Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Monica von Eggers Phd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Looking at codependency, love addiction, trauma bonding behavior etc.
Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens, quote C.G. Jung. I am a doctor in depth psychology with a psychodynamic therapeutic approach. If you notice behaviors, thoughts, or feelings interfering with your life creating depression, anxiety, etc. even addiction, we will work on your insights, and increase your self-awareness regarding intentions and/or behaviors that no longer serve any purpose in your life. Maybe you have long-standing negative beliefs and reactions repeating themselves, hiding in traumatic experiences. Perhaps ongoing questions demand deeper answers. In collaboration we will work on reaching your goal.
Looking at codependency, love addiction, trauma bonding behavior etc.
Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens, quote C.G. Jung. I am a doctor in depth psychology with a psychodynamic therapeutic approach. If you notice behaviors, thoughts, or feelings interfering with your life creating depression, anxiety, etc. even addiction, we will work on your insights, and increase your self-awareness regarding intentions and/or behaviors that no longer serve any purpose in your life. Maybe you have long-standing negative beliefs and reactions repeating themselves, hiding in traumatic experiences. Perhaps ongoing questions demand deeper answers. In collaboration we will work on reaching your goal.
(480) 462-7117 View (480) 462-7117
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Katherine Bogushefsky
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Traumas, PTSD, and emotional difficulties can be treated through more innovative types of therapy as EMDR and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
I believe that everyone has the power to make positive changes in their lives. Whether it be relationship issues, addictions, personal achievement, coping with loss, trauma, depression, or anxiety, I feel I can help guide you through your journey. This is done through the utilization of a variety of counseling techniques and a down to earth, reality based, direct approach to therapy. I attempt to provide a very supportive, safe, and at times, lighthearted environment in which life changes can occur.
Traumas, PTSD, and emotional difficulties can be treated through more innovative types of therapy as EMDR and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
I believe that everyone has the power to make positive changes in their lives. Whether it be relationship issues, addictions, personal achievement, coping with loss, trauma, depression, or anxiety, I feel I can help guide you through your journey. This is done through the utilization of a variety of counseling techniques and a down to earth, reality based, direct approach to therapy. I attempt to provide a very supportive, safe, and at times, lighthearted environment in which life changes can occur.
(480) 382-7902 View (480) 382-7902
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Lauren Shavers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am well versed in Marriage and Family Therapy Systems interventions, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy, Story Play, and Theraplay.
Hi, I'm Lauren Shavers, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I provide a caring and safe environment for children, teens, adults and families who may be experiencing difficulties such as life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, and relational issues.
I am well versed in Marriage and Family Therapy Systems interventions, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy, Story Play, and Theraplay.
Hi, I'm Lauren Shavers, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I provide a caring and safe environment for children, teens, adults and families who may be experiencing difficulties such as life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, and relational issues.
(480) 351-6205 View (480) 351-6205
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Lauren Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
I provide individual therapy & trauma-informed care to adults. I understand how living in an ever-changing world full of demands, responsibilities, & relationships can be tough. I am here to encourage you to embrace life’s changes & overcome obstacles you may face by enhancing the strength that is already inside of you. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Whether this is your first- or hundredth time seeking support, or you just need someone to tell your heart’s innermost thoughts to without fear of judgement, I will be there for you for as long as you need me to be. You have a story to tell and I want to hear it.
I provide individual therapy & trauma-informed care to adults. I understand how living in an ever-changing world full of demands, responsibilities, & relationships can be tough. I am here to encourage you to embrace life’s changes & overcome obstacles you may face by enhancing the strength that is already inside of you. People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Whether this is your first- or hundredth time seeking support, or you just need someone to tell your heart’s innermost thoughts to without fear of judgement, I will be there for you for as long as you need me to be. You have a story to tell and I want to hear it.
(602) 671-2915 View (602) 671-2915
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Emdr Childhood Trauma And Military Trauma Tara A Scala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
Do you ever connect so deeply with a negative belief, as if it's always been there? You don't have to stay stuck with those beliefs. You can heal your trauma with guidance and support. I know that this work is vulnerable and can be exhausting, because I’ve been there. I am willing to guide you through the depths and work through anything that comes up during our sessions. I want to help you get to the root of your symptoms by exploring patterns, so the same stuff doesn't keep coming up for you. I hope you will connect with me and take that first step in your journey towards healing today!
Do you ever connect so deeply with a negative belief, as if it's always been there? You don't have to stay stuck with those beliefs. You can heal your trauma with guidance and support. I know that this work is vulnerable and can be exhausting, because I’ve been there. I am willing to guide you through the depths and work through anything that comes up during our sessions. I want to help you get to the root of your symptoms by exploring patterns, so the same stuff doesn't keep coming up for you. I hope you will connect with me and take that first step in your journey towards healing today!
(480) 386-6173 View (480) 386-6173
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Megan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
My professional training and experience includes Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.
NEW Clients NOW Accepted! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
My professional training and experience includes Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.
NEW Clients NOW Accepted! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
(480) 508-9502 View (480) 508-9502
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Amanda Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
I view counseling as an opportunity to partner with my clients on their journey towards positive change and achievement of emotional/mental health. In my practice I enjoy working with adults individually. I specialize in trauma treatment and engage Prolonged exposure which has successfully alleviated trauma symptoms for many of my clients. I also utilize interpersonal family systems, and attachment theory in order to help clients learn more about themselves than they ever have. We will create skills and process together, to alleviate any disrupting symptoms of depression and anxiety. I am offering in person and virtual sessions.
I view counseling as an opportunity to partner with my clients on their journey towards positive change and achievement of emotional/mental health. In my practice I enjoy working with adults individually. I specialize in trauma treatment and engage Prolonged exposure which has successfully alleviated trauma symptoms for many of my clients. I also utilize interpersonal family systems, and attachment theory in order to help clients learn more about themselves than they ever have. We will create skills and process together, to alleviate any disrupting symptoms of depression and anxiety. I am offering in person and virtual sessions.
(623) 207-1812 View (623) 207-1812
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Lesley Isaak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012
I have had extensive trauma therapy training to help you process through past or current experiences that may be affecting your emotions, beliefs, and behaviors.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children, families, and young adults to make positive change. My goal is to establish a safe, comfortable environment for you to express yourself, find your inner strength, and experience growth and healing. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I utilize a solution focused, strength-based approach to make progress towards the goals that we will create together. I accentuate the learning of new skills in coping, communicating, and connecting, for you and your family members. When appropriate, we'll explore community resources that may provide some relief for your current challenges.
I have had extensive trauma therapy training to help you process through past or current experiences that may be affecting your emotions, beliefs, and behaviors.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children, families, and young adults to make positive change. My goal is to establish a safe, comfortable environment for you to express yourself, find your inner strength, and experience growth and healing. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I utilize a solution focused, strength-based approach to make progress towards the goals that we will create together. I accentuate the learning of new skills in coping, communicating, and connecting, for you and your family members. When appropriate, we'll explore community resources that may provide some relief for your current challenges.
(602) 833-2903 View (602) 833-2903
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Kristen Searcy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTSI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85006  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Master Social Worker with nine years of trauma-based social work experience, I strive to be “an elegant and effective instrument of transformation and agent of change in the lives of others”. I specialize in working with women using a 21st century approach to mental health and trauma work by honoring the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and soul in leading clients to a life of freedom from trauma and mental health related challenges. It is my belief that all the aspects of your life and parts of your body work together to shape your experience of life and how you operate in it.
As a Licensed Master Social Worker with nine years of trauma-based social work experience, I strive to be “an elegant and effective instrument of transformation and agent of change in the lives of others”. I specialize in working with women using a 21st century approach to mental health and trauma work by honoring the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and soul in leading clients to a life of freedom from trauma and mental health related challenges. It is my belief that all the aspects of your life and parts of your body work together to shape your experience of life and how you operate in it.
(623) 235-0352 View (623) 235-0352
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Staci Rubin-Shepherd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
My passion is for working with the LGBTQIA+ community with a multicultural and trauma-informed lens.
It’s hard (and okay!) to admit that you are going through a tough time. Whether you are challenged by depression or anxiety, getting stuck in patterns that feel impossible to change, battling trauma and the weight it can hold on your shoulders, or needing to understand, explore, and process your gender or sexuality journey, I am here for you. Everyone needs a safe and comfortable environment to reflect on and work through life’s challenges. And that’s where I come in. I believe in the curative and healing powers of vulnerability.
My passion is for working with the LGBTQIA+ community with a multicultural and trauma-informed lens.
It’s hard (and okay!) to admit that you are going through a tough time. Whether you are challenged by depression or anxiety, getting stuck in patterns that feel impossible to change, battling trauma and the weight it can hold on your shoulders, or needing to understand, explore, and process your gender or sexuality journey, I am here for you. Everyone needs a safe and comfortable environment to reflect on and work through life’s challenges. And that’s where I come in. I believe in the curative and healing powers of vulnerability.
(623) 257-7202 View (623) 257-7202
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Jill Vermeire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, Partner Betrayal, Trauma & Sex Therapy...these are my specialties and some of my favorite issues to work with. If you feel stuck, confused, or hurt you don't have to keep suffering. My job is to support you and help you understand yourself so you can make the changes you need to have the life you want. I can help you heal from shame, pain, or guilt of addiction, trauma, or betrayal. You will learn what you value, what you want, & together we will find clarity in your relationships from the past to the present so you can be hopeful about your future. I want you to feel empowered and confident...truly.
Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, Partner Betrayal, Trauma & Sex Therapy...these are my specialties and some of my favorite issues to work with. If you feel stuck, confused, or hurt you don't have to keep suffering. My job is to support you and help you understand yourself so you can make the changes you need to have the life you want. I can help you heal from shame, pain, or guilt of addiction, trauma, or betrayal. You will learn what you value, what you want, & together we will find clarity in your relationships from the past to the present so you can be hopeful about your future. I want you to feel empowered and confident...truly.
(602) 536-6982 View (602) 536-6982
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Andrew Stravitz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I work with couples, parents, families, co-parents, and adolescents. We work together to process trauma, conflict, and grief. I also work with clients on faith deconstruction, transition, and development.
I work with couples, parents, families, co-parents, and adolescents. We work together to process trauma, conflict, and grief. I also work with clients on faith deconstruction, transition, and development.
(520) 779-4817 View (520) 779-4817
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Amanda Anderson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85007  (Online Only)
Has feeling "not good enough" gotten in the way of you feeling truly fulfilled in life? Having trouble in relationships and worried its due to past experiences? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life stressors and "Can't handle it anymore". Lets connect! I help clients who struggle with Insecure Attachment styles, C-PTSD, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Attachment Trauma, Relational Trauma, Dissociation and more.
Has feeling "not good enough" gotten in the way of you feeling truly fulfilled in life? Having trouble in relationships and worried its due to past experiences? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life stressors and "Can't handle it anymore". Lets connect! I help clients who struggle with Insecure Attachment styles, C-PTSD, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Attachment Trauma, Relational Trauma, Dissociation and more.
(602) 536-9385 View (602) 536-9385
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Christopher Card
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Christopher Card is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who has 22 years of experience providing counseling and support services to families and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and other life transitions. Christopher is also a nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP). Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Ashford University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Arizona State University.
Christopher Card is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) who has 22 years of experience providing counseling and support services to families and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and other life transitions. Christopher is also a nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP). Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Ashford University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Arizona State University.
(480) 613-4821 View (480) 613-4821
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Melissa Hoyt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85024  (Online Only)
Whether you've been in therapy before or are getting started for the first time, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know it took a lot for you to get here, so while you’re here, I hope you connect with something that offers a bit of comfort. My experience and interest lies in working with adults healing from complex trauma (C-PTSD), family of origin wounds, narcissistic abuse, attachment issues and addiction. Since earning a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2010, I've held clinical positions ranging from residential primary therapist to clinical director, eventually transitioning to private practice.
Whether you've been in therapy before or are getting started for the first time, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know it took a lot for you to get here, so while you’re here, I hope you connect with something that offers a bit of comfort. My experience and interest lies in working with adults healing from complex trauma (C-PTSD), family of origin wounds, narcissistic abuse, attachment issues and addiction. Since earning a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2010, I've held clinical positions ranging from residential primary therapist to clinical director, eventually transitioning to private practice.
(623) 471-1319 View (623) 471-1319
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Kali Kenar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Waitlist for new clients
It is my passion to help clients get to the roots of their concerns for lasting change. In my experience, I see that trauma is at the core of most issues with anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, or difficulties with sex and intimacy. I utilize EMDR therapy and make adaptations to personalize treatment for you.
It is my passion to help clients get to the roots of their concerns for lasting change. In my experience, I see that trauma is at the core of most issues with anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, or difficulties with sex and intimacy. I utilize EMDR therapy and make adaptations to personalize treatment for you.
(623) 526-2483 View (623) 526-2483
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Sandra O'Connell
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85085  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to function in the present or feeling paralyzed by events of the past? Are you experiencing the effects of debilitating grief and loss? Are you feeling stifled from reaching your full potential and connecting to how you are being led moment by moment? Whether your blocks are the result of PTSD, abuse, chronic pain or illness, or painful losses, there is hope for the future. It is possible to live a life freed from the symptoms that prevent you from engaging fully in life. Now you can live the life purpose for which you have been created. You can soar freed from the chains that bind.
Are you struggling to function in the present or feeling paralyzed by events of the past? Are you experiencing the effects of debilitating grief and loss? Are you feeling stifled from reaching your full potential and connecting to how you are being led moment by moment? Whether your blocks are the result of PTSD, abuse, chronic pain or illness, or painful losses, there is hope for the future. It is possible to live a life freed from the symptoms that prevent you from engaging fully in life. Now you can live the life purpose for which you have been created. You can soar freed from the chains that bind.
(602) 428-9445 View (602) 428-9445
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Courtney L. Mony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience symptoms of PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, and relationship issues while utilizing modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT, DBT, Animal Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. It’s my top priority to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process any thoughts and feelings and experiences, as well as I strive to be empathetic and genuine when working with my clients!
I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience symptoms of PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral issues, and relationship issues while utilizing modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT, DBT, Animal Assisted Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. It’s my top priority to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to process any thoughts and feelings and experiences, as well as I strive to be empathetic and genuine when working with my clients!
(623) 745-2628 View (623) 745-2628
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Ina E Hilgers
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am a Behavioral Health Psychologist and LPC, that works with adults, adolescents, and children that have experienced trauma. Sometimes, our traumatic experiences can leave a wound that interferes with our ability to connect with ourselves, others, and the world. Often, we can feel incredibly isolated and misunderstood in our pain. Working with trauma includes building safety with the person, providing warmth and stability in the environment, and consistency in their treatment. While you may feel like there is no hope, there are gentle and effective ways, that we can work together to find, that will support your healing.
I am a Behavioral Health Psychologist and LPC, that works with adults, adolescents, and children that have experienced trauma. Sometimes, our traumatic experiences can leave a wound that interferes with our ability to connect with ourselves, others, and the world. Often, we can feel incredibly isolated and misunderstood in our pain. Working with trauma includes building safety with the person, providing warmth and stability in the environment, and consistency in their treatment. While you may feel like there is no hope, there are gentle and effective ways, that we can work together to find, that will support your healing.
(480) 531-6611 View (480) 531-6611
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Kailey Beth Shelburn
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012
I specialize working with eating disorders, body image, personality disorders, and trauma/PTSD.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? I am an advocate for you. I am here to listen and create a tailored approach that best fits your story and healing journey. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through effective counseling. Accepting new clients.
I specialize working with eating disorders, body image, personality disorders, and trauma/PTSD.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? I am an advocate for you. I am here to listen and create a tailored approach that best fits your story and healing journey. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through effective counseling. Accepting new clients.
(928) 842-8511 View (928) 842-8511
Trauma and PTSD Therapists

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.