Christine A. Courtois PhD, PLLC

Trauma Treatment 


Consulting Services



Christine A. Courtois PhD, ABPP
Christine A Courtois, PhD, PLLC 
PO Box 1326
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
Phone & Fax: 302-616-1747
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Christine A. Courtois PhD, ABPP specializes in the treatment of trauma, particularly for adults experiencing the effects of childhood incest and other forms of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Dr. Courtois has worked with these issues for 30 years and has developed treatment approaches for complex posttraumatic and dissociative conditions for which she has received international recognition.
Dr. Courtois offers integrative and evidence-based relational treatments for clients and consultation for loved ones that involve respect, information, and hope to counter the effects of trauma and abuse. She offers individual and group treatments that use strategies and protocols, personalized to the clients' needs. 
Dr. Courtois also offers educational, consulting and support services for
professionals involved in treating trauma and complex posttraumatic and
dissociative conditions. Seminars, training courses, and individual and group
consultation services on numerous trauma-related topics are offered on-site as
well as in oth
er locations (nationally
and internationally).

As of April 22, 2016, Dr. Courtois' clinical practice is closed. She is unable to offer referrals.

Inquiries for services should go to state psychological or social work associations, the Sidran organization HELP DESK ( or the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation website referral listing (

Also, see articles on page 4 for information on complex trauma.

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."  - George Eliot


New Books on Amazon in Kindle or Hardcover:

by Julian D Ford, Damion J. Grasso

Jon D. Elhai, and Christine A. Courtois

Recent Publications:

It's Not You, It's What Happened To You:

Complex Trauma and Treatment

Kindle Edition
by Christine A. Courtois

Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy for Trauma

Edited by Donald F. Walker, Christine A. Courtois, and Jamie D. Aten

Now in paperback: 

Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents 
Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models

Treatment of Complex Trauma

A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach

Both published by Guilford Press

Other Publications of Interest On Complex Trauma:

Treatment of Complex PTSD: Results of the ISTSS Expert Clinician Survey on Best Practices

Understanding Complex Trauma, Complex Reactions, and Treatment Approaches