PTSD Therapy for Veterans

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, no matter how long ago one returned from deployment, it is never too late to seek help for post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This is because, no matter how long it has been, seeking treatment or other forms of counseling can help better manage one’s symptoms while also preventing them from worsening.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has about 200 different PTSD treatment programs around the country that offer various services, including:

  • One on one family therapy
  • One on one talk therapy (also known as psychotherapy) that employs proven methods such as cognitive processing therapy
  • Access to medications proven to work in the treatment of PTSD
  • Group therapy geared towards Veterans who experienced similar forms of trauma or served in specific combat zones
  • Group therapy for special needs such as stress management, combat support, or anger issues
  • One on one mental health assessment to discern whether or not someone is suffering from PTSD in the first place

Other services that the Department of Veterans Affairs offers include:

  • Special inpatient or residential care programs located in each region of the United States; these programs seek to aid Veterans living with severe symptoms of PTSD that make it difficult to engage in daily activities, such as attending work
  • Large, community based outpatient clinics that employ PTSD specialists to provide Veterans with regular care
  • If a Veteran does not live close to a Veterans Affairs clinic or medical center, they can also receive telehealth counseling

Grouport offers online group therapy for PTSD and various other mental health issues. Once you enroll in our services, you will have a twenty minute one on one initial consultation with a trained professional. After this initial meeting, you will be matched with a group best tailored to your needs that will meet at the same time each week. Each session lasts about an hour, and you will receive reminder emails containing a link to join your session 24 hours prior to your weekly meeting.

Here at Grouport, our therapy groups are no bigger than twelve people. New clients will join your group until it reaches its maximum capacity, and each group is led by a licensed therapist with specialization tailored to your group’s specific needs. And participation, although strongly encouraged, is not required: if you would prefer to do so, you may simply listen and observe during your group meetings; this can, indeed, lead to benefits in your mental health journey.

Furthermore, your privacy is of utmost importance. All of the video technology and information software we use is HIPAA compliant and includes end to end encryption. We only share your name with your therapist, which will give you the option of whether or not you would like to use a nickname with the rest of your therapy group. If you would like to stay anonymous, you may set your nickname in your settings during your initial consultation meeting. Rest assured that each group meeting begins with your assigned therapist establishing rules regarding strict confidentiality.

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November 30, 2021

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