Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Following a traumatic event or after living with recurring trauma, many survivors experience symptoms including depression, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidant behavior, or sleep disturbances.

Over time, some people recover and feel their life has returned to a state that seems normal. For others, these reactions can become chronic and a person might feel “stuck,” like their trauma happened yesterday even if it happened months, years or decades ago. This stalling of the healing process is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

PTSD treatment for adults and adolescents

At Linden Oaks, we offer cognitive processing therapy (CPT), a highly effective, short-term, group-based therapy for people with PTSD. In CPT, we identify ways trauma has changed the beliefs a person has about themselves, other people and the world. These beliefs are often painful, interfere with daily life, and prompt the brain to see danger and threat in safe places.

Over 85% of individuals who complete our program report significant improvement in their PTSD symptoms, and over 55% report symptoms mild enough to no longer meet criteria for a PTSD diagnosis.

We treat individuals with trauma related to:

  • Psychological, physical, or sexual abuse
  • School/workplace/community violence
  • Life-threatening illness
  • Traumatic grief
  • Neglect
  • Natural disasters

For more information on our PTSD treatment program, please call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.

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