Who is a candidate for CTT? Potential clients must be sufficiently stable to do trauma resolution; that is, they must be able to keep themselves safe in all realms, and cannot self-medicate with alcohol or other drugs. Individuals who reside in unsafe or unpredictable environments, who are in dangerous relationships, who generate emergencies, or whose financial status cannot support therapy are not candidates for treatment at CTT.
Does CTT accept insurance? No, CTT does not accept any kind of insurance, and Dr. Norton does not communicate with insurance companies or engage in any effort to obtain reimbursement. But, upon request, each client can be provided with a diagnostic and treatment code to be used for reimbursement.
Is medication a required part of treatment? No. And there is no “PTSD pill.” However, clients with pronounced symptoms that interfere with general stability or treatment are encouraged to see a local psychiatrist who can prescribe medications that help reduce symptoms. For example, propranolol, a beta blocker, has been found to reduce anxiety and arousal symptoms, and is non-psychoactive.
Can family members be part of the treatment protocol? Yes. In fact, because education about trauma is essential to treatment, loved ones and family members are often integral to good outcomes. However, treatment is confidential and, unless the client requests it, no information is provided to anyone.