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 Therapy encompasses somatic and talk therapy practices to address the symptoms of trauma that are causing you suffering in your daily life. Trauma is different for everyone, the same event may cause one person to feel traumatized while another person feels unaffected. Trauma Therapy first focuses on feeling stable in the present moment to then address the trauma and aftermath that's overwhelming to even think about.

— Elizabeth Sumpf, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

Many individuals are impacted by childhood trauma. Even if one doesn't remember their trauma or understand it, trauma can adversely affect their mental, physical, and emotional health.Processing trauma & integrating it, is essential to managing stress & anxiety. Trauma can impact one's ability to maintain intimate relationships, relationships with friends, work, money, food, how individuals feel about themselves, and how they view the world. I help clients feel safe and secure again.

— Robyn Shapiro, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Trauma is an emotional and psychological response to a distressing event that is life-threatening or could cause serious injury. Trauma can be experienced immediately or can have a delayed onset and evoke a negative emotional state. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy for the treatment of trauma.

— Keren Shemesh, Psychologist in Mountain View, CA
 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based and time-limited therapy designed for children and adolescents experiencing emotional effects of trauma. The therapist helps the client and their family to understand their experience and symptoms as well as strengthen skills and supports to promote the healing process.

— Chelsea Newton, Clinical Social Worker in Golden, CO

Whether you have experienced a single event, repeated aversive events, chronic abuse/neglect, you may be experiencing: Disconnection from the Self. Disconnection from the Body. Disconnection from Others. Distressing memories, nightmares, flashbacks, or trauma triggers. Overwhelming emotions. Difficulty working, playing, creating. Adrenaline surges, body aches/pains, physical illnesses. Memories & energies of trauma are stored on an instinctual survival level in the brain, body, & mind. I have been working with trauma survivors since 1996. On healing trauma--there are talking psychotherapies and somatic therapies. I provide a safe, accepting, space for you to share your story without fear or shame. You do not have to relive or even consciously remember trauma to heal from it. We can access those memories through "felt sense" or language of your inner body experiences. Together, we will unveil your strengths & resilience that helped you survive and clear the path for powerful healing.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, 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

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
 

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

I have a number of ways I work with people with trauma histories. Let's see if we can find the right combination that works for you.

— Michelle Wexelblat MSW Counseling, Clinical Social Worker
 

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 Centenntial, CO

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 Centenntial, CO
 

The goal with trauma therapy is to process the trauma that you have survived through. Trauma has a way of teaching us coping skills and survival techniques that are incredibly helpful when the trauma is occurring. Unfortunately, those same skills and techniques can later become an obstacle once we are no longer living in the traumatic situation. My goal in trauma therapy is to help you process the trauma in such a way that it no longer affects you and is just another part of your story.

— Taryn Sinclaire, Clinical Social Worker in Greenville, MI

Trauma also known as trauma-informed therapy is a treatment approach that combines a number of different tools and efforts to address the impact that a traumatic event(s) or adverse childhood experiences (ACES) has had on a client's mental health. Trauma therapy proceeds according to the emotional safety and comfort of the client.

— Beth Darby, Clinical Social Worker in Brentwood, TN
 

I have specific training in treating trauma, including Trauma Resiliency Model, and other modalities that are able to clear trauma with ease.

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

Certified Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) therapist for 20+ years.

— David Brooks, Clinical Psychologist in Bismarck, ND
 

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

I use concepts from: Community Resiliency Model® Trauma Resiliency Model® Attachment-focused EMDR Mindfulness-based techniques

— Beatrice Schreiber, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I'm a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and offer touch/tablework for trauma and relational issues.

— Katy Adams, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

Somatic-based to integrate a fragmented and disconnected mind and body, to transform empowered, and find meaningful healing for traumatic experiences

— Kelly Borich, Social Worker in Bethlehem, PA