30 adults will experience PTSD within their lifetime? Our team here at Pinnacle Peak knows how impactful PTSD can be. It impacts your life and health and can make it harder to do what you enjoy. You deserve to be equipped with the proper tools to address triggers and trauma so you can regain the ability to do the things you want to do. Our team of master’s level clinicians here at Pinnacle Peak is ready and equipped to help you along your healing journey. Let’s talk further about PTSD, what it is, and how we treat it. 

What We Treat: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Here at Pinnacle Peak, we strive to offer a variety of services to help our patients in every aspect of their lives. We refer to this as “treating the whole person.” We want to be able to address a myriad of concerns that might be impacting your well-being in order to help you reach the state of healing you want to achieve. 

Under this umbrella falls mental health, including trauma and PTSD. While trauma isn’t always something that develops into PTSD, anyone who has PTSD has experienced trauma and feels the effects of it still. Let’s look further at what exactly PTSD is. 

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a disorder that develops after a person experiences something or witnesses something that is scary, shocking, or dangerous. Sometimes, these events are life-threatening in manner. This can range from car accidents to house fires, to more drastic things like 9/11 or the Boston Marathon. Other times, PTSD is caused by losing someone you love, poverty, toxic relationships, or verbal abuse.

When you live through events like these, it can be hard to process or compartmentalize the way they make you feel. The signs of PTSD can show up as soon as the event is over, or could slowly develop over months or even years. There is no set timeline for PTSD nor is there no set way to get it. Different situations impact people differently and any age group can develop it. 

The important thing to remember is that the difference between trauma and PTSD lies in the severity. PTSD symptoms will last months or years and are generally severe enough to impact your day-to-day life, including disrupting school, work, and relationships.

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How We Treat: Trauma Therapy and Other Recovery Options

Here at Pinnacle Peak, we offer a wide range of mental health services that are backed by evidence so our patients can find the right combination that works for their healing needs. You’ll work one-on-one with our staff to map out a treatment plan that will work best for you.

Individual Talk Therapy

With individualized therapy sessions, you’ll work with a therapist to address trauma and learn new coping skills. Our trained staff is knowledgeable in both cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT) practices, as well as other methods. Talking through your trauma can help you better reflect on how it impacted you and work to identify triggers.

Group Therapy Sessions

Group therapy can be very beneficial for many patients. Therapists work with a group to discuss their wants and needs while still working through evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Group therapy allows you to see how others are impacted by similar or entirely different situations. You can learn a lot from your peers in how they’ve grown or reacted to their own life experiences. Group therapy also offers a space for support and growth.

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART, is a specific treatment program that was developed for trauma-focused psychotherapy. Its principles are centered around replacing distressing images and memories with those that are positive or neutral. This process, known as Voluntary Image Replacement, doesn't seek to erase your past but rather alter its emotional impact on you.

Specialized Programming for Veterans and First Responders

While we do have PTSD programs that are geared towards all people of any history or background, we do understand some of the unique histories that can come along with being a veteran or a first responder. That’s why we offer our Heroes Haven program, geared specifically toward helping veterans and first responders. The program offers better insight into how these lines of work can impact a person over time and seeks to connect patients with those who’ve gone through similar experiences.

The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

If you’re uncertain if you or a loved one might be experiencing PTSD, here are some of the symptoms you can look out for:

  • Startling easily
  • Irritability
  • Feeling constantly on alert
  • Difficulties with memory
  • Feeling guilty, worried, or sad
  • Flashbacks, or reliving the events that happened to you
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Feeling alone
  • Sudden shifts in emotion, usually angry ones
  • Physical pain such as headaches or stomach aches
  • Losing interest in things you once enjoyed

PTSD disrupts lives. It puts strain on relationships and can negatively affect work life or school life. If any of these rings true for you, don’t hesitate to seek support and help through Pinnacle Peak. There’s no wrong time to get started.

What Are Some of the Causes of PTSD?

Trauma doesn’t have one set definition. What might impact one person in a negative way would be something that another person is able to overlook or move past. This doesn’t make one person stronger than the other, but rather that we each have our own triggers and fears that can affect what does and doesn’t impact us.

Getting Started with PTSD Treatment at Pinnacle Peak

If you or a loved one is looking to receive help in managing PTSD, our team at Pinnacle Peak is here for you. With our evidence-based care options and individualized programming, we’ll work with you to help equip you for long-term healing. We offer inpatient and outpatient services and also have substance use disorder services for those who need them. These services pair well with our mental health program as we strive to treat the person as a whole instead of just addressing some concerns.

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What Are My PTSD Treatment Options in Arizona?

There are many different practices that have been shown to help in managing and addressing trauma and PTSD. At Pinnacle Peak we have a variety of services from ART to CBT, as well as holistic and experimental programs like art therapy and more. We know that there’s no perfect combination that meets every individual's needs, which is why we offer such a wide variety of services to find the perfect combination for you.

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Give us a call anytime at 866-377-4761 and we’ll help you get started. Whether you just have some questions you want to ask, or you want to set up an appointment, our Pinnacle Peak team in Arizona is here to help.

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