Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic, scary or dangerous event. PTSD can be caused by either witnessing or experiencing the trauma. Events that sometimes trigger PTSD include everything from sexual assault, war, and violence, to car accidents or other incidents that could cause loss of life. It is not at all uncommon for people who go through something traumatic to have temporary difficulty coping and acute symptoms, but with time, they usually get better. However, if the symptoms last longer than a month, get worse rather than better and affect your ability to function, you may be suffering from PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD may include severe anxiety, anger, nightmares, trouble sleeping, flashbacks to the event, frightening thoughts, avoidance of situations or places, feeling on edge and/or being easily startled. If you think you may be experiencing PTSD, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s specialists today to get help.

Meet the specialists

 

I trained with Dr. Colin Ross (The Trauma Model) in his inpatient trauma treatment hospital program. I have over 20 years experience and extensive training for treating PTSD. I also help those who identify with Complex PTSD.. I offer treatment to military personnel and veterans via the Headstrong Project. There is no cost to the client for this service. Contact me to learn more.

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in Encinitas (San Diego Cty), CA

Trauma can be devastating, but with the right support, recovery is possible. Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful technique that helps clients process and release traumatic memories. I am experienced in this approach, and have completed training with the EMDR Institute.

— Eric Eichler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

I have completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy, or simply CPT. This is an approach to treating trauma that allows the individual to resolve concerns from their past in order to get back their life, as well as finding peace and meaning moving forward.

— Michael Lamerato, Mental Health Counselor in Huntington Woods, MI
 

It can be quite difficult to reach out for help. If you've experienced symptoms of trauma for a long time, healing can seem like a myth. Thankfully it is not. I strive to help my clients shift out of the old painful patterns and into new empowered ones. Schedule an appointment today and let's work together to move you to a better place.

— Lindsey Arrasmith, Therapist in Bellevue, WA

I object to the term "disorder." PTS is a NATURAL response to something threatening happening. It was a strength in getting you out of whatever situation prompted it. The problem becomes when the body and mind are stuck in protective mode and you can't get out. It creates physical problems, extreme fatigue, and distance from others. It's a frustrating situation- logic brain knows you're safe, but your mind and body are always on high alert and you can't function. It doesn't have to be permanent.

— Catherine McConnell, Counselor in Arlington, TX
 

PTSD is frequently thought of as a military combat disorder. However, trauma is very common in relationships with emotional, verbal, or physical abuse. I specialize in working with clients that experience PTSD ranging from childhood trauma all the way to abusive adult relationships. If this sounds like you, I have various tools and therapies that I will tailor to your specific needs. These may include EMDR, trauma-focused narrative therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy. The combination has helped many to get past the fears, become stable in the face of triggers, and live a more confident and fulfilling life. Let me know if I can help you next.

— Jaclin Belabri, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I have over 15 years' experience successfully treating PTSD using scientifically supported approaches such as cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure. My clients have experienced a wide range of traumas, including sexual assault, physical assault, accidents, and the sudden, unexpected deaths of loved ones. I have also conducted and published research on treatment of PTSD.

— Christine Scher, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA
 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective, evidence-based therapy for the treatment of trauma and related issues. Typically healing occurs much more rapidly than in traditional psychotherapy. Because of EMDR’s ability to clear emotional blockages, many people experience a newfound sense of joy, openness and deep connection with others. I am a certified EMDR therapist.

— Danielle Bush, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Rosa, CA

We are now understanding that PTSD is a condition that impacts the emotions, body, mind, and spirit. Laura Giles approaches treatment of PTSD focusing on all four. She wants to provide release from what plagues you, not just address the symptoms. You never have to remember anything and we always only go as fast as you care to go.

— Laura Giles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Henrico, VA
 

I have a passion for working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma or life-altering events. I start the therapeutic journey by first helping clients to recognize their symptoms of trauma. From this awareness they can start to understand the ways they play out in daily life. I also help clients to work through difficult thoughts and emotions surrounding trauma. The first step is to normalize negative reactions and behaviors. This allows you to create space for learning and adjustment

— Nikkita Stonner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Those who have experienced trauma often report an aching sense that their real self and true capabilities are buried somewhere below the surface and yearn for the day when that person can come forth. For years, some find safety in the idea that others had it worse, but the reality is, what you experience is real and its yours. The resiliency, insight, and evolution I have seen people inhabit in working through trauma or challenging childhoods speaks to the incredible laden strengths and unique sensitivities that survivors of these circumstances often possess. The journey out is through, and when people decide to embark - something amazing happens, and life can be as imagined. The people that enter this process often want more for themselves and of themselves, and this is frequently the result. I have helped many to overcome and resolve the symptoms of PTSD and get their lives back. I enjoy helping people find recovery from trauma and assisting them at a pace they are comfortable with. Much of my clinical training and expertise is focused on PTSD and recovery from traumatic experiences. During my residency, I worked with our veteran population at the VA hospital offering clinical services to recover from chronic PTSD.

— Mitch Keil, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

I have worked extensively with folks with acute and developmental trauma and understand that it impacts all areas of one's life. I am also familiar with secondary reactions to trauma like feelings of shame, lack of control, and helpless. I have a deep understanding of trauma and its associated neurobiology and work with a variety of interventions to help hold and heal traumatic wounds. This includes working somatically to resolve traumatic symptoms in addition to talking through trauma.

— Jami Winkel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Trauma can happen to any of us and when it does, the right help makes all the difference! Our team specializes in trauma and can help utilizing several modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or EMDR.

— Acuity Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

Have you experienced a frightening event (recent or long ago) that left you feeling helpless, thoughts that you would die or be badly hurt? Are you now experiencing flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and you've become a "different person?" Further evaluation and discussion is needed as you may have PTSD or another trauma disorder which requires professional help in order to recover. The symptoms just won't go away but you probably already know that. Learn to face the FEAR!

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

When disturbing or traumatizing events happen, those events can become locked in our nervous system as if we are frozen in time with all same uncomfortable feelings. People, situations, or events can subconsciously trigger those stuck memories leaving you feeling anxious, paranoid, irritable, depressed, or otherwise fearful without an obvious cause. EMDR allows your brain to process those memories to help you find relief. Together we can heal your trauma and allow you to move on from your pain.

— William Portis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bloomington, IL

Therapy should not be re-traumatizing! If you find yourself dissociating during or after therapy or dreading it, something is wrong. Working in a trauma-informed way means I will help you learn the signs of when you are beginning to re-experience the trauma, and how to bring yourself back into safety. The work must go at your pace, guided by your body's subtle cues, and your inner 'no' and 'yes.'

— Grace Silvia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I use any therapy that will work to relieve your distress if you are experiencing PTSD. I will focus on how to manage the present, and then help you heal your relationship with the past. I have extensive training and experience in the effects of trauma and the treatment of trauma using a wide variety of therapies: EMDR and various associated protocols, Somatic Experiencing, Kundalini Yoga Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy but I prefer to use more effective techniques.

— Melissa Owens, Counselor in Portland, OR

I am trained in EMDR and I have seen it work miracles for my clients. And fast! Love this technique that breaks through barriers that come up in talk therapy

— Leslie Inlow, Counselor in Noblesville, IN

I specialize in moderate to severe early childhood trauma.

— Erica Petree, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
 

PTSD is a way to describe the impact of a traumatic event or series of events on a person. Trauma can result in problems like nightmares, intrusive memories, avoiding reminders of the past, depression, and relationship issues. Recovering from trauma is possible, and begins with a choice to take a healing journey. Once you make that brave decision, I build a relationship with you where you can safely reprocess the traumatic experiences to tell your body you are safe now.

— Dana Frederick, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marietta, GA

Some times it feels like our trauma is the defining factor in our lives. We almost become our trauma, and our lives certainly seems to revolve around it. We feel stuck in a loop that can't be broken. But it can! I guarantee, you don't have to live like this forever.

— John Kuykendall, Counselor in Kansas City, MO
 

I have extensive training in the assessment and treatment of PTSD. I completed my Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship at the Ann Arbor VA and my PostDoctoral Residency at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor VA Clinical Psychology Consortium. During my time at the VA, I completed rotations in the PTSD clinic on both the general track and on the women's specialty issues track. I use Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat PTSD, both gold-standard treatments.

— Katherine Harris, Clinical Psychologist in North Aurora, IL

I am a certified EMDR practitioner and this is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. It's amazing to see the shift happen in my clients.

— Lili Wagner, Psychologist in Newhall, CA

Most people that I’ve worked with have experienced some form of trauma(s) in their life. It’s a tricky thing for our souls & minds to make sense of the horrors we experience as humans. I am gentle and move slowly, if needed. Certain skills are vital to develop in order to tolerate processing & reprogramming. I do not jump into the details of trauma right away. For parents, helping your child make sense of things can be overwhelming. I align with you to help you find your parental voice and way.

— Emily Natale, Creative Art Therapist in Salem, MA
 

Trauma comes in many forms and many times people are afraid their trauma doesn't count because it didn't come from military service. Yes, being in combat is traumatic, but so is being raised in an abusive family, or being neglected. Being the victim of inappropriate and coercive sexual experiences is traumatic. Trauma has long-lasting effects when not treated - it's like an infected wound that keeps getting worse. Thankfully we know that treatment, when done by someone who is experienced and trained in treating trauma can be very effective. I've been trained in treating trauma across a variety of spectrums - from military combat veterans to survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. I use a model of treatment that involves 3 phases - 1) symptom stabilization and creating a safe environment, 2) focused trauma work and 3) post-trauma growth. I let my clients determine what kind of work they need and how quickly they want to progress.

— Darin Bergen, Psychologist in Portland, OR

PTSD can affect you emotionally, physically, psychologically... it can affect your health, your sleep patterns, your memory, your relationships, your work...... Let me help you look holistically at your PTSD symptoms, and work with you to find healing so you can live your best life.

— Tiffany Kettermann, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Trauma is anything that completely overwhelms us and our ability to cope. I view it as a cup of water overflowing after too much has been poured into it. This can be all at once, or a little bit at a time. We may not even realize it has happened as it may not have been one big moment, but many small injustices over time. I am nationally certified in EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy that is effective for healing from PTSD.

— Kaley Sinclair Jiawon, Counselor in Orlando, FL

I am a trained trauma therapist who has treated numerous survivors of PTSD to help them reclaim their lives. I follow the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model and am working on certification in both EMDR and Internal Family Systems therapy, all of which have been shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD in clinical research trials.

— Evan Wilson, Social Worker in Baltimore, MD
 

Finding an individual who has not had anything "traumatic" happen to them is exceedingly rare. Trauma can be thought of as any experience we go through that exceeds our ability to cope with it at the time it happens. Well known serious incidents, such as near-death experiences, assaults, and natural disasters, are often thought of; however, many live with the effects of trauma's that are less well considered, such as witnessing DV, car accidents, and losing a relative/friend. I can help here.

— Jim Dunn, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

I often think of unresolved trauma as the hitch-hiking ghosts on the haunted mansion ride at disney land. Though you may have hidden your trauma away, it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Trauma can be triggered by smells, colors, and sounds around you. I want to help you explore past trauma to minimize the power it holds. In working with trauma, I create a safe space to hold your story. Trauma work can be scary, no matter the size of the trauma. I help you navigate the trauma at your own pace so symptoms are minimized rather than escalated. Trauma symptoms show in many ways, yours may look like anxiety, depression, nightmares, rage, self harm, suicidal ideation, or other symptoms. In healing trauma, I use exploration and help you develop resources to minimize symptoms. I am also trained in advanced techniques including EMDR and Somatic Experiencing (Beginning I) to treat trauma.

— Ilyse Kennedy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Trauma can happen to any of us and when it does, the right help makes all the difference! Our team specializes in trauma and can help utilizing several modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or EMDR.

— Acuity Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder. PTSD occurs after you experience a traumatic event. Those events may have caused intense fear, powerlessness, or horror. Traumatic events may include abuse, rape, natural disaster, war, or accidents. PTSD can also be caused by witnessing a traumatic event such as domestic violence. If you experience a traumatic event it is typical for it to linger with you. It's common to feel some anxiety or depression after one of these events. However, if the lingering feelings of anxiety stick with you longer than a month and you are having a harder time functioning as well as you were before the event, then you may have developed PTSD. PTSD symptoms can sometimes occur months and even years after the event.EMDR and Brainspotting are two methods to treat PTSD. They are both brain-based therapies that let your brain process trauma to stay centered and grounded during the anxiety.

— Courtenay Monfore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC

I object to the term "disorder." PTS is a NATURAL response to something threatening happening. It was a strength in getting you out of whatever situation prompted it. The problem becomes when the body and mind are stuck in protective mode and you can't get out. It creates physical problems, extreme fatigue, and distance from others. It's a frustrating situation- logic brain knows you're safe, but your mind and body are always on high alert and you can't function. It doesn't have to be permanent.

— Catherine McConnell, Counselor in Arlington, TX
 

The majority of my professional career has been working alongside survivors of trauma. What I see most often, is that people's traumatic experiences change the way they view themselves, others and the world. I am training in both EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Although I treat many types of trauma, I specialize in treating sexual trauma, military related trauma and trauma experienced within the LGBTQ+ community.

— Mindy Shepherd, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Tempe, AZ

Trauma can majorly impact our lives-even years after the event and even when we think we're "over it". I work with folks to gently explore those trauma histories and develop new ways of integrating and coping with painful memories so you can have happier todays.

— Erin Copley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I am trained in PTSD using a Trauma In Recovery model from Judy Herman MD at Harvard University. I teach at the graduate and post graduate level for clinicians on working with trauma. I am EMDR certified in Trauma Treatment.

— Joseph Doherty, Psychologist in Portland, OR

As a daughter of a Holocaust survivor who has actively worked on promoting an awareness of the impact of the Holocaust and its relevance to today, I have been immersed in PTSD issues my entire life. My first volunteer position in the 1970s was as a rape crisis counselor. I was there at the beginning of beginning of the child abuse awareness movement. For many years I was an administrator of programs serving children and their families involved with abuse. About half of my practice involves adult survivors of child abuse.

— Karin Wandrei, Clinical Social Worker in Rohnert Park, CA
 

Sometimes kids don't get the help they need. These kids grow up and become adults who still need to work through their childhood trauma. I see you. I'm here to provide a space for you to explore all that's happened in your life.

— Kait Marcil, Licensed Professional Counselor in Watertown, CT

You just wish it never happened. Maybe it’s one traumatic event, maybe it’s several smaller traumatic events that have compounded over time. Regardless, surviving trauma can make you feel forever changed. However, trauma does not have to define you. You can take back control over your life and how you feel in the world.

— Kevin Creamer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
 

Trauma, in all forms, can overpower every aspect of one’s life. I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help allievate pain and suffering, and to empower the change process.

— Niki Saigeon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
 

Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops following frightening, stressful, or distressing life events. Characterized by intense fear, helplessness, and stress, PTSD affects normal life and functioning of the patient. We offer treatment of trauma symptoms using EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidenced based practice specific to treating and relieving the symptoms of trauma.

— Livewell Behavioral Health, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA

Healing from trauma and PTSD can be assisted by the gentle approach of Somatic Experiencing®, as the nervous system regains the capacity for self-regulating the body. SE™ employs awareness of body sensation to help people "renegotiate" and heal rather than re-live or re-enact trauma. SE™'s guidance of the bodily "felt sense," allows the highly aroused survival energies to be safely experienced and gradually discharged.

— Paul C. Briggs, Clinical Social Worker in Hollywood, FL
 

I specialize in working with folks who have trauma that is impacting their relationships. I utilize techniques around shame reduction, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and eye moment desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as strategies to cope with trauma.

— Kristine Sandt, Counselor in Glendale, AZ

I have many years of experience treating ptsd as well as complex ptsd and the dissociative spectrum. I was director of women's trauma program for seven years that integrated DBT and Sensorimotor psychotherapy to look at treatment from a mind body perspective. I am an experienced yoga teacher and teach trauma sensitive yoga to students as well as teachers. Trained in EMDR and prolonged exposure.

— Nathalie Edmond, Clinical Psychologist in Ewing, NJ
 

Shame. Secrets. Anxiety. Loneliness. Maybe some of these things resonate with you and it has been difficult to find someone safe to process what has gone on in your life. Through shame resiliency, trauma focused CBT or EMDR, our specialists can provide the safety and comfort you need to consider exploring this area of your life.

— Meredith Riddick, Counselor in Ashburn, VA

PTSD and other trauma related issues are an area of expertise for me. I have spent many hours studying and receiving training in how trauma works and how to treat it.

— Shauna Shipps, Counselor in Parker, CO

Trauma can be as seemingly minor as an unexpected event that violates our basic sense of who we are and where we belong in the world, or as dramatic as catastrophic events such as combat or mass tragedies. The "what" of the trauma is only a part of the story; increasingly we are beginning to understand how traumatic events affect the brain and leave us stuck in fight-or-flight overdrive. The good news is that, just as stroke victims can learn to use their limbs and regain capabilities, so can trauma survivors exceed their expectations as to what is possible in recovering and living life fully. I use a variety of techniques, include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, skills training, mindfulness, and existential therapy to help traumatized clients reach their goals.

— Katherine Chiba, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

40 years experience with sexual assault with children and adults. Body focused, emotional and spiritual healing. Mindfulness therapy and CBT therapy.

— Laurie Domsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kimberling City, MO

Trauma can majorly impact our lives-even years after the event and even when we think we're "over it". I work with folks to gently explore those trauma histories and develop new ways of integrating and coping with painful memories so you can have happier todays.

— Erin Copley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I help partners of survivors understand symptoms of PTSD as a result of sexual violence. This can include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, shaking, flashbacks, sex / intimacy struggles, trust issues, and other issues as well. I support partners of survivors in finding ways to help their partners (the survivors) manage and reduce their symptoms.

— Maya Grodman, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Are you tired of the humiliation in thinking there's something wrong with you because the flashbacks won't stop? Or do you wish that the nightmares and panic attacks would just go away? Maybe you want to get enough energy to improve your self care. The impact of nutrition, physical activity, and sleep on PTSD has always been a big interest of mine. Do you want a therapist who can collaborate with your doctor? I've consulted with psychiatrists for years, and can help you to address your feelings and habits around meds. Along with gentle talk therapy, I use EMDR, hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and somatic tools to help safely resolve how the past haunts you. Please know that genuine healing is possible, no matter how long you have carried your burdens. Please call. I'd love to hear from you, with no obligation!

— Valerie Keim, Counselor in Pleasant Hill, CA
 

I work alongside survivors of trauma and abuse frequently in my practice of therapy. I use a trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy lens and Narrative Therapy in order to help you re-story your experience.

— Emelie Gagliardo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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— jessica dawn russell, Therapist in Encino, CA

Neurofeedback and EMDR can both be powerful methods for relieving the symptoms associated with PTSD and Developmental trauma. EMDR can process intrusive memories so they are adaptively stored in the brain. Neurofeedback enhances emotional regulation and allows the body to get out of "fight or flight" mode. Oftentimes a combination of these approaches can bring about an entirely new way of living by putting trauma where it belongs - in the past.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Trauma can be anything that has significantly impacted your life in a negative way.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

The majority of my clients have experienced extensive trauma and have experience with PTSD. I help clients overcome their anxiety, learn grounding and coping skills, and strategies to overcome their trauma experiences.

— Heather Bell, Clinical Social Worker in Clackamas, OR

My work with survivors of trauma includes experience with attachment injury, sexual abuse, systemic abuse and neglect, and the impact of trauma on the family system. I use a family systems approach in supporting children with developing safety and trust after trauma. Adults and ch

— L. Simone D'Amore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

For those struggling with trauma, finding relief and “feeling better” can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. However, I assure you, change can happen, you can become “unstuck.” As an experienced trauma therapist I offer a empathetic, non-judgemental approach and use modalities focused on trauma resolution and long-lasting healing. In our sessions, we may use somatic and mindfulness techniques, nuerobiology, shame resolution, and skill building to help you find relief. You don’t have to be held hostage by the past.

— Kimberley Mead, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
 

Coming from a 2nd generation Army family I am quite familiar with PTSD. I was motivated to help people with this disorder because of my family’s military background. My clients will tell you I am quoted as repeating... “PTSD is just a delayed response to a traumatic event, everyone HAS to respond sometime, let’s do this!” Armed with EMDR we cannot go wrong in facing PTSD with the individual, and btw, I view PTSD as a family affair!

— Laura (Lori) Patin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Eagle River, AK

Trauma effects our emotions, memory, and physical health. Your body has an innate ability to heal itself from past pain.

— Gerda Phillips, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

PTSD is a cluster of symptoms that may arise after a person has experienced a traumatic event. This is the body and mind's way of trying to protect itself after experiencing an atypical event. Symptoms experienced include recurrent memories/flashbacks of the event as if it's happening in real time, avoidance of people/places/things that serve as reminders, depression, and anxiety symptoms.

— Amanda Roberson, Counselor in Beaverton, OR

I am currently training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Lifespan Integration, two trauma therapies that can help you process your traumatic memories with less risk of retraumatization.

— Samantha Auclair, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

Those who have experienced trauma often report an aching sense that their real self and true capabilities are buried somewhere below the surface and yearn for the day when that person can come forth. For years, some find safety in the idea that others had it worse, but the reality is, what you experience is real and its yours. The resiliency, insight, and evolution I have seen people inhabit in working through trauma or challenging childhoods speaks to the incredible laden strengths and unique sensitivities that survivors of these circumstances often possess. The journey out is through, and when people decide to embark - something amazing happens, and life can be as imagined. The people that enter this process often want more for themselves and of themselves, and this is frequently the result. I have helped many to overcome and resolve the symptoms of PTSD and get their lives back. I enjoy helping people find recovery from trauma and assisting them at a pace they are comfortable with.

— Mitch Keil, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

You may not understand it, but you’ll know it when you feel it. Trauma makes you feel unsafe in your own mind and skin. You may be asking yourself what's wrong with you... the answer is NOTHING. What you had to endure was NOT normal, and that’s where the problem started. Just the thought of treatment – of talking about your trauma – can be incredibly scary and overwhelming, but you don’t have to worry. I will never push you or make you do anything. We’ll proceed when YOU are ready. I can help.

— JaLeah Law, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Often times, people who have experienced trauma don't present with concerns that exactly fit with PTSD. Especially for people who have experienced chronic and persistent trauma, coming to therapy often means addressing situational and/or life stressors first, before being able to look at some of the underlying experiences of trauma that have exacerbated those stressors. And, there are those instances where one or more very specific and identifiable traumatic events have resulted in PTSD. When people see me as a result of this type of trauma, we'll initially work at ensuring there is safety both inside and outside of the therapy space, while also developing specific skills and strategies to manage the specific impact of the trauma(s) experienced.

— Jeff Levy, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I implement an integration of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Processing Therapy when treating trauma and PTSD. I have had the privilege of seeing people transform themselves when they commit to therapy, and that is a beautiful process. When we work together, I will provide a safe environment where you can explore the trauma in a nonjudgmental way, as I know many people do not understand trauma and have probably had negative reactions about it. You can improve and get your life back!

— Emily Frey, Clinical Psychologist in North Aurora, IL

I have extensive training in PTSD and trauma-informed care, and I specialize in treating adults with childhood trauma. I am trained in trauma-informed art therapy as well as EMDR. I take a neurodevelopmental perspective on trauma, and focus on helping to release trauma from the body, to work through unprocessed memories, and to help individuals learn to calm the nervous system and orient the mind when dealing with traumatic responses. Through my art therapy and transpersonal counseling perspective, I help clients to move through their trauma and work towards Post Traumatic Growth and resiliency.

— Sarah Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO

Your trauma may have happened a long time ago, but the event will never leave your mind without some proper help. We will teach you some healthy coping strategies as well as examining your unhealthy coping strategies, in order to differentiate between the two. You’ll work through the trauma while focusing on safety issues, to be aware of the feelings each bring. Trauma is hard to deal with alone. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. Contact us and begin to get better.

— Jason Walter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Elmo, MN
 

Experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse since 1994. Experience treating other types of trauma, including the occupational exposure that First Responders encounter. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

— Debbie Duquette, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Huntsville, AL

My work with survivors of trauma includes experience with attachment injury, pysical/sexual abuse and neglect, systemic oppression, and the impact of trauma on the family system. I work with clients to understand and change the impact of trauma on our personal relationships. I am trained in EMDR which has been found to be helpful in reducing panic response to reminders of trauma, challenging our negative beliefs about ourselves, and developing a present sense of safety.

— L. Simone D'Amore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I'm a trauma informed counselor and am interested in helping you reduce your symptoms that are related to trauma.

— Meletina Taerbaum, Counselor in Round Rock, TX

EMDR is the gold standard for treating trauma and its resulting PTSD, as well as lesser traumas that get replayed throughout life: rejection, failure, and loss. When childhood trauma doesn’t get resolved, triggers of the trauma can send adults into a fight/flight response, dysregulating them and causing them to behave erratically or to make choices they regret. I help people release the emotional charge of painful experiences so that they are no longer triggered by reminders of the events.

— Ofra Obejas, Clinical Social Worker in Redondo Beach, CA
 

We are a trauma-informed group that draws strength from a number of models for managing trauma. We have providers trained in EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Expsosure-DBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, and more, so that we can use a "just-right" approach for you individual needs.

— The Wellness Counseling Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Harrisonville, MO

I am EMDR trained. This is a well researched treatment for PTSD. The client's brain actually heals itself, I only facilitate the process. It works by reprocessing past trauma by bringing what is stuck in the past into the present. I also use an attachment-based EMDR process for those with developmental trauma. EMDR isn't for everyone, other methods I use are body based with mindfulness and/or other modalities. I collaborate with each client so they can choose what resonates with them most.

— Bonnie Fleckenstein, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX
 

I am EMDR certified and believe that trauma is usually at the root of all addictions. Processing our traumatic memories and life events through through the techniques of EMDR can set us free from self-destructive behavior and painful emotions.

— Lisa Boyd, Counselor in Plano, TX

PTSD is not just for combat veterans. Anyone who has directly experienced or witnessed a traumatic event/series of events can suffer from symptoms of PTSD - which I prefer to call Complex Trauma, because I believe the symptoms exist as a response to trauma, not because of a disorder. People suffering from Complex Trauma may experience sleep difficulties, frequent nightmares or flashbacks, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, or trouble managing overwhelming emotions, among other things.

— Peggy Johnson, Counselor in Knoxville, TN
 

I have been working with and studying PTSD since the first moment I spent in a war zone in 2001. First Kosovo, then Israel, Gaza and with the FDNY following the events of 9/11. During my training I learned from the top psychologists in the field - both at UMN and the VA. I've worked with refugee men, women and children, first responders of all types, and the "regular ol' people" (all of us!) who have experienced other significantly stressful life events. CPT, PE, A.R.T., mind-body approaches

— Margaret Gavian, Psychologist in Anywhere In, MN

Trauma and PTSD can feel hopeless, inescapable, overwhelming and isolating. It affects you in profound ways, from your relationships, from how to respond, to feeling anxious, unsafe and often times sacred. Free yourself from the grip of trauma. Learn how trauma affects you on multiple levels and how to work with each level. Feel empowered and renewed, as you recreate your story and thrive.

— Margaret Bell, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

I specialize in working with people who have experienced complex trauma and/or difficult childhood experiences. I have Trauma Focused CBT training, and integrate a wide-range of holistic treatments into my work with those who have experienced trauma. Since grad school, much of my work and training has centered around complex trauma, and I regularly train other clinicians on the topic. In addition to working with folks who have trauma experience, I also regularly work with their loved ones.

— Lacy Alana, Counselor in , TX
 

Completed EMDRIA approved training through EMDR Institute and Parnell Institute. Specializing in treating PTSD and attachment. Completed IFS Level 1 training and additional trainings through the Center for Self Leadership.

— Erica Thompson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

My work with survivors of trauma includes experience with attachment injury, sexual abuse, systemic abuse and neglect, and the impact of trauma on the family system. I use a family systems approach in supporting children with developing safety and trust after trauma. Adults and ch

— L. Simone D'Amore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

There's PTSD, the result of a single, overwhelming incident that leaves us disengaged from others, replaying the terrifying incident over and over, unable to find ease. Then there's Complex PTSD, the result of years of abuse and neglect children suffer, when they instead needed to learn the developmental tasks of trust and relating to others, of developing competence and cultivating lifelong curiosity. My attachment-focused work helps clients step into themselves, and then the world.

— Inga Larson, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

My experiences include working with individuals who have struggled to overcome extensive childhood abuse and neglect. In particular, I enjoy working with adults who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, were raised in unstable environments, and experienced attachment trauma, chronic invalidation, emotional neglect, and abuse.

— Kristen Henshaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I am a trained trauma therapist who has treated numerous survivors of PTSD to help them reclaim their lives. I follow the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model and am working on certification in both EMDR and Internal Family Systems therapy, both of which have been shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD in clinical research trials.

— Evan Wilson, Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

I spent 8 years as a therapist at an agency that provided services for survivors of sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. This gave me a good foundation of knowledge and experience working with trauma. My creative and holistic approaches to therapy are particularly helpful for dealing with trauma symptoms.

— Krista Verrastro, Creative Art Therapist in Reisterstown, MD

I have extensive training in treating trauma including individuals suffering with symptoms of PTSD. I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is a trauma informed practice that integrates the full experience of body and mind into the processing and integration of traumatic experiences and memory. In addition to my training in SPI I have training in EMDR and Hakomi which also support the processing of trauma and allow for integration so experiences from the past don't continue to impact your life in the present.

— Heather Bradley, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

I utilize EMDR and this is one of the tools that has been validated with peer reviewed studies in relieving PTSD quickly and effectively with results that don't fade over time. If you are experiencing nightmares, panic attacks and other anxiety related to a traumatic event, let's work together to resolve the problem.

— Taunya Gesner, Counselor in Gresham, OR
 

I know what it’s like to experience trauma in life. There are ways you can get out of it. I have been providing psychotherapy for individuals who experience a range of traumas (i.e., due to childhood abuse, witnessing violence, MVA, etc.). I can help you feel safe and secure as well as to keep moving forward in life.

— Noorayne Chevalier, Therapist in Detroit, MI
 

If you find yourself living in a nearly constant state of distress, emotional upheaval, chaos, and pain, or dealing with ongoing difficult relationship issues there could be unresolved trauma. When seeing a trauma therapist, it is possible to work through traumatic material. By resolving traumatic memory, there is the possibility to create a new and different future where dreams of fulfillment and ease can come true. Together, we can heal past trauma in gentle, safe, and effective ways.

— Carlene Lehmann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I am skilled in EMDR as an excellent treatment option for post traumatic stress

— DEANA KAHLE, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Bernardino, CA

I help clients cognitively reframe traumatic and stressful events and normalize their reactions. We formulate a "healing theory" of what happened and why. I also help clients relate examples of their strengths, resources and coping abilities to convey the rest of the story.

— Melissa Higgins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in East Brunswick, NJ
 

Trauma impacts many of our lives. Most of us can identify turning points where we felt something change in our lives. I have a variety of approaches that help get to a place of healing. I am trained in EMDR, yoga and am nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

— Amelia Mackle, Counselor in Clackamas, OR

I am training in the Somatic Experiencing® (SE) method of resolving trauma and other stress conditions. This method understands that trauma resides in the nervous system, rather than the event, and results from an inability to complete self-protective survival responses at the time they were needed. While time goes on after these events, our nervous systems tend to get "stuck," in the activation associated with the event. SE supports the completion of these survival responses in the present from a position of strength and stability, with the goal of supporting us in thriving rather than merely surviving, and living in present time! I find this work to be exciting, hopeful, and very effective.

— Sarah Ross, Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
 

Do you sometimes feel like you're "reliving" something that happened to you in the past? Do you have nightmares? Do you feel anxious or sometimes just not want to get out of bed in the mornings? These are just a couple of the things my clients are often going through when they first walk in my door. I've spent most of my career trying to learn as much as I can about PTSD. The good news is that I've learned that therapy works! I offer two different types of very effective treatment for PTSD.

— Jessica Tappana, Clinical Social Worker in Columbia, MO
 

Experiences of trauma might look very different from person to person. I like to look at trauma with a focus on building resiliency, and on breaking down shame and self-blame. I believe that in order to fully understand trauma, we have to look at how it is remembered by the brain and the body, and also to understand how a survivor is impacted not just by the big events we think of when someone says "trauma," but also by chronic trauma such as racism, homophobia, systemic oppression and poverty.

— Kayte Heslet, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Find out more about how I can help you with trauma via my specialty webpage: https://www.timholtzmantherapy.com/emdr-trauma-therapy

— Tim Holtzman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
 

I have a background working in child welfare with a wide variety of children and families impacted by trauma. In addition to my experience working with individuals and families impacted by trauma, I have also been trained in EMDR, a specialized trauma treatment for people with specific and or complex trauma.

— Sabrina Tropper, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City, NY

Are you struggling with the effects of PTSD? I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD problems. I am trained in EMDR therapy which is a specialized form of therapy to address trauma related problems.

— Cody Mitts, Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO
 

I have a wealth of experience and use a wide variety of approaches to help people heal from their unique combination of trauma symptoms, including flashbacks, dissociation, panic, avoidance, depression, irritability and low self-esteem.

— Sarah Blaszczak, in Portland, OR

PTSD and Complex PTSD so both one time event trauma and complex and relational trauma or ongoing trauma happening in relationship. This can mean anything from rejection to abandonment, neglect to abuse. Oftentimes people think it needs to be a near death experience however this is not the case, it is any significant event causing an emotional response and relative helplessness.

— Kelley Goodwin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roswell, GA

If you find yourself living in a nearly constant state of distress, emotional upheaval, chaos, and pain, or dealing with ongoing difficult relationship issues there could be unresolved trauma. When seeing a trauma therapist, it is possible to work through traumatic material. By resolving traumatic memory, there is the possibility to create a new and different future where dreams of fulfillment and ease can come true. Together, we can heal past trauma in gentle, safe, and effective ways.

— Carlene Lehmann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

For the past nine years I have worked in the community mental health setting, directly with families experiencing chronic/toxic stress, intergenerational trauma, and exposure to violence. I am trained in evidence-based interventions that are proven to be effective for young children suffering from PTSD, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am on the national roster for practitioners of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, to treat trauma in children birth to five and their caregivers.

— Samantha Pugh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lafayette, CO

I am good at: -Providing a safe place for people to unpack feelings of shame, and inviting people to recognize when things they are harboring were never their fault in the first place -Holding patience and tenderness while people move through stages of grief (including anger) about the wounds of injustice, childhood pain, and/or traumatic experiences

— Renee Randazzo, Counselor in Austin, TX
 

I am trained in EMDR and work with individuals who have suffered personal trauma or disturbing life events, and those who have witnessed trauma. I also consider and am sensitive to historical and inter-generational trauma.

— Lisa Hedden, Counselor in Tucker, GA
 

I am trained in EMDR therapy and am currently pursuing EMDR certification. Studies show that EMDR is an effective therapy in treating trauma. It is unique in that it uses bilateral stimulation to allow the brain to reprocess traumatic memories with the goal of reducing the distress and disturbance from those memories. EMDR is different than talk-therapy and is beneficial in that the individual does not have to divulge and discuss details about their trauma. Please visit emdria.org for more info.

— Julie Bivins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Henrico, VA

I love working with PTSD because I love to see people experience such life changing results in such a short time! I am grateful to be one of a small number of therapists in this area who is on the roster for CPT for PTSD; a short term, evidence-based, intervention. Evidence suggests CPT is effective in reducing PTSD symptoms related to traumatic events and I have witnessed transformations happen in front of me that I had not thought possible!

— Christa Harrison, Therapist in Oklahoma City, OK
 

It's not something wrong with you, it's something wrong with what happened to you. If memories, images and emotions from your past come crashing into your present you may be experiencing the effects of trauma. I can help you work through the nightmares, the constant looking over your shoulder, the anxiety, and the relationship issues that arise from dealing with trauma. There is hope and healing.

— Tammy Cover, Counselor in Magnolia, TX

We know a lot more than we did only decades ago about how trauma is stored in the brain and body, about how it is activated by present experiences, and how to effectively process and integrate traumatic memories. I have extensive training and experience with C-PTSD (developmental/attachment trauma). I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic techniques, sand tray, and Interpersonal Neurobiology to assist clients with trauma.

— Carly Henderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

My work with survivors of trauma includes experience with attachment injury, pysical/sexual abuse and neglect, systemic oppression, and the impact of trauma on the family system. I work with clients to understand and change the impact of trauma on our personal relationships. I am trained in EMDR which has been found to be helpful in reducing panic response to reminders of trauma, challenging our negative beliefs about ourselves, and developing a present sense of safety.

— L. Simone D'Amore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I use a trauma informed approach to treat many issues arise from childhood trauma.

— Julie Markowitz, Clinical Social Worker in New york, NY

Often times, people who have experienced trauma don't present with concerns that exactly fit with PTSD. Especially for people who have experienced chronic and persistent trauma, coming to therapy often means addressing situational and/or life stressors first, before being able to look at some of the underlying experiences of trauma that have exacerbated those stressors. And, there are those instances where one or more very specific and identifiable traumatic events have resulted in PTSD. When people see me as a result of this type of trauma, we'll initially work at ensuring there is safety both inside and outside of the therapy space, while also developing specific skills and strategies to manage the specific impact of the trauma(s) experienced.

— Jeff Levy, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

Sudden movements, loud noises, dark halls all can make the everyday life feel like a battle field. I can help you transition from traumatic experiences and find your lasting peace.

— Melissa Smith, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville, KY
 

I use an attachment/feminist framework when working with PTSD. We will learn grounding exercises and calming techniques, explore how early childhood attachments set you up to be hurt in particular ways later on in life, and discuss how to manage active and re-emergent symptoms.

— Lacey Stewart, Counselor in Albuquerque, NM

I use TF-CBT with kids and teenagers. This therapy focuses on feelings identification, coping skills and creating a trauma narrative to help desensitize them to the trauma they faced. For adults, I used Prolonged Exposure therapy. After learning some coping skills, clients are asked to discuss their trauma verbally and/or written and practice going over it. Clients also will work on exposure to what they have been avoiding in their lives and gradually increase their exposure to it.

— Chris McDonald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
 

The majority of my career I have considered myself a trauma therapist. I have numerous training's that have allowed me to assist clients where they are "stuck" and relieve symptoms of PTSD and resulting anxiety and depressive symptoms. I utilize EMDR, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, trauma yoga, and narrative therapy to assist clients struggling with the effects of PTSD.

— Valerie Kreger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wichita, KS

I am a trauma specialist and have a ton of training and knowledge in trauma and PTSD. I use EMDR therapy often as well as mindfulness and other trauma sensitive approaches to help women overcome chronic trauma, childhood abuse, abusive relationships including emotional/verbal abuse. I believe we all have been through some very difficult things in life that may still impact us today, but I also know that people can overcome and heal from these old wounds. I help women get freedom from their pain.

— Lindsey Lowrance, Counselor in Lakewood, CO
 

I use a number of different modalities to treat anxiety, depression, and PTSD, including EMDR, self -compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, CBT and DBT skills training, breathwork, meditation and Reiki.

— Maggie Seaman, Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

I am certified in EMDR which stands for Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

— Jeff Lewis, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

I have been using Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD with great success for over 5 years.

— Jenna Rasmussen, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat all forms of trauma; from car accidents to divorce. You can learn more here https://www.juliemsimons.com/emdr/

— Julie Simons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lakewood Ranch, FL

I have been focused on learning new techniques to help manage PTSD and it's symptoms.

— Melissa Knapp, Psychologist in Milford, MI
 

When disturbing or traumatizing events happen, those events can become locked in our nervous system as if we are frozen in time with all same uncomfortable feelings. People, situations, or events can subconsciously trigger those stuck memories leaving you feeling anxious, paranoid, irritable, depressed, or otherwise fearful without an obvious cause. Together we can heal your trauma and allow you to move on from your pain.

— William Portis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bloomington, IL

There are a variety of ways to work through and resolve trauma, and they all begin with trust, safety and cultivating self-care resources. Working with trauma through the mind and body together has proven to be the most effective, according to studies. Some of the ways I work with trauma are with mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), NeuroAffective Touch (NAT), Hakomi, hypnotherapy and EMDR.

— Nick Venegoni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

When we think about trauma, we often think of combat or sexual assault. However, trauma can be any incident or chronic experience that is overwhelming and leaves us feeling helpless or horrified. Trauma therapy can help heal painful childhood experiences, shift relationship patterns, and free us from toxic shame and limiting beliefs about ourselves. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Lifespan Integration, and somatic (body-based) therapy in healing trauma.

— Shannon Budelman, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have specific training in working with trauma, whether it is a one time trauma, or ongoing childhood trauma (i.e., abuse, neglect, etc.).

— Sara Rotger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Montrose, CA

PTSD is the response of our human bodies and brains to the all too prevalent experiences of abuse, violence, oppression, and chronic stress that surrounds us today. Traumatic-stress responses can feel bewildering, shameful, and hopelessly engrained, but can actually be healed in life-transforming ways. I have been successfully treating PTSD using EMDR and other means for several years; I hope all who suspect past trauma may be impacting them find ways to access their innate capacity to heal.

— Angelynn Hermes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
 

I often work with children and adults with a variety of trauma including, but not limited to, medical, attachment, emotional, physical, sexual and criminal traumas. I provide a space to explore trauma and triggers, learn relaxation skills and address any challenges related to trauma. I'd like to help you feel safe again.

— Ande Cappellano, Social Worker in Portland, OR

Often when we have experiences that are frightening, harmful, dangerous or life threatening our nervous systems become overwhelmed and we are unable to fully process our experience. This results in the symptoms called PTSD and what is seen in the indigenous world as 'soul loss'. Treatment involves creating the space to lovingly reconnect with the disassociated energy stored in the body.

— Adam Richardson, Counselor in Boulder, CO
 

My entire career has been spent sitting with clients who have experienced trauma and helping them digest it and take steps toward healing. I have been trained in multiple types of therapy to treat PTSD, so I can tailor our work together to fit your individual style and needs.

— Jo Eckler, Clinical Psychologist in Austin, TX

Live a life based on joy in the present not pain in the past. When we experience a trauma a part of us to gets stuck in that experience. In some ways we can feel like we never truly move on, That no one can understand what we have been threw, and that in future we want is hopelessly out of our grasp. With care and empathy we can work together to help you see this part of yourself clearly so you can learn how to stop letting the trauma control your life and start living for today.

— Shoshana Aal, Counselor in Denver, CO

I use EMDR and other therapies to work with trauma. We will move at a pace that is right for you to first find safety, and then reprocess traumatic memories that are affecting your life. I encourage you to come in for a consultation to see if we are a good fit.

— Nina Landey, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I have extensive training and experience in treatment of a wide variety of traumas. In addition to my training and experience with regard to treatment, I have also taught a Treatment of Trauma in the Military course to doctoral students.

— Dr. Stefanie Tweedly, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

I am an EMDR-trained therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and frequently have used this technique when working with clients who are suffering from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress, and other emotional problems. In the past, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR therapy can often help the client heal more rapidly and provide lasting relief for many types of emotional distress. I also employ a technique called Brainspotting, which is a relatively new form of treatment that taps into the body’s innate ability to heal in order to reduce and eliminate the impact of unresolved trauma, negative beliefs, and emotional distress. It accomplishes this by using a unique and powerful combination of specific eye positioning and bilateral auditory stimulation (music). Brainspotting is designed to discover, dislodge, and ultimately release trapped energy so it no longer causes problems in our life.

— Debra Schnack, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

My clinical career has provided me with extensive experience around the many iterations of trauma, whether it is complex, attachment-based, or a single incident. Additionally, I am experienced in the many ways trauma presents itself, and the far-reaching impacts it may have. I use an eclectic approach to foster safety, integration, and healing, including EMDR, Trauma-Informed Yoga, attachment theory, Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion interventions.

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Metairie, LA

Helping my clients work through the little-T and big-T traumas in their lives is a passion. I love helping them find peace, strength, and joy again. I've gone through extra trainings over the years to improve my competency in this area, including Trauma-Focused therapies. Helping my clients see the power they have, and holding space for them to heal, is an honor.

— Wendy St. George, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bozrah, CT
 

Safely processing trauma—whether it occurred in the past or in the present—is a necessary step toward healing. The term “trauma” may refer to an acute incident, such as a car accident, or a series of incidents over time, such as emotional abuse. I approach trauma treatment from a psychodynamic perspective, and incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), which are integrative approaches to the treatment of trauma.

— Heather McMillen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy and have several years of experience using this technique with survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child, and several other traumas.

— Josie Oldham, Counselor in Wichita, KS

Do you feel stressed out or overwhelmed? Are you frequently anxious or depressed? Trauma and difficult experiences are often held in the body. I use Somatic Experiencing, a biological, body-based approach to help you release these imprints gently. Processing these experiences in a way your nervous system can digest increases your resilience, and creates a sense of joy, choice and freedom in your life.

— Claudia Hartke, Psychologist in Boulder, CO

I use interpersonal neurobiology and attunement and grounding techniques to support your movement out of protective response patterns that no longer support you.

— Leah Gregory, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Trauma can compound over time leaving us feeling powerless and scared in life and not just specific situations. To survive traumatic experiences, particularly in relationships, we cultivate coping strategies that help us manage the chaos. Although these strategies, like hypervigilance and codependency help for a short time eventually, they stop working and add to our pain. The psychological and physical symptoms of trauma are a result of experience and can be greatly alleviated through therapy.

— Brooke Small, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

I believe that almost every person has experienced a traumatic experience. Some are able to cope with that in their own way, but others' traumatic experiences have such a severe impact that PTSD develops. Healing from trauma is a very vulnerable and empowering process as you begin to "take back your life." Living life in a constant state of stress is harmful and prevents you from accomplishing the goals you have in life. Therefore, I assist clients in understanding and healing from trauma.

— Nathan Jacquez, Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
 

Your responses to trauma are normal reactions to abnormal events. Together, we can identify your trauma responses, improve your ability to cope with them, and figure out how you can move on with your life. I will help you to heal at your own pace from the pain or abuse you experienced.

— Cindy Blank-Edelman, Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA

I view PTSD as a much more complex label than simply PTSD. I work with gradients of traumatic experiences versus adults who have had a "shock trauma" or single incident. I treat adult clients who may have experienced repeated developmental attachment trauma during their early childhood. With my specialized Somatic training, I use an approach to treat the young physiology first and the adult cognition second.

— Vanessa Tate, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO
 

Trauma can majorly impact our lives-even years after the event and even when we think we're "over it". I work with folks to gently explore those trauma histories and develop new ways of integrating and coping with painful memories so you can have happier todays.

— Erin Copley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Safely processing trauma—whether it occurred in the past or in the present—is a necessary step toward healing. The term “trauma” may refer to an acute incident, such as a car accident, or a series of incidents over time, such as emotional abuse. I approach trauma treatment from a psychodynamic perspective, and incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), which are integrative approaches to the treatment of trauma.

— Heather McMillen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
 

Trauma, especially Complex Trauma, is my passion. I seek out the latest research, knowledge, and interventions that exist in the field. I am certified in EMDR and continue to train in it. I developed a neuroscience/experiential approach of my own thst incorporates the best practices and cutting edge research in the field.

— Elizabeth Ostolozaga, Clinical Social Worker in Rapid City, SD

I have expertise with trauma in general, the diagnosis of PTSD is less important than the reaction you are having to whatever trauma/s you experience. I consider trauma to be inclusive of the trauma of systemic injustices. So much of what gets labeled a emotional or behavioral disorder is actually a reaction to trauma. If you or your child are having problems that you think might have something to do with experiencing, witnessing, or hearing about traumatic things I can help.

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID