Is medication mandatory in treating trauma

Trauma Treatment

Is Medication a Mandatory Aspect of Trauma Therapy?

Trauma treatment in the office of Dr. Wilfried Busse, Ph.D. may at times include a referral for the use of medications, but by no means is it always necessary. Through trauma therapy with Dr. Busse, you’ll address the causes of your distress and the destructive behavior patterns that result from them. He is a proponent of EMDR therapy, which has proven to be an incredibly effective and accelerated approach to PTSD treatment. Treatment for PTSD is unique for each counseling client because each client is unique. As a licensed psychologist specializing in EMDR treatment, Dr. Busse knows that an integrative approach garners the best results. Some clients may require medication during psychotherapy in order to keep the growth process moving forward. As your therapist, Dr. Busse will take into account your uniquely individual needs and personality traits in order to build the very best treatment plan for you.  

In terms of treating the issues you are experiencing, a combination of medications and counseling may sometimes be best. It all really depends on the individual. The wonderful results seen with EMDR therapy offer an opportunity for change at a rapid pace for those who work with Dr. Wilfried Busse. Dr. Busse uses Eye Moment Desensitization and Reprocessing to treat:

  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Those dealing with terminal illnesses (fear of death and dying)
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Traumatized children
  • And more

In cases where medication is recommended it is never looked at as solution in and of itself, only as a temporary part of the larger solution. Should you feel uncomfortable with medications as part of your treatment protocol, please feel free to express those reservations. Dr. Busse is happy to take those reservations into account in the creation of your treatment plan. Should he deem medication highly advisable, he will explain why in great detail, and refer you to an experienced physician or psychiatrist.

Seeking treatment with an experienced psychologist is a decision to be admired. The work can be challenging but it is also rewarding, and the long-term results will set you up for a better, more balanced life moving forward. Should you or someone you know need trauma treatment, or treatment for any other issue, call Dr. Wilfried Busse, Ph.D. today at (301) 656-0701. Begin the work of achieving sustainable growth by confronting, addressing and working toward resolving the issues that interfere with the way you see the world and relate to yourself and others.   





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