Arlene Drake Ph.D. is a seasoned psychologist specializing in PTSD Treatment in San Diego. We also offer online therapy to those with busy work schedules and unavoidable family commitments, helping them achieve improved mental and emotional health from the comfort of their home/office.
Our Approach To PTSD Treatment
Arlene takes a unique approach to treating PTSD. Arlene begins therapy with a de-victimization process. Our goal is to help clients graduate from the program by owning their life.
While victims of abuse struggle with trust, relationships, anxiety, depression, sexual problems, addictions, low self-worth, etc. We use a blend of individual therapy and group psychotherapy, providing a safe place for PTSD patients to share their feelings without inhibitions.
How Can I Help A Loved One Overcome PTSD?
A loved one dealing with PTSD may seem like a different person than before. It is normal to find them feeling angry, irritable, withdrawn, and depressed, straining their emotional and mental health. While it can be painful for you to learn about your loved one's trauma, here are a few ways you can help them:
- Learn about post-traumatic stress disorder to understand what your loved one is going through.
- Avoidance and withdrawal are a part of the disorder. So provide some space if your loved one resists your help, and make yourself available at all times.
- Attend medical appointments with your loved ones if they are willing. Attending doctor appointments with your loved ones can help you learn about the condition and support them in treatment.
Who Should Sign Up For PTSD Treatment?
Your post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start as early as a month after a traumatic event or not occur until several years after the event. However, if you experience psychological symptoms that affect your ability to engage in social work or deteriorate your relationships, seek help at the earliest. You should meet a PTSD diagnosis therapist if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Recurrent and unwanted distressing memories of a traumatic event
- Reliving a traumatic event or having flashbacks
- Upsetting dreams or nightmares about the event
- Severe emotional distress and noticeable physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event
- Avoiding thinking or discussing the traumatic event
- Avoiding places, activities, or individuals reminding you of the negative event
- Negative changes in thinking and mood, etc.
If you have negative thoughts about yourself or others around you, feel hopeless about the future, have memory problems, etc., you may need professional help. The sooner you attend therapy for PTSD, the lower the risk of developing anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.
Benefits Of Online Therapy For PTSD
Online therapy helps you receive the care and support you need to overcome your psychological and emotional symptoms from the comfort of your home or office. Here are some of the benefits of online PTSD treatment:
- It is more convenient than in-office sessions. Online therapy for PTSD can save you plenty of time and money in commute.
- Online therapy is as effective as on-site therapy for stress and anxiety and has a high success rate.
- Online treatment for PTSD can help you get in touch with your therapist anytime via phone or email and help you receive emergency help.
Leaving PTSD untreated can disrupt your whole life. Call 818-516-3013 to book a consultation with the #1 psychologist, Arlene Drake Ph.D. Our PTSD treatment in San Diego has helped hundreds of people process their memories relating to extreme or life-threatening events and lead healthy, happy, and gratifying life.PTSD Treatment San Diego