Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Edgewater, CO

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Khesed Wellness
LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health therapy they can afford. Our team of therapists offer a variety of expertise, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and substance use, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, faith, sexuality, boundary setting, identity exploration, and more. We offer individual, couples, and family sessions. Our goal is to match you with the therapist who is the best therapeutic, cultural and relational fit to meet your needs. We return all outreaches within one business day and match you with a therapist within one week so you don't have to wait for care. We're here for you.
(972) 544-4168 View (972) 544-4168
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Denver Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
Denver Wellness Counseling is accepting new EMDR clients. We work collaboratively with each client to help them heal from emotional wounds, engage more fully in the present, and work towards building a brighter future. We specialize in treating those who are struggling with trauma, complex-trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship/family problems, and overall life stress. Our approach assists clients in managing present day symptoms, earning secure attachment, and healing emotional wounds through EMDR treatment.
Denver Wellness Counseling is accepting new EMDR clients. We work collaboratively with each client to help them heal from emotional wounds, engage more fully in the present, and work towards building a brighter future. We specialize in treating those who are struggling with trauma, complex-trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship/family problems, and overall life stress. Our approach assists clients in managing present day symptoms, earning secure attachment, and healing emotional wounds through EMDR treatment.
(720) 740-0512 View (720) 740-0512
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Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214  (Online Only)
I have had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and those who have suffered from trauma in their early lives.
Has your child has started behaving out of character leading you to wonder what they are going through? Perhaps they are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Play therapy offers an avenue to gain insight into what your child is struggling with and can help them gain confidence and explore their emotions in a safe environment where they can freely express themselves. I strive to build a therapeutic egalitarian relationship where we work together in order to help resolve the issues you and your family could be struggling with.
I have had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and those who have suffered from trauma in their early lives.
Has your child has started behaving out of character leading you to wonder what they are going through? Perhaps they are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Play therapy offers an avenue to gain insight into what your child is struggling with and can help them gain confidence and explore their emotions in a safe environment where they can freely express themselves. I strive to build a therapeutic egalitarian relationship where we work together in order to help resolve the issues you and your family could be struggling with.
(855) 910-9401 View (855) 910-9401
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Pauly Munn, EMDR Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
Life is full of surprises, and you may find yourself struggling with trauma and/or loss, navigating hurtful relationships, exploring the world from a unique/neurodivergent lens, or feeling intense emotional pain.
Welcome to my office, would you like some tea? Feel free to make yourself comfortable, and start wherever you'd like. As your individual & couples counselor, I am here to delve into the depths of your unique experience. My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable and confident exploring your inner-self, nurturing your relationships, expanding your deepest curiosities, and healing any emotional wounds along the way. Therapy doesn't always have to be scary or painful, so take a moment to bring attention to your breath, and when you feel ready, shoot me a e-mail to see how I can help.
Life is full of surprises, and you may find yourself struggling with trauma and/or loss, navigating hurtful relationships, exploring the world from a unique/neurodivergent lens, or feeling intense emotional pain.
Welcome to my office, would you like some tea? Feel free to make yourself comfortable, and start wherever you'd like. As your individual & couples counselor, I am here to delve into the depths of your unique experience. My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable and confident exploring your inner-self, nurturing your relationships, expanding your deepest curiosities, and healing any emotional wounds along the way. Therapy doesn't always have to be scary or painful, so take a moment to bring attention to your breath, and when you feel ready, shoot me a e-mail to see how I can help.
(720) 802-2765 View (720) 802-2765
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Conscious Pathways Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
Conscious Pathways is a collective of Licensed Therapists, specializing in trauma resolution therapy and couples therapy.
Did your family trigger the hell out of you over the holidays? Maybe you noticed things about your family dynamics you never noticed before. Perhaps they even brought out some of the traits you don't like so much about yourself. Maybe some of the trauma you've been through feels super edgy and close to the surface right now. We can help you. Trauma resolution is about moving the stuck gunk of trauma out of your body, mind, and heart. Getting relief from the constant state of anxiety... or a state of being totally checked out. We can help you face the hard stuff to bring peace and safety back to your nervous system.
Conscious Pathways is a collective of Licensed Therapists, specializing in trauma resolution therapy and couples therapy.
Did your family trigger the hell out of you over the holidays? Maybe you noticed things about your family dynamics you never noticed before. Perhaps they even brought out some of the traits you don't like so much about yourself. Maybe some of the trauma you've been through feels super edgy and close to the surface right now. We can help you. Trauma resolution is about moving the stuck gunk of trauma out of your body, mind, and heart. Getting relief from the constant state of anxiety... or a state of being totally checked out. We can help you face the hard stuff to bring peace and safety back to your nervous system.
(720) 702-1835 View (720) 702-1835
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Sev Kiroglu - Mountain Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
I have experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar needs, suicidal thinking, grief, trauma, criminal justice needs, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, substance use and other concerns.
My aim is to foster a therapeutic space that is client-centered and supportive. As a client, you can expect to have a hands-on approach in your treatment by setting goals that you believe are important in creating the change you want for yourself. Each individual is unique and I do not believe in “one size fits all” therapy, so I will meet you where you are and work with you from there. I strive to empower clients and support their goals by developing and enhancing client skills using a variety of evidence-based interventions. I present a strength-based and solution-focused approach.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar needs, suicidal thinking, grief, trauma, criminal justice needs, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, substance use and other concerns.
My aim is to foster a therapeutic space that is client-centered and supportive. As a client, you can expect to have a hands-on approach in your treatment by setting goals that you believe are important in creating the change you want for yourself. Each individual is unique and I do not believe in “one size fits all” therapy, so I will meet you where you are and work with you from there. I strive to empower clients and support their goals by developing and enhancing client skills using a variety of evidence-based interventions. I present a strength-based and solution-focused approach.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Laura Burton
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
Life can present us with challenges and experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and at times, stuck in our pain. As a trauma therapist, my mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to heal, grow, and thrive. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and I'm here to walk this journey with you. I believe in making connections between the past and current circumstances and symptoms. We'll work together to explore your past, understand your present, and create a brighter future.
Life can present us with challenges and experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and at times, stuck in our pain. As a trauma therapist, my mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to heal, grow, and thrive. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and I'm here to walk this journey with you. I believe in making connections between the past and current circumstances and symptoms. We'll work together to explore your past, understand your present, and create a brighter future.
(720) 650-7351 View (720) 650-7351
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Rebecca Rottinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
You'll experience a caring presence when you meet with Rebecca. You'll be welcomed into a comfortable therapeutic space infused with compassion and a bit of humor. You'll be supported in feeling more in control of your life. Working in partnership with Rebecca, her clients can learn to manage anxiety and depression, address safety concerns, explore who they are, and work through trauma. Rebecca utilizes active listening and subscribes to CBT, EFT, and person-centered counseling. She often uses multiple tools and techniques to best match to each client.
You'll experience a caring presence when you meet with Rebecca. You'll be welcomed into a comfortable therapeutic space infused with compassion and a bit of humor. You'll be supported in feeling more in control of your life. Working in partnership with Rebecca, her clients can learn to manage anxiety and depression, address safety concerns, explore who they are, and work through trauma. Rebecca utilizes active listening and subscribes to CBT, EFT, and person-centered counseling. She often uses multiple tools and techniques to best match to each client.
(720) 893-8381 View (720) 893-8381
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Launa LaPorta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
Her main areas of focus include an array of mental health diagnoses and co-occurring disorders/issues, especially; depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, eating disorders, personality disorders and etc.
Launa LaPorta, LPC, is an individual psychotherapist, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from The University of Denver, Denver CO, with a MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Launa believes in providing client centered, trauma informed, and psychodynamic therapy with a strong utilization of clinical interventions based on client's desired areas of growth and needs.
Her main areas of focus include an array of mental health diagnoses and co-occurring disorders/issues, especially; depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, eating disorders, personality disorders and etc.
Launa LaPorta, LPC, is an individual psychotherapist, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from The University of Denver, Denver CO, with a MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Launa believes in providing client centered, trauma informed, and psychodynamic therapy with a strong utilization of clinical interventions based on client's desired areas of growth and needs.
(720) 802-3842 View (720) 802-3842
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Brittany Roper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
Her main areas of focus include trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Brittany Roper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's degree in Social Work. Brittany believes you are the expert of your life. She is honored to partner with you to explore your concerns, focus on your strengths, and provide tangible tools to help you reach your goals. She deeply cares about your well-being and greets you with empathy and warmth in a non-judgmental space where you can be your authentic self. Brittany uses evidence-based treatments through a trauma-informed lens.
Her main areas of focus include trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Brittany Roper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master's degree in Social Work. Brittany believes you are the expert of your life. She is honored to partner with you to explore your concerns, focus on your strengths, and provide tangible tools to help you reach your goals. She deeply cares about your well-being and greets you with empathy and warmth in a non-judgmental space where you can be your authentic self. Brittany uses evidence-based treatments through a trauma-informed lens.
(720) 784-5819 View (720) 784-5819
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Julie Blumenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
When you meet with Julie, you'll feel safe, secure, and comfortable. You'll feel connected and accepted so you can be yourself. You'll enjoy the humor Julie brings to each session when appropriate. Julie's clients can overcome relational issues and general life struggles, such as interpersonal communication and life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Active listening and unconditional positive regard are some of the tools Julie uses, as well as providing a balance between education and process. She provides clients with the skills and tools that they need to work through their struggles, inspiring confidence in them.
When you meet with Julie, you'll feel safe, secure, and comfortable. You'll feel connected and accepted so you can be yourself. You'll enjoy the humor Julie brings to each session when appropriate. Julie's clients can overcome relational issues and general life struggles, such as interpersonal communication and life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Active listening and unconditional positive regard are some of the tools Julie uses, as well as providing a balance between education and process. She provides clients with the skills and tools that they need to work through their struggles, inspiring confidence in them.
(720) 790-3267 View (720) 790-3267
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Laura Lavoie
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
I specialize in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, relationship issues, self worth, and confidence.
I strive to empower my clients to be their most amazing, vibrant, and truest selves. It is normal to struggle but we don't need to suffer. We're often on the right path when we feel lost. This shows us we are aware and open. We are not hard wired for change but we ARE innately predisposed to search for possibilities that support our values, goals, and dreams. I see my clients as creative, capable and whole. We live in a society that is focused on external “success” and appearance and this can create an internal chaos and disconnection from that which truly feeds the spirit. The good news is that we don’t have to live this way.
I specialize in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, relationship issues, self worth, and confidence.
I strive to empower my clients to be their most amazing, vibrant, and truest selves. It is normal to struggle but we don't need to suffer. We're often on the right path when we feel lost. This shows us we are aware and open. We are not hard wired for change but we ARE innately predisposed to search for possibilities that support our values, goals, and dreams. I see my clients as creative, capable and whole. We live in a society that is focused on external “success” and appearance and this can create an internal chaos and disconnection from that which truly feeds the spirit. The good news is that we don’t have to live this way.
(720) 807-1568 View (720) 807-1568
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Emily Fisher
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
My therapeutic perspective is trauma-informed, systemically rooted, and emotionally based.
The start of something new is filled with excitement, fear, hesitation, and a variety of other emotions that can influence whether we try again the next day. Therapy is no different. Whether it's beginning again, beginning anew, or simply beginning somewhere, the idea of therapy may stir up unfamiliar feelings. But when our emotions and relationships are a source of pain rather than support, we are left wondering if and how things can change. Seeing a therapist takes courage and you have taken the first step towards this change. My specialties include relationship counseling, boundaries, care takers, grief, anxiety, & depression.
My therapeutic perspective is trauma-informed, systemically rooted, and emotionally based.
The start of something new is filled with excitement, fear, hesitation, and a variety of other emotions that can influence whether we try again the next day. Therapy is no different. Whether it's beginning again, beginning anew, or simply beginning somewhere, the idea of therapy may stir up unfamiliar feelings. But when our emotions and relationships are a source of pain rather than support, we are left wondering if and how things can change. Seeing a therapist takes courage and you have taken the first step towards this change. My specialties include relationship counseling, boundaries, care takers, grief, anxiety, & depression.
(720) 408-3757 View (720) 408-3757
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Delia Berinde - Looking Forward Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR, CMIP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
Waitlist for new clients
I am also Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Trained.
I’d love to talk to you about what meaningful and long lasting fulfillment looks like. I believe that we have the innate resiliency to forge change for deeper meaning and joy. In my practice, I offer a safe and holistic space for all working through challenges so that you can find freedom from past patterns and habits that are getting in the way of what you really want: a greater sense of connection, more loving relationships, deeper contentment, happiness and joy. I am also a certified sound healer and offer crystal bowl sound healing experiences, or 10-15 minute experiences as part of the beginning or end of sessions if preferred.
I am also Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Trained.
I’d love to talk to you about what meaningful and long lasting fulfillment looks like. I believe that we have the innate resiliency to forge change for deeper meaning and joy. In my practice, I offer a safe and holistic space for all working through challenges so that you can find freedom from past patterns and habits that are getting in the way of what you really want: a greater sense of connection, more loving relationships, deeper contentment, happiness and joy. I am also a certified sound healer and offer crystal bowl sound healing experiences, or 10-15 minute experiences as part of the beginning or end of sessions if preferred.
(720) 640-9065 View (720) 640-9065
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Daniela Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214  (Online Only)
I see individuals and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, or any type of psychological distress.
Isn’t it beautiful waking up every morning with the biggest smile on your face, feeling complete, as if you own the world? Sadly, that is not the reality for many of us. There are times in our lives when we just feel stuck. Experiences of loneliness, pain, and anxiety can cause us to feel like we can’t breathe, draining us, and having an overall negative impact on our health. These experiences may be due to consequences of our choices, our past, or may just be unresolved issues that are beyond our control. It takes tremendous strength and courage to seek help and I truly commend you for taking that first step.
I see individuals and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, or any type of psychological distress.
Isn’t it beautiful waking up every morning with the biggest smile on your face, feeling complete, as if you own the world? Sadly, that is not the reality for many of us. There are times in our lives when we just feel stuck. Experiences of loneliness, pain, and anxiety can cause us to feel like we can’t breathe, draining us, and having an overall negative impact on our health. These experiences may be due to consequences of our choices, our past, or may just be unresolved issues that are beyond our control. It takes tremendous strength and courage to seek help and I truly commend you for taking that first step.
(720) 764-5677 View (720) 764-5677
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Monira Hallaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214  (Online Only)
I help clients struggling with anxiety,trauma,disordered eating,stress and relationship issues, Feeling stuck or stagnate? My therapeutic style utilizes judgement free curiosity and compassion to promote awareness, growth, and healing. I am an eternal learner in the field, and life in general. My therapeutic approach utilizes both insight oriented and skill based techniques that are research and data driven, to empower you to make sustainable changes. Therapy is helpful both when we are in crisis, and when we are working to avoid crisis. You don’t have to live in your struggles or stay stuck, effective change and help are available.
I help clients struggling with anxiety,trauma,disordered eating,stress and relationship issues, Feeling stuck or stagnate? My therapeutic style utilizes judgement free curiosity and compassion to promote awareness, growth, and healing. I am an eternal learner in the field, and life in general. My therapeutic approach utilizes both insight oriented and skill based techniques that are research and data driven, to empower you to make sustainable changes. Therapy is helpful both when we are in crisis, and when we are working to avoid crisis. You don’t have to live in your struggles or stay stuck, effective change and help are available.
(720) 640-6809 View (720) 640-6809
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Andrea Kirkland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, RYT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are here in Colorado surrounded by beauty and a vibrant community that is always seeking the next best thing. It can be an intimidating process to find your purpose and make your mark especially when you’re not feeling like yourself. “I know where I want to be in life, but just can’t seem to get there... Will therapy even work for me?... I feel like a piece of the puzzle is missing, now what?... I’m running out of time to change... I don’t know who to trust.” Fear, Doubt, and Shame like to interfere with our pursuit of self-improvement, introducing thoughts like these to keep us isolated and uncertain.
Perhaps you are here in Colorado surrounded by beauty and a vibrant community that is always seeking the next best thing. It can be an intimidating process to find your purpose and make your mark especially when you’re not feeling like yourself. “I know where I want to be in life, but just can’t seem to get there... Will therapy even work for me?... I feel like a piece of the puzzle is missing, now what?... I’m running out of time to change... I don’t know who to trust.” Fear, Doubt, and Shame like to interfere with our pursuit of self-improvement, introducing thoughts like these to keep us isolated and uncertain.
(720) 699-0922 View (720) 699-0922
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Savannah Rackley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MFTC
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
Savannah grew up in small town Arkansas where she developed a deep love for family, community, creativity, and learning. She loves reading epic fantasy novels, going to new restaurants, traveling the world, and being quick to laugh. Savannah went on to get her B.A. in Psychology and Leadership, and continued in her pursuit of helping others into getting her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Savannah grew up in small town Arkansas where she developed a deep love for family, community, creativity, and learning. She loves reading epic fantasy novels, going to new restaurants, traveling the world, and being quick to laugh. Savannah went on to get her B.A. in Psychology and Leadership, and continued in her pursuit of helping others into getting her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
(720) 477-6847 View (720) 477-6847
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Jamie Tolle
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Edgewater, CO 80214
Jamie Tolle is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado who started practicing in 2021. She received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University. Jamie believes that every client is unique with their own set of strengths and challenges. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each client's individual needs and strives to offer a nonjudgmental, open, and supportive environment to promote self-exploration, growth, and change.
Jamie Tolle is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado who started practicing in 2021. She received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University. Jamie believes that every client is unique with their own set of strengths and challenges. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each client's individual needs and strives to offer a nonjudgmental, open, and supportive environment to promote self-exploration, growth, and change.
(720) 523-0314 View (720) 523-0314
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Amanda Sweetbark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewater, CO 80214
You’re someone who has been relying on changing your body to change your life, overthinking every thought or feeling you have, fearing that if you don’t get in control that you will fall apart at any second. And even after all this time and effort, you still find yourself unable to find relief, feeling frustrated for not feeling different, despite trying everything. But you’re here because something has got to give. You’re ready to try something new to finally heal your relationship with yourself, your body, and food. Most importantly, you’re ready to find hope, lasting relief, and leave chaos behind. I want to help you get there.
You’re someone who has been relying on changing your body to change your life, overthinking every thought or feeling you have, fearing that if you don’t get in control that you will fall apart at any second. And even after all this time and effort, you still find yourself unable to find relief, feeling frustrated for not feeling different, despite trying everything. But you’re here because something has got to give. You’re ready to try something new to finally heal your relationship with yourself, your body, and food. Most importantly, you’re ready to find hope, lasting relief, and leave chaos behind. I want to help you get there.
(720) 753-5071 View (720) 753-5071

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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.