Spruce Mountain Inn

Residential Treatment for PTSD


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There are various evidence-based approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among those found to be most effective are Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Each of these treatments has demonstrated great efficacy in helping those who have experienced trauma begin to heal and reengage with life.

While a trauma can never be erased, those who seek treatment tend to enjoy a much better quality of life than those who do not. After treatment, many find that they are better able to enjoy normal day-to-day functioning, entering new situations without fear and anxiety, restoring restful sleep patterns, and repairing relationships that may have suffered due to PTSD.

Here is a brief description of the modalities we use in treating PTSD:

Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:

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Prolonged Exposure (PE)

The individual learns to gain control of negative thoughts and feelings by processing the trauma memory with the therapist. Activating the memories and emotions associated with the trauma in a safe environment allows the individual to begin reframing negative thoughts. Over time, this process reduces the intense emotional response, and the individual is able to once again engage in day-to-day activities that may have been avoided since the traumatic event occurred.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

The therapist works with the individual by teaching cognitive restructuring skills. This type of work often involves targeted writing assignments and talk therapy. This process allows the individual to challenge and reframe negative thoughts about the trauma, thus reducing its impact and allowing the individual to cope and move forward with a healthier quality of life.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

During an EMDR session, the therapist directs the individual to recall the distressing thoughts and emotions associated with the traumatic event. The therapist simultaneously guides the client through an exercise that uses eye movement to activate bilateral areas of the brain. This stimulation exercise is designed to help the individual become less reactive to the traumatic memory. While the individual will not altogether forget the event, its emotional charge is lessened, allowing the individual to find relief and move forward with a better quality of life.

Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment.

The benefits of residential treatment for PTSD include:


24-hour access to a seasoned team of caring, professional staff.

full immersion in a supportive community, with other young people working to overcome similar challenges.

the opportunity to experience a fresh environment, break habits, and escape triggers experienced in a typical living situation.

the opportunity to work, build life-skills, and contribute creatively in a controlled, supportive setting.

moderating the use of technology and social media, the overuse of which may fuel PTSD.

family therapy and parent coaching (for parents and other affected family members) to help improve communication, foster cooperation, and facilitate healthy respect among family members.

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Thank you for supporting me in my journey and all the difficulties I have had. You all have taught me a lot, especially self-care maintenance and self-expression. You helped me learn to respect myself and feel that I am worthy.
Resident from New York
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