Are You Struggling With Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD)?

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Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that indicates someone experienced a repeated, prolonged trauma or multiple traumas that compounded upon one another. Children who experienced sexual or physical abuse during their formative years may develop C-PTSD. C-PTSD involves all of the criteria for PTSD (flashbacks, avoidant behavior, reactive behavior), but it also includes difficulty regulating emotions, maintaining a good self-image, and maintaining relationships.

Available Treatment Options

Therapeutic interventions that may help people with PTSD can also help those with C-PTSD. These therapies include Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which uses lights, sounds, and cross-lateral brain stimulation to process traumatic memories; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps address unhelpful thought patterns and corresponding behaviors, and overall goals to regain a sense of self.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD)

I enjoy working with motivated coaching clients who are devoted to learning the skills, research, and problem-solving strategies that will help them achieve their life goals. Coaching with me tends to be rather fast paced as we actively pursue your life goals. We first look at established habits and patterns of behavior. We then discuss educational information and skills that may be helpful in ...

Deborah Danner, Ph.D., LCPC, CADC, NCC

Rolling Meadows


Deborah Danner has numerous certifications in trauma treatment and focuses sessions on helping you become more empowered in your life. She uses gentleness, honesty, and awareness to help previously ignored parts of you be heard. Patience and self-compassion are the centers of her therapy sessions. Her ultimate goal is to help you regain control of your life and love yourself.