ptsd

Recovery

Most people with PTSD and other mental health issues can make a full recovery with proper treatment. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that may take varying levels of commitment and time with skilled and caring professionals dedicated to restoring the minds, spirits, and bodies back to our veterans. The first step to recovery is to acknowledge that this is not your fault and to seek help. Our goal is to allow our clients to achieve health and wellness with a self-realized and self-directed lifestyle for the future.

Goals of Recovery

  • Help our clients make ongoing informed and healthy choices in their lives with the support needed to benefit their future well being.
  • Procure a stable and safe place to live during and after recovery.
  • Envelop yourself in activities of your choosing such as jobs, education, family or other self-fulfilling needs you may have for your future enjoyment of life as you would want it to be.
  • Building support systems around you through relationships with others that can provide professional and social networking for future support.
Caring Minds Treatment Centers services
Caring Minds Treatment Centers services

Recovery Plans Include

  • Helping our clients identify achievable goals and work toward these goals together.
  • Continually review our clients goals and progress modifying goals as needed due to achievement and needs.
  • Identify triggers or other stressful events that can cause you to relapse and try to prevent any relapse before it can happen.
  • Teaching you to cope with any future issues that may arise so you can maintain a healthy and happy outlook through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Allowing you to experience the benefits of other therapies as needed such as, Family Systems, Existential, and Solution focused, and brief cognitive therapies.

A key to the work has been recognizing that service members and veterans represent a subgroup within the general population, and requires therapies targeted toward their experiences and issues. Just as treatments may factor in race, gender, age and religion, they also need to factor in the military culture solder and veteran experienced.

For those with PTSD, one of the most effective psychotherapies is called prolonged exposure. Prolonged exposure helps the veteran confront the memories of trauma and the locations and situations that make them uncomfortable. In that way they re-learn how to manage the fears and anxieties so they can move forward regardless of the memories.