If you have a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is important that you know there are a number of effective treatments available for this disorder; however, for these treatments to work, you have to first find a therapist who can provide these treatments. Finding a therapist for your PTSD can be a stressful experience in its own right. There may be many options to choose from in your area. You could simply look in the phone book or do a search on online for therapists in your area. However, if you take this approach, you are likely going to be bombarded with hundreds of names and little other information that will help you distinguish between the different treatment providers available. So, how can you start to whittle down the names and find the right therapist for you? This article from About.com presents some strategies that may help you in finding the right therapist for you.