Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Rachel Haufe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, panic attacks and low self-esteem.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do you struggle with codependency in your relationships? My clients come feeling weighed down and burnt out but are dedicated to doing the work to feel better.
I specialize in anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, panic attacks and low self-esteem.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do you struggle with codependency in your relationships? My clients come feeling weighed down and burnt out but are dedicated to doing the work to feel better.
(916) 295-6741 View (916) 295-6741
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Renata Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95821
I believe that when individuals are ready to receive help, they will benefit greatly. Those I serve have sought assistance because they seek to move beyond their struggle, not because they had been asked to do so. This is not to say that those who have been encouraged haven't benefited as well. The approaches used allow me to serve those who are experiencing stress, anxiety or trauma. I also assist those who are ready to find their life's purpose but feel that they need the extra support in meeting this goal.
I believe that when individuals are ready to receive help, they will benefit greatly. Those I serve have sought assistance because they seek to move beyond their struggle, not because they had been asked to do so. This is not to say that those who have been encouraged haven't benefited as well. The approaches used allow me to serve those who are experiencing stress, anxiety or trauma. I also assist those who are ready to find their life's purpose but feel that they need the extra support in meeting this goal.
(916) 778-3116 View (916) 778-3116
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Madilyn Schweikert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I'm trauma-informed and attachment-based; this means that I believe our current experiences can improve by tending to earlier relationship experiences.
​I help creatives and sensitive folks go deep in their therapy work so they can experience joyful relationships, better intimacy, and less stress & anxiety. Can we love others if we don’t love ourselves? Well, yes. No one deeply loves themselves all the time. Therapy with me will help you feel more clear on your needs and more confidence in yourself; this can improve your life and your relationships. I work with couples and individuals at Sacramento's leading relationship therapy center. Schedule online at www.lovehealgrow.com.
I'm trauma-informed and attachment-based; this means that I believe our current experiences can improve by tending to earlier relationship experiences.
​I help creatives and sensitive folks go deep in their therapy work so they can experience joyful relationships, better intimacy, and less stress & anxiety. Can we love others if we don’t love ourselves? Well, yes. No one deeply loves themselves all the time. Therapy with me will help you feel more clear on your needs and more confidence in yourself; this can improve your life and your relationships. I work with couples and individuals at Sacramento's leading relationship therapy center. Schedule online at www.lovehealgrow.com.
(916) 794-3610 View (916) 794-3610
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Enid Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I work with clients experiencing or healing from: trauma and PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, OCD.
I am passionate about helping clients reconnect with themselves and move forward after relationship issues or trauma with a sense of strength, self-confidence, and healthy coping skills. I work with individuals (ages 9+) and couples who are healing from a harmful event or relationship, struggling with a sense of self and satisfaction, or want to gain insight into themselves and their relationships. Together we can work toward more self-awareness, satisfaction, and stronger communication skills while decreasing the negative effects of stress and conflict.
I work with clients experiencing or healing from: trauma and PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, OCD.
I am passionate about helping clients reconnect with themselves and move forward after relationship issues or trauma with a sense of strength, self-confidence, and healthy coping skills. I work with individuals (ages 9+) and couples who are healing from a harmful event or relationship, struggling with a sense of self and satisfaction, or want to gain insight into themselves and their relationships. Together we can work toward more self-awareness, satisfaction, and stronger communication skills while decreasing the negative effects of stress and conflict.
(916) 892-0329 View (916) 892-0329
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Kevin Cameron
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
I offer both in-person and online therapeutic services for various specialties, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Performance Psychology, Trauma Focused Therapy, Sexuality, EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Clients tend to thrive in therapy when there is a drive to change and improve their quality of life. Whether it be on an athletic field, the office, or in their relationship, those who are ready with an open mind and looking to address the things holding them back will always come out on top.
I offer both in-person and online therapeutic services for various specialties, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Performance Psychology, Trauma Focused Therapy, Sexuality, EMDR, Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Clients tend to thrive in therapy when there is a drive to change and improve their quality of life. Whether it be on an athletic field, the office, or in their relationship, those who are ready with an open mind and looking to address the things holding them back will always come out on top.
(916) 252-5940 View (916) 252-5940
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Kate Wood O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. Therapy begins as a conversation and progresses into a relationship, creating a foundation for exploring present and past difficulties. My therapeutic approaches are trauma informed; I use methodologies that address root cause to shift and heal old patterns, behaviors and challenges. Together we will explore areas where you might feel stuck or lost, uncover internal strengths and build coping strategies for navigating life‘s difficulties.
When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. Therapy begins as a conversation and progresses into a relationship, creating a foundation for exploring present and past difficulties. My therapeutic approaches are trauma informed; I use methodologies that address root cause to shift and heal old patterns, behaviors and challenges. Together we will explore areas where you might feel stuck or lost, uncover internal strengths and build coping strategies for navigating life‘s difficulties.
(916) 385-0420 View (916) 385-0420
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Priscilla Marie Avery
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
Priscilla Avery has been helping children, adolescents, and adults since 2012 towards healing and finding hope. She has a wide range of experience in working with individuals of various cultures and backgrounds. Priscilla has a variety of expertise that is not limited to the following areas: trauma, grief, divorce, parent-child relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life changes. She is passionate about helping individuals who have experienced trauma in finding breakthroughs so that they can find freedom in their life.
Priscilla Avery has been helping children, adolescents, and adults since 2012 towards healing and finding hope. She has a wide range of experience in working with individuals of various cultures and backgrounds. Priscilla has a variety of expertise that is not limited to the following areas: trauma, grief, divorce, parent-child relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and adjustment to life changes. She is passionate about helping individuals who have experienced trauma in finding breakthroughs so that they can find freedom in their life.
(916) 888-8912 View (916) 888-8912
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Mankowski Mental Health Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Rebecca Mankowski, LMFT, is the owner of MMHC, a Clinical Supervisor and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a former Graduate level instructor at CSUS, she teaches and effectively practices crisis and trauma counseling, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of most DSM V disorders. She has extensive experience working with clients from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. With experience in the Peace Corps, she is comfortable working globally having lived and traveled on three continents and 17 countries.
Rebecca Mankowski, LMFT, is the owner of MMHC, a Clinical Supervisor and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a former Graduate level instructor at CSUS, she teaches and effectively practices crisis and trauma counseling, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of most DSM V disorders. She has extensive experience working with clients from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. With experience in the Peace Corps, she is comfortable working globally having lived and traveled on three continents and 17 countries.
(916) 675-3807 View (916) 675-3807
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Michelle Reedus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Sometimes life can come at us fast. It can be hard, unpredictable, scary and even beautiful all at the same time. Therapy exists as a place to heal, develop self awareness and navigate life’s challenges in a safe, non judgmental and supportive space. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, adjusting to becoming a new or single parent, recovering from trauma or need support processing a loss such as a divorce or miscarriage, I am dedicated to meeting you exactly where you are. Together, we can process and unpack feelings, thoughts, behaviors and patterns you no longer want to carry on your journey to healing.
Sometimes life can come at us fast. It can be hard, unpredictable, scary and even beautiful all at the same time. Therapy exists as a place to heal, develop self awareness and navigate life’s challenges in a safe, non judgmental and supportive space. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, adjusting to becoming a new or single parent, recovering from trauma or need support processing a loss such as a divorce or miscarriage, I am dedicated to meeting you exactly where you are. Together, we can process and unpack feelings, thoughts, behaviors and patterns you no longer want to carry on your journey to healing.
(530) 853-3807 View (530) 853-3807
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Mohinee Sharma
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I work with teens and adults navigating trauma, anxiety, grief, cultural challenges, relationships, and identity.
We often find ourselves stuck in old patterns that no longer serve us. This can lead to feelings of restlessness, uncertainty, resentment, and loneliness. You may crave to feel seen and valued for all that you are. Perhaps you seek a sense of love and security. I am proud of you for taking the steps to heal. I view the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of healing. I hold a safe space by leading with curiosity, empathy, humor, and compassion. I will meet you with patience wherever you are on your journey and will not push you towards quick fixes.
I work with teens and adults navigating trauma, anxiety, grief, cultural challenges, relationships, and identity.
We often find ourselves stuck in old patterns that no longer serve us. This can lead to feelings of restlessness, uncertainty, resentment, and loneliness. You may crave to feel seen and valued for all that you are. Perhaps you seek a sense of love and security. I am proud of you for taking the steps to heal. I view the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of healing. I hold a safe space by leading with curiosity, empathy, humor, and compassion. I will meet you with patience wherever you are on your journey and will not push you towards quick fixes.
(530) 625-7259 View (530) 625-7259
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Barbara Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95822
My specialties are in the treatment of trauma and addiction. In addition to my formal education, I have extensive training and experience focused on state-of-the-art, proven practices. Using somatic therapies such as The Comprehensive Resource Model, Brainspotting, and EMDR, provides relief from chronic symptoms related to trauma and addiction and relationship issues that have not responded to previous treatment modalities.
My specialties are in the treatment of trauma and addiction. In addition to my formal education, I have extensive training and experience focused on state-of-the-art, proven practices. Using somatic therapies such as The Comprehensive Resource Model, Brainspotting, and EMDR, provides relief from chronic symptoms related to trauma and addiction and relationship issues that have not responded to previous treatment modalities.
(916) 623-4676 View (916) 623-4676
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Exposure Therapy Designs
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Completed EMDR Basic training (1 & 2) and the Flash Technique to treat trauma symptoms.
Our approach is all about you. You are the expert on you. We aim to facilitate and support your awareness, helping you implement changes to overcome unhelpful thinking and decision-making patterns. LMFT in CA, HI, MA, and VA. Telehealth provider for FL, SC, VT. EMDR and ERP for individuals motivated to upgrade their quality of life. EFT for Couples and Family in CA with our Associate Clinician Melinda Andres (AMFT 118899). We strive to resolve the reason you sought help in the first place. Clinically appropriate methods and ethical standards are followed rigorously. Client safety and well-being is the only priority.
Completed EMDR Basic training (1 & 2) and the Flash Technique to treat trauma symptoms.
Our approach is all about you. You are the expert on you. We aim to facilitate and support your awareness, helping you implement changes to overcome unhelpful thinking and decision-making patterns. LMFT in CA, HI, MA, and VA. Telehealth provider for FL, SC, VT. EMDR and ERP for individuals motivated to upgrade their quality of life. EFT for Couples and Family in CA with our Associate Clinician Melinda Andres (AMFT 118899). We strive to resolve the reason you sought help in the first place. Clinically appropriate methods and ethical standards are followed rigorously. Client safety and well-being is the only priority.
(530) 292-7445 View (530) 292-7445
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Earnest Jeffery Wiles
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In my 32 years of working with Children, Adolescents, Couples, and Multi-Cultural, Single Parent, Traditional/Non-Traditional Families, I have found the greatest success by using Albert Ellis' Rational Emotional Cognitive Behavioral approach to treatment. As an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Marriage Family Child Counselor (BBS Board approved to provide assessment and therapy to Couples and Families), my work involves psychological assessment and testing, performing in-home/in-school functional behavior analysis for Spectrum Disorder, IEP mental health representation, collateral work with medical professionals, substance abuse, and transition from trauma.
In my 32 years of working with Children, Adolescents, Couples, and Multi-Cultural, Single Parent, Traditional/Non-Traditional Families, I have found the greatest success by using Albert Ellis' Rational Emotional Cognitive Behavioral approach to treatment. As an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Marriage Family Child Counselor (BBS Board approved to provide assessment and therapy to Couples and Families), my work involves psychological assessment and testing, performing in-home/in-school functional behavior analysis for Spectrum Disorder, IEP mental health representation, collateral work with medical professionals, substance abuse, and transition from trauma.
(916) 458-5611 View (916) 458-5611
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Dana Ferry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
Hello! My name is Dana Ferry, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have found for myself an incredible benefit in scientifically proven healing therapies such as meditation and EMDR to treat trauma. This is why I went back to school, so I could study for myself the science of healing and help others heal as well. There is a lot in life to process, anxiety, grief, depression, intergenerational trauma as well as physical and emotional pain.
Hello! My name is Dana Ferry, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have found for myself an incredible benefit in scientifically proven healing therapies such as meditation and EMDR to treat trauma. This is why I went back to school, so I could study for myself the science of healing and help others heal as well. There is a lot in life to process, anxiety, grief, depression, intergenerational trauma as well as physical and emotional pain.
(916) 794-7751 View (916) 794-7751
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Sierra Family Therapy Centers
LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Many of us are trauma trained using various practices.
We are passionate and dedicated therapists from various backgrounds and theoretical orientations. We work with individuals, families, children and couples. Treating trauma, depression, anxiety and more. Many of us are trained in EMDR and brain spotting. We believe in removing barriers to treatment and therefore, take MediCal and sliding scale fee. Most of us are trained in brainspotting. This is a safe space for all.
Many of us are trauma trained using various practices.
We are passionate and dedicated therapists from various backgrounds and theoretical orientations. We work with individuals, families, children and couples. Treating trauma, depression, anxiety and more. Many of us are trained in EMDR and brain spotting. We believe in removing barriers to treatment and therefore, take MediCal and sliding scale fee. Most of us are trained in brainspotting. This is a safe space for all.
(916) 312-1060 View (916) 312-1060
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Catherine Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
(916) 444-8834 View (916) 444-8834
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Susan Badra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95820
Susan Badra, LCSW 111642. I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings ca be shared without fear of judgement. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Susan Badra, LCSW 111642. I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings ca be shared without fear of judgement. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(916) 237-1425 View (916) 237-1425
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Darren Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
I genuinely care about my clients and our sessions are goal-directed and purposeful, so you don't spend more time or money in therapy than necessary. I received my doctorate in 2008 and have been a licensed psychologist since 2009. I've worked in a wide variety of settings with people from all walks of life, including college students, medical staff, law-enforcement, and many others. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, difficult relationships, or some other issue, together we can tackle it.
I genuinely care about my clients and our sessions are goal-directed and purposeful, so you don't spend more time or money in therapy than necessary. I received my doctorate in 2008 and have been a licensed psychologist since 2009. I've worked in a wide variety of settings with people from all walks of life, including college students, medical staff, law-enforcement, and many others. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, difficult relationships, or some other issue, together we can tackle it.
(916) 894-8529 View (916) 894-8529
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Rick James Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I stay up to date with new knowledge and tools that are most effective for treating people with PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Accepting new clients! -EMDR/Brainspotting trained- Did something happen to you that you can't bounce back from? Give me a call or text directly at 530-636-0789. I'll respond as soon as I can! Emotional wounds can run deeper than anything that bleeds and it all adds up - exhaustion, withdrawal, feelings of inadequacy. These issues can turn our lives upside down where we don't feel like ourselves anymore (rude). How do I know? I've also been through depression, anxiety and ADHD. Thankfully, it's not a life sentence and through our therapy together you can feel alive again and be the person you want to be.
I stay up to date with new knowledge and tools that are most effective for treating people with PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Accepting new clients! -EMDR/Brainspotting trained- Did something happen to you that you can't bounce back from? Give me a call or text directly at 530-636-0789. I'll respond as soon as I can! Emotional wounds can run deeper than anything that bleeds and it all adds up - exhaustion, withdrawal, feelings of inadequacy. These issues can turn our lives upside down where we don't feel like ourselves anymore (rude). How do I know? I've also been through depression, anxiety and ADHD. Thankfully, it's not a life sentence and through our therapy together you can feel alive again and be the person you want to be.
(530) 207-8848 View (530) 207-8848
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Amanda Whitten
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Waitlist for new clients
I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, infertility, grief and life transitions.
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, infertility, grief and life transitions.
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
(916) 252-4189 View (916) 252-4189
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.