Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Nancy Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
I have experience in working with a variety of issues, including relationship issues, weight and eating issues, trauma (incest, abuse, rape, crime, accidents, ptsd , tbi), marriage, divorce, family conflict, career/work problems, spiritual issues, identity development, anxiety and depression.
My approach is accepting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental, as well as practical and grounded. I help people to get clarity about their problems, and to connect with their own inner wisdom, creativity, self awareness, and healing. This allows for a natural emergence of positive choices, good solutions, and actions that are in alignment with their true selves and deepest desires. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and developing more trust and acceptance, which helps to improve closeness and positive feelings in relationships.
(805) 253-3976
Ventura, CA 93003
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Christina Griffin
Psychologist, PhD, MSW, PSY
Verified
Verified
My specialties are: trauma / PTSD , anxiety and mood disorders; relationship issues; life transitions .
I enjoy working with individuals (18 or older) that are curious about themselves, reflective and who desire change. The therapeutic alliance or the relational 'good fit' stands out as the fundamental factor in effective treatment. I am interested in developmental issues in adults and addressing repetitive patterns that stand in the way of growth. My approach is psychoanalytic psychotherapy including attachment , mentalization and creativity based treatments.
(805) 317-4984
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kara Morrisey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Drawing on client-centered and trauma -informed practices, Kara fosters a corrective emotional experience and collaboration with clients in order to facilitate a safe and warm environment. Her experience as a couples therapist enhances her ability to build upon each partnership’s unique strengths and interests in order to foster growth and repair.
(805) 303-7721
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Megan Emery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Have you experienced a traumatic event that continues to disturb you? Have you lost a loved one and find your grief overwhelming? Is anxiety or depression getting the best of you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Since 2012, I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome significant challenges to lead happier, healthier lives. My practice is 100% teletherapy, and I’m licensed in California and Oregon. As a trauma therapist, I’m trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and sensorimotor psychotherapy.
(805) 267-0807
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Hong Jeong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma processing and am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma ? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
(213) 769-8307
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Savannah Eden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you or someone you know a victim of trauma ? Have you experienced a loss or are struggling with a difficult life transition? Do you feel disconnected and misunderstood? I specialize in addressing the conflicting emotions and self-doubt that accompany grief/loss, life transitions, and complex trauma . Whatever your story may be, I strive to support families and individuals as they address unresolved trauma , make sense of their past, and move forward to create a healthy, fulfilling life.
(805) 628-4889
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Ventura, CA 93001
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Emily Fleck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
EMDR is used for trauma , addiction, anxiety and loss.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
(805) 856-6736
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Marisol L Fregoso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Marisol L. Fregoso; I have been a practicing therapist for the last 7 years. Throughout my career I have gain experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma , severe emotional crisis, behaviors and relationships. Changes and adaptations in our daily lives are inevitable; therefore, incorporating a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to process, explore and problem-solve can assist the individual, couples and families into creating a healthy life style.
(805) 323-9318
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kimberly Prendergast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma .
(805) 419-2038
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Nicole Danielle Kanke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Childhood Trauma , Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Traumatic Loss, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Panic Disorder, General Anxiety, Adolescence (Teens), Self-Harming, LGBTQIA+, Gender and Sexuality, Substance Abuse Disorders, Codependency.
I vividly remember the first time I used this website to seek out a therapist. I was filled with despair, intense fear, shame and insecurity but had no consciousness into these emotions. I was so disconnected from my body and my spirit. My thoughts were racing and I was stuck in patterns of self-sabotage and harmful coping mechanisms. It took everything out of me to make eye contact with another person as I began to speak about this. I will never forget the compassion I experienced from my first therapist as she held sacred space for me to begin this process. I strive to embody the same deep compassion for each therapy client I see.
(805) 870-8817
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Alison Espinola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma , particularly trauma from unhealthy relationships.
Whether you’re experiencing challenges, want a mental health tune-up, or are looking to maintain your mental well-being, I can help you meet your goals. I primarily work with adults who have experienced trauma and are seeking to heal from their past and find new ways of coping.
(805) 243-1057
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Ellen Winkler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, RELATIONSHIPS, ADDICTION, TRAUMA : I blend psychology and spirituality to treat uncomfortable emotions, relationship issues, feelings of isolation, the monkey mind of the ego, as well as heavy, stuck energy that needs releasing. Psychodynamic therapy, guided meditation, and shamanic modes of healing can help shift the way you think and feel. As Einstein put it: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Using an integrative approach we will connect with your higher self and beyond to experience real transformation and change of consciousness.
(424) 999-0113
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Alexandra Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma and PTSD .
I believe therapy can provide a safe space for creating a more fulfilled life. There are times where we may experience traumas, feel stuck and emotionally disconnected, and have difficulty coping. My approach to therapy includes a humanistic centered style, where we establish a collaborative and trusting relationship to allow for vulnerability and personal growth to occur. I am committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care to support you in your journey towards self-discovery, where we can explore and identify your strengths, build confidence, and self- esteem.
(213) 513-6126
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Ada Andrade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialties include working with adults and adolescents; trauma (emotional, physical, sexual, neglect), PTSD , C- PTSD , narcissistic relationships, domestic violence/teen dating violence.
Relationships are complex & it may be time to explore how you’ve been impacted by past unhealthy relationships. You may feel as if you’re not enough, a bother or annoyance to your family or others. Often seeking acceptance from the others even though you know it may not happen. The struggle one has towards being accepted by family/others in order to feel as if you are good enough can often feel unbearable or never ending. Survivors of past damaged relations can make one feel as if you have no worth or value & leave you struggling to identify your worth & seek approval from others. You are not alone in these thoughts & feelings.
(805) 429-6130
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Did growing up in a wounding family cause trauma that is still affecting you? Did you experience trauma at the hands of another that left you with feelings of being unsafe, insecure and unlovable? Guilt and shame? Imagine waking up peaceful and optimistic about your Life and future. Imagine having relationships that are loving and full of grace and building a family that is one that you would have loved to grow up in. If you can see it you can be it…lets work through old trauma so that you can see and be the “you” that you have always wanted to be! Helping people work through trauma is what I love to do!
(805) 918-4814
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Mary Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been honored to work with survivors of assault and sexual trauma .
I have been in the field for the past 12 years and have had the privilege of working with many different communities. I have extensive experience with trauma , depression, anxiety, OCD, identity development (sexual and gender), relationship issues, domestic violence, self harm and suicidal ideation. I have worked on a college campus and am well versed with ADHD, Autism and academic issues as well.
(805) 926-6168
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kali Lantrip
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With life and relationships comes vulnerability, and too often, pain and feelings of betrayal. These experiences can become defining factors in our relationships with ourselves and others moving forward, when not processed in a caring, self-compassionate way. Experiences of hurt, or even trauma , can leave us feeling small, lonely, and often with feelings of secrecy or shame. I work collaboratively with each client to help them unlock old patterns or experiences of pain to find more awareness about what is holding them back in their lives, and to move forward fully.
(805) 283-6806
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Kyra F Riddell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
My body-oriented style is tailored to treat trauma , which is stored in the body and when left untreated disrupts the ability to feel an inner sense of calm and peace.
*I am currently full and not accepting clients at this time*. I use a mind-body integrative approach to help you gain insight into how your mind, emotions, and body all play a part in your health and well-being. By helping you develop bodily awareness and somatic coping tools, I assist you to better navigate and manage difficult emotions, anxiety, depression and overwhelm. This approach combined with mindfully managing negative thoughts and unwanted behaviors, offers a well-balanced treatment of the whole person.
(805) 693-4178
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Kasey Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help individuals address anxiety, panic, trauma , dissociation, DID, self esteem, depression, eating disorders/unhealthy relationship with food, and body image.
I'm licensed in CA and WA. Sometimes, despite best intentions and attempts, making change is not successful. It can be hard to get to where you want to go: less depression or anxiety, better relationships with others and yourself, with food, your body. Maybe the past keeps intruding upon the present, even though it seems like it should be resolved by now. Maybe you don’t feel quite like the best version of yourself and you don’t know why. I'm here to help you get reconnected to yourself, find the inner wisdom that I know exists within you. I don't know all the answers, but I know how to help you find your own answers.
(805) 856-6458
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Diana Wightman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The last year has been hard on almost all of us. Has trauma , loss or grief made it difficult to live the life you really want? How do you imagine your life changing or being more satisfying? My approach is respectful, encouraging and focused on growth. I'm trained in what are called "power therapies." EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and BSP (Brainspotting) have the potential to heal deeply, from within the brain and body, and create understanding and relief.
(805) 232-7368
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Ventura, CA 93001
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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.