Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Bridge To Restoration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Taking the first step towards healing from childhood trauma can be challenging, but it's a powerful decision. If you're struggling with anxiety or depression and suspect it may be rooted in past experiences, you're not alone. At Bridge To Restoration, we offer compassionate online therapy for individuals (preteens to adults) residing in Kentucky and Indiana. We specialize in trauma-informed therapy utilizing CBT and narrative therapy to help you: Understand and process your past experiences. Manage difficult emotions like anger, sadness, and anxiety.
Taking the first step towards healing from childhood trauma can be challenging, but it's a powerful decision. If you're struggling with anxiety or depression and suspect it may be rooted in past experiences, you're not alone. At Bridge To Restoration, we offer compassionate online therapy for individuals (preteens to adults) residing in Kentucky and Indiana. We specialize in trauma-informed therapy utilizing CBT and narrative therapy to help you: Understand and process your past experiences. Manage difficult emotions like anger, sadness, and anxiety.
(270) 279-0034 View (270) 279-0034
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Juan Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
With 20 years of trauma-based experience, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, foster parents, community providers, and family courts in addressing the clients presenting symptoms such as anxiety, PTSD, depression and relationship issues which are making day-to-day life difficult.
Hi, my name is Juan. Taking ownership of your stuff requires a level of honesty you can’t even imagine. There is nothing easy about realizing YOU are the one that’s been holding yourself back this whole time. I am here to help you change that!
With 20 years of trauma-based experience, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, foster parents, community providers, and family courts in addressing the clients presenting symptoms such as anxiety, PTSD, depression and relationship issues which are making day-to-day life difficult.
Hi, my name is Juan. Taking ownership of your stuff requires a level of honesty you can’t even imagine. There is nothing easy about realizing YOU are the one that’s been holding yourself back this whole time. I am here to help you change that!
(502) 735-0776 View (502) 735-0776
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Niki Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204  (Online Only)
I see individual adult clients (18 and up) with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma and abuse, grief and loss, co-dependency, adjustment to life events and change, or challenges of living with neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism or giftedness.
04/016/24- Currently accepting new telehealth clients! First and foremost, I offer radical acceptance and non-judgment to my clients. I listen with alert compassion and a deep curiosity about your unique story, strengths and struggles. The focus is on YOU, the client. Please go to my website www.sadhanacounseling.com to learn more about my background and approach. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly and Neurodivergent-affirming care. An area in which I am especially effective is providing support and guidance to young women struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, while balancing new demands in career and relationships.
I see individual adult clients (18 and up) with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma and abuse, grief and loss, co-dependency, adjustment to life events and change, or challenges of living with neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism or giftedness.
04/016/24- Currently accepting new telehealth clients! First and foremost, I offer radical acceptance and non-judgment to my clients. I listen with alert compassion and a deep curiosity about your unique story, strengths and struggles. The focus is on YOU, the client. Please go to my website www.sadhanacounseling.com to learn more about my background and approach. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly and Neurodivergent-affirming care. An area in which I am especially effective is providing support and guidance to young women struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, while balancing new demands in career and relationships.
(502) 410-2938 View (502) 410-2938
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Susan Diemer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TAAP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
My specialties include trauma which encompasses everything from childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect, physical/sexual assault, accidents, domestic violence, and human trafficking - to trauma others may not even recognize as “traumatic,” but if it negatively impacts you, it’s trauma! .
TRUST – It’s a simple word, but for those who have been hurt – physically, sexually, emotionally, or spiritually – it’s far from simple to do. Trust is not something I will expect from you initially, but something I will feel honored to earn, as our therapeutic alliance grows and we celebrate together the courage it took for you to seek therapy. I can help you discover what you would like your life to become, even if that sounds impossible right now. I am an LCSW with experience in working with adults and children. I believe individual change can break cycles of abuse and promote parenting styles to build up future generations.
My specialties include trauma which encompasses everything from childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect, physical/sexual assault, accidents, domestic violence, and human trafficking - to trauma others may not even recognize as “traumatic,” but if it negatively impacts you, it’s trauma! .
TRUST – It’s a simple word, but for those who have been hurt – physically, sexually, emotionally, or spiritually – it’s far from simple to do. Trust is not something I will expect from you initially, but something I will feel honored to earn, as our therapeutic alliance grows and we celebrate together the courage it took for you to seek therapy. I can help you discover what you would like your life to become, even if that sounds impossible right now. I am an LCSW with experience in working with adults and children. I believe individual change can break cycles of abuse and promote parenting styles to build up future generations.
(502) 443-1516 View (502) 443-1516
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Creative Counseling Solutions PLLC - Linda Rose
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MEd, ATR
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I'm accepting Clients! and offering ZOOM, phone and office sessions. FIRST SESSION DISCOUNT! Feeling Stuck? Need Solutions? Everyone does sometimes. When you're stuck, try something different! I treat Individuals, couples, families - I am genuine, down to earth, empathetic and take a gentle approach, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief/loss, job stresses, toxic relationships and divorce recovery. Are you a highly sensitive person? Does life overwhelm you? I understand and I can help. If spirituality is a comfort, I am a Christian and comfortable including all faiths into our conversations.
I'm accepting Clients! and offering ZOOM, phone and office sessions. FIRST SESSION DISCOUNT! Feeling Stuck? Need Solutions? Everyone does sometimes. When you're stuck, try something different! I treat Individuals, couples, families - I am genuine, down to earth, empathetic and take a gentle approach, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief/loss, job stresses, toxic relationships and divorce recovery. Are you a highly sensitive person? Does life overwhelm you? I understand and I can help. If spirituality is a comfort, I am a Christian and comfortable including all faiths into our conversations.
(502) 804-2100 View (502) 804-2100
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Beth Lyons
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I specialize in guiding those with trauma in the healing process through proven practices such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems techniques that heal at a deeper level.
As a licensed professional clinical counselor with 25 years of experience in the mental health field, I specialize in helping people discover their best selves and their own power to overcome trauma and adversity. If you find yourself being controlled by the events of your past and your own emotions, that may be because our bodies and brains are wired for protection and preservation. When that happens, our own thoughts and feelings can seem to betray us and hold us back with feelings of overwhelm, depression and anxiety. However, our bodies also have the intrinsic ability to heal given the right guidance and interventions.
I specialize in guiding those with trauma in the healing process through proven practices such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems techniques that heal at a deeper level.
As a licensed professional clinical counselor with 25 years of experience in the mental health field, I specialize in helping people discover their best selves and their own power to overcome trauma and adversity. If you find yourself being controlled by the events of your past and your own emotions, that may be because our bodies and brains are wired for protection and preservation. When that happens, our own thoughts and feelings can seem to betray us and hold us back with feelings of overwhelm, depression and anxiety. However, our bodies also have the intrinsic ability to heal given the right guidance and interventions.
(502) 403-2257 View (502) 403-2257
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Cheryl Ades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Due to my personal healing from addiction and trauma via IFS and recovery, I have a deep understanding of the healing process and a great respect for the courage my clients possess.
I have conducted seminars on food addiction and have written regularly for "Today's Woman's" magazine since 2005." My goal is to help indiviuals improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by helping them clear up issues that get in their way. These may include addictions, difficulty with family/couple relationships, sexual abuse and unresolved trauma. I am an adoptive parent so I have an understanding of the trials of single parenthood. By involving mind, body, and spirit, I hope to lead my clients toward deeper levels of integration and fuller lives.
Due to my personal healing from addiction and trauma via IFS and recovery, I have a deep understanding of the healing process and a great respect for the courage my clients possess.
I have conducted seminars on food addiction and have written regularly for "Today's Woman's" magazine since 2005." My goal is to help indiviuals improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by helping them clear up issues that get in their way. These may include addictions, difficulty with family/couple relationships, sexual abuse and unresolved trauma. I am an adoptive parent so I have an understanding of the trials of single parenthood. By involving mind, body, and spirit, I hope to lead my clients toward deeper levels of integration and fuller lives.
(502) 324-3471 View (502) 324-3471
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LaShonda Sims Duncan
Counselor, LPCC-S, LCMHC, NCC, RYT200, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40229  (Online Only)
Understanding that the body keeps the score in relation to trauma, I integrate yoga, mindfulness, therapeutic breath work, meditation, and somatic practices into my work to activate presence and embodiment.
Every now and then life has a way of hitting us hard. I believe that when individuals enter counseling they are feeling gridlocked in their current situation and need assistance navigating their way out of the storms. I see counseling as a process by which I guide my client in exploration and identification of their needs. Through cognitive and somatic techniques I help raise clients' awareness of ineffective behaviors, toxic cycles, and distorted thinking patterns that may be standing in the way of the changes they desire in life. I believe that transformation begins when we slow down, tune into our bodies, and honor what comes up.
Understanding that the body keeps the score in relation to trauma, I integrate yoga, mindfulness, therapeutic breath work, meditation, and somatic practices into my work to activate presence and embodiment.
Every now and then life has a way of hitting us hard. I believe that when individuals enter counseling they are feeling gridlocked in their current situation and need assistance navigating their way out of the storms. I see counseling as a process by which I guide my client in exploration and identification of their needs. Through cognitive and somatic techniques I help raise clients' awareness of ineffective behaviors, toxic cycles, and distorted thinking patterns that may be standing in the way of the changes they desire in life. I believe that transformation begins when we slow down, tune into our bodies, and honor what comes up.
(502) 822-5460 View (502) 822-5460
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MacKenzie Binkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
My name is MacKenzie Binkley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am a compassionate and holistic therapist who specializes in trauma work and disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, as well as addictions. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and importance of addressing all aspects of well-being, I am committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their experiences, emotions, and beliefs.
My name is MacKenzie Binkley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am a compassionate and holistic therapist who specializes in trauma work and disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, as well as addictions. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and importance of addressing all aspects of well-being, I am committed to guiding clients towards healing and growth. My goal in therapy is to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their experiences, emotions, and beliefs.
(502) 743-4821 View (502) 743-4821
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Amanda Newton
MA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40205
Are you tired of feeling stuck in patterns of stress, overwhelm, or anxiety? Do you feel like you have trauma or emotions stuck in your body? Do you long for a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others? Sleep issues? Do you feel numb like you are just going through the motions? Stuck in fight, fight or freeze? Have you experienced traditional talk therapy but feels like something is missing? If any of these sound like you, you've come to the right place. You can also check out my website for more info: wellnesssomaticcenter.com
Are you tired of feeling stuck in patterns of stress, overwhelm, or anxiety? Do you feel like you have trauma or emotions stuck in your body? Do you long for a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others? Sleep issues? Do you feel numb like you are just going through the motions? Stuck in fight, fight or freeze? Have you experienced traditional talk therapy but feels like something is missing? If any of these sound like you, you've come to the right place. You can also check out my website for more info: wellnesssomaticcenter.com
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Catherine Eleson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LCMHCA , LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40213
I provide heart-centered, attachment based support for all types of people, but I enjoy working with Individuals with complex trauma history.
If you are motivated to understand the conscious and unconscious forces and meanings that shape your experience and relationships; If you feel you are without choices; if you are struggling with questions of self-worth; if you are grieving; if you feel hurt, betrayed or abandoned, I encourage you to take the brave first step toward your self by entering into this safe space of non-judgment. I desire to create a safe and therapeutic space where individuals feel the safety to be seen and known.
I provide heart-centered, attachment based support for all types of people, but I enjoy working with Individuals with complex trauma history.
If you are motivated to understand the conscious and unconscious forces and meanings that shape your experience and relationships; If you feel you are without choices; if you are struggling with questions of self-worth; if you are grieving; if you feel hurt, betrayed or abandoned, I encourage you to take the brave first step toward your self by entering into this safe space of non-judgment. I desire to create a safe and therapeutic space where individuals feel the safety to be seen and known.
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Amy Mudd, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40205
Ready to be free from overwhelming anxiety, unwanted emotional and physical reactions related to stressful or traumatic events, phobias, negative messages about yourself and mindfully practice the kind of life you want to live? We will partner using Havening Techniques(tm), and accelerated resolution therapy to reduce or eliminate negative reactions that interfere with the choices you want to make in your life today and practice building the purposeful life you want. I have been a licensed clinician for 19 years working in community based agencies focused on trauma and hospital based services focused on depression and anxiety.
Ready to be free from overwhelming anxiety, unwanted emotional and physical reactions related to stressful or traumatic events, phobias, negative messages about yourself and mindfully practice the kind of life you want to live? We will partner using Havening Techniques(tm), and accelerated resolution therapy to reduce or eliminate negative reactions that interfere with the choices you want to make in your life today and practice building the purposeful life you want. I have been a licensed clinician for 19 years working in community based agencies focused on trauma and hospital based services focused on depression and anxiety.
(502) 513-6204 View (502) 513-6204
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Kristi Collier Thompson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
Waitlist for new clients
I am a trauma-informed, licensed counselor specializing in children, teenagers, adults and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, relational trauma (adoption, foster care, chronic illness, abuse or neglect), chronic illness and chronic pain. With over 20 years of experience, I am certified in EMDR, and trained in Theraplay, internal family systems (IFS), DBT, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, solution-focused brief counseling, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Prepare-Enrich and mindfulness.
I am a trauma-informed, licensed counselor specializing in children, teenagers, adults and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, relational trauma (adoption, foster care, chronic illness, abuse or neglect), chronic illness and chronic pain. With over 20 years of experience, I am certified in EMDR, and trained in Theraplay, internal family systems (IFS), DBT, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, solution-focused brief counseling, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Prepare-Enrich and mindfulness.
(502) 287-0133 View (502) 287-0133
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Janet Rittenhouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40217
If you want help in managing past trauma, major depression, anxiety ADHD, or other struggles, I hope you will consider me to be in your corner.
Many of my clients are struggling to overcome situations and expectations that feel out of their control. Whether these are coming from the inside or outside they can be overwhelming and painful. It can feel like we are no match for our thoughts and feelings but my clients learn to recognize their resources, using them to tame negativity bias, isolation and despair. In that process clients experience their relationships and actions aligning more with what they really want.
If you want help in managing past trauma, major depression, anxiety ADHD, or other struggles, I hope you will consider me to be in your corner.
Many of my clients are struggling to overcome situations and expectations that feel out of their control. Whether these are coming from the inside or outside they can be overwhelming and painful. It can feel like we are no match for our thoughts and feelings but my clients learn to recognize their resources, using them to tame negativity bias, isolation and despair. In that process clients experience their relationships and actions aligning more with what they really want.
(502) 369-0646 View (502) 369-0646
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Marie Coma-Thompson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204
I specialize in working with grief, loss, and trauma and also have experience working with anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, depression, and relationship issues. I take a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to therapy and enjoy relating to and uncovering a person’s highest self. In my work with clients, I draw from mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, and Existential approaches. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for trauma.
I specialize in working with grief, loss, and trauma and also have experience working with anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, depression, and relationship issues. I take a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to therapy and enjoy relating to and uncovering a person’s highest self. In my work with clients, I draw from mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, and Existential approaches. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for trauma.
(502) 398-9081 View (502) 398-9081
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Mike Eiden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
I have been trained as a clinical social worker, addictions counselor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I utilize experiential therapies and EMDR to help people reclaim their lives. In my practice I focus on helping adults struggling with developmental trauma and PTSD, sex and pornography addiction, recovery from narcissistic abuse & traumatic bonding, and drug/alcohol addiction. Parents of addicted adults and folks with internet/gaming/screen addictions are also specialty areas.
I have been trained as a clinical social worker, addictions counselor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I utilize experiential therapies and EMDR to help people reclaim their lives. In my practice I focus on helping adults struggling with developmental trauma and PTSD, sex and pornography addiction, recovery from narcissistic abuse & traumatic bonding, and drug/alcohol addiction. Parents of addicted adults and folks with internet/gaming/screen addictions are also specialty areas.
(502) 306-0343 View (502) 306-0343
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Troy Fessel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families to address complex life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, adverse life events, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, oppositional defiance, and disruptive behaviors. I specialize in utilizing EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT to address many of these concerns. I have over 10 years of clinical experience.
I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families to address complex life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, adverse life events, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, oppositional defiance, and disruptive behaviors. I specialize in utilizing EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT to address many of these concerns. I have over 10 years of clinical experience.
(502) 532-2632 View (502) 532-2632
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David Tarullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
As the owner and founder of The Revolution in Counseling I have sought to understand, develop, and implement the most effective and innovative therapies in the field. I work to treat problems at their core to enable real and sustainable change. I have treated a wide range of mental health disorders, but I primarily specialize in treating Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Sex Addiction, Personality Disorders, Betrayal Trauma, Co-Dependency, and Families with Addiction.
As the owner and founder of The Revolution in Counseling I have sought to understand, develop, and implement the most effective and innovative therapies in the field. I work to treat problems at their core to enable real and sustainable change. I have treated a wide range of mental health disorders, but I primarily specialize in treating Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Sex Addiction, Personality Disorders, Betrayal Trauma, Co-Dependency, and Families with Addiction.
(502) 890-9511 View (502) 890-9511
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Jess Hummel
Counselor, LPCA, MEd
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Life can be difficult no matter our situation and it can be helpful to have a support who we know will listen to us with compassion. Over the past 6+ years, I have gained experience working with a variety of concerns from everyday stress to trauma to severe mental illness. As a therapist my entire focus is the well-being of my client and utilizing my experience to assist them in finding peace.
Life can be difficult no matter our situation and it can be helpful to have a support who we know will listen to us with compassion. Over the past 6+ years, I have gained experience working with a variety of concerns from everyday stress to trauma to severe mental illness. As a therapist my entire focus is the well-being of my client and utilizing my experience to assist them in finding peace.
(502) 906-6677 View (502) 906-6677
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Kendrah Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40217
I am a trauma-informed therapist who believes in a person-centered approach to therapy. I want to help clients develop coping skills to manage emotions and create a balanced life. I believe in treating the whole person.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who believes in a person-centered approach to therapy. I want to help clients develop coping skills to manage emotions and create a balanced life. I believe in treating the whole person.
(502) 747-1395 View (502) 747-1395

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.