Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Manhattan Beach, CA

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Anita Tenzera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Specialty training in: - Brainspotting- effective method for variety of emotional and somatic conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma.
Wellness matters in obtaining a higher quality of life. Daily stressors and emotions impact our well-being and ability to grow. By using the mindful approach, we can process the emotions and traumas that are stuck in the body through aches, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and triggers. We can work on increasing intimacy, respect, and affection in a relationship. I am a bilingual speaking (Croatian/English) marriage and family therapist and I work with individuals, couples, youths, adults, and families of all ethnic backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations.
Specialty training in: - Brainspotting- effective method for variety of emotional and somatic conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma.
Wellness matters in obtaining a higher quality of life. Daily stressors and emotions impact our well-being and ability to grow. By using the mindful approach, we can process the emotions and traumas that are stuck in the body through aches, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and triggers. We can work on increasing intimacy, respect, and affection in a relationship. I am a bilingual speaking (Croatian/English) marriage and family therapist and I work with individuals, couples, youths, adults, and families of all ethnic backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations.
(424) 372-5603 View (424) 372-5603
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Vanessa Gonzalez Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
In addition, I have extensive training in trauma and pre-teen & teen issues.
Have you been wanting to be a parent for a long time and now that you are, it isn't what you thought it would be? Are you having a hard time feeling connected to your baby? How about to your partner? How about to yourself? Was your birth experience not what you expected? Regardless of where you may be in your parenting journey, whether it is in trying to conceive, navigating pregnancy, are new to parenthood, or are coping with pregnancy loss, I am here to help and guide you to a path of emotional healing and growth.
In addition, I have extensive training in trauma and pre-teen & teen issues.
Have you been wanting to be a parent for a long time and now that you are, it isn't what you thought it would be? Are you having a hard time feeling connected to your baby? How about to your partner? How about to yourself? Was your birth experience not what you expected? Regardless of where you may be in your parenting journey, whether it is in trying to conceive, navigating pregnancy, are new to parenthood, or are coping with pregnancy loss, I am here to help and guide you to a path of emotional healing and growth.
(310) 935-3677 View (310) 935-3677
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Christine Sage Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I specialize in Trauma (acute traumas like accidents or injuries), Substance Use Disorders, post sports career adjustment, career burnout, major life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.
Christine earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. Her experience working in the mental health and substance use field brings out her passion for Trauma Informed Care. Christine acknowledges the multitude of complexities that come with the human condition and, using authenticity and unwavering compassion, she approaches recovery from a place of empowering her clients. Christine’s goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for healing to unfold. She has a strong foundation in the science of psychology, the study of the brain and nervous system and its capacity to heal and change.
I specialize in Trauma (acute traumas like accidents or injuries), Substance Use Disorders, post sports career adjustment, career burnout, major life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety and depression.
Christine earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. Her experience working in the mental health and substance use field brings out her passion for Trauma Informed Care. Christine acknowledges the multitude of complexities that come with the human condition and, using authenticity and unwavering compassion, she approaches recovery from a place of empowering her clients. Christine’s goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for healing to unfold. She has a strong foundation in the science of psychology, the study of the brain and nervous system and its capacity to heal and change.
(424) 437-4508 View (424) 437-4508
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Nicole R Sela
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I specialize in working with individuals who have anger management issues as well as those with a history of childhood trauma and those who wrestle with PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Do you have trouble managing your anger? Have you been told by loved ones, coworkers, or friends that you have trouble managing your anger? Are you looking for someone who hears you with an impartial ear? I specialize in helping clients manage anger, adapting to a life of responding rather than reacting. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients adapt successful coping strategies. I also work with clients who have a history of childhood trauma, and as well provide couples counseling and see many clients who are struggling with depression and anxiety.
I specialize in working with individuals who have anger management issues as well as those with a history of childhood trauma and those who wrestle with PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Do you have trouble managing your anger? Have you been told by loved ones, coworkers, or friends that you have trouble managing your anger? Are you looking for someone who hears you with an impartial ear? I specialize in helping clients manage anger, adapting to a life of responding rather than reacting. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients adapt successful coping strategies. I also work with clients who have a history of childhood trauma, and as well provide couples counseling and see many clients who are struggling with depression and anxiety.
(818) 405-8255 View (818) 405-8255
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Naceem Navidi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I've helped many clients break free from their trauma.
Has your personal or family life spiraled into chaos or confusion? Are you hurting, feeling alone, anxious, triggered, and overwhelmed? Are you having panic attacks? Do you feel like you're stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns. I believe most people suffer mental injury rather than mental illness. Fortunately, our minds can heal itself just as our bodies do when we are sick or injured. Yes, you can be free of feeling trapped and move on to live a meaningful life!
I've helped many clients break free from their trauma.
Has your personal or family life spiraled into chaos or confusion? Are you hurting, feeling alone, anxious, triggered, and overwhelmed? Are you having panic attacks? Do you feel like you're stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns. I believe most people suffer mental injury rather than mental illness. Fortunately, our minds can heal itself just as our bodies do when we are sick or injured. Yes, you can be free of feeling trapped and move on to live a meaningful life!
(424) 396-1028 View (424) 396-1028
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Mimi Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, M Ed
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Supervised by Dr. Crystal Quarry, PsyD PSY29982. At Q Psychology Group, I partner with clients to support your healing, growth, and positive transformation. I create an intimate space infused with empathy and curiosity, but not without directness, authenticity and challenge. I have successfully helped clients reframe and address depression, anxiety, trauma, and shame, offering immediate relief from painful symptoms and limiting mindsets.
Supervised by Dr. Crystal Quarry, PsyD PSY29982. At Q Psychology Group, I partner with clients to support your healing, growth, and positive transformation. I create an intimate space infused with empathy and curiosity, but not without directness, authenticity and challenge. I have successfully helped clients reframe and address depression, anxiety, trauma, and shame, offering immediate relief from painful symptoms and limiting mindsets.
(424) 484-5800 View (424) 484-5800
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Irma Maldonado-Enriquez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Hi, I’m Dr. Irma. I am a bilingual, Spanish/English, licensed clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 2006, I have been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. ​I specialize in the psychological treatment of the total person: mind, body and spirit; in children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, inner conflict, stress and LGBTQ+ issues. I offer a personable approach to therapy in a supportive and nonjudgmental client-centered environment.
Hi, I’m Dr. Irma. I am a bilingual, Spanish/English, licensed clinical psychologist with more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 2006, I have been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. ​I specialize in the psychological treatment of the total person: mind, body and spirit; in children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, inner conflict, stress and LGBTQ+ issues. I offer a personable approach to therapy in a supportive and nonjudgmental client-centered environment.
(424) 321-7659 View (424) 321-7659
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Teri Arana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and gender dysphoria.
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. Now accepting new patients!
Exclusively focused on mental health issues, Bonmente treats a myriad of psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, postpartum depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and gender dysphoria.
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. Now accepting new patients!
(424) 408-1506 View (424) 408-1506
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Sharon Feigenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I have significant experience with adolescents, adults, couples and families in resolving emotional and relationship problems, such as depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss and trauma.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed or simply less happy? There is hope for resolution and you're here taking the first step. It's difficult to admit that we can't always come up with the solutions to feeling better by ourselves. I am here to help. My approach is to collaborate with you in improving your quality of life.Together we can find the solutions to the barriers of your happiness and gain a deeper understanding, create self-awareness, build self-esteem, regain confidence, and find your inner peace and self-empowerment.
I have significant experience with adolescents, adults, couples and families in resolving emotional and relationship problems, such as depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss and trauma.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed or simply less happy? There is hope for resolution and you're here taking the first step. It's difficult to admit that we can't always come up with the solutions to feeling better by ourselves. I am here to help. My approach is to collaborate with you in improving your quality of life.Together we can find the solutions to the barriers of your happiness and gain a deeper understanding, create self-awareness, build self-esteem, regain confidence, and find your inner peace and self-empowerment.
(310) 601-8097 View (310) 601-8097
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Nido Individual & Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Being a Queer, Asian American therapist, Hanh is familiar with the cultural barriers and challenges of identifying as an immigrant, a woman, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community both professionally and personally. She constantly strives to provide a safe and healing space for all, especially those from underserved and underrepresented minority groups. Whether you are struggling with perfectionism, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, compassion fatigue, PTSD, or panic attacks, her purpose is to be a companion and guide through the journey to find meaning in suffering and to take steps toward self-compassion and self-actualization.
Being a Queer, Asian American therapist, Hanh is familiar with the cultural barriers and challenges of identifying as an immigrant, a woman, and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community both professionally and personally. She constantly strives to provide a safe and healing space for all, especially those from underserved and underrepresented minority groups. Whether you are struggling with perfectionism, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, compassion fatigue, PTSD, or panic attacks, her purpose is to be a companion and guide through the journey to find meaning in suffering and to take steps toward self-compassion and self-actualization.
(323) 645-1285 View (323) 645-1285
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Dominique A White
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267  (Online Only)
I also specialize in trauma-informed therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with individuals to help cultivate growth, understanding, and healing. I specialize in working with clients experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and specific phobias. If you are experiencing challenges such as difficulties in relationships, work stressors, becoming a parent, or transitioning to other new roles in your life, you can benefit greatly from having a safe space to feel heard, understood, and seen. I aim to build on your existing strengths and discover what you find meaningful in life.
I also specialize in trauma-informed therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with individuals to help cultivate growth, understanding, and healing. I specialize in working with clients experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and specific phobias. If you are experiencing challenges such as difficulties in relationships, work stressors, becoming a parent, or transitioning to other new roles in your life, you can benefit greatly from having a safe space to feel heard, understood, and seen. I aim to build on your existing strengths and discover what you find meaningful in life.
(424) 378-4919 View (424) 378-4919
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Carol J Povenmire
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
You might be exploring therapy for many reasons. You sense that your life could feel better or bring more fulfillment. You might want to process a disruptive change or recent loss. You may hope to deepen your relationships with others or develop more understanding and acceptance of yourself. You might want to reduce anxiety or depression. You may seek to shed the shadow of past trauma. You might want to build skills and resilience for an upcoming life transition. Whatever your reasons, you are giving yourself the opportunity to grow and become your best self. Therapy is an investment in both your present and future well-being.
You might be exploring therapy for many reasons. You sense that your life could feel better or bring more fulfillment. You might want to process a disruptive change or recent loss. You may hope to deepen your relationships with others or develop more understanding and acceptance of yourself. You might want to reduce anxiety or depression. You may seek to shed the shadow of past trauma. You might want to build skills and resilience for an upcoming life transition. Whatever your reasons, you are giving yourself the opportunity to grow and become your best self. Therapy is an investment in both your present and future well-being.
(626) 469-5579 View (626) 469-5579
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Robin L Kusilka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
There are times that life can feel overwhelming whether due to trauma, stress, anxiety, depression or life transitions. I would like to join you on your journey toward wholeness and well-being as you navigate through life's trying times. I utilize an integrative holistic approach, allowing for unique and unlimited growth and potential. In my collaborative approach my goal in the therapeutic relationship is for each client to feel heard, respected and understood. I customize each client's needs and treatment using a variety of tools including psycho-education, mindfulness, meditation, body awareness and art.
There are times that life can feel overwhelming whether due to trauma, stress, anxiety, depression or life transitions. I would like to join you on your journey toward wholeness and well-being as you navigate through life's trying times. I utilize an integrative holistic approach, allowing for unique and unlimited growth and potential. In my collaborative approach my goal in the therapeutic relationship is for each client to feel heard, respected and understood. I customize each client's needs and treatment using a variety of tools including psycho-education, mindfulness, meditation, body awareness and art.
(424) 363-8990 View (424) 363-8990
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Sandra Preciado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Clinical expertise also includes working with First Responders, Law Enforcement, Vicarious Trauma, Weight Loss, and Maternal Mental Health.
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or a sense of hopelessness? These are normal emotions most of us experience at some point in our lives. What if you find yourself stuck or overwhelmed? First, this is often more normal than we believe it to be, especially when some situations are not within our control. The recent pandemic and social stressors are affecting individuals in many different ways. Therapy will help you gain a new perspective and develop a personalised plan to gain new coping strategies. New clients are offered a free 30-min consultation. In Person Sessions and Telehealth are both available.
Clinical expertise also includes working with First Responders, Law Enforcement, Vicarious Trauma, Weight Loss, and Maternal Mental Health.
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or a sense of hopelessness? These are normal emotions most of us experience at some point in our lives. What if you find yourself stuck or overwhelmed? First, this is often more normal than we believe it to be, especially when some situations are not within our control. The recent pandemic and social stressors are affecting individuals in many different ways. Therapy will help you gain a new perspective and develop a personalised plan to gain new coping strategies. New clients are offered a free 30-min consultation. In Person Sessions and Telehealth are both available.
(424) 254-9012 View (424) 254-9012
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Sam Polansky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
I am trauma-trained and work from a collaborative, multidisciplinary lens.
Our experiences can create a template for who we believe we are and who we believe we can or should become. Together let’s mix up that template. These experiences come in all forms, shades, shapes, and sizes. I believe therapy and therapeutic approaches should be no different. You are uniquely you and the expert on your life, and I am here to help support and provide you with a safe, thoughtful, and kind environment. A space where you can identify your needs, discover your voice, and begin making the changes that matter to you.
I am trauma-trained and work from a collaborative, multidisciplinary lens.
Our experiences can create a template for who we believe we are and who we believe we can or should become. Together let’s mix up that template. These experiences come in all forms, shades, shapes, and sizes. I believe therapy and therapeutic approaches should be no different. You are uniquely you and the expert on your life, and I am here to help support and provide you with a safe, thoughtful, and kind environment. A space where you can identify your needs, discover your voice, and begin making the changes that matter to you.
(818) 639-2220 View (818) 639-2220
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Linda Yoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I have years of experience in helping teens and adults find healing from their anxiety, burnout, or trauma.
Sometimes, life holds nothing back. We’re totally overwhelmed. It’s all too much. Too much busy-ness, too much hurry, and too much stress. While you’re a master of taking care of everything and everyone around you, taking care of YOU is often forgotten. And your regular pattern of “go, go, go…” leads to anxiety, burnout, or trauma. And so, you’re just…exhausted. You know something has to change. You know life has more to offer. But you’re not sure where to start.
I have years of experience in helping teens and adults find healing from their anxiety, burnout, or trauma.
Sometimes, life holds nothing back. We’re totally overwhelmed. It’s all too much. Too much busy-ness, too much hurry, and too much stress. While you’re a master of taking care of everything and everyone around you, taking care of YOU is often forgotten. And your regular pattern of “go, go, go…” leads to anxiety, burnout, or trauma. And so, you’re just…exhausted. You know something has to change. You know life has more to offer. But you’re not sure where to start.
(213) 996-0025 View (213) 996-0025
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Jack Lam
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  (Online Only)
You have been living through a stressful and exhausting time. A global pandemic is constantly changing your relationships and the way you live your life. You have also been exposed to an unprecedented amount of collective trauma both within your communities, and on a larger global scale. You're finding it harder to get a good night's rest, and you struggle to find meaning in a world that seems overwhelmingly painful to exist in. You want things to be different, but you don't know how.
You have been living through a stressful and exhausting time. A global pandemic is constantly changing your relationships and the way you live your life. You have also been exposed to an unprecedented amount of collective trauma both within your communities, and on a larger global scale. You're finding it harder to get a good night's rest, and you struggle to find meaning in a world that seems overwhelmingly painful to exist in. You want things to be different, but you don't know how.
(310) 494-7217 View (310) 494-7217
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Samana Budhathoki
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Together we uncover the root of anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma by looking into the past to understand/manage the present while approaching the future in a meaningful & practical way.
We all try to cope with our wounds & stresses in the best way we can. Complex life experiences teach us complex ways to cope by perhaps— suppressing our feelings, staying hidden to avoid unwanted attention or punishment, acting out to explain the inexplicable, performing exceptionally & anxiously well to stand out or gain approval, or taking care of others at the expense of ourselves to compensate for our family legacies & cultural dynamics. Whatever the nature and range of your experiences, you may be struggling with your past and how it impacts your present, your work, your relationship with yourself, loved ones, & the world.
Together we uncover the root of anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma by looking into the past to understand/manage the present while approaching the future in a meaningful & practical way.
We all try to cope with our wounds & stresses in the best way we can. Complex life experiences teach us complex ways to cope by perhaps— suppressing our feelings, staying hidden to avoid unwanted attention or punishment, acting out to explain the inexplicable, performing exceptionally & anxiously well to stand out or gain approval, or taking care of others at the expense of ourselves to compensate for our family legacies & cultural dynamics. Whatever the nature and range of your experiences, you may be struggling with your past and how it impacts your present, your work, your relationship with yourself, loved ones, & the world.
(562) 257-3659 View (562) 257-3659
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Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
(310) 905-5816 View (310) 905-5816
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Ryann Walker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Ryann J. Walker is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) specializing in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal conflict/relationships, life transitions, grief, and trauma. Ryann treats adults (18+). She utilizes a Holistic and Integrative Approach that encompasses Psychodynamic Theory and therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Person Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ryann has experience counseling adults, seniors, families, and couples in outpatient settings.
Ryann J. Walker is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) specializing in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal conflict/relationships, life transitions, grief, and trauma. Ryann treats adults (18+). She utilizes a Holistic and Integrative Approach that encompasses Psychodynamic Theory and therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Person Centered, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ryann has experience counseling adults, seniors, families, and couples in outpatient settings.
(310) 299-9289 View (310) 299-9289
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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.