We all know people who have experienced POST TRAUMATIC STRESS or PTSD. The problems that PTSD creates hurts us as individuals, our spouses, our children, our families our jobs and all our friends and loved ones. What would life be if we could stop the pain, stop the problems and finally get a good night’s sleep? If we could work without having outbursts, screaming, taking days off and getting into fights? Or, if we could keep the same job without constantly getting fired or laid off?
First developed to treat the symptoms of PTSD in sexual assault victims, Cognitive Processing Therapy focuses on the impact of the trauma. In CPT, the therapist helps the patient identify negative thoughts related to the event, understand how they can cause stress, replace those thoughts, and cope with the upsetting feelings.
Several events may lead to individuals developing PTSD. However it should be emphasized that these events are not unique to the clients, but, the coping responses and attitudes are the uniqueness of every client. This is the foundation on which Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is based. It involves recognizing the uniqueness of clients’ strengths and focusing on these to navigate through reachable goals to the traumatic present.
As a clinician who also has ADD/HD I understand the good and the bad. Many adolescents and adults suffer from the problems associated with ADD/HD because they have never been diagnosed. It can affect marriage, life, personal associations, work and many other areas. It can also serve as a wonderful adjunct to developing new ideas and products. It can be directed, once you understand it's effects.
I have been working with PTSD for the past ten years in veterans and other military personnel. While their are a number of methods that appear to assist them, I am trained in EMDR and Reset Therapy. Reset Therapy is a fairly new methodology that uses sound to help alleviate the symptoms. It has been shown to be very effective and I have had a lot of success in this area.
While we have three kinds of divorces, Litigated, Mediated and Collaborative, I am trained and certified in Mediated and Collaborative. Both kinds of divorces work with the family in attempting to reach a compromised solution to a difficult relationship. We always must remember that when children are involved, the parents can never walk away, they will always have connections.
I am not only a practitioner dealing with the affects of ADD/HD but I also have ADD/HD. It means I understand the ramifications both good and bad and understand how it can be used to become successful in life.