Powered by RedCircle

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares a replay of a past interview with Dr. Arielle Schwartz. Listen in on this interview with this knowledgeable, warm and compassionate therapist as she shares about her work with survivors of Complex PTSD.

Dr. Arielle Schwartz shares how she uses yoga and other somatic practices in healing complex trauma and dissociation. She talks about “functional freeze” and shares her perspective on assessment and treatment of dissociation as part of trauma therapy. Next week Laura will share about an opportunity to learn from Dr. Schwartz in a very special place!

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of five books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook. Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished teacher who guides therapists in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of trauma and complex PTSD. She has a depth of understanding, passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics. She is the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. With over twenty years as a therapeutic yoga teacher, Dr. Schwartz believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart. 


Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s website: drarielleschwartz.com

Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s Vagus Nerve Yoga videos FREE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dr.arielleschwartz913 

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free. Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!

This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com. We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available. 

Therapists, registration is now open for Trauma Therapist Network membership. Join a compassionate and skilled group of trauma therapists for weekly calls focused on Self Care, Case Consultation, Q&A and Training. Members of the waiting list get a 20% discount on their first month of TTN Membership! 

Get on the waiting list now to and we will send you a registration link and coupon code!

Sign up here https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join and learn about the new membership levels: Listing Only, Inner Circle & All Access. Also, Canadian therapists are invited to join – watch for details which will be sent out to the waiting list very soon! Membership prices will increase in 2023 so now is the time to join!

Find Laura’s most recommended books for healing trauma here (new resources are being added continuously) https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/resources/book-recommendations/ 

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio 

More Episodes

Post Details

Original Date

December 2, 2022

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

Learn More


Therapy Chat Podcast