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Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) produces clinically significant improvement in about 80 percent of patients with chronic PTSD.
The desire to avoid things that remind you of a traumatic event is best treated through repeat exposure to your triggers, until they no longer have power over you. Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a highly effective treatment for chronic PTSD and related depression, anxiety, and anger.
PE is a flexible therapy based on basic cognitive-behavioral principles that can be modified to fit the needs of individual patients:
PE outpatient treatment typically involves 90 minute sessions once a week and concludes after 12 to 15 sessions, on average.
PE has been successful in treating victims of various traumas including:
Our PE sessions are collaborations of the therapist and patient that involve:
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