Trauma and PTSD Therapists in University Town Center, Irvine, CA

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Dr. Carol V. Carlson
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Mediation in Legal Disputes, Executive (Life) Coaching, Forensics, Mood & Anxiety disorders; Couples & Relationship Conflicts; Trauma & Loss and with Adolescents.
I treat psychological difficulties with a compassionate, yet results-oriented approach. When someone suffers from a medical disorder, a comprehensive assessment of the problem is required in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis. If the diagnosis is incorrect, treatment will repeatedly fail. As a diagnostician, my focus is to treat people, many of whom had been non-responsive to previous psychological / medical treatment, in this same way. Only with a correct diagnosis will treatment be effective. Once determined, goals discussed, a treatment plan in place, the therapy begins. With time and work, individuals grow to experience enhanced emotional health along with interpersonal and professional contentment.
(949) 529-5607
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Kimberly Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have the training and expertise to treat stress, anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma , PTSD , mood instability, addiction and grief and loss using therapeutic modalities including, CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, MI: Motivational Interviewing and PST: Problem-Solving Therapy.
Hello and welcome! I work from a strengths-based perspective, helping you to recognize your strengths and achieve your goals in a thoughtful and supportive way. Overcoming life’s stressors and challenges becomes an opportunity for the transformation of a lifetime. As one begins their therapeutic journey by looking within, ameliorating the traumas and wounds of their past, and identifying their inner strength and resiliency, the beauty of one’s true authentic self emerges. It is then that lifelong peace and stability are found, and life begins anew.
(949) 694-3421
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Aly Giermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma , PTSD , addictions, LGBTQ concerns, grief & loss, and working with clients on issues related to: self-esteem, relationships, personal growth, and goal-setting.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: I believe therapy is a powerful tool for change and personal empowerment. It can be difficult to make the decision to seek support, but I believe starting therapy is a courageous act of self-compassion. I aim to provide a warm, genuine, and collaborative approach when working with clients. I strive to create a connection that allows clients to be themselves and feel safe to work through any obstacles in their path. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, I work with clients to build confidence and skills to navigate life stressors and to create a life they can’t wait to wake up to.
(949) 401-6683
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Sharon Hou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I guide my clients to recover from experiencing trauma , PTSD , grief, and loss, including infertility.
你好!Life is a long journey; we all struggle at some point. Battling with pains and dark thoughts, you long for having a breakthrough to experience healing. In chaos and confusion, you want to find your way and rebuild confidence. I am here to walk the journey of restoration with you. I will accompany you to resolve your interpersonal problems and emotional wounds. My integrative approach tailors to your needs in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma , relationship issues, life transitions, sexual confusion, and spiritual struggles that you may be experiencing. Take action to contact me at 949-681-9628 for any question you have.
(949) 681-9628
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Dr. Alison Ahn - Telehealth Available
PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma , PTSD and family or relationship issues such as dating, pre-marital counseling, marital conflict, parenting, and intergenerational problems.
What troubles your heart? Where do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, discouraged or stressed in life? I am here to listen and walk with you through your frustration, pain, loss, grief or emotional distress. You will be able to break free of your unhealthy life patterns that trouble your heart and gain new insight, awareness, strength, joy, and hope. Call me at 949-345-1073 for free consultation.
(949) 894-4338
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Charlie Health
Verified
Verified
Charlie Health is the largest virtual provider of mental healthcare for youth and families in crisis. We are here to meet you exactly where you are, whether you are struggling with PTSD , major depression, panic attacks, suicide ideation, traumatic brain injury, or any other number of high acuity mental health issues, Charlie Health's team of masters-level clinicians and care team are ready to help you start the journey toward sustainable healing.
(949) 625-6881
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Shahrzad Jalali
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My clinical work has focused on a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from relational and sexual issues to anxiety, depression, trauma , identity crises, and bicultural challenges.
Emotional pain can often be debilitating; however because it is not as tangible as physical pain it is often suppressed or dismissed. Whether it presents itself in the form of anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship issues, emotional pain may be managed by applying the proper means of treatment. Understanding and identifying the patterns of the experienced symptoms can serve as the first step to emotional relief. In doing so, I use top-down techniques as: Jungian analysis and dream interpretation as well as bottom-up techniques such as: EMDR, brain spotting, and somatic experiencing.
(310) 692-7649
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Alysia St. Clair
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Alysia is a warm, compassionate, caring clinician who provides a calm safe environment to work through life's challenges. Alysia has extensive experience working with a variety of populations including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and trauma . She uses Evidenced-Based Practices including mindfulness, DBT, EMDR, and CBT to help clients work through struggles. She is an expert on addiction and trauma based interventions. Alysia is certified as an Advanced Mindfulness Practitioner. She is genuinely compassionate and engages deeply with her clients.
(424) 262-1521
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Kayleigh Soto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
She specializes in the treatment of veterans and their families, sexual and combat trauma , life transitions (including transgender), anxiety, and relationships.
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(424) 370-2747
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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A True You Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you running out of options with how to help your teen deal with various stressors stemming from bullying, depression, social anxiety or past trauma ? Are you in a troubled marriage and aren't sure if you should stay or leave? If so, I can help. I specialize in helping parents find solutions to problems that their teens might face by providing solution-oriented, evidenced-based techniques that can be used in both the counseling office and at home. I also assist couples in determining what their best options are in a collaborative, supportive, and compassionate manner.
(949) 397-2483
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in dreams, trauma , anxiety, self-compassion and inner connection.
When you are not acting kindly, you have forgotten who you are. This is a great quote by Marianne Williamson that so beautifully helps remind us what it can feel like to be disconnected. Therapy is about helping you enhance your relationship with both yourself and others. Remember how much better life feels when you are in alignment with who you are, when you are living in authenticity. Maybe you have been through trauma , maybe you are going through a life transition, have challenges in relationships and have forgotten your purpose, maybe you are experiencing fear and anxiety. My goal is to help you live from your heart.
(949) 903-4826
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92616
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Ari Shahabaldiny Sex Therapist Emdr
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
EMDR is an integrative approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma .
I help my clients by empowering them to become in charge of their lives. My role is to illuminate the path to your ideal future. I believe YOU are the expert of your life and YOU are the only one who can create your ideal change. We all go through times when life's challenges seem to get the best of us. Problems in life are inevitable, and strong coping skills are tools we need in overcoming such difficult times. WE will find your path and get you back on track.
(949) 829-4841
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92617
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Therapy Near Me
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, CSW
Verified
Verified
No matter what you are going through, I am here to help! I take a wrap around approach that can help alleviate symptoms while concurrently working to heal the root of a problem. I have specialized experience treating medical professionals (medical/nursing students to attending physicians/NP's) and faculty in academia. I'm also experience in working at all levels of eating disorder care + trauma (Renfrew, Monte Nido, etc). Whether you are struggling with transitions, an eating disorder, or mood disorder, navigating a difficult relationship, or feel dissatisfied with life; therapy is the perfect place to get the support you need.
(720) 802-0953
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92617
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Aram Amini Nejad
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also help individuals with dual diagnosis, addiction, trauma , grief, PTSD and personality disorders.
Welcome... Do you ever find it difficult to stop the exhausting ongoing negative thoughts on your mind? Do you dream of having a peaceful harmonious relationship with yourself and other important figures in your life? Or, do you simply wonder if therapy works?! Comprehensive research in the effectiveness of therapy versus no therapy indicate that, in fact therapy does work! However, you may wonder how one can possibly talk to a "stranger" about his/her very inner thoughts and feelings? The answer is that it may not be easy for some but it certainly worth a try!
(949) 309-5102
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Mishan Pourshirazi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, #129492
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, and I am also a certified Biofeedback and Neurofeedback practitioner and currently practice in Irvine. My approach is client-centered, and I have specialty training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help adults, adolescents, and children who suffer from depression, anxiety and other issues. I also have experience in treating school-aged children who suffer from ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
(949) 356-9531
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Mitra Golriz Counseling & Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Certified in DBT and EMDR providing individual and group therapy to help with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD , self destructive behaviors, childhood trauma , that is impacting your adult life. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods including Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy, Trauma focused, and CBD.
(949) 429-4683
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Sarah Raike
PA-C
Verified
Verified
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD , bipolar disorder, and panic attacks.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT ONLY-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. You enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(424) 226-5823
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Cindy May
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma , life-transitions, post-partum depression, and parenting issues.
Dr. May has over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, researcher, educator, and supervisor in the field of mental health. She has had the privilege of training at UCLA with leading experts in the field of psychiatry and psychology and conducted clinical research at the UCLA Medical Center for several years. Dr. May has helped countless adolescents, adults, families, and couples overcome their personal obstacles to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.
(949) 531-7247
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma , addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92617
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Maria Darcy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My particular strengths are working with: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship and Intimacy Issues, LGBT issues, Trauma , Family Dynamics, Sexual Concerns, Sexual Dysfunction.
Hello, I'm Dr. Maria Darcy, Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist. I have recently relocated my practice to Newport Beach and Irvine California. I have worked with individuals and couples in the United States and Europe for the past 15+ years. My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong emphasis on relational factors. Ultimately I tailor my approach to each individual client and their situation. I incorporate a multicultural understanding into my approach by paying attention to social and cultural factors (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc.) that impact individuals' experiences and their choices.
(949) 424-8972
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University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92617

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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.