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 utilize trauma-informed care and offer a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to process their traumatic experiences. I encourage the enhancement of mind-body connection and teach you skills to cope with the symptoms of trauma that can often be intrusive in nature.

— Simone Schultz, Mental Health Counselor

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
 

Trauma therapy is a form of therapy that can help you deal with the emotional response caused by a traumatic event. Trauma can include any event or experience that causes emotional or psychological harm.

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

My training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs during doctoral internship. It included individual and group therapy and met the requirements to be listed as a CPT Provider on the official website for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) hosted by the treatment authors: Patricia Resick, PhD, Kate Chard PhD, and Candice Monson, PhD.

— Dr. Ydalith Rivera-Perez, Psychologist in Houston, TX
 

My training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs during doctoral internship. It included individual and group therapy and met the requirements to be listed as a CPT Provider on the official website for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) hosted by the treatment authors: Patricia Resick, PhD, Kate Chard PhD, and Candice Monson, PhD.

— Dr. Ydalith Rivera-Perez, Psychologist in Houston, TX

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
 

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

All of my career I have worked as a crisis interventionist, from crisis hotlines with individuals to families as well as groups, both inpatient and outpatient

— Diane Marshall, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in ,
 

At the core of my work I am a Trauma-Informed clinician. All of my assessment, methodology, interactions, and treatment is informed by my knowledge of trauma: what it does to the brain, how it can cause different reactions in different people and when occurring at different ages in development. Much of my clinical training has been in Trauma-Informed methods including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Creative Expression Interventions.

— Jennifer Wolfe-Hagstrom, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Amherst, NH

I have extensive experience treating religious/spiritual trauma and sexual trauma. In my training to become a certified sex therapist and in my doctoral program, I studied religious shame, sexual abuse, and the processes of recovery from the betrayal of infidelity.

— Lee Kinsey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA
 

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 Centenntial, CO

My approach to treating trauma is rooted in evidence based practices that incorporate both the psychological impact of traumatic events and the physiological reverberations of the trauma that outlast its immediate threat. Trauma therapy begins only when the person is fully equipped to face the intensity that processing through difficult emotions may bring. Addressing the disorganization that occurs during trauma through building the skills to identify triggers progresses to healing.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC
 

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

I have worked with various kinds of trauma throughout my career and have chosen to specialize in it. I always remain trauma-informed, client-centered while exploring the ways in which trauma has impacted a client's life; physically, mentally, spiritually, sexually, financially, etc.

— Jennifer Kulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
 

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

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

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I utilize Prolonged Exposure, Schema Therapy, and/or Cognitive Processing Therapy in treating trauma and related concerns.

— Cherie Adams-Ndlovu, Licensed Professional Counselor