2055 Limestone Road 

Suite #109  Wilmington,

DE 19808



(302)-377-7451 (Emergency)

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Be who you want to be through successful management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. We can help.




Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a significant mental health problem. We’ve found that it develops in some people who experience or witness a major life-threatening even. Events leading to PTSD include war-time combat, a natural disaster, a major car accident, or sexual assault.


We also find that being in one of these traumatic stress situations does not automatically lead to PTSD. We see that most people will have some difficulty going about their every-day lives in the first few weeks after the event. If you’re not feeling better after a few weeks or months, you might want to consider exploring therapy for PTSD.

Common Symptoms of PTSD

You should seek help if the stress after a major traumatic event.

  • Lasts longer than four to six weeks
  • Causes great distress
  • Significantly disrupts your work or home life

Our observations show that PTSD symptoms come in four broad categories

Re-experiencing symptoms bring back the fear and horror of the event.

Avoidance means you are actively trying to avoid triggers, including talking about the event

Sometimes people with PTSD change their thinking about others.

some people feel keyed up constantly; they’re in a state of hyperarousal.



The PTSD Treatment Process

Based on our practice, we’ve seen a pattern to therapy. While we can’t predict the course of treatment for each individual case, we think you can expect to meet with a therapist twice weekly for roughly four months. In many cases, we’ve found that most patients can then continue treatment less frequently. It’s also the point at which we would consider other treatments, including medication—especially if the PTSD has not lessened.

Talks Therapy

We use talk therapy as the basis of treatment for PTSD. During each session we will focus on certain topics and goals; the session will last between 50 and 90 minutes. We treat PTSD through four main talk therapies, in which the therapist and patient are part of a team.

Support Groups

Many people attend PTSD support groups. These groups can be tremendously helpful, but they don’t replace treatment. We encourage people to join support groups, while they continue therapy.


The ability to be with people who have been through similar experiences is helpful. We think it will help those having difficult trusting others.


Sometimes, we’ve found that medication may be indicated to help in the treatment of PTSD. In these cases, we’ll refer you to a psychiatrist, who can prescribe medications which will handle stress. You’ll be meeting with the psychiatrist frequently as you start on the course of medications, and you may need to try several before finding the right one.


Most of the medications which address the stress in PTSD are either SNRIs (selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). We have fond that medications do not address the underlying causes of PTSD—only therapy can do that.


The best thing you can do to help yourself manage PTSD. We work as a team to help you through the worst parts of it, so it becomes manageable. Through therapy, we’ll help you develop appropriate coping methods to allow you to handle those triggers which happen between sessions.


Some people find that a service dog helps with PTSD, and this might be an option for you as part of your therapy (and then life).


Finding ways to change your way of life can also help. If you start exercising, for example, you may find that physical tension decreases, and the time you spend out running, swimming, or working out may give you another safe place, at least for some time each day.



Frequently Asked Questions

Will insurance cover PTSD-related therapy sessions?

Is medication required to treat PTSD?

What is the long-term prognosis for PTSD patients?

Can PTSD be managed on one’s own?


American Psychiatric Nurses Association / providing links to other resources

American Psychological Association / general information on PTSD

National Center for PTSD / from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs

National Center for Victims of Crime / resources for crime victims and families

National Institute of Mental Health / general resource for understanding PTSD

Operation We Are Here / aimed at veterans

The Trauma Survivors Foundation / based in Wilmington, Delaware

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