Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment in Greenwich CT

Mental Health Services in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

What is PTSD? Many people are exposed to traumatic events, or situations where they directly experience a life-threatening event, serious injury, sexual violence, or witness this event happening to another.  People react to traumatic events in different ways. For some, exposure to trauma leads to PTSD, with symptoms persisting for a substantial period of time, and can greatly affect their ability to function.

Symptoms of PTSD can include:

  • Distressing and intrusive memories, thoughts, or images of the traumatic event(s)

  • Flashbacks to the experience

  • Nightmares about the trauma

  • Intense distress or physical symptoms (e.g., heart pounding, sweating) when reminded of the event

  • Avoidance of thoughts, people, places, or activities related to the trauma

  • Change in mood

  • Feeling irritable, on edge, or startling easily

  • Concentration and/or sleep difficulties


What kind of approach do you use? Dr. Sala uses Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat PTSD. CPT is a short-term treatment for PTSD that has decades of research support. Dr. Cohen also conducts trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.​

What is your experience treating PTSD? Dr. Sala has attended a week-long training in CPT, and has used CPT with several of her patients. The treatment of PTSD is one of Dr. Cohen's main areas of specialty.