Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Southampton

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Michela Trainini
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Somatic work (which involves the body and its responses) is an important part of my approach and it has helped many of my clients reduce the impact of trauma, overcome anxiety and depression, panic, phobias and PTSD.
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
Somatic work (which involves the body and its responses) is an important part of my approach and it has helped many of my clients reduce the impact of trauma, overcome anxiety and depression, panic, phobias and PTSD.
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
023 8235 6074 View 023 8235 6074
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Bridge Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I can provide counselling for the majority of issues : depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties , I have vast experience in PTSD & Trauma.
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
I can provide counselling for the majority of issues : depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties , I have vast experience in PTSD & Trauma.
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
023 9387 0979 x079398 View 023 9387 0979 x079398
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Simon James Carpenter - Emdr Consultant ddp Psych Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
This therapeutic approach allows me to support clients that may be experiencing PTSD from traumatic incidents in their life (such as car accidents, drowning, violence) , phobias, Anxiety, sudden loss sexual abuse.
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
This therapeutic approach allows me to support clients that may be experiencing PTSD from traumatic incidents in their life (such as car accidents, drowning, violence) , phobias, Anxiety, sudden loss sexual abuse.
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
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Dr Claudia Copestake
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Hello and welcome to Victory Psychology. I am a consultant clinical psychologist working with Veterans, and adults (16+) experiencing mental health difficulties, covering Bournemouth, surrounding areas, and online. I have a special interest in treating combat and civilian PTSD, and complex trauma. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, and peri natal mental health. I also specialise in therapy for those who have sustained brain injury, stroke, life changing injuries and neurological disorders. In addition, I conduct cognitive capacity assessments.
Hello and welcome to Victory Psychology. I am a consultant clinical psychologist working with Veterans, and adults (16+) experiencing mental health difficulties, covering Bournemouth, surrounding areas, and online. I have a special interest in treating combat and civilian PTSD, and complex trauma. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, and peri natal mental health. I also specialise in therapy for those who have sustained brain injury, stroke, life changing injuries and neurological disorders. In addition, I conduct cognitive capacity assessments.
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GreenWood Mentors
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
Dissociation, PTSD, BPD/EUPD, anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, autism, pain management are special interests.
Dr Fiona Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is Director of GreenWood Mentors www.greenwoodmentors.com. Providing evidence-based therapies proved to work. We are best placed to help those who want to move forward to be their best selves using an integration of evidence-based therapies. We are well-equipped to help people deal with trauma and the effects on their lives today. Our ideal client is motivated to do hard things in order to achieve their goals and willing to try new things. They are interested in developing a new, kinder, relationship with themself and others.
01983 217853 View 01983 217853
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Carmen Morales
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
I support clients to overcome their depression and anxiety disorders -such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias or body dysmorphia-. I also attend to problems such as low self-esteem, anger management problems, interpersonal difficulties and complex trauma. I have a strong background in working with people from underrepresented groups, especially the LGBTQI+ community and the neurodiverse community. I am looking to working with clients who are ready to get to know more about themselves, make changes in their lives, and to support them in their journey.
023 8001 2558 View 023 8001 2558
Debi King
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
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Charlotte Bird
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
Clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, self-image, self-harm, self-confidence issues, loss, bereavement, identity issues, eating disorders, childhood trauma, PTSD, OCD, stress, & work-related issues.
Hello, I’m Charlotte. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Person-Centred Therapist offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for Adults and Children & Young People from my private practice in Whiteley. Alongside my private practice, I am also a counsellor at a charity, supporting adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma.
Clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, self-image, self-harm, self-confidence issues, loss, bereavement, identity issues, eating disorders, childhood trauma, PTSD, OCD, stress, & work-related issues.
Hello, I’m Charlotte. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Person-Centred Therapist offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling for Adults and Children & Young People from my private practice in Whiteley. Alongside my private practice, I am also a counsellor at a charity, supporting adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma.
01329 756784 View 01329 756784
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Richard Dolan Check Your Head Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I have extensive experience of counselling men and women across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, PTSD, trauma, abuse, childhood neglect, parenting issues, addication, body image issues, bereavement, stress, negative thoughts, ADHD, low self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
I have extensive experience of counselling men and women across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, PTSD, trauma, abuse, childhood neglect, parenting issues, addication, body image issues, bereavement, stress, negative thoughts, ADHD, low self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
01354 700745 View 01354 700745
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
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Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Donna Street
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
023 8235 6030 View 023 8235 6030
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
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Tom Bulpit
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
Hi, I’m Tom! If you’re reading my profile, then chances are either you or someone you love is having a really hard time at the moment. Thinking about getting support can feel really scary and difficult – and making that decision to pick up the phone or go to your first counselling session can feel terrifying. I know this because a long time ago it was me making that first phone call too. I work with a very wide range of issues - nothing is ever off limits with me. Whatever it is that's affecting you, I'm here to help. I work with teenagers, adults and families.
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laura Mearns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
023 9200 5357 View 023 9200 5357
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Alina Vyslynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
023 9431 1944 View 023 9431 1944
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Dr Hannah Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
023 9431 1577 View 023 9431 1577
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Southampton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
Helen is a highly experienced & professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working with people from all walks of life to achieve their full potential. Sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs and can be via telephone, secure video link (Zoom) or in person, depending on the client's preference. See the Southampton Counselling website www.southamptoncounselling.uk for more detailed information about services offered.
023 9200 2373 View 023 9200 2373
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Dr Lindsay Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
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Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
023 9431 1717 View 023 9431 1717

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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.