PTSD Treatment

PTSD Treatment in Colorado

You’re tired of feeling like the past is controlling the present.

It feels like no matter what you do, you can’t move on from the past. There are constant reminders everywhere. In addition, you just haven’t felt like yourself since it happened. Yes, the situation was scary. But, does it make sense for you to still feel like this? You feel like it’s been long enough since it’s happened. At this point, you should be able to move on, right? If this sounds familiar, you could be experiencing PTSD.

You don’t have to live with the aftermath of trauma. PTSD treatment in Colorado is a viable solution.

PTSD Treatment in Colorado Can Help

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Living with PTSD in Colorado can be tough to navigate. Often, it feels you don’t know how to interact with the world and those around you after experiencing a trauma. In addition, it is not uncommon for individuals to feel isolated when dealing with PTSD. Many times, explaining how you feel to others is extremely difficult. On top of that, they don’t always understand. So, it makes sense that trying to explain the complex emotions and symptoms you’re feeling to someone else doesn’t sound appealing. However, you’re not alone. Our trauma therapists are well-versed in providing PTSD treatment in Colorado. Our trauma therapists have provided PTSD treatment to people just like you. And, they’ve helped people just like you.

What is PTSD?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that someone can develop after experiencing a traumatic event. “Experiencing” encompasses a lot of different situations. One instance includes directly experiencing the event or witnessing the event. Another possibility could be hearing about the event happening to a loved one. A third possibility is repeat exposure to the event. We see the third possibility commonly among first responders. After the event takes place, categories of symptoms follow it. These include avoidance behaviors, intrusive thoughts, and mood and/or cognitive affect.

Common Symptoms of PTSD

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The next piece of PTSD is the symptoms that come after the event. Research tells us that there are “clusters” of symptoms that people typically experience if they have PTSD. Through our trauma therapist’s experience providing PTSD treatment in Colorado, they have seen these “clusters” of symptoms in real-time. From our experience providing PTSD treatment, here is a list of common PTSD symptoms:

Intrusive Thoughts

  • Thinking about the event when you don’t want to be thinking about it.
  • Having nightmares, flashbacks, etc. that are disruptive.

Avoidant Behaviors

  • Avoiding people, places, things, or situations that remind you of the event.
  • Avoiding things that make you feel any feelings that were similar to how you felt in the situation.

Affect in Mood/Cognition

  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions, like happiness or excitement.
  • Noticing a distinct shift in your thinking patterns. Often, feeling inappropriately responsible for what happened.

Our Trauma Therapists in Colorado Can Help

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Our trauma therapists have many years of experience providing PTSD treatment in Colorado. They have helped many people in the same situation you are in. Through our work together in PTSD treatment, our trauma therapists will work with you to navigate the symptoms you’re experiencing. In addition, our trauma therapists will provide you with the tools and skills you need to mitigate the symptoms that you’re struggling with.

Altitude Counseling’s Approach to PTSD Treatment in Colorado

When providing PTSD treatment in Colorado, we use a variety of different approaches. PTSD treatment falls under the umbrella of trauma therapy. So, our experienced and trained trauma therapists will be walking on this path with you. In PTSD treatment, our trauma therapists often incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy. In CBT, we focus on looking at the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Often, we find that we have thoughts that aren’t helpful. And, these thoughts can keep us in a place that we don’t want to be. Looking at the connection between these three components helps us to “see” where the problem is and how we can address it.

Beginning PTSD Treatment in Colorado

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Navigating life after trauma can be sticky. PTSD can cause you to feel like you’re completely alone. But, you’re not alone. Our trauma therapists in our Colorado Springs-based counseling clinic are here to help. PTSD treatment in Colorado with Altitude Counseling can give you the tools you need.  When you’re ready to begin PTSD treatment, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out an appointment request.
  2. Get to know our trauma therapists.
  3. Work with a therapist that really wants to help you.

Other Counseling Services Provided in Colorado

PTSD treatment in Colorado isn’t the only service we offer. We see clients in our Colorado Springs-based counseling clinic and through online therapy in Colorado. Altitude Counseling’s counselors provide many services for individuals. And, we also work with families. Our therapists are trained to offer CBT and EMDR.  Our counselors offer therapy for grief, bereavementdepression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. For the families we work with, we offer teen counselingcounseling for new mothers, counseling for childhood neglect, and IFS.  Additionally, we also offer faith-based counseling and counseling for spiritual/religious struggles.

300 Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 428-2952

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