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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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

My training in somatics is largely based on the neurobiology of overwhelming experience and its influence on our well-being through affecting our emotional, cognitive and physical perceptions of ourselves, others, and environments. Somatic methods of trauma therapy work include thoughts and emotions but facilitate sensations of safety at the level of the nervous system, giving them the ability to create profound shifts toward healing.

— Natalia Oncina, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a person's mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

— Celia Tatman, Counselor

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

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS)

— Anna Cross, Licensed Professional Counselor

We sustain varying levels of acute and chronic trauma throughout out lives, so I work from a trauma informed perspective that always seeks to understand the various ways trauma has impacted your lived experience. Together, let's create a space of safety to reintroduce your body to a sense of peace

— Sam Krehel, Mental Health Counselor in , WA

I am a certified clinical trauma professional through PESI and have taken several continuing education courses to understand the complexity of trauma and the impact on the brain. 1/4 of individuals suffering from eating disorders have symptoms of C-PTSD there for it is my duty to be prepared to treat trauma. I would be honored to be on your healing journey.

— Gabrielle Morreale, Counselor in Ambler, PA

It’s Your Therapy, LLC understands the ranges of psychotherapeutic approaches validated today that treat trauma. We integrate our skills like EMDR, Psychodrama (Theatre Therapy), Innerchild Work, etc. depending on your unique needs. Individuals that have experienced trauma most often develop maladaptive coping skills to compensate for PTSD symptoms and symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Our methods will help you heal and decrease the patterns that no longer serve you.

— It's Your Therapy LLC, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

We hold trauma in our bodies and it often affects our relationships, our choices, and our body chemistry. I have learned how to provide a safe environment to both uncover and process our most withheld, painful memories.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA

I have training in Seeking Safety model and other forms of trauma informed therapy. I have worked with clients experiencing PTSD and have acquired skills essential in healing past traumas.

— Nuria Lynch-Comer, Clinical Social Worker

Trauma lies at the root of many of our emotional and psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues. By helping you heal your trauma, whether recent or from many decades ago, I can help you release the pain that has subtly kept you from being all that you can be and having the joy and satisfaction that you deserve in life.

— Rick Isenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgway, CO

Trauma from a single incident and/or repeated trauma can be healed. When trauma isn't addressed it can result in maladaptive coping strategies that cause additional psychic pain.

— Lorrie OBrien, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Enfield, CT

Using a variety of approaches including sensorimotor, internal family systems, and positive psychology we will work through the 3 phases of trauma recovery. First to establish safety for physical, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual space. Second, validate experiences from the past and see what triggers linger with us into the now. Third, retrain the mind and body to process and understand the trauma is in the past, here is ok.

— Cody Glover, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

In my practice, I take a trauma-informed approach. Before we address trauma, you and I will make sure you are prepared for this work through skill development that can help you manage strong emotions like anxiety and anger. We may also work first to enhance positive emotions and experiences. When you are ready, I will work with you to process past trauma, tailoring your treatment to meet your needs.

— Jamie Martos, Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Trauma is when out mind is not able to process and integrate experiences like it normally does, those experiences get

— Anusree Gupta, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I have a passion for those of us that have suffered tragedies that are not our fault and want to still have a healthy, meaningful life. The hard part about trauma is we experience it in the present moment--have you ever felt like you overreact? That your body 'takes over' and you don't know why you behave in a certain way? Trauma therapy is a beautiful space to explore healing, integration, knowledge of trauma responses and learning to have self compassion for the hard road of healing.

— Amy Lynch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Littleton, CO

I am trained in multiple trauma-focused treatments including EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure. All three of these therapies have been proven to help people feel better and live the lives they want to live.

— Elaina McWilliams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma from a single incident and/or repeated trauma can be healed. When trauma isn't addressed it can result in maladaptive coping strategies that cause additional psychic pain.

— Lorrie OBrien, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Enfield, CT