Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Loomis, CA

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Rebekah Shurtleff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Contact me today for skills to help reduce distress, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, co-dependency, addiction, and betrayal.
Are you ready to find healing and hope? Are you ready to begin a unique journey to achieve your goals and discover your true self? Are you ready to strengthen your relationships? I have openings for couples, individuals, children and families. Saturday and Sunday sessions are available for your convenience. Start your journey of hope and healing today. Your counseling sessions will be client-centered and strength-based. Visit my website at rebekahcounseling.com. I look forward to working with you.
Contact me today for skills to help reduce distress, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, co-dependency, addiction, and betrayal.
Are you ready to find healing and hope? Are you ready to begin a unique journey to achieve your goals and discover your true self? Are you ready to strengthen your relationships? I have openings for couples, individuals, children and families. Saturday and Sunday sessions are available for your convenience. Start your journey of hope and healing today. Your counseling sessions will be client-centered and strength-based. Visit my website at rebekahcounseling.com. I look forward to working with you.
(916) 526-3517 View (916) 526-3517
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Amy Nistor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Horse therapy touches pain, struggle, relationship issues and trauma in a way no other therapeutic modality can.
I desire a safe place for others to find hope, healing and transformation. I am a nurturer at heart and love to help those who are deeply wounded. I am known for my authenticity, sensitivity and insight. I believe that healing occurs when a safe relationship is formed with someone who can lead you to the vulnerable places of the heart. It is there that healing happens and hope and purpose begins to blossom. My heart is to see brokenness, and pain transformed into a new life of healing, joy and healthy relationships.
Horse therapy touches pain, struggle, relationship issues and trauma in a way no other therapeutic modality can.
I desire a safe place for others to find hope, healing and transformation. I am a nurturer at heart and love to help those who are deeply wounded. I am known for my authenticity, sensitivity and insight. I believe that healing occurs when a safe relationship is formed with someone who can lead you to the vulnerable places of the heart. It is there that healing happens and hope and purpose begins to blossom. My heart is to see brokenness, and pain transformed into a new life of healing, joy and healthy relationships.
(916) 347-5728 View (916) 347-5728
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Lindsey Larrimore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Now accepting online appointments! Having a trusted therapist in your corner can make a huge difference in your well-being and overall quality of life. I work with teens and adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma related to relationship conflicts, family issues, and life transitions. I also work with families and couples using Gottman and Imago techniques to improve communication and strengthen bonds. I look forward to providing a tailored approach and a nurturing space to help you heal the past, reclaim your present, and envision your brighter, healthier future.
Now accepting online appointments! Having a trusted therapist in your corner can make a huge difference in your well-being and overall quality of life. I work with teens and adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma related to relationship conflicts, family issues, and life transitions. I also work with families and couples using Gottman and Imago techniques to improve communication and strengthen bonds. I look forward to providing a tailored approach and a nurturing space to help you heal the past, reclaim your present, and envision your brighter, healthier future.
(916) 587-4574 View (916) 587-4574
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Rebecca Domeier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
I believe joys and struggles in life stem from relationships. The relationship may be with yourself as you seek to establish your identity, values, and goals. Your relationship with others, such as your parents, spouse, children, co-workers, or friends, may need to be developed, redefined, clarified, or understood. Trauma, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are a few of the things that can hinder people in building the relationships they want. I am passionate about helping individuals, women, couples, and families build the relationships that bring them a sense of belonging and satisfaction.
I believe joys and struggles in life stem from relationships. The relationship may be with yourself as you seek to establish your identity, values, and goals. Your relationship with others, such as your parents, spouse, children, co-workers, or friends, may need to be developed, redefined, clarified, or understood. Trauma, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are a few of the things that can hinder people in building the relationships they want. I am passionate about helping individuals, women, couples, and families build the relationships that bring them a sense of belonging and satisfaction.
(916) 619-0992 View (916) 619-0992
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Jamie Lynne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Not accepting new clients
It may be difficult to believe that life can be different right now. While everyone experiences problems, sometimes it gets hard to find the way through. You don't have to do it alone. I am committed to helping you, your child, teen, or family move beyond feeling stuck and hopeless. Whether you are worried about your child, recovering from abuse, trauma, or a painful loss, or find yourself repeating unwanted behaviors, I understand & am here to help you find your way to the life you want and deserve.
It may be difficult to believe that life can be different right now. While everyone experiences problems, sometimes it gets hard to find the way through. You don't have to do it alone. I am committed to helping you, your child, teen, or family move beyond feeling stuck and hopeless. Whether you are worried about your child, recovering from abuse, trauma, or a painful loss, or find yourself repeating unwanted behaviors, I understand & am here to help you find your way to the life you want and deserve.
(530) 820-3040 View (530) 820-3040
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Brian A. Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
Yes!..I can help: Be like the teens, who finally feel fully understood. Or the adults, who really need an attentive guide during a mid-life crisis. Or be like the ones who just got off-track in life, but were able to get refocused toward a better path. Or the folks with personal trauma who dive deeper with Brainspotting. Or be like those who use Art Therapy or SandTray Therapy to express themselves and thus, grow a level of self-respect that everyone can see, and appreciate. LET’S CREATE A THERAPEUTIC SPACE FULL OF TRUST SO THAT YOU CAN SAFELY HEAL. My work begins with some assessment and some emotional first aide, and then...
Yes!..I can help: Be like the teens, who finally feel fully understood. Or the adults, who really need an attentive guide during a mid-life crisis. Or be like the ones who just got off-track in life, but were able to get refocused toward a better path. Or the folks with personal trauma who dive deeper with Brainspotting. Or be like those who use Art Therapy or SandTray Therapy to express themselves and thus, grow a level of self-respect that everyone can see, and appreciate. LET’S CREATE A THERAPEUTIC SPACE FULL OF TRUST SO THAT YOU CAN SAFELY HEAL. My work begins with some assessment and some emotional first aide, and then...
(530) 836-5167 View (530) 836-5167
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Maria Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
My clinical interest lie in treating anxiety, depression, infidelity, couples issues, relationship issues, anger management, Trauma, victims of abuse and job change/loss.
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
My clinical interest lie in treating anxiety, depression, infidelity, couples issues, relationship issues, anger management, Trauma, victims of abuse and job change/loss.
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
(530) 489-4648 View (530) 489-4648
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Price Cusolito
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
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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Janene Kingsley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
If you have come to this spot, I know you are hurting in ways people often can’t see and seeking direction. I also know this might be hard for you. I can help you find the silver lining in your pain and suffering. I can help you understand what’s happening in your brain and reduce your stress. I can help you change your brain. I have specialized training and experience in Relationships, Personality Disorders, Addiction Recovery, Disorders of the Brain, Behavior issues with children and teens, Abuse and Trauma Recovery. I hope to help you find greater joy and meaning in this life by utilizing multiple therapy practices.
If you have come to this spot, I know you are hurting in ways people often can’t see and seeking direction. I also know this might be hard for you. I can help you find the silver lining in your pain and suffering. I can help you understand what’s happening in your brain and reduce your stress. I can help you change your brain. I have specialized training and experience in Relationships, Personality Disorders, Addiction Recovery, Disorders of the Brain, Behavior issues with children and teens, Abuse and Trauma Recovery. I hope to help you find greater joy and meaning in this life by utilizing multiple therapy practices.
(916) 884-2802 View (916) 884-2802
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Janelle Stepper (Certified Trauma Professional)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
As a Certified Trauma Professional, I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and take a collaborative and client-centered approach to treatment.
My hope is that through therapy, you can come home to yourself, live more fully alive, and experience deep and transformational healing. Life can quickly become overwhelming, dysregulating, and agonizing in the aftermath of a traumatic event or after years of experiencing complex and compounding life stressors. I want you to know you’re not alone and I’m here to offer you a safe space to experience relief and healing. My love for therapy brought me into this field and it is such an honor to do the work I do. In our sessions together, I desire to create a safe space where you are heard, fully seen, and accepted just as you are.
As a Certified Trauma Professional, I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and take a collaborative and client-centered approach to treatment.
My hope is that through therapy, you can come home to yourself, live more fully alive, and experience deep and transformational healing. Life can quickly become overwhelming, dysregulating, and agonizing in the aftermath of a traumatic event or after years of experiencing complex and compounding life stressors. I want you to know you’re not alone and I’m here to offer you a safe space to experience relief and healing. My love for therapy brought me into this field and it is such an honor to do the work I do. In our sessions together, I desire to create a safe space where you are heard, fully seen, and accepted just as you are.
(916) 963-9271 View (916) 963-9271
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Insights Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
Insights is uniquely qualified in trauma informed care, women's mental health throughout child bearing and child rearing age, and creative therapy for teens, and families, as well as intensive work for couples.
Insights Counseling Group, is a non profit staffed with therapists and interns who have life experience and know first hand that losses occur from transitions like divorce, adoption, childbirth, career loss, & retirement. Many times these losses are compounded over time building compounded trauma. Insights offers EMDR, creative expression, & psychotherapy to help you normalize uncomfortable feelings and cope with changes and to further integrate trauma. Together we create a plan to get you closer to living out your truth & your core values. We can help you attain your goals.
Insights is uniquely qualified in trauma informed care, women's mental health throughout child bearing and child rearing age, and creative therapy for teens, and families, as well as intensive work for couples.
Insights Counseling Group, is a non profit staffed with therapists and interns who have life experience and know first hand that losses occur from transitions like divorce, adoption, childbirth, career loss, & retirement. Many times these losses are compounded over time building compounded trauma. Insights offers EMDR, creative expression, & psychotherapy to help you normalize uncomfortable feelings and cope with changes and to further integrate trauma. Together we create a plan to get you closer to living out your truth & your core values. We can help you attain your goals.
(530) 240-7454 View (530) 240-7454
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Darla Lynn Gale, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trained EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist and a certified trauma professional.
I have a deep desire to provide healing to those who are hurting, to give each individual the resources for positive change, and to help them gain insight and understanding into the world; resulting in a brighter tomorrow. I believe that you cannot change the past, but you can be strengthened by it. My favorite quotes is 'It's okay to look back into the past, just don't stare." The client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance to me and my goal is to lead individuals on a personal journey of awareness while providing them with hope, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.
I am a trained EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist and a certified trauma professional.
I have a deep desire to provide healing to those who are hurting, to give each individual the resources for positive change, and to help them gain insight and understanding into the world; resulting in a brighter tomorrow. I believe that you cannot change the past, but you can be strengthened by it. My favorite quotes is 'It's okay to look back into the past, just don't stare." The client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance to me and my goal is to lead individuals on a personal journey of awareness while providing them with hope, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.
(916) 827-3090 View (916) 827-3090
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Lisa Salas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650  (Online Only)
Are you navigating personal challenges, relationship issues, family conflicts, or healing from trauma? I'm here to support your journey towards healing and growth.
Navigating mental health challenges can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood, and exhausted. You might struggle with constant worry, overwhelming sadness, or emptiness. Perhaps you're dealing with intrusive thoughts, sleepless nights, or the weight of unprocessed trauma. You might feel like you're carrying an invisible burden that no one else can see or understand, making it hard to connect with others or find joy in the things you once loved. It's common to feel trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions, wondering if things will ever get better. Your feelings are valid. Seeking support is a crucial step in healing.
Are you navigating personal challenges, relationship issues, family conflicts, or healing from trauma? I'm here to support your journey towards healing and growth.
Navigating mental health challenges can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood, and exhausted. You might struggle with constant worry, overwhelming sadness, or emptiness. Perhaps you're dealing with intrusive thoughts, sleepless nights, or the weight of unprocessed trauma. You might feel like you're carrying an invisible burden that no one else can see or understand, making it hard to connect with others or find joy in the things you once loved. It's common to feel trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions, wondering if things will ever get better. Your feelings are valid. Seeking support is a crucial step in healing.
(916) 545-1813 View (916) 545-1813
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Heartstrings Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Our counseling services include, but are not limited to: Stress and Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Developing Self Esteem, Depression, Codependency, Grief Abuse, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Ddomestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders.
Heartstrings Counseling was established as a Non-Profit Corporation in 2013. Our counselors are highly trained and supervised, with compassionate hearts, whose desire is to walk alongside you in your life-journey on a path to more peace, love, joy and hope We would love to talk further with you about our services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Our counseling services include, but are not limited to: Stress and Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Developing Self Esteem, Depression, Codependency, Grief Abuse, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Ddomestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders.
Heartstrings Counseling was established as a Non-Profit Corporation in 2013. Our counselors are highly trained and supervised, with compassionate hearts, whose desire is to walk alongside you in your life-journey on a path to more peace, love, joy and hope We would love to talk further with you about our services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(916) 710-8563 View (916) 710-8563
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New Dawn Medical Detox & Residential Rehab Program
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Our sub specialties include treatment for eating disorders, depression, trauma, and mood disorders.
New Dawn is unique because we offer men's and women's programs with gender separate housing, exceptional addiction counselors and master's level therapists, a compassionate medical team of doctors and licensed nurses, and top amenities with gourmet cooking, outdoor activities, experiential therapies, and most importantly, free lifetime aftercare for all of our program graduates.
Our sub specialties include treatment for eating disorders, depression, trauma, and mood disorders.
New Dawn is unique because we offer men's and women's programs with gender separate housing, exceptional addiction counselors and master's level therapists, a compassionate medical team of doctors and licensed nurses, and top amenities with gourmet cooking, outdoor activities, experiential therapies, and most importantly, free lifetime aftercare for all of our program graduates.
(866) 969-4300 View (866) 969-4300
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Dvora Kravitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650  (Online Only)
I'm Dvora Kravitz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, aging, and other aches and pains that cannot be explained. Currently, I offer telehealth conference sessions. If you are a struggling parent, a teen, or senior I am available to help in a caring and professional manner. Starting 40 years ago as an educator, and from my training as a psychotherapist starting 35 years ago, I have successfully evolved and synthesized a wide variety of tools including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based, and Play Therapy.
I'm Dvora Kravitz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, aging, and other aches and pains that cannot be explained. Currently, I offer telehealth conference sessions. If you are a struggling parent, a teen, or senior I am available to help in a caring and professional manner. Starting 40 years ago as an educator, and from my training as a psychotherapist starting 35 years ago, I have successfully evolved and synthesized a wide variety of tools including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based, and Play Therapy.
(510) 369-2690 View (510) 369-2690
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Britt Bray
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
I enjoy working with diverse populations and individuals with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, and issues related to identity. I specialize in supporting people with complex trauma, particularly individuals affected by sexual trauma and intimate partner violence. I believe in a holistic approach and use various therapeutic interventions customized to each person’s unique needs.
I enjoy working with diverse populations and individuals with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, and issues related to identity. I specialize in supporting people with complex trauma, particularly individuals affected by sexual trauma and intimate partner violence. I believe in a holistic approach and use various therapeutic interventions customized to each person’s unique needs.
(916) 623-7604 View (916) 623-7604
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Kathleen Wasielewski (Formerly Saenz)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
When dealing with maternal mental health concerns and stressors, we will build on your strengths and work through a trauma informed, therapeutic process.
Do you feel like something needs to change? Are you concerned about your child’s adjustment or development? Are you an exhausted and overwhelmed caregiver? Is parenthood not what you imagined? If you answered yes to any of those questions then let’s talk! I work with children, mothers, primary caregivers and older adults. If you are someone that feels like something is just not right and you are motivated to want more for yourself and/or your family, we can work together to get you to a better place in life. Change is not always easy but it is a constant. Let's get you some tools to take the sting out of life challenges.
When dealing with maternal mental health concerns and stressors, we will build on your strengths and work through a trauma informed, therapeutic process.
Do you feel like something needs to change? Are you concerned about your child’s adjustment or development? Are you an exhausted and overwhelmed caregiver? Is parenthood not what you imagined? If you answered yes to any of those questions then let’s talk! I work with children, mothers, primary caregivers and older adults. If you are someone that feels like something is just not right and you are motivated to want more for yourself and/or your family, we can work together to get you to a better place in life. Change is not always easy but it is a constant. Let's get you some tools to take the sting out of life challenges.
(530) 444-4272 View (530) 444-4272
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Denise Kalar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loomis, CA 95650
Approaches used; Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Mindfulness/strength based.
My clinical focus is on achieving overall well-being and long-term change. I like to assist clients with better understanding themself. With 15 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults. Using different approaches based on each individual. Experienced working in schools, trauma centers, and community based settings. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. The first step to reaching out is the hardest and most important step you can make.
Approaches used; Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Mindfulness/strength based.
My clinical focus is on achieving overall well-being and long-term change. I like to assist clients with better understanding themself. With 15 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults. Using different approaches based on each individual. Experienced working in schools, trauma centers, and community based settings. I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey with you. The first step to reaching out is the hardest and most important step you can make.
(530) 922-2146 View (530) 922-2146
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Susan Landes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Loomis, CA 95650
Waitlist for new clients
Are you unable to reach your goals? Do you feel there are some obstacles in the way of your success? I have been in private practice for 30 years helping people to understand and overcome issues resulting from family of origin issues, life's traumas and repetitive thinking patterns that interfere with their goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families from many cultures, religions and alternative lifestyles. Not all therapists can work with all people, call or e-mail me today to evaluate if we are a good fit.
Are you unable to reach your goals? Do you feel there are some obstacles in the way of your success? I have been in private practice for 30 years helping people to understand and overcome issues resulting from family of origin issues, life's traumas and repetitive thinking patterns that interfere with their goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families from many cultures, religions and alternative lifestyles. Not all therapists can work with all people, call or e-mail me today to evaluate if we are a good fit.
(530) 968-8976 View (530) 968-8976
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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.