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PTSD and Complex PTSD Treatment Center

Conscious Health specializes in the intricate treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its more complex variant, Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). Our mission is to offer enlightenment and guidance on these conditions, empowering you to make informed decisions for your mental health journey. Through innovative and compassionate care, we’re here to help you navigate the path to healing and reclaim your life from the shadows of trauma.

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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a condition that may arise after exposure to a traumatic event, manifesting in symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety that disrupt daily life. It’s a response that can vary significantly from person to person, underscoring the importance of personalized care.

Confronting an invisible enemy like PTSD or C-PTSD can feel like a solitary fight, but you don’t have to go about it alone. Conscious Health is ready to be an ally, offering advanced therapeutic strategies that go beyond conventional methods to conquer PTSD, striking at the core of the symptoms and enhancing your strength to learn, grow, move forward to secure yourself and the ones you love.

What is Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)?

Emerging from prolonged traumatic circumstances, C-PTSD encompasses the symptoms of PTSD along with additional struggles such as emotional dysregulation and difficulties in forming healthy relationships, reflecting the deep-seated impact of extended exposure to trauma.

Trauma impacts individuals differently, leading to conditions like PTSD and C-PTSD that significantly affect daily life. Without proper understanding and differentiation between PTSD and C-PTSD, treatments may not fully address the specific needs of the individual. The lack of targeted treatment can prolong suffering and hinder the healing process.

Conscious Health is a Complex PTSD treatment center aimed at lifelong relief. Contact us now for an assessment that understands and differentiates your needs, paving the way for effective growth.

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Treatment Options for PTSD & C-PTSD at Conscious Health



Ketamine for PTSD



Neurofeedback for PTSD



What is PTSD and how can it be treated at a treatment center

What is C-PTSD vs PTSD?

While PTSD and C-PTSD are rooted in traumatic experiences, their manifestations diverge significantly, reflecting the nature and duration of the trauma endured.

  • Duration of Trauma: PTSD typically arises from a single or short-lived traumatic event, whereas C-PTSD results from chronic, repeated exposure to traumatic situations.
  • Symptoms: Both conditions share common symptoms like flashbacks and anxiety, but C-PTSD also includes problems with emotional regulation, a sense of worthlessness, and difficulty in maintaining relationships.
  • Triggers: People with C-PTSD may have more complex triggers related to their extended trauma exposure, leading to more pervasive emotional distress.
  • Self-Perception: C-PTSD sufferers often grapple with a distorted self-image and persistent feelings of shame or guilt, more so than those with PTSD.

Understanding the nuances between PTSD and C-PTSD is crucial for effective treatment, acknowledging the depth of trauma’s impact on one’s life.

PTSD arises from single or short-lived traumatic events, while C-PTSD stems from chronic, repeated trauma. Confusing these conditions can lead to inadequate treatment plans. Incorrect treatment could exacerbate symptoms, affecting life quality and recovery progress.

Clarify your path to recovery. Schedule an appointment with us to accurately identify your condition and begin the most effective treatment tailored to you.

How to Heal from PTSD & C-PTSD

At Conscious Health & Wellness Center in Los Angeles, our commitment extends to providing effective, evidence-based therapies tailored for individuals battling both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). Here’s an overview of our therapeutic offerings and their targeted benefits for PTSD and C-PTSD:

  • TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)TMS Therapy is recognized for its efficacy in reducing PTSD and C-PTSD symptoms, utilizing magnetic fields to activate neural pathways associated with mood regulation and stress response. It is best for individuals with PTSD or C-PTSD seeking a non-invasive alternative to traditional medication, especially those who haven’t found relief with conventional treatments.
  • EMBP (Electromagnetic Brain Pulsing) Therapy: EMBP Therapy offers a novel approach by delivering electromagnetic pulses to the brain, aiming to reset neural circuits that are dysregulated in PTSD and C-PTSD patients. Best For patients looking for cutting-edge, non-pharmacological options to address the complex symptoms of PTSD and C-PTSD, including chronic anxiety and emotional dysregulation.
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy: This therapy uses sound vibrations to promote relaxation and decrease stress. It’s particularly effective for PTSD and C-PTSD sufferers, as it helps to soothe the nervous system and reduce symptoms of anxiety and hyperarousal. It is best for individuals with PTSD or C-PTSD who benefit from sensory-based interventions to help manage stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.
  • Neurofeedback: Neurofeedback trains the brain to regulate its activity, which can be incredibly beneficial for those with PTSD and C-PTSD. It has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve overall emotional regulation. It is best for patients with PTSD or C-PTSD interested in a non-invasive therapy that empowers them to take an active role in their healing process by learning to modulate their brain’s activity.
  • Ketamine Therapy: Ketamine Therapy provides rapid relief from depressive symptoms and has been found to reduce the severity of PTSD and C-PTSD symptoms by creating new neural pathways and alleviating the burden of traumatic memories. It is best for those with severe PTSD or C-PTSD symptoms, mainly where traditional therapies and medications have not been effective.

Each of these therapies is integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan at Conscious Health & Wellness Center, designed to address the unique needs of individuals with PTSD and C-PTSD. By combining these advanced therapeutic options with traditional psychotherapy, we strive to facilitate healing and recovery for our clients, helping them reclaim their lives from the grip of trauma.

Healing from CPTSD requires addressing complex, multifaceted symptoms. Standard therapies might not fully meet the unique challenges of prolonged trauma exposure. Without a comprehensive approach, individuals may struggle to find relief and healing.

Embrace a holistic path to healing. Join us for strategic treatment that addresses all facets of your experience, fostering resilience and healing for yourself and those you love.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From PTSD Symptoms?

When considering therapies for PTSD and C-PTSD, the timeline for symptom relief is a critical factor:

  • Ketamine vs. TMS: Ketamine rapidly targets PTSD/C-PTSD symptoms with relief often felt within 24 hours, ideal for urgent cases or when other treatments haven’t worked. 
  • TMS vs. Ketamine: TMS offers a non-invasive alternative, with noticeable improvements in PTSD/C-PTSD symptoms within 6-8 weeks on average, representing a middle ground between rapid and extended therapies.
  • EMDR vs. TMS: EMDR is a specialized trauma treatment that can require 12 or more weeks to show progress, while TMS provides a quicker route to alleviate PTSD/C-PTSD symptoms.
  • TMS vs. EMDR: For those with PTSD/C-PTSD seeking faster relief, TMS may be preferable due to its shorter treatment window. 
  • Ketamine and EMDR: Combining the immediate symptom management of Ketamine with the targeted trauma processing of EMDR can be a comprehensive approach for complex PTSD/C-PTSD cases if EMDR is the treatment path you and your provider choose to take.
  • CBT for PTSD: While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is widely used, it can require a more extended period (20 or more weeks) to address PTSD/C-PTSD symptoms, which can be a disadvantage compared to the rapid relief offered by both Ketamine and TMS treatments.


A comparative infographic presents the time it takes for PTSD and C-PTSD symptom relief across four therapies and the advantages of Ketamine and TMS for treatment in comparison to CBT for PTSD and EMDR for PTSD. Ketamine Therapy offers the quickest relief for PTSD symptoms, with a timeline of 24 hours. Ketamine vs TMS and TMS vs Ketamine are compared, with TMS Therapy providing relief in 6-8 weeks. EMDR vs TMS and TMS vs EMDR show that EMDR takes 12 or more weeks on average for significant symptom reduction. The combination of ketamine and EMDR is mentioned, highlighting Ketamine's rapid action alongside EMDR's thorough approach. The bar graph illustrates the timeframes: Ketamine at 24 hours, TMS in yellow at 6-8 weeks, EMDR in red at 12 or more weeks, and CBT for PTSD in blue, taking many times 20 or more weeks, suggesting it may be slower than Ketamine and TMS for treating PTSD and C-PTSD.

TMS and Ketamine for PTSD Treatment

Both TMS and Ketamine are advantageous for their speed and effectiveness in treating PTSD and C-PTSD, offering a beacon of hope for those who have not found success with other treatments. When it comes to healing, time isn’t the only consideration, but it is important in the recovery process.

  • TMS: Non-invasive with a quicker timeline for symptom relief, beneficial for those with PTSD/C-PTSD, and adaptable for comorbid conditions like Anxiety and Depression.
  • Ketamine: Provides the fastest available relief for PTSD/C-PTSD, a vital option for those requiring immediate support. 

Conscious Health offers these advanced treatments for PTSD/C-PTSD to ensure your best chance of healing from trauma quickly and long-term. Lasting relief can begin today, not months away.

Begin Your Journey to Healing Today

Individuals grappling with PTSD or CPTSD often feel overwhelmed by the journey ahead. The thought of beginning treatment can be daunting without knowing where to start or what to expect. Delaying treatment due to uncertainty can prolong suffering and hinder the healing process.

Contact Conscious Health today to take the first, supported step towards reclaiming your well-being.

Conscious Health PTSD Treatment Center in Los Angeles, California

Under the guidance and expertise of Dr. Brad Zehring and our clinical team, your experience with PTSD & C-PTSD treatment will be focused on ensuring your safety and its effectiveness. We design our holistic treatment plans with great care to cater specifically to your individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diagnosis requires a professional assessment, particularly if you’ve experienced prolonged or repeated trauma.

PTSD stems from single or short-term traumatic events, while C-PTSD results from chronic exposure to trauma, leading to additional symptoms.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and C-PTSD share some symptoms, but they are distinct conditions. A thorough assessment by a professional can clarify your diagnosis.

“Better” or “worse” is subjective; both conditions are severe and impact individuals differently, but C-PTSD often involves more complex symptoms due to prolonged trauma.

Yes, it’s possible to have both conditions, as they can share similar symptoms but stem from different causes and experiences.

C-PTSD can be considered a disability if it significantly impairs one’s ability to function in daily life.

Like C-PTSD, PTSD can also be recognized as a disability.

The symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, avoidance of trauma-related cues, and mood and thought alterations.

Symptoms can be managed or reduced with appropriate treatment, but the trajectory can vary widely among individuals.

PTSD is relatively common, affecting millions worldwide, with prevalence rates varying based on exposure to trauma.

PTSD can affect memory, particularly regarding the traumatic event and sometimes general memory function.

In rare cases, PTSD can lead to dissociative reactions that might resemble hallucinations.

PTSD became recognized in 1980 with the publication of the DSM-III, though the condition has been acknowledged in various forms for centuries.

Questions like “Do I have CPTSD?” and “Can PTSD cause memory loss?” highlight common concerns and confusion. Lack of information or misconceptions about PTSD and CPTSD can delay seeking help. Uncertainty and misinformation can exacerbate feelings of isolation and distress.

Get the answers you need. Reach out today for clear, compassionate guidance that demystifies PTSD and CPTSD, setting you on the path to informed recovery.

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