Outpatient PTSD treatment for adults

PTSD outpatient services

Millions of people in the United States currently have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental condition that touches many more than our brave service members. You or someone you love may have developed PTSD from experiencing or witnessing life-threatening or traumatic events. We want to help you begin living the life you want.

Comprehensive scope of care

Led by board-certified psychiatrists, our multidisciplinary team at Rogers offers one of few specialized, intensive, evidence-based PTSD programs for adults which focus on patients with a criterion A trauma.

Examples of triggers for PTSD:

  • Sexual assault or threats
  • Physical assault or threats
  • Natural disasters
  • Car accidents or other serious accidents
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Military combat
  • Life-threatening illness or injury
  • Secondary trauma (such as first-responder witness of the aftermath of abuse, accidents, death, etc.)

The effects of trauma and untreated PTSD may be causing you or someone you care about to relive the event, avoid it entirely, or experience heightened emotions—all of which prevent carrying on with day-to-day life in a safe way. We understand how damaging PTSD can be to someone's well-being and we have the experience and proven-effective treatment to help. If you are concerned you or a loved one may be suffering from the effects of trauma or PTSD, you can take a short, confidential quiz to check your symptoms. 

Care options

At Rogers, current treatment options for PTSD include:

  • Outpatient care
    partial hospitalization program (5 days a week, 6 hours per day)
  • Inpatient care if needed at Rogers’ three Wisconsin campuses

Your treatment plan is specifically designed for your needs. Our PTSD treatment for adults is based on a proven-effective method called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and emphasizes prolonged exposure, which will help reduce your anxiety related to the traumatic event. 

Not sure what program, location or care option is right for you? Not to worry, we are here to help guide you in what option fits you best during your free screening. Call 800-767-4411 or click the button below to request a screening.

Free PTSD Screening


Our treatment approach

As part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), our treatment for PTSD uses prolonged exposure as an empirically supported therapy to gradually confront unwanted thoughts and feared situations, utilizing both invivo and imaginal exposures. Therapy includes significant psychoeducation, mindfulness skills, DBT informed groups, and experiential therapy, in addition to intensive individual work.

During your treatment, you may participate in all or some of the following:

Our treatment team also incorporates efforts to translate skills learned as part of therapy into social, personal, and professional scenarios through therapist-supported community exposure as you are ready. Patients can also choose exposures to be completed on their own.

Over time, these techniques and therapies used within our therapeutic approach will help you identify your personal values, gain acceptance of your thoughts and feelings and help you begin living the life you want.

We want to help.

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411

Free PTSD Screening

Successful Clinical Outcomes

Data collected before and after treatment shows Rogers' treatment works. View more successful outcomes.

PTSD Symptom Checklist

Compassionate care for PTSD

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Next Steps

FOCUS Program
Residential setting with tracks for young adults ages 18 to 30 and adults over 30.
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FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Help for teens age 13 to 17 with depression and other mood disorders.
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Concerned you might have PTSD?
Take a short quiz to check your symptoms.
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Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.