Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Alana Serfaty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Although most people will experience anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem and relationship issues at some point in their life, some issues affect women differently and thus they need a different approach. Women deal with many unique issues like carrying the emotional burden in relationships, having different standards of physical beauty, being discriminated against at work, struggling with fertility issues, and experiencing interesectional racism. Women are often told to "deal with it" or that they are being too emotional, but I am here to tell you that your feelings are completely valid!
Although most people will experience anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem and relationship issues at some point in their life, some issues affect women differently and thus they need a different approach. Women deal with many unique issues like carrying the emotional burden in relationships, having different standards of physical beauty, being discriminated against at work, struggling with fertility issues, and experiencing interesectional racism. Women are often told to "deal with it" or that they are being too emotional, but I am here to tell you that your feelings are completely valid!
(301) 701-3292 View (301) 701-3292
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Kenya Dickens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing Intergenerational Trauma, Sexual Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Grief/loss, Intimate Partner Violence, Stress Management, and Life Changes.
Welcome to this space - I see you! I see that you are ready and open to truly take care of yourself and prioritize your wellbeing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or frustrated. You may experience difficulty at work, in your relationships, or in creating the next steps for your life. Together, we can help you identify what is holding you back, develop a plan to enhance your self esteem, skills, or mood, and work together on creating more ease, stability, and happiness for you. Therapy is the only relationship in your life that is all about you. So, let's focus on what you want and need.
I enjoy working with people who are experiencing Intergenerational Trauma, Sexual Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Grief/loss, Intimate Partner Violence, Stress Management, and Life Changes.
Welcome to this space - I see you! I see that you are ready and open to truly take care of yourself and prioritize your wellbeing. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or frustrated. You may experience difficulty at work, in your relationships, or in creating the next steps for your life. Together, we can help you identify what is holding you back, develop a plan to enhance your self esteem, skills, or mood, and work together on creating more ease, stability, and happiness for you. Therapy is the only relationship in your life that is all about you. So, let's focus on what you want and need.
(410) 824-5172 View (410) 824-5172
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Maggie Vincent
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
I have worked for over 30 years with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are challenged with anxiety, depression and unresolved trauma.
I believe that therapy is about hope and choices. I know that when a person begins to feel supported and understood, change can happen rapidly. I provide highly individualized treatment that combines the best of evidence-based practices with mindfulness and movement awareness.
I have worked for over 30 years with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are challenged with anxiety, depression and unresolved trauma.
I believe that therapy is about hope and choices. I know that when a person begins to feel supported and understood, change can happen rapidly. I provide highly individualized treatment that combines the best of evidence-based practices with mindfulness and movement awareness.
(443) 955-5797 View (443) 955-5797
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Joseph Tropper
Counselor, PsyD, MS, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
My experience has put me in contact with hundreds of clients ranging from children to adults suffering from issues that include: anxiety, depression, adjustment, addictions, trauma, family challenges and much more.
If you found this page it's because you're contemplating getting help for yourself or a loved one. Congratulations on taking the next step! It takes bravery and honesty to face our challenges. The good news is your life can and will be better. With our shared commitment to your growth and success we can work together to help you live the life you've always dreamed of and that you deserve. I’m licensed in Maryland, NY and NJ. Call me for a free consult today with any questions you have.
My experience has put me in contact with hundreds of clients ranging from children to adults suffering from issues that include: anxiety, depression, adjustment, addictions, trauma, family challenges and much more.
If you found this page it's because you're contemplating getting help for yourself or a loved one. Congratulations on taking the next step! It takes bravery and honesty to face our challenges. The good news is your life can and will be better. With our shared commitment to your growth and success we can work together to help you live the life you've always dreamed of and that you deserve. I’m licensed in Maryland, NY and NJ. Call me for a free consult today with any questions you have.
(443) 221-6294 View (443) 221-6294
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Nicole Mattocks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in EMDR and Motivational Interviewing to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress.
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
I am trained in EMDR and Motivational Interviewing to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress.
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
(410) 936-5732 View (410) 936-5732
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Elizabeth Holmes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Everyone experiences moments in our lives that feel overwhelming. These moments may seem like a brick wall. We may feel beaten and torn by stressful situations or experiences. With assistance, these experiences can act as an opportunity for personal growth. I would love to have the chance to assist you in gaining control of your life, making desired changes and to adjust to life challenges. I utilize evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to give you the treatment you need. Treatment focus includes substance abuse counseling, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and adjustment issues.
Everyone experiences moments in our lives that feel overwhelming. These moments may seem like a brick wall. We may feel beaten and torn by stressful situations or experiences. With assistance, these experiences can act as an opportunity for personal growth. I would love to have the chance to assist you in gaining control of your life, making desired changes and to adjust to life challenges. I utilize evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to give you the treatment you need. Treatment focus includes substance abuse counseling, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and adjustment issues.
(502) 889-0046 View (502) 889-0046
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Timothy Ashdown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Hi there. I've lived in Maryland since 2012, and I am a fully licensed therapist. I really enjoy the work that I do, and it is my hope to meet my clients exactly where they are. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and strength-based approach with my clients. I have worked clinically with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and I specialize in working with relationship stressors. Whether it's the heavy expectation we might place on ourselves or perhaps a specific relational concern, my hope is to be alongside you in a totally non-judgmental environment.
Hi there. I've lived in Maryland since 2012, and I am a fully licensed therapist. I really enjoy the work that I do, and it is my hope to meet my clients exactly where they are. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and strength-based approach with my clients. I have worked clinically with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and I specialize in working with relationship stressors. Whether it's the heavy expectation we might place on ourselves or perhaps a specific relational concern, my hope is to be alongside you in a totally non-judgmental environment.
(410) 413-7964 View (410) 413-7964
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Durwood Whitten
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I have extensive experience in working with trauma survivors including soldiers returning from active duty, adults struggling with a devastating childhood, and those that have found themselves incarcerated in the Maryland prison system.
At some point, everyone has experienced some sort of emotional distress whether it be the illness or death of a loved one, the pain of a divorce, a traumatic experience from childhood, or even the demands of everyday life. If you're thinking you may need some help to get through something new or something from the past, you're probably right. I want to help. I am extremely dedicated to helping my clients heal, improve their lives, and reach their own personal goals.
I have extensive experience in working with trauma survivors including soldiers returning from active duty, adults struggling with a devastating childhood, and those that have found themselves incarcerated in the Maryland prison system.
At some point, everyone has experienced some sort of emotional distress whether it be the illness or death of a loved one, the pain of a divorce, a traumatic experience from childhood, or even the demands of everyday life. If you're thinking you may need some help to get through something new or something from the past, you're probably right. I want to help. I am extremely dedicated to helping my clients heal, improve their lives, and reach their own personal goals.
(443) 380-2009 View (443) 380-2009
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Susan Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
I've worked with adults, children and families for over 30 years. I believe therapy is a shared journey, where we build on your strengths. We'll develop a safe place for you, as you re-discover lost aspects of yourself. Life is tough and having non judgemental support of an understanding therapist, can help with sensitive areas. I work with trauma issues, helping people move through traumatic experiences so they have fulfilling relationships and joy in life. I'm accepting new clients, depending on your availabilty.
I've worked with adults, children and families for over 30 years. I believe therapy is a shared journey, where we build on your strengths. We'll develop a safe place for you, as you re-discover lost aspects of yourself. Life is tough and having non judgemental support of an understanding therapist, can help with sensitive areas. I work with trauma issues, helping people move through traumatic experiences so they have fulfilling relationships and joy in life. I'm accepting new clients, depending on your availabilty.
(443) 918-5218 View (443) 918-5218
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Phyllis Zhu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
I believe that every person has the ability to heal within themselves and that healing starts by expressing our stories. Sometimes we are looking for a guide to accompany us on this journey. I specialize in working with adults have experienced childhood trauma and neglect that continues to impact your relationships, identity, and self-esteem. Finding your voice, changing your body and mind's response to old patterns, and being more proactive and in control of your choices is possible. My work also focuses on interrupting generational trauma (unhealed trauma from ancestors) that may be holding back client growth and potential.
I believe that every person has the ability to heal within themselves and that healing starts by expressing our stories. Sometimes we are looking for a guide to accompany us on this journey. I specialize in working with adults have experienced childhood trauma and neglect that continues to impact your relationships, identity, and self-esteem. Finding your voice, changing your body and mind's response to old patterns, and being more proactive and in control of your choices is possible. My work also focuses on interrupting generational trauma (unhealed trauma from ancestors) that may be holding back client growth and potential.
(410) 305-7827 View (410) 305-7827
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Leon Ginn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am EMDR trained, engaging in this treatment via telehealth to help process trauma.
Life is difficult; making sense of challenges and choices can be complicated. Times of stress can tax every relationship, even the relationship with our self. As a Professional Counselor my goal is to create a relationship in which you can feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and emotions, assisting in discovering new opportunities for growth and change.
I am EMDR trained, engaging in this treatment via telehealth to help process trauma.
Life is difficult; making sense of challenges and choices can be complicated. Times of stress can tax every relationship, even the relationship with our self. As a Professional Counselor my goal is to create a relationship in which you can feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and emotions, assisting in discovering new opportunities for growth and change.
(240) 617-3430 View (240) 617-3430
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Emily Dufrane
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
15 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I collaborate with folkx 15+ using a trauma-informed, mind-body-spirit approach.
*ACCEPTING CLIENTS* We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
I collaborate with folkx 15+ using a trauma-informed, mind-body-spirit approach.
*ACCEPTING CLIENTS* We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
(667) 202-0194 View (667) 202-0194
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Whole Life Center LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229  (Online Only)
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
(410) 770-2518 View (410) 770-2518
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Nicholas A. L. Etheridge
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214
Waitlist for new clients
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
(443) 665-0577 View (443) 665-0577
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Sky Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I specialize in working with college age adults, mothers of young children, and families who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, and life stress, utilizing holistic, evidence-based approaches to meet your needs. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals improve their emotional well-being and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. Therapy provides an opportunity to make growth in all areas from the inside out.
I specialize in working with college age adults, mothers of young children, and families who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, and life stress, utilizing holistic, evidence-based approaches to meet your needs. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals improve their emotional well-being and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. Therapy provides an opportunity to make growth in all areas from the inside out.
(443) 232-0654 View (443) 232-0654
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Counseling With Ayurveda, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CAS
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21236  (Online Only)
Whether your challenge comes from a past or recent trauma, relationship or interpersonal issues, addictions, issues of loss and letting go, anxiety, depression or just general life-confusion, there are many tools to employ to recover and reset yourself. And doing it with a supportive partner can make all the difference. Therapy is a chance to get to know yourself on a more intimate level, to bring balance to the body, mind and daily habits, clarify values and goals and get you moving in a direction that brings light, joy and purpose back to living. It teaches you grounding, new perspectives and new coping skills.
Whether your challenge comes from a past or recent trauma, relationship or interpersonal issues, addictions, issues of loss and letting go, anxiety, depression or just general life-confusion, there are many tools to employ to recover and reset yourself. And doing it with a supportive partner can make all the difference. Therapy is a chance to get to know yourself on a more intimate level, to bring balance to the body, mind and daily habits, clarify values and goals and get you moving in a direction that brings light, joy and purpose back to living. It teaches you grounding, new perspectives and new coping skills.
(410) 883-7156 View (410) 883-7156
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Cat Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I treat depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Choosing to engage in therapy is a courageous choice (even when it doesn’t feel that way). In working with children, teens, and adults, I have appreciated and valued the concept of healing the whole person on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. I feel it also important to acknowledge systems that have impacted your life, am socially conscious in my work with clients— all identities, cultures, and types of relationships are welcome.
I treat depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Choosing to engage in therapy is a courageous choice (even when it doesn’t feel that way). In working with children, teens, and adults, I have appreciated and valued the concept of healing the whole person on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. I feel it also important to acknowledge systems that have impacted your life, am socially conscious in my work with clients— all identities, cultures, and types of relationships are welcome.
(443) 971-3478 View (443) 971-3478
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Jennifer Blue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Searching for a therapist who gets the experiences of transgender, kinky, polyamorous, queer communities? I believe that we heal the world by healing each other and heal each other by healing the world. You can get through this, whatever it may be. You can even grow through it. I can support you in times of crisis, growth, and giving so that you can show up fully for yourself and your relationships. Whether you're struggling or disappointed in your sexual or romantic relationships, you're dealing with trauma, or transition, I'll be on your team. Therapy is a tool you can use to build on the strength and resilience you already have.
Searching for a therapist who gets the experiences of transgender, kinky, polyamorous, queer communities? I believe that we heal the world by healing each other and heal each other by healing the world. You can get through this, whatever it may be. You can even grow through it. I can support you in times of crisis, growth, and giving so that you can show up fully for yourself and your relationships. Whether you're struggling or disappointed in your sexual or romantic relationships, you're dealing with trauma, or transition, I'll be on your team. Therapy is a tool you can use to build on the strength and resilience you already have.
(410) 498-8804 View (410) 498-8804
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Carr Cares Therapeutic Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21214
I specialize in behavior modification, trauma, and depression.
Are you looking for a safe space to express your thoughts? One of my best qualities is actively listening and helping clients process without judgment. I've worked in the mental health field since 2011. I have a unique way of making people feel comfortable and building rapport. I am highly motivated and persistent. Mature, calm and emotionally stable, I am most often praised for my listening, observation skills, and empathy.
I specialize in behavior modification, trauma, and depression.
Are you looking for a safe space to express your thoughts? One of my best qualities is actively listening and helping clients process without judgment. I've worked in the mental health field since 2011. I have a unique way of making people feel comfortable and building rapport. I am highly motivated and persistent. Mature, calm and emotionally stable, I am most often praised for my listening, observation skills, and empathy.
(410) 846-6072 View (410) 846-6072
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Eliana Walter
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Making the decision to go to therapy can be scary, daunting and overwhelming. I know that it takes a tremendous amount of courage to pursue therapy and I appreciate your effort in reaching out. My main interests are in working with children and effective ways to help children navigate their emotions, although I see clients across the lifespan. My primary areas of clinical concentration are; child abuse, ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety. I can offer a safe place to explore whatever challenges you are facing and provide guidance to aid you through your own process.
Making the decision to go to therapy can be scary, daunting and overwhelming. I know that it takes a tremendous amount of courage to pursue therapy and I appreciate your effort in reaching out. My main interests are in working with children and effective ways to help children navigate their emotions, although I see clients across the lifespan. My primary areas of clinical concentration are; child abuse, ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety. I can offer a safe place to explore whatever challenges you are facing and provide guidance to aid you through your own process.
(443) 241-5517 View (443) 241-5517

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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.