Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Gold River, CA

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Pamela Y Ward
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My current specialties are Trauma Informed care and Addictions.
I am a seasoned, wellrounded individual who shares empathy and compassion for all clients. My cultural competence is stellar as well as my ability to communicate with active and concerned listening skills. My primary goal is to aid and assist my clients to become resilient and successful while learning how to navigate through their challenges.
My current specialties are Trauma Informed care and Addictions.
I am a seasoned, wellrounded individual who shares empathy and compassion for all clients. My cultural competence is stellar as well as my ability to communicate with active and concerned listening skills. My primary goal is to aid and assist my clients to become resilient and successful while learning how to navigate through their challenges.
(916) 659-7530 x101 View (916) 659-7530 x101
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Jennifer A Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am honored to serve anyone struggling with any type of trauma/PTSD, addiction, depression, or anxiety who wants life to be a little different. Total healing IS possible! I have a passion for non-judgemental connection with people who are nervous about being vulnerable, don’t want therapy, or have had a bad experience in the past. It can be fun and is worth the work! I like to partner with you to discover your strengths and help you reach YOUR goals. My ideal client is someone who has a good sense of humor, a desire for change, an open mind, ok w/an occassional bad word (or two), and MUST love dogs. I do animal assisted therapy.
I am honored to serve anyone struggling with any type of trauma/PTSD, addiction, depression, or anxiety who wants life to be a little different. Total healing IS possible! I have a passion for non-judgemental connection with people who are nervous about being vulnerable, don’t want therapy, or have had a bad experience in the past. It can be fun and is worth the work! I like to partner with you to discover your strengths and help you reach YOUR goals. My ideal client is someone who has a good sense of humor, a desire for change, an open mind, ok w/an occassional bad word (or two), and MUST love dogs. I do animal assisted therapy.
(916) 461-5853 View (916) 461-5853
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Allison Kassis
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
Hello and welcome! I’m Allison, and I am a therapist dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. I believe that every individual's story is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Whether you're navigating the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to guide and support you. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration, as I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for positive change.
Hello and welcome! I’m Allison, and I am a therapist dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. I believe that every individual's story is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Whether you're navigating the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to guide and support you. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration, as I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for positive change.
(916) 827-1027 View (916) 827-1027
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Leslie Haws
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
She is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist and for nearly two decades been using Brainspotting, CRM and EMDR for trauma and attachment repair.
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
She is a Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist and for nearly two decades been using Brainspotting, CRM and EMDR for trauma and attachment repair.
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
(916) 507-0922 View (916) 507-0922
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Charise Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am trauma informed, LGBTQIA+ friendly, love & am experienced with intimate partner/family relationships, offer EMDR, & telehealth services across CA.
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
I am trauma informed, LGBTQIA+ friendly, love & am experienced with intimate partner/family relationships, offer EMDR, & telehealth services across CA.
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
(916) 602-4367 View (916) 602-4367
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Price Cusolito
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
(916) 818-1521 View (916) 818-1521
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Kimberly Studer
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am accepting new clients! I support teens and adults enduring challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, and building a sense of self-empowerment. My method of practice is centered around developing a positive therapeutic relationship by establishing a foundation of trust, compassion, and empathy.
I am accepting new clients! I support teens and adults enduring challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, and building a sense of self-empowerment. My method of practice is centered around developing a positive therapeutic relationship by establishing a foundation of trust, compassion, and empathy.
(916) 256-2930 View (916) 256-2930
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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Have you tried every kind of therapy and nothing is giving you the results you’re looking for? It might be because talk therapy can’t heal all wounds. True healing comes from accessing a different part of the brain- the part that was developed when we were young and when most of our traumas occurred. Ketamine assisted therapy can offer you this kind of healing. Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Have you tried every kind of therapy and nothing is giving you the results you’re looking for? It might be because talk therapy can’t heal all wounds. True healing comes from accessing a different part of the brain- the part that was developed when we were young and when most of our traumas occurred. Ketamine assisted therapy can offer you this kind of healing. Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
(916) 249-6486 View (916) 249-6486
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Amita Khare
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I provide evidence-based trauma therapy for CA residents with a focus on women and children. Trauma can be crippling. Your trauma experience has changed you. You would like to wake up in the morning without feelings of dread, hopelessness, and despair. You might be thinking to yourself that you are a slave to your past and nothing can set you free. Your professional success feels unreal because of the unbearable anxiety, imposter syndrome, and persistent sadness. Thank you for showing up for yourself. It is a courageous act. Let us work together to achieve your goals.
I provide evidence-based trauma therapy for CA residents with a focus on women and children. Trauma can be crippling. Your trauma experience has changed you. You would like to wake up in the morning without feelings of dread, hopelessness, and despair. You might be thinking to yourself that you are a slave to your past and nothing can set you free. Your professional success feels unreal because of the unbearable anxiety, imposter syndrome, and persistent sadness. Thank you for showing up for yourself. It is a courageous act. Let us work together to achieve your goals.
(916) 623-1254 View (916) 623-1254
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Renata Akinkuowo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My areas of interest include physical/emotional childhood abuse recovery, trauma/PTSD, boundaries/communication issues, self-esteem issues, depression/anxiety, life transitions, and couples’ issues/marital conflict.
Welcome! It takes courage to seek support and I commend you for taking the first steps toward healing. In life there may be issues and traumas that affect the way we view ourselves, view and interact with the world, and engage in relationships. There are times when our past or current challenges cause us to feel any number of emotions or feelings and these may have brought you to the place of desiring healing and wholeness or what I like to call, A New Day. I would encourage you to have hope, healing is possible and it would be an honor and privilege to walk with you on your healing journey.
My areas of interest include physical/emotional childhood abuse recovery, trauma/PTSD, boundaries/communication issues, self-esteem issues, depression/anxiety, life transitions, and couples’ issues/marital conflict.
Welcome! It takes courage to seek support and I commend you for taking the first steps toward healing. In life there may be issues and traumas that affect the way we view ourselves, view and interact with the world, and engage in relationships. There are times when our past or current challenges cause us to feel any number of emotions or feelings and these may have brought you to the place of desiring healing and wholeness or what I like to call, A New Day. I would encourage you to have hope, healing is possible and it would be an honor and privilege to walk with you on your healing journey.
(916) 249-2732 View (916) 249-2732
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Carla L Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My focus is helping others overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma, while improving communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. If you're seeking support and guidance on your journey towards emotional well-being you've come to the right place. Using evidence-based techniques I create a safe and nurturing environment where we can address your unique challenges. Take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life by scheduling a free consultation today.
My focus is helping others overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma, while improving communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. If you're seeking support and guidance on your journey towards emotional well-being you've come to the right place. Using evidence-based techniques I create a safe and nurturing environment where we can address your unique challenges. Take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life by scheduling a free consultation today.
(916) 602-4088 View (916) 602-4088
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Linda Carlos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
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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Helene E Goble, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Helping people struggling with ADHD and trauma is my passion. I see ADHD as a different way to see and learn, not necessarily a "disorder." I enjoy working with clients who are ready to find ways to increase their quality of life. Another focus of treatment is exploring unresolved trauma that impacts functioning. It's amazing how processing these events changes the way you react to stress. The difference is processing from the mid brain. Brainspotting is used to accomplish this necessary part of healing. It literally speeds up therapy. Let's talk and decide if it can help.
Helping people struggling with ADHD and trauma is my passion. I see ADHD as a different way to see and learn, not necessarily a "disorder." I enjoy working with clients who are ready to find ways to increase their quality of life. Another focus of treatment is exploring unresolved trauma that impacts functioning. It's amazing how processing these events changes the way you react to stress. The difference is processing from the mid brain. Brainspotting is used to accomplish this necessary part of healing. It literally speeds up therapy. Let's talk and decide if it can help.
(916) 472-0858 View (916) 472-0858
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Guy Washington
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Guy E Washington, Psy.D. I prefer an integrative approach to treatment, as there is no one model technique that fits everyone. Therefore, it is imperative to connect and collaborate with clients to better understand their needs. I work with a variety of client types but not limited to those experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, and relationship challenges, and those experiencing severe mental illness.
Guy E Washington, Psy.D. I prefer an integrative approach to treatment, as there is no one model technique that fits everyone. Therefore, it is imperative to connect and collaborate with clients to better understand their needs. I work with a variety of client types but not limited to those experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, and relationship challenges, and those experiencing severe mental illness.
(619) 658-8964 View (619) 658-8964
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Kateri Marie Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Waitlist for new clients
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
(916) 249-8085 View (916) 249-8085
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Kaitlyn Vo
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My name is Kaitlyn and I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, and life transitions.
Has life become increasingly overwhelming lately? Have you noticed that the stressors in your life are affecting your mood, relationships, or work? Do you wish you could hit pause just to take a moment to reorient yourself? As someone who has been on both ends of therapy, I understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help. In a session with me, you can expect to be deeply heard and listened to in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. I am here to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and to support you in your journey toward healing, growth, and change.
My name is Kaitlyn and I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, and life transitions.
Has life become increasingly overwhelming lately? Have you noticed that the stressors in your life are affecting your mood, relationships, or work? Do you wish you could hit pause just to take a moment to reorient yourself? As someone who has been on both ends of therapy, I understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help. In a session with me, you can expect to be deeply heard and listened to in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. I am here to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and to support you in your journey toward healing, growth, and change.
(916) 665-0105 View (916) 665-0105
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Sandra McBride
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
Are you experiencing anxiety, grief, sadness, anger, trauma, or stress from daily life? My goal is to help you explore your core strengths to improve your emotions, build better relationships, or strengthen perceived weaknesses. As a therapist I've provided treatment services in a variety of settings residential, behavioral/mental health, elementary/ high schools grades K-12th, and private practice. In each settings I've found the most common reason for a client not seeking help earlier, fear of being judged. I'm here to actively listen, offer coping skills and techniques to help you better understand problems and solve them.
Are you experiencing anxiety, grief, sadness, anger, trauma, or stress from daily life? My goal is to help you explore your core strengths to improve your emotions, build better relationships, or strengthen perceived weaknesses. As a therapist I've provided treatment services in a variety of settings residential, behavioral/mental health, elementary/ high schools grades K-12th, and private practice. In each settings I've found the most common reason for a client not seeking help earlier, fear of being judged. I'm here to actively listen, offer coping skills and techniques to help you better understand problems and solve them.
(916) 579-7692 View (916) 579-7692
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Jenn Harrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
History of working with people of all ages with trauma, eating disorders, substance use/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you want to celebrate. I will teach you how to give yourself permission to hold acceptance, confidence, and pride of your genuine self. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your present life that keep you from moving forward. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
History of working with people of all ages with trauma, eating disorders, substance use/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you want to celebrate. I will teach you how to give yourself permission to hold acceptance, confidence, and pride of your genuine self. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your present life that keep you from moving forward. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(916) 347-5863 View (916) 347-5863
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Chelsea Klingfus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I have experience supporting clients struggling with impacts from trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, children/adolescent behavioral struggles, ADHD, life transitions, parent support, and family relationships.
I believe in the healing power of therapy. Every person deserves a space to feel safe, seen, and heard. A space that includes a warm caring relationship to create room for growth. My approach is genuine, compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship of trust in order to walk alongside the healing journey with you.
I have experience supporting clients struggling with impacts from trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, children/adolescent behavioral struggles, ADHD, life transitions, parent support, and family relationships.
I believe in the healing power of therapy. Every person deserves a space to feel safe, seen, and heard. A space that includes a warm caring relationship to create room for growth. My approach is genuine, compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship of trust in order to walk alongside the healing journey with you.
(916) 623-7317 View (916) 623-7317
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Sparkle S Crenshaw
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am passionate about working with diverse groups of people who suffer from trauma, whether from death, sexual or physical abuse, health complications, life stressors, or other complex matters; and have over 20 years of combined educational and practical experience doing so. With the understanding that life does not come with a “how to” guide, my goal as a therapist is to help you navigate the challenges of life which presents us with difficulties that may seem insurmountable. While you may not fully understand which direction may be the best route, sometimes talking things through can make all the difference.
I am passionate about working with diverse groups of people who suffer from trauma, whether from death, sexual or physical abuse, health complications, life stressors, or other complex matters; and have over 20 years of combined educational and practical experience doing so. With the understanding that life does not come with a “how to” guide, my goal as a therapist is to help you navigate the challenges of life which presents us with difficulties that may seem insurmountable. While you may not fully understand which direction may be the best route, sometimes talking things through can make all the difference.
(916) 842-3887 View (916) 842-3887

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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.