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At Molina Psychiatric Associates, our compassionate team is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to healing and recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a complex mental health condition that can arise after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Understanding its triggers, symptoms, and evidence-based treatments is essential for fostering healing and resilience.

Unraveling PTSD – Triggers and Symptoms

Traumatic Triggers

PTSD can develop after exposure to a range of traumatic events, such as combat, sexual assault, natural disasters, or accidents. At Molina Psychiatric Associates, we recognize the diverse nature of trauma and tailor our approach to address the unique needs of each individual.

Symptoms of PTSD

Recognizing the signs of PTSD is crucial for seeking timely intervention. Common symptoms include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbness, avoidance of reminders, hyper-vigilance, and mood disturbances. Our experienced team is adept at conducting comprehensive assessments to diagnose and understand the specific challenges each patient faces.

Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD

Trauma-Focused Therapy

Our therapeutic interventions often include trauma-focused therapy, which aims to help individuals confront and process traumatic memories in a safe and supportive environment. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), prolonged exposure therapy, and narrative exposure therapy are examples of evidence-based approaches employed by our skilled clinicians.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a specialized therapy that has shown effectiveness in treating PTSD. It involves a structured eight-phase approach, incorporating bilateral stimulation through guided eye movements or other forms of rhythmic stimulation. This process helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories, reducing their emotional intensity and associated distress.


In certain cases, medication may be considered as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Our board-certified psychiatrists at Molina Psychiatric Associates are experienced in prescribing medications that can help manage symptoms associated with PTSD, such as anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances.

The Molina Approach to Healing

At Molina Psychiatric Associates, we emphasize a holistic and patient-centered approach to PTSD treatment. Our clinicians foster a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and collaboration. We believe in tailoring interventions to each individual’s unique experiences and strengths, recognizing that the path to healing is as diverse as the traumas endured.

Collaborative Care for Lasting Recovery

Coping with PTSD requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach. Our team at Molina Psychiatric Associates collaborates closely with therapists, support networks, and, when necessary, other healthcare providers to ensure a well-rounded and effective treatment plan.

Nurturing Resilience and Empowerment

Beyond symptom management, our goal is to empower individuals to regain control over their lives and cultivate resilience. We provide tools and strategies to cope with triggers, enhance emotional regulation, and build a foundation for sustained well-being.

Seek Help, Embrace Healing

If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, know that help is available at Molina Psychiatric Associates. Our team is committed to providing a safe space for individuals to share their experiences, express their emotions, and embark on a path to recovery. We understand the courage it takes to seek help and are here to support you every step of the way.

At Molina Psychiatric Associates, our commitment to supporting individuals coping with PTSD extends beyond traditional therapeutic approaches. We believe in fostering holistic well-being by addressing the interconnected aspects of mental, emotional, and physical health. 

Contact Molina Psychiatric Associates Today

Healing from PTSD is a journey, and at Molina Psychiatric Associates, we are honored to walk alongside you. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation and explore personalized treatment options that align with your needs and goals. Together, we can navigate the path toward healing, resilience, and a brighter future.