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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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 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
 

I take a trauma-informed approach that helps clients gently explore integrate their traumatic experiences from a place of safety while building practical coping skills to improve day to day life.

— Allison Jensen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

Most mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and disordered eating can be traced back to a history of trauma which may include a singular event or a life time of distressing events. Trauma therapy aims to help resolve traumas from childhood (e.g. abuse, bullying, or violence), adulthood (e.g. relationship trauma, sexual assault), as well as tragic losses, infidelity, and accidents.

— Lalo Rivera, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
 

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 am a trauma specialist and I understand the interplay between unresolved trauma and other mental health disorders and issues. I am trained is several different trauma therapies and have worked extensively in this area for several years.

— sean sprigle, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in san diego, CA
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

You want a therapist that has an extensive understanding of what trauma is. My experience in working with many types of traumatic events and knowing how individuals typically respond to trauma – both in the moment and over time will help me know what to include, and avoid, in order to facilitate the most sensitive and effective treatment and help you to heal with the least amount of pain. I genuinely care about your healing process and consider it a privilege to be a part of your journey.

— Kristine Proctor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DeLand, FL

I have trained in Trauma-Informed Care, and engage in ongoing learning around complex trauma, Polyvagal Theory, and Attachment Theory. I support clients in befriending their bodies and learning how to tend to their nervous system.

— Monique Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Soquel, CA
 

Trauma Systems Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurosequential Model. I pull from a wide range of training and experience to address concerns related to trauma.

— Jordan Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Highlands Ranch, CO

Trauma therapy, either cognitive processsing therapy or prolonged exposure is a way for those to talk through their trauma.

— Denise Tillmannshofer, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Over the years, I have had a chance to learn about many different approaches to treating trauma. I am trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, and Trauma-Informed Yoga, and have basic knowledge of additional interventions (sensorimotor psychotherapy, structural dissociation, internal family systems).

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I am a certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CTP) trained by the International Trauma Training Institute. I am trained on evidence-based techniques and interventions for PTSD and Trauma as well as panic and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These treatments include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Bilateral Stimulation, and Mindfulness techniques.

— Lauren Trifunovich, Psychotherapist
 

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

Even after trauma has passed, unresolved effects may remain. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, and low self-esteem are symptoms that may plague those struggling to fully recover from trauma. Therapy may help address these problems by changing your patterns and building confidence so you can get better.

— Danielle Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor 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 feel more free to live the life they want to live.

— Elaina McWilliams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker