CPTSD Foundation

Serving survivors of trauma and practitioners across the globe

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What is CPTSD?

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD, C-PTSD, Complex PTSD) describes the results of ongoing, inescapable, relational trauma. Unlike Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD typically involves being hurt by another person. These hurts are ongoing, repeated, and often involving a betrayal and loss of safety.

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Program Spotlight

Years serving Survivors & Practitioners


CPTSD Foundation is a 100% non-profit organization providing support to survivors of complex trauma.

Programs currently available, all trauma-informed.


All of our programs are trauma-informed, which means each one is developed and facilitated through the lens of understanding what survivors need to help feel supported and encouraged as they navigate every day life. No invalidation, no judgment, no shame.

You are welcome here.

Daily Recovery Support

Daily trauma-Informed peer support in a safe, group atmosphere, to supplement individual healing work.

Healing Book Club

Join us each week as we read through and discuss trauma-healing books and materials in a safe, group atmosphere.

Weekly Creative Group

Join us each week where you can express your creativity as you continue your healing journey.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

A weekly body-centered healing program focused on helping survivors engage with the present moment.

Peer Support Chat

Virtual support group where adult survivors come together in a validating and encouraging atmosphere.

Partner Support

“TIPS” for spouses, partners, caregivers, and those who are directly involved in the life of a trauma survivor.

Daily Encouraging Text

One text, once per day to help encourage you on your healing journey. Available in the US and Internationally.

Pride Support

A program designed to affirm and encourage survivors and allies who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community.

All Programs

A full listing of all programs and memberships available, including Free resources and classes.


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Our writers include survivors, coaches, clinicians, authors, and thought leaders in the field of trauma recovery.


Do you want to give back and help others using a skill set you have, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of trauma survivors?

Check out the current volunteer opportunities available!


Make a small donation of any size right now! Or, make an even bigger impact by setting up a monthly recurring donation. Your thoughtfulness and kindness can make all the difference.

We appreciate you and thank you!


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“My FRAMILY is amazing. You all are amazing and inspiring. I truly love all everyone on the calls and thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me heal through this community.”


“”The healing book club has been such a blessing. It is very meaningful and I feel that I have established true, authentic connections. It’s comforting to have a designated space each week that’s safe, normalizing, educational, and secure. Thank you for this incredible resource!


“The calls have catapulted me forward in my recovery in multiple ways. I now have an anchor that is reliable, consistent, encouraging, educational, safe and soul-enriching. There are still tough days but I no longer get stuck in isolation for long periods of time.


“”The daily calls are helping me to take better care of myself and have boundaries. How to recognize safe people and unsafe people and receive encouragement and support that I do not get otherwise. They help me recognize I am not alone in my feelings and thoughts.


It’s so amazing having the book club, I find reading triggering a lot of the time but I follow along and get so much from the content anyway. Also, the community aspect is so lovely and Sabra has such a wonderful way about herself; gentle, compassionate, funny, modest, and humble. Sooooo bright and knowledgeable and easy to follow


“I love the encouraging daily texts, I get one right after lunch at work every day, and some days I really need it..:


“I’ve realized recently just how much my healing has benefited from being on these calls. My heart just swells thinking of all of you because I honestly cannot imagine a more loving, supportive group of people.”


“I love this group! I know I don’t talk much, but every time I’m here I find myself nodding in agreement and understanding all of the time, and quietly celebrating all of your victories.”