Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist 973-895-2442
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders                      Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.                          Clinical Psychologist                                973-895-2442

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

PTSD is characterized by “re-experiencing", such as unwanted memories and nightmares of a trauma event, flashbacks, and distress when recalling traumatic event(s).  People alternatively may experience   “avoidance or numbing”, such as avoiding remembering the trauma,  blunting of positive emotions or interest in activities, feeling alienated or detached or sensing a foreshortened future.  Additionally, there can be “arousal” symptoms associated with PTSD, such as irritability, anxiety, problems with concentrating, and sleep difficulties.

 

Examples of therapy goals for treating PTSD:

 

  • Design a treatment plan to address your individual needs and concerns.
  • Incremental exposure therapy to access the feelings associated with the traumatic event and promote emotional processing.
  • Systematic desensitization (imaginal or in vivo).
  • Relaxation training and stress management therapy.
  • Reducing avoidance behaviors.
  • Learn to decrease symptoms impacting depressed mood and anxiety symptoms.
  • Cognitive therapy to replace exaggerated, fearful thinking with more realistic and healthy thinking.
  • Step-by-step coping tools and problem-solving strategies, such as interpersonal skills training, anger management training, and guided self-dialogue.
  • Develop coping strategies to manage stressful situations.
  • Relapse prevention strategies.

Office Locations and Phone Number

Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.

 

68 Essex Street

Millburn, NJ 07041

 

and

 

268 Green Village Road

Chatham, NJ 07935

 

Phone

+1 973 895-2442+1 973 895-2442

 

Hours

Please call for appointment times

 

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