Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Ramona Kotke Gapp
Psychologist, BSc, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5P
Hello! If you’re reading this, you may be facing some life challenge such as a mood disorder, a relationship issue, or lingering pain from past trauma. You may be feeling overwhelmed and ill prepared to find the success you deserve, struggling to find healthy coping skills, overrun by unhelpful negative thoughts, low self-esteem, or lack of purpose. If you want to improve your mood and perform better in life and in your relationships, you are on the right path. Things can get better once you start taking care of you. It’s imperative to make yourself a priority so you can be present for all the people and commitments in your life.
Hello! If you’re reading this, you may be facing some life challenge such as a mood disorder, a relationship issue, or lingering pain from past trauma. You may be feeling overwhelmed and ill prepared to find the success you deserve, struggling to find healthy coping skills, overrun by unhelpful negative thoughts, low self-esteem, or lack of purpose. If you want to improve your mood and perform better in life and in your relationships, you are on the right path. Things can get better once you start taking care of you. It’s imperative to make yourself a priority so you can be present for all the people and commitments in your life.
(587) 742-0718 View (587) 742-0718
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Red River Psychological
Psychologist, MC, R, Psyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Further, a large portion of my clinical work has been working with children experiencing symptoms of trauma, attachment disruption, grief and loss.
I have extensive professional training providing therapy and assessment for a diverse range of individual and family issues from a holistic and client focused perspective. I offer counselling and assessment to children, youth, and adults. To offer you the most effective counselling and assessment, I work from a culturally sensitive approach and integrate various therapeutic techniques to meet your individual needs. Above all, I strive to foster a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space for you to find healing, and grow as a person.
Further, a large portion of my clinical work has been working with children experiencing symptoms of trauma, attachment disruption, grief and loss.
I have extensive professional training providing therapy and assessment for a diverse range of individual and family issues from a holistic and client focused perspective. I offer counselling and assessment to children, youth, and adults. To offer you the most effective counselling and assessment, I work from a culturally sensitive approach and integrate various therapeutic techniques to meet your individual needs. Above all, I strive to foster a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space for you to find healing, and grow as a person.
(833) 428-3218 View (833) 428-3218
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Laura Kennedy
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I work primarily with a somatic-based, trauma-informed and attachment-centred process: Self-Regulation Therapy (SRT), EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
I provide a safe place to process, heal and change, with an open, warm and practical approach to counselling. Sometimes clients jokingly say, 'I have issues'. Well, we all have 'issues'. When these issues become overwhelming, I help you gain the skills necessary to move forward. I think expressing both "negative" and "positive" emotions are important to well-being. I consider therapy a success when you leave with increased clarity about the issues that you are dealing with, feel hopeful about addressing the challenges holding you back, and feel confident practicing new skills that you have added to your personal skill set.
I work primarily with a somatic-based, trauma-informed and attachment-centred process: Self-Regulation Therapy (SRT), EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
I provide a safe place to process, heal and change, with an open, warm and practical approach to counselling. Sometimes clients jokingly say, 'I have issues'. Well, we all have 'issues'. When these issues become overwhelming, I help you gain the skills necessary to move forward. I think expressing both "negative" and "positive" emotions are important to well-being. I consider therapy a success when you leave with increased clarity about the issues that you are dealing with, feel hopeful about addressing the challenges holding you back, and feel confident practicing new skills that you have added to your personal skill set.
(866) 688-6528 View (866) 688-6528
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Rachel Walpert Fairbrother
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6L  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Areas I am passionate about include: childhood trauma; emotional dysregulation, children of alcoholics (CoA) and children of emotionally immature parents; relationship issues (attachment, co-dependency, communication), pregnancy/postpartum and the transition to parenthood, and Indigenous healing and reconciliation.
Waitlist At This Time- I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with clients and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and accepting energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing begins. My style of therapy is informal and client-centered, responsive to each person’s unique needs. Our problems of today are often rooted in our hurt from yesterday. Being able to explore our past from a trauma-informed, attachment-focused lens helps us find meaning, connection and hope for the future.
Areas I am passionate about include: childhood trauma; emotional dysregulation, children of alcoholics (CoA) and children of emotionally immature parents; relationship issues (attachment, co-dependency, communication), pregnancy/postpartum and the transition to parenthood, and Indigenous healing and reconciliation.
Waitlist At This Time- I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with clients and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and accepting energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing begins. My style of therapy is informal and client-centered, responsive to each person’s unique needs. Our problems of today are often rooted in our hurt from yesterday. Being able to explore our past from a trauma-informed, attachment-focused lens helps us find meaning, connection and hope for the future.
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Lule Girma Begashaw
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5Z
I have a passion to work with people who have experienced Trauma, depression, Anxiety, other mental health concerns. I am happy to work with individuals and couples in their journey to heal and thrive.
I have a passion to work with people who have experienced Trauma, depression, Anxiety, other mental health concerns. I am happy to work with individuals and couples in their journey to heal and thrive.
(825) 606-0869 View (825) 606-0869
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Keltie Winters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am Keltie! I am trauma informed therapist who is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals seeking new and authentic ways to heal and thrive. You can expect humour, warmth, and transparency from me, as well as tailored sessions around your goals, needs, and comfort. I work holistically, employing intersectional feminist and anti-oppressive values to explore new perspectives to address our daily challenges. Sessions with me can include: processing difficult or challenging life experiences, exploring identity, identify values, and setting or define boundaries with both self and others.
Welcome, I am Keltie! I am trauma informed therapist who is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals seeking new and authentic ways to heal and thrive. You can expect humour, warmth, and transparency from me, as well as tailored sessions around your goals, needs, and comfort. I work holistically, employing intersectional feminist and anti-oppressive values to explore new perspectives to address our daily challenges. Sessions with me can include: processing difficult or challenging life experiences, exploring identity, identify values, and setting or define boundaries with both self and others.
(587) 850-2733 View (587) 850-2733
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Jaclyn Mihaichuk
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Strathearn Psychology. In my office, the goal is that you feel as safe and supported as possible! I am passionate about facilitating change in response to your daily experiences and challenges, this includes a special interest in working with teens, young adults, adults, first responders, trauma, PTSD, and emotional regulation. I have specialized training in diverse modalities, such as EMDR and emotion-focused, strength-based approaches to meet you exactly where you are.
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Strathearn Psychology. In my office, the goal is that you feel as safe and supported as possible! I am passionate about facilitating change in response to your daily experiences and challenges, this includes a special interest in working with teens, young adults, adults, first responders, trauma, PTSD, and emotional regulation. I have specialized training in diverse modalities, such as EMDR and emotion-focused, strength-based approaches to meet you exactly where you are.
(780) 757-9536 View (780) 757-9536
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Cora McLachlan
Psychologist, RPsych, RCAT, MC:AT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Helping Professionals: Work related trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout can be common for helpers.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, often meeting other people’s needs, but having little left over for yourself? If you've gone through life without much emotional support, you've probably found ways to get your needs met that involve taking care of other people. You might feel guilty just thinking about doing something for yourself, or believe that if you stop to take care of you, everything else will fall apart. If this sounds familiar, I'd love to hear from you. In my practice, I help people connect with their underlying needs, shift old patterns and build a more supported life.
Helping Professionals: Work related trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout can be common for helpers.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, often meeting other people’s needs, but having little left over for yourself? If you've gone through life without much emotional support, you've probably found ways to get your needs met that involve taking care of other people. You might feel guilty just thinking about doing something for yourself, or believe that if you stop to take care of you, everything else will fall apart. If this sounds familiar, I'd love to hear from you. In my practice, I help people connect with their underlying needs, shift old patterns and build a more supported life.
(587) 802-3728 View (587) 802-3728
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Monique Montpetit
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6R  (Online Only)
If emotional pain or trauma are weighing you down, EMDR can help.
Does everyone think you’ve got it all together, when underneath you're an anxious mess? Do you have insomnia, overthink everything, procrastinate, or numb out with food, wine, scrolling, etc.? Do you put others’ needs before your own, even when it hurts? If you’re always doing more so you can finally feel "good enough,” the constant pressure and stress can leave you feeling exhausted and striving for something elusive, because you’re disconnected from the present and yourself. I help high-functioning anxious and perfectionist adults tame their harsh inner critic, reduce stress, and develop healthier relationships with themselves.
If emotional pain or trauma are weighing you down, EMDR can help.
Does everyone think you’ve got it all together, when underneath you're an anxious mess? Do you have insomnia, overthink everything, procrastinate, or numb out with food, wine, scrolling, etc.? Do you put others’ needs before your own, even when it hurts? If you’re always doing more so you can finally feel "good enough,” the constant pressure and stress can leave you feeling exhausted and striving for something elusive, because you’re disconnected from the present and yourself. I help high-functioning anxious and perfectionist adults tame their harsh inner critic, reduce stress, and develop healthier relationships with themselves.
(587) 844-6476 View (587) 844-6476
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Jilynne Whittington
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I specialize in working with clients struggling with anger, anxiety, sexual/intimacy concerns, and trauma.
Hello! I am Jilynne, a radically honest therapist who appreciates humor and swearing (if you're into that). My primary goal in the early stages is to create a space that feels incredibly safe for you. So many people feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. I can help you look at things from many perspectives (emotional wounds in childhood, harmful thinking patterns, major life changes, and more) so that you no longer feel at a crossroads in life.
I specialize in working with clients struggling with anger, anxiety, sexual/intimacy concerns, and trauma.
Hello! I am Jilynne, a radically honest therapist who appreciates humor and swearing (if you're into that). My primary goal in the early stages is to create a space that feels incredibly safe for you. So many people feel stuck and don't know how to move forward. I can help you look at things from many perspectives (emotional wounds in childhood, harmful thinking patterns, major life changes, and more) so that you no longer feel at a crossroads in life.
(587) 209-4871 View (587) 209-4871
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Zac Erickson
Psychologist, MSc, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life? Struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, or relationship issues? My ideal client is someone who is facing specific challenges, such as feeling anxious or sad frequently, feeling exhausted, feeling disconnected from others, struggling to complete tasks or manage time, or finding communication difficult. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and criticizing yourself a little too often. You want to find ways to cope with these challenges and feel empowered to create a fulfilling life for yourself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life? Struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, or relationship issues? My ideal client is someone who is facing specific challenges, such as feeling anxious or sad frequently, feeling exhausted, feeling disconnected from others, struggling to complete tasks or manage time, or finding communication difficult. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and criticizing yourself a little too often. You want to find ways to cope with these challenges and feel empowered to create a fulfilling life for yourself.
(780) 306-1291 View (780) 306-1291
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Trauma Therapy for Women (Mikaela Norton)
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
(587) 705-4764 View (587) 705-4764
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Stephanie Yang
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Do you struggle with trauma, connecting to others, violence, or substance abuse/addiction? Is the hurt from old wounds through relationships across your lifespan still causing you pain? I believe that like hurt, healing happens through relationships and we will work together to meet your goals and help you move forward on a path of healing. First and foremost, I believe you have inherent value simply by being human and will take a humanistic and strengths-based approach to your challenges. We will work together to process your experiences and create realistic strategies for moving forward.
Do you struggle with trauma, connecting to others, violence, or substance abuse/addiction? Is the hurt from old wounds through relationships across your lifespan still causing you pain? I believe that like hurt, healing happens through relationships and we will work together to meet your goals and help you move forward on a path of healing. First and foremost, I believe you have inherent value simply by being human and will take a humanistic and strengths-based approach to your challenges. We will work together to process your experiences and create realistic strategies for moving forward.
(825) 250-3855 View (825) 250-3855
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Virginia Dowdell
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Welcome! We might work well together if you're seeking a therapist who is gentle, direct, and engaged in session. I enjoy helping people improve their relationships with themselves, other people, and the challenging parts of life – things like trauma, anxiety, stress, communication, depression, and grief. I believe everyone deserves a supportive space to be heard and to heal no matter how they live or identify. And I love learning! I grow alongside every client I see.
Welcome! We might work well together if you're seeking a therapist who is gentle, direct, and engaged in session. I enjoy helping people improve their relationships with themselves, other people, and the challenging parts of life – things like trauma, anxiety, stress, communication, depression, and grief. I believe everyone deserves a supportive space to be heard and to heal no matter how they live or identify. And I love learning! I grow alongside every client I see.
(587) 209-5279 View (587) 209-5279
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Gary J Meiers
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, LMFT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E  (Online Only)
In my practice I see a wide range of clients: adults, teens, children, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical & emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past. Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, I often integrate EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Online counselling is now available to residents of Alberta.
In my practice I see a wide range of clients: adults, teens, children, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical & emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past. Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, I often integrate EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Online counselling is now available to residents of Alberta.
(866) 807-7211 View (866) 807-7211
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Sophia C Parks
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults to address a wide range of issues including: stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, loss, grief, systemic racism and oppression, and intergenerational/ interpersonal trauma. I believe in creating a compassionate and safe(r) space for my clients. My hope is to help clients shift towards clarity - about how environments, beliefs, or behaviours have helped them flourish, or held them back. I support clients in shifting towards self-compassion, effective action, and truly fulfilled living.
I enjoy working with adults to address a wide range of issues including: stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, loss, grief, systemic racism and oppression, and intergenerational/ interpersonal trauma. I believe in creating a compassionate and safe(r) space for my clients. My hope is to help clients shift towards clarity - about how environments, beliefs, or behaviours have helped them flourish, or held them back. I support clients in shifting towards self-compassion, effective action, and truly fulfilled living.
(587) 741-2048 View (587) 741-2048
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Nadia Keyes
Psychologist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Hi! If you're looking for someone who has additional training and loves working with couples, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, domestic violence, and trauma (PTSD & C-PTSD) - you found her! I've studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, exposure therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I give practical strategies to help you face fears, re-work traumatic memories, and address broken relationships, but I'm always listening to hear what does and doesn't work for you.
Hi! If you're looking for someone who has additional training and loves working with couples, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, domestic violence, and trauma (PTSD & C-PTSD) - you found her! I've studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, exposure therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I give practical strategies to help you face fears, re-work traumatic memories, and address broken relationships, but I'm always listening to hear what does and doesn't work for you.
(587) 741-2851 View (587) 741-2851
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Brooke Greenwood
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
I enjoy helping adolescents and adults learn how to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and life changes.
Hello! My name is Brooke, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Solace Psychology & Wellness. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the field of psychology, with a deeply rooted desire to help others and understand the human experience. This work feels nourishing to my soul in a way that words cannot fully describe. Seeing my clients grow as they discover moments of reconnection back to themselves and create meaningful change in their lives is a heart-warming experience. A large part of my work involves improving self-esteem, self-compassion and confidence in oneself.
I enjoy helping adolescents and adults learn how to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, and life changes.
Hello! My name is Brooke, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Solace Psychology & Wellness. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the field of psychology, with a deeply rooted desire to help others and understand the human experience. This work feels nourishing to my soul in a way that words cannot fully describe. Seeing my clients grow as they discover moments of reconnection back to themselves and create meaningful change in their lives is a heart-warming experience. A large part of my work involves improving self-esteem, self-compassion and confidence in oneself.
(587) 816-4774 View (587) 816-4774
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Dr. Laura Friesen
Registered Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
I am accepting new individual clients in my virtual-only practice. My couples and family spots are full. - Are you feeling down, worried, stressed, in a slump, checked out, overwhelmed, frozen, on high alert, or “ready to fight?” If you’re going through trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, sickness, relationship problems, parenting, or something else, life is probably really tough. We can’t always change our circumstances, but we can do a lot together to get you feeling like you again. If you appreciate a direct approach when needed, with space for joking, and you want to work together on goals, you might just be in the right place.
I am accepting new individual clients in my virtual-only practice. My couples and family spots are full. - Are you feeling down, worried, stressed, in a slump, checked out, overwhelmed, frozen, on high alert, or “ready to fight?” If you’re going through trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, sickness, relationship problems, parenting, or something else, life is probably really tough. We can’t always change our circumstances, but we can do a lot together to get you feeling like you again. If you appreciate a direct approach when needed, with space for joking, and you want to work together on goals, you might just be in the right place.
(833) 797-1269 View (833) 797-1269
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Bethany Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6R  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Bethany (she/her). At the core of my work as a therapist is the belief that recovery is possible. I focus on providing therapy for stress, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Therapy can help to make sense of your life experiences by looking at where you come from, what you’ve been through, and how you are living presently. This deepened sense of awareness clarifies what is important to you for moving forward to build a future that is meaningful.
Welcome! My name is Bethany (she/her). At the core of my work as a therapist is the belief that recovery is possible. I focus on providing therapy for stress, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Therapy can help to make sense of your life experiences by looking at where you come from, what you’ve been through, and how you are living presently. This deepened sense of awareness clarifies what is important to you for moving forward to build a future that is meaningful.
(587) 209-2733 View (587) 209-2733

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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.