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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling

Tame Uncontrollable Thoughts

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex and serious mental health condition. Understanding it and knowing the available treatments is crucial for those affected and their loved ones. Here is clear and concise information about PTSD and its treatments.

PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.

Traumatic events may include war or natural disasters. It could also be a car accidents or sexual assault. It can be one of many violent or life-threatening situations.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a particularly traumatic event. Children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and even have uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

While we will never be able to fully understand what you are going through, at Pathways Counseling Services we know that having PTSD can be an extremely scary and difficult time in an individual’s life and are able to serve the needs of our patients in a safe, confidential, and secure environment in Scottsdale. ​

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I make an appointment?

You may do this in three ways.
You can book online anytime
Call us at 480-613-8530
Complete this contact form.

Do you offer a free consultation?

Yes, we offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation. Please call us at 480-613-8530 to schedule a consultation or complete this contact form.

Do you accept any insurance?

Our practice is a fee-for-service practice which means we do not accept insurance. If you have an insurance provider with behavioral health coverage, they may offer out-of-network coverage. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, we will provide you with a superbill (receipt) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What should I expect when I come for my sessions?

Prior to your first session, you will fill out some general information. We will you a link to complete the form(s) prior to your first session.
During the initial appointment, we will review some of your histories and we will have an opportunity to discuss the reasons you are interested in counseling and the goals you are looking to achieve from counseling.
Together during the first few sessions we will put together a treatment plan with you.

How soon should I see results from the counseling sessions?

Most patients come in for weekly appointments. As you are feeling better, you can cut back on the frequency of the sessions so you have more time to practice what you are learning.

Initial sessions are 75 minutes ongoing sessions may be 45-75 minutes or longer depending on need.

Patients who work with us report improvements in a few sessions. More difficult issues may take longer. People come to therapy for different reasons but universally people don’t initiate counseling unless they are in some type of emotional pain. Our attitude is to try to make every session count.

What kind of patients do you see?

We welcome couples, children, adolescents, teens, and individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, religious traditions, and lifestyles.

We will be able to work with you using a variety of tools and techniques and specialize in a variety of issues and concerns.

Is what I say confidential?

All client-therapist conversations are private and confidential. In those rare exceptions when the safety of a client or other is at risk disclosure of confidential client-therapist information takes place.

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