Trauma and PTSD Therapists in St John's, NL

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Laura Parsons
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, DCP(c), CCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
(709) 910-5405 View (709) 910-5405
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Cassie Guye
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
It can be difficult to live the life you want when your emotions feel overwhelming, and there are effective therapeutic services that can help. I am a registered social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health and addictions since 2017. I offer services for a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood changes, trauma responses, and more. I strive to be intentional, transparent and effective in the services I offer. I am passionate about helping individuals cultivate insight and resiliency in the face of trauma, life changes, mental illness, substance misuse, and systemic barriers.
(709) 400-2393 View (709) 400-2393
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Lisa Denty
Counsellor, MA, BN,RN, CCHN(C), CCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I specialize in supporting persons impacted by trauma (PTSD, physical, sexual, childhood, workplace, intimate partner violence).
My goal as a counsellor is to provide all persons I work with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space so you can begin exploring challenges impacting your life and start working towards your wellness goals. If you are looking for a counsellor who listens with compassion and empathy and also provides education, coping strategies, and various techniques to get you moving forward on your healing journey, you have come to the right place. With my diverse education, work and lived experience, I am able to support folks facing various challenges.
I specialize in supporting persons impacted by trauma (PTSD, physical, sexual, childhood, workplace, intimate partner violence).
My goal as a counsellor is to provide all persons I work with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space so you can begin exploring challenges impacting your life and start working towards your wellness goals. If you are looking for a counsellor who listens with compassion and empathy and also provides education, coping strategies, and various techniques to get you moving forward on your healing journey, you have come to the right place. With my diverse education, work and lived experience, I am able to support folks facing various challenges.
(709) 701-3643 View (709) 701-3643
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Sherri Northcott
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
(709) 700-3188 View (709) 700-3188
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Brenna McClintock
Counsellor, MC, MA, RP(Qua), CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is respectful, compassionate, and human. I work alongside my clients to support them in gaining new insights and to heal the ways their bodies have held onto past experiences so that they can show up in their lives in ways that are authentic and unique to them. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, panic, PTSD, childhood trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
My approach to therapy is respectful, compassionate, and human. I work alongside my clients to support them in gaining new insights and to heal the ways their bodies have held onto past experiences so that they can show up in their lives in ways that are authentic and unique to them. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, panic, PTSD, childhood trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
(709) 700-3137 View (709) 700-3137
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Arlene M Penney
Registered Social Worker, BA,BSW, MSW,RSW, RP,ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
I am an experienced Trauma Trained Clinical Therapist & Naturopath. I am also at the Advanced level of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certification. Critical to my unique approach is the integration of the Polyvagal Theory, ensuring you “feel safe” and that you are given the proper time and understanding to fully process stressful and traumatic experiences leading to the resolution of these experiences at the nervous system level. Aiding you to attune to yourself and the psychological symptoms of trauma and other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger and physical pain.
(709) 704-4229 View (709) 704-4229
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Kayla Baker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1H
As a registered social worker, I provide counselling services to youth, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, work-related issues, and changes in relationships.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
As a registered social worker, I provide counselling services to youth, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, work-related issues, and changes in relationships.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
(709) 200-0069 View (709) 200-0069
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Maggie Abbott
Counsellor, BEd, BA, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety/anxiety disorders, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum, and trichotillomania & skin picking.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR for trauma and distressing experiences, ERP for OCD, HRT for Trichotillomania & Skin Picking, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
My experience and extensive post-graduate training make me best suited to work with those who are seeking support for anxiety/anxiety disorders, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, stress, challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, parenting, perinatal mental health - pregnancy & postpartum, and trichotillomania & skin picking.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR for trauma and distressing experiences, ERP for OCD, HRT for Trichotillomania & Skin Picking, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
(709) 401-0167 View (709) 401-0167
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Challaina Hutchings
Counsellor, BEd, BSpEd, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
She has completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the neurobiology of trauma.
Challaina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. Challaina has extensive experience working with children and their families, both within the education system and the public health domain. Within the area of counselling, Challaina has experience with individuals of various ages who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life challenges. She has experience with child developmental and supporting parents and their children through challenging life events.
She has completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the neurobiology of trauma.
Challaina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. Challaina has extensive experience working with children and their families, both within the education system and the public health domain. Within the area of counselling, Challaina has experience with individuals of various ages who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life challenges. She has experience with child developmental and supporting parents and their children through challenging life events.
(709) 309-0156 View (709) 309-0156
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899 View (709) 400-9899
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Heidi Luby
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I primarily practice through a lens of Narrative Therapy and lend from many other approaches, allowing me to support you in experiences with trauma, grief and loss, complex relationships, and exploring self-identity.
Hi there! My name is Heidi and my passion is working to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space within the counselling relationship. I work to provide individuals with a non-blaming, and respectful perspective where you are the expert of your life. Having the opportunity to support and witness you through this experience is truly a privilege. It can be difficult to reach out for new support and I appreciate you taking the time to explore my profile and determine if this is a good fit for you!
I primarily practice through a lens of Narrative Therapy and lend from many other approaches, allowing me to support you in experiences with trauma, grief and loss, complex relationships, and exploring self-identity.
Hi there! My name is Heidi and my passion is working to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space within the counselling relationship. I work to provide individuals with a non-blaming, and respectful perspective where you are the expert of your life. Having the opportunity to support and witness you through this experience is truly a privilege. It can be difficult to reach out for new support and I appreciate you taking the time to explore my profile and determine if this is a good fit for you!
(709) 703-4475 View (709) 703-4475
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Marilyn Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
She has also completed post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy; Attachment Focused Psychotherapy; Trauma Integration Therapy; Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief; Critical Incident Stress Management; and, Suicide Intervention.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
She has also completed post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy; Attachment Focused Psychotherapy; Trauma Integration Therapy; Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief; Critical Incident Stress Management; and, Suicide Intervention.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
(709) 309-0313 View (709) 309-0313
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Kelly Lynn Piercey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
Kelly's work is focused on trauma, sexual abuse, mental health, anxiety, family and/or relationship dynamics, parenting children and youth, behaviour modification, and life transformations. Her counselling is trauma informed/client-centered with treatment modalities that include; Accelerated resolution therapy, internal family systems, Cognitive and Dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness. Kelly believes and commits to strong therapeutic relationships that validate clients' lived experiences with the focus on personal growth.
(709) 200-0449 View (709) 200-0449
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Hannah Sparkes
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
As a social worker I recognize how society influences well-being, and as a trauma therapist I understand how our experiences impact our brains and in turn, our lives.
Hello ! I’m Hannah Sparkes with Spark Your Growth. Seeking support can be hard so I appreciate you taking time to view my profile and see if I am a suitable fit for you! I work with clients to help heal trauma, develop self-confidence, cope with life’s stressors, build stronger relationships, regulate anxiety and stress, overcome addiction and achieve a life you want to live, amongst other things. Given that each person is unique, I understand there is no one-size fits all when it comes to therapy. I use a combination of cognitive and somatic therapies to create an approach that will meet each individual's needs and interests.
As a social worker I recognize how society influences well-being, and as a trauma therapist I understand how our experiences impact our brains and in turn, our lives.
Hello ! I’m Hannah Sparkes with Spark Your Growth. Seeking support can be hard so I appreciate you taking time to view my profile and see if I am a suitable fit for you! I work with clients to help heal trauma, develop self-confidence, cope with life’s stressors, build stronger relationships, regulate anxiety and stress, overcome addiction and achieve a life you want to live, amongst other things. Given that each person is unique, I understand there is no one-size fits all when it comes to therapy. I use a combination of cognitive and somatic therapies to create an approach that will meet each individual's needs and interests.
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Samantha Corcoran
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
) and I work primarily with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
) and I work primarily with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
(709) 501-0467 View (709) 501-0467
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Kara Pinksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
My approach is informed by extensive experience and training, and I have specialization in Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
My approach is informed by extensive experience and training, and I have specialization in Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
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Terra Yott
Registered Social Worker, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
Being trauma and attachment informed, I understand how early experiences affect our brain, body, thoughts, emotions and relationships.
You may come to therapy for relief from depression, anxiety, fear or other stressors. Maybe you want to get to know yourself better, change patterns that are not working for you, or because you aspire to grow and be a better version of yourself. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to navigate your way through life transitions, separation, doubt, difficult choices, pain, trauma, stress, relationships or important life events such as marriage or the birth of a child. I hold a place for you to find your voice, explore options, invite different perspectives, discover your purpose and feel empowered.
Being trauma and attachment informed, I understand how early experiences affect our brain, body, thoughts, emotions and relationships.
You may come to therapy for relief from depression, anxiety, fear or other stressors. Maybe you want to get to know yourself better, change patterns that are not working for you, or because you aspire to grow and be a better version of yourself. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space to navigate your way through life transitions, separation, doubt, difficult choices, pain, trauma, stress, relationships or important life events such as marriage or the birth of a child. I hold a place for you to find your voice, explore options, invite different perspectives, discover your purpose and feel empowered.
(289) 210-7151 View (289) 210-7151
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Sabrina Batt
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MC, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
If you need support, a safe place, and have the desire to challenge the parts of your life that are not working for you, I would love to hear from you. I help people understand and change what is stopping them from living the life they want. This can include mental health issues, challenging life transitions, trauma, and unhealthy relationships with themselves and others. I specialize in Post-Concussion Syndrome and chronic pain, I help clients gain understanding and confidence so they can navigate the physical, emotional, relational, sleep, and cognitive impacts of PCS and pain.
If you need support, a safe place, and have the desire to challenge the parts of your life that are not working for you, I would love to hear from you. I help people understand and change what is stopping them from living the life they want. This can include mental health issues, challenging life transitions, trauma, and unhealthy relationships with themselves and others. I specialize in Post-Concussion Syndrome and chronic pain, I help clients gain understanding and confidence so they can navigate the physical, emotional, relational, sleep, and cognitive impacts of PCS and pain.
(709) 700-1474 View (709) 700-1474
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Emma Chafe
Counsellor, MCAT, CCC, RMT
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C
As a trauma focused Art Therapist I use movement, meditation, and art making to enable a different kind of relationship with difficult experiences.
If you're feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, trapped in a limiting pattern, or if you're dealing with an experience that you know, or are coming to realize, has been a trauma for you - there is a way to move forward. I help folks develop the insight and skills to act from choice rather than from habit, defense, or survival. Life can be uniquely challenging when you have experiences that are atypical, however that difference shows up. The right support for your mental health is going to be just as unique. I work with people to find a balance that enables them to be in choice and invest themselves towards their goals. ​ ​
As a trauma focused Art Therapist I use movement, meditation, and art making to enable a different kind of relationship with difficult experiences.
If you're feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, trapped in a limiting pattern, or if you're dealing with an experience that you know, or are coming to realize, has been a trauma for you - there is a way to move forward. I help folks develop the insight and skills to act from choice rather than from habit, defense, or survival. Life can be uniquely challenging when you have experiences that are atypical, however that difference shows up. The right support for your mental health is going to be just as unique. I work with people to find a balance that enables them to be in choice and invest themselves towards their goals. ​ ​
(709) 700-3774 View (709) 700-3774
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Catherine Phinney
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
I have substantial experience treating complex trauma.
One of the consequences of stress is re-experiencing it in the mind and body, leaving us depleted and disconnected from life. Intense reactions can be confusing and distressing. Making sense of our experiences, putting them in perspective, and changing unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving, and coping increases our resilience. I welcome individuals from all walks of life and have a particular interest in survivors of sexual violence and exploitation; first responders, frontline workers, military, veterans and their families; survivors of adverse childhood experiences; workplace stress and life transitions; and older adults.
I have substantial experience treating complex trauma.
One of the consequences of stress is re-experiencing it in the mind and body, leaving us depleted and disconnected from life. Intense reactions can be confusing and distressing. Making sense of our experiences, putting them in perspective, and changing unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving, and coping increases our resilience. I welcome individuals from all walks of life and have a particular interest in survivors of sexual violence and exploitation; first responders, frontline workers, military, veterans and their families; survivors of adverse childhood experiences; workplace stress and life transitions; and older adults.
(782) 312-0150 View (782) 312-0150

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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.