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PTSD Treatment in New Jersey

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, emotional numbing, and recurring memories as well as thoughts of the trauma, an increased startle response, trouble sleeping or concentrating, feeling keyed up (on edge), irritability or outbursts of anger, difficulty feeling emotions such as love and joy, and social withdrawal from friends and family.

CTRLCare Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center in Princeton, NJ. Contact us today to learn more about our adolescent mental health treatment programs.

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Symptoms of PTSD & Trauma

The symptoms of PTSD can be grouped into four categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and hyperarousal.

  • Intrusive memories may include flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event. These are so upsetting that they interfere with a person’s daily life and cause significant distress. They also cause physical reactions such as sweating or heart palpitations when something triggers them (e.g., seeing someone who reminds you of someone from your past).
  • Avoidance refers to avoiding people or places associated with the trauma. In some cases this involves avoiding talking about the event altogether — even with family members and friends who were present at the time of the trauma — because it makes things worse if you try to talk about it right away after an event has occurred. The symptoms of avoidance can also result in social isolation as well as difficulty concentrating on schoolwork or work tasks (such as performing at a job).
  • Negative changes in thinking and mood can include hopelessness about the future, memory problems—such as not remembering elements of a traumatic event—being detached from family and friends, and more.
  • Hyperarousal can also be understood as being easily startled or frightened, always having a guard up, trouble sleeping or concentrating, and irritability. 


If you’ve noticed these symptoms, CTRLCare may be able to help. Reach out to them today.

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We work with most major insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. We offer a free verification process so you know your options when seeking mental health treatment in Princeton. Our team will let you know what works best for your individual needs.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month Resources

In addition to the resources below, we’ve compiled a list of PTSD Awareness Month events, activities, and campaigns for you to consider.

  • Events: Military Outreach Program
  • Activities: National Veterans’ Day Observance Parade in Washington D.C., National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Military Families Support Group Meeting at Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) New Britain Campus
  • Campaigns: Operation Blue Star, Blue Star Mothers Organization (BSMO), Bring Our Troops Home Now Movement (BOTN)

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Things People Get Wrong About PTSD Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, it’s important to understand what treatment can and cannot do. Here are some common myths that people have about PTSD treatment:

  • It’s not just medication. There are many ways to treat PTSD—medication is just one of them.
  • It’s not just talk therapy. In fact, most veterans prefer non-verbal therapies like EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), which uses rapid eye movements to help resolve traumatic memories and reduce the symptoms of trauma (such as flashbacks).
  • It’s not just a few sessions for an acute issue; rather, it requires a longer course of treatment over time in order to address the underlying causes of your condition so that you can live a full and happy life after overcoming PTSD once and for all!

Reach out to CTRLCare Behavioral Health, a premier PTSD treatment center based in Princeton, New Jersey that also offers telehealth opportunities. 

Recognizing the Signs of a Loved One with PTSD

You may be wondering if your loved one is experiencing the signs of PTSD. It can be difficult to tell if your family member or friend has been diagnosed with this condition, so here are some signs you should look out for:

  • The person has had a traumatic experience that caused them to feel intense fear, helplessness, or horror
  • They may have nightmares or flashbacks about their experience. These nightmares are like movies playing in their head and they feel as though it’s happening again. This can make it hard for them to sleep at night and be present during the day.
  • They might have mood swings where they yell at others more than usual; this could be due to anger issues stemming from their trauma

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When I realized I reached the point I needed a more intensive therapy program, I called around to many places in the Princeton area. While our area is luckily filled with incredible facilities, there is something different about this one. It even seems wrong to call it a facility. The first phone call I had with them already made me feel welcome, and while my need to attend a place like this isn't pleasant, they made the experience so much more human and conversational. Devin

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Inviting and calming space to explore different ways to manage mental health and wellness. You can ensure that you are not just another number and that your care will be individualized while in their care. Sarah

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The world of psychotherapy can be a confusing, even overwhelming, place for a person seeking competent help and credible information.CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place for gathering key information to make informed decisions about mental and behavioral health care. I'm honored to have been invited to be a client and glad to have their network available for myself, friends and family interested in advancing mental health and Behavioral care knowledge and practice. Alexander

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Elina and her staff are so great! My whole intake experience was a breeze and I do not feel like just a number. Elina and her staff make you feel very comfortable and are great at addressing all your needs and really care about the patient and their well being! I would 100 recommended them to anyone that is looking for counseling or help in the area. I feel like I made the right decision choosing CTRLCARE for my provider and I hope you will too! Danielle C.

Learn more about all our programs and services and how it can help you or a loved one overcome mental health and technology wellness challenges.

To discuss our programs in more detail, contact our CTRLCare Wellness Team.

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Finding Support

You don’t have to go through the healing process alone:

  • Seek help. The first step in overcoming your trauma is seeking professional treatment. The National Center for PTSD recommends that people with PTSD see a mental health professional who has experience treating the disorder.
  • Don’t be afraid of being judged by your therapist. A good one will not judge you based on what happened and will instead provide support as they work through their own feelings about your trauma.
  • Check out their credentials and training. The American Psychological Association offers a directory of qualified therapists where you can search by zip code or state-by-state listings.
  • Talk to someone close to you about what happened—someone who cares about you and may have been there when it happened (such as a friend or family member). This person should be someone who makes sense for the conversation, someone who understands how difficult this can be for those affected by traumatic events, rather than someone who might make things worse (such as an unsupportive friend). Talking with another person also helps relieve some of the stress associated with keeping everything bottled up inside until it feels overwhelming again later down the road; talking allows us all some breathing space during difficult times like these!

Consider speaking to CTRLCare’s Wellness Team today to discuss options for your healing journey.

PTSD and Substance Use Disorders After a Traumatic Event

People who have experienced trauma are more likely to use substances and develop a substance use disorder. However, the relationship between PTSD and substance use disorders is complex, with some evidence showing that having PTSD can increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder in the wake of trauma.

People with PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders are at higher risk for suicide than people who have either condition alone. Symptoms associated with these conditions can also be similar, making it difficult to tell whether symptoms are caused by PTSD or by alcohol or drug abuse (or both). Although it’s important to get help for either condition separately, getting treatment for both simultaneously may help reduce symptoms more quickly than if you started with one treatment first then added another later on.

In order for you to receive effective treatment for both conditions—and avoid experiencing adverse side effects associated with taking multiple medications—it’s important that your doctor understands how they relate so he or she can find the best balance between them based on your unique circumstances

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It Is Possible to Heal from Trauma?

There are many who have gone through similar experiences as you, and they’ve found that it’s possible to feel better. You can heal from trauma too, and there are many ways to do so—you can get help for your PTSD treatment program at a specialized behavioral health center in Princeton, New Jersey or through telehealth. 

You’re not alone in this journey; many people with similar experiences have been able to recover and heal their lives using methods like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), or other evidence-based approaches for treating trauma reactions.

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Focused on evidence-based therapies and integrated wellness programs, the unique, hybrid approach at CTRLCare Behavioral Health is designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual. For personalized treatment that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, contact CTRLCare Behavioral Health today. Call today to learn more about our outpatient mental health treatment programs in New Jersey.