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.

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As an EMDR trained therapist I have experience working with trauma, PTSD, and complex PTSD. Living with these diagnoses can create symptoms of feeling on edge, reacting to events that feel out of proportion to what is happening in the present moment, and struggling to connect with others. We usually struggle with feeling worthwhile or using our voice. Together we can begin to create safety in your body and in your life.

— Kristina Beaudry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Davie, FL

I work with many individuals who have been through traumatic experiences and are experiencing symptoms related to those experiences, including symptoms of PTSD. After establishing that they have the coping skills to help them start to process the trauma, we typically use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help them process the traumatic memory and decrease the emotional distress they feel when recalling the traumatic event.

— Ginny Kington, Psychologist in Duluth, GA

I am trained and working on certification in EMDR therapy which is an evidence based treatment for trauma.

— Jessica Stearns, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Puyallup, WA

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), advanced trained in EMDR and fully trained in IFS and TF-CBT I have a toolkit to help individuals suffering from PTSD in both regular hourly sessions and in intensive formats. There is hope and healing for trauma!

— Kelly Peyton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Katy, TX

My primary area of expertise is in complex PTSD and complex trauma, including childhood trauma, relational trauma, emotionally abusive relationships, childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence. A related focus of mine is working with people who have borderline personality disorder (BPD).

— Kathleen "Kade" Flach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

I help self-critical overfunctioners who have often walked through various traumas in life cultivate a healthier and more connected relationship with self, others, and the world around them. I bring enthusiasm and hope into each session, meeting you with compassion, acceptance, and patience. As a client, you will feel seen as we work to embrace everything that makes us each human, including pain and laughter.

— Amanda Stretcher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

According to SAMHSA, it is estimated that first responders develop depression and PTSD 33% more often than general public, firefighters have higher suicidal ideations and attempts than general public and it is estimated that 125-300 police officers commit suicide yearly (2016). In the year 2021, more police officers died from suicide than in a line of duty. You are not alone!!! Reach out and find the resources to take care of you!!!

— Nataly Kuznetsov, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in NAPA, CA

Do you go from 0-100 in a nano second? Your heart is beating out of your chest, it's hard to breathe, and the panic is in complete control. In the face of danger, our body is wired to react before our brain is even aware of the threat. PTSD occurs when we don't take the time for our mind to process the event. Therefore, the trauma memory can only be stored as the fight/flight reaction, and anytime your body is reminded of the original trauma, you go from 0-100 in a nano second.

— Renee Cagle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frisco, TX

I utilize a combination of EMDR, and IFS and even offer KAP treatment modalities to help you shift from surviving to thriving!

— Eryn Hicker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a highly effective treatment with focused eye movements and voluntary image replacement and does NOT require sharing traumatic details with me. It provides quick relief to process problem images and difficult sensations and emotions which are features of trauma. Please see my website for more information.

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northglenn, CO

I have experience working with PTSD and complex PTSD as well as Religious Trauma Syndrome. I utilize tools such as EMDR, Mindfulness, Art, and DBT to address symptoms.

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

If you've had one or more traumatic experiences, you would benefit from getting help in understanding what has happened to you, and finding ways to cope. Treatment can also help restore a sense of control over your life.​ I have extensive training and experience in treating trauma using several methods in psychotherapy. One of these methods is EMDR treatment. Research has shown that this method of treatment is quite effective in treating symptoms related to trauma.

— Ginny Kington, Psychologist in Duluth, GA

My field experience combined with my mental health background allows me to provide culturally competent care. I want you to feel heard by someone who understands! Whether you are interested in medications or not, I am looking forward to connecting with you and partnering with YOU to help YOU achieve satisfaction and success in life, while ultimately feeling empowered in YOUR own wellness journey.

— Nataly Kuznetsov, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in NAPA, CA

Anyone who has experienced trauma will find trauma-informed care with me, whether a PTSD label fits or not. You may have felt alone, and we will work together to mitigate the lasting impacts of trauma. This can include relationship distress and trauma, including abuse, MPE (misattributed parental experience), catfishing, ghosting, online dating trauma, and more.

— Ami Lynch, Clinical Social Worker in Vienna, VA

I utilize a trauma informed approach, build a strong therapeutic relationship and provide skills to help you manage symptoms, to prepare and feel more confident in addressing what happened to you. Treatment modalities include EMDR with Ego State and embodied skills practices.

— Teresa Petersen, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

Trauma can make you want to avoid, or make you numb to the world. It effects relationships, performance at work, and can make us doubt who we are and what our purpose is. Treatment for trauma can look a lot of different ways. Sometimes the focus is on the here and now- learning how to manage symptoms that are tripping you up today. Sometimes the focus is on the beliefs that came out of the trauma, and how your current life is somehow continuing to foster them. Giving you control is the goal.

— andrew leone, Psychologist

Many of us are walking around with symptoms such as hyper vigilance, sleeplessness, emotional numbness, irritability, and feelings of guilt and shame. One explanation for those feelings could be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a single event, or multiple stressful events. I am an EMDR-trained counselor, and use this well-tested modality with my clients who have experienced trauma to help them process and heal the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations related to traumatic events.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO

I have studied the nervous system's response to trauma as well as how to build resiliency in the face of trauma through the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute and the Trauma Resource Institute. I use a somatic-based, trauma-informed approach to allow clients to heal from developmental, systematic, or shock trauma and to reconnect with parts of themselves that may have been shut down in response to trauma. I am passionate about building resiliency in the face of traumatic events.

— Megan Donelan, Therapist in , OH