Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Montréal, QC

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Lindsay Clarke
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, RCAT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2W
I specialize in supporting families to thrive and heal beyond challenges, crisis, trauma, and experiences of abuse or violence.
If you are feeling disoriented in your life or in yourself, emotionally overwhelmed, or struggling, I offer personalized support through a creative therapeutic process at my studio in the Plateau, or in online sessions. Through a blend of counselling and art therapy, together we can explore what's been going on for you and address your current needs. Art Therapy can provide a curious process of self expression, catharsis, discovery, and personal growth. No previous skills in art making is necessary, this therapeutic process is accessible and unique to each individual.
I specialize in supporting families to thrive and heal beyond challenges, crisis, trauma, and experiences of abuse or violence.
If you are feeling disoriented in your life or in yourself, emotionally overwhelmed, or struggling, I offer personalized support through a creative therapeutic process at my studio in the Plateau, or in online sessions. Through a blend of counselling and art therapy, together we can explore what's been going on for you and address your current needs. Art Therapy can provide a curious process of self expression, catharsis, discovery, and personal growth. No previous skills in art making is necessary, this therapeutic process is accessible and unique to each individual.
(438) 834-6961 View (438) 834-6961
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Evans & Co Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Trauma overwhelms the mind and the body, and can block access to presence and authenticity.
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
Trauma overwhelms the mind and the body, and can block access to presence and authenticity.
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
(438) 255-2997 View (438) 255-2997
Tricia Amundson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, PgDip
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2T  (Online Only)
The interventions used will work towards relieving the stress caused by past trauma(s), providing tools for the here and now, and of course fostering self-awareness and self-esteem.
I am client centred and prefer to work collaboratively, integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to the needs of my client. I am professionally qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Creative Arts Therapist. In addition, I have advanced training in Mindfulness and Meditation, training in CBT and in Solution Focused therapy. I am currently training in EMDR.
The interventions used will work towards relieving the stress caused by past trauma(s), providing tools for the here and now, and of course fostering self-awareness and self-esteem.
I am client centred and prefer to work collaboratively, integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to the needs of my client. I am professionally qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Creative Arts Therapist. In addition, I have advanced training in Mindfulness and Meditation, training in CBT and in Solution Focused therapy. I am currently training in EMDR.
(438) 806-2672 View (438) 806-2672
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Sarah McNamee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MScA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Waitlist for new clients
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons: to get help for mental health challenges, to process traumatic experiences, to get support in relation to big life transitions or external stressors... Whatever the reason, finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the first step. Whether I'm working with individuals, couples, or families, I start with an approach that is trauma-informed and mindful of how our relationships and larger systems impact us.
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons: to get help for mental health challenges, to process traumatic experiences, to get support in relation to big life transitions or external stressors... Whatever the reason, finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the first step. Whether I'm working with individuals, couples, or families, I start with an approach that is trauma-informed and mindful of how our relationships and larger systems impact us.
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Amanda L. Hankins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2G
I worked for years with individuals who have experienced acute trauma such as sexual violence and victims of crime as well as complex PTSD.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
I worked for years with individuals who have experienced acute trauma such as sexual violence and victims of crime as well as complex PTSD.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
(438) 700-9148 View (438) 700-9148
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Zuraida Dada
Psychologist, RPsych, CPsych, CHPR(R)
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2L  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress & trauma, return to work/fitness for work, general psychological assessments, work stress & life coaching.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress & trauma, return to work/fitness for work, general psychological assessments, work stress & life coaching.
Accepting new clients. Seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient. Registered WCB/WSIB provider. I offer in person & virtual counselling to adult individuals. I treat anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments, executive coaching & life, transition & relationship coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies- resulting in your self- growth, overcoming your life challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
(581) 205-8173 View (581) 205-8173
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Annya Cajal
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I work with evidence-based practices such as trauma informed care, emotion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I work with adults (18+) who are searching for some guidance in finding inner peace and living a more authentic life. I am here to assist you in releasing dysfunctional patterns that are rooted in emotional wounds. It is my goal to help you look back on your past with less judgement, fear and shame. I will follow your process and help you identify markers of current emotional concerns and core pain. Therapy is meant to be a transformational process to help you heal your wounded parts, while learning to meet yourself with compassion.
I work with evidence-based practices such as trauma informed care, emotion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I work with adults (18+) who are searching for some guidance in finding inner peace and living a more authentic life. I am here to assist you in releasing dysfunctional patterns that are rooted in emotional wounds. It is my goal to help you look back on your past with less judgement, fear and shame. I will follow your process and help you identify markers of current emotional concerns and core pain. Therapy is meant to be a transformational process to help you heal your wounded parts, while learning to meet yourself with compassion.
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Dr. Lê-Anh Dinh-Williams
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you're searching for a psychologist who combines the latest in evidence-based treatments with a deeply caring and supportive approach, I'm here to help. I have worked in various community and hospital settings, specializing in the treatment of depression (including self-esteem, perfectionism), trauma, substance misuse, and emotion dysregulation (including emotional avoidance, borderline personality). I believe that one size does not fit all, which is why I integrate evidence-based treatments, such as DBT and CBT, with new research and therapeutic approaches to meet the unique goals and needs of each individual.
If you're searching for a psychologist who combines the latest in evidence-based treatments with a deeply caring and supportive approach, I'm here to help. I have worked in various community and hospital settings, specializing in the treatment of depression (including self-esteem, perfectionism), trauma, substance misuse, and emotion dysregulation (including emotional avoidance, borderline personality). I believe that one size does not fit all, which is why I integrate evidence-based treatments, such as DBT and CBT, with new research and therapeutic approaches to meet the unique goals and needs of each individual.
(438) 701-2782 View (438) 701-2782
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Jodie-Ann Muckler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SCC, TS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work using a strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens, with a deep commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice.
Hi! I'm Jodie-Ann (they/them). I'm a Black queer social worker and community organizer based in Tio'tia:ke (aka Montreal, Quebec). Sometimes we have had experiences in life that can feel heavy, and they bring up emotions that can stay with us and overwhelm us. This can feel exhausting as it impacts our daily lives and our current relationships, and sometimes we can't understand why. With support, those experiences can be explored and worked through, creating space for the emotions that can often feel trapped.
I work using a strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens, with a deep commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice.
Hi! I'm Jodie-Ann (they/them). I'm a Black queer social worker and community organizer based in Tio'tia:ke (aka Montreal, Quebec). Sometimes we have had experiences in life that can feel heavy, and they bring up emotions that can stay with us and overwhelm us. This can feel exhausting as it impacts our daily lives and our current relationships, and sometimes we can't understand why. With support, those experiences can be explored and worked through, creating space for the emotions that can often feel trapped.
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Bianca Pungartnik
Registered Psychotherapist, OPQ, OCCOQ, CCC, NIHB, CRPO
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3Z
As a psychotherapist and clinical counselor, I've worked 9+ years with diverse clients with various issues like behavioral problems, emotional regulation, PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.
Throughout our sessions, I strive to create an environment of compassion, acceptance, and present moment awareness. I don't see myself as fundamentally different from the client, but rather as someone who can bring a fresh perspective to their situation. I believe that the client and I are both climbing our own mountains, and I can use my vantage point to identify obstacles on their mountain that they may not be aware of. In therapy, every struggle is important, and no one's pain is greater or less than another's. Together, we can then find new ways to navigate these obstacles and chart a new course towards a more fulfilling life.
As a psychotherapist and clinical counselor, I've worked 9+ years with diverse clients with various issues like behavioral problems, emotional regulation, PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.
Throughout our sessions, I strive to create an environment of compassion, acceptance, and present moment awareness. I don't see myself as fundamentally different from the client, but rather as someone who can bring a fresh perspective to their situation. I believe that the client and I are both climbing our own mountains, and I can use my vantage point to identify obstacles on their mountain that they may not be aware of. In therapy, every struggle is important, and no one's pain is greater or less than another's. Together, we can then find new ways to navigate these obstacles and chart a new course towards a more fulfilling life.
(514) 889-8922 View (514) 889-8922
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Cindy Vielleuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc(A), TCF, RDT
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2J
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
(438) 230-1189 View (438) 230-1189
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Jordan Gruenhage
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2K  (Online Only)
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
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Hilda Coker
Counsellor, MA, DT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2E
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
(438) 802-2383 View (438) 802-2383
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Sandra Bouabjian
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with people of different cultural backgrounds who lived childhood or/and adulthood trauma.
Are you ready to re-engage with yourself and others? I will work with you to bring clarity to your past and present feelings, thoughts and behaviours. By helping you become aware of your fears and patterns that make you struggle, i will guide you towards the change you desire. Together we will tailor the work we do to suit your goals. You will surprise yourself looking inwards taking care of the little child, discovering your inner potentials and building your self-esteem at your own pace. You will find your quality of life and relationships improve.
I have years of experience working with people of different cultural backgrounds who lived childhood or/and adulthood trauma.
Are you ready to re-engage with yourself and others? I will work with you to bring clarity to your past and present feelings, thoughts and behaviours. By helping you become aware of your fears and patterns that make you struggle, i will guide you towards the change you desire. Together we will tailor the work we do to suit your goals. You will surprise yourself looking inwards taking care of the little child, discovering your inner potentials and building your self-esteem at your own pace. You will find your quality of life and relationships improve.
(514) 262-3993 View (514) 262-3993
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Lori Rochelle Singer
Psychologist, MEd, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3H  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who works with an experienced psychiatrist. We specialize in treating those who have experienced trauma, workplace bullying + harassment, & have difficulties with work or relationships. In addition, we perform testing and counseling for diagnostic purposes, as well as for those who believe they may have issues related to attention, hyperactivity, or autistic spectrum disorder. After many years of discouragement, many people here find new hope.Please visit our new website at (aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/singersultan-psych) + register.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who works with an experienced psychiatrist. We specialize in treating those who have experienced trauma, workplace bullying + harassment, & have difficulties with work or relationships. In addition, we perform testing and counseling for diagnostic purposes, as well as for those who believe they may have issues related to attention, hyperactivity, or autistic spectrum disorder. After many years of discouragement, many people here find new hope.Please visit our new website at (aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/singersultan-psych) + register.
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Rachel Deutsch
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2G
Waitlist for new clients
If you are struggling with relationship and interpersonal issues, life changes, substance use, and/or trauma, I hope to help you. I use a nonjudgemental, empathic and integrative approach depending on your needs and values. Because feelings and experiences often manifest through the body, we will pay attention to physical experiences with compassion and curiosity.
If you are struggling with relationship and interpersonal issues, life changes, substance use, and/or trauma, I hope to help you. I use a nonjudgemental, empathic and integrative approach depending on your needs and values. Because feelings and experiences often manifest through the body, we will pay attention to physical experiences with compassion and curiosity.
(438) 806-9648 View (438) 806-9648
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Cenk Matalon
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H1Y
I’ve worked with hundreds of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and relationship challenges. Through somatic therapy, my clients find the well-being and inner peace they seek. Feeling good about your life is your birthright. Please send me an email (instead of calling) to book your free discovery call.
I’ve worked with hundreds of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and relationship challenges. Through somatic therapy, my clients find the well-being and inner peace they seek. Feeling good about your life is your birthright. Please send me an email (instead of calling) to book your free discovery call.
(438) 701-1938 View (438) 701-1938
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Dr. Celestine Stevens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of trauma-related disorders as well as personality disorders.
avenuepsy.com / Email only please! - Hi! My name is Celestine. I am a bilingual, registered psychologist and I am the co-owner of Avenue Psychology in NDG. Having worked for nearly 5 years in federal prisons, I specialize in trauma, the treatment of deviant behaviour, criminal psychology and personality disorders. My practice focuses on building a strong, trusting relationship with the client and exploring all issues that arise. More specifically, I enjoy treating PTSD and complex-PTSD with a tailored approach for each client.
I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of trauma-related disorders as well as personality disorders.
avenuepsy.com / Email only please! - Hi! My name is Celestine. I am a bilingual, registered psychologist and I am the co-owner of Avenue Psychology in NDG. Having worked for nearly 5 years in federal prisons, I specialize in trauma, the treatment of deviant behaviour, criminal psychology and personality disorders. My practice focuses on building a strong, trusting relationship with the client and exploring all issues that arise. More specifically, I enjoy treating PTSD and complex-PTSD with a tailored approach for each client.
(438) 834-7641 View (438) 834-7641
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Mariah Blaine-Longo
MTA, MA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2K
In my practice, I emphasize anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and resource-oriented approaches.
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
In my practice, I emphasize anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and resource-oriented approaches.
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
(438) 701-2835 View (438) 701-2835
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Brian Powell
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3J
Located on Lachine Canal by Atwater Market, I work with clients in person and online. I treat trauma with EMDR to free you from your emotional pain, disturbing images, negative beliefs, triggers, memories, and sensations. Many of my clients can't get traction in "talk therapy", or are looking for a very focused approach to their trauma experience because they still feel "stuck". Please click on the "Schedule a Consultation" button at my website or, go to: https:/ /montrealemdr.janeapp.com/ to book a free 20-minute consultation.
Located on Lachine Canal by Atwater Market, I work with clients in person and online. I treat trauma with EMDR to free you from your emotional pain, disturbing images, negative beliefs, triggers, memories, and sensations. Many of my clients can't get traction in "talk therapy", or are looking for a very focused approach to their trauma experience because they still feel "stuck". Please click on the "Schedule a Consultation" button at my website or, go to: https:/ /montrealemdr.janeapp.com/ to book a free 20-minute consultation.
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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.