30 Jul '12, 12pm
Sadly, #PTSD on the rise. Tips for finding a PTSD therapist from @DeptVetAffairs:
Good treatments for PTSD are available. Here are some suggestions for finding a therapist who can help your recovery. Things to consider Make sure the therapist has experience treating trauma survivors. Try to find a therapist who specializes in effective treatment of PTSD: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE); or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Find out what types of insurance the therapist accepts and what you will have to pay (out-of-pocket costs) for care. You may find more than one therapist. We also have information about Types of Therapists and Choosing a Therapist . First steps Contact your family doctor to ask for a recommendation. You can also ask friends and family if they can recommend someone. If you have health insurance, call to find out which mental health providers you...