Psychotherapy Services in Utah


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can affect anyone, including military veterans, first responders, survivors of physical or sexual assault, accidents, or natural disasters. PTSD symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance behaviors, hypervigilance, and changes in mood and cognition.
While some people may recover from trauma naturally over time, others may develop PTSD symptoms that persist for months or even years, interfering with their daily functioning and quality of life. PTSD can lead to a host of other mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

While PTSD can be challenging to live with, fortunately there are a number of effective treatments available. Great Salt Lake Wellness provides talk therapy, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy , clinical yoga, and other wellness offerings to treat PTSD.

One of the most common treatments for PTSD is talk therapy, or psychotherapy. Through a process of self-exploration and self-reflection, talk therapy can help individuals better understand their PTSD, its origin, its triggers, and how it affects their lives.

There are many types of talk therapy, each with its unique approach and techniques.

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing

EMDR is a widely-used, evidence-based and highly effective treatment modality for PTSD. EMDR helps individuals process and reframe disturbing or traumatic memories in a different way. EMDR accomplishes this through a process of pairing the upsetting memories with bilateral brain stimulation. Guided eye movements, left/right tapping, or holding buzzers in your hand are examples of the types of bilateral brain stimulation we use, that can all accomplish the same outcome of alternatingly stimulating the left and then right sides of your brain. EMDR uses the body’s natural healing processes to promote recovery.

Cognitive-behavior therapy

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that utilizes a structured, goal-oriented form of talk therapy. CBT focuses on helping individuals identify and challenge unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior. By teaching individuals coping skills and strategies, CBT can help reduce PTSD symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Mindfulness-based therapies

Mindfulness-based therapies, clinical yoga, Internal Family Systems, Person-Centered Treatments, and Reiki are also effective modalities to treat PTSD that our providers at Great Salt Lake Wellness utilize.
While talk therapy can be highly effective for PTSD, it is essential to find a therapist who is experienced and trained in treating anxiety. Therapists who specialize in anxiety disorders can provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their PTSD and develop effective coping strategies.

If you are struggling with PTSD, talk therapy can provide a safe and effective way to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. With the help of a skilled therapist, you can learn to understand your PTSD, develop coping strategies, and live a more fulfilling life.