Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR therapy consultant, certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and author. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and her master's degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. She lives and runs a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.
"Schwartz's clear, gentle, trauma-informed guide provides detailed instructions, examples, and exercises on how to begin to heal chronic physical and mental health conditions. Schwartz normalizes complex PTSD symptoms and emphasizes why it's not your fault. An encouraging, empowering set of how-tos that will change lives for those struggling with symptoms as well as for their therapists and other health care professionals." --Veronique Mead, MD, MA, Somatic Trauma Therapist, Founder, Chronic Illness Trauma Studies
"Dr. Arielle Schwartz has created a profound resource for healing from complex trauma. With compassion, care, and wisdom, Dr. Schwartz guides the reader to both understand how their psyche and body has been affected by trauma, and also how to gently move toward growth. A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD is an extraordinary addition to anyone's healing toolbox. I highly recommend this important book." --Andrea M. Kolber, MA, LPC, NCC
"A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD provides effective strategies to attend to the painful wounds of the past so we can live more fully in the present. Using real and relatable examples from her psychotherapy practice, Arielle Schwartz takes an in-depth and compassionate look at C-PTSD and helps readers make sense of their symptoms and the modalities used to treat them. I will recommend this book to my clients for support in between therapy sessions." --Bree Bonchay, LCSW
"Rarely does a book address the origins, symptoms, and interventions for PTSD with both brevity and empirical depth, but A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD manages this feat. I heartily recommend this clinical resource to anyone practicing psychotherapy or who has symptoms of unresolved trauma." --Jeremy Fox, LPC, EMDR International Association Consultant