Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Denver, CO

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Michele J Forstot Nadel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
I specialize in child/adolescent mood and behavior disorders, child/adult trauma, parenting issues, family therapy, and child/adult life cycle issues (divorce, grief/loss, life transitions).
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to reach your goal(s). Together we will identify the problem(s) and figure out a solution. I work with both long-term and short-term issues. Sometimes skills and practice are needed to change the current way of doing things, and other times information or deeper self-exploration is helpful.
I specialize in child/adolescent mood and behavior disorders, child/adult trauma, parenting issues, family therapy, and child/adult life cycle issues (divorce, grief/loss, life transitions).
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to reach your goal(s). Together we will identify the problem(s) and figure out a solution. I work with both long-term and short-term issues. Sometimes skills and practice are needed to change the current way of doing things, and other times information or deeper self-exploration is helpful.
(303) 900-5454 View (303) 900-5454
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Betsy Chanth.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80219  (Online Only)
I specialize with supporting people with life transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety.
Life can be challenging. What's your story?
I specialize with supporting people with life transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety.
Life can be challenging. What's your story?
(720) 734-4126 View (720) 734-4126
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Maura Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I strongly believe in the human capacity for resilience, healing, and transformation and I am passionate about tailoring therapy to fit the individual and their strengths. Most of all though I genuinely care and invest myself in the people I serve, I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of conditions such as panic disorder, sexual/physical abuse, anxiety/depression, disturbing memories, trauma, stress reduction, and addiction. I am however particularly passionate in providing therapy to the LGBTQ+ community, a population in which individuals are statistically more likely to experience a mental health condition.
I strongly believe in the human capacity for resilience, healing, and transformation and I am passionate about tailoring therapy to fit the individual and their strengths. Most of all though I genuinely care and invest myself in the people I serve, I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of conditions such as panic disorder, sexual/physical abuse, anxiety/depression, disturbing memories, trauma, stress reduction, and addiction. I am however particularly passionate in providing therapy to the LGBTQ+ community, a population in which individuals are statistically more likely to experience a mental health condition.
(512) 745-5184 View (512) 745-5184
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Gina Henschen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
I am an EMDR-trained trauma therapist who specializes in working with those who have experienced religious trauma along with adult children of dysfunctional families, alcoholics, and addicts.
Your neighborhood LGBTQIA+-friendly EMDR therapist! If you're feeling isolated, disconnected, stuck or lost, then you've come to the right place. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for clients to better understand themselves in order to create lasting change. Whether you're new to therapy or you're ready to try venturing into deeper territory with EMDR or IFS, I'm here to serve as a guiding light in a world that can feel quite dark at times.
I am an EMDR-trained trauma therapist who specializes in working with those who have experienced religious trauma along with adult children of dysfunctional families, alcoholics, and addicts.
Your neighborhood LGBTQIA+-friendly EMDR therapist! If you're feeling isolated, disconnected, stuck or lost, then you've come to the right place. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for clients to better understand themselves in order to create lasting change. Whether you're new to therapy or you're ready to try venturing into deeper territory with EMDR or IFS, I'm here to serve as a guiding light in a world that can feel quite dark at times.
(720) 703-9448 View (720) 703-9448
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Cara Czarnecki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults that have experienced prolonged exposure to psychological, emotional trauma specifically when it relates to adult children that have grown up with emotionally unavailable parents.
Are you looking for a therapeutic approach that is different than what you might be used to? Are you ready to explore the root of the problem that is continuing to cause you the symptoms you are struggling with? By using approaches such as, Art Therapy, EMDR, IFS and Reiki I can offer you something in addition to talk therapy. These approaches target verbal areas of the brain that shut down during a traumatic event(s). Reiki can be described as a spiritual/energetic approach that is often referred to as a "massage for the soul".
I work with adults that have experienced prolonged exposure to psychological, emotional trauma specifically when it relates to adult children that have grown up with emotionally unavailable parents.
Are you looking for a therapeutic approach that is different than what you might be used to? Are you ready to explore the root of the problem that is continuing to cause you the symptoms you are struggling with? By using approaches such as, Art Therapy, EMDR, IFS and Reiki I can offer you something in addition to talk therapy. These approaches target verbal areas of the brain that shut down during a traumatic event(s). Reiki can be described as a spiritual/energetic approach that is often referred to as a "massage for the soul".
(720) 809-7520 View (720) 809-7520
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Full Spectrum Therapeutic Services LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238
I am experienced dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, children with behavioral issues, and also older adults.
I find that my clients appreciate being listened to with acceptance, and that the focus on strengths is key in my practice. I apply a variety of evidenced based best practices that I have found treat a diversity of populations and challenges. The clients that come to me are seeking to be able to function and achieve their goals. My clients are provided outstanding clinical support, engendering valued action by providing: assessment and diagnosis (including ADOS), individual treatment planning, and comprehensive intervention.
I am experienced dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, children with behavioral issues, and also older adults.
I find that my clients appreciate being listened to with acceptance, and that the focus on strengths is key in my practice. I apply a variety of evidenced based best practices that I have found treat a diversity of populations and challenges. The clients that come to me are seeking to be able to function and achieve their goals. My clients are provided outstanding clinical support, engendering valued action by providing: assessment and diagnosis (including ADOS), individual treatment planning, and comprehensive intervention.
(720) 547-2238 View (720) 547-2238
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Kathy Kavanaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is person-centered, integrative, and empowerment-oriented. I often work with clients who may struggle with managing expectations from others while working to discover their authentic selves. This typically includes better understanding anxiety, trauma, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and people-pleasing. Whether you are hoping to better manage anxiety symptoms or better understand your authentic self, I am dedicated to working collaboratively towards your goals and aim to approach therapy with compassion and humor.
My therapeutic approach is person-centered, integrative, and empowerment-oriented. I often work with clients who may struggle with managing expectations from others while working to discover their authentic selves. This typically includes better understanding anxiety, trauma, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and people-pleasing. Whether you are hoping to better manage anxiety symptoms or better understand your authentic self, I am dedicated to working collaboratively towards your goals and aim to approach therapy with compassion and humor.
(720) 575-5171 View (720) 575-5171
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Leah Raulerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , ACS, BCN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
Everyone wants to feel better, but I want to know: how does that look for you? My style is compassionate, trauma-informed, and client-centered, integrating concepts of somatic work, DBT, existential psychotherapy, parts work, EMDR, Neurostimulation and Neurofeedback. I specialize in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual assault, domestic violence, emotional abuse and neglect, grief and loss, and other traumas. My clients are living with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, life transitions, and existential questions.
Everyone wants to feel better, but I want to know: how does that look for you? My style is compassionate, trauma-informed, and client-centered, integrating concepts of somatic work, DBT, existential psychotherapy, parts work, EMDR, Neurostimulation and Neurofeedback. I specialize in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual assault, domestic violence, emotional abuse and neglect, grief and loss, and other traumas. My clients are living with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, life transitions, and existential questions.
(720) 702-4740 View (720) 702-4740
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Brittany Bouffard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, CYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80212
Our work will help heal experiences that affect feeling whole like childhood hurts, family problems, grief, & trauma.
Professionals and Millennials often feel deeply the stresses of work, family struggles, and relationship or dating challenges. Any of these can have you overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, hurtful people, low self-esteem, comparing to others, or not feeling "good enough." You take care of everyone yet don't get your own needs met. You seek a partner or to improve your relationship, but your past gets in the way. A parent (still!)makes family harmony difficult. I've worked alongside people in their 30s and 20s at universities and nonprofits on three continents. And I can help you live your whole authentic self with less stress.
Our work will help heal experiences that affect feeling whole like childhood hurts, family problems, grief, & trauma.
Professionals and Millennials often feel deeply the stresses of work, family struggles, and relationship or dating challenges. Any of these can have you overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, hurtful people, low self-esteem, comparing to others, or not feeling "good enough." You take care of everyone yet don't get your own needs met. You seek a partner or to improve your relationship, but your past gets in the way. A parent (still!)makes family harmony difficult. I've worked alongside people in their 30s and 20s at universities and nonprofits on three continents. And I can help you live your whole authentic self with less stress.
(720) 619-3774 View (720) 619-3774
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Shayna Alper Whisnant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
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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Ashley Townsend - Phoenix Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with complex trauma. I have had the privilege of learning from clinicians in recovery as well as clients facing addiction, children and teens in foster care, survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. My background in crisis intervention has illuminated the interconnectedness and intersectionality of multiple traumas. And I understand that for most people, the therapeutic environment is a place where we need to experience acceptance for many interwoven losses, fears, and challenges.
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with complex trauma. I have had the privilege of learning from clinicians in recovery as well as clients facing addiction, children and teens in foster care, survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. My background in crisis intervention has illuminated the interconnectedness and intersectionality of multiple traumas. And I understand that for most people, the therapeutic environment is a place where we need to experience acceptance for many interwoven losses, fears, and challenges.
(720) 316-4748 View (720) 316-4748
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Martha Janney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment, identity, perinatal support (pregnancy, postpartum), parenting, grief, relationship challenges and life transitions.
I am inspired by the resilience of the human condition- the ability to overcome, grow, flourish and build a rich, full and meaningful life. And, wow- is it hard work! Resilience is my favorite word, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone because it is earned in the deepest, darkest challenges of our lives. It is my goal to partner with individuals on their ever-evolving journey of self-actualization.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment, identity, perinatal support (pregnancy, postpartum), parenting, grief, relationship challenges and life transitions.
I am inspired by the resilience of the human condition- the ability to overcome, grow, flourish and build a rich, full and meaningful life. And, wow- is it hard work! Resilience is my favorite word, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone because it is earned in the deepest, darkest challenges of our lives. It is my goal to partner with individuals on their ever-evolving journey of self-actualization.
(720) 597-7908 View (720) 597-7908
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Ryan Beerwinkle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
Death and grief, sexual trauma, religious trauma, major world shattering experiences that must be processed.
You keep looping around the same negative thoughts, and the same feelings of anxiety and being insecure. Overtime, you notice patterns and experiencing seasons of hopelessness, vacillating with attempts at therapy or wellness trends. You are willing to take action but you are afraid that nothing will change. Ultimately feeling unsafe in relationships that you think should feel safe. Not knowing if it’s them or you with the issue. You end up investing time and emotional energy replaying the past or rehearsing the future, but never quite present. - You do not have to stay stuck. I believe you can experience restoration and freedom.
Death and grief, sexual trauma, religious trauma, major world shattering experiences that must be processed.
You keep looping around the same negative thoughts, and the same feelings of anxiety and being insecure. Overtime, you notice patterns and experiencing seasons of hopelessness, vacillating with attempts at therapy or wellness trends. You are willing to take action but you are afraid that nothing will change. Ultimately feeling unsafe in relationships that you think should feel safe. Not knowing if it’s them or you with the issue. You end up investing time and emotional energy replaying the past or rehearsing the future, but never quite present. - You do not have to stay stuck. I believe you can experience restoration and freedom.
(720) 414-5401 View (720) 414-5401
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Teal Flanigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, SEP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
EMDR and SE work with the mind, body and nervous system to process stressors and trauma.
Sometimes we feel sad, lonely, anxious, scared, worried, angry or maybe even unsure exactly how we feel, but something feels off. Sometimes when we are really upset we start to feel physical symptoms in our bodies. Sometimes we can feel very irritable or even have outbursts of anger. Sometimes we just can’t stop thinking about something that happened and other times we don’t want to think about it at all. Sometimes we notice ourselves becoming disconnected from others or just not doing what we used to enjoy doing. Sometimes we can’t sleep even if we really want to and feel tired.
EMDR and SE work with the mind, body and nervous system to process stressors and trauma.
Sometimes we feel sad, lonely, anxious, scared, worried, angry or maybe even unsure exactly how we feel, but something feels off. Sometimes when we are really upset we start to feel physical symptoms in our bodies. Sometimes we can feel very irritable or even have outbursts of anger. Sometimes we just can’t stop thinking about something that happened and other times we don’t want to think about it at all. Sometimes we notice ourselves becoming disconnected from others or just not doing what we used to enjoy doing. Sometimes we can’t sleep even if we really want to and feel tired.
(303) 647-6176 View (303) 647-6176
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Kyre Chamberlain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
“Change is the only constant in life.” -Heraclitus. This quote captures a significant principle in the human experience. Every single change and transition that we experience is both greivable and celebrateable. I am passionate about imparting support to motivated and engaged individuals, with a special focus on caregivers, first responders, veterans, lgbtqia+ folks, and individuals with alternative lifestyles. I aspire to provide culturally competent, trauma informed care to people in every stage of adulthood for change that they desire, or are coping with.
“Change is the only constant in life.” -Heraclitus. This quote captures a significant principle in the human experience. Every single change and transition that we experience is both greivable and celebrateable. I am passionate about imparting support to motivated and engaged individuals, with a special focus on caregivers, first responders, veterans, lgbtqia+ folks, and individuals with alternative lifestyles. I aspire to provide culturally competent, trauma informed care to people in every stage of adulthood for change that they desire, or are coping with.
(720) 802-0607 View (720) 802-0607
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Caley Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Trauma and stress shape the way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world, creating patterns of protection that hold us back from living the lives we long for. I see therapy as a collaborative exploration that nurtures connection, invites curiosity, and ultimately leads to inner and outer harmony. I believe the foundation of any healing process is a safe and authentic relationship where all parts of you feel seen and heard. This dynamic fosters the shared connection needed to tune in to difficult emotions and sensations at the right pace for your system and reshape the way you connect with yourself, others, and the world.
Trauma and stress shape the way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world, creating patterns of protection that hold us back from living the lives we long for. I see therapy as a collaborative exploration that nurtures connection, invites curiosity, and ultimately leads to inner and outer harmony. I believe the foundation of any healing process is a safe and authentic relationship where all parts of you feel seen and heard. This dynamic fosters the shared connection needed to tune in to difficult emotions and sensations at the right pace for your system and reshape the way you connect with yourself, others, and the world.
(720) 419-1829 View (720) 419-1829
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Julia Shirar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I specialize in working with C-PTSD, anxiety, creatives, adult children of emotionally immature or controlling parents, neurodivergence, multiculturals/Adult TCKs, dissociation/depersonalization, climate anxiety, grief & loss, and OCD tendencies.
My approach is rooted in the belief that no matter what a person has going on, there is always an internal compass guiding them towards integration. In our sessions, we will incorporate Jungian/depth psychology, IFS/parts work, relational psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, & mindfulness (MBCT). We can also incorporate creativity therapy, dreamwork, and body-focused techniques.
I specialize in working with C-PTSD, anxiety, creatives, adult children of emotionally immature or controlling parents, neurodivergence, multiculturals/Adult TCKs, dissociation/depersonalization, climate anxiety, grief & loss, and OCD tendencies.
My approach is rooted in the belief that no matter what a person has going on, there is always an internal compass guiding them towards integration. In our sessions, we will incorporate Jungian/depth psychology, IFS/parts work, relational psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, & mindfulness (MBCT). We can also incorporate creativity therapy, dreamwork, and body-focused techniques.
(720) 807-8723 View (720) 807-8723
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Cheyenne Mullan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma, including childhood abuse and neglect, systemic abuse, sexual abuse, medical trauma and complex PTSD.
My name is Cheyenne, a licensed professional counselor in Colorado. I am passionate about connecting with nature, learning new things, climbing rocks and mountains, and supporting my clients to overcome past and present hardships. I've dedicated my career to helping people heal from the wounds of the past and reclaim their lives with strength and resilience. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to share and explore your experiences and emotions without judgment. I draw from evidence-based therapies such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic-attachment therapy.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma, including childhood abuse and neglect, systemic abuse, sexual abuse, medical trauma and complex PTSD.
My name is Cheyenne, a licensed professional counselor in Colorado. I am passionate about connecting with nature, learning new things, climbing rocks and mountains, and supporting my clients to overcome past and present hardships. I've dedicated my career to helping people heal from the wounds of the past and reclaim their lives with strength and resilience. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to share and explore your experiences and emotions without judgment. I draw from evidence-based therapies such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic-attachment therapy.
(866) 232-7328 View (866) 232-7328
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Laurel Cepero
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
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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Monica X Padilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I do have limited space for women seeking therapy to work on trauma, women going through the family court system due to divorce or child custody & educators dealing with vicarious trauma or burnout.
As a therapist and women’s life coach l believe healing is possible and within reach, I know this intimately. As I found my wholeness, I found my way back home to myself. I learned to embrace the journey of having fierce self love; it is a conscious relationship with self that is sacred and ongoing. I believe that you too deserve to walk knowing your worth and to experience deep self love. I believe you are powerful in creating the life you desire. I honor your pain, your bravery, your healing and your giving birth to a new YOU!
I do have limited space for women seeking therapy to work on trauma, women going through the family court system due to divorce or child custody & educators dealing with vicarious trauma or burnout.
As a therapist and women’s life coach l believe healing is possible and within reach, I know this intimately. As I found my wholeness, I found my way back home to myself. I learned to embrace the journey of having fierce self love; it is a conscious relationship with self that is sacred and ongoing. I believe that you too deserve to walk knowing your worth and to experience deep self love. I believe you are powerful in creating the life you desire. I honor your pain, your bravery, your healing and your giving birth to a new YOU!
(303) 951-6348 View (303) 951-6348