Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Englewood, CO

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Carly Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80111  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults struggling with grief, trauma, and self-confidence.
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Do you second-guess and shrink yourself in relationships? Find yourself upset "for no reason" often? You’re a hard worker, you use your logic, but still question your worth, feeling disconnected and powerless. Maybe you’re struggling with grief and loss, or coping with the chaos of a past or recent trauma. It’s all overwhelming, and you’re ready for things to get better. You’re ready to find the clarity you know is there. I want to help you get there.
I specialize in working with adults struggling with grief, trauma, and self-confidence.
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Do you second-guess and shrink yourself in relationships? Find yourself upset "for no reason" often? You’re a hard worker, you use your logic, but still question your worth, feeling disconnected and powerless. Maybe you’re struggling with grief and loss, or coping with the chaos of a past or recent trauma. It’s all overwhelming, and you’re ready for things to get better. You’re ready to find the clarity you know is there. I want to help you get there.
(970) 517-2107 View (970) 517-2107
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Sara Nawrocki
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80110
I specialize in helping individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and the effects of trauma and abuse.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - Haruki Murakami. At times, life brings us challenges and hurdles that we feel ill equipped to handle on our own. I feel honored to work with individuals as they navigate the many changes life brings-adolescence, transitioning to adulthood, marriage and family, career changes, divorce, loss of loved ones, and aging. Often, these changes create anxiety, depression, anger, and feeling "stuck" - and we may not know how to move forward. My clients seek to understand themselves better, to change old, unhelpful patterns of thinking and belief, and create lives full of meaning and joy!
I specialize in helping individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and the effects of trauma and abuse.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - Haruki Murakami. At times, life brings us challenges and hurdles that we feel ill equipped to handle on our own. I feel honored to work with individuals as they navigate the many changes life brings-adolescence, transitioning to adulthood, marriage and family, career changes, divorce, loss of loved ones, and aging. Often, these changes create anxiety, depression, anger, and feeling "stuck" - and we may not know how to move forward. My clients seek to understand themselves better, to change old, unhelpful patterns of thinking and belief, and create lives full of meaning and joy!
(303) 835-9754 View (303) 835-9754
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Tegan Rowley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80112
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma and parts work and do all things through a trauma-informed lens.
Do you ever feel like you’re knee deep in…stuff? Now you’re here, shopping for a therapist, which is probably not how you’d like to be spending your time (that Netflix won’t watch itself). Let's be honest, seeing all those letters after someone's name looks impressive but what good is alphabet soup if that person doesn’t “get” you. You need someone who you can be real with, who'll be there with you through "the suck." I'm an AF veteran who's been through “the suck” many times before and am now here to help guide you through this journey.
I specialize in trauma and parts work and do all things through a trauma-informed lens.
Do you ever feel like you’re knee deep in…stuff? Now you’re here, shopping for a therapist, which is probably not how you’d like to be spending your time (that Netflix won’t watch itself). Let's be honest, seeing all those letters after someone's name looks impressive but what good is alphabet soup if that person doesn’t “get” you. You need someone who you can be real with, who'll be there with you through "the suck." I'm an AF veteran who's been through “the suck” many times before and am now here to help guide you through this journey.
(720) 764-5099 View (720) 764-5099
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Emily Galenbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80112
If you are struggling to recover from traumatic events, PTSD, depression, anxiety, body image issues, and/or significant behavioral changes, or are a parent to a child/teen who is struggling with these issues, then I am here to help! These challenges often end up impacting not just you or your child, but the entire family and can leave everyone feeling hurt and out of control. With support, I would like to help you and/or your family move through the difficulty and discomfort into a new and healthier space. As a therapist, who loves working with children, teens, and young adults this is my passion.
If you are struggling to recover from traumatic events, PTSD, depression, anxiety, body image issues, and/or significant behavioral changes, or are a parent to a child/teen who is struggling with these issues, then I am here to help! These challenges often end up impacting not just you or your child, but the entire family and can leave everyone feeling hurt and out of control. With support, I would like to help you and/or your family move through the difficulty and discomfort into a new and healthier space. As a therapist, who loves working with children, teens, and young adults this is my passion.
(720) 679-8128 View (720) 679-8128
Rachel Wirtanen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80110
Life is meant to include fun, exploration, and positive self-development, especially for teens and young adults. But unaddressed trauma can get in the way, leading instead to anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and more. I specialize in helping young people who need support in dealing with complex trauma, also known as C-PTSD, and related struggles. Many troubled youths end up dealing with child protective services, foster placements, the courts, and related systems which can label them as the problem. No one should be identified by their trauma or past. You are a vibrant and valuable person just ready to break through.
Life is meant to include fun, exploration, and positive self-development, especially for teens and young adults. But unaddressed trauma can get in the way, leading instead to anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and more. I specialize in helping young people who need support in dealing with complex trauma, also known as C-PTSD, and related struggles. Many troubled youths end up dealing with child protective services, foster placements, the courts, and related systems which can label them as the problem. No one should be identified by their trauma or past. You are a vibrant and valuable person just ready to break through.
(720) 864-0908 View (720) 864-0908
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Samantha Ludin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80113  (Online Only)
For individuals, I specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, and sexual health concerns.
These are really tough times, aren't they? Existing issues feel bigger and it can be that much harder to cope. Therapy can heIp. I approach therapy in a warm and collaborative manner to help couples, individuals, and families identify new and adaptive ways to deal with life's challenges. In couples therapy, I use Emotion-Focused and Gottman approaches to help partners learn to manage and repair conflict, rebuild trust and intimacy, and build emotional connections. In family treatment, I'll work with your family to develop adaptive and healthy communication patterns, as well as address parenting concerns and behavioral issues.
For individuals, I specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, and sexual health concerns.
These are really tough times, aren't they? Existing issues feel bigger and it can be that much harder to cope. Therapy can heIp. I approach therapy in a warm and collaborative manner to help couples, individuals, and families identify new and adaptive ways to deal with life's challenges. In couples therapy, I use Emotion-Focused and Gottman approaches to help partners learn to manage and repair conflict, rebuild trust and intimacy, and build emotional connections. In family treatment, I'll work with your family to develop adaptive and healthy communication patterns, as well as address parenting concerns and behavioral issues.
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Jackie Kantor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80110
I have special interests in depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and grief. My clients often express wanting help with regulating emotions and behaviors, creating or improving relationships, regaining trust in themselves and others, and bolstering self-esteem. My goal is to both support and challenge my clients to help them build their most valued and meaningful life. I help my clients build up their inner resources and create a versatile toolbox of coping skills. I utilize a direct and compassionate approach.
I have special interests in depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and grief. My clients often express wanting help with regulating emotions and behaviors, creating or improving relationships, regaining trust in themselves and others, and bolstering self-esteem. My goal is to both support and challenge my clients to help them build their most valued and meaningful life. I help my clients build up their inner resources and create a versatile toolbox of coping skills. I utilize a direct and compassionate approach.
(720) 815-9573 View (720) 815-9573
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Mark E Prange
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80110
My personal experiences give me a unique perspective and ability to address OCD, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a very realistic, down-to-earth, straightforward therapist, and I strive to be both a genuine human being and an effective clinician. I work very well with teens, young adults, and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds, and have a solid understanding of a range of behavioral and developmental issues that can occur during these stages of life. In particular, I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
My personal experiences give me a unique perspective and ability to address OCD, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a very realistic, down-to-earth, straightforward therapist, and I strive to be both a genuine human being and an effective clinician. I work very well with teens, young adults, and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds, and have a solid understanding of a range of behavioral and developmental issues that can occur during these stages of life. In particular, I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
(970) 718-9186 View (970) 718-9186
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Nic Showalter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAC-III
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80112
I see adult and adolescent clients experiencing difficulties with substances, addictions, trauma, mental health and sexually related concerns and dysfunction. I see clients for individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and group therapy. I am also an experienced evaluator, I provide mental health and substance abuse evaluations for the individual and the courts. I have been in the field of mental health, substance abuse/addiction therapy and treatment for 24 years, and I have worked with more than 2500 clients and families.
I see adult and adolescent clients experiencing difficulties with substances, addictions, trauma, mental health and sexually related concerns and dysfunction. I see clients for individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and group therapy. I am also an experienced evaluator, I provide mental health and substance abuse evaluations for the individual and the courts. I have been in the field of mental health, substance abuse/addiction therapy and treatment for 24 years, and I have worked with more than 2500 clients and families.
(303) 842-2505 View (303) 842-2505
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Demelza Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80113  (Online Only)
When life's challenges become overwhelming, therapy can provide the tools to help you find balance and wholeness. I work with individuals that seek support with relationships, depression, anxiety, development of coping strategies, and past trauma. I use an experiential approach in my work that includes mindfulness skills and body-based interventions. I am also trained in EMDR, which is a technique that can help reprocess trauma. Call today to begin your journey toward healing!
When life's challenges become overwhelming, therapy can provide the tools to help you find balance and wholeness. I work with individuals that seek support with relationships, depression, anxiety, development of coping strategies, and past trauma. I use an experiential approach in my work that includes mindfulness skills and body-based interventions. I am also trained in EMDR, which is a technique that can help reprocess trauma. Call today to begin your journey toward healing!
(720) 463-1791 View (720) 463-1791
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Melinda Murphy
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80112
Hello! I am so happy you're here! My name is Melinda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Florida. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing trauma related issues, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and low self-esteem. I approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective when working with clients, however I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic modalities to meet each individual and family needs. I strive to keep my therapeutic environment a safe place without bias or judgment.
Hello! I am so happy you're here! My name is Melinda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Florida. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing trauma related issues, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and low self-esteem. I approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective when working with clients, however I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic modalities to meet each individual and family needs. I strive to keep my therapeutic environment a safe place without bias or judgment.
(720) 225-0553 View (720) 225-0553
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Erin Chelgren
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MS, MFTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80113  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients now. If you're not feeling heard or understood in your relationship or marriage, I want to help. With my advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and EMDR, I help couples identify and transform the root of the communication issues that keep them stuck in distress. Both partners will learn to express their emotions and unmet needs in an effective way that sparks intimate connection and joy. I am passionate about working with couples experiencing anxiety, depression, betrayal trauma, transitions, parenthood, and symptoms of trauma.
Accepting new clients now. If you're not feeling heard or understood in your relationship or marriage, I want to help. With my advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and EMDR, I help couples identify and transform the root of the communication issues that keep them stuck in distress. Both partners will learn to express their emotions and unmet needs in an effective way that sparks intimate connection and joy. I am passionate about working with couples experiencing anxiety, depression, betrayal trauma, transitions, parenthood, and symptoms of trauma.
(720) 807-7358 View (720) 807-7358
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Dr. Alex Littleton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80110
Dr. Alex Littleton is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, panic, trauma, and more. His practice (Vivid Psychology Group) uses evidence-based approaches to treat adults, teens, and children. He utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) for many anxiety-related issues.
Dr. Alex Littleton is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, panic, trauma, and more. His practice (Vivid Psychology Group) uses evidence-based approaches to treat adults, teens, and children. He utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) for many anxiety-related issues.
(720) 928-3496 View (720) 928-3496
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Taylor Bradshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80112
I primarily work with youth, adult individuals as well as couples using a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens.
I believe in the impact that connection has on our ability to navigate challenging moments in life as well as celebrate the lighter ones. The relationships we hold and the experiences they bring can be our biggest sources of pain and at the same time so powerful in our healing. In times when these influences leave us feeling lost and isolated, we can be left overwhelmed as well as unsure of how to move forward. My purpose as a counselor is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be real, become active in your healing and confident in determining what lasting change looks like for you.
I primarily work with youth, adult individuals as well as couples using a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens.
I believe in the impact that connection has on our ability to navigate challenging moments in life as well as celebrate the lighter ones. The relationships we hold and the experiences they bring can be our biggest sources of pain and at the same time so powerful in our healing. In times when these influences leave us feeling lost and isolated, we can be left overwhelmed as well as unsure of how to move forward. My purpose as a counselor is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be real, become active in your healing and confident in determining what lasting change looks like for you.
(720) 679-7552 View (720) 679-7552
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Marie Clyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80110
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD, and are feeling like you just can’t catch a break. You’re overwhelmed, constantly on edge, and making it through each day is like running a marathon that you were unable to train for. Dealing with all of this inside of you makes you feel so alone, believing that no one understands how you’re feeling. I work best with those of you who are experiencing work-related stress and relationship issues, as a result of feeling down, swamped, stressed out, or too scattered. What you want to get from therapy is understanding and solid solutions for getting back to your "normal" self.
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD, and are feeling like you just can’t catch a break. You’re overwhelmed, constantly on edge, and making it through each day is like running a marathon that you were unable to train for. Dealing with all of this inside of you makes you feel so alone, believing that no one understands how you’re feeling. I work best with those of you who are experiencing work-related stress and relationship issues, as a result of feeling down, swamped, stressed out, or too scattered. What you want to get from therapy is understanding and solid solutions for getting back to your "normal" self.
(720) 702-8117 View (720) 702-8117
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Jenny Acuna Brandt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80112
As a trauma-informed therapist using attachment-based therapy, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and integrate past and present experiences that have led to the disconnection you are feeling.
When love doesn't work, it hurts. Getting our relationships right with the people we love is crucial to our overall well-being. But getting it “right” is not always easy, in fact, sometimes it is REALLY hard. Chances are, you have tried to address the difficulties. If you're struggling to communicate, feel stuck in a cycle of arguments, or have a trauma history impacting your relationship(s), I am here to guide you towards greater connection and intimacy. Using what research has shown to be the most effective form of couples therapy (Emotionally Focused Therapy), we will work on better communication and greater emotional intimacy.
As a trauma-informed therapist using attachment-based therapy, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and integrate past and present experiences that have led to the disconnection you are feeling.
When love doesn't work, it hurts. Getting our relationships right with the people we love is crucial to our overall well-being. But getting it “right” is not always easy, in fact, sometimes it is REALLY hard. Chances are, you have tried to address the difficulties. If you're struggling to communicate, feel stuck in a cycle of arguments, or have a trauma history impacting your relationship(s), I am here to guide you towards greater connection and intimacy. Using what research has shown to be the most effective form of couples therapy (Emotionally Focused Therapy), we will work on better communication and greater emotional intimacy.
(720) 782-2148 View (720) 782-2148
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Theodore Hughar Hartzenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80111
My specialty lies in trauma and complex trauma, dissociation, and co-occurring disorders.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball. If you are here it means you are hoping to change your life for the better. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from the people and things that are important to you. Maybe you feel like you are only living half a life. Sometimes your problems become the only thing that you can focus on, and the life you want to live seems a distant dream. What if there was a way to get unstuck from your problems and get back into your life? Whatever weight you are carrying, these struggles do not have to become your story.
My specialty lies in trauma and complex trauma, dissociation, and co-occurring disorders.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball. If you are here it means you are hoping to change your life for the better. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from the people and things that are important to you. Maybe you feel like you are only living half a life. Sometimes your problems become the only thing that you can focus on, and the life you want to live seems a distant dream. What if there was a way to get unstuck from your problems and get back into your life? Whatever weight you are carrying, these struggles do not have to become your story.
(720) 513-6366 View (720) 513-6366
Katherine E Schoech
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80110
Today’s world can be very challenging, sometimes scary, and other times overwhelming. The decision to start therapy and finding the right therapist can also be scary and overwhelming, especially if you are already experiencing feelings of low self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, addictions, or histories of abuse, neglect, trauma, lack of focus and attention, mood swings, sleep issues, food, and weight issues, or are just feeling unhappy. Don’t lose hope, you can have relief from what you are experiencing, change your behaviors or lifestyle and meet your personal goals by participating in therapy.
Today’s world can be very challenging, sometimes scary, and other times overwhelming. The decision to start therapy and finding the right therapist can also be scary and overwhelming, especially if you are already experiencing feelings of low self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, addictions, or histories of abuse, neglect, trauma, lack of focus and attention, mood swings, sleep issues, food, and weight issues, or are just feeling unhappy. Don’t lose hope, you can have relief from what you are experiencing, change your behaviors or lifestyle and meet your personal goals by participating in therapy.
(720) 613-9180 View (720) 613-9180
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Kelly Elizabeth Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Englewood, CO 80110  (Online Only)
Specialties: depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, spiritual abuse, mindfulness, Veteran’s issues, first responders, men’s issues, and neurodivergence, including ADHD and autism.
I offer individual therapy tailored to each individual’s needs. If you are struggling with relationships, a difficult circumstance in life, or you know what your struggles are but can’t seem to change them, I can offer help. In therapy, I offer a genuine relationship to help you navigate difficult life stages, understand yourself more deeply, and get to a better understanding of the nature of your concerns.
Specialties: depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, spiritual abuse, mindfulness, Veteran’s issues, first responders, men’s issues, and neurodivergence, including ADHD and autism.
I offer individual therapy tailored to each individual’s needs. If you are struggling with relationships, a difficult circumstance in life, or you know what your struggles are but can’t seem to change them, I can offer help. In therapy, I offer a genuine relationship to help you navigate difficult life stages, understand yourself more deeply, and get to a better understanding of the nature of your concerns.
(303) 625-6609 View (303) 625-6609
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Britni J. Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, CO 80112
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma.
I’m not here to “fix” you. I am here to walk with you on your healing journey. During a counseling session with me, you can expect a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to discovering the root causes of your concerns. You can also expect authenticity and transparency. I want you to feel welcome and comfortable in a space that requires vulnerability while we explore the deepest parts of you. It’s highly likely that we may even laugh together at times.
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma.
I’m not here to “fix” you. I am here to walk with you on your healing journey. During a counseling session with me, you can expect a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to discovering the root causes of your concerns. You can also expect authenticity and transparency. I want you to feel welcome and comfortable in a space that requires vulnerability while we explore the deepest parts of you. It’s highly likely that we may even laugh together at times.
(720) 790-6449 View (720) 790-6449
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.