What You Should Expect from a PTSD Treatment

Dr. Laura Tanzini

There are a number of things that could cause post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This condition can result in isolation, a fear of social interaction, and can take a long time to overcome. PTSD treatment facilities are run by clinical professionals that are trained to help those with PTSD overcome their barriers to live a happier life. Here are a few things that you can expect from PTSD treatment.

It Takes Time

Proper treatment for PTSD is not something that can be completed quickly, but is a gradual process over time. The trauma that caused this condition cannot be undone in a day. The patient needs help to remove the impact of lingering trauma before adopting a new perspective and developing coping strategies. During treatment, the patient will gain a sense of personal empowerment that will set them up for greater mental health and resilience well into the future. It’s an extended process that will develop through the relationship between the patient and their therapist.

Building a Relationship

A major part of PTSD treatment is the building of a relationship between the patient and the therapist. Someone that suffers from PTSD may have difficulty building such relationships and opening up about their past, so this can be a time-consuming process. Once a relationship built on trust and understanding has developed, the patient will feel more comfortable addressing their barriers and discussing productive coping habits. While not an easy process, openly discussing the original relationship to their traumatic events of the past is essential in overcoming them. In the end, this will result in a feeling of security and confidence for the patient.


Every patient suffering from PTSD is different and requires their own personal treatment. In order for this treatment to be developed, the clinician must have a full understanding of the patient. For this reason, PTSD treatment is most successful when done at a residential mental health facility. This allows for the clinician to observe the patient over a period of time and develop an immersive and diverse treatment plan.

A Supportive Community

When someone struggles with PTSD, they might put themselves into situations that only enhance their conditions. Their fear of social interaction may cause them to remain isolated and few others will be able to understand what they’re going through. A facility designed to treat PTSD will provide a supportive community for the patient. They will be continually surrounded by people who understand what they’re going through for a solid support structure during the treatment. This support will come from peers in recovery and the relationship they build with the therapist. Additionally, friends and family can be involved in the treatment to provide more support.

Treatment for PTSD is a process that helps patients to break down their barriers and develop coping strategies. Throughout their treatment, they’ll begin to build trusting relationships that may have been difficult in the past and engage in healthy social interaction once again. All of this will build a strong foundation for a more fulfilled life well into the future. Contact Kinder in the Keys if you or someone you know is in need of the best PTSD treatment center.


Author Bio

Dr. Laura Tanzini, DrPh, MA, MFT

Dr. Laura Tanzini is a highly educated and accomplished professional with a background in biology and psychology. She received a BS in Biology from UC Riverside, an MA in psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a Doctorate in Public Health with a specialty in Lifestyle Medicine from Loma Linda University.

Dr. Laura Tanzini is a Board Certified Professional Counselor, Integrative Medicine Clinician, and PTSD Clinician. She has worked in multiple medical hospitals, mental health institutions, and inpatient eating disorder clinics. Also, Dr. Tanzini has written scholarly papers and spoken on various topics related to nutrition, stress, menopause, obesity, depression, anxiety, and human development.