Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a type of psychotherapy that is considered one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that works by helping people gradually confront the memories, thoughts, and situations that they have been avoiding since their trauma.

People with PTSD often try to avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma, as this can help them feel better in the moment. However, in the long term, avoidance can actually make PTSD symptoms worse. PE helps people face their fears in a safe and controlled environment, which can help them to decrease their PTSD symptoms and regain control of their lives.

Prolonged exposure therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing a wide range of PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, anxiety, and depression. Call today to learn more 305-857-0050.