PTSD and Complex PTSD

Post- Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) are conditions that can result from exposure to traumatic experiences. PTSD typically stems from a single traumatic event, while C-PTSD is associated with chronic repeated trauma, such as a neglectful, abusive, painful childhood. 

If you are seeking psychotherapy for PTSD or C-PTSD it is important to understand that these conditions can often manifest through symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, emotional dysregulation and hypervigilance. More frequently, they masquerade as survival skills that may have helped you in your childhood, and now significantly impact your daily life, relationships, and overall well being. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a therapeutic approach that can be beneficial for PTSD and C-PTSD. EMDR helps process traumatic memories by using bilateral stimulation, such as guided eye movements. This process assists in desensitizing the emotional charge associated with the memories, making them more manageable and less distressing. EMDR aims to reprocess these memories, promoting adaptive coping and reducing the intensity of the emotional response. 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is another valuable option. It views the mind as a system of various "parts", each with distinct roles and emotions. In the context of trauma, IFS helps you explore and understand these internal dynamics. By fostering a compassionate relationship with different parts of yourself, IFS seeks to harmonize the internal system, providing a framework for healing and self-discovery. 

Ultimately both EMDR and IFS offer unique approaches to address the intricate nature of trauma. Discussing your specific experiences and symptoms with a qualified therapist can help determine which therapeutic modality may be more suitable for your healing journey. 

Book a consultation today for PTSD and Complex PTSD with Rebecca Mitchell Psychotherapy.  Call (646) 245-5278 or book a consultation online.

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