PTSD Treatment Chicago

Evidence-Based Therapy for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) at CRC in Chicago

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered after you have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. The trauma symptoms of PTSD can include severe anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, and recurring thoughts about the event. If not treated, these traumatic stress symptoms can often last for months or years, can lead to self-destructive behaviors, and can drastically interrupt your daily routine.

For those who experience PTSD, receiving proper treatment, trauma therapy, and gaining skills for self-care are critical for improving the quality of daily life and reducing symptoms.

Causes of PTSD

The causes of PTSD can vary, but any individual who has experienced a traumatic event can develop traumatic stress. PTSD symptoms may sometimes not appear until years after the traumatic experiences. These unwanted memories can surface at any time, causing feelings of trauma that can interfere with everyday life. Some specific causes of PTSD can include:

    • Experiencing or witnessing stressful events

    • The recurrence of intrusive memories

    • A family history of anxiety or depression

    • One’s response to trauma and stress

    • Brain chemistry

PTSD and Substance Abuse

Individuals with PTSD are oftentimes at higher risk for experiencing substance abuse and co-occurring illnesses such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. At Chicago Rehab Center, our expert team takes a whole-person approach to enable you to start healing. The supportive environment at CRC will look at more than the traumatic experience: Trauma counselors will put together a complete recovery plan, rather than simply addressing one symptom of your current condition. Our mental health therapy program meets you where you are at and carefully develops a plan that is right for you. A combination of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, traditional programs, and modern therapies will all be considered as part of your individualized plan.

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Our Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment and Therapy for PTSD at CRC in Chicago

At CRC, we believe in creating lasting changes rather than “fixing” you, because we do not believe that you are broken in the first place. We work with you and your family to support a long-term continuum of care that lasts well after you move on from our structured services.

Recovery Therapies for PTSD Treatment

The unique combinations of recovery treatments and therapies provided at CRC in Chicago do not exist at other facilities. We focus on whole-person healing, meeting each of you where you are at. Our treatment offerings for PTSD include both traditional treatment methods as well as modern therapies. Evidence shows us that PTSD treatment is most effective over the long-term when a combination of these recovery treatments are utilized:
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Our goals at CRC are:

  • Help you heal your mind, body, and soul through a variety of effective treatments and therapies

  • Provide state-of-the-art outpatient care to help you during your healing process

  • Teach you tools to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way

  • Help you to feel empowered and confident in your life

  • Help you gain awareness and insight into your specific triggers

  • Address any co-occurring mental health conditions

  • Treat not just yourself as an individual but also address your relationships with family members and loved ones

  • Offer you collaborative therapy during your PTSD and/or substance abuse treatment

Our medical and wellness team has extensive experience in everything from anxiety disorders to PTSD to substance misuse. The team at CRC is here to provide patients with a truly singular recovery journey through respect, kindness, and compassion.

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Speak with our team to see how we can help you with our evidence-based treatments and integrated medicine approach.

Why Choose CRC Outpatient Center for PTSD Treatment: Evidence-Based Counseling and Care

In order to heal from a chronic condition, one thing has to change — everything. This journey towards health and wellness is different for every individual, but the two elements that are always involved include connection and magic. In order to achieve these two components, our treatment options at CRC in Chicago include:

Our Board-certified and licensed medical team goes to extraordinary lengths to fully and comprehensively evaluate all of our patient’s concerns, needs, medical history, and specific goals. Our unique combination of therapy, clinical modalities, and outpatient programs have consistently proven to help individuals address their trauma, heal their symptoms, and overcome substance abuse for long-term recovery.

About CRC Treatment Center in Chicago

CRC Treatment Center in Chicago is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming for an evidence-based personalized approach to substance abuse programming and health optimization. Our wellness team consists of the best doctors, clinicians, and holistic practitioners in their fields.

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PTSD Treatment at CRC in Chicago, IL: Frequently Asked Questions

PTSD attacks can be triggered after you have experienced a traumatic or stressful event. This can also include a family history of anxiety or depression, your specific response to stress, and your brain chemistry. Sometimes, PTSD may not even appear for years after a certain event has occurred.
Yes, PTSD can be effectively treated when addressed by an experienced, knowledgeable team such as our experts at CRC -- therapists who are familiar with the symptoms and intricacies of PTSD.
The best treatment method for reducing and/or eliminating the symptoms associated with PTSD is a combination of therapies and treatments. At CRC Treatment Center in Chicago, we incorporate both traditional and modern evidence-based therapies into your treatment plan. This individualized plan is designed specifically for you so that our team meets you exactly where you are at.
The recovery time for PTSD will vary from person to person. For many individuals with PTSD, the condition can be chronic, meaning that symptoms can last several months or longer. However, treatment for PTSD can be very effective, with many people recovering within six months of diagnosis.