PTSD and Veterans – CBT Therapist NYC

Jan 17, 2018


Welcome to Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, your trusted source for effective PTSD treatment and support for veterans in the NYC area. We understand the unique challenges faced by veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are committed to providing specialized care to help them overcome their struggles.

Understanding PTSD in Veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can have a profound impact on the mental health and well-being of veterans. Serving in the military often exposes individuals to traumatic events that can lead to long-lasting psychological and emotional distress. Symptoms of PTSD can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Flashbacks: Veterans may experience vivid and intrusive memories of traumatic events, reliving them as if they are happening in the present.
  • Hyperarousal: Increased anxiety, irritability, and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms of hyperarousal in veterans with PTSD.
  • Avoidance: Many veterans with PTSD may try to avoid situations or triggers that remind them of their traumatic experiences.
  • Negative Changes in Thinking and Mood: PTSD can lead to negative thoughts, feelings of guilt, loss of interest, and difficulties with concentration and memory.

Effective Treatment for PTSD

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we specialize in offering evidence-based treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD. Our approach revolves around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a proven therapeutic technique that focuses on challenging and transforming negative thoughts and behaviors associated with PTSD.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT provides veterans with the tools and strategies necessary to effectively manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Some key benefits of CBT for PTSD treatment include:

  • Identification and Modification of Negative Thoughts: CBT helps veterans recognize and challenge negative thoughts and replace them with healthier and more positive ones.
  • Development of Coping Skills: By learning healthy coping mechanisms, veterans can effectively manage their symptoms and reduce their impact on daily life.
  • Exposure Therapy: Gradual exposure to traumatic memories or triggers, under a therapist's guidance, helps veterans develop resilience and diminish the power of those memories.
  • Relaxation Techniques: CBT equips veterans with relaxation exercises and techniques to reduce hyperarousal and promote a sense of calm.

Why Choose Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc?

With years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding PTSD in veterans, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc is your trusted ally in the journey towards healing and recovery. Our commitment to your well-being is reflected in:

  • Expertise in Veteran's Mental Health: Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc possess comprehensive knowledge and specialized training in working with veterans experiencing PTSD. This expertise ensures that you receive the highest standard of care.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: We recognize that every veteran's experience with PTSD is unique. Our treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs and goals, ensuring personalized care and the best chance for successful outcomes.
  • Compassionate and Supportive Environment: We strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where veterans can feel heard, understood, and supported throughout their healing journey.
  • Collaboration and Holistic Approach: The treatment process involves collaboration between Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc and the veteran, along with any necessary referrals to other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one are a veteran struggling with PTSD, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc. We understand the importance of finding the right support and treatment to regain control of your life. Take the first step towards healing today and schedule a consultation with our experienced team.

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Sowmiya Kasthuri
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Oct 14, 2023