Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Created by Edna Foa, PhD starting in the 1970's, PE is one of the longest used CBT based therapies for the treatment of intense trauma, Acute Stress reactions and PTSD. PE is based on the theory that the avoidance of painful emotionally content will eventually lead to more and more distressing daily symptoms that become overwhelming and interfere with the ability to live a healthy life. PE is well researched and has a plethora of empirical evidence supporting its use. PE is known to have dramatic and long lasting positive results.