Prolonged Exposure Therapy

PET is the abbreviation for prolonged exposure. It is an evidence based approach that was significantly researched and indicated the validity and reliability of using PET for trauma-related disorders. This approach is approved by the American Psychological Association.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)

How does Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) work?

As a form of therapy, PET assists clients in emotionally processing their traumatic experience, which leads to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through PET, you will learn how to gradually confront your traumatic memories, feelings, and situations that were avoided since your traumatic experience.

By using in-vivo experiences and imaginal exposures, therapists assist their clients in gradually confronting their traumatic experiences. The in-vivo experience (aka real-life situations) fosters the client's ability to overcome their fears, confront traumatic situations, and return to their original self, whereas imaginal exposure involves the client repeatedly being exposed to their trauma to process their experience rather than avoiding it.

It is common for people to avoid discussing their traumatic memories due to the hurt and fear associated with them. However, the more exposed a client is to their trauma, the more likely they are to process and cope with their experience. Once a client is able to confront these challenges and the traumatic memory, they will be able to decrease symptoms of PTSD.

What type of problems can PET treat?

PE is a therapeutic approach that is effective in treating individuals with trauma-related disorders (including PTSD).

Therapists Providing Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Tara Cohen

Tara Cohen

MSW, RSW

(613) 800-9906

tara@taracohenwellness.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, CBT informed, DBT informed, Humanistic, MBSR, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed

Specialties: Illness, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation

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$145/hr

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Shanelle Jarvis

Shanelle Jarvis

RP (Qualifying)

613-366-6751

shanelle.j.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT informed, CBT informed, DBT informed, Humanistic, Mindfulness, PET, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Interpersonal Relationships, Depression, Self-Esteem, Addiction informed, Trauma informed, Gestalt Informed, PTSD, Prolonged Exposure

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$140/hr

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Kyle Kearnan

Kyle Kearnan

M.Ed, RP

(613) 606-1623

kyle@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Supervision, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ACT informed, CBT, CBT informed, DBT informed, EFT, EFT Informed, Humanistic, IFS informed, MBCT, MBSR, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Youth, Relationships, Interpersonal Conflicts

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$150 + HST/hr

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Jesika Merino

Jesika Merino

M.Ed., RSW, Psychotherapist, SEP

(613) 501-8664

jesikamerinoc@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ACT informed, CBT informed, DBT, DBT informed, EFT Informed, EMDR, Expressive Arts, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Sandtray, SE/Sensorimotor, Somatic Informed, Trauma Informed

Specialties: Trauma, Adults, PTSD

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$150 /hr

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