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 follow the three-stage model of trauma treatment. These stages aren't linear, but they serve as a framework for our time together. Safety: we create trust in our relationship, and build skills to ground and regulate. Processing: we gently process trauma through talk and somatic therapy. This is nothing like what we see in the movies. If we are at all dysregulated, trauma cannot be processed, meaning this is gentle but challenging! Integration: How do you move forward in a life you love?

— Nicole Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Nashville, TN

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

People who experience trauma experience a wide-range of symptoms, including, emotional overwhelm, numbing, decreased concentration, irritability, chronic pain, substance abuse, shame, depression, and anxiety. Trauma informed therapy understands that these symptoms are a reflection of a nervous system that is in rough shape. I bring a variety of skills to my work with survivors, including TIST, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and somatic skills, to help people reclaim enjoyment in life.

— Beth Levine, Clinical Social Worker in Rockville, MD

Rita compassionately guides Clients through exploring past traumas to help them identify and disrupt unhealthy patterns within their daily lives.

— Rita Aliperti, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I have received, and continue to engage in training for trauma-informed therapy, and in techniques to address and resolve trauma in the body, mind, and emotions.

— Julia Krump, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO

I am trained in multiple trauma-focused treatments including EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure. All three of these therapies have been proven to help people feel better and feel more free to live the life they want to live.

— Elaina McWilliams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I use an eclectic approach to address trauma in therapy: combining EMDR, narrative therapy, TF-CBT, person centered therapy and other approaches, in order to tailor therapy to the client.

— Dr. Alissa Beuerlein, Counselor in Nashville, TN

I have over a decade of working in trauma services as well as interacting with the overlapping service providers and systems that often come into play, including family and criminal court systems, and assisting client attaining reasonable accommodations or assistance at work, school, or other environments.

— Erica Rampelberg, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Delaware, OH

I have certification and training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Association of Trauma Professionals and certification/training as an Accelerated Resolution Therapist. I am also trained in Brainspotting and EMDR. These, together with other trainings and hands-on experience, have provided me with an understanding of the interplay between memory, emotion and distress tolerance and how it impacts trauma and anxiety.

— Meira Greenfeld, Psychotherapist in Phoenix, AZ

Effects of trauma can linger and negatively affect your life. They can be disguised as depression, anxiety, fears, negative beliefs about self. They can affect your relationships and how you connect with others. Therapy is a great place to process trauma and its effects. Working through trauma with EMDR therapy will remove the effects of trauma have on your life today. Think we might be a good fit? Contact me for a 15-minute consultation.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

I use careful assessment and over 10 years of clinical experience to help you choose an evidence based model or combination of skills that is right for you. Some clients prefer to stick with a protocol because they enjoy clear structure, organization and a plan. Other clients prefer to pick and choose skills within each model to offer more curation. Both are effective. I will offer you a menu of options which includes cognitive processing therapy, PE, and contextual trauma skills

— Nika George, Clinical Psychologist in omaha, NE

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

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

Claudia specializes in trauma and trauma recovery. She worked for several years providing counseling services and interventions to victims of family violence, before serving as a trauma clinician for children in foster care.

— Claudia Narvaez-Meza, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA

I'm certified in Somatic Experiencing & other trauma modalities. Dr. Peter Levine of Somatic Experiencing says, "trauma is a fact of life but it doesn't have to be a life sentence." It could be an accident, assault, or natural disaster, or it can also be developmental: that our needs as a child weren't met in the way we would have liked and needed to feel safe, seen and soothed - & secure. I'm happy to support you on making sense of the past so you can live more fully in the present w/ ease.

— Frances "Francesca" Maxime, Psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY

I have 20 plus years experience in the mental health field. I have had numerous trainings in trauma and trauma-informed care. I have experience working with persons (adults/children) that suffer from emotional, physical, and sexual trauma.

— Joy Serednesky, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Poland, OH

Trauma-Informed Therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and I am also trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which is an extremely effective treatment if you’re dealing with mental health changes and have gone through something scary, shocking, abusive, or threatening. I offer a safe space to work through your experiences at your pace while helping you use strategies that will create lasting healing.

— Julia Rasnake, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD