Trauma Focused Therapy in Philadelphia and Scranton, PA

The psychotherapists at Perez Psychotherapy are expertly trained in trauma-focused therapy and are licensed to provide care to patients throughout the state of Pennsylvania and New York.

What is Complex PTSD?

Complex trauma refers to the experience of multiple or prolonged traumatic events, typically during childhood or adolescence, that involve interpersonal violence, abuse, or neglect. Unlike simple trauma, which involves a single traumatic event, complex trauma is characterized by a cumulative and ongoing pattern of trauma that can have lasting and severe effects on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Examples of complex trauma can include domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and exposure to community violence. The effects of complex trauma can be long-lasting and impact a person’s ability to regulate emotions, form healthy relationships, and function in daily life. Complex trauma can also lead to the development of mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Complex PTSD Treatment?

Complex trauma focused therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is specifically designed to help individuals who have experienced prolonged and repeated trauma, such as childhood abuse, neglect, or violence. This type of therapy aims to address the various effects of trauma, including emotional dysregulation, dissociation, and interpersonal difficulties.

Complex trauma focused therapy typically involves a combination of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. The therapist works with the client to identify and process traumatic memories and emotions, develop coping strategies, and improve relationships with others.

The therapy often requires a long-term commitment and can be challenging, but it can help individuals heal from the effects of complex trauma and lead more fulfilling lives.