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 practice from a trauma informed perspective and know that everyone experiences traumatic moments in life. The first step in healing is creating a place where you feel safe. I will do my best to help you with that. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR and would be happy to incorporate that if you are interested.

— Kate Hoffower, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Yorkville, IL

I have specialized training Healing-Centered Trauma Informed care. I have been trained and certified in AIR (Adaptive Internal Relational) Network therapy. Healing-centered care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Healing-Centered Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both therapist and client, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

— Kristin Kane, Art Therapist in Edina, MN

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for people impacted by trauma. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic

— Lourdes Berlanga, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Live Oak, FL

Trauma focused therapy utilizing trama narratives, education on trauma and the body, understanding the impact of trauma on your life. Processing and creating skills to cope with trauma symptoms. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has shown marked decrease in negative symptoms.

— Karri Buchanan Concierge Therapist Trauma, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Blueridge, GA

My approach is informed by an extensive education and background in working with people who have experienced trauma. These include traumas of commission - the violent, terrifying, or life-altering acts you may have experienced - and traumas of omission - physical and emotional neglect, lack of security, terrifying aloneness. My clients have expressed appreciation for my warm, empathic, and attuned presence, my direct, no-nonsense approach, and my inexhaustible belief in their core humanity.

— Jesse Ludwig, Psychotherapist in Ellicott City, MD

I believe past traumatic experiences have a lasting physical and emotional impact on our bodies, and it can be instrumental to your therapeutic treatment to process and heal those wounds in a safe and contained space.

— Renee Floer, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, SC

Trauma can mean many different things and everyone responds differently. I aim to assist clients in cultivating their own emotional safety and to rely less on external circumstances. My idea of treatment is not about "what is wrong with you" as much as "what happened to you." We work on nervous system regulation, positive cognitions, emotional agility, and maintaining trusting relationships.

— shayne adams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , IL

I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and use evidence-based approaches to trauma treatment.

— Kelsey Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

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

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

When traumatic events happen when our nervous systems are immature, we are at risk of developing PTSD later in life. Any kind of loss, such as bereavement from the loss of relationship with loved ones, grief from losing a pet, or despair from witnessing or experiencing violence, compound already at-risk nervous systems. I use Brainspotting, Depth Therapy, Art Therapy, Sandplay, Dream Analysis, and Somatics, to reduce life-limiting symptoms, restoring vital life energy for future possibilities.

— Rebecca Spear, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I specialize in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Written Exposure Therapy (WET). Developed and refined over decades, these therapies are highly effective at reducing the burden of PTSD symptoms and significantly improving quality of life for people who have experienced trauma.

— Peter Luehring-Jones, Clinical Psychologist in Alexandria, VA

Trauma focused therapy utilizing trama narratives, education on trauma and the body, understanding the impact of trauma on your life. Processing and creating skills to cope with trauma symptoms.

— Karri Buchanan Concierge Therapist Trauma, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Blueridge, GA

I use a "trauma lens" with all of my clients, as we are so often affected by scary or upsetting events, but don't know how to manage or process the various feelings that come along with them. I am trained in TF-CBT, and provide this service to children and teens experiencing symptoms of PTSD. TF-CBT provides space for children and teens to learn about their specified trauma and tell their story, as well as provides opportunity for parents to learn ways to best support their child

— Sabrie Hawkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Britain, PA

I have specific training in treating trauma, including Trauma Resiliency Model, and other modalities that are able to clear trauma with ease.

— Sara Rotger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Montrose, CA

Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the emotional and behavioral responses. The purpose of trauma-focused therapy is to offer skills and strategies to assist you in better understanding, coping with, and processing emotions and

— Eryn Hicker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma-focused therapy focuses on processing traumatic events to decrease the avoidance of the trauma, as well as, the people, places, thoughts, feelings, and memories related to the trauma. With a supportive therapist, trauma survivors can retrieve those repressed emotions and memories in a relaxed state through psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, in-vivo exposure, and discussing future safety measures.

— Amanda Chavez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoboken, NJ