Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Newtown, CT

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Tameria Macari
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship. I respect the uniqueness of each client’s experience and history as well as the diversity and story that each individual brings. It is my goal to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health, and provide an environment that feels safe and easily accessible. I am an advocate for the use of preventative mental health and wellness strategies in treatment and passionate about remedying the effect of childhood trauma , as well as establishing a culture of resilience, equality, and connectedness. I help clients to accept complexity, abandon shame, and find self compassion.
(203) 424-2971
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Susan Boritz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LADC
Verified
Verified
I am also certified in EMDR to help you relieve stress and resolve trauma .
I take clients from where they are to where they want to be.
(203) 989-2181
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Elaine Almeida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I see individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, trauma , grief & loss, addiction and chronic illness.
Life is a series of transitions that sometimes create anxiety and other emotions or feelings that are difficult to maneuver. I offer support through these transitions working with the mind, body, and spirit. My approach is holistic. I believe that it is important to tend to all aspects of a person for whole health and healing.
(203) 580-6981
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Dana Martinez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My specialties include psychological testing, attachment disorders, grief & loss, eating disorders, and PTSD .
As a psychologist, my job is to help my patients (adults, children, couples, and families) identify problematic patterns, understand formative relationships, and develop self understanding. Therapy can help children/teens learn how to express themselves and develop positive coping skills. The greatest predictor of success in therapy is the therapist-patient relationship and finding a therapist with whom you feel understood and can explore painful issues is crucial. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where we can explore the past and create a new future. I am bilingual-bicultural in Spanish and English.
(475) 323-4262
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Andria Rodriguez LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming due to trauma , increased anxiety and depressive symptoms leading us to believe there is something inherently wrong with us. We sometimes forget that we have the power to change our situation and circumstances. My goal is not to just treat the symptoms, but rather uncover the underlying root cause that triggered these symptoms and empower you to move forward in a positive direction. Treating the symptoms alone may cause the issue to present itself again.
(203) 625-1525
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Megan Tredennick Hus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, ADS, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I use a person-centered approach to assist my clients in identifying their goals and paint an image of what they envision for themselves. I enjoy helping individuals work through infertility and or other women's issues (post-partum, pregnancy). Often, I treat clients struggling with life events, trauma , substance abuse/addiction, depression and anxiety. I have been working with in need families (adolescents and adults) throughout New Haven and Fairfield County for the past decade. I have an eclectic approach, meaning I use a variety of treatment modalities to work on issues presented.
(203) 633-3851
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Clinical Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LADC, LPC, CCS, MAC
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of clinical experience and specialize in addiction, trauma , anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and depression.
I believe that transformation is possible for every person and that each client is a unique individual who needs to be understood from their personal worldview. I can help you identify coping skills for difficulties you are having - addiction, anxiety, trauma , anger, depression, divorce; and strategies to help you become empowered and in touch with your feelings. I can help you resolve the problems for which you are seeking treatment but also to help you to identify your strengths that will allow you to experience happiness and peace within yourself and others, and to live a life that you envision!!
(203) 349-3270
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Zhena Dickinson Hadar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced therapist who welcomes individuals and couples who want to find relief and overcome barriers that prevent them from feeling fulfilled. I specialize in working with anxiety, panic disorders, depression, grief, chronic illness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, career stress, self-esteem issues as well as trauma .
(203) 463-4848
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Head Up: A New Direction In Healing, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Everyone experiences trauma ; it's how you cope with the trauma that can change a person for better or for worse.
Would you like to feel whole again? My trauma -informed awareness, supportive, encouraging, empowering nature, coupled with spirituality and guidance will provide a solid foundation a client will need to connect their inner and outer self. I secure a safe, non-judgmental environment where a client is able to connect the Mind, Body and Soul to create their whole self.
(203) 872-5296
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Claudia Patricia Brandao Braz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with Family, Couples and Individuals,mainly noticing and understanding the entire system involved. I have been trained TF-CBT, TI-CPP and EMDR which are all types of trauma treatment for children and individuals. My experience working with families w/children with special needs, trauma and domestic violence history adds an expertise in my practice.
(203) 889-9328
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Diane E Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am highly trained in working with trauma clients of any nature with a focus on the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization) Therapy.
I work with couples, groups and individuals including adolescents. My experience with interpersonal relationship difficulties is substantial along with depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting issues, traumas and eating disorders.
(203) 528-0984
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Maggie McCaffrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with those dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma (EMDR trained), stress, addiction and more.
I use an eclectic approach toward building more balance and meaning in your life. Taking a closer look at what motivates your decision-making, together we can begin this process. My effort is to meet you where you are in this moment, and move toward greater clarity. It is my hope to guide you, and develop the measure of empowerment, encouragement and healing you may need.
(203) 951-6773
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Alyson Halas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
EFT/Tapping is brain based somatic release technique recognized by the American Psychological Association as an effective treatment for stress & trauma .
Are you looking for a way to release from your past and ground into the present moment? Have you tried therapy before and it hasn't helped, but something is drawing you back? Or maybe you have benefited from therapy in the past and you are ready for your next layer of healing. As a trauma focused therapist, we will assess and treat trauma first and then see if anything is left to do after that. Often, when we address the roots of trauma at the level of your physiology/body, symptoms resolve completely or if still present, stop interfering with your life and ability to experience joy and pursue purpose and passion.
(203) 904-2349
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Maureen Berube
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinical experience has included work with couples, families and individuals around addiction, life transitions, family conflict, bereavement, trauma , depression and anxiety.
Would you like to improve your relationships? Your job? Or other life situations? I strive to help clients experience immediate relief from problems by shifting perspective and working on the development of new skills. Life transitions like a new relationship, loss, marriage, divorce or job change can be challenging and may require outside help. I provide an unconditionally accepting environment to help you explore solutions that lead to meaningful, long-term results.
(203) 941-6012
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Kimberly Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma informed therapist who utilizes CBT along with elements of Psychodynamic Theory and Attachment Theory. Our sessions will be a balance of self-reflection, insight and support while also learning strategies to help cope with the distressing emotions, thoughts or memories you are experiencing. I offer psychoeducation surrounding the science behind how the brain, nervous system, thoughts and emotions play a role in mental health, and how we can use this information as part of the treatment process together.
(860) 398-5317
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Envision Counseling And Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
Life presents us with challenges each day. It is how you meet these challenges that determines the quality and course of life. Are you overwhelmed, having feelings of anxiousness, sadness, depression or confusion? Maybe you are experiencing a loss or repeating self-defeating behaviors, or emotional patterns that lead to unhappiness in relationships, work or other areas of your life. My specialty areas include women's and relational issues, life transitions, depression, trauma , sexual issues and stress/anxiety. If you are struggling and feel that some change needs to happen, I would like to be a resource for you.
(860) 498-6140
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Jennifer Sousa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have worked with those who have complex trauma .
Coping with life's struggles alone can be overwhelming. I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years experience. I am a trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Response). I view the therapeutic process as the ability to grow and change through one's willingness to seek a more positive existence. Therapeutic change is not a 'one size fits all' philosophy and I will work with you individually according to your own needs and goals.
(475) 256-5133
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Southbury Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified
Verified
Southbury Counseling works with teens and adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma , substance use disorders, and family issues. Southbury Counseling will match you with a counselor best skilled to assist you with your specific issues and at your convenience.
(203) 457-8315
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Kate Bradley Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I know how important it is to find a therapist who is the right fit for you, who you can trust, and feel safe and comfortable with. I offer a warm and empathetic approach. I have over 10 years of professional experience working with child, adolescent, young adult, and adult clients. I have worked with clients on a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma , self harm, anger and impulsivity, grief/loss, and parenting/attachment issues.
(475) 253-3441
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Newtown, CT 06470
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Joshua Royer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Josh has experience working with many different clients including, LGBTQ+, PTSD , anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, and social conflict.
Joshua Royer is a Masters Level Social Worker (LMSW) with several years of providing in-home services to children and their families. Josh currently works as a social worker working with youth who are confirmed victims of human trafficking. He specializes in working with children and adolescents. Josh draws from the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency) model to strengthen the child-caregiver relationship while addressing trauma related symptoms. Through their work history, Josh has become well-versed in high risk assessments including the thresholds for higher level of care.
(475) 258-8374
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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.