Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic, scary or dangerous event. PTSD can be caused by either witnessing or experiencing the trauma. Events that sometimes trigger PTSD include everything from sexual assault, war, and violence, to car accidents or other incidents that could cause loss of life. 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 be suffering from PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD 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. If you think you may be experiencing PTSD, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s specialists today to get help.

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I use a variety of trauma informed techniques to help the survivor move forward and find themselves again.

— Stephanie C. Doran, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Toledo, OH

I am a trained trauma therapist and utilize a trauma-informed approach with all clients.

— Alexandra Tomback, Licensed Master of Social Work in New York, NY

I feel so honored when I am able to sit with clients as they work through their darkest and most challenging moments in life. I use a cognitive approach to trauma therapy, holding a space for you to safely reexamine your past, shedding light on any ways it may still be impacting you and finding ways to cope and heal.

— Kate Fallon Upton, Associate Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA

I provide Healing-Centered Trauma Informed Care. I use a combination of talk therapy and art therapy as a treatment framework to understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. I use Healing-Centered Trauma Informed Care to emphasize physical, psychological and emotional safety for both therapist and client, and to help survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

— Kristin Kane, Art Therapist in Edina, MN

More complex than it once was. PTSD can be triggered by many things. Trauma that was repressed from childhood, war, a car accident, sexual abuse, and far more. Not only can it be caused by personal experience, but also to those that have experienced things second hand, especially with the vividness and fear induction of today’s news reporting.

— Brian Marriott-Molloy, Clinical Trainee in New York, NY

My training is in therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which are proven modalities for treating both the psychological and physiological effects of trauma. My passion is partnering with those suffering from trauma to help them lead a more full and happy life. My greatest joy and sense of accomplishment comes from helping my clients open up a whole new world of living after trauma.

— Jane Leung, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA

Traumatic experiences have a way of disorganizing our body's natural system of processing and storing memories, leaving us vulnerable to feeling as though we are in present danger even though these are past (sometimes many years old) experiences. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy to help you identify and reintegrate these memories in order to help you not only heal from trauma, but also build beautiful resilience in its place.

— Alex Lippincott, Therapist in Wheat Ridge, CO

My special therapeutic focus is helping people who are rebuilding their sense of self or their family relationships after disorienting experiences. I treat both simple trauma, such as an accident, and complex trauma resulting from multiple traumatic experiences. I also have specialized training in working with dissociative disorders.

— Kaye-Ailsa Rowan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

I specialize in trauma related issues of all kinds, including complex and complicated childhood trauma stemming from childhood into adulthood and beyond.

— Jacey Bishop, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

PTSD + Complex Trauma occurs when we experience one or more life-threatening events, causing intense prolonged fear & symptoms such as avoidance, flashbacks, nightmares, living in survival mode, emotional numbing, social isolation and depression. Trauma can cause us to feel ashamed, blame ourselves, feel "broken" or send us down an existential rabbit hole. You're not alone in feeling this way and I'm here to remind you that healing is SO possible no matter how long you've been feeling this way!

— Desiree W. B., Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

I am trained in EMDR and use this modality to treat PTSD / C-PTSD as well as other concerns. I have been working with trauma ever since I started working in this field. I have been around the military and first responders all my life and with my training feel that this helps me understand trauma and the impact it can have on someone. I know that there are all manner of things that cause PTSD and even if to someone else it may sound "small" to you it isn't and that is all that matters.

— Laura Wood, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in SEATTLE, WA

You can tell me whatever you need to let go of. Then I'll work with you to gradually release it. We'll figure out the transition of leaving your comfort zone. This part can be seriously turbulent but I promise it will be worth it. Once you stop fighting that, and give it some time, we can work on getting you to really fly.

— Megan Herrington, Psychotherapist in Skokie, IL

EMDR trained. Often times PTSD and trauma goes hand in hand with eating disorders. When you are ready and the time is appropriate I utilize EMDR as well as other modalities to help you heal from past traumas.

— Jena Kenny, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jupiter, FL

I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I address trauma as organically as possible, always respecting where my client is, and what he/she/they may need. If appropriate and consented, I will employ transpersonal psychology tools such as shamanic healing inspired therapy, embodied spirituality, and active energy work to clear emotional and psychic blocks that have kept my clients stuck.

— Lina Návar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a highly effective treatment with focused eye movements and voluntary image replacement and does NOT require sharing traumatic details with me. It provides quick relief to process problem images and difficult sensations and emotions which are features of trauma. Please see my website for more information.

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northglenn, CO

I work in a trauma-informed practice and work with complex trauma, PTSD, and cPTSD. I can help you manage the symptoms which are causing problems while also exploring and addressing the underlying root causes.

— Cathy Harrington, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Everett, WA

PTSD can steal your positive outlook on life. It can take a cautious and safe individual and riddle them with anxiety and fear. Symptoms of PTSD can be debilitating and life changing. Treatment for PTSD is as varied as trauma itself. It seems like there are advancements everyday. One individual may process their trauma best through cognitive processing while another uses EMDR. These options allow for treatment to be tailored to the individual and their situation.

— Rachel Humphries, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Bastrop, TX

Embrace Psychotherapy treats PTSD and cPTSD (complex PTSD). PTSD is an umbrella term for many symptoms its main feature is how it transforms the individual's sense of safety, functioning, and well-being. Trauma lives in the body and keeps people in a constant cycle of discomfort. I help individuals reconnect with their bodies utilizing somatic techniques. CBT helps the individual process their trauma, break down false beliefs, and re-engage with the world.

— Suzanne Taluy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Norwalk, CT

We experience all kinds of trauma in our lives that often informs how we approach relationships and change. I work with clients to identify how they are impacted by trauma, and help to develop resilience and tools for healing. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma and a diverse portfolio of techniques to support their healing.

— Maria Turner-Carney, Clinical Social Worker in TACOMA, WA