Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Lakewood, CA

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Eka S. Childs
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
As a Trauma -Informed therapist, I believe Transitional Age Folx deserve support. I support clients who are dealing with past trauma or other disheartening experiences and want to rebuild confidence. I always start from a brave look at their unique strengths to develop and implement coping strategies that actually work. My role during the therapeutic process is to be a non-directive affirming cheer-leader, with valuable awareness of our innate ability to thrive. I show up for all sessions non-judgmental, empathic, and genuine and I welcome first-time therapy seekers!
 
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Lakewood, CA 90715
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Sam Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My passion is to help individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a trans-man, I find it immensely important to give back to the community through the art of psychotherapy. In addition to working with the LGBTQIA+ community I have worked extensively with individuals who experience PTSD / trauma , substance abuse, and other mental health issues such as Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety.
(310) 861-7371 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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En Control Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a therapist I have a trauma informed lens.
Have you ever experienced stress about making a decision/transition? Perhaps you are experiencing this right now. Oftentimes, we experience stress when making decisions due to our past or the unknown. As a Latina, I recognize that talking about our thoughts and feelings is not always safe or welcomed. Connecting to mental health counseling is still stigmatized within our community. We are often told “no pasa nada”, this thinking leads us to suppress our feelings which contributes to added stress. However, if we do not let go of stress or process past trauma , how can we live our best life right now?
(714) 702-1191 
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Lakewood, CA 90715
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Essence Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I want to support individuals learn healthy coping skills or address unresolved trauma that has lead to low self-esteem, poor decision making, and/or unhealthy relationships.
Do you find yourself struggling to manage daily tasks? Have you been trying to find meaning or purpose in life? Feeling angry, sad, or lost which has lead to significant stress? The things that brought joy are no longer fulfilling? Do you struggle with building healthy relationships? Or often engage in self-destructive patterns when things do not go as you hoped? In therapy, I provide a safe and supportive place where you can gain self-awareness to begin using skills that will build resilience and find better way to cope with adversity. My goal is to support and identify things that get in the way of your short and long term goals.
(310) 868-2016 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Lizzete Banuelos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #52685
Verified
“The quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships.” -Esther Perel/ Healthy, loving, and respectful relationships are easier said than done. Unresolved trauma can skew our understanding of a healthy dynamic in our relationships with ourselves and others. I collaborate with individuals and couples in creating therapeutic goals and a plan to help process their struggles with sexual traumas, partner abuse, child abuse, and other traumas. I utilize the therapy tools of EMDR (emdria.org), Trauma Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy using timelines, and Trauma -Focused CBT.
(562) 608-1634 
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Lakewood, CA 90715
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Marsha Utain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Clinical experience in incest and other severe trauma , chemical dependence, addictions, co-dependence, and ACA issues.
Marsha Utain has thirty years of clinical practice. She is the former co-host of Mental Health Magazine,author of Stepping Out of Chaos and co-author of Scream Louder (later titled: The Healing Relationship). As a Gestalt therapist who is knowledgeable in TA, EMDR and other therapeutic milieu, she has been a sought after clinical trainer and lecturer to both public and professional audiences in the United States,Canada,and Europe.
(562) 999-2827 
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Lakewood, CA 90711
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Andrea Cairella
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Do you desire inner harmony, life satisfaction & greater joy in your life? Are you ready to heal from your emotional pain & enhance the quality of your life and relationships? As a compassionate therapist, I can guide you along your healing journey. I am dedicated to helping my clients succeed, experience inner peace, self-acceptance, joy, hope and love. I am intuitive, empathetic, multicultural & multilingual with over 10 years of experience. My specialty areas include: anxiety, PTSD / trauma , attachment issues, depression, addiction, relationship issues (couples and families), grief & loss and self-esteem issue for adults, children & adolescents.
(562) 732-4936 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Lavender Soul Care
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Have you or your child experienced a recent life transition? Are you depressed, sad, irritable, anxious, or stressed and ready to Live Free? I help women and young ladies, Nourish, HEAL, Grow and Thrive. I support women who are dealing with relationship trauma /grief, who are dealing with inner child issues and past childhood trauma . I help women acknowledge their trauma , work through their trauma and change their trauma into triumph. If you are ready to heal from what broke you, let's work together to set you free so you can grow and blossom.
(562) 222-8435 
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Lakewood, CA 90714
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Desiree Marni Bramlett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in a Trauma Focused Treatment for children & teens as well as a Cognitive Behavioral approach for adults.
Do you need a safe place to talk where you feel completely accepted? Or are you overwhelmed and need more peace? You have come to the right place because we will help you find what you are looking for. Once this is established and we have identified what might be interfering with what you're wanting, I will begin to gently push when necessary to help you move through your stuck points. An adequate level of structure will be provided as well as a recap each week and HW. Therapy doesn't just happen in session!
(213) 817-5061 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Ana Rosa Najera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you have ever felt like your reactions aren't you, or you find yourself stuck in pattern that no longer serves you, you are not alone. Growing pains are painful and sometimes that pain stays stuck in our bodies. Together, and at your pace, you can reconnect to your safe home. First comes resiliency, next comes trauma healing, and boom you are back in the driver's seat! Welcome home.
(310) 340-2182 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Katie Plumb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Have you experienced stressors so severe that you cannot seem to move on? You may try to put it out of your mind and avoid triggering things, but you continue to feel stuck reliving those painful and frightening memories. Feeling controlled by your past can make it feel like you are destined to suffer. I have great news though—recovery is possible! Having undertaken the arduous journey of healing my own Complex- PTSD (C- PTSD ), I can say with certainty that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is nothing more rewarding to me than walking alongside clients as they emerge from the grips of their past.
(562) 731-0549 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Elizabeth Gibbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am experienced in working with trauma and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor E.Frankl. Many situations are out of our control however our response is not. Therapy can be helpful in changing our response to situations, feeling empowered and improving relationships. I will collaborate with you to find the most effective way for you to connect with your strengths, heal and move forward toward your goals. The setting I strive to create is one of support, safety and caring.
(562) 362-4767 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Kelly Schooner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ADHD-CC
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, and I have found that a lot of people that have suffered from any kind of trauma generally suffer from anxiety.
Does your heart race? Do you get sweaty hands or a heavy feeling in your chest? Do you ever feel out of control? Do you second guess yourself or feel like others are out to get you? Do you ever wonder why you over re-act in certain situations? If any of these situations sounds like you, you could be suffering from anxiety. Anxiety affects millions of people daily. There is help. I specialize in helping people with a variety of different types of anxiety. We can work together to alleviate your symptoms and work toward a more peaceful life.
(714) 790-9910 
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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Christine Alisa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My speciality is in the field of Regression Therapy which is similar to Hypnotherapy in that it uncovers issues such as birth trauma , childhood repressed memories of abuse, and past lives.
I work well with adult clients who are interested in clearing old negative patterns in their lives that no longer serve them. With the use of Alternative therapy which includes Regression Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, my experience as a Shamanic Practitioner and my years in clinical practice, I incorporate what works best for each client. Those who want to improve their relationships with others and lead a life that is moving forward with light and love can benefit from my guidance. I have spend many years working with adolescents and have trained other therapists in the work I have developed in the U.S. and abroad.
(562) 268-4171 
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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Dr. Karla Escoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD , MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist who has trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral and Trauma -focused therapeutic approaches and with 10 years of experience treating individuals and families. I also have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and I consider myself to be an integrative psychotherapist, pulling from different approaches and theories to tailor treatment to each individual.
(323) 716-0735 
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Lakewood, CA 90711
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Dr. Carmela DuBois
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Do you feel trapped in a web of chaos? If it seems like bad things keep happening to you, and life keeps getting more confusing, I can help. You can gain control of your life and have joy and meaning regardless of past trauma .
(562) 454-0254 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Candice L. Recotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
I believe that developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is essential. My training and experience have created the fostering of the origins of trauma and how it can affect all areas of functioning. I use trauma -informed approaches and am both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist. These modalities are instrumental in reducing the effects that long term and chronic tension, trauma , and anxiety can create in our daily lives.
(714) 266-3258 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Briana Nicole Messerschmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Recovery, Pet Loss & Bereavement, and Addiction Recovery.
Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am here to help with these and more. We have all been faced with major changes and sacrifices since 2020. Some changes have left scares and holes in us. I truly believe that we all have the power to grow and heal within us; sometimes we just need a little guidance and specialized tools to get started. I can help you gain strength, motivation, resiliency, and a deeper compassion for yourself and your journey.
(805) 728-1212 
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Melissa Olmedo
Pre-Licensed Professional, APPC, R-DMT
Verified
I’ll help you develop a better relationship with your body, and find a greater sense of identity and stability in life. Whether you’re struggling with an eating disorder, chronic pain, poor self-image, or difficulty accessing and dealing with your emotions - I’ll help you get more in touch with yourself and find a style of living that feels more comfortable to you. My approach is trauma -informed, so we'll pay careful attention to the ways that difficult past experiences may have closed off some options for how to think, feel, and move.
(562) 539-2586 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Kendra McGivney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, REAT
Verified
When helping young women and teen girls recover from trauma , I have experience using art as a means to help them access what words cannot.
People are always saying that you seem to be doing ok but they have no idea how much you struggle! Ever since the terrible thing happened you have been distracted, irritable, having nightmares, and you cry at pretty much anything. You are the friend who will always be there for others, but often feel like you are losing yourself in the process. You just want to laugh more, have good relationships, get your grades up or get better at your job. You have hope that you can feel better, but right now you feel stuck because you really don’t know how.
(562) 456-0976 
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
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