• Cognitive Processing Therapy – this therapy focuses on changing painful negative emotions and beliefs that are linked to the trauma
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy – this therapy uses exposure to symptom triggers in a controlled environment to allow a person the opportunity to learn coping skills. For example virtual reality programs have been utilized to provide patients 
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – this therapy type is aimed to help adolescents and children
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for PTSD – this therapy works to help a patient “reprocess the memory of the trauma so that it is experienced in a different way.”
    • Group Therapy – this therapy type focuses on group members sharing their experiences in a safe setting surrounded by individuals who have experienced similar 


This avenue of treatment is typically administered by a licensed psychiatrist 

    • SSRIs and SNRIs (alone or in combination with psychotherapy or other treatments)
    • Other medications may be used to treat a variety of symptoms

Alternative Treatments

    • Yoga
    • Animal-Assisted Therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Dance/Music Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Peer Support Groups