Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in Houston, TX

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Patterns Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084  (Online Only)
Now accepting new patients! Visits are online. Medications will be prescribed electronically. The thought of being all alone in a negative cycle that may be a result of anxiety, trauma, depression, unhealthy coping skills, and/or environmental stressors can be daunting. The treatment for most mental illness is effective therapy. However, some need a little more than therapy. How would you know if you could benefit from medications? If you have been suffering for a long time in a limited and/or negative cycle, most likely your brain will need some help; the right psychotropic medication + therapy will help improve your symptoms.
Now accepting new patients! Visits are online. Medications will be prescribed electronically. The thought of being all alone in a negative cycle that may be a result of anxiety, trauma, depression, unhealthy coping skills, and/or environmental stressors can be daunting. The treatment for most mental illness is effective therapy. However, some need a little more than therapy. How would you know if you could benefit from medications? If you have been suffering for a long time in a limited and/or negative cycle, most likely your brain will need some help; the right psychotropic medication + therapy will help improve your symptoms.
(972) 954-2645 View (972) 954-2645
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Reena Kumar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
Kumar's areas of clinical interests include PTSD due to abuse, ADHD, depression, anxiety/OCD and schizophrenia.
Dr. Reena Kumar, MD is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Nutritional Psychiatrist. Dr Kumar earned her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry degree from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Kumar is very passionate about working with children and their families and making a difference in their lives. Her patients love her for her calm demeanor, indomitable spirit, and genuine love & care she brings into her their lives. She has also received accolades for family therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion work. She also provides experiential group sessions for mindfulness meditation and lifestyle and dietary changes.
Kumar's areas of clinical interests include PTSD due to abuse, ADHD, depression, anxiety/OCD and schizophrenia.
Dr. Reena Kumar, MD is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Nutritional Psychiatrist. Dr Kumar earned her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry degree from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Kumar is very passionate about working with children and their families and making a difference in their lives. Her patients love her for her calm demeanor, indomitable spirit, and genuine love & care she brings into her their lives. She has also received accolades for family therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion work. She also provides experiential group sessions for mindfulness meditation and lifestyle and dietary changes.
(346) 226-3008 View (346) 226-3008
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John Bouras
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 21 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and I address Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Social Anxiety Disorder. I am a Board-certified adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience in diverse clinical settings. For patients who are experiencing treatment resistant depression, we now have TMS in the office! Please contact us to see if you qualify for this advanced treatment.
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 21 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and I address Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Social Anxiety Disorder. I am a Board-certified adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience in diverse clinical settings. For patients who are experiencing treatment resistant depression, we now have TMS in the office! Please contact us to see if you qualify for this advanced treatment.
(832) 990-8282 View (832) 990-8282
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Ugochi Azubuike
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
With 4 years of experience, I have assisted many in managing and overcoming anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Greetings! I'm delighted you've stopped by my profile. I’m Ugochi Azubuike, and I've just expanded my schedule at Legion Psychiatry to welcome new clients. I work with most major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc.). My openings tend to fill up fast, but I currently have spaces available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
With 4 years of experience, I have assisted many in managing and overcoming anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Greetings! I'm delighted you've stopped by my profile. I’m Ugochi Azubuike, and I've just expanded my schedule at Legion Psychiatry to welcome new clients. I work with most major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc.). My openings tend to fill up fast, but I currently have spaces available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
(832) 479-2373 View (832) 479-2373
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Dr. Ifeoma Ude-Okoro
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRNCNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Ifeoma Ude-Okoro, DNP! Sometimes in life, humans do not have control over what life throws at them, but collaborating with an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner like myself we can work together to chart an effective, realistic, and affordable way forward. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, eating disorder, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, please schedule an appt, let's work together. She uses client-centered approach to get you to your highest level of functionality. Dr. Ifeoma agrees that one size does not fit all in the mental illness journey. No Controlled Substance pls!
Meet Dr. Ifeoma Ude-Okoro, DNP! Sometimes in life, humans do not have control over what life throws at them, but collaborating with an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner like myself we can work together to chart an effective, realistic, and affordable way forward. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, eating disorder, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, please schedule an appt, let's work together. She uses client-centered approach to get you to your highest level of functionality. Dr. Ifeoma agrees that one size does not fit all in the mental illness journey. No Controlled Substance pls!
(832) 479-3733 View (832) 479-3733
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Danielle Gipson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of nursing experience in the psychiatric field ranging from inpatient and outpatient care for mental health, crisis stabilization and substance abuse treatment. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Texas at Arlington and received my graduate degree from Walden University. I have experience in managing mood disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and chronic illness through assessment and medication management for adult clients age 18 and older.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of nursing experience in the psychiatric field ranging from inpatient and outpatient care for mental health, crisis stabilization and substance abuse treatment. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Texas at Arlington and received my graduate degree from Walden University. I have experience in managing mood disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and chronic illness through assessment and medication management for adult clients age 18 and older.
(713) 496-0324 View (713) 496-0324
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Candice Schrodetzki | Anxiety Depression Ptsd | Sgb | Ketamine Therapy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Stella Center with over five years of experience in the field. I offer medical and biopsychosocial assessments to help guide you through your care journey. I specialize in treating mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD with biological treatments like the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB), ketamine infusion therapy, and more. I take a holistic approach to treating mental health while incorporating modern-day therapies.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Stella Center with over five years of experience in the field. I offer medical and biopsychosocial assessments to help guide you through your care journey. I specialize in treating mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD with biological treatments like the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB), ketamine infusion therapy, and more. I take a holistic approach to treating mental health while incorporating modern-day therapies.
(708) 627-2613 View (708) 627-2613
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Compass Mental Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN , APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77068
She specializes in care for veterans, medication management, behavioral issues, self-harm, trauma/PTSD and dual diagnoses.
Compass Mental Health & Wellness (MHW) invites you to partner with us. At Compass MHW, you are not just another patient, you are part of a team. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, in which the care is not focused solely on existing illness or pathology but expanded to allow for an integrative treatment program. During your sessions, you and your provider may discuss factors such as your daily habits and any existing physical conditions, in addition to your current symptoms. It is through that engagement that the provider is able to develop a customized program of care to better treat your concerns.
She specializes in care for veterans, medication management, behavioral issues, self-harm, trauma/PTSD and dual diagnoses.
Compass Mental Health & Wellness (MHW) invites you to partner with us. At Compass MHW, you are not just another patient, you are part of a team. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, in which the care is not focused solely on existing illness or pathology but expanded to allow for an integrative treatment program. During your sessions, you and your provider may discuss factors such as your daily habits and any existing physical conditions, in addition to your current symptoms. It is through that engagement that the provider is able to develop a customized program of care to better treat your concerns.
(832) 990-8808 View (832) 990-8808
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Esther Christina Kelley-Cook
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
I specialize in PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
My patients frequently have another health diagnosis (previous concussions, thyroid/autoimmune problems, etc.) that might make their psychiatric problems such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, or irritability more difficult to treat - or they have tried other treatments in the past that didn't work. So now, they don’t want to waste time, and they want value. They want a renewed sense of purpose and meaning, better sleep, improved relationships, to be able to relax and enjoy life, and a treatment plan that works best for them. If this sounds like what you are looking for, please visit my website at www.fusionpsychiatry.com.
I specialize in PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
My patients frequently have another health diagnosis (previous concussions, thyroid/autoimmune problems, etc.) that might make their psychiatric problems such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, or irritability more difficult to treat - or they have tried other treatments in the past that didn't work. So now, they don’t want to waste time, and they want value. They want a renewed sense of purpose and meaning, better sleep, improved relationships, to be able to relax and enjoy life, and a treatment plan that works best for them. If this sounds like what you are looking for, please visit my website at www.fusionpsychiatry.com.
(832) 810-2026 View (832) 810-2026
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Deanette James
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Imagine being able to process the trauma experienced years ago, through some unfortunate circumstances, and is now wreaking havoc on your life? Not just that, but you are anxious, depressed, and feel like you are not progressing, not fulfilling your goals, and not being the best person you could be for your family?.
Deanette James specializes in providing mental health medication management to women, especially those in the working-class group, who are experiencing the burdens of life. If you are a woman who is a wife, a homemaker, a mother, a professional, a daughter, has family responsibilities, or other factors contributing to a decline in your mental health, she is the person to see. Her services focus on women experiencing anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She understands that these disorders are very prevalent and act as determinants of the outcome of a woman's daily life.
Imagine being able to process the trauma experienced years ago, through some unfortunate circumstances, and is now wreaking havoc on your life? Not just that, but you are anxious, depressed, and feel like you are not progressing, not fulfilling your goals, and not being the best person you could be for your family?.
Deanette James specializes in providing mental health medication management to women, especially those in the working-class group, who are experiencing the burdens of life. If you are a woman who is a wife, a homemaker, a mother, a professional, a daughter, has family responsibilities, or other factors contributing to a decline in your mental health, she is the person to see. Her services focus on women experiencing anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She understands that these disorders are very prevalent and act as determinants of the outcome of a woman's daily life.
(832) 479-3548 View (832) 479-3548
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Thera Med
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you seeking for a treatment that is client centered to manage your mental health issues? Managing life issues ranging from personal care, relationship, work, can be very challenging in today's ever changing world. I strive to serve adult clients who have depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, & other mental health issues, using a client focused holistic approach. I have worked with mental health clients for 5 years and have equally worked in emergency department where I served homeless communities. I have experience seeing mental health clients via telehealth and together, we can make each experience count.
Hello! Are you seeking for a treatment that is client centered to manage your mental health issues? Managing life issues ranging from personal care, relationship, work, can be very challenging in today's ever changing world. I strive to serve adult clients who have depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, & other mental health issues, using a client focused holistic approach. I have worked with mental health clients for 5 years and have equally worked in emergency department where I served homeless communities. I have experience seeing mental health clients via telehealth and together, we can make each experience count.
(214) 378-3727 View (214) 378-3727
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Gold Mind Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77074
I treat clients with different and complex psychiatric and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, and more.
My name is Sophie Mbua, a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with many years of experience. Do you struggle with mood irregularities, feeling sad, unmotivated and loss of interest in activities you love?, Do you feel unease, restless, constantly worrying about the unknown, feeling of impending doom?, Have you experienced traumatic events which affect your well-being?. Are you ready to be in control of your mental health? I create a partnership with my clients to help them succeed at their goals and get the outcome that works best for them. Clients will also receive tools and strategies to help them succeed
I treat clients with different and complex psychiatric and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, and more.
My name is Sophie Mbua, a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with many years of experience. Do you struggle with mood irregularities, feeling sad, unmotivated and loss of interest in activities you love?, Do you feel unease, restless, constantly worrying about the unknown, feeling of impending doom?, Have you experienced traumatic events which affect your well-being?. Are you ready to be in control of your mental health? I create a partnership with my clients to help them succeed at their goals and get the outcome that works best for them. Clients will also receive tools and strategies to help them succeed
(832) 583-1376 View (832) 583-1376
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Dr. Valdesha DeJean
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and professionals in crisis. In addition to medication evaluation, I offer psychotherapy services (individual, couples, and family). My therapy approach is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and I create an empathic environment for clients. I understand my patients from a holistic perspective by evaluating the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. Currently seeing clients in GA, TX, and WA.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and professionals in crisis. In addition to medication evaluation, I offer psychotherapy services (individual, couples, and family). My therapy approach is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and I create an empathic environment for clients. I understand my patients from a holistic perspective by evaluating the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. Currently seeing clients in GA, TX, and WA.
(678) 661-5459 View (678) 661-5459
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Navdip Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Do you feel stressed by everyday challenges? Do you struggle with your mood? Does anxiety hold you back from achieving your goal? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Are you having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? I treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, eating disorder, gambling addiction, and bipolar using medication management to your target symptoms.
Do you feel stressed by everyday challenges? Do you struggle with your mood? Does anxiety hold you back from achieving your goal? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Are you having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? I treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, eating disorder, gambling addiction, and bipolar using medication management to your target symptoms.
(832) 400-4281 View (832) 400-4281
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Stacey Ervin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
I specialize in Trauma Informed Care and consider myself a great listener to my patients.
I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Provider with over 25 year's experience in the medical field. I am passionate about mental health and its effects on our daily lives. I started my career as an RN in the emergency room advancing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2004.
I specialize in Trauma Informed Care and consider myself a great listener to my patients.
I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Provider with over 25 year's experience in the medical field. I am passionate about mental health and its effects on our daily lives. I started my career as an RN in the emergency room advancing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2004.
(430) 259-2617 View (430) 259-2617
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LaTarsha Edwards
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77031
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been providing mental health services for 25 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and address Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I provide quality of care by using evidence based practice to individualize each care plan according to each patients needs.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been providing mental health services for 25 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and address Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I provide quality of care by using evidence based practice to individualize each care plan according to each patients needs.
(832) 219-6251 View (832) 219-6251
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Lindsey Sansing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Lindsey is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and received her training and education from The University of Texas at Austin. Her primary areas of interest are working with clients struggling with addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and PTSD. She has a wide array of training and experience providing trauma-informed care to Veterans and first responders, as well as to survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation, and domestic violence. If you live in Texas and are 15+, she can see you via telehealth. Schedule now: www.texasmindandbody.com.
Lindsey is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and received her training and education from The University of Texas at Austin. Her primary areas of interest are working with clients struggling with addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and PTSD. She has a wide array of training and experience providing trauma-informed care to Veterans and first responders, as well as to survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation, and domestic violence. If you live in Texas and are 15+, she can see you via telehealth. Schedule now: www.texasmindandbody.com.
(512) 489-9791 View (512) 489-9791
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Shannon Skolaut
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77072
Professional areas of interest interests include PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, substance use and many others.
Go to centerforgreenpsychiatry.com/shannonskolaut to book directly! Currently accepting new patients with immediate openings - Shannon Skolaut is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who embraces a holistic and humanistic approach to healthcare. Shannon believes that the body and mind must be treated together as one. She encompasses an approach toward wellness that must be individualized, and each person must be treated based off their individual strengths, abilities, and treatment goals. Shannon embraces an empathetic, compassionate, non-discriminatory, and culturally centered approach to medicine and care.
Professional areas of interest interests include PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, substance use and many others.
Go to centerforgreenpsychiatry.com/shannonskolaut to book directly! Currently accepting new patients with immediate openings - Shannon Skolaut is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who embraces a holistic and humanistic approach to healthcare. Shannon believes that the body and mind must be treated together as one. She encompasses an approach toward wellness that must be individualized, and each person must be treated based off their individual strengths, abilities, and treatment goals. Shannon embraces an empathetic, compassionate, non-discriminatory, and culturally centered approach to medicine and care.
(737) 234-7884 View (737) 234-7884
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Peter Berndt, MD PA
Psychiatrist, MD, BSc
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
These include life coaching, as well as psychotherapy, stress mangement, self-hypnosis training, and hypnoananlysis for anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical illnesses with the final goal of recovery and healing.
Patients with stress and anxiety related medical or emotional problems or illnesses who are interested in learning new coping skills to help in their recovery are our kind of client. To enure a good fit between what you need and our treatment approaches, please make use of the free initial phone consultation.
These include life coaching, as well as psychotherapy, stress mangement, self-hypnosis training, and hypnoananlysis for anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical illnesses with the final goal of recovery and healing.
Patients with stress and anxiety related medical or emotional problems or illnesses who are interested in learning new coping skills to help in their recovery are our kind of client. To enure a good fit between what you need and our treatment approaches, please make use of the free initial phone consultation.
(866) 995-7910 View (866) 995-7910
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Delighted Psychiatry and Wellness Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77090
Have you struggled to find a provider that will take the time to really get to know you and support you? It can be difficult to find a professional who is qualified and has the ability to really see and hear you. You might be experiencing depression, anxiety, or symptoms from past trauma. I specialize in helping people learn how to overcome such symptoms, as well as deal with many other mental health and wellness struggles. Most importantly, I’m here to listen and help you understand yourself. Through building the right skills you can create your own toolbox to use anytime you need to feel more in control of your life.
Have you struggled to find a provider that will take the time to really get to know you and support you? It can be difficult to find a professional who is qualified and has the ability to really see and hear you. You might be experiencing depression, anxiety, or symptoms from past trauma. I specialize in helping people learn how to overcome such symptoms, as well as deal with many other mental health and wellness struggles. Most importantly, I’m here to listen and help you understand yourself. Through building the right skills you can create your own toolbox to use anytime you need to feel more in control of your life.
(346) 788-6037 View (346) 788-6037
Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists

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.