Lisa Curtis, LCSW, CASAC, HWC

Complex PTSD Therapist in NYC Area

If you’re looking for a Complex PTSD Therapist serving NYC area, you’re on the right page! 

If you’re thinking, “Really? A Complex PTSD Therapist?” you’re in the right place too!

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Therapy is just a fancy way of stating that we’re having a conversation. Counseling time is unique in that the time is yours, for the help you’re looking for, and you’re spending it with a trained, licensed professional.

If you:

  • Feel hypervigilant – like you always need to be on guard, watching your step or scanning the crowd.
  • Sometimes find yourself jumpy or easily startled; we often see this around New Years or the 4th of July as a reaction to fireworks.
  • The negative talk you subject yourself to often leaves you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted and beaten up. You feel like there’s something wrong with you.
  • Have difficulty trusting others which has become a huge problem for you in your relationships
  • Realized an entire meal, movie night, softball game with your kids or visit to family were blurry flashes because you were so caught up in your own mind.

If these symptoms sound like your life, you may want to consider my help as a Complex PTSD Therapist in NYC. 

Complex PTSD (or C-PTSD) differs a bit from “regular” PTSD in that it is generally the result of repeated, chronic trauma, rather than the result of one traumatic event. “Regular” PTSD may occur from a car crash or being the victim of a violent crime. C-PTSD occurs after repeated incidents, often childhood abuse or long-standing domestic violence, but it can also be brought on by witnessing repeated acts of violence.

Many of my C-PTSD clients are first responders or veterans. I love working with these amazing gritty survivors. By the time my clients get to me, they are absolutely, completely exhausted… but their resilience shines through. They can, and do, bounce back from all sorts of awful hardship and trauma to create lives that are as amazing as they are.

Change is never easy and making the decision to seek out the transformations you are looking for is not for the faint of heart. But neither is living in a way that no longer fits you.

If you’re a current or former first responder – police, fire, paramedic or medical professional – and you are seeking big, massive change in your life, I would be so honored to work with you.

Schedule your initial consultation with me to become your Complex PTSD Therapist in NYC.

I only work with those who are honestly wishing to end their destructive behaviors and decisions that end poorly; that could be drinking or using too much, getting into arguments, strained relationships, difficult employment situations, etc. There might backward slides, but together we’ll figure out what works best for you and your goals. No judging or criticizing ~ my role is to cheer you on or kick you in the metaphorical ass. You, your life and family deserve nothing less than the rich gifts you have to offer.

My approach is easy; I am clear, direct, and insightful without a lot of mumbo-jumbo. Experience, going the extra mile, and being there with you are what I bring to the table.

I’m here to help you find out all the ways you slow yourself down, get stuck in corners and otherwise lost so you can stop the sh*t show and live the life you want and have clearly worked hard for. Let’s get started.