PTSD Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a specific type of anxiety disorder that develops after you experience a traumatic event. Approximately 20% of people who suffer from trauma develop PTSD. Our team of experienced and compassionate mental health experts will help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Licensed New York, New Jersey, and Chicago Psychiatrists for PTSD

At Mindful Care, we provide compassionate care from dedicated mental health professionals — the same day you ask for help. In fact, we offer mental health urgent care both in-person and virtually for patients dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and other PTSD symptoms. Soothing music and delightful refreshments welcome you into our front office. Online, we provide care without requiring you to even leave your living room. Our team is here to get you the in-person or online PTSD treatment you need in the most comfortable, convenient way possible.

We now offer telehealth virtual consultation, group therapy, and in person consultation in our offices throughout New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Q & A

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that develops after you experience a horrifying or traumatic event such as a terrorist attack, active shooter situation, car accident, or personal assault.

It’s normal to experience anxiety and other symptoms after a traumatic event. However, in most cases, your symptoms subside with time. You may have PTSD if your symptoms persist or worsen and still interfere with your life months after the event.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms can persist for months, or even years, after your trauma. There are four distinct categories of PTSD symptoms:

Intrusive thoughts

Intrusive memories such as flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms of PTSD. Memories and flashbacks are often so realistic that you feel like you’re reliving the traumatic event, and you may not be able to tell the difference between your memories and real life.

Avoidance behaviors

After trauma, you may go out of your way to avoid places and people that remind you of the experience. In some cases, these avoidance behaviors interfere with your ability to go to school or work or even leave your house, which can negatively impact your relationships.

Negative thoughts and feelings

PTSD often causes negative thoughts and feelings, such as guilt, worthlessness, or distrust. You might feel like all other people are dangerous or that no one can be trusted. It’s also common to lose interest in previously enjoyed activities as well as your relationships with friends and family.

Heightened arousal

Irritability and angry outbursts are common symptoms of PTSD. You may find it difficult to control your emotions and temper, or you may always feel like you’re on high alert. Reckless behaviors such as excessive drinking and drug use are also common PTSD symptoms.

How is PTSD treated?

The team at Mindful Care offers personalized treatments and care to help you manage your PTSD. Following a comprehensive assessment of your mental and physical health to develop a detailed understanding of your condition and your needs, your provider creates a customized treatment plan. Your plan is likely to include medication, therapy, and lifestyle modifications to help you recover.

If you’ve experienced a traumatic event and are concerned about PTSD, call Mindful Care or schedule an appointment online to get relief from your symptoms today.

Our Psychiatry Locations:

New York

Fort Greene
Grand Central
Flatiron District
Long Island City
Hicksville
West Hempstead
White Plains

New Jersey

Hoboken
Jersey City

Illinois

Fulton Market
Near North Side

Our patients love what we do

Very easy to schedule and really outstanding practitioners who listen well, ask the right questions and provide quality support.

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This place has been the single most positive interaction with the mental healthcare sphere that I have ever had in my life.

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Easy scheduling, always on time, super convenient.

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Mindful Care offers telepsychiatry appointments for patients in IL, NJ and NY