Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Des Peres, MO

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Become an EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
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"The completion of this EMDR Therapy Course is all you need to qualify to practice EMDR Therapy with your clients. This complex trauma , attachment, and developmental trauma informed course includes 20 hours of didiactic presentation, 20 of supervised practice, & ..."
(636) 238-5782
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Become an Certified EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"As the rate of traumatic experience and exposure escalates worldwide, so does the impact for individual clients and their therapists. The complexity and severity of trauma presentations requires continued training and support for all EMDR therapists. Our team of EMDR ..."
(636) 238-5782
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Become an EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"The completion of this EMDR Therapy Course is all you need to qualify to practice EMDR Therapy with your clients. This complex trauma , attachment, and developmental trauma informed course includes 20 hours of didiactic presentation, 20 of supervised practice, & ..."
(636) 238-5782
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Not accepting new clients
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Become an Certified EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"As the rate of traumatic experience and exposure escalates worldwide, so does the impact for individual clients and their therapists. The complexity and severity of trauma presentations requires continued training and support for all EMDR therapists. Our team of EMDR ..."
(636) 238-5782
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Trauma Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This is a support group for people on a journey of healing from their past relational trauma . Relational trauma is considered any emotionally impactful event that has shaped the way you live your life today. This includes verbal, physical, sexual ..."
(314) 310-2738
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Brentwood, MO 63144
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Clinical Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, ThD Psy, PhD CES, LPCCS, MAC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"We are pleased to provide State Approved licensure supervision services for CIT and PLPC individuals. Supervisor: Dr. Naaman Lauderdale, Ph.D. CES, ThD P.Psy, LPCCS, MAC, MRAS, MDAACS, CATC V, LCMHC, NCC. "
(314) 310-5648
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University City, MO 63130
Recovery Group for those abused by Clergy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We provide a safe and unbiased group and or individual counseling experience in which those abused by Clergy may share their experiences to seek wellness. Please call Mr. Rand to discuss fees and schedule. "
(636) 442-4235
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Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Yoga & Meditation Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Yoga and Meditation are the practice of connection to oneself and others . One can Learn the art self study and learn to balance the ever fluxing mind and learn how to surf the waves of life through regular practice ..."
(314) 485-4853
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Saint Louis, MO 63124
First Responder Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Process group for first responders. Police, Fire, Paramedic and others. Call for details. "
(636) 442-4235
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Group meets in:
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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SCAR:ICU
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Twice a year, I run 8-week groups as an initial starting place for Spiritual Abuse Recovery. Participants will walk through definitions of Spiritual Abuse in various contexts, learning vocabulary to help them talk about their own experience and start to ..."
(636) 452-5605
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Surviving the Holidays for Survivors of Trauma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This is a group to help trauma survivors deal with a challenging and triggering time of the year. "
(314) 310-2738
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, MO 63144
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For All Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
""A Space for Me" is a series of psycho-educational and therapeutic groups that provide the time, space, tools, and support for women to care for their minds and bodies. Each 90-minute group runs for 12 weeks. To ensure a nurturing ..."
(314) 527-3084
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63143
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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"In this class, you are the expert. You know your limits. You make the choice. I provide easy-to-follow guidance on different poses and breathing techniques for all bodies and abilities. Classes are focused on four key themes: practice making choices, ..."
(341) 444-3409
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Courageous Healing & Empowerment
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"The Courageous Healing approach uses a supportive, trauma processing curriculum that allows members to acknowledge the impact of trauma while focusing their energies on healing, enhancing their existing strengths, and building resiliency. You can gain a solid foundation to process ..."
(314) 888-5212
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63127
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Trauma Sensitive MBCT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This MBCT, or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, is an 8-week online group starting March 30th, 2021. It helps folks who struggle with depression and anxiety learn to have a different relationship with their thoughts, feelings and body sensations. However, coming ..."
(341) 444-3409
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Addictions and Attahment
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
(314) 742-7018
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Group meets in:
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Somatic Experiencing and EMDR group 10:00- 12:00-
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC, MAC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
"The group is designed forthose recovering from trauma . he group meets twice a month on Saturdays. The group uses Somatic Resourcing and EMDR, Narrative therapy, and movement to address trauma .We need 8 people to run the group. Zoom group Call ..."
(314) 300-0370
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Group meets in:
Clayton, MO 63105
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Finding Normal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Finding Normal believes that our minds, emotions, bodies, behaviors, and relationships are all impacted by stressful, traumatic, and chaotic experiences. Because we believe this, we believe that a comprehensive approach to support is not only helpful, but necessary. Our goal ..."
(314) 804-0636
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63139
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DBT Skills Class
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"The DBT Skills class is offered telehealth. We teach strategies to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, core mindfulness and relationship skills. This class is intended for adults with difficulties regulating their emotions and feel powerless to their behaviors. Learn more at: ..."
(844) 311-7126
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Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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SonderMinds Network
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"SonderMind is on a mission to redesign behavioral healthcare to become more accessible, approachable, and utilized. SonderMinds connects you directly to great, licensed therapists based on your unique needs. Sonderminds will match individual with a local therapist today for online ..."
(314) 408-2838
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

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.




What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Des Peres Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Des Peres is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Des Peres are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.