Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Milton, ON

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Kathleen Francis
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
In this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many are struggling with anxiety and fear. I am available to support you in managing your mental and emotional health at this difficult time. By exploring your fight/flight responses to stress, we can tailor grounding strategies to your health needs that will help you feel more grounded and connected. We all have the capacity to rise above and create positive changes in our lives, even in the midst of global change. You CAN move forward from anxiety, depression, stress and trauma . Experience deep change using brain based healing therapies - EMDR, BRAINSPOTTING, SSP.
(647) 362-5138
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Milton, ON L9T
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Liz Khalighi
Registered Social Service Worker, MA, RSSW, OAMHP
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we are gender affirming therapists specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, perfectionism, impulse control, emotion regulation, anger management, self-esteem, trauma recovery, marital conflict, and conflict with the law (for adolescents).
Since 2004, Liz has had the privilege of helping adults and families accomplish their goals, and build on their personal strengths. Our philosophy when working with our clients is to create the most comfortable and judgement-free environment as possible. Engaging in counselling can bring some of the most difficult memories and emotions to the surface. Our approach is to treat the process like a partnership with each of our clients. In 2022, our practice expanded to meet the growing need for mental health services. Our dynamic and creative team has immediate availability for in-person and virtual appointments.
(647) 697-8321
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Milton, ON L9T
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Nicole Bennie
Psychological Associate, MA
She has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy amongst others and has a passion for working with grief and trauma .
Mrs. Bennie works with a broad range of clients ranging from children to adults, couples, and families, supporting them through a variety of issues using an integrative therapeutic approach. Therapy focusses on client needs and building a collaborative, empathic relationship with the goal of improving a client's understanding of contributing factors to their difficulties and improving their range of coping skills.
(289) 210-7236
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Saima Zaheer
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CTIC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck in struggling with your unprocessed feelings, repeating the same patterns and not being able to move forward? Or maybe you feel helpless as your family is suffering through a crisis or an ongoing challenge. Coping with anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships or past trauma can make you feel resigned to a state of survival. Specializing in trauma , couples counselling, and children’s mental health I can help you reduce stress and conflict and find new meaning in your life and relationships. I also lead a team of diverse therapists and social workers and together we can cater to the needs of the whole family.
(289) 204-6263
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Milton, ON L9T
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Kelly Pritchard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety, grief, depression, loneliness, self-doubt: often at the heart of these issues is trauma . Whether it's a high-conflict or abusive relationship, a life-threatening event, unresolved childhood trauma , a painful social situation, or a chaotic world, trauma can have a deep & enduring impact. Many people choose trauma informed therapy to access an enriching and comprehensive roadmap for cultivating inner peace, self-confidence, a sense of competence, and a positive outlook on life in the wake of loss, adversity, & tragedy. Research indicates the vast majority of trauma survivors can experience significant post traumatic growth.
(705) 996-4697
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Gowtham Vijayakumaran
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life isn't simple, it's filled with experiences and emotions that can be overwhelming and stressful. As experts of our own life, we interpret and internalize various situations and experiences with different lenses and perspectives. Living in the most multicultural city in the world, we are given the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, insight and perspectives from various cultures and traditions that we can utilize to understand people. I provide an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy to deal with trauma , loss, relationships, conflict, and crisis.
(647) 372-5450
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Milton, ON L9E
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Malathy Praveen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
I offer treatment for clients with simple and complex trauma , stress, anger, anxiety, panic, PTSD , low mood, relationship issues, etc.
I am passionate about the field of psychotherapy because I believe it can help people heal, recover, and restore to optimal functioning. I find immense meaning and contentment in helping people overcome mental health challenges and thrive in life. You are the expert of your life and I can come alongside and be your helper to create awareness of the underlying issues and its manifestation as symptoms. I provide the space to unwind yourself, help you with tools and practices to overcome your state of being stuck and move towards your goals.
(289) 272-0239
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Milton, ON L9T
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Dr. Abid Azam
Psychologist, PhD, MSc
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Clinical and Health Psychologist with interests in working with people with a wide range of mental and physical health concerns. I am especially interested in assisting with: anxiety, perfectionism, trauma -related issues, mood-related issues, life direction guidance for emerging adults, as well as lifestyle and psychological adjustments to chronic health problems (e.g. chronic pain, IBS, substance use). My approach involves collaborating with clients to understand themselves and their lives better and experiment with gradual changes, using the science and principles of Psychology.
(365) 800-0936 x116
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Milton, ON L9T
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Kersti A Abawi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RYT
Verified
Verified
Clarity is my hope for each person I see, whether we use Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Narrative approaches, EMDR, Mindfulness, yoga, polyvagal theory, or creative arts expression. Regardless if your struggle is with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or trauma , clarity means a better awareness and understanding of yourself in the current situation. Knowing yourself allows you to make choices best for you, consciously. It can be challenging to unravel and understand all of the often conflicting messages we hear and give ourselves, but it is crucial. This is the work I will support and guide you in.
(365) 650-3168
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Milton, ON L9T
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Evolve Counselling and Assessment Services
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, CWC
Verified
Verified
She is experienced in providing culturally sensitive trauma counselling for Afghan refugees and first responders.
Angela Marova is the founder of Evolve Counselling, (ECASI). Her employment experience includes working as a Clinical Lead where she administers and interprets mental health assessments, develops treatment plans, and supervises Psychotherapists. Her clinical training is in Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has worked with people with various presenting concerns including symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as a result of sexual assault and car hijacking. Angela has extensive experience coaching employees living with mental health disabilities manage their triggers and cope within various work settings.
(289) 216-6733
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Milton, ON L9T
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The Therapy Collective Psychotherapy and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA , RP Qual
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We support folks struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma , life transitions grief, stress and overwhelm, career change, postpartum depression, perfectionism, parenting issues and low self-worth.
Are you struggling with feelings of overwhelm, constant overthinking or consistent feelings of distress? Perhaps you have lost motivation, are dealing with a life transition, struggling with burnout or have extremely low energy? So many have become familiar with a state of discomfort and suffering and it can take an exceptional amount of courage to reach out for help. Reaching out is the first step and at The Therapy Collective we are here to help.
(289) 274-6366
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Milton, ON L9T
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Jana Venditti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training and experience in providing therapy for those dealing with a vast array of emotional challenges such as, trauma , anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, sexualized behaviour and addiction.
My journey to becoming a psychotherapist started because I have always cared about people and their overall well being. I realized I could help others in their healing process by way of providing therapy. I truly believe that by talking about our challenges in a safe and comfortable environment with a compassionate and trained listener change and healing can happen. I also recognize this can be a scary step for some to take and I will work at whatever pace is best for the individual. I have my Masters in Social Work and have been working with children, adolescents, families and adults for 13 years.
(647) 699-5764
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Milton, ON L9T
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Castle Corporate Health
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPH, MTA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, stress, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and relationship issues.
My passion is assisting individuals, couples, families and groups to identify and overcome hurdles, face fears, and achieve personal, professional and relationship goals. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and an Accredited Music Therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. As such, I adhere to the Code of Ethics of both organizations.
(289) 512-5013
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Milton, ON L9T
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Jacqueline Davis
Registered Social Worker , MSW, RWS
Verified
Verified
I deliver evidence based treatment and expertise in but not exclusively Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) with a cultural sensitivity & diversity lens.
Welcome, you have taken the brave step by clicking on this link to embark on a journey towards mental & emotional well-being, this is awesome, congratulations. For over 20 years I have delivered excellence in clinical service to individuals, families, children, and couples. How can I help? Are you feeling despair, confusion, regret, hopelessness, and distraught? Are you in pain more than you can imagine? You are in the right place. I strive to create a space where you feel supported and heard with a client-centered approach to empower individuals as they navigate life transitions and maximize personal growth in meaningful ways.
(289) 273-9532
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Milton, ON L9T
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Nicol Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
Verified
Verified
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" Inspirational words by the great Mahatma Gandhi to support that you are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. Being a registered social worker for 16 years, and a certified clinical traumatologist, I have had the privilege of working extensively with individuals,children/adolescents and families across many diverse communities. In areas including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress from life transitions, and trauma . A role in which I focus on empowerment, safety, healing, and self-realization.
(855) 979-7238
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Milton, ON L9T
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Iriny Salib-Sharkawy
MSW, RSW
Since 2006, I have provided individual counselling for men, women, and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, and trauma , such as survivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence.
Connection and processing your hurts and questions can be one of the most productive ways we grow and move forward. If you want to work with someone who is passionate about helping you in your journey to gain balance and meet goals I would love to talk to you about counselling being the right next step. Different situations and different personalities lend themselves to different types of therapies so I work with you to create an individualized plan that is best suited for your personal needs and situation.
(647) 905-0577
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Milton, ON L9T
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Elpizo Counselling Services Inc.
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RRT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our team is trained in trauma interventions, attachment issues, mood disorders and couple therapy.
Whether individual, children, couple or family, we never turn away a client that genuinely needs assistance, our aim is for anyone who needs counselling receives it. Our team of experienced trained Psychotherapists can serve you, either online or in person. We specialize in trauma , PTSD , depression, anxiety, marriage, relationship challenges, co-parenting, behavioral issues, family reunification, sexual abuse, domestic violence, borderline personality disorder, career, employment issues, racial injustice, etc. 15 minutes free consultation available.
(289) 804-3067
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Milton, ON L9T
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Behnam Kohandel
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Verified
Verified
Life at times may feel like a relentless struggle, filled with sadness, discouragement, and overwhelming despair. As a psychologist, with more than 20 years experience, I can support you to overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people pleasing, trauma , addiction, eating issues including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia and couples therapy. I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative and transformative therapeutic model for emotional healing of eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.
(844) 311-8027
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Milton, ON L9T
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Reena Vanza
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Life experiences past and present can both can contribute to anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and grief. I am here to listen to your story and guide you through the painful parts, overcome challenges and help you reach your goals. I help people piece together their past and work towards a meaningful present. With over 15 years in the field, I bring both life and professional experience to my work. I support people affected by trauma , grief, anxiety, depression and parenting issues. I also have a passion for working with people who suffer from burnout related to the workplace and help them bounce back.
(289) 805-3574
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Milton, ON L9T
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Madiha Najeeb
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with troubling thoughts or feeling stuck in life? Please feel free to reach out. I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), and help people with overcoming trauma , anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss. I believe in empowering my clients with new skills and perspectives so they can grow and realize their own potential. My approach is client centred, and rooted in the idea of cultivating love and kindness for one self. Within the safety of our sessions, together we can examine and work on areas of your life that need kind attention.
(289) 312-8469
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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.