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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At HeartMind Resiliency we treat trauma in the Here and Now by supporting our clients to develop a different relationship to the challenging events in their past. Our somatic approaches do not require a client to relive or retell their stories, but instead we support clients to find new ways of orienting towards cues of safety and security in their lives now. Some methods used include, SE, NARM, Safe and Sound Protocol, EMDR, Brainspotting, art and expressive therapies.

— HeartMind Resiliency LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, VA

Treating trauma is "simple, not easy". We work on building coping skills and connections in a safe and supportive environment before moving onto the trauma. I provide long-term counseling, where we work to release your internal world from the grips of the trauma. For quicker options, there is a short-term option called Written Exposure Therapy, which is five sessions of journaling. My education is based on being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

Trauma occurs when something happens that overwhelms our nervous system's ability to respond. I approach therapy with awareness that all types of experiences can overwhelm one's nervous system. Sometimes what you have viewed as a problem or symptom may be more fully understood in the context of how it developed, particularly if you're nervous system has been overwhelmed throughout life. This framework can change the way you view your struggles and help us work to improve your life.

— Michelle F. Moseley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I have worked with survivors of trauma in multiple settings since 2007 and studied trauma as my primary area of interest throughout my master's and doctoral training. My approach includes multiple trauma modalities, specialized to the individual client's needs for safety and readiness, and grounded in research and best practices. I use EMDR when appropriate and continue to consult to ensure ongoing professional development and expertise.

— Miriam Gerber, Clinical Psychologist in St. Paul, MN

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

Working with trauma requires an eclectic approach-- there are many types of trauma, and many types of survivors, so one approach won't fit everyone. Together we will work together to find what tools work to stabilize your nervous system, how you best process your experiences, and strategies to build your solid, healthy sense of self. I've worked with many survivors of trauma to rebuild their lives. A life of peace and vitality is attainable for you, as well.

— Anna McDonald, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

We hold trauma in our bodies and it often affects our relationships, our choices, and our body chemistry. I have learned how to provide a safe environment to both uncover and process our most withheld, painful memories.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA

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 Littleton, CO

Trauma can impact not only the brain, but also the body. You may find yourself still in a fight or flight mode. Trauma work takes time, and it is important the client is ready to explore the reasons trauma may still be a big part of their life.

— Leslie Richardson, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in LOUISVILLE, KY

Trauma Therapy encompasses somatic and talk therapy practices to address the symptoms of trauma that are causing you suffering in your daily life. Trauma is different for everyone, the same event may cause one person to feel traumatized while another person feels unaffected. Trauma Therapy first focuses on feeling stable in the present moment to then address the trauma and aftermath that's overwhelming to even think about.

— Elizabeth Sumpf, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

I am a certified master therapist in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which clears the pain of past traumas of most any type. I have several protocols that I use to help you move forward in your life, releasing the past, through this cutting edge and evidence based eye movement therapy.

— Sandee Nebel, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

I specialize in Somatic Trauma Resolution to address personal, religious, sexual, epigenetic, cultural, energetic trauma imprints, as well as complex cumulative trauma and PTSD. My counseling approach is informed by specialized training in somatic trauma resolution as well as 23+ years of professional experience in massage therapy focusing on trauma healing & integration utilizing somatic bodywork modalities, spiritual counseling, and shamanic healing.

— Grace Willow, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Larkspur, CO

I'm a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) who has worked in and around traumatic situations for over a decade. I also have personal experience with trauma and recovery. I've studied to create a specialty in working with people who are struggling with secondary traumatic exposure, but the truth is, those of us most at risk for vicarious trauma have our own trauma histories. I work to help untangle those complexities for healing and resilience.

— Sabrina Basquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greensboro, 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

I have been practicing Trauma Therapy for several years. It is an approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts an individual's mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Trauma therapy is patient-focused and centers around specific goals the patient has for their improvement.

— Married to Navy Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Jacksonville, FL

Trauma informed therapy allows us to evaluate your history and understand how it may be effecting you now. We can talk through the details of the trauma if needed, or we can evaluate just the connectivity of the trauma to today without rehashing the details of your past. We use the therapy tools best suited for you.

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