Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Simi Valley, CA

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Debbie Ciulla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have experience in helping people with depression, anxiety and trauma and I am EMDR trained.
"If it feels like it's too big to handle on your own, I am here for you." I have created a relaxed and safe environment for us to sit one-on-one and discuss the difficulties of life. You will be able to come in and share your anxiety, depression and trauma in your timing and when you are ready. My hope is you find healing in your therapy journey and find the support you need during the highs and lows of life.
(805) 422-7797
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Lori Sherer, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LAADC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use EMDR for the treatment of PTSD , and to install and reinforce strengths and internal resources.
Thank you for visiting my profile. At this time I am happily accepting new clients. My approach to therapy is as a collaborative process toward healing and growth, where people are reminded of and gently guided back to reconnecting with their own inner knowing through counseling and coaching. My goal is provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where clients are able to achieve the personal growth we all aim for. My work with clients helps them feel empowered as they discover many of the answers to life's challenges lie within themselves.
(858) 375-1400
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Aly Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Do you ever feel like there are blocks in life, preventing you from living to the fullest? I know it can feel difficult to overcome trauma , sexual/physical/emotional/spiritual abuse, chronic pain/illness, or depression/anxiety, but it is possible. I know this to be true from my own lived experience, so I’ve dedicated my professional life to helping women identifying and adult individuals 18+ navigate these challenges. If you've experienced trauma , big or small, chronic pain/illness, depression and anxiety, or any form of abuse, know that you're not alone. I see you, and I'm ready to step into the journey towards healing with you.
(805) 719-7238
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Rachel Glascock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an open-minded person that is willing to dive into more complex topics, such as LGBTQIA+ needs, sex therapy, faith transitions, complex trauma , and working with children.
(805) 398-6326
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Adrienne Aguiar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My experience in trauma work has been focused on relational trauma and sexual assault survivors.
Adrienne Aguiar, AMFT I am a firm believer that, as a human, we are worthy of love, connection, and having fulfilling relationships. Every relationship impacts us in some unique way. Some relationships we find safety and connection whereas others we stumbled across pain and rejection. Where did you get your messages of your worth? Is it through appearance? Types of food you eat? Body image? It would be an honor to walk with you in your journey of self-discovery and healing. Together we will explore and navigate the painful experiences you have endured.
(805) 317-4388
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Jennifer N Earnest
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone needs a safe space to process whatever is troubling them in life. I want to assure you that this is a place where your authentic self is welcomed and celebrated. Life can offer us many challenges, whether that is trauma , depression, anxiety, if we're struggling with life management, executive function, our relationship(s) or friendships. We all deserve help making our life into one that is easier, more enjoyable, and happier.
(747) 444-0545
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Kristy Schadt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I work with many individuals who have experienced some type of life trauma .
Healing requires a safe and accepting place to express fully all of the feelings, thoughts, and experiences that make us who we are. As we sort out our experiences, we begin to understand ourselves better and can learn new ways to respond to the twists and turns that life has to offer. Development of new skills, an understanding of basic mental heath practices, and re-creating a new way to do life are all goals many of my clients have achieved. I enjoy witnessing my clients change their lives and become more engaged in living the life they desire.
(805) 200-3931
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Bernie-Bernadine M Gleason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have helped clients who suffer from trauma using AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing); TRM ( Trauma Resiliency Model) & couples (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
Is sharing your life with a stranger comfortable for you? It's not easy for anyone and yet from my own experience and from the testimony of others (clients/friends/family), therapy has proven to be a positive life-changing experience that I would want for you. I count it a privilege to be invited into your life and heart and I wouldn't take that lightly. My goals are to make therapy a "safe place" by welcoming you with empathy, validation, affirmation, assistance and tender care (the way we all want to be treated). Maybe you're suffering from trauma or loss or hurt or...please give me an opportunity to work with you to make your life a new and safe place. I also offer faith-based counseling.
(661) 276-8826
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Simi Valley, CA 93062
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Leslie Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialty is empowering adults to find inner peace and achieve their personal goals. My work is compassionate, person-centered, and trauma -sensitive. Your active participation is requested. I assist you through cognitive behavioral reflection, task-centered goal setting, accountability, motivational clarification, values prioritization, habit change strategies, coping skills enhancement, trauma healing, and emotional and spiritual support. I offer EMDR among other healing modalities.
(805) 779-8356
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Cary Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Simi Valley for over 20 years. I mostly work with children and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma , grief and loss, divorce, school-related difficulties and problematic behaviors. My belief is that the most essential factor when doing this type of work is to establish a sense of trust along with providing a therapeutic environment which is safe, secure, accepting and nonjudgmental. This conveys to the individual that they are respected for who they are which can lead to an increase in self-respect and respect for others.
(805) 317-4351 x3
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Oriyan Maor
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, current or past trauma , I am here for you.
You no longer know who you are or what you want in life. You constantly feel as though something is missing, or you’re just going through the motions. You may be in a toxic relationship, romantic or otherwise. You may be stuck at a dead-end job, not know where to go career wise, or maybe you aren’t sure if school is right for you. You constantly are told what to do, who to be, and have difficulty speaking and choosing for yourself. Or perhaps you have to do everything. You have no support and feel as though you are juggling a million things with no help in sight. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
(805) 954-9020
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Jarah Haley Trenier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Trenier
Verified
Verified
Maybe you’ve been asking yourself, “Am I broken?” “What’s wrong with me?” You’re stuck between unbearable emotions and trying to maintain control…But it’s not working. You're likely having overpowering emotions of intense anxiety, depression, or rage. Holding on to trauma is crippling. When left unattended it can start tearing away at your physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual life. Are you or your spouse experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, adolescence, or adulthood? I invite you to a safe space where you can feel at ease to begin looking at where these difficulties began.
(805) 303-5251 x1
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Sofia Suazo
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Sofia Suazo. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently providing therapy via telehealth to clients residing in California. For the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of working with individuals and families in underserved communities who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma , and life stressors. I am committed to supporting clients through their journey to healing.
(805) 360-5195
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Teri Tingey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Counseling can help with various life challenges that can range from trauma , depression, anxiety, grief and loss , relationship difficulties, parenting, self-harm, addiction or abuse.
Everyone goes through challenging situations and rough times in life. While you may have successfully navigated through previous difficulties, it's not uncommon to have heightened problems arise where extra support and guidance is needed. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Private Practice, I specialize in the treatment of adolescents, individuals, couples and families experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, behavioral and relational problems.
(805) 918-5087
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Simi Valley, CA 93063
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Laurel Drake Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Issues rooted in childhood or present trauma and attachment (the relationships with caregivers from childhood through young adulthood) are often the source of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders and addictions, and complex post-truamatic stress disorders even when such a connection is not immediately recognized.
It is my passion and privilege to assist my clients in feeling alive, connected and at peace in their relationships and within themselves. Every day I hear clients say that our work has truly transformed their lives - that they are no longer triggered by old patterns, that their confidence and happiness is greater than they have ever experienced. Changes such as these are possible through a collaborative exploration of past and present issues in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and respect - respect for the individual and respect for the mind's ability to heal.
(805) 995-4643
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Not accepting new clients
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Emma Rose Pallone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a experience working with individuals who have endured trauma , addiction, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I enjoy working with clients coming from a diverse range of backgrounds and am passionate about helping my clients achieve growth and healing as I support them through their process of transformation.
(805) 678-8075
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
Not accepting new clients
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Kathleen Reazer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
WEIGHT LOSS-I have extensive experience in the field of obesity and weight management. We will look deep into distorted beliefs/body connection. TRAUMA THERAPY-Everyone's life includes some difficulties, but I specialize in working with people who are struggling to deal with the aftermath of deep traumas such as rape, sexual and/or physical abuse, serious accidents or unresolved pain from damaging childhoods or past relationships. Sometimes your pain causes you to lash out at others in anger or retreat from life in an attempt to protect yourself. Healing and transformation is possible through the therapeutic process.
(805) 246-7432
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Paul J Hannig
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are unique. Your history, journey, lifestyle and goals are yours alone. In order for change and transformation to occur, a method and program dedicated to your individual situation - designed to get results - is needed. As such, I've devised a therapy model that integrates many different approaches central to the mind, soul, consciousness and YOUR needs, the client. With my knowledge of how early emotional pain and trauma are linked to the formation of personality, mood and anxiety disorders, I create a therapy approach that is best suited to your needs, lifestyle, proclivities and ultimate goals.
(818) 330-1154
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Creative Family Therapy, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Explore your potential, restore balance, or release creativity... Creative Family Therapy addresses your struggles with therapy techniques for your personality type, including trauma treatment of depression and anxiety using BrainSpotting, Art, Guided Imagery, Somatic, and SandTray. Together we will choose from a combination of techniques unique to you that will release negative experiences and traumas and help you rebuild positive goals for your future! Experience true joy and love aligning your mind, body, spirit, and soul for purpose. To make an appointment go to: CreativeFamilyTherapy.com
(805) 301-5227
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Merrilee Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Therapy is a powerful tool that has the potential to change your life in profound and lasting ways. It can help you cope with pain, make major life changes, improve relationships, or increase self worth. EMDR is a kind of therapy developed to treat trauma and can also be used to advance therapeutic goals like removing obstacles to change or healing from past hurtful experiences. Whatever your goals for treatment, I can provide a supportive environment where your feelings and thoughts can be expressed without judgment.
(818) 276-9413
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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.