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 am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which often offers relief from distress in 1-6 sessions. Besides the fast results, I appreciate that it is not required for you to tell me anything about your trauma if you do not want to. ART can also be used with phobias, nightmares, general anxiety, job-related stress, addictions, and more.

— Taylor Baez, Counselor in St Paul, MN

I have extensive training in various trauma therapies, including and not limited to Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry, Deep Brain Reorienting Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems.

— Sherry Thomas, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

We live in a complex world. Every person carries hurts and wounds. Receiving compassionate facilitation to heal from trauma is a normal part of life in today' complicated experiences!

— Laurie Moore, Marriage & Family Therapist

I find that mind-body modalities such as hypnosis, EFT tapping or bilateral tapping, and the latest and most advanced intervention coming in March Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy virtually in collaboration with Journey Clinical.

— Mateja (Matty) Petje, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boca Raton, FL
 

Trauma Therapy attempts to understand the different ways by which traumatic events are processed, exposed, and repressed throughout life. I aim to create a safe environment where the trauma can be shared and understood.

— Roberto Colangeli, Psychoanalyst in Jersey City, NJ

I have training and experience in treating various forms of trauma, including childhood trauma, sexual assault, emotional abuse, systemic trauma, etc.

— Jacqueline Campbell, Therapist in Ooltewah, TN
 

Trauma therapy can be difficult for many clients. It is important you find a therapist who can help you feel safe and understand the nuances of trauma treatment. We will go at your pace and help you increase relaxation skills and process further how you can move forward without the weight of the trauma. Give me a call today to discuss further how I can help.

— Michael Stokes, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, RI

Client's experience a traumatic event and reduce their symptoms of PTSD by partaking in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in nine modules over the course of 12-20 weeks.

— Chessie Snider, Professional Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
 

I utilize Trauma-Based-Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help someone healthily process their trauma and learn healthier coping strategies and techniques.

— Leah Zeitz, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in ,

Trauma is a far to underdiagnosed causal factor in many diseases. Given the DSM is a controversial tool, I aim to focus my practice from a trauma-focused and BIPOC-centered Harm Reduction lens to improve outcomes and honor the many alternative ways that healing is possible aside from simply taking a pill (although that is often helpful at times, it is and has never been a single solution).

— Laurie Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plymouth, MI
 

Trauma therapy addresses the parts of our brain and body that are concerned with keeping us safe. In other words, our natural fight, flight, freeze responses. Processing trauma is possible when we increase our emotional regulation skills, gain awareness about our trauma triggers and develop our inner resources. A therapist's understanding of how to balance healing the past without getting overwhelmed is essential.

— Ruth Weinberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

Working with trauma involves dealing with specific symptoms associated with being traumatized as well as dealing with ways you have learned to cope with stress/distress. Often those people who didn't have supportive, nurturing childhoods find it harder to cope with trauma. So we work in the present (coping skills, meaning making, self-advocacy) & work in the past (processing childhood trauma/abuse, building resilience, learning how to nurture yourself and establishing close safe relationships).

— Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Clinical Psychologist in Walnut Creek, CA
 

TF-CBT is used to help a child gain mastery over trauma. I value this approach because the caregiver plays a big role in the child’s recovery. Each session, I will spend individual time with the child and the caregiver teaching them skills to practice together. We’ll address physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes in the child since the trauma. The child will work towards writing their own narrative and if needed- safety skills, assertiveness and sex education is incorporated.

— April Hankins, Licensed Professional Counselor in , OH

I draw from different modalities to treat trauma. While incorporating aspects of ACT, DBT, and CBT, I also support clients in learning how trauma shows up in their bodies: understanding Interoception (the "felt sense") and their nervous systems. I help clients to explore their regulation, co-regulation, and attachment patterns and needs to heal from trauma.

— Rachel Narrow, Clinical Social Worker in Chevy Chase, MD
 

I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy that works toward gentle integration of one's traumatic experiences toward a better understanding of ones self and the underlying issues that affect day to day coping and functioning.

— Allison Reifsteck, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL