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 have several training modalities to address trauma issues. I believe a large portion of the mental health issues are a result from adverse life experiences.

— Victoria Rodgers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Huntington Beach, CA

Treating trauma is "simple, not easy". We work on building coping skills and connections in a safe and supportive environment before moving onto the trauma. I provide long-term counseling, where we work to release your internal world from the grips of the trauma. For quicker options, there is a short-term option called Written Exposure Therapy, which is five sessions of journaling. My education is based on being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which often offers relief from distress in 1-6 sessions. Besides the fast results, I appreciate that it is not required for you to tell me anything about your trauma if you do not want to. ART can also be used with phobias, nightmares, general anxiety, job-related stress, addictions, and more.

— Taylor Baez, Counselor in St Paul, MN

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional I understand how challenging and intricate treating trauma can be. I use a variety of tools to help process, re-process and speak about trauma (both chronic/long-term and acute/recent). So often with trauma we no longer feel safe and I have found that is extremely important to address areas of safety early on in therapy. We work to process the trauma at hand and recognize healthy and safe ways to cope and work through the different emotions and pain.

— Alison Murphey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Century City, CA

Our entire center is focused on providing high-quality trauma therapy. We have over 25 therapists and interns who specialize in various trauma therapies and we offer many alternatives to traditional talk therapy. Furthermore, we also offer trauma-focused therapy groups, all-day intensives, and some free support groups.

— Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Media, PA

Trauma happens at the deep brain level and in the body's sensory level. Using Lifespan Integration Therapy (L.I.) (at times combining it with Hypnotherapy), the work we do happens at the neuro-network level. That is where change has to happen in order to become permanent healing. L.I. is a non-invasive, non-traumatic way to lessen and alleviate the painful symptoms that trauma brings.

— Rebecca Waterston, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA

If you are struggling with PTSD, I can help. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, there are many options for medication management and/or therapy tools to explore.

— Catherine Nwora, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Birmingham, MI

I have specialized training in trauma-informed care and treatment of complex traumatic distress (e.g., relationship difficulties, emotion dysregulation, dissociation, psychosis) from adverse childhood experiences (e.g., physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and resource insecurities). I prioritize safety, trust, and empowerment in processing trauma without judgment. Every person has an innate capacity for healing and integrating traumatic experiences that aligns with all aspects of their self.

— Travis Musich, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL

I have over a decade of working in trauma services as well as interacting with the overlapping service providers and systems that often come into play, including family and criminal court systems, and assisting client attaining reasonable accommodations or assistance at work, school, or other environments.

— Erica Rampelberg, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Delaware, OH

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'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

I have been passionate about treating trauma since I entered the clinical field. All too often, trauma is left untreated, leaving people feeling hopeless and powerless to intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, isolation, and other unhelpful symptoms. I am specially trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) that is an evidence-based approach to treating PTSD and traumatic stress. I have over a year of experience working with this modality and helping my clients regain control over their lives.

— Zoe Kinsey, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Kirkland, WA

Trauma treatment will include psychoeducation, embodiment based emotional regulation skills building, narrative creation, and memory processing. For the treatment of suicidal ideation and behavior, I approach treatment from a collaborative risk reduction and crisis prevention perspective.

— Miranda Charles, Counselor in Lafayette, LA

Rita compassionately guides Clients through exploring past traumas to help them identify and disrupt unhealthy patterns within their daily lives.

— Rita Aliperti, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

Trauma therapy can help you cope with trauma, whether it’s caused by a one-time event, or an ongoing or long-lasting situation. Most everyone has experienced some kind of trauma in their lifetime. If trauma, painful memories or flashbacks are holding you back from becoming your authentic self, please call me today.

— Cara Waters, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in ,

Really terrifying events can sometimes stick with and follow us like an unwelcome ghost. If we continue to avoid our ghosts, our symptoms and negative experiences get worse and impact our daily lives. Sound familiar? Trauma therapy, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), can help you move through your trauma and develop healthier ways of processing your thoughts, feelings as well as others and the world around you. Essentially, by changing the way you think, you can change the way you feel.

— Elliott Odendahl, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN

A variety of trauma-focused training and applied in experience with a wide variety of types of trauma

— Amy Leary, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

I have a Certificate of Advanced Study in Trauma Informed Care from Syracuse University and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with complex trauma, childhood trauma, and PTSD. There is no one size fits all approach to finding a way forward following traumatic experiences. I can tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA

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