The treatment by use of psychotherapy highly contributes to the PTSD patients as it help them to learn other skills on how to manage the symptoms disorder. Also, this treatment enables the patients to develop other ways of coping with the painful trauma. The therapy treatment also targets in educating the victims together with the people around them, e.g., family members or even friends on more about PTSD. The knowledge about PTSD to people around them helps them to contribute a lot in the healing process of the patient as the person feel free to discuss any associated fear lead by memories of the traumatic incident or event. In the healthcare sector, there are different psychotherapy approaches used by health professionals to handle and treat PTSD and they include;
Family therapy: most of the doctors have been using family therapy to treat PTSD as it is very useful. The reason as to why this therapy treatment is important is because any behavior of the PTSD patient may affect the people around them, e.g. friends or family members. For example, most of the PTSD patients tend to experience nightmares and sometimes the patient might be so violence at night and tend to run away home. Thus, it is the responsibility of the family members to handle these patients with care and ensure that any change of behavior does not lead to more harm to the family.
The cognitive-behavioral therapy: In these treatments the patients together with their family members are educated about the change thought patterns of the victims. Thus, it enables the people to learn and recognize the change which might lead to bad feelings, troublesome behavior or even emotions. For example, the patient might feel emotional and even low her self-esteem that is; if she is a lady after experiencing the rape abuse trauma.