Trauma and PTSD Therapists in West Sacramento, CA

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Araceli Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with dilemmas of abuse/neglect, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, intimate partner violence, substance use, abandonment, and life transitions.
Thinking of seeking therapy with a professional that can assist in providing suggestions on how to improve your daily living, decision making, relationships, and career choices? Do you want help with learning coping skills that can aid you with your anxiety, stress, and/or trauma? Or, just want someone to talk to that can remain neutral when sharing complex issues or mental health struggles?
I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with dilemmas of abuse/neglect, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, intimate partner violence, substance use, abandonment, and life transitions.
Thinking of seeking therapy with a professional that can assist in providing suggestions on how to improve your daily living, decision making, relationships, and career choices? Do you want help with learning coping skills that can aid you with your anxiety, stress, and/or trauma? Or, just want someone to talk to that can remain neutral when sharing complex issues or mental health struggles?
(916) 702-3458 View (916) 702-3458
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Tishawna Charee Mims
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Tishawna Mims, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) with the state of California. I have a great deal of experience working with youth and adults, providing individual and group therapy to patients within community agencies, on issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, and more. I have a passion for working with a diverse and multicultural population.
Hello! My name is Tishawna Mims, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) with the state of California. I have a great deal of experience working with youth and adults, providing individual and group therapy to patients within community agencies, on issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, and more. I have a passion for working with a diverse and multicultural population.
(323) 677-2901 View (323) 677-2901
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Araceli Hirtle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
I help women to better manage parenting, while maintaining her work/life balance. Is this you? Marriage and parenting are difficult. Often it is hard to find the energy to be patient, creative or loving. Do you struggle with solo parenting and feeling unseen? Do you want to feel more connected with your spouse? Do you want to feel like "you" again? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression and / or have experienced trauma but haven't "faced" it because "there is not enough time" or because you've "dealt with it this long", I get it and I can help you find the joy in your life again.
I help women to better manage parenting, while maintaining her work/life balance. Is this you? Marriage and parenting are difficult. Often it is hard to find the energy to be patient, creative or loving. Do you struggle with solo parenting and feeling unseen? Do you want to feel more connected with your spouse? Do you want to feel like "you" again? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression and / or have experienced trauma but haven't "faced" it because "there is not enough time" or because you've "dealt with it this long", I get it and I can help you find the joy in your life again.
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Jane Teixeira
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Hello and welcome! If you'd like to create more space for joy, connection, and calm in your life, I would love to work with you! I specialize in treating depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, body image issues, and perfectionism. I use a person-centered approach and mindfulness to help create a safe space for you to reflect on your relationship patterns and goals. I also like to infuse behavioral therapy techniques to help you hone in on concrete steps you can take to make active changes in your life. I hope to help you find more meaning, creativity, and joy in life.
Hello and welcome! If you'd like to create more space for joy, connection, and calm in your life, I would love to work with you! I specialize in treating depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, body image issues, and perfectionism. I use a person-centered approach and mindfulness to help create a safe space for you to reflect on your relationship patterns and goals. I also like to infuse behavioral therapy techniques to help you hone in on concrete steps you can take to make active changes in your life. I hope to help you find more meaning, creativity, and joy in life.
(916) 634-0156 View (916) 634-0156
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Deborah E Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, eating disorders, trauma recovery, sexual abuse recovery, OCD, depression, and couples therapy, I offer therapy groups, including: (1) Self-Discovery: Transforming the Shadow Within (2) Groups for those struggling with leaving spiritual organizations or having left, due to maltreatment.
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
I specialize in treating anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, eating disorders, trauma recovery, sexual abuse recovery, OCD, depression, and couples therapy, I offer therapy groups, including: (1) Self-Discovery: Transforming the Shadow Within (2) Groups for those struggling with leaving spiritual organizations or having left, due to maltreatment.
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
(916) 251-9983 View (916) 251-9983
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Holly Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691
If you are looking for relief from life’s difficulties, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to face life’s personal struggles and stressful situations alone. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties or other sensitive life transitions, therapy may be an effective solution. A compassionate therapist can offer you support and help you find your way through current life challenges. You’ve already begun a step towards relief and change simply by considering counseling. My goal is to be an understanding and trustworthy partner in the process of creating positive life changes.
If you are looking for relief from life’s difficulties, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to face life’s personal struggles and stressful situations alone. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties or other sensitive life transitions, therapy may be an effective solution. A compassionate therapist can offer you support and help you find your way through current life challenges. You’ve already begun a step towards relief and change simply by considering counseling. My goal is to be an understanding and trustworthy partner in the process of creating positive life changes.
(916) 512-8433 View (916) 512-8433
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Jackie MacNear
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691
I hold a safe, trauma informed,non-judgemental, inviting space where I will meet you where you are and we will work collaboratively to identify your strengths, values, goals and oppurtunities for growth.
As a fat, queer, neurodivergent disruptor of societal norms and systems, I hold a strength-based attachment focused framework that values and celebrates all genders, sexualities, bodies, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, family structures, religions, and socio-economic locations. I see these intersectionalities as a beautiful tapestry of personal empowerments which can become the foundation from which we work collectively to identify, address and dismantle systems of oppression. I believe humans shouldn’t be pathologized in a society designed to keep people sick and stuck.
I hold a safe, trauma informed,non-judgemental, inviting space where I will meet you where you are and we will work collaboratively to identify your strengths, values, goals and oppurtunities for growth.
As a fat, queer, neurodivergent disruptor of societal norms and systems, I hold a strength-based attachment focused framework that values and celebrates all genders, sexualities, bodies, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, family structures, religions, and socio-economic locations. I see these intersectionalities as a beautiful tapestry of personal empowerments which can become the foundation from which we work collectively to identify, address and dismantle systems of oppression. I believe humans shouldn’t be pathologized in a society designed to keep people sick and stuck.
(530) 451-0350 View (530) 451-0350
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Hailey Palos
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605
In your life as a first responder (leo, fire, ems, dispatch, nurse, doctor, etc), first responder spouse, helping professional, postpartum parent, trauma survivor (including birth trauma), within pregnancy or as an individual living with a chronic illness; you deserve to feel hopeful, encouraged, unburdened, and balanced in all areas of your life. Whether you’ve been to therapy before or this is brand new, I know this can be uncomfortable or a point of hope when connecting with the right therapist where long-lasting change becomes possible.
In your life as a first responder (leo, fire, ems, dispatch, nurse, doctor, etc), first responder spouse, helping professional, postpartum parent, trauma survivor (including birth trauma), within pregnancy or as an individual living with a chronic illness; you deserve to feel hopeful, encouraged, unburdened, and balanced in all areas of your life. Whether you’ve been to therapy before or this is brand new, I know this can be uncomfortable or a point of hope when connecting with the right therapist where long-lasting change becomes possible.
(916) 299-6287 View (916) 299-6287
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Christian A. Latino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691  (Online Only)
I offer a holistic, whole-person approach to therapy influenced by Yoga and Buddhism. This means I see mental health obstacles as opportunities for personal growth and am mostly present and future-focused. My goal is to create calm, confidence, and happiness derived from within. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and cultural concerns, amongst others. I have a 2-years’ specialization with the undocumented community, and have experience with individuals recovering from homelessness, older adults, adults, and college students. My practice is currently telehealth and cash only.
I offer a holistic, whole-person approach to therapy influenced by Yoga and Buddhism. This means I see mental health obstacles as opportunities for personal growth and am mostly present and future-focused. My goal is to create calm, confidence, and happiness derived from within. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and cultural concerns, amongst others. I have a 2-years’ specialization with the undocumented community, and have experience with individuals recovering from homelessness, older adults, adults, and college students. My practice is currently telehealth and cash only.
(279) 240-7400 View (279) 240-7400
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Horizon Counseling Center Group Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MFT, Trainee
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
(916) 347-4472 View (916) 347-4472
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Sade Jordan Morgan-Wesley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
My approach is holistic and person-centered, drawing from a blend of trauma-informed care and evidence-based interventions.
I am truly passionate about mental health and committed to helping individuals from all walks of life, with a special focus on serving the diverse LGBTQIA+ community. Understanding the unique challenges and experiences that individuals in this community may face is at the core of my practice. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming space where people can heal and find solace in their journey towards personal growth. I firmly believe that everyone deserves a supportive environment where they can overcome obstacles and navigate life's transitions.
My approach is holistic and person-centered, drawing from a blend of trauma-informed care and evidence-based interventions.
I am truly passionate about mental health and committed to helping individuals from all walks of life, with a special focus on serving the diverse LGBTQIA+ community. Understanding the unique challenges and experiences that individuals in this community may face is at the core of my practice. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming space where people can heal and find solace in their journey towards personal growth. I firmly believe that everyone deserves a supportive environment where they can overcome obstacles and navigate life's transitions.
(279) 400-1247 x805 View (279) 400-1247 x805
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Mariah Magana
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691  (Online Only)
It is my aim to treat each client uniquely and to compassionately work with a wide range of issues including low self-esteem, trauma, anger management, grief, interpersonal relationships, parenting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation.
I provide a unique, holistic, and intuitive approach to therapy. It’s my goal to embody authenticity, warmth, and nurture while creating a safe and non-judgemental space that will effect change and healing. It’s my mission to help you understand where the patterns and behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself and the world now. We will work to rewire thought and behavioral patterns from the root so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, and joy.
It is my aim to treat each client uniquely and to compassionately work with a wide range of issues including low self-esteem, trauma, anger management, grief, interpersonal relationships, parenting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation.
I provide a unique, holistic, and intuitive approach to therapy. It’s my goal to embody authenticity, warmth, and nurture while creating a safe and non-judgemental space that will effect change and healing. It’s my mission to help you understand where the patterns and behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself and the world now. We will work to rewire thought and behavioral patterns from the root so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, and joy.
(916) 866-8705 x803 View (916) 866-8705 x803
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Rachel Land-Bills
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Are you feeling stressed, frustrated or unhappy? Have you experienced overwhelming situations and feel like you've lost part of yourself? The discomfort of uncertainty can become almost unbearable, leaving you unable to figure out what comes next. You’re seeking support to help you feel okay again. I get it. But we all have the inner capacity to process trauma, heal from loss, and discover our truth. Therapy is a safe space for you to feel seen, heard & understood. You deserve to feel grounded and empowered. Insight and understanding of your mind-body-spirit connections are key components toward acceptance and change.
Are you feeling stressed, frustrated or unhappy? Have you experienced overwhelming situations and feel like you've lost part of yourself? The discomfort of uncertainty can become almost unbearable, leaving you unable to figure out what comes next. You’re seeking support to help you feel okay again. I get it. But we all have the inner capacity to process trauma, heal from loss, and discover our truth. Therapy is a safe space for you to feel seen, heard & understood. You deserve to feel grounded and empowered. Insight and understanding of your mind-body-spirit connections are key components toward acceptance and change.
(916) 269-5420 View (916) 269-5420
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Jesus Leyva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
Leyva served multicultural clients presenting with a variety of concerns, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, addiction, stress, and relational issues.
Dr. Jesus Leyva is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the state of California. Dr. Leyva provides psychological testing and psychotherapy services via Telehealth.
Leyva served multicultural clients presenting with a variety of concerns, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, addiction, stress, and relational issues.
Dr. Jesus Leyva is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the state of California. Dr. Leyva provides psychological testing and psychotherapy services via Telehealth.
(279) 348-2335 View (279) 348-2335
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Mandisa Pittmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691  (Online Only)
Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you will have. Experiencing intense emotions, fearfulness or being easily triggered can get in the way of having meaningful relationships with yourself and others. Fear, reactivity, anxiety, panic, unhealthy communication patterns, worry and sadness, can be a result of negative experiences or trauma which can create challenges to living the life you want. Therapy can help to improve your quality of life by uncovering underlying issues, strengthening relational skills and learning strategies to cope with triggers.
Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you will have. Experiencing intense emotions, fearfulness or being easily triggered can get in the way of having meaningful relationships with yourself and others. Fear, reactivity, anxiety, panic, unhealthy communication patterns, worry and sadness, can be a result of negative experiences or trauma which can create challenges to living the life you want. Therapy can help to improve your quality of life by uncovering underlying issues, strengthening relational skills and learning strategies to cope with triggers.
(530) 641-9615 View (530) 641-9615
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Natalie Silverman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Hi! I’m Natalie, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my master's from Antioch University, Los Angeles and have been practicing for 7 years. My main focus is helping adults from the age ranges of 18-elder struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, and feeling stuck/grief become the best versions of themselves. I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma related to their relationships, family or work. I enjoy working with adults in all age ranges.
Hi! I’m Natalie, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my master's from Antioch University, Los Angeles and have been practicing for 7 years. My main focus is helping adults from the age ranges of 18-elder struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, and feeling stuck/grief become the best versions of themselves. I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma related to their relationships, family or work. I enjoy working with adults in all age ranges.
(562) 662-3819 View (562) 662-3819
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Sonya Rai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
My special interests are sexual health, intimacy, gender identity, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, stress management, depression, women's issues, trauma, substance abuse, gender identity, and low sexual desire.
My path into mental health was inspired by my desire to help others achieve a life of fulfillment and balance. I learned that sexuality, gender identity, self expression and relationship intelligence are importance concepts when identifying individual life satisfaction. These topics can often times be taboo to discuss in our society, leading to feelings of guilt/shame, increased isolation and loneliness. My goal is to normalize these conversations and therapy.
My special interests are sexual health, intimacy, gender identity, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, stress management, depression, women's issues, trauma, substance abuse, gender identity, and low sexual desire.
My path into mental health was inspired by my desire to help others achieve a life of fulfillment and balance. I learned that sexuality, gender identity, self expression and relationship intelligence are importance concepts when identifying individual life satisfaction. These topics can often times be taboo to discuss in our society, leading to feelings of guilt/shame, increased isolation and loneliness. My goal is to normalize these conversations and therapy.
(818) 717-7098 View (818) 717-7098
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Angela Fuller
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Welcome! I work at Horizon Counseling Center as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist under the supervision of Ashley Barnes-Brown CA12766. In my practice, I employ Brainspotting, a trauma-informed therapeutic approach, to help unearth and explore thoughts, emotions, and sensations that may have been unintentionally suppressed or concealed. I also integrate Internal Family Systems therapy, which emphasizes the presence of various aspects within ourselves. According to this framework, there are no inherently "negative" parts, and the therapeutic objective is to assist these parts in discovering their more balanced functions.
Welcome! I work at Horizon Counseling Center as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist under the supervision of Ashley Barnes-Brown CA12766. In my practice, I employ Brainspotting, a trauma-informed therapeutic approach, to help unearth and explore thoughts, emotions, and sensations that may have been unintentionally suppressed or concealed. I also integrate Internal Family Systems therapy, which emphasizes the presence of various aspects within ourselves. According to this framework, there are no inherently "negative" parts, and the therapeutic objective is to assist these parts in discovering their more balanced functions.
(279) 400-1348 View (279) 400-1348
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Megan E Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605
I can help you with anxiety, relationship difficulty, loss and trauma (divorce, grief, aging, abuse, injury, illness); parenting; eating disorders.
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
I can help you with anxiety, relationship difficulty, loss and trauma (divorce, grief, aging, abuse, injury, illness); parenting; eating disorders.
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
(530) 631-3252 View (530) 631-3252
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Micaela Marie Van Dine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605
I also utilize Narrative Therapy for work with trauma victims, play therapy with children, and experiential therapy certain individuals.
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
I also utilize Narrative Therapy for work with trauma victims, play therapy with children, and experiential therapy certain individuals.
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
(916) 507-1817 View (916) 507-1817

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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.