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Expert PTSD Treatment in Connecticut

Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event?

Since the trauma, are you experiencing high levels of anxiety to the point where you can’t function the way you used to?

Have you been diagnosed with anxiety or depression but wonder if it’s really PTSD?

Are you struggling to get back to “normal” and feel whole again?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone.  People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have experienced a traumatic event, and despite their best efforts, have symptoms that do not go away on their own.  Examples of people with PTSD include:

  • First responders (e.g., police officers, firefighters, and ambulance workers)
  • People involved in accidents, such as a car crash
  • Individuals who grew up in an abusive home
  • Victims of assault
  • Witnesses to violence, serious injury, or death

"PTSD recovery requires specialized treatment, provided by clinicians with specialized training on how the brain reacts to a traumatic event."

Symptoms of PTSD

No two cases of PTSD are the same, but trauma survivors often present with common symptoms.  Sometimes survivors (and even professionals) think the problem is “anxiety”, but PTSD is more than that…

Symptoms can include:

  • Feeling on “high-alert” or unusually fearful
  • Memories of the event come flooding in out of the blue
  • Trouble sleeping and nightmares
  • Avoiding people, situations, or thoughts related to the traumatic event
  • Flashbacks of the trauma
  • Increased anxiety, irritability or agitation
  • Feeling detached from others
  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
  • Being easily startled
  • Survivor’s guilt

Call for your free 15 minute consultation 475-221-8142.

Traditional Talk Therapy doesn’t help. Here’s why.

PTSD recovery requires specialized treatment, provided by clinicians with specialized training on how the brain reacts to a traumatic event.

You may have tried talk therapy before and found that it didn’t help – or maybe it even made you feel worse.  That’s because traditional talk therapy used for general mood problems is not the most effective treatment for those who have experienced a trauma.

At the Center for NeuroPotential, we have clinicians trained in trauma-informed therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  We also provide neurofeedback, which has shown to significantly reduce symptoms of PTSD when combined with trauma-informed therapy.

 

What to Expect

  1. Have a 15-minute free phone consultation with one of our clinicians. We will briefly review your situation and give you an honest opinion as to whether our services are right for you.
  2. An initial one-hour intake. Come into our office to meet in-person with a clinician.  Your trauma-informed therapist will take a detailed history and discuss your treatment plan.
  3. Begin weekly trauma-informed therapy. Meet with your clinician on a weekly basis to learn how to reprocess your trauma so that the event does not produce significant emotional changes.  Here’s where the healing begins.
  4. Consider neurofeedback. Neurofeedback, also known as brain wave training, teaches the traumatized brain to become calmer and more relaxed.  Research has shown that adding neurofeedback to trauma-informed therapy helps symptoms of PTSD resolve more quickly.
  5. Start feeling better. Our patients often report feeling calmer and more relaxed.  Eventually, the traumatic event no longer carries the same emotional charge.

Learn why PTSD needs to be treated differently

Why Choose the Center for NeuroPotential for PTSD Treatment?

  • Many therapists honestly feel like they can help. Often their desire to help interferes with their ability to help. You deserve a trained, seasoned specialist to help you heal as fully and as quickly as possible.
  • Our co-founder, Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, holds Diplomat Status as a clinical mental health specialist in Trauma Counseling. Deb served as the Clinical Recovery Leader for the Newtown community following the Sandy Hook School shooting. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Our evidenced-based model integrates Neurofeedback, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, HeartMath Biofeedback, and Mindfulness. All these treatments have been found to help people get better more quickly, with results that last.
  • PTSD is our specialty. You will only receive treatment from a trauma-informed therapist. Our clinicians have advanced evidenced-based training and are certified in PTSD therapies.

 

Expert PTSD Treatment in Branford, Connecticut

The Center for NeuroPotential is conveniently located on the beautiful Branford Green in Branford, CT.  We are just 10 minutes from New Haven with easy access to I-95.

Call for your free 15 minute consultation 475-221-8142.

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