Trauma and PTSD Therapists in East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO

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Justin Griepentrog
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Over the years I've grown from a highly trained neuropsychotherapy trauma-model, into one that always starts with a Rogerian approach - one that's personable, real, and authentic.
Change is hard. Growing into the best version of yourself is worth it. I've been practicing for over 20 years and have grown to believe kindness and authenticity are the key to helping people get unstuck. I've worked with clients all over the world as a trauma and relationship specialist. I think it's an honor to help people when they need it most. I love the mentality of Kintsugi, the idea that our vulnerabilities (and sometimes scars) are what make us the most beautiful and unique. Everyone deserves love, however that looks.
Over the years I've grown from a highly trained neuropsychotherapy trauma-model, into one that always starts with a Rogerian approach - one that's personable, real, and authentic.
Change is hard. Growing into the best version of yourself is worth it. I've been practicing for over 20 years and have grown to believe kindness and authenticity are the key to helping people get unstuck. I've worked with clients all over the world as a trauma and relationship specialist. I think it's an honor to help people when they need it most. I love the mentality of Kintsugi, the idea that our vulnerabilities (and sometimes scars) are what make us the most beautiful and unique. Everyone deserves love, however that looks.
(720) 597-8393 View (720) 597-8393
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Awakening Hope, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
My name is Diana Chavez. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified in EMDR. I am bilingual and specialize in trauma informed, CBT, and client centered approaches.
My name is Diana Chavez. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified in EMDR. I am bilingual and specialize in trauma informed, CBT, and client centered approaches.
(720) 538-9819 View (720) 538-9819
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Keith Long, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, adults and adolescents.I can assist you if you are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, distressed in relationships, dealing with, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss or life transitions. My style is collaborative and strength-based focusing on personal accomplishments. I make use of person-centered, cognitive, and brief solution-focused therapy to identify causes contributing to problems in emotions, behaviors, and relationships. This approach helps clients to find solutions to their most concerning personal issues.
I have over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, adults and adolescents.I can assist you if you are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, distressed in relationships, dealing with, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss or life transitions. My style is collaborative and strength-based focusing on personal accomplishments. I make use of person-centered, cognitive, and brief solution-focused therapy to identify causes contributing to problems in emotions, behaviors, and relationships. This approach helps clients to find solutions to their most concerning personal issues.
(303) 816-3268 View (303) 816-3268
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Grant Kobayashi-Hinds
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
My passion for counseling has always stemmed from believing in people and the possibility for meaningful change. As your counselor, I feel my purpose is to meet everyone where they are right here and right now. How I work on achieving this by providing an open, safe and supportive atmosphere to work with you. Let’s collaborate through a proper therapeutic alliance to find the tools necessary to achieve your goals and a better quality of life. I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships.
My passion for counseling has always stemmed from believing in people and the possibility for meaningful change. As your counselor, I feel my purpose is to meet everyone where they are right here and right now. How I work on achieving this by providing an open, safe and supportive atmosphere to work with you. Let’s collaborate through a proper therapeutic alliance to find the tools necessary to achieve your goals and a better quality of life. I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships.
(740) 217-4702 View (740) 217-4702
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Amanda L Wentz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Much of my clinical experience has focused on treating adolescents and young adults impacted by trauma or ongoing, severe mental health conditions.
My job as a therapist is to make space for your stories, your values, and your authentic self. I have over a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults from a wide array of backgrounds and specialize in working with individuals contending with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal ideation. Multiple treatment modalities inform my practice, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I strongly believe, though, that the therapeutic relationship is the greatest predictor of progress.
Much of my clinical experience has focused on treating adolescents and young adults impacted by trauma or ongoing, severe mental health conditions.
My job as a therapist is to make space for your stories, your values, and your authentic self. I have over a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults from a wide array of backgrounds and specialize in working with individuals contending with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal ideation. Multiple treatment modalities inform my practice, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I strongly believe, though, that the therapeutic relationship is the greatest predictor of progress.
(833) 843-0564 View (833) 843-0564
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Jessie Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have clinical experience counseling adults and adolescents, and in facilitating groups. My training includes providing strengths-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of backgrounds, diagnoses, and treatment goals with a particular passion and specialty for trauma healing. My goal is always to guide my clients toward what they want to achieve. I believe that we are all experts of ourselves so my role is to guide you toward healing while honoring your personal values!
I have clinical experience counseling adults and adolescents, and in facilitating groups. My training includes providing strengths-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of backgrounds, diagnoses, and treatment goals with a particular passion and specialty for trauma healing. My goal is always to guide my clients toward what they want to achieve. I believe that we are all experts of ourselves so my role is to guide you toward healing while honoring your personal values!
(720) 613-9797 View (720) 613-9797
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New Life Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Specializing in relationships, individual and couples' counseling, domestic violence, and Post-Traumatic Stress stemming from traumatic incidents, I offer a distinctive approach to achieving lasting relief from PTSD and related disorders swiftly.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or trauma's aftermath? You're not alone. I offer empathetic counseling in a safe, non-judgmental space and help you gain tools to overcome obstacles, regain control, and move toward the life you desire. I'm your catalyst for positive change, fostering self-esteem, personal growth, and emotional healing. No matter the hurdles, you can overcome them. Let's embark on this journey together!
Specializing in relationships, individual and couples' counseling, domestic violence, and Post-Traumatic Stress stemming from traumatic incidents, I offer a distinctive approach to achieving lasting relief from PTSD and related disorders swiftly.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or trauma's aftermath? You're not alone. I offer empathetic counseling in a safe, non-judgmental space and help you gain tools to overcome obstacles, regain control, and move toward the life you desire. I'm your catalyst for positive change, fostering self-esteem, personal growth, and emotional healing. No matter the hurdles, you can overcome them. Let's embark on this journey together!
(720) 466-2919 View (720) 466-2919
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Iris (Tun) Cartwright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
Life is full of inevitable difficulties, and how you approach them matters. In sessions, I work to provide a supportive environment where you can feel safe to untangle your thoughts and feelings. As I work alongside you, I aim to use feedback, honesty, compassion, empathy, and humor to help you find healing and a better understanding of yourself. I apply my cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create my own unique philosophy in helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness.
Life is full of inevitable difficulties, and how you approach them matters. In sessions, I work to provide a supportive environment where you can feel safe to untangle your thoughts and feelings. As I work alongside you, I aim to use feedback, honesty, compassion, empathy, and humor to help you find healing and a better understanding of yourself. I apply my cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create my own unique philosophy in helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness.
(720) 347-8559 View (720) 347-8559
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Jennifer Bugg Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Let's focus on your strengths to create the life you want to be living! No matter what ails you: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma... even simpler things, such as relationships, work stress, or finding a more meaningful life... I can provide education, emotional skills, coping strategies, and a compassionate ear. As a CBT and ACT therapist, I use therapy and skill building, looking at the interplay between our beliefs and ideas, our experiences and environment, and our values and choices in life. I also address biopsychological concerns such as sleep, neuropsychological functioning, breathing, and fight or flight responses.
Let's focus on your strengths to create the life you want to be living! No matter what ails you: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma... even simpler things, such as relationships, work stress, or finding a more meaningful life... I can provide education, emotional skills, coping strategies, and a compassionate ear. As a CBT and ACT therapist, I use therapy and skill building, looking at the interplay between our beliefs and ideas, our experiences and environment, and our values and choices in life. I also address biopsychological concerns such as sleep, neuropsychological functioning, breathing, and fight or flight responses.
(720) 575-3268 View (720) 575-3268
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Lori Morse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Do you or a loved one struggle with trauma, grief/loss, depression/anxiety, or disturbing memories? I would be honored to join with you on your journey toward healing by together, developing a deeper awareness of life’s issues, guide you into your body with awareness and kindness, teach how to be mindful and live in the present moment, establish effective coping skills, and move beyond all forms of trauma. I would love the opportunity to show you how strength based holistic counseling, neurofeedback, somatic therapy and EMDR, can help remove barriers to healing and move towards Inner Peace. The power of healing lies from within.
Do you or a loved one struggle with trauma, grief/loss, depression/anxiety, or disturbing memories? I would be honored to join with you on your journey toward healing by together, developing a deeper awareness of life’s issues, guide you into your body with awareness and kindness, teach how to be mindful and live in the present moment, establish effective coping skills, and move beyond all forms of trauma. I would love the opportunity to show you how strength based holistic counseling, neurofeedback, somatic therapy and EMDR, can help remove barriers to healing and move towards Inner Peace. The power of healing lies from within.
(303) 647-9312 View (303) 647-9312
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Noëlle Fellman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
I work a great deal with people who suffer with anxiety, trauma, as well as those who are grieving deeply.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been practicing for over 25 years. In my experience, those seeking therapy are looking for answers for how better to navigate their lives to ease emotional pain and find fulfillment within their lives. I believe that life's hurts primarily occur in relation to others and that healing often comes through relationship as well, sometimes by seeking a professional's guidance. You may discover that having someone walk alongside you in your journey for a time, acting as a witness to your stories, is an invaluable gift.
I work a great deal with people who suffer with anxiety, trauma, as well as those who are grieving deeply.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been practicing for over 25 years. In my experience, those seeking therapy are looking for answers for how better to navigate their lives to ease emotional pain and find fulfillment within their lives. I believe that life's hurts primarily occur in relation to others and that healing often comes through relationship as well, sometimes by seeking a professional's guidance. You may discover that having someone walk alongside you in your journey for a time, acting as a witness to your stories, is an invaluable gift.
(720) 613-2926 View (720) 613-2926
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Alejandro (Alex) Castro Croy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAC, LPC, EMDR-C, CHT
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
I specialize in working with diverse clients who struggle with trauma, addiction, anger and anxiety. . My experience working with various clients that want to process trauma and addiction from a Jungian/Depth psychology perspective. Incorporate somatic, art, music, and experiential interventions that promote trauma healing and recovery. Aside from individual level interventions, I also offer EMDR consultation and training to empower other clinicians that desire apply these interventions with clients.
I specialize in working with diverse clients who struggle with trauma, addiction, anger and anxiety. . My experience working with various clients that want to process trauma and addiction from a Jungian/Depth psychology perspective. Incorporate somatic, art, music, and experiential interventions that promote trauma healing and recovery. Aside from individual level interventions, I also offer EMDR consultation and training to empower other clinicians that desire apply these interventions with clients.
(720) 594-6746 View (720) 594-6746
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Diem Phan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
I am a Licensed Psychologist with significant experience in treating individuals across the lifespan on a wide range of presenting concerns (i.e., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, family-of-origin concerns, ethnic/racial diversity issues, and grief/loss). I also have extensive experience in conducting learning disability/ADHD, IMEs, military, N-648/immigration, and International Adoption evaluations. I specialize in employing culturally-sensitive and empirically-validated treatment approaches to assist my clients resolve emotional pain in order to live full and meaningful lives.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with significant experience in treating individuals across the lifespan on a wide range of presenting concerns (i.e., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, family-of-origin concerns, ethnic/racial diversity issues, and grief/loss). I also have extensive experience in conducting learning disability/ADHD, IMEs, military, N-648/immigration, and International Adoption evaluations. I specialize in employing culturally-sensitive and empirically-validated treatment approaches to assist my clients resolve emotional pain in order to live full and meaningful lives.
(833) 244-7164 View (833) 244-7164
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Wendy Rebecca Kendall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
EMDR is highly effective at treating many conditions such as PTSD, addiction, anger issues, anxiety and depression.
Wendy Kendall is a Licensed Therapist in our Colorado Springs location. Clients will be greeted by Wendy’s kind and empathetic demeanor along with a mix of humor and directness. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their therapeutic goals and live happier, healthier lives. Wendy takes an evidence-based approach to therapy and works with clients who deal with PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.
EMDR is highly effective at treating many conditions such as PTSD, addiction, anger issues, anxiety and depression.
Wendy Kendall is a Licensed Therapist in our Colorado Springs location. Clients will be greeted by Wendy’s kind and empathetic demeanor along with a mix of humor and directness. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their therapeutic goals and live happier, healthier lives. Wendy takes an evidence-based approach to therapy and works with clients who deal with PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.
(719) 675-5673 View (719) 675-5673
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Amy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
Not many people can say, without a doubt, they know exactly where they are supposed to be. I am lucky enough to be one of the few. My place is walking through the fire with trauma survivors, sitting with people in their deepest pain, and if nothing more, holding space for anything that may come.
Not many people can say, without a doubt, they know exactly where they are supposed to be. I am lucky enough to be one of the few. My place is walking through the fire with trauma survivors, sitting with people in their deepest pain, and if nothing more, holding space for anything that may come.
(720) 605-3860 View (720) 605-3860
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Allisyn Hollweg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, EMDR, II
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
I am a trauma informed therapist.
I have been a therapist since 1996, I founded Shining Through Counseling because I think everyone has a story to tell and needs support on their journey to wellness and working through past issues. Everyone's path looks different, and that is what makes us unique. Walking that path can be scary and hard. I am here to support and you and help you to heal, meet your goals and let your true self shine through, bigger and brighter. I do this by building a trusting relationship, and working together to address current and past issues or trauma, processing through them, building and strengthening coping skills and supports.
I am a trauma informed therapist.
I have been a therapist since 1996, I founded Shining Through Counseling because I think everyone has a story to tell and needs support on their journey to wellness and working through past issues. Everyone's path looks different, and that is what makes us unique. Walking that path can be scary and hard. I am here to support and you and help you to heal, meet your goals and let your true self shine through, bigger and brighter. I do this by building a trusting relationship, and working together to address current and past issues or trauma, processing through them, building and strengthening coping skills and supports.
(970) 292-6941 View (970) 292-6941
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Alice West-Goers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
My name is Alice and I am a mother, daughter, granddaughter, partner, friend, aunt, cousin, colleague, advocate & Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am of both Black and Latino heritage and am proud of my roots. I was also born and raised in Denver, Colorado and grew up in West Denver. I earned a bachelor's degree of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver with an emphasis in Child Welfare and a Masters of Social Work from University of Denver with an emphasis of interpersonal trauma studies. I have a current private therapy practice located in Denver. I work with adults, adolescents & children (6+).
My name is Alice and I am a mother, daughter, granddaughter, partner, friend, aunt, cousin, colleague, advocate & Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am of both Black and Latino heritage and am proud of my roots. I was also born and raised in Denver, Colorado and grew up in West Denver. I earned a bachelor's degree of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver with an emphasis in Child Welfare and a Masters of Social Work from University of Denver with an emphasis of interpersonal trauma studies. I have a current private therapy practice located in Denver. I work with adults, adolescents & children (6+).
(720) 547-9456 View (720) 547-9456
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Tom Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Specializing in trauma and attachment wounding, I have over two decades of experience in the mental health field and devoted the past 14 years to developing competency in therapeutic trauma treatment. My unparalleled passion lies in helping individuals recover from life experiences. With expertise in treating post-traumatic stress, complex trauma, and attachment wounding, I possess a knack for guiding those in distress, whether it's related to the past or present.
Specializing in trauma and attachment wounding, I have over two decades of experience in the mental health field and devoted the past 14 years to developing competency in therapeutic trauma treatment. My unparalleled passion lies in helping individuals recover from life experiences. With expertise in treating post-traumatic stress, complex trauma, and attachment wounding, I possess a knack for guiding those in distress, whether it's related to the past or present.
(720) 687-3091 View (720) 687-3091
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Nature's Palette Therapeutics
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Most of my experience is working and supporting people who have trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
I am accepting clients for a waitlist. My goal as your therapist is to help you become confident in who you are and the gifts you offer. My focus is to get to know who you are so together we can create a plan for you to achieve your goals. You are the expert on your life, which I know can get cloudy and muddled, and I will support you in sorting through your past and present experiences that are not serving you to help you move towards wellness in all areas of your life. You can achieve mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing!
Most of my experience is working and supporting people who have trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
I am accepting clients for a waitlist. My goal as your therapist is to help you become confident in who you are and the gifts you offer. My focus is to get to know who you are so together we can create a plan for you to achieve your goals. You are the expert on your life, which I know can get cloudy and muddled, and I will support you in sorting through your past and present experiences that are not serving you to help you move towards wellness in all areas of your life. You can achieve mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing!
(575) 552-7438 View (575) 552-7438
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Kathryn Price LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park, Aurora, CO 80014
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's demands? Finding it hard to cope with daily stressors and life transitions? Struggling with issues related to trauma? I am a seasoned therapist with over 30 years of experience helping adult and adolescent clients address and recover from trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety and other challenges. I work with individuals using a strengths-based approach to assist in the process of change and growth and will meet you with unconditional positive regard and respect for your courage to begin the therapeutic process.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's demands? Finding it hard to cope with daily stressors and life transitions? Struggling with issues related to trauma? I am a seasoned therapist with over 30 years of experience helping adult and adolescent clients address and recover from trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety and other challenges. I work with individuals using a strengths-based approach to assist in the process of change and growth and will meet you with unconditional positive regard and respect for your courage to begin the therapeutic process.
(970) 999-1297 View (970) 999-1297

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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.