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 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

We sustain varying levels of acute and chronic trauma throughout our 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
 

My practice and research experience has focused on assessment and intervention related to trauma and posttraumatic stress. This includes psychological trauma and complex trauma, including early childhood and cumulative trauma (physical, sexual and psychological, as well as neglect). Many of my clientele thus far have been survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, war veterans, survivors of 9/11, etc.

— Lisa Henshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

For 12 years, I worked at a leading agency that specializes in supporting victims of sexual abuse and their families. My work there included supporting my clients with discussing the details of their sexual abuse, deciding whom to tell and the emotional challenges of going through the criminal justice system. I also have attended numerous trainings and workshops focused on a variety of trauma informed techniques to further enhance my skills in the area.

— Julie Klamon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA
 

The field of psychology has grown over the years to acknowledge the far-reaching effects of trauma on mental health. We now recognize that trauma has hundreds of faces, and very few make it through life without some form of traumatizing experience. Trauma sticks with us, with the intention of keeping us safe ("If I forget, it will happen again"). However, this belief interferes with our ability to see situations for what they are, rather than through the lens of the painful experience..

— Istvan Dioszegi, Student Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

I understand that different things you go through throughout your life can be engrained in you as a traumatic experience. That experience will often times have a waterfall experience throughout the rest of your life. I acknowledge the far reaching impacts of trauma and that it can impact your relationship with others, yourself, the way you move through the world, react to situations, and more.

— Brittney Waterhouse, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

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

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
 

Professionally trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems. Personally experienced in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing as a client. Widely read in Complex and Developmental Trauma. Experienced in treating a multitude of clients experiencing flashbacks, dissociation, toxic shame, isolation and unhealthy coping.

— Steven Littleton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I theoretically underpin trauma therapy with Polyvagal theory and mind-body approaches. Therapeutic interventions we may engage in are Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, somatic therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness-based, Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), and relaxation techniques (e.g., deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, body scanning). General goals are to widen your autonomic window of tolerance and the embodiment of safety.

— Dianne Goetsch, Psychotherapist in , MI
 

I help clients heal from complex trauma in the safety of the therapeutic relationship!

— Sarah LaFleur, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ

Through talk therapy, a lot of trauma can be worked through. I encourage my clients to write and talk out trauma from their past to process what has happened to them and how it still affects them today.

— Stacia Narasky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

We love the poly-vagal theory and are fully trauma-informed

— Heidi Andersen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Asheville, NC

Trauma therapy is a broad umbrella term. I practice an eclectic blend of trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness that I learned and honed during my years as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker at the most respected trauma-informed clinic for survivors of interpersonal violence in NYC, as the crime victim social worker at the largest public hospital in the South Bronx, and in private practice serving survivors.

— Jennifer Warner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

There may have been times when you wondered if what you lived through was actually trauma. Whether you use the word 'trauma' or not, you still experienced something disturbing, and you deserve to be able to feel free of it. Whether it was from bullying, being threatened by parents, or even a car accident, moving past these events can get you feeling more energetic, motivated, and centered.

— Bryan Gower, Licensed Professional Counselor

It’s Your Therapy, LLC understands the ranges of psychotherapeutic approaches validated today that treat trauma. We integrate our skills like EMDR, Psychodrama (Theatre Therapy), Innerchild Work, etc. depending on your unique needs. Individuals that have experienced trauma most often develop maladaptive coping skills to compensate for PTSD symptoms and symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Our methods will help you heal and decrease the patterns that no longer serve you.

— It's Your Therapy LLC, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL
 

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, mindfulness, or other strategies.

— Ashley Wilkins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR