Trauma Therapy

Trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing, threatening or scary event – everything from sexual assault, war, and violence, to car accidents or other incidents that could cause loss of life. Symptoms of experiencing a trauma 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. 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 need help. When you are suffering in the aftermath of a trauma, it might feel like you'll never get your life back. The good news is that it can be treated. Trauma therapy will help to improve your symptoms, teach you the skills you need to deal with your trauma and help to build your self-esteem. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s trauma therapy experts today.

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Trauma is a sensitive area to work in. I have years of experience with trauma especially working on my own traumas I can relate sitting in your chair. With my EMDR experience, training in NARM and other modalities I can help utilize the tools I have learned and pass them on to you so that you can to thrive through trauma

— Jason Weed, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in West Palm Beach, FL

I am a Certified Trauma Professional and offer an integrative approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, coping skills, mindfulness, and trauma-informed yoga.

— Debbie DeVries, Counselor in Des Moines, WA

I have a doctorate in trauma, grief and loss, am certified in Trust Based Relational Intervention, have clinical trauma therapy training, and am trained in TARGET interventions for trauma.

— Dr.Angelica Rivera, Therapist in Houston, TX

I am an integrative therapist, meaning I have trained in many different approaches and can select interventions from various modalities to best match your treatment goals and preferences. Within my continuing education, I have trained in many trauma therapy approaches such as somatic experiencing, EMDR, interpersonal therapy, CBT-TR, attachment focused approaches to trauma, and Internal Family Systems.

— Dr. Sarah Edwards, Psychologist in Fargo, ND

I specialize in individual and couples therapy for trauma/PTSD, including evidence-based treatments: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT). In therapy, I strive to understand your unique background and experiences, while providing a roadmap to help you heal from the past so you can build a stronger future.

— Shelly Crosby, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA

30 years of working with trauma grounded in theoretical understandings of van der Kolk and other trauma theorists. Integrating an understanding of how structured beliefs, emotional sequences, internal and external triggers, and the compartmentalization of experience form trauma responses. Using techniques from meditation (noticing one's experience) to build meta positions, using dialogic approaches to build connections and update knowledge between compartmentalized ways of being in the world.

— Donald Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Trained in multiple modalities and have been working with a trauma informed approach since 2014.

— Ashley Hilkey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Bloomington, IN

I use a variety of techniques to treat trauma. Trauma's impact is unique to each person and I collaborate with you to identify a treatment that will best fit you, whether it is EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or other strategies.

— Ashley Wilkins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

I use an eclectic approach to address trauma in therapy: combining EMDR, narrative therapy, TF-CBT, person centered therapy and other approaches, in order to tailor therapy to the client.

— Dr. Alissa Beuerlein, Counselor in Nashville, TN

Trauma and/or PTSD affect so many aspects of a person's life. It can be very confusing and overwhelming often times because people living with trauma don't realize how deeply they are affected. I have been participated in various trainings to learn how to safely identify, explore, and process trauma. I am also certified to provide Trauma Focused CBT to children and adolescents. For adults I use various traditional and non traditional techniques to address trauma from CBT to art to yoga.

— Tenikka Denard, Counselor in Charlotte, NC

Peter Levine's "Somatic Experiencing" work is the core from which most of my interventions extend. I continue to assist these trainings around the country and have taken various master classes with Peter. ( This work is trauma specific and teaches clinicians how to work with trauma on all levels and specifically how the body responds to it physiologically.

— Jennifer Randt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

I use EMDR to help clients reprocess and reorient their trauma.

— Pallavi Lal, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ

I am under the supervision of one of the experts on trauma (Connie Baker, MAC, LPC), and I have extensive experience in the field working with highly traumatized clients. I have seen progress even in severe cases of PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related symptoms in both individuals and couples. In addition to using EMDR to address trauma, I use several trauma-oriented modalities to develop safety, attachment, and healing for clients recovering from trauma.

— Aaron Kelsay, Counselor in Portland, OR

Using multiple methods of memory reconsolidation and polyvagal science, the goal is to help you clear trauma and reduce or eliminate symptoms of post truamatic stress.

— Natalie Thomson, Licensed Resident in Counseling in Norfolk, VA

My approach to trauma therapy infuses a systems lens, feminist/multiculturalist psychotherapies, stage-based trauma therapies, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, relational approaches, body-oriented (somatic) modalities, creative approaches, experiential psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, depth psychology. This diverse skill set allows me to employ a multitude of empirically backed psychotherapies while being very real and approachable with my clients. This kind of integrative model allows me to help clients feel what they need to feel, process what they need to process, and grow in the ways they need to grow so they can create the lives they wish to lead.

— Natalia Amari, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX