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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Trauma

Trauma and its aftermath can be very isolating. You don't need to suffer alone. At Heart Bloom Therapy, one of my specialties is providing cognitive behavioral therapy for trauma. Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a specialized type of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses the unique needs of individuals coping with trauma. I was trained in this treatment by the founder of the treament, Dr. Edna Foa at the University of Pennsylvania. I have been a teacher and supervisor in this approach for many years. 

This evidence-based approach focuses on helping clients to safely process traumatic memories, develop coping skills, and restore a sense of safety and empowerment. Eventually, as the fear response decreases, it has less control over our lives, and we can learn to navigate trauma and reclaim our lives.

Meet Dr. Pamela Brody, Ph.D., Expert in CBT for Trauma

Founded by Dr. Pamela Brody, Heart Bloom Therapy provides compassionate and effective care for individuals struggling with trauma and PTSD. Dr. Brody brings decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, specializing in evidence-based psychotherapies for trauma and PTSD, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. She integrates a range of techniques to offer clients a comprehensive, yet tailor-made approach to processing, coping, and overcoming the effects of trauma and finding the right path toward healing.

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

Cognitive behavioral therapy is designed to address the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of trauma. The therapy is based on Emotional Processing Theory, where the traumatic event and the memories associated with it, stay locked in the brain. Our brain is trying to do a good job at protecting us. The theory is based on the concept of a "fear structure," a type of mental framework for reacting to threat that includes information about something fearful. When this happens, we can become hypervigilant to percieved threats. In this state of hypervigilance, our lives can become narrowed, as we focus mostly on avoiding the threat. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients move past the stuck fear structures, and can include emotional processing of the trauma memories, cognitive restructuring, gradual exposure therapy, relaxation exercises, coping skills development, and other approaches.

Achieve Lasting Healing From Trauma With CBT

Whatever your unique situation, Dr. Pamela Brody will work collaboratively with you to help you explore and process your traumatic experiences, as well as personalize a treatment plan around your needs. During the process, you will learn to manage your symptoms and regain control over your life.If you’re ready to start the healing process from trauma, contact Heart Bloom Therapy in Denver, CO, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pamela Brody.