Amy HetrickAmy Hetrick
13:58 14 Nov 21
The strengths-based psychodrama workshop was an incredible experience. Scott is a skilled educator and facilitator. I look forward to applying what I learned in my practice!
Steve KilleleaSteve Killelea
17:16 26 Oct 21
Dr Scott regularly conducts Trauma training sessions for our staff at the Manor of Hope. To say he is the best at what he does is an understatement. He is a total professional take difficult information and simplify it so it is easy for everyone to understand. An accomplished Author, lecturer, professor and the CEO of an amazing group of talented professionals at the Phoenix Trauma Center. Scott and his team will never let you down. He has my unqualified recommendation
Spilove PsychotherapySpilove Psychotherapy
19:45 11 Dec 19
Scott is a prodigy at trauma work and especially psychodrama and experiential therapy. He has put together a wonderful center to participate in important, symptom reducing experiences. I often send my own clients to Scott for important experiential work that impacts the brain so that they can experience success.
Karen MKaren M
12:07 11 Dec 19
The Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy is a must for anyone who needs to recover from trauma. Dr Giacomucci has created a center where the best of trauma focused techniques are used to get results in healing. Scott is a talented teacher and clinician and has recruited talented clinicians to provide stellar service. Highly recommended!!
Maria SotomayorMaria Sotomayor
20:41 07 Dec 19
Great and ethical practice. I have been to Scott’s trainings many times and have learned tremendous information and tools. Staff at Phoenix center are welcoming, professional and experienced. Will highly recommend for clients and for professional development growth.

We are an outpatient trauma therapy center, specializing in trauma, grief/loss, and substance use, located at 524 N. Providence Road Media, PA 19063.

The Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy is named after the legendary figure of the phoenix. Mythology suggests that the phoenix dies and is reborn from its own ashes – it is a symbol of transformation and resilience. The phenomenon of growing after experiencing trauma has been labeled “Post-Traumatic Growth”. This is exactly what we strive to help our clients cultivate in their lives.

For intake appointments between 6/4/24 – 6/7/24, please call our main number, 484-440-9416.

While we cannot change the past, we can change how past experiences live within us.

Our expertise is in experiential trauma therapies including EMDR, psychodrama, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Expressive Arts Therapies. The services we offer include individual trauma therapy, low-cost options with our graduate interns, group therapy, support groups, couples/family therapy, individual EMDR intensives, group personal growth intensives, and community crisis/trauma responses – as well as trauma-informed care consultation for other organizations and training for therapists.

Following a time-tested map for clinical change – we begin by establishing safety, providing education, and focusing on strengths and support. Only once these tasks have been accomplished do we move onto looking at the trauma, otherwise we risk retraumatization. Using state-of-the-art experiential trauma therapies, we work together to renegotiate and reprocess traumatic memory. The resulting phenomenon is transformation and Post-Traumatic Growth.

Welcome to the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy

It is our belief that the human psyche (mind, soul, etc) is always working to heal itself. Just as the body heals itself when wounded, so does the psyche. Overwhelming traumatic experiences are disorienting and overwhelm the brain’s (and nervous system’s) capacity to integrate the experience. The treatment approaches that we provide aim to remove these barriers to you healing yourself.

“Awakening the autonomous healing center, the power to heal oneself, is how I see the value of psychodrama and all forms of therapy.” – Zerka T. Moreno, the co-founder of sociometry, psychodrama, and group psychotherapy

The Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (PCETT) is a psychotherapy practice located in Media, PA specializing in trauma, grief/loss, and addiction. Dr. Scott Giacomucci is the Founder/Director of the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy,  providing  trauma treatment, professional training, consultation, and supervision. Phoenix Center staff include multiple experiential trauma therapists and graduate interns providing psychotherapy services to individuals and multiple weekly trauma therapy groups.

The Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy subscribes to the following core values to help us fulfill our purpose:

  1. Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
  2. Clinical & Educational Excellence
  3. Justice, Dignity, & Worth
  4. Empowerment through Relationships
  5. Commitment to Experiential Healing for Clients, Community, and Ourselves

These were developed based on a mix of who we think we are and who we are striving to be as an organization. You’ll notice that they are also influenced by NASW’s core values and SAMHSA’s trauma-informed principles as those have been the two sets of guiding core values for many of us at the center. The core values were created in collaboration with the Phoenix Center’s leadership team, staff, and interns.

Learn about our Fee Structure Cost and Financial Accessibility.

Phoenix Center is recognized as one of the first Experiential Certified Organization (ECO) by the International Society of Experiential Professionals.

Phoenix Center is a proud organizational member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama

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