Trauma Therapy for Complex PTSD
At Psynergy Centre, your trauma specialists, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a specialized area of mental health care offered in Medicine Hat, Alberta. C-PTSD results from prolonged exposure to traumatic events, often involving harm or abandonment by caregivers or other interpersonal relationships. This condition encompasses a wide range of symptoms beyond those of PTSD, including difficulties with emotional regulation, a distorted sense of self, and challenges in forming healthy relationships.
Understanding the depth and complexity of C-PTSD, our approach to trauma therapy is holistic, compassionate, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can heal from their trauma and build a foundation for a healthier, more resilient future.
Our Trauma Therapy Services for C-PTSD Include:
- Individual Therapy: One-on-one sessions with experienced therapists who specialize in trauma. We use evidence-based approaches such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for youth and children, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address the symptoms of C-PTSD.
- Group Therapy: Group sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to share their experiences and support each other in a safe and therapeutic setting. Group therapy can be particularly beneficial for those with C-PTSD, as it helps reduce feelings of isolation and fosters a sense of community.
- Psychoeducation: Educating individuals about C-PTSD, including its symptoms, causes, and effects on mental and physical health. Understanding the condition is a crucial step in the healing process.
- Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Techniques: Techniques such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises are integrated into the treatment plan to help individuals manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve overall well-being.
- Body-Centered Therapies: Recognizing the impact of trauma on the body, we offer therapies that focus on bodily sensations and experiences, such as Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. These approaches help individuals reconnect with their bodies in a healthy way.
- Skills Training: We provide training in coping skills, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness to help individuals manage the symptoms of C-PTSD and improve their daily functioning.
- Support for Family and Loved Ones: Understanding that C-PTSD affects not only the individual but also their relationships, we offer support and education for family members and loved ones to help them understand the condition and how they can offer support. Through Conjoint Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, couples/family counselling, to improve communication, and navigate the healing process together hope is possible.
At Psynergy Centre, we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals struggling with C-PTSD. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to supporting each individual’s journey toward healing and recovery. Our team is here to help you navigate the path to healing and reclaim a sense of peace and well-being.