Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Crows Nest, NSW

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Robyn Price
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you constantly anxious? Stuck or struggling with relationships? No idea how to move on? My name's Robyn and I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement/Dance Movement Therapist with 17 years' experience working with groups and individuals. A deep knowledge of body process and nonverbal communication allows me to attend to the whole of a person's experience, rather than just what they say. I take a relational, creative and trauma-informed approach, and tailor it for every person or group I work with.
Are you constantly anxious? Stuck or struggling with relationships? No idea how to move on? My name's Robyn and I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement/Dance Movement Therapist with 17 years' experience working with groups and individuals. A deep knowledge of body process and nonverbal communication allows me to attend to the whole of a person's experience, rather than just what they say. I take a relational, creative and trauma-informed approach, and tailor it for every person or group I work with.
(02) 9100 0771 View (02) 9100 0771
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Alberto Florez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
By addressing both mind and body, I enable clients to process trauma, emotional, cognitive and behavioural issues.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
By addressing both mind and body, I enable clients to process trauma, emotional, cognitive and behavioural issues.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(02) 9100 0516 View (02) 9100 0516
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Dr Trish Richards
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
For over 20 years I have supported clients who have, or are, experiencing workplace related trauma. More recently I have been using my trauma informed approach to support couples, and also individuals with ADHD, PTSD and FND. I work with somatised trauma, and early developmental trauma as my focus.
For over 20 years I have supported clients who have, or are, experiencing workplace related trauma. More recently I have been using my trauma informed approach to support couples, and also individuals with ADHD, PTSD and FND. I work with somatised trauma, and early developmental trauma as my focus.
(02) 9158 6072 View (02) 9158 6072
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Phoebe Allwell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
My expertise lies in the treatment of early trauma, anxiety, self esteem, personal and spiritual growth.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
My expertise lies in the treatment of early trauma, anxiety, self esteem, personal and spiritual growth.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
(02) 8074 5364 View (02) 8074 5364
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Michael Booth
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I employ mostly somatic therapies because they are most effective for treating trauma and chronic pain.
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
I employ mostly somatic therapies because they are most effective for treating trauma and chronic pain.
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
(02) 9159 6937 View (02) 9159 6937
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Harry Bechara
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Harry is an integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor with a passion for mental health and wellbeing. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities which he tailors to individual needs. Harry meets clients with a warm and empathic presence and understands every person’s story is unique. He has an interest in early attachment trauma and its impact on the nervous system and adult relationships. Harry believes in peoples innate potential to grow from adversity and transform their lives - he is passionate about helping clients engage in this process.
Harry is an integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor with a passion for mental health and wellbeing. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities which he tailors to individual needs. Harry meets clients with a warm and empathic presence and understands every person’s story is unique. He has an interest in early attachment trauma and its impact on the nervous system and adult relationships. Harry believes in peoples innate potential to grow from adversity and transform their lives - he is passionate about helping clients engage in this process.
(02) 9100 0568 View (02) 9100 0568
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Jennifer Gardner
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
(02) 8074 5401 View (02) 8074 5401
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Pumla Coleman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
(02) 9100 0529 View (02) 9100 0529
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Relationship Psychotherapy : Trauma Sensitive Care
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
This includes working with trauma, violence and abuse.
Life can throw up sticky moments which can feel experientially ‘heavy’. Where once we seemed to have managed well enough, where now it feels like something else is needed to meet that moment in a more enduring way. I platform a space that is safe, secure and stable that holds our work together in finding a more enduring way forward. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the process is its own reward”. Amelia Earhart
This includes working with trauma, violence and abuse.
Life can throw up sticky moments which can feel experientially ‘heavy’. Where once we seemed to have managed well enough, where now it feels like something else is needed to meet that moment in a more enduring way. I platform a space that is safe, secure and stable that holds our work together in finding a more enduring way forward. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the process is its own reward”. Amelia Earhart
(02) 9541 8740 View (02) 9541 8740
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Heather Kent
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I understand everyone has different mental health experiences & needs, and employ a number of evidence-based therapies, including DBT & EDMR trauma therapy.
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
I understand everyone has different mental health experiences & needs, and employ a number of evidence-based therapies, including DBT & EDMR trauma therapy.
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
(02) 8776 3913 View (02) 8776 3913
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Helen Caroline Gibbons
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065  (Online Only)
I am a very experienced holistic focused Clinical Psychologist having worked in clinical practice and health psychology for over 25 years. I have a warm and caring approach to psychotherapy and treat all my clients with respect. I am passionate about helping clients who are struggling as a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, work stress, psychosomatic or chronic medical conditions. I also offer a neuro-affirming service in the management of adult and young adult ADHD and ASD.
I am a very experienced holistic focused Clinical Psychologist having worked in clinical practice and health psychology for over 25 years. I have a warm and caring approach to psychotherapy and treat all my clients with respect. I am passionate about helping clients who are struggling as a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, work stress, psychosomatic or chronic medical conditions. I also offer a neuro-affirming service in the management of adult and young adult ADHD and ASD.
(02) 5104 1059 View (02) 5104 1059
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Jennifer Gripton-Corbett Counselling&Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Jennifer uses a trauma Informed approach to therapy, integrative in approach, drawing on modalities that resonate with her clients such as person-centered therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, family systems therapy, compassion focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness.
I am a Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist who provides individuals, couples & families the space to work collaboratively to achieve growth, change, increased wellbeing and new possibilities. I work in private practice, as a Lifeline Counsellor and as a Clinical Supervisor. My approach is trauma informed and person centered, utilising evidence-based therapy with people who are experiencing relationship issues, are stressed, grieving, or experiencing mental health concerns.
Jennifer uses a trauma Informed approach to therapy, integrative in approach, drawing on modalities that resonate with her clients such as person-centered therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, family systems therapy, compassion focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness.
I am a Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist who provides individuals, couples & families the space to work collaboratively to achieve growth, change, increased wellbeing and new possibilities. I work in private practice, as a Lifeline Counsellor and as a Clinical Supervisor. My approach is trauma informed and person centered, utilising evidence-based therapy with people who are experiencing relationship issues, are stressed, grieving, or experiencing mental health concerns.
(02) 9100 0873 View (02) 9100 0873
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Lizzie Fairbanks Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I specialise in healing from, and through the trauma and human suffering that leaves us feeling stuck or held back in life, and prevents us from living as our authentic selves.
The world is changing, not just on a macro scale concerning issues like climate change, globalisation and social media, but on a micro scale too; the way we identify personally in terms of intersectionality, sexuality and relationship orientation. Whilst there is an increasing awareness and growing acceptance of new and different ways of being in the world, we can also find a whole new set of complex challenges arise when we start to embody our true identity. Maybe these challenges are rooted in past trauma, negative core beliefs and self-talk, overwhelming emotions, unhelpful coping behaviours or ways of relating to others.
I specialise in healing from, and through the trauma and human suffering that leaves us feeling stuck or held back in life, and prevents us from living as our authentic selves.
The world is changing, not just on a macro scale concerning issues like climate change, globalisation and social media, but on a micro scale too; the way we identify personally in terms of intersectionality, sexuality and relationship orientation. Whilst there is an increasing awareness and growing acceptance of new and different ways of being in the world, we can also find a whole new set of complex challenges arise when we start to embody our true identity. Maybe these challenges are rooted in past trauma, negative core beliefs and self-talk, overwhelming emotions, unhelpful coping behaviours or ways of relating to others.
(02) 9100 0337 View (02) 9100 0337
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Evelyn Moser-Burgess
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you struggling with worry, stress, or low mood? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you experiencing challenges that feel out of your control? Do you need help navigating these challenges? Based in Crows Nest NSW, and via telehealth - Treatment focus includes: Depression; Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Adjustment disorders; Mixed anxiety and depression; Sleep difficulties; Bereavement; Unexplained somatic complaints; Self-Esteem & Self-Development; Managing stress (work/study/life); Burnout; Workplace issues & work-life balance; Goal setting & achievement.
Are you struggling with worry, stress, or low mood? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you experiencing challenges that feel out of your control? Do you need help navigating these challenges? Based in Crows Nest NSW, and via telehealth - Treatment focus includes: Depression; Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Adjustment disorders; Mixed anxiety and depression; Sleep difficulties; Bereavement; Unexplained somatic complaints; Self-Esteem & Self-Development; Managing stress (work/study/life); Burnout; Workplace issues & work-life balance; Goal setting & achievement.
(02) 7804 4941 View (02) 7804 4941
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Rochelle Oshlack
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
A trauma informed relational Gestalt psychotherapist is often the best and most effective choice when dealing with many types of behavioural and emotional issues.
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
A trauma informed relational Gestalt psychotherapist is often the best and most effective choice when dealing with many types of behavioural and emotional issues.
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
(02) 9100 0142 View (02) 9100 0142
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Sarah Bays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Want to create the life you want and reach your potential? Could you do with a little help to solve your problems? Need some support to fast track some of your goals? Well that's what I'm all about! I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and I work from a trauma-informed and client-led perspective. I'm kind but direct when needed, and support in a solutions focused manner. I love to laugh, and enjoy helping people work through challenges and achieve their goals. I'm a certified DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) practitioner and run DBT Skills groups or individual DBT sessions in person & online.
Want to create the life you want and reach your potential? Could you do with a little help to solve your problems? Need some support to fast track some of your goals? Well that's what I'm all about! I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and I work from a trauma-informed and client-led perspective. I'm kind but direct when needed, and support in a solutions focused manner. I love to laugh, and enjoy helping people work through challenges and achieve their goals. I'm a certified DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) practitioner and run DBT Skills groups or individual DBT sessions in person & online.
(02) 9100 0134 View (02) 9100 0134
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Tori McCarthy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
(02) 8403 1332 View (02) 8403 1332
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Oksana Pueschel
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Neurofeedback Practioner NeurOptimal is a type of neurofeedback system designed to promote overall brain health and wellness. It's based on the principles of dynamical neurofeedback, which involves monitoring and providing feedback to the brain in real-time about its own activity patterns. Benefits: NeurOptimal is often used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, enhance sleep quality, and support overall mental well-being. Some users also report improvements in symptoms related to conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, and PTSD.
Neurofeedback Practioner NeurOptimal is a type of neurofeedback system designed to promote overall brain health and wellness. It's based on the principles of dynamical neurofeedback, which involves monitoring and providing feedback to the brain in real-time about its own activity patterns. Benefits: NeurOptimal is often used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, enhance sleep quality, and support overall mental well-being. Some users also report improvements in symptoms related to conditions such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, and PTSD.
(02) 9100 0180 View (02) 9100 0180
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Andrew McPherson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
(02) 9100 0856 View (02) 9100 0856

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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.