Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Pittsburgh, PA

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Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
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Hosted by Jessica Everly
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 693-6197 View (412) 693-6197
Adult Children of EI Parents- Book Study
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
Photo of Elizabeth Christine Sammons, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Elizabeth Christine Sammons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15211
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
(412) 530-6737 View (412) 530-6737
Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
Photo of Wesley Waldrup, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Wesley Waldrup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 385-4243 View (412) 385-4243
Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
Photo of DeMarquis Clarke, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by DeMarquis Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15218
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
(412) 435-1347 View (412) 435-1347
Women's Support Group
Women in this group have experienced some type of trauma/abuse in their lives, are currently in therapy, and are searching for support as they heal.
Photo of Anita Torchia, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Anita Torchia
Counselor, LPC
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Women in this group have experienced some type of trauma/abuse in their lives, are currently in therapy, and are searching for support as they heal.
(412) 543-8600 View (412) 543-8600
Embodied Boundaries for Care Workers
This will be a 4-week group co-facilitated with Ru Emmons, LMT, running from March 22-April 12. This group is for care workers of any kind (therapists, aides, nurses, body workers, etc.) who interface with clients emotional fields and feel like ...
Photo of Clove Roses, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Clove Roses
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSCP
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15217
This will be a 4-week group co-facilitated with Ru Emmons, LMT, running from March 22-April 12. This group is for care workers of any kind (therapists, aides, nurses, body workers, etc.) who interface with clients emotional fields and feel like ...
(412) 435-4569 View (412) 435-4569
Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
Photo of Rachel Rudel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Rachel Rudel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 415-7560 View (412) 415-7560
Mindfulness, Stretching, Yoga for Trauma Healing
Starting Th, March 14 2024, 9 week group. Initial intake by phone or video necessary to enroll (but you don't need to attend every group). Embodiment can be its own minefield after trauma. In this gentle, kind, stretching and mindfulness ...
Photo of Sensory and Sensibility, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Sensory and Sensibility
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Starting Th, March 14 2024, 9 week group. Initial intake by phone or video necessary to enroll (but you don't need to attend every group). Embodiment can be its own minefield after trauma. In this gentle, kind, stretching and mindfulness ...
(412) 347-5080 View (412) 347-5080
LPC Supervision For State Licensure
I provide monthly LPC supervision to graduate students (studying counseling) for 1 hour biweekly. I provide supervision from a CBT perspective, but also incorporate some trauma-informed principles. Email for further details.
Photo of Támara Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Támara Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15236
I provide monthly LPC supervision to graduate students (studying counseling) for 1 hour biweekly. I provide supervision from a CBT perspective, but also incorporate some trauma-informed principles. Email for further details.
(724) 320-1265 View (724) 320-1265
412 Therapy Co.
Photo of 412 Therapy Co., Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by 412 Therapy Co.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMHC, TCT
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15226
(412) 415-7926 View (412) 415-7926
Assertiveness/self-defense lgbtqia+women, non-excl
March 12 -April 30 2024 This group uses the Home Alive curriculum to teach boundary setting skills useful in our everyday relationships and interactions, as well as physical fighting techniques for use in life-threatening situations. Enrollment required before the start ...
Photo of Sensory and Sensibility, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Sensory and Sensibility
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15217
March 12 -April 30 2024 This group uses the Home Alive curriculum to teach boundary setting skills useful in our everyday relationships and interactions, as well as physical fighting techniques for use in life-threatening situations. Enrollment required before the start ...
(412) 347-5080 View (412) 347-5080
Somatic Tools for Vicarious Trauma (health-care)
Photo of Sensory and Sensibility, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Sensory and Sensibility
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 347-5080 View (412) 347-5080
Wives of Sexual Addicts
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
Photo of Kathleen A Brenckle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Kathleen A Brenckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
(724) 479-7929 View (724) 479-7929
Battle Group, Online
Stop being controlled by fear. It's time to see what you are afraid of and run towards it. This online group will challenge everything you think you know about yourself and the world so that you can cut the act ...
Photo of Steven Mollura, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Steven Mollura
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Stop being controlled by fear. It's time to see what you are afraid of and run towards it. This online group will challenge everything you think you know about yourself and the world so that you can cut the act ...
(321) 306-0359 View (321) 306-0359

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Adult Children of EI Parents- Book Study
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
Photo of Elizabeth Christine Sammons, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Elizabeth Christine Sammons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15211
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
(412) 530-6737 View (412) 530-6737
Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
Photo of Jessica Everly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Jessica Everly
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 693-6197 View (412) 693-6197
Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
Photo of Wesley Waldrup, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Wesley Waldrup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 385-4243 View (412) 385-4243
Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
Photo of DeMarquis Clarke, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by DeMarquis Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15218
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
(412) 435-1347 View (412) 435-1347
Women's Support Group
Women in this group have experienced some type of trauma/abuse in their lives, are currently in therapy, and are searching for support as they heal.
Photo of Anita Torchia, Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Anita Torchia
Counselor, LPC
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Women in this group have experienced some type of trauma/abuse in their lives, are currently in therapy, and are searching for support as they heal.
(412) 543-8600 View (412) 543-8600
Embodied Boundaries for Care Workers
This will be a 4-week group co-facilitated with Ru Emmons, LMT, running from March 22-April 12. This group is for care workers of any kind (therapists, aides, nurses, body workers, etc.) who interface with clients emotional fields and feel like ...
Photo of Clove Roses, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Clove Roses
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSCP
Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15217
This will be a 4-week group co-facilitated with Ru Emmons, LMT, running from March 22-April 12. This group is for care workers of any kind (therapists, aides, nurses, body workers, etc.) who interface with clients emotional fields and feel like ...
(412) 435-4569 View (412) 435-4569

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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.