PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event (such as wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster) that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the event. 

Although PTSD is typically associated with soldiers who have suffered trauma on the battlefield, it is also commonly seen in civilians who have experienced sexual assault, life-threatening events or disasters, childhood trauma, injury, disease, or suddenly losing a loved one. 

How We Help

At Alleviant Health Centers, we focus on finding and healing the root of your PTSD and creating a path of healing. We customize your plan of care to you and your unique situation. It may consist of a variety of tools, such as talk-therapy, medications, lifestyle coaching, ketamine therapy, or mindfulness training. We do everything possible to help you reach health and balance.

Traditionally, medical professionals have separated the mind from the body and treated them as two separate entities. Now, we are just beginning to understand the significant interplay of the mind, body, and spirit. The gut-brain connection is now a well-established determination of mental health. Over the past five years, there has been a significant shift from a stagnant, traditional, medication-based approach, to holistic, integrated psychiatry.

Holistic treatments focus on non-medication based healing solutions, such as lifestyle management, nutritional supplementation, mindfulness, and massage therapy. Integrated psychiatry, on the other hand, coordinates multiple medical specialties and nutritional science to improve illness.

In our therapy, we combine holistic and integrative medicine, which allows us to provide you with a unique treatment plan based upon your genetics, nutritional status, and biochemical assay. This approach addresses the fundamental source of your depression and restores your natural state of balance and peace.

“You don’t have to live with this struggle any longer.”

– Kaye T. Patient of Alleviant Health Centers & Depression Sufferer

Comprehensive Psychiatric Care 

Comprehensive psychiatric care includes psychiatric evaluations, individual and group counseling, medication management, lifestyle coaching and talk therapy. We recognize that each patient requires individualized attention and we’re committed to helping you maintain the right treatment regimen for your particular diagnosis. Our team of supportive psychiatric professionals and counselors enjoy walking alongside our patients during their healing journey.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine infusions stimulate the brain’s natural mechanisms to help rebuild and remodel the disrupted neural pathways in PTSD.  Coupled with psychotherapy, ketamine infusions can help those suffering from PTSD to make significant progress in healing from past traumatic events. To learn more about ketamine infusions for treating PTSD, call or request an appointment at Alleviant Health Centers today!

Symptoms

The symptoms of PTSD may include the following:

  • Re-experiencing: flashbacks or unwanted / intrusive thoughts of the event

  • Avoidance: avoiding the places or feelings associated with the event

  • Arousal and reactivity: irritability / anger, exaggerated startled response, insomnia, irritability, recklessness in behaviors, concentration trouble, hypervigilance

  • Negative emotional symptoms: lack of enjoyment in activities, persistent fear / belief that further negative things will happen, depressed mood, inappropriate guilt, isolation from peers / loved ones, amnesia related to the event

These reactions are a natural response to trauma, but if the event is not dealt with properly these symptoms may become chronic, resulting in PTSD.

Veterans, we DO understand.

We have been exactly where you have been: Afganistan, Iraq, Germany, Guatemala. Our CEO, Brian Mears, and JC McDaniel, our Licensed Professional Counsellor, are both veterans, who can relate, understand, and help. We are proud to say that we have saved and improved many lives of veterans who once risked theirs for our country and our freedom, and would be honored to help you in your journey to health and internal peace. 

Brian Mears | CEO & Founder

U.S. Army Reserves – 22 years
AOC: 66F – Nurse Anesthetist
Overseas tours: Guatemala, Germany, Afghanistan
Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom Sentinel
Awards: Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Armed forces reserve medal with “M” device, Army Commendation medal x 2, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal x 2, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal x 3, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCOPD ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas service ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.

JC McDaniel, LPC | Director of Training & Therapy

United States Marine Corps – 1997-2012
Captain, 0302
Overseas tours: Iraq 07/08 with India Company, 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines
Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

We are here to help you

Reach out to us by calling 866-951-HEAL, stopping by a clinic close to you, or filling out the form. One of our intake coordinators will be in contact with you within 24 to 48 hours.