Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Columbine Valley, CO

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Whitney Dittmar: EMDR Intensives Specialist
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
Are you wanting to feel different, think differently or have different relationships? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps you feel better faster. You might be wanting to heal from trauma, or improve your performance, strengthen your connection to others, or lead in healthier ways. I am EMDR Certified and an EMDR Consultant. To support EMDR therapy I also use attachment theory, ego state and parts work and include HeartMath, a science-based biofeedback in treatment. As we work together, the work integrates helping calm the nervous system to provide more integration and improve overall health and wellness.
Are you wanting to feel different, think differently or have different relationships? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps you feel better faster. You might be wanting to heal from trauma, or improve your performance, strengthen your connection to others, or lead in healthier ways. I am EMDR Certified and an EMDR Consultant. To support EMDR therapy I also use attachment theory, ego state and parts work and include HeartMath, a science-based biofeedback in treatment. As we work together, the work integrates helping calm the nervous system to provide more integration and improve overall health and wellness.
(720) 580-6951 View (720) 580-6951
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David Perry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
I work with people who struggle with substance use and trauma, stress and depression, helping clients to get unstuck from old patterns that cause unhappiness. My experience has been that clients find the right answers and resolve their own issues, once they are able to talk through their struggles and look at them in a different way. My clients may struggle with addiction, anxiety, or trauma - we work for them to be able to "get out of the rut" they've been stuck in. I like to have a good feel for my clients' lives and emotions, and that only comes from really being present, so I work almost exclusively face-to-face.
I work with people who struggle with substance use and trauma, stress and depression, helping clients to get unstuck from old patterns that cause unhappiness. My experience has been that clients find the right answers and resolve their own issues, once they are able to talk through their struggles and look at them in a different way. My clients may struggle with addiction, anxiety, or trauma - we work for them to be able to "get out of the rut" they've been stuck in. I like to have a good feel for my clients' lives and emotions, and that only comes from really being present, so I work almost exclusively face-to-face.
(720) 597-7371 View (720) 597-7371
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Laura Fey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
Are you feeling stuck? Is there part of you that may be ready for something different, but not sure what that is? Wherever you are on your life’s journey, you don’t have to go through it alone. Therapy can be a supportive tool in working through and transforming challenges, so that you can move towards a feeling of wholeness and find genuine connection with self & others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or difficult life transitions, I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore & process your experiences. Together, we can collaboratively work towards your goals.
Are you feeling stuck? Is there part of you that may be ready for something different, but not sure what that is? Wherever you are on your life’s journey, you don’t have to go through it alone. Therapy can be a supportive tool in working through and transforming challenges, so that you can move towards a feeling of wholeness and find genuine connection with self & others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or difficult life transitions, I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore & process your experiences. Together, we can collaboratively work towards your goals.
(720) 594-5312 View (720) 594-5312
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Christine Giuliani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
I work with individuals experiencing stress/anxiety/trauma; substance use struggles; depression; childhood and relationship issues; life transitions - divorce, grief/loss, illness, and parenting concerns.
Christine believes that healing comes from within, and the body was designed to heal itself. She is passionate and knowledgeable about integrative mental health as well as functional nutrition. She is dedicated to educating clients on living in true health and restoring imbalances to achieve strength and wellbeing. She has over 35 years work experience within and outside alternative healthcare and is excited to help people recapture the life they are meant to live. She has coached many clients into dynamic life transformation through counseling, coaching, and nutrition and lifestyle changes.
I work with individuals experiencing stress/anxiety/trauma; substance use struggles; depression; childhood and relationship issues; life transitions - divorce, grief/loss, illness, and parenting concerns.
Christine believes that healing comes from within, and the body was designed to heal itself. She is passionate and knowledgeable about integrative mental health as well as functional nutrition. She is dedicated to educating clients on living in true health and restoring imbalances to achieve strength and wellbeing. She has over 35 years work experience within and outside alternative healthcare and is excited to help people recapture the life they are meant to live. She has coached many clients into dynamic life transformation through counseling, coaching, and nutrition and lifestyle changes.
(720) 615-2836 View (720) 615-2836
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Lauren Hostetler-Dulik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
I am a strength-based, trauma-informed therapist, who uses an integrative approach to therapy.
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
I am a strength-based, trauma-informed therapist, who uses an integrative approach to therapy.
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
(720) 438-4026 View (720) 438-4026
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Carrie Johansson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbine Valley, CO 80123
Feeling stuck? Tired of leaning on bad habits? Ready for a change? Dr. Carrie works with individuals ready to figure out their next best move. She offers a variety of services from a $20 book (Self Help on the Go...check it out on Amazon!), to an affordable online course you can take at your own pace, to in person or virtual therapy and coaching sessions. Reach out and talk to Dr. Carrie about what would be the best fit for you. At any level of service, she'll teach you how to leverage mental flexibility to become more resilient and improve how you habitually respond to life’s inevitable ups and downs.
Feeling stuck? Tired of leaning on bad habits? Ready for a change? Dr. Carrie works with individuals ready to figure out their next best move. She offers a variety of services from a $20 book (Self Help on the Go...check it out on Amazon!), to an affordable online course you can take at your own pace, to in person or virtual therapy and coaching sessions. Reach out and talk to Dr. Carrie about what would be the best fit for you. At any level of service, she'll teach you how to leverage mental flexibility to become more resilient and improve how you habitually respond to life’s inevitable ups and downs.
(720) 722-2347 View (720) 722-2347

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Laurel Cepero
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80123
I combine my experience as a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor with my knowledge of evidence-based counseling and love of experiential education. I work holistically to meet you where you are and incorporate creative interventions, somatic awareness, and immediacy in sessions. We will explore how you move through the world with your unique experiences, strengths, and identities and establish goals for therapy together. My practice focuses on older teens, adult women, and genderqueer individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, identity exploration, and the impact of trauma.
I combine my experience as a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor with my knowledge of evidence-based counseling and love of experiential education. I work holistically to meet you where you are and incorporate creative interventions, somatic awareness, and immediacy in sessions. We will explore how you move through the world with your unique experiences, strengths, and identities and establish goals for therapy together. My practice focuses on older teens, adult women, and genderqueer individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, identity exploration, and the impact of trauma.
(720) 713-6930 View (720) 713-6930
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Lexi Moore
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80123
You are welcome and accepted here. I am especially passionate about working with diverse individuals with autism and other disabilities. I approach my work through a trauma-informed and social justice lens, affirm the LGBTQIA+ community, and identify with religious deconstruction and spirituality.
You are welcome and accepted here. I am especially passionate about working with diverse individuals with autism and other disabilities. I approach my work through a trauma-informed and social justice lens, affirm the LGBTQIA+ community, and identify with religious deconstruction and spirituality.
(720) 770-3491 View (720) 770-3491
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Troy Joseph Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80128  (Online Only)
My treatment style is trauma informed and strength based.
My clients come to therapy ready to work on their internal system through insight and curiosity. They are willing to challenge themselves in order to have more of what they want and less of what they don’t want in their lives. My clients each come with a need and leave with hope that they can finally meet their needs.
My treatment style is trauma informed and strength based.
My clients come to therapy ready to work on their internal system through insight and curiosity. They are willing to challenge themselves in order to have more of what they want and less of what they don’t want in their lives. My clients each come with a need and leave with hope that they can finally meet their needs.
(720) 664-7486 View (720) 664-7486
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Craig Freund
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80123
Whatever your goals might be, being in therapy forever is likely not one of them! As an experienced therapist, with a directive and compassionate style, we will work together so that you can get the most out of your time in therapy. I view my clients as individuals and not a number or a diagnosis, each with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Using an evidence based foundation, I tailor my approach to these specific needs and identities. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to move past trauma, grief, mood disorders or relationship issues in a collaborative and pragmatic process.
Whatever your goals might be, being in therapy forever is likely not one of them! As an experienced therapist, with a directive and compassionate style, we will work together so that you can get the most out of your time in therapy. I view my clients as individuals and not a number or a diagnosis, each with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Using an evidence based foundation, I tailor my approach to these specific needs and identities. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to move past trauma, grief, mood disorders or relationship issues in a collaborative and pragmatic process.
(720) 897-5945 View (720) 897-5945
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Shayna Alper Whisnant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80123
I know first hand how overwhelming it is to find a counselor that's the right fit. I am so glad you are here. Life can be difficult, but it doesn't have to feel unmanageable. We all need support and guidance as we work to navigate daily life. Living in constant fear is paralyzing and feels like you are trapped in your own body. You feel stuck and worry if you will ever find relief. Change is possible and I am here to help. I work with adults who struggle with issues related to anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. I am relational in my approach, meaning that I work to establish authentic connection in the therapeutic relationship.
I know first hand how overwhelming it is to find a counselor that's the right fit. I am so glad you are here. Life can be difficult, but it doesn't have to feel unmanageable. We all need support and guidance as we work to navigate daily life. Living in constant fear is paralyzing and feels like you are trapped in your own body. You feel stuck and worry if you will ever find relief. Change is possible and I am here to help. I work with adults who struggle with issues related to anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. I am relational in my approach, meaning that I work to establish authentic connection in the therapeutic relationship.
(720) 776-2339 View (720) 776-2339
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Michelle Ertl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80123
Does it feel like your life is driven by what you don’t want to feel instead of what’s meaningful to you? Trauma isn’t just the events that happened to you, but the impact that they have inside you. Regardless of how long ago they were, past painful experiences can lay the foundation for how you view yourself and the world. This can leave you feeling like you’re responding based on old patterns, even if they get in the way of who you are today. We are all informed by our past. However, we are also more than the worst things that have happened to us.
Does it feel like your life is driven by what you don’t want to feel instead of what’s meaningful to you? Trauma isn’t just the events that happened to you, but the impact that they have inside you. Regardless of how long ago they were, past painful experiences can lay the foundation for how you view yourself and the world. This can leave you feeling like you’re responding based on old patterns, even if they get in the way of who you are today. We are all informed by our past. However, we are also more than the worst things that have happened to us.
(720) 792-7583 View (720) 792-7583
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Sarita C Molinar
Art Therapist, LPC, ATR, ERYT200, YACEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80123
I support adolescents, adults, couples and groups in Texas and Colorado who are seeking relief with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep issues, ptsd, trauma, including generational trauma, Parts work, phobias and somatic issues. My focus is to collaborate with my clients to reach their goals of overcoming obstacles, finding comfort and peace in their lives, and relationships.
I support adolescents, adults, couples and groups in Texas and Colorado who are seeking relief with stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep issues, ptsd, trauma, including generational trauma, Parts work, phobias and somatic issues. My focus is to collaborate with my clients to reach their goals of overcoming obstacles, finding comfort and peace in their lives, and relationships.
(512) 890-9947 View (512) 890-9947
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Sharon Marie Gusmus
Counselor, LPC, MA, CAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80123  (Online Only)
Trauma comes in all forms and my goal is to walk beside my clients on their healing journey. Using EMDR, CBT and Motivational Interviewing I help my clients learn new ways to achieve and sustain their goals. Life can be a hard journey as we deal with an assortment of issues throughout our life span. Trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, family problems and overcoming childhood trauma just to name a few. My clients will be the first to tell you that they are not alone, I am with them and will be with you every step of the way. I work with both individuals and couples. "Come for the Counseling stay for the Change"
Trauma comes in all forms and my goal is to walk beside my clients on their healing journey. Using EMDR, CBT and Motivational Interviewing I help my clients learn new ways to achieve and sustain their goals. Life can be a hard journey as we deal with an assortment of issues throughout our life span. Trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, family problems and overcoming childhood trauma just to name a few. My clients will be the first to tell you that they are not alone, I am with them and will be with you every step of the way. I work with both individuals and couples. "Come for the Counseling stay for the Change"
(352) 758-4898 View (352) 758-4898
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Kelly Stuerke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80123  (Online Only)
I feel great purpose in working with clients who have suffered from trauma, dysfunctional childhoods or victims of those with personality disorders.
My intention is to assist you in discovering a deeper exploration of yourself and new ways of thinking in order to enhance your daily life and allow for a more fulfilling experience while on this planet. Please contact me to discuss where you are currently in life as well as where you would like to be. Together we will work towards determining your individual values, motivations, healing past wounds, and creating a plan of action to get you moving ahead and onto your new path.
I feel great purpose in working with clients who have suffered from trauma, dysfunctional childhoods or victims of those with personality disorders.
My intention is to assist you in discovering a deeper exploration of yourself and new ways of thinking in order to enhance your daily life and allow for a more fulfilling experience while on this planet. Please contact me to discuss where you are currently in life as well as where you would like to be. Together we will work towards determining your individual values, motivations, healing past wounds, and creating a plan of action to get you moving ahead and onto your new path.
(970) 500-2621 View (970) 500-2621
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Toni Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80123
I work with clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, and Suicidal Ideation.
Accepting new clients in person sessions & teletherapy. It is challenging to seek help when pain and mental health symptoms become overwhelming. Often times we feel alone and misunderstood. I hope to provide you with support and be apart of your journey. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to help you create change in your life. I will work with you to develop safe coping skills and improve your relationships in a safe therapeutic environment. I practice from an accepting, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive approach. We will collaborate an individualized treatment plan and goals to help you get the most out of therapy.
I work with clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, and Suicidal Ideation.
Accepting new clients in person sessions & teletherapy. It is challenging to seek help when pain and mental health symptoms become overwhelming. Often times we feel alone and misunderstood. I hope to provide you with support and be apart of your journey. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to help you create change in your life. I will work with you to develop safe coping skills and improve your relationships in a safe therapeutic environment. I practice from an accepting, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive approach. We will collaborate an individualized treatment plan and goals to help you get the most out of therapy.
(720) 903-1100 View (720) 903-1100
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Norris Mental Health Center- Susan Vallier
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80127
My focus is on trauma-informed care based in “what happened to you” instead of “what’s wrong with you,” healing from the past and improving the present.
My counseling focus is with teens, adults, and families. I believe everyone can benefit from counseling. I look forward to celebrating and supporting you wherever you may be on your journey. I am a client-led therapist and want you to bring your questions, concerns and fears to our sessions so that we can progress as a team. If an approach isn’t working, I want to know so we can adjust and find something that does work. I want you to feel heard, valued, comfortable and safe. I have a passion for supporting LGBTQIA children, teens, and their families.
My focus is on trauma-informed care based in “what happened to you” instead of “what’s wrong with you,” healing from the past and improving the present.
My counseling focus is with teens, adults, and families. I believe everyone can benefit from counseling. I look forward to celebrating and supporting you wherever you may be on your journey. I am a client-led therapist and want you to bring your questions, concerns and fears to our sessions so that we can progress as a team. If an approach isn’t working, I want to know so we can adjust and find something that does work. I want you to feel heard, valued, comfortable and safe. I have a passion for supporting LGBTQIA children, teens, and their families.
(720) 740-6799 View (720) 740-6799
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Julie Gelwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80123
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Welcome to my private pratice! I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals and families since 1997. I currently work with adolescents and adults. I believe in using a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to achieve their goals and make significant, positive changes in their lives. I provide a warm, caring environment for clients to explore, clarify, and resolve their issues. You will receive support, feedback, and suggestions from me as you go through this process. I have an eclectic style in which I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral techniques, solution focused, systems theory, and psychodynamic approaches, depending on my clients' needs.
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Welcome to my private pratice! I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals and families since 1997. I currently work with adolescents and adults. I believe in using a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to achieve their goals and make significant, positive changes in their lives. I provide a warm, caring environment for clients to explore, clarify, and resolve their issues. You will receive support, feedback, and suggestions from me as you go through this process. I have an eclectic style in which I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral techniques, solution focused, systems theory, and psychodynamic approaches, depending on my clients' needs.
(720) 608-5857 View (720) 608-5857
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Jane McGill Clinical Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80128
Waitlist for new clients
We all want to feel whole again and to be able to deal with whatever life has thrown at us: trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, life transitions, sexual abuse, abortion, pornography & sex addiction.
It's not easy to sit across from a counselor and to open up about what's going on in your life. Deep down you know you need to get help, but the challenge is to find someone you can trust and who doesn't judge, someone who "gets" you, and someone who will take the time to know you as a person, and not just a diagnosis. If you're Catholic/Christian, that also means someone who understands the role faith plays in your life, won't demean your faith, and who will bring faith into the healing process.
We all want to feel whole again and to be able to deal with whatever life has thrown at us: trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, life transitions, sexual abuse, abortion, pornography & sex addiction.
It's not easy to sit across from a counselor and to open up about what's going on in your life. Deep down you know you need to get help, but the challenge is to find someone you can trust and who doesn't judge, someone who "gets" you, and someone who will take the time to know you as a person, and not just a diagnosis. If you're Catholic/Christian, that also means someone who understands the role faith plays in your life, won't demean your faith, and who will bring faith into the healing process.
(720) 744-3547 x720 View (720) 744-3547 x720
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Elisa Spykstra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80123
In this life, it is impossible to come out unscathed. As we journey forward we continue to accrue new scars, bruises, and scrapes. It often seems the world asks that we simply put a band-aid on our deep wounds and keep moving; when so often our injuries and brokenness need more attention and care. As a therapist I take a very relational approach to counseling. I enjoy working with motivated and insightful, teens and adults who are looking for help with trauma recovery, anxiety & depression, grief & loss, ADHD, and life transitions.
In this life, it is impossible to come out unscathed. As we journey forward we continue to accrue new scars, bruises, and scrapes. It often seems the world asks that we simply put a band-aid on our deep wounds and keep moving; when so often our injuries and brokenness need more attention and care. As a therapist I take a very relational approach to counseling. I enjoy working with motivated and insightful, teens and adults who are looking for help with trauma recovery, anxiety & depression, grief & loss, ADHD, and life transitions.
(720) 712-1589 View (720) 712-1589

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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.