REAL talk about PTSD with Virginia Cruse: Author of the Soldier's Guide to PTSD


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We talk with Virginia, author of "The Soldier's Guide To PTSD", a combat veteran, military spouse ,and Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in Military Issues and Combat-Related Trauma.
Being honest is a really tough thing to do, but it's necessary. In this episode, Virginia helps us navigate conversations and set realistic expectations when you are being vulnerable with your loved one - so that your words have meaning without feeling too painful or scary!
Virginia also shares her personal story of military service, detailing the struggles she faced and how they affected not only herself but also members of her family. She discusses ways that spouses can best support their veterans if they begin experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Virginia also provides crisis intervention and evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Moral Injury, Depression, Combat Operational Stress, and other diagnoses. Virginia is a certified clinician in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy and has 20+ years' experience serving Active Duty Military, Veterans, Military retirees, and family members. She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and active American Group Psychotherapy Association member. Virginia is an Army Reserve Officer, Combat Veteran, and published re-searcher.
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