Trauma and PTSD Therapists in El Dorado Hills, CA

Photo of Alison Gardey, LMFT, EMDR, Marriage & Family Therapist
Alison Gardey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
With a special passion in perinatal anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, & early relational health for families with children 0-5.
I offer a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy and trust we all have the power and wisdom within us to get to the healing & growth we need. Therapy is a journey toward finding balance and wholeness. It is about disentangling yourself from patterns and limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, as much as it is about cultivating self-acceptance and reconnecting with essential parts of yourself. Together, we will work to define what is true and meaningful for you. I have over two decades of training and experience providing psychotherapy with individuals, couples, teens and children.
With a special passion in perinatal anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, & early relational health for families with children 0-5.
I offer a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy and trust we all have the power and wisdom within us to get to the healing & growth we need. Therapy is a journey toward finding balance and wholeness. It is about disentangling yourself from patterns and limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, as much as it is about cultivating self-acceptance and reconnecting with essential parts of yourself. Together, we will work to define what is true and meaningful for you. I have over two decades of training and experience providing psychotherapy with individuals, couples, teens and children.
(916) 402-4254 View (916) 402-4254
Photo of Catherine Bruno, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Catherine Bruno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I work with individuals offering experience with Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Trauma, Spiritual/Existential issues, Women’s Issues .
Are you living a life of quiet desperation? Are self-limiting patterns and behaviors interfering with your spiritual and emotional well-being? Oftentimes life's challenges can leave us feeling trapped with no where to turn. Sometimes all you need is some direction. You don't have to do it alone. I will work with you to create a safe, supportive environment, encouraging change without force, while honoring your inherent wisdom. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, gentle, respectful, experiential & collaborative. I'll encourage you to listen to your body & soul as well as your mind for answers that are right for you.
I work with individuals offering experience with Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Trauma, Spiritual/Existential issues, Women’s Issues .
Are you living a life of quiet desperation? Are self-limiting patterns and behaviors interfering with your spiritual and emotional well-being? Oftentimes life's challenges can leave us feeling trapped with no where to turn. Sometimes all you need is some direction. You don't have to do it alone. I will work with you to create a safe, supportive environment, encouraging change without force, while honoring your inherent wisdom. My approach is compassionate, intuitive, gentle, respectful, experiential & collaborative. I'll encourage you to listen to your body & soul as well as your mind for answers that are right for you.
(916) 461-7724 View (916) 461-7724
Photo of Gina Reed, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Gina Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Waitlist for new clients
Attachment (how we relate to others) and trauma-informed care (how our body and mind respond to stress) are important to understand.
We do our best to cope, but sometimes we need a little help. Let me help you take the next step. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I am accepting clients with Kaiser insurance as I am a contractor. See the insurance tab for all insurances I accept. Visit: GinaReedLCSW.com
Attachment (how we relate to others) and trauma-informed care (how our body and mind respond to stress) are important to understand.
We do our best to cope, but sometimes we need a little help. Let me help you take the next step. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I am accepting clients with Kaiser insurance as I am a contractor. See the insurance tab for all insurances I accept. Visit: GinaReedLCSW.com
(916) 242-5949 View (916) 242-5949
Photo of Christie Coffin, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Christie Coffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Are you struggling with anxiety, OCD, relationship issues or trauma? I help adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, family issues, boundary issues, substance use as well as many other issues. Initially I want to provide support and develop skills to manage the stressors bringing you in to treatment, but I also help you move beyond stressors and help you connect to your authentic self and goals so you can manifest the life you want.
Are you struggling with anxiety, OCD, relationship issues or trauma? I help adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, family issues, boundary issues, substance use as well as many other issues. Initially I want to provide support and develop skills to manage the stressors bringing you in to treatment, but I also help you move beyond stressors and help you connect to your authentic self and goals so you can manifest the life you want.
(530) 303-7703 View (530) 303-7703
Photo of Alice Rodriguez, LPPC, CADCII, MBA, MS
Alice Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPPC, CADCII, MBA, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Life experiences challenging? Anxiety, stress, and trauma can complicate our lives. My goal is to help you identify and heal from issues past and present that prevents you from living your best life (including trauma, addiction, and depression). In addition to CBT, I have specialized training in trauma treatment known as Brainspotting, a powerful, cutting-edge treatment modality, it goes deep and quick. I am a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADCII). I am Certified in Brainspotting. I work with first responders, veterans, and fire survivors. I also provide immigration evaluations..
Life experiences challenging? Anxiety, stress, and trauma can complicate our lives. My goal is to help you identify and heal from issues past and present that prevents you from living your best life (including trauma, addiction, and depression). In addition to CBT, I have specialized training in trauma treatment known as Brainspotting, a powerful, cutting-edge treatment modality, it goes deep and quick. I am a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADCII). I am Certified in Brainspotting. I work with first responders, veterans, and fire survivors. I also provide immigration evaluations..
(916) 739-2310 View (916) 739-2310
Photo of Natalee Gaddini-Birdwell, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Natalee Gaddini-Birdwell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Additionally, I am trained in EMDR therapy to help with trauma as well as symptoms of PTSD.
As your therapist, I am committed to creating an inclusive space where you are welcome exactly as you are. I do this with compassion and empathy by listening deeply to what is most important to you. Through therapy, I am dedicated to providing a space where you are met with warmth, authenticity, and acceptance. We all deserve to feel truly seen and heard. Whether you are a couple who has recently faced betrayal or are feeling stuck in the relationship, a teenager experiencing anxiety, or an adult navigating a major life transition, I am here to support you through it.
Additionally, I am trained in EMDR therapy to help with trauma as well as symptoms of PTSD.
As your therapist, I am committed to creating an inclusive space where you are welcome exactly as you are. I do this with compassion and empathy by listening deeply to what is most important to you. Through therapy, I am dedicated to providing a space where you are met with warmth, authenticity, and acceptance. We all deserve to feel truly seen and heard. Whether you are a couple who has recently faced betrayal or are feeling stuck in the relationship, a teenager experiencing anxiety, or an adult navigating a major life transition, I am here to support you through it.
(916) 571-6958 View (916) 571-6958
Photo of Samantha Chilton, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Samantha Chilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Areas of special interest and extensive training include: Marriage, Divorce, Blended Families, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Eating Disorders and Food Addictions, Weight Loss/Management, Adolescent and Women's issues, Life Transitions and Trauma.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I am a therapist, coach, and encourager. I believe people are stronger than they think, better than they know and capable of more than they ever imagined. My passion is helping individuals, families, and couples navigate through the difficulties and sometimes unbearable challenges of life, to a place of newfound strength, hope, healing, and peace. I utilize a collaborative approach working together with you assessing your life situation and setting effective goals uniquely designed to meet your specific needs.
Areas of special interest and extensive training include: Marriage, Divorce, Blended Families, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Eating Disorders and Food Addictions, Weight Loss/Management, Adolescent and Women's issues, Life Transitions and Trauma.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I am a therapist, coach, and encourager. I believe people are stronger than they think, better than they know and capable of more than they ever imagined. My passion is helping individuals, families, and couples navigate through the difficulties and sometimes unbearable challenges of life, to a place of newfound strength, hope, healing, and peace. I utilize a collaborative approach working together with you assessing your life situation and setting effective goals uniquely designed to meet your specific needs.
(916) 459-2005 View (916) 459-2005
Photo of Cristina Billingsley, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Cristina Billingsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Waitlist for new clients
I'm an experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist with an extensive history of working in the health/wellness industry, community mental health, IOP and private practice sectors.
The search for a therapist can often feel daunting and I'm so glad you're here. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, guiding and supporting them in navigating through issues including anxiety, depression, panic, trauma/PTSD and mood disorders. I have extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients and their family members, which ignited a passion for working with this population. In sessions, we will address challenges such as communication issues, self-esteem, grief, loss, life change, stress, and more. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions by implementing new tools, I'd love to help.
I'm an experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist with an extensive history of working in the health/wellness industry, community mental health, IOP and private practice sectors.
The search for a therapist can often feel daunting and I'm so glad you're here. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, guiding and supporting them in navigating through issues including anxiety, depression, panic, trauma/PTSD and mood disorders. I have extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients and their family members, which ignited a passion for working with this population. In sessions, we will address challenges such as communication issues, self-esteem, grief, loss, life change, stress, and more. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions by implementing new tools, I'd love to help.
(805) 303-5089 View (805) 303-5089
Photo of Michelle Harris, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Recognizing that mental health services are needed for oneself or family can often cause feelings of overwhelm, confusion, shame, guilt and fear. My goal is to support you in sorting out these emotions while re-establishing a sense of hope. For the last 15 years I have worked with children and adults with various mental health needs and in various settings, including local school campuses, ER, jail, county facilities and homes. I have specialized in treating complex trauma, behavioral concerns and high-risk behaviors. Other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, social and attention deficits and self-harm.
Recognizing that mental health services are needed for oneself or family can often cause feelings of overwhelm, confusion, shame, guilt and fear. My goal is to support you in sorting out these emotions while re-establishing a sense of hope. For the last 15 years I have worked with children and adults with various mental health needs and in various settings, including local school campuses, ER, jail, county facilities and homes. I have specialized in treating complex trauma, behavioral concerns and high-risk behaviors. Other areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, social and attention deficits and self-harm.
(530) 317-4088 View (530) 317-4088
Photo of David H. Wever, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
David H. Wever
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Greetings! I have had the honor to walk alongside many hearts over the past 26 years as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, disorders of the self (personality and cluster B disorders), EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, sexuality, sexual betrayal or partner betrayal trauma, sexual trauma, sexual compulsivity and addiction, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sports Traumatic Stress Disorder, couples psychotherapy, and marriage and relationship issues.
Greetings! I have had the honor to walk alongside many hearts over the past 26 years as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, disorders of the self (personality and cluster B disorders), EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, sexuality, sexual betrayal or partner betrayal trauma, sexual trauma, sexual compulsivity and addiction, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sports Traumatic Stress Disorder, couples psychotherapy, and marriage and relationship issues.
(916) 668-6925 View (916) 668-6925
Photo of Shelly S Goscha, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shelly S Goscha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, relationships, identity, grief and loss, substance use and life transitions.
Life entails times of joy, happiness, growth, change, pain, and loss. Life can be hard and sometimes we need help to cope through difficult experiences and learn new ways of navigating the challenges we face. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change, reduce emotional suffering, access strengths, change negative patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and further movement toward a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, relationships, identity, grief and loss, substance use and life transitions.
Life entails times of joy, happiness, growth, change, pain, and loss. Life can be hard and sometimes we need help to cope through difficult experiences and learn new ways of navigating the challenges we face. I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change, reduce emotional suffering, access strengths, change negative patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and further movement toward a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.
(916) 226-9443 View (916) 226-9443
Photo of Hannah Phair Zackney, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Hannah Phair Zackney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Physicians, doctors and integrative naturopaths recommend her work in helping women transform and transcend trauma to restore a sense of overall happiness and wholeness.
Hannah Zackney is a holistic psychotherapist, MFTi supervisor, teacher, writer and speaker that infuses meditation, mindfulness into her work of supporting clients to experience their highest potential. As a yoga teacher of 25 years she is passionate about weaving the mind, body spirit connection to empower and embolden her clients to connect with their true happiness and creative capacity.
Physicians, doctors and integrative naturopaths recommend her work in helping women transform and transcend trauma to restore a sense of overall happiness and wholeness.
Hannah Zackney is a holistic psychotherapist, MFTi supervisor, teacher, writer and speaker that infuses meditation, mindfulness into her work of supporting clients to experience their highest potential. As a yoga teacher of 25 years she is passionate about weaving the mind, body spirit connection to empower and embolden her clients to connect with their true happiness and creative capacity.
(916) 520-6467 View (916) 520-6467
Photo of Sharon Van Derwood, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharon Van Derwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Ready to break free from relationship insecurity, unresolved conflicts, and communication challenges? I will guide you and your partner to rebuild a stronger, more loving relationship; reawaken trust and intimacy. Dive deep with me to uncover the hidden emotions and patterns that are holding you back. You will discover the power of vulnerability and unlock the passionate, secure connection you’ve been longing for. Imagine yourself letting go of unhelpful habits, liberating yourself from past trauma and present stress.
Ready to break free from relationship insecurity, unresolved conflicts, and communication challenges? I will guide you and your partner to rebuild a stronger, more loving relationship; reawaken trust and intimacy. Dive deep with me to uncover the hidden emotions and patterns that are holding you back. You will discover the power of vulnerability and unlock the passionate, secure connection you’ve been longing for. Imagine yourself letting go of unhelpful habits, liberating yourself from past trauma and present stress.
(916) 292-5625 View (916) 292-5625
Photo of Kathy Ventry - Peace Within - Anxiety, Trauma & OCD Center, MA, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Peace Within - Anxiety, Trauma & OCD Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  (Online Only)
Is your world getting smaller due to the grip of anxiety or OCD? Are you isolating and tired from nonstop thinking, and missing the joy in life? Are you a parent whose child’s anxiety is out of control and spilling over to other family members? I offer warm, nonjudgmental support to children, teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in anxiety and trauma and have resources and tools that will help you get out of your head, connect with others, and feel better.
Is your world getting smaller due to the grip of anxiety or OCD? Are you isolating and tired from nonstop thinking, and missing the joy in life? Are you a parent whose child’s anxiety is out of control and spilling over to other family members? I offer warm, nonjudgmental support to children, teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in anxiety and trauma and have resources and tools that will help you get out of your head, connect with others, and feel better.
(916) 560-1104 View (916) 560-1104
Photo of Sue Goetz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sue Goetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Now accepting new referrals (as of 07/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
Now accepting new referrals (as of 07/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
(916) 252-5765 View (916) 252-5765
Photo of Michele Dickey, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michele Dickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and not gotten very far? Are you tired of not being able to grow and change? Do you just feel stuck? Life’s experiences can be challenging, taking us on an unexpected path. Whether you’re struggling with adjusting to a life transition, parenting issues, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, or just not performing like you want, it’s important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. Together, we will navigate different ways of looking at and working through your struggles, while using proven science-based strategies.
Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and not gotten very far? Are you tired of not being able to grow and change? Do you just feel stuck? Life’s experiences can be challenging, taking us on an unexpected path. Whether you’re struggling with adjusting to a life transition, parenting issues, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, or just not performing like you want, it’s important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. Together, we will navigate different ways of looking at and working through your struggles, while using proven science-based strategies.
(916) 439-8351 View (916) 439-8351
Photo of Ju Hui Park, PhD, Psychologist
Ju Hui Park
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I work with individuals and couples who feel trapped in self-defeating patterns of anxiety, despair, and anger. This may be related to a traumatic experience or loss. Others may find that these disruptive patterns have always been there but are now making the choice to live life differently - one that feels more genuine and meaningful. Most feel that they are losing control of their own lives and that they are lacking balance in some very important ways. I specialize in interpersonal therapy to treat problems such as trauma, mood disorders, and chronic relationship difficulties.
I work with individuals and couples who feel trapped in self-defeating patterns of anxiety, despair, and anger. This may be related to a traumatic experience or loss. Others may find that these disruptive patterns have always been there but are now making the choice to live life differently - one that feels more genuine and meaningful. Most feel that they are losing control of their own lives and that they are lacking balance in some very important ways. I specialize in interpersonal therapy to treat problems such as trauma, mood disorders, and chronic relationship difficulties.
(916) 947-5043 View (916) 947-5043
Photo of Steven C Seither, CHT
Steven C Seither
CHT
Verified Verified
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
In my practice, I use clinical hypnotherapy to help clients resolve issues of emotional trauma, overcome bad habits and self-defeating behaviors, and deal with any other issues interfering with their lives, work, or relationships. Hypnotherapy is invaluable for weight loss, smoking cessation, chronic pain management, drug dependency, and self-esteem issues, including non-medical impotence and low libido. Because clinical hypnosis accesses the subconscious directly, it is extremely effective in the treatment of psychosomatic issues and fears. For example, I also work with dentists' patients who have severe phobic issues with dentistry or who are unable to tolerate anesthesia.
In my practice, I use clinical hypnotherapy to help clients resolve issues of emotional trauma, overcome bad habits and self-defeating behaviors, and deal with any other issues interfering with their lives, work, or relationships. Hypnotherapy is invaluable for weight loss, smoking cessation, chronic pain management, drug dependency, and self-esteem issues, including non-medical impotence and low libido. Because clinical hypnosis accesses the subconscious directly, it is extremely effective in the treatment of psychosomatic issues and fears. For example, I also work with dentists' patients who have severe phobic issues with dentistry or who are unable to tolerate anesthesia.
(916) 710-8543 View (916) 710-8543
Photo of Heather Moss, LMFT, MS, Marriage & Family Therapist
Heather Moss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I am trained in EMDR to help trauma & PTSD symptoms.
I provide couples in-person/virtual therapy throughout California. Interactions with a loved one can bring out the very best and worst in us. If the dynamic with your spouse or partner is a repeated source of pain, I am here to help. Instead of trying to understand each other, most partners make accusations & get defensive. l help couples to uncover feelings driving their interactions and reactions and then teach communication skills to help them transform the way they relate and connect. I truly believe that a loving and supportive relationship/family is one the most amazing gifts we can give to ourselves, children, and loved ones.
I am trained in EMDR to help trauma & PTSD symptoms.
I provide couples in-person/virtual therapy throughout California. Interactions with a loved one can bring out the very best and worst in us. If the dynamic with your spouse or partner is a repeated source of pain, I am here to help. Instead of trying to understand each other, most partners make accusations & get defensive. l help couples to uncover feelings driving their interactions and reactions and then teach communication skills to help them transform the way they relate and connect. I truly believe that a loving and supportive relationship/family is one the most amazing gifts we can give to ourselves, children, and loved ones.
(916) 764-3689 View (916) 764-3689
Photo of Lori Coburn, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lori Coburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I work with with trauma, anxiety/panic, depression, attachment, feelings of abandonment, life transitions, relationship struggles, chronic pain and issues of self-worth.
I believe therapy should be a place where you can come as you are, share your real self and find acceptance and practical tools for growth. Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls your life. I can offer you the professionalism of high quality therapy mixed with my own joy and passion for working with people.
I work with with trauma, anxiety/panic, depression, attachment, feelings of abandonment, life transitions, relationship struggles, chronic pain and issues of self-worth.
I believe therapy should be a place where you can come as you are, share your real self and find acceptance and practical tools for growth. Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls your life. I can offer you the professionalism of high quality therapy mixed with my own joy and passion for working with people.
(916) 945-9921 View (916) 945-9921

See more therapy options for El Dorado Hills

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.