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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A focus on grounding, safety, and containment as well as processing and rebuilding relating to trauma.

— Christine Chenitz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kennett Square, PA

I have specialized training Healing-Centered Trauma Informed care. I have been trained and certified in AIR (Adaptive Internal Relational) Network therapy. Healing-centered care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Healing-Centered Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both therapist and client, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

— Kristin Kane, Art Therapist in Edina, MN

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

I offer a compassionate and safe space for you to work on healing your trauma.

— Cyndi Peters, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook, IL

CPT is an evidence-based treatment that is highly effective and has 30 years of use and studies behind it. This treatment is utilized for PTSD, does not require the person to disclose details about their trauma, and is completed in about 12 sessions. When working with DID, I utilize trauma-informed and attachment-based treatment based on the structural dissociation model. The first focus is stabilization and improved system communication.

— Alicia Polk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Belton, MO

I provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for trauma survivors. Traumatic events create wounds that stay with you even after the trauma has ended. Using techniques from TF-CBT, I will support you in healing and growing so you can overcome the impacts trauma has had.

— Jennifer Gomez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Marlton, NJ

The ability to help support your healing process by unpacking the impact of your past trauma in a safe space.

— Florence Lewis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I'm trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy. CPT helps you learn to change some of your unhelpful thoughts that keep you stuck in your trauma symptoms and learn to not avoid your feelings and your life. You will learn to value yourself, set boundaries with others, and make time for self-care.

— Serena Forward-Rodriguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Life can be permissive of cruelty and abuse. There is nothing fair about it. Traumatic encounters can upend one's entire perspective about self and one's ability to experience value and worth. It is my desire to help clients heal and reawaken safe love and beneficial engagement.

— Sheldon Kay, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Duluth, GA

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 been practicing Trauma Therapy for several years. It is an approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts an individual's mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Trauma therapy is patient-focused and centers around specific goals the patient has for their improvement.

— Married to Navy Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Jacksonville, FL

Jennifer Sweeton's training, Trauma Institute training in trauma informed care for substance use disorders, Evidence Based Practices and Treatment of PTSD by Jongsma.

— Wendy Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

Lifespan Integration (LI) is a gentle approach to address traumatic experiences throughout one's lifespan. Other symptoms such as anxiety can begin to disappate through LI therapy. For more information go to:

— Karmel Mayo, Counselor in Helena, AL

Trauma has been my clinical focus since beginning my career and I believe it can benefit many people as well experience trauma to varying degrees throughout life.

— Mandilyn Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor in , MI

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

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidenced based therapy that is a 12 session structured process. We will work together to identify stuck points that you have as a result of your traumatic experience. You will learn skills and practices that will give you the relief you have been looking for.

— Julia Ortiz, Licensed Professional 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

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

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