Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Winters, CA

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aundriea Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
Hello! My name is Aundriea Evans, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I know that change is the one part of life that will always be constant and unavoidable. My goal is to help individuals get through emotionally demanding or overwhelming life changes such arrival of a new baby, parenting, moving away from home, adjustment to college or the workplace, empty nesting, divorce, separation, job loss, career changes, financial gain or loss, serious illness or disability of self or a loved one, issues with confidence and self-esteem, death of a loved one, adjusting to sobriety, experiencing a trauma
Hello! My name is Aundriea Evans, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I know that change is the one part of life that will always be constant and unavoidable. My goal is to help individuals get through emotionally demanding or overwhelming life changes such arrival of a new baby, parenting, moving away from home, adjustment to college or the workplace, empty nesting, divorce, separation, job loss, career changes, financial gain or loss, serious illness or disability of self or a loved one, issues with confidence and self-esteem, death of a loved one, adjusting to sobriety, experiencing a trauma
(530) 607-6708 View (530) 607-6708
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Cathy G Neuhauser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
My psychotherapy practice is built around helping people create significant changes in the way they are able to live their lives. Those who have been challenged by the experience of becoming parents of a difficult child, those who have had their lives disrupted by trauma, those struggling with food issues, and those who desire to deepen their understanding of themselves are among the people who will find a welcoming space in my office to slow down and reflect. I believe that living a mindful and aware life is a true blessing.
My psychotherapy practice is built around helping people create significant changes in the way they are able to live their lives. Those who have been challenged by the experience of becoming parents of a difficult child, those who have had their lives disrupted by trauma, those struggling with food issues, and those who desire to deepen their understanding of themselves are among the people who will find a welcoming space in my office to slow down and reflect. I believe that living a mindful and aware life is a true blessing.
(530) 723-1438 View (530) 723-1438
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Erik Tootell
Psychologist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
I am dually licensed as an MFT and a Psychologist. I am also a hypnotherapist. I treat many conditions. Depression, Anxiety and PTSD for example. I believe that the therapeutic connection is essential; I respect my youngers as well as my elders. However, I believe that what differentiates a psychotherapist from a paid friend is a mastery of the unconcious. I therefore include in my practice methods that tap into a person's inner knowledge of self: EMDR, Natural Processing, hypnosis, inner child work and Gestalt dreamwork. I see the unconcious as the last frontier, and we are pioneers!
I am dually licensed as an MFT and a Psychologist. I am also a hypnotherapist. I treat many conditions. Depression, Anxiety and PTSD for example. I believe that the therapeutic connection is essential; I respect my youngers as well as my elders. However, I believe that what differentiates a psychotherapist from a paid friend is a mastery of the unconcious. I therefore include in my practice methods that tap into a person's inner knowledge of self: EMDR, Natural Processing, hypnosis, inner child work and Gestalt dreamwork. I see the unconcious as the last frontier, and we are pioneers!
(530) 419-5190 View (530) 419-5190
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Erica Joy McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winters, CA 95694
Waitlist for new clients
A favorite quote of mine is, "The truth always happens." Too often, our present truth is filled with suffering and anxiety. But we can shape our truth, to better cope with disorder or overcome pain and trauma. The therapeutic process provides insight into behaviors and actions that allows for growth in self and relationships. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, helping clients and families to understand a range of behaviors and disorders. Working together, clients learn to recognize feelings, relate them to behaviors, and develop tools to recreate their own truth.
A favorite quote of mine is, "The truth always happens." Too often, our present truth is filled with suffering and anxiety. But we can shape our truth, to better cope with disorder or overcome pain and trauma. The therapeutic process provides insight into behaviors and actions that allows for growth in self and relationships. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of all backgrounds, helping clients and families to understand a range of behaviors and disorders. Working together, clients learn to recognize feelings, relate them to behaviors, and develop tools to recreate their own truth.
(530) 746-8387 View (530) 746-8387
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Anni M Schairer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
Not accepting new clients
My specialties are: Trauma, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Anxiety & Depression, and Sexuality.
I work with adults of all genders and sexualities in individual, couple, and group settings. I believe that any symptoms or behaviors currently bothering you served a purpose at one time; if they have ceased to be useful, together we can find ways to reduce or eliminate them. I draw most heavily from somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies. I specialize in brief, focused work but can engage in longer term work, if this is more appropriate for your concerns.
My specialties are: Trauma, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Anxiety & Depression, and Sexuality.
I work with adults of all genders and sexualities in individual, couple, and group settings. I believe that any symptoms or behaviors currently bothering you served a purpose at one time; if they have ceased to be useful, together we can find ways to reduce or eliminate them. I draw most heavily from somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies. I specialize in brief, focused work but can engage in longer term work, if this is more appropriate for your concerns.
(530) 341-2593 View (530) 341-2593
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Maureen Finn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
My name is Maureen Finn and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping individuals create desired change in their lives while developing self-compassion and self-acceptance. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, women's issues, eating disorders, and trauma. The common theoretical approaches I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting, Attachment-Based, Person-Centered, Family Systems, and Trauma Focused.
My name is Maureen Finn and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping individuals create desired change in their lives while developing self-compassion and self-acceptance. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, women's issues, eating disorders, and trauma. The common theoretical approaches I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting, Attachment-Based, Person-Centered, Family Systems, and Trauma Focused.
(442) 300-3002 View (442) 300-3002
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Aarti Subramaniam
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Winters, CA 95694
I draw from various modalities depending on client needs. I find experiential techniques especially useful to identify and locate emotions that are at work in your mind and body in the here and now. We can work across the developmental and mind-body spectrum of experience, from understanding our own nervous system and stress response to what we do with our emotions. What are the feedback loops that put more pressure on us and create more stress? When we find that patterns that were adaptive at one time are not as useful any more, we can move toward change for healthier ways of being and relating.
I draw from various modalities depending on client needs. I find experiential techniques especially useful to identify and locate emotions that are at work in your mind and body in the here and now. We can work across the developmental and mind-body spectrum of experience, from understanding our own nervous system and stress response to what we do with our emotions. What are the feedback loops that put more pressure on us and create more stress? When we find that patterns that were adaptive at one time are not as useful any more, we can move toward change for healthier ways of being and relating.
(530) 287-8277 View (530) 287-8277

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Stephen Tessler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dixon, CA 95620
In my practice our work together is candid, compassionate and confidential to support your goals, healing and emotional well being. My psychotherapeutic work is with adolescents, children and adults; anxiety, depression and trauma; self defeating behaviors and problems that affect your or loved one's personal, school, work and family life.
In my practice our work together is candid, compassionate and confidential to support your goals, healing and emotional well being. My psychotherapeutic work is with adolescents, children and adults; anxiety, depression and trauma; self defeating behaviors and problems that affect your or loved one's personal, school, work and family life.
(530) 419-6086 View (530) 419-6086
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Linda Hendricks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixon, CA 95620
Is something in your life not quite working the way you would like? Are you feeling stuck? It can often be helpful to talk though some of the issues we are struggling with in a therapeutic relationship that feels understanding, safe, and compassionate. Human beings aren't meant to "go it alone". In fact, feeling alone is inherently traumatizing itself. I have been licensed for over 20 years, working with individuals, couples, and families to heal their relationships, and to overcome trauma, depression, and addictions.
Is something in your life not quite working the way you would like? Are you feeling stuck? It can often be helpful to talk though some of the issues we are struggling with in a therapeutic relationship that feels understanding, safe, and compassionate. Human beings aren't meant to "go it alone". In fact, feeling alone is inherently traumatizing itself. I have been licensed for over 20 years, working with individuals, couples, and families to heal their relationships, and to overcome trauma, depression, and addictions.
(530) 723-6906 View (530) 723-6906
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Kristina Cook
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688
Whether you have experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety, depression, abuse, emotional neglect, or challenges surrounding sport performance, my goal is to provide an environment of encouragement, compassion and understanding to help each of my clients attain the growth and changes they want to achieve.
Brainspotting • EMDR • Sometimes we reach a season of life that we need a little help navigating, and the good news is that you do not have to do it alone. I wholeheartedly believe, "when needing compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles," Brene Brown. I work with a wide scope of clients who have experienced low self-esteem, phobias, trauma, abuse, sexual violence and assault, challenges with sports performance/blocks and injury, codependence, academic or performance anxiety and depression.
Whether you have experienced trauma, struggle with anxiety, depression, abuse, emotional neglect, or challenges surrounding sport performance, my goal is to provide an environment of encouragement, compassion and understanding to help each of my clients attain the growth and changes they want to achieve.
Brainspotting • EMDR • Sometimes we reach a season of life that we need a little help navigating, and the good news is that you do not have to do it alone. I wholeheartedly believe, "when needing compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles," Brene Brown. I work with a wide scope of clients who have experienced low self-esteem, phobias, trauma, abuse, sexual violence and assault, challenges with sports performance/blocks and injury, codependence, academic or performance anxiety and depression.
(707) 675-1571 View (707) 675-1571
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Faith Matter-Kratzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixon, CA 95620
My training specializations have included trauma-focused CBT, as well as neurologically informed trauma therapy using art with children and adolescents, grief/bereavement work with all populations.
Welcome, I appreciate your interest in exploring the options of my practice. As a registered Art Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist my approach tends to be interactive. I value a strength-based perspective with clients that focuses on identifying and building strengths as a means to achieve your goals, especially approaches to well being and happiness. I often use solution-focused and narrative approaches that include skill building through cognitive-behavioral techniques. I provide a variety of modalities to address clients' needs which includes art therapy groups for teens and adults as means of support and expression.
My training specializations have included trauma-focused CBT, as well as neurologically informed trauma therapy using art with children and adolescents, grief/bereavement work with all populations.
Welcome, I appreciate your interest in exploring the options of my practice. As a registered Art Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist my approach tends to be interactive. I value a strength-based perspective with clients that focuses on identifying and building strengths as a means to achieve your goals, especially approaches to well being and happiness. I often use solution-focused and narrative approaches that include skill building through cognitive-behavioral techniques. I provide a variety of modalities to address clients' needs which includes art therapy groups for teens and adults as means of support and expression.
(707) 207-8489 View (707) 207-8489
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Díaz Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dixon, CA 95620
The modalities that I specialize in are CBT, family therapy, trauma and grief therapy, and motivational interviewing.
My name is Liliana, I am a California Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for 6 years. I graduated in 2016 from University of Phoenix with a Masters of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults. My focus is to support clients with stressors that might include academics, communication, family issues, acculturation, etc. I am fluent in Spanish. Mi nombre es Liliana, soy terapeuta con licencia para practicar y proveer servicios de salud mental en el estado de California. Comuníquese conmigo si tiene preguntas.
The modalities that I specialize in are CBT, family therapy, trauma and grief therapy, and motivational interviewing.
My name is Liliana, I am a California Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for 6 years. I graduated in 2016 from University of Phoenix with a Masters of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults. My focus is to support clients with stressors that might include academics, communication, family issues, acculturation, etc. I am fluent in Spanish. Mi nombre es Liliana, soy terapeuta con licencia para practicar y proveer servicios de salud mental en el estado de California. Comuníquese conmigo si tiene preguntas.
(707) 979-6351 View (707) 979-6351
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Second Wind Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixon, CA 95620
Our hours expanded and we are now accepting new clients for morning, afternoon and evening appointments! Brainspotting • EMDR • Adults • Teens • A safe place to discover past roots to your struggles, heal emotional wounds, and move into your future with confidence. Our services focus on providing individual psychotherapy, Brainspotting, & EMDR to adults and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, relational issues, low self-esteem, codependency, prenatal/postpartum, sports related challenges, or have experienced trauma. Your mental wellbeing is our highest priority, and we're here to walk this path of healing with you.
Our hours expanded and we are now accepting new clients for morning, afternoon and evening appointments! Brainspotting • EMDR • Adults • Teens • A safe place to discover past roots to your struggles, heal emotional wounds, and move into your future with confidence. Our services focus on providing individual psychotherapy, Brainspotting, & EMDR to adults and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, relational issues, low self-esteem, codependency, prenatal/postpartum, sports related challenges, or have experienced trauma. Your mental wellbeing is our highest priority, and we're here to walk this path of healing with you.
(707) 314-5860 View (707) 314-5860
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Michael J Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Veteran, CCTP
Verified Verified
Dixon, CA 95620  (Online Only)
Albert Einstein once said; "Out of clutter, find simplicity, from discord, find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." I strongly believe that no matter if we are trying to navigate through depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other issues that cause clutter, discord and/or difficulty in our lives, it can be simplified, we can be harmonized, and it can provide opportunities to live our best lives by managing our struggles in a way that allow us to rediscover who we are, our strengths, our abilities, and to regain our independence without our struggles dominating our lives, and our relationships.
Albert Einstein once said; "Out of clutter, find simplicity, from discord, find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." I strongly believe that no matter if we are trying to navigate through depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other issues that cause clutter, discord and/or difficulty in our lives, it can be simplified, we can be harmonized, and it can provide opportunities to live our best lives by managing our struggles in a way that allow us to rediscover who we are, our strengths, our abilities, and to regain our independence without our struggles dominating our lives, and our relationships.
(707) 940-4717 View (707) 940-4717
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My Niche Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
I have extensive knowledge in Trauma focused treatment, Moral Recognation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing.
My focus is to assist each client fulfill their therapeutic goals at a pace that they are comfortable with. Each person's circumstances are unique. I want your experience to be educational and helpful for you to come to an understanding of the events that are causing you distress. Some things take longer than others and the length of treatment may differ for one individual to the next. At our first meeting we will set a course that's flexible depending on your needs.
I have extensive knowledge in Trauma focused treatment, Moral Recognation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing.
My focus is to assist each client fulfill their therapeutic goals at a pace that they are comfortable with. Each person's circumstances are unique. I want your experience to be educational and helpful for you to come to an understanding of the events that are causing you distress. Some things take longer than others and the length of treatment may differ for one individual to the next. At our first meeting we will set a course that's flexible depending on your needs.
(707) 475-3203 View (707) 475-3203
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Jared Cozen
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of people and a broad range of issues including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, relationship issues, phobias, panic, navigating early adulthood, and coping with life transitions.
I have 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of people and a broad range of issues including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, relationship issues, phobias, panic, navigating early adulthood, and coping with life transitions.
(510) 216-1571 View (510) 216-1571
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Lauren Funiestas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vacaville, CA 95688  (Online Only)
It is common to have self-doubt, low self worth and you may even experience suicidal thoughts or have a history of self harm after experiencing trauma.
Do you identify as an Asian, Pacific Islander or Filipino woman or mother? Have you experienced sexual trauma or abusive relationships that left you with feelings of sadness, anger, resentment or guilt making it difficult for you to "move on"? Are you at a point in your life where you want to stop people pleasing and have a healthier relationship with your Self? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for a therapist who understands the nuances of growing up in an Asian American household, you’ve come to the right place. I can help you process and better understand why you might be feeling so down or misunderstood.
It is common to have self-doubt, low self worth and you may even experience suicidal thoughts or have a history of self harm after experiencing trauma.
Do you identify as an Asian, Pacific Islander or Filipino woman or mother? Have you experienced sexual trauma or abusive relationships that left you with feelings of sadness, anger, resentment or guilt making it difficult for you to "move on"? Are you at a point in your life where you want to stop people pleasing and have a healthier relationship with your Self? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for a therapist who understands the nuances of growing up in an Asian American household, you’ve come to the right place. I can help you process and better understand why you might be feeling so down or misunderstood.
(707) 238-7072 View (707) 238-7072
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Kevin Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixon, CA 95620
Intensive EMDR therapy can help you heal from trauma or other difficult experiences by helping you reduce these problems that are associated with trauma, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety.
Attention Teens and Adults: Have you experienced a traumatic event that you're still struggling to cope with? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, like it's taking over your life? Are you having trouble sleeping, eating or concentrating because of stress? Do you feel anxious all the time, even about things that shouldn't be a big deal? Do you have panic attacks or other physical symptoms of anxiety? Do you avoid social situations or activities because of anxiety? Have you been feeling down or hopeless for more than two weeks? Do you have trouble enjoying things you used to like?
Intensive EMDR therapy can help you heal from trauma or other difficult experiences by helping you reduce these problems that are associated with trauma, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety.
Attention Teens and Adults: Have you experienced a traumatic event that you're still struggling to cope with? Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, like it's taking over your life? Are you having trouble sleeping, eating or concentrating because of stress? Do you feel anxious all the time, even about things that shouldn't be a big deal? Do you have panic attacks or other physical symptoms of anxiety? Do you avoid social situations or activities because of anxiety? Have you been feeling down or hopeless for more than two weeks? Do you have trouble enjoying things you used to like?
(707) 452-3986 View (707) 452-3986
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Theresa L Cicchetto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixon, CA 95620
With my experience and training in trauma we can work together to to addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma in your life.
Have you suffered a life changing event, possibly a traumatic event? Do you have unwanted memories flooding your thoughts? Or just can not get back on track? Are you on edge and feel like life will never be the same? You have the power to put this behind you! You can live a fulfilled life focusing on what is important to you. With some direction, and your own inner strength (YES, you have inner strength) you can regain your confidence and take charge of your life. I look forward to seeing you grow to be your best you. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly”- proverb
With my experience and training in trauma we can work together to to addressing anxiety, depression, and trauma in your life.
Have you suffered a life changing event, possibly a traumatic event? Do you have unwanted memories flooding your thoughts? Or just can not get back on track? Are you on edge and feel like life will never be the same? You have the power to put this behind you! You can live a fulfilled life focusing on what is important to you. With some direction, and your own inner strength (YES, you have inner strength) you can regain your confidence and take charge of your life. I look forward to seeing you grow to be your best you. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly”- proverb
(707) 820-2387 View (707) 820-2387
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Tim Willison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, CADC
Verified Verified
Dixon, CA 95620
I help people find wholeness, vitality, satisfaction, and contentment. With humor and compassion I can help guide you through the obstacles that keep you from having the life you deserve. Left untreated,old pain, trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction can drain the pleasure and beauty from living. Working together, we can restore the colors of life.
I help people find wholeness, vitality, satisfaction, and contentment. With humor and compassion I can help guide you through the obstacles that keep you from having the life you deserve. Left untreated,old pain, trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction can drain the pleasure and beauty from living. Working together, we can restore the colors of life.
(530) 508-6918 View (530) 508-6918

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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.