Neurostimulation Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Neurostimulation Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

We are conducting a new pilot study to understand the feasibility of a study treatment including Cognitive Processing Therapy and neurostimulation for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The purpose of this study is to support the development of evidence-based treatments for PTSD by exploring the feasibility of a study treatment, prior to launching a large-scale study. The research can be completed virtually (online) and will include six weeks of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Breathing and Awareness Training (BAT), and neurostimulation. You will need to complete various assessments to assess your eligibility.

If you qualify and choose to participate in the study, you will be randomized to receive either of the following (at no cost):

  • 12 CPT sessions paired with BAT and neurostimulation over six weeks, or
  • 12 CPT sessions paired with BAT over six weeks

You will be asked to complete three study visits at weeks one, three and six, using online questionnaires (regarding your current PTSD symptoms, emotional state and daily activities) as well as an in-person brain function assessment.


You may qualify as a study participant if:

  • You are at least 19 years old
  • You have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for 12 months or more
  • You are willing and able to attend regular treatment sessions and assessment visits over 6 weeks


The study requires you to participate in-person at the Centre for Neurology Studies at HealthTech Connex, located in City Centre 1 (Address: 13737 96th Avenue, Unit 204 in Surrey, BC).

For more information, please contact Gabriela Pawlowski at 604-786-0889 or