Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Fullerton, CA

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Sharon Kiel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I know how difficult it can be to share such a personal and difficult trauma history.
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
(714) 794-5972
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Fullerton, CA 92835
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Chantal Daley
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma ? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma .
(714) 266-3416
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Ashley Siemens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in treating trauma , childhood emotional neglect, anxiety and depression.
Often, when experiencing difficulties in life and relationships, it is the stories we tell ourselves and the conclusions we make that bring us the most pain. These false and biased conclusions inhibit our ability to effectively cope and commit to a better way of functioning. I believe that each client is the expert on themselves and consider our work together a collaborative process to learn, understand, grow, and heal. I approach each client with empathy and respect as they maneuver new ways of thinking and feeling.
(718) 568-7634
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Fullerton, CA 92835
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Elizabeth Barraza Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in utilizing EMDR & a Trauma Informed lens to help individuals heal from the impacts of trauma that cause anxiety, depression & low-self esteem.
Are you struggling with discouragement and worrisome thoughts? Do you find it challenging to be in control of your own thinking patterns, your feelings, struggling to connect with your loved ones and perhaps feeling stuck? It's easy to lose touch with ourselves when circumstances and experiences continue to discourage us. I am here to help you reconnect with your inner strengths, challenge negative thoughts and feelings of yourself and empower you to feel in control of your lives.
(562) 414-5998
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Myung J Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Depression, anxiety, poor social skills, ADHD, PTSD , anger management, identity issues, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and low academic achievement; family conflicts, job related stress, alcohol abuse, mid-life crisis; domestic violence, interracial marriage problems, conflict with in-law, and sex; cold and distance relationship; divorce and post-divorce adjustment.
I have helped clients address hardships in marriage and divorce issues as well as ongoing individual and couple problems. I do premarital counseling. I treat children and adolescents' defiant attitude, poor social skills, short attention, and school adjustment problems. Parenting issues can well be addressed through parenting education and behavioral modifications. As a bilingual Korean American therapist, I help families with conflict due to language and cultural barriers resulting from inter-generational differences between parents and children as well as inter-racially married couple problems. Adults and children, who have suffered with I also address depression, anxiety, PTSD , Panic attack problems with children and adults.
(714) 676-8929
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Sophia Kang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by foster care, adoption, attachment, and trauma . I am passionate about supporting youth and adults in thriving; including providing parenting support, utilizing strengths, and overall providing a safe place for you to begin your journey. We all are able to heal and thrive through the support of healthy relationships.
(562) 203-0911
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Fullerton, CA 92835
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Janelle De Veyra
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma ? Do you experience difficulties managing family and relationship issues? I believe that healing happens when we pay attention to all the parts that make us whole—our mind, body, and soul. The subconscious mind controls most of our reality and choices, so building awareness and active presence can improve the quality of daily living and assist in not only surviving but thriving through life. As an intuitive & holistic therapist, I will assist you in strengthening your inner psyche and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(714) 577-2982
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Minerva Romano Correa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
PTSD , OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Dysthymia, and many other diagnoses start with or are aggravated by internalized negative beliefs.
Avoid the commute and try Online therapy! I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A very effective and helpful therapy that cuts talk time in half, and focuses on releasing present and past emotional distress. I also use the latest mindfulness techniques, among others, to provide you with a personalizad and comprehensive treatment. It is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a state of emotional reaction, due to negative childhood experiences, life challenges, trauma or constant relationship problems. This is not only an emotional response, but a physical and spiritual one as well.
(657) 208-9105
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(714) 942-4180
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Sun Woo Lee Psyd
PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide therapy for people of all ages and also specialize working with young children who have experienced trauma (2-6 years old).
Everyone experiences times in their life when they feel at the end of their rope. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek support, whether it be for yourself or for your child. You are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, feeling stuck, or struggling to find a different path. Your child is struggling with emotional outbursts, aggression, defiance, or behavioral challenges. These difficulties have caused relational problems, impairment at home or at work, and seem like a never ending battle. My goal is to help you find a way to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(657) 500-3865
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Fullerton, CA 92831
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help overcome trauma -related difficulties.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma , and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(714) 503-8426
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Orchid D. Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LMFT, LPCC, BCPC
Verified
Verified
Life, loss, trauma , dysfunctional relationships, addiction and more can prevent you from living a productive and healthy life.
My approach to therapy is insight oriented, solution focused and centered on helping you become more conscious of your thoughts, feelings and integrating the two in order to help you live a more fulfilled life. Finding the right therapist is a crucial part of the healing process and developing the right connection is key in developing an effective therapeutic relationship. Choose someone whose experience you trust supported by online reviews, someone who you like as a person and someone who sees the untapped possibilities in you. I will be dedicated to ensuring you get the best quality care possible!
(657) 500-3563
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Fullerton, CA 92831
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Psyche & Soma Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW CALIFORNIA TELEHEALTH & IN-PERSON CLIENTS* We specialize in working with folks who have faced and survived various kinds of trauma , anxiety, complex post-traumatic stress , and depression. We work with people who are exploring all parts of their identities, from relationships and work to sexuality, gender, spirituality, and creativity. ​ Challenging early life experiences can effect how we show up in adulthood. This can lead to loneliness, despair, constant longing, confusion, panic, or withdrawal from life. You may have found yourself at a cross-roads where old ways of relating to yourself and others no longer works.
(657) 255-5590
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Daisy Jiwon Back
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also utilize trauma -focused approaches to address intergenerational family patterns and complex trauma .
The journey to your inner world is one worth being accompanied. There are many moments in life that need our intentional care and attention. Do you have trouble navigating through the trauma wounds of your past? Do you have relationship issues that hinder the way you want to deeply connect with others? Do you have trouble achieving and accomplishing your dreams due to low self-esteem? I provide a safe and warm place for you to explore and enter into the restorative process that therapy offers. I aim to provide presence, warmth, and insight to the many unraveling moments of your life on your path to healing.
(714) 276-8691
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Kristie Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been a psychotherapist for 30 years, working with anxiety and depression, trauma , marital and family conflict, grief and loss, sexuality and sexual orientation issues, and finding passion and meaning in life.
Do you feel like you're not living your life to its fullest? The decision to seek therapy often comes after a painful process of self-evaluation. The realization that your life may be lacking in vitality can be upsetting but may provide the opening for something new and more hopeful to emerge. I believe that when we choose to experience our suffering willingly and openly, we create the opportunity for personal transformation. I can facilitate this process of change to help you find greater meaning in your life.
(714) 804-0905
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Fullerton, CA 92835
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Heidi Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you have trouble with anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues due to trauma ? Past experiences can create imprints onto your brain that activate your fight/flight responses whenever your emotions feel dysregulated, but life without the constant feeling of being on edge is possible. Those traumatic memories don’t have to permanently influence who you are meant to be. Through therapy, you will gain control of your feelings/thoughts and your response to everyday life hurdles. Healing from trauma can create healthier beliefs about yourself and your relationships along with sustainable changes.
(714) 316-7087
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Claire Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer treatment for a variety of concerns relating to anxiety, depression, relationships, identity issues, grief, & trauma .
Recognizing dissatisfaction in your life can be a daunting experience. From feeling lost in your career, to feeling empty & disconnected from others, contemplating divorce, repeating unhealthy lifestyle habits or seeking perfection, it can all feel impossible to overcome. The beauty of life is that it is always changing, which means moving in the direction of experiencing joy again is not only realistic, but achievable. In this moment you may feel alone in life’s challenges, but I'm here to reassure & provide you a space of guidance, support, and healing. I am committed to walking alongside you in the search of clarity in your life.
(714) 278-3557
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Fullerton, CA 92831
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Hannah Pasternak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with clients living with ADHD, adolescent behavior issues, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, divorce, domestic violence, family conflict, trauma , PTSD , substance use, self-esteem, and grief.
: : CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS : : I believe that seeking support for your current difficulties shows strength and courage. As a therapist, I provide a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm environment to examine life's challenges. My aim is to provide a space of safety, genuineness, and compassion to work collaboratively towards the goals you envision for yourself. I believe you are the expert in your own life. I use a strengths-based approach to identify your concerns and create a constructive plan for your healing and forward movement.
(714) 266-1634
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Fullerton, CA 92832
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Seneca M Negrete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking services as an adult, couple, a family or for an adolescent age 12+ dealing with addiction, recovery, codependency, trauma (EMDR), anxiety, stress + depression management we are a good fit to work together.
As you take one of the most difficult steps in your pursuit of relief, I offer you my encouragement & support. To thrive, we must face the discomfort of the challenges that are causing us pain & distress. The desire to make changes, yet not knowing how, or where to begin is overwhelming. That’s exactly what therapy can help you with. Together, we will process emotional experiences with a new understanding, while repairing wounds from the past and the present. These include relational issues with yourself + others, insecurities, feeling stuck, difficulty letting go of relationships and resisting change.
(714) 515-6215
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Fullerton, CA 92831
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Maribeth Ekey
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
Specializing in resolving loss and trauma , I've been a psychologist for 25+ years. I journey with clients through the tumultuous feelings of grief and trauma to a place of freedom, hope, and new capacity for closeness--experiencing with them the tears and laughter, "Aha's!" and "Oh No's!" that lead to change, growth and liking themselves and life. For helpful, hopeful blogs on resolving depression, grief and anxiety as well as tips on how good therapy works, see www.drmaribeth.com.
(714) 701-6693
Fullerton, CA 92831

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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.