Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Prolonged Exposure (PE) is based on the theory that PTSD is maintained when individuals avoid thoughts and memories of the trauma as well as people, places, activities, and situations that are associated with the trauma. For this reason, this treatment focuses on helping individuals approach trauma-related memories and situations that have been avoided. Through repeated exposure, the distress that they cause decreases and symptoms of PTSD improve.

PE is a CBT-oriented therapy program for individuals with PTSD that typically consists of approximately 8-12 sessions, most of which are 90 minutes. Therapy begins with education about trauma and PTSD. The individual is then guided through exposure to real-world situations that are safe, but have been avoided, as well as to memories of the trauma itself. This process allows the client to take control of thoughts and feelings about the trauma.

OUR CLINICAL TEAM

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein

Psy.D.

Jaime Gleicher

LMSW

Suhadee Henriquez

LCSW

Emily Roberts

MA, LPC

Kiara Moore

LMSW

Tracey Weiss

LCSW

Guiding children, teens, adults and families toward lasting change and lives worth living. Specialists in dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT).

  • Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, panic attacks, school refusal and social phobia)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Family problems
  • Impulsivity and Behavior Problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues