Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Elk Grove, CA

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Jasleen Anand-Buksh
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I draw upon evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to guide our work together.
I work with clients of all ages and strive to foster a sense of belonging and understanding in our work together. I have worked closely with individuals facing various mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and complex trauma. My goal is to help you overcome your struggles, find your voice, and navigate the pressures and stresses imposed by everyday life.
I draw upon evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to guide our work together.
I work with clients of all ages and strive to foster a sense of belonging and understanding in our work together. I have worked closely with individuals facing various mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and complex trauma. My goal is to help you overcome your struggles, find your voice, and navigate the pressures and stresses imposed by everyday life.
(916) 883-0480 View (916) 883-0480
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John Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
My commitment to providing quality mental health services to individuals, couples, and families has greatly influenced my approach to therapy. I utilize an integrative influenced by Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT), Attachment Theory, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Theory (TF-CBT). These areas of research help us to understand how stress and trauma impact our brains and lives in ways that may go unnoticed.
My commitment to providing quality mental health services to individuals, couples, and families has greatly influenced my approach to therapy. I utilize an integrative influenced by Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT), Attachment Theory, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Theory (TF-CBT). These areas of research help us to understand how stress and trauma impact our brains and lives in ways that may go unnoticed.
(916) 252-4190 View (916) 252-4190
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Mikaela Escobar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758  (Online Only)
I got into this field to assist those who need it most, supporting and working collaboratively with you while on your journey to process trauma, finding your voice, identifying aspects of your life that you may feel needs adjusting as well as providing you tools in how to address those needs.
Hello, I'm Mika! I’m a California girl who has lived in both Northern and Southern California. I received my Bachelor’s degree from American University in Political Science and my Masters in Social Work from Boston University. I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) who loves working with adults who are searching for the tools to achieve understanding, balance and peace in their lives.
I got into this field to assist those who need it most, supporting and working collaboratively with you while on your journey to process trauma, finding your voice, identifying aspects of your life that you may feel needs adjusting as well as providing you tools in how to address those needs.
Hello, I'm Mika! I’m a California girl who has lived in both Northern and Southern California. I received my Bachelor’s degree from American University in Political Science and my Masters in Social Work from Boston University. I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) who loves working with adults who are searching for the tools to achieve understanding, balance and peace in their lives.
(916) 436-7486 View (916) 436-7486
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Marcos D Lopez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95759  (Online Only)
As an experienced therapist who specializes in anxiety, PTSD/trauma, ADHD, and Autism, I believe that everyone can heal and reclaim control over their lives.
Is the stress of your life overwhelming you? Or has a past experience left you stuck and unable to move forward? You're likely fed up with how anxiety or trauma have crippled your ability to function in everyday life, isolating you from others, and leaving you feeling trapped or hopeless. You might not even remember a time you didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel a sense of confidence. You’re ready to experience a sense of ease. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim a sense of control over your life.
As an experienced therapist who specializes in anxiety, PTSD/trauma, ADHD, and Autism, I believe that everyone can heal and reclaim control over their lives.
Is the stress of your life overwhelming you? Or has a past experience left you stuck and unable to move forward? You're likely fed up with how anxiety or trauma have crippled your ability to function in everyday life, isolating you from others, and leaving you feeling trapped or hopeless. You might not even remember a time you didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel a sense of confidence. You’re ready to experience a sense of ease. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim a sense of control over your life.
(916) 269-5671 View (916) 269-5671
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Helena Turner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I also treat trauma survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, and assault.
Each of us is an individual, unique and valuable in our own right. Yet, we are also engaged in a complex web of relationships. In our relationships we have the potential to feel joy and fulfillment as we share ourselves with the people we love. But many of us also find that sometimes our relationships bring deep pain and confusion. Taking the first step to call a therapist takes courage, but what you'll experience in therapy with me is a different kind of relationship, one that is unconditionally supportive and healing.
I also treat trauma survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, and assault.
Each of us is an individual, unique and valuable in our own right. Yet, we are also engaged in a complex web of relationships. In our relationships we have the potential to feel joy and fulfillment as we share ourselves with the people we love. But many of us also find that sometimes our relationships bring deep pain and confusion. Taking the first step to call a therapist takes courage, but what you'll experience in therapy with me is a different kind of relationship, one that is unconditionally supportive and healing.
(916) 660-5059 View (916) 660-5059
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The Center for Integrative Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime through various circumstances.
The mission of The Center for Integrative Healing is to provide specialized, high-quality treatment to clients while allowing clinicians to enhance their skillset by working with cases in a collaborative environment. The Center for Integrative Healing aims to provide services geared towards non-traditional, non-normative populations and to promote social justice through the healing of the parts of self.
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime through various circumstances.
The mission of The Center for Integrative Healing is to provide specialized, high-quality treatment to clients while allowing clinicians to enhance their skillset by working with cases in a collaborative environment. The Center for Integrative Healing aims to provide services geared towards non-traditional, non-normative populations and to promote social justice through the healing of the parts of self.
(916) 659-8492 View (916) 659-8492
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Trevor Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758  (Online Only)
I have been trained in multiple trauma therapy modalities including EMDR, TF-CBT, EFT(emotional freedom technique), and mindfulness.
I am currently a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California. As a clinician I have 4+ years’ experience working in residential care as well as community mental health treating children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from various challenges and diagnosis. I have also now worked remotely for 1 year providing individual therapy too all ages and populations. In treatment, I believe that each and every person has the power and the courage to face their trauma and find fulfillment and joy in their lives. I view trauma as the root cause for the majority of mental health problems and diagnoses.
I have been trained in multiple trauma therapy modalities including EMDR, TF-CBT, EFT(emotional freedom technique), and mindfulness.
I am currently a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California. As a clinician I have 4+ years’ experience working in residential care as well as community mental health treating children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from various challenges and diagnosis. I have also now worked remotely for 1 year providing individual therapy too all ages and populations. In treatment, I believe that each and every person has the power and the courage to face their trauma and find fulfillment and joy in their lives. I view trauma as the root cause for the majority of mental health problems and diagnoses.
(916) 545-6489 View (916) 545-6489
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Kia Yang
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
(916) 777-0942 View (916) 777-0942
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Julie Millman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Processing your experiences, thoughts and feelings can make a difference! New insights can gradually reduce grief and loss and trauma adjustment related symptoms.
Office appointments in Elk Grove, or online individual therapy for adults working through grief/loss, trauma, stress, adjustment and depression. Have you worried about finding the right therapist, the one you will be most comfortable with? I have been a licensed therapist for more than 30 plus years. I offer a broad background of professional experience and training. I value warm emotionally safe relationships with my clientele. Your experiences of stress, anxiety, loss and grief won't be diminished or dismissed in your time spent with me!
Processing your experiences, thoughts and feelings can make a difference! New insights can gradually reduce grief and loss and trauma adjustment related symptoms.
Office appointments in Elk Grove, or online individual therapy for adults working through grief/loss, trauma, stress, adjustment and depression. Have you worried about finding the right therapist, the one you will be most comfortable with? I have been a licensed therapist for more than 30 plus years. I offer a broad background of professional experience and training. I value warm emotionally safe relationships with my clientele. Your experiences of stress, anxiety, loss and grief won't be diminished or dismissed in your time spent with me!
(916) 656-0358 View (916) 656-0358
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Pamela Kozlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Specialties include: Marital/couples counseling; Individual, family counseling; Relationship/communication issues; Affairs; Divorce; Parenting; Depression; Anxiety, panic disorders, phobias; Child abuse/neglect survivors; Bereavement, loss; Trauma, domestic violence; Addictions; Sexual problems;Crisis intervention;Low self-esteem;Assertiveness training; Relaxation techniques;Personal/Spiritual growth; Life/Career Coaching.
My mission is to provide effective, caring, and compassionate care. It is believed that the main goal of counseling is to assist and guide individuals and couples through quality listening, acceptance, understanding, and thoughtful responses, to experience greater well-being through highly skilled, professional help. The client is the expert of themselves, and the therapist is merely a tool to assist and guide each person, through their own strengths and inner wisdom to find their own path to their highest good. I provide effective therapy for people of all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, ages, and socio-economic status.
Specialties include: Marital/couples counseling; Individual, family counseling; Relationship/communication issues; Affairs; Divorce; Parenting; Depression; Anxiety, panic disorders, phobias; Child abuse/neglect survivors; Bereavement, loss; Trauma, domestic violence; Addictions; Sexual problems;Crisis intervention;Low self-esteem;Assertiveness training; Relaxation techniques;Personal/Spiritual growth; Life/Career Coaching.
My mission is to provide effective, caring, and compassionate care. It is believed that the main goal of counseling is to assist and guide individuals and couples through quality listening, acceptance, understanding, and thoughtful responses, to experience greater well-being through highly skilled, professional help. The client is the expert of themselves, and the therapist is merely a tool to assist and guide each person, through their own strengths and inner wisdom to find their own path to their highest good. I provide effective therapy for people of all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, ages, and socio-economic status.
(916) 270-0806 View (916) 270-0806
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Amy Byrne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Welcome! Working with adults and young adults transitioning into the world of adulthood is truly my passion. I enjoy working with and walking alongside individuals as they heal from trauma or wounds in their life, navigate depression, anxiety, loss, transitions in life or parenting challenging. We often experience hurts and difficulties in our lives through relationships and it is through relationship that we are able to heal. I find it a pleasure to be able to provide that relationship for my clients to begin to heal, grow and flourish as they walk through the process of therapy.
Welcome! Working with adults and young adults transitioning into the world of adulthood is truly my passion. I enjoy working with and walking alongside individuals as they heal from trauma or wounds in their life, navigate depression, anxiety, loss, transitions in life or parenting challenging. We often experience hurts and difficulties in our lives through relationships and it is through relationship that we are able to heal. I find it a pleasure to be able to provide that relationship for my clients to begin to heal, grow and flourish as they walk through the process of therapy.
(916) 526-3375 View (916) 526-3375
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Karen Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758  (Online Only)
Using mindfulness based, trauma and culturally informed lenses, you’ll move from where you are now, to where you want to be.
You made the first step! You have listened to that already wise part of you that knows now is a good time to reach out and be supported in a way that is tailored just for you. Are you finding yourself struggling for emotional wellbeing or balance, are you noticing that you are reacting in ways that aren’t working for you, in life, in relationships, even in the choices you are making? Are you finding yourself wrestling with anxiety, and feeling paralyzed in fear? Are you feeling as if there is no safe corner in your life where you can take in a breath and stop the daily push to produce?
Using mindfulness based, trauma and culturally informed lenses, you’ll move from where you are now, to where you want to be.
You made the first step! You have listened to that already wise part of you that knows now is a good time to reach out and be supported in a way that is tailored just for you. Are you finding yourself struggling for emotional wellbeing or balance, are you noticing that you are reacting in ways that aren’t working for you, in life, in relationships, even in the choices you are making? Are you finding yourself wrestling with anxiety, and feeling paralyzed in fear? Are you feeling as if there is no safe corner in your life where you can take in a breath and stop the daily push to produce?
(628) 265-8116 View (628) 265-8116
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Leina L Hoyt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in trauma treatment, teens and young adults and anxiety and depression. I am currently conducting all of my sessions via tele-health. I use EMDR along with additional somatic interventions to help my client truly heal from the impact of trauma.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in trauma treatment, teens and young adults and anxiety and depression. I am currently conducting all of my sessions via tele-health. I use EMDR along with additional somatic interventions to help my client truly heal from the impact of trauma.
(916) 226-4545 View (916) 226-4545
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Raven-Amber South
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma and stress, self-esteem, parenting/co-parenting, relationship challenges and life transitions. I want to support you in creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space where you can take a deep breath, feel free to let your walls down, and refocus on what’s important, You. Self-love is not selfish. Even when life happens, remember “broken crayons still color”.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults struggling with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma and stress, self-esteem, parenting/co-parenting, relationship challenges and life transitions. I want to support you in creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space where you can take a deep breath, feel free to let your walls down, and refocus on what’s important, You. Self-love is not selfish. Even when life happens, remember “broken crayons still color”.
(916) 892-0510 View (916) 892-0510
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Linda Carlos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Specialties: Couples Issues, Singles issues, relationships (dating through empty nesters and beyond); "Big T" trauma and "Little t" trauma recovery (events, death, assault, abuse, childhood hurts that have shaped us, military deployment, victims of crime and accidents).
I meet with clients at my offices in Elk Grove and Gold River. I specialize in couples, singles and individual counseling of adults. I address issues from trauma & abuse recovery to relationships to anxiety, depression, grief and loss. A key resource in recovery from traumatic events involves strengthening our ability to attach to ourselves and others in a way that soothes and calms our nervous systems and grounds us, based on the latest neurological research and evidence-based techniques. This therapy can be much more effective and require a shorter duration of treatment than traditional talk therapy.
Specialties: Couples Issues, Singles issues, relationships (dating through empty nesters and beyond); "Big T" trauma and "Little t" trauma recovery (events, death, assault, abuse, childhood hurts that have shaped us, military deployment, victims of crime and accidents).
I meet with clients at my offices in Elk Grove and Gold River. I specialize in couples, singles and individual counseling of adults. I address issues from trauma & abuse recovery to relationships to anxiety, depression, grief and loss. A key resource in recovery from traumatic events involves strengthening our ability to attach to ourselves and others in a way that soothes and calms our nervous systems and grounds us, based on the latest neurological research and evidence-based techniques. This therapy can be much more effective and require a shorter duration of treatment than traditional talk therapy.
(916) 251-9904 View (916) 251-9904
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Navneet Kaur, PhD, LPCC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95757
I specialize in Sex Therapy, ADHD, and Trauma.
Do you feel wound up all the time, like there's more things to get done than there is time in the day? Do you feel unsupported by a partner or family member, leading to resentment and frustration in your relationship? Maybe you've lost yourself or someone you love because of a traumatic event. And maybe, you think you have ADHD and don't know how to get diagnosed so you can learn the skills you need to be in control again. You don't have to deal with everything you're going through alone. Let's work together to help you untangle that tight knot in your chest, feel lighter, more in control, and ultimately happier in your life.
I specialize in Sex Therapy, ADHD, and Trauma.
Do you feel wound up all the time, like there's more things to get done than there is time in the day? Do you feel unsupported by a partner or family member, leading to resentment and frustration in your relationship? Maybe you've lost yourself or someone you love because of a traumatic event. And maybe, you think you have ADHD and don't know how to get diagnosed so you can learn the skills you need to be in control again. You don't have to deal with everything you're going through alone. Let's work together to help you untangle that tight knot in your chest, feel lighter, more in control, and ultimately happier in your life.
(916) 794-9911 View (916) 794-9911
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Laura Reames
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
"Are you feeling stressed, depleted and stuck? Do you find yourself repeating behavior patterns that don't help you move forward? Are you drifting apart in your relationships rather than experiencing the closeness you desire?" Taking a step to seek help can open the door of hope. I believe we all have the ability to change. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) if you desire to reconnect. I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for shifting trauma and negative beliefs/behaviors. I also utilize Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) & Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP).
"Are you feeling stressed, depleted and stuck? Do you find yourself repeating behavior patterns that don't help you move forward? Are you drifting apart in your relationships rather than experiencing the closeness you desire?" Taking a step to seek help can open the door of hope. I believe we all have the ability to change. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) if you desire to reconnect. I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for shifting trauma and negative beliefs/behaviors. I also utilize Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) & Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP).
(916) 794-4420 View (916) 794-4420
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Sabrena Swain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I specialize in working with first responders and their families. I have been married to a retired Sheriff's Sergeant for 30 years and have experienced all that comes with it, from shift work and parenting on opposite schedules to getting the call that he was injured and rushing to the hospital. I have extensive training in trauma and Critical Incident Stress Management as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) all of which help me understand the impact the job has on the first responder as well as the family and the tools that will help reduce the effects for both.
I specialize in working with first responders and their families. I have been married to a retired Sheriff's Sergeant for 30 years and have experienced all that comes with it, from shift work and parenting on opposite schedules to getting the call that he was injured and rushing to the hospital. I have extensive training in trauma and Critical Incident Stress Management as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) all of which help me understand the impact the job has on the first responder as well as the family and the tools that will help reduce the effects for both.
(916) 282-0875 View (916) 282-0875
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Krueg Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is to meet the people where they are and provide a safe space so that healing can happen. I work with the client to establish their goals and help them find ways to reach those desired goals. I have many years of experience working with first responders and am culturally sensitive. I understand the unique needs of first responders as it relates to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, job security, suicide, life transition to retirement, etc. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist and you want to be sure that they understand your work and life culture.
My approach is to meet the people where they are and provide a safe space so that healing can happen. I work with the client to establish their goals and help them find ways to reach those desired goals. I have many years of experience working with first responders and am culturally sensitive. I understand the unique needs of first responders as it relates to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, job security, suicide, life transition to retirement, etc. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist and you want to be sure that they understand your work and life culture.
(916) 302-0764 View (916) 302-0764
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Nicole Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I support teens and women who are struggling with many life challenges including blended families, attachment issues, trauma, domestic violence, sex, transitional issues, eating disorders, self-image, self-esteem, immigration issues, gender identity, school difficulties, parenting challenges, and women's issues.
Seeking out therapy can be difficult for many people, so being connected with the right therapist is essential for growth and positive changes to happen. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, and with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experiences of the world. My approach is integrative and I see each person in a holistic context, influenced and shaped by family history, experiences and culture.
I support teens and women who are struggling with many life challenges including blended families, attachment issues, trauma, domestic violence, sex, transitional issues, eating disorders, self-image, self-esteem, immigration issues, gender identity, school difficulties, parenting challenges, and women's issues.
Seeking out therapy can be difficult for many people, so being connected with the right therapist is essential for growth and positive changes to happen. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, and with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experiences of the world. My approach is integrative and I see each person in a holistic context, influenced and shaped by family history, experiences and culture.
(916) 299-5360 View (916) 299-5360
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.