Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Okemos, MI

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Janet Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
Verified
*Currently accepting new clients * Does it seem like life is getting in your way? We can work together to improve the quality of your life. We will work together on your difficulties, identifying underlying, many times hidden, challenges such as loss, and/or trauma . We will set and work toward goals you set for yourself. Life is a journey and I look forward to meeting you and traveling with you on your journey to the life you want to live. I have experience working empathetically with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, social injustice and trauma .
(517) 273-2386
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$120 per session
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Connie M Maundu-Pajak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am trained as a trauma ( TFCBT) therapist and as a Dialectical behavior ( DBT) therapist.
Hello. Welcome !! I am excited to work for you and your family. I have been a therapist for 14 years , working with families and individuals to help them reach their full potential. I am multilingual and have worked with clients from various parts of the world and religious backgrounds. I work with families, individuals and children from ages 8 and above specializing in depression and anxiety, childhood trauma , emotional regulation and anger related issues, learning disorders , personality and mood disorders and parenting skills. Tweens, teens, college students, individuals and families. Parental participation for younger ones.
(517) 481-4255
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Not accepting new clients
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Lindsay Allarding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of practice include anxiety in its various forms, self-esteem, life transitions, identity, attachment, trauma and PTSD , depression, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, and relationships (family, peer, romantic).
I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to have their stories heard, and their thoughts and feelings respected and cared for. I use a person-centered approach that allows people to work on their concerns at their own pace in a supportive space that honors what has meaning to them (past, present, and future). I work with my clients to build a deeper awareness about themselves and their experiences (including their strengths and ability to be resilient and adaptive) in order to foster self-compassion, healing, and change.
(517) 236-8108
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Okemos, MI 48864
Not accepting new clients
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Avelyn E Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I am EMDR certified which can be helpful for trauma or limiting beliefs about oneself.
**Accepting new clients** Strong people ask for help, knowing that everybody has a story and within each of us lies the ability to examine the past so we can move into the future. I encourage you to ask yourself not "what's wrong with me ?" but rather, "what happened to me?" Stop thinking "I need therapy" and start focusing on "I want therapy." Therapy is not about mental illness - it's about mental health. Focus on the fact that therapy is an experience that is normal, natural and a journey others have navigated. Life presents all of us with challenges but if we meet the challange and learn from it then we also grow from it.
(517) 236-8576
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Okemos, MI 48864
$75 per session
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Gentle Healing Counseling Carrie Quisenberry
Counselor, MA, LPC, SCL
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with increased emotional or physical difficulties due to the impact of isolation, covid 19, life transitions? Are you feeling increased Depression and Anxiety? Are you struggling with relationship issues? Has someone you love died or is in the process of dying? Are you struggling with other issues of grief or loss? Do you have medical issues that are impacting your emotional well being? Maybe you are needing help managing responses to past or current trauma ? I am here for you. I will listen, support and encourage you. We will explore the difficult issues and create your unique healing plan together.
(517) 992-5422
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Emily Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a combination of strengths, solutions, and trauma -informed approaches to empower survivors to be able to live their lives without being held back by trauma and process their experiences.
I strive to serve individuals of all identities and backgrounds who have experienced trauma . To be more specific, I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. I provide a safe and healing space for clients to help them grow, regain a sense of who they are, improve their boundary and coping skills, and improve their resilience after experiencing a trauma . I also enjoy approaching therapy in a collaborative way in which the client and I can work together to identify what strengths they already possess and build off of those strengths to address challenges in their lives.
(517) 684-3865
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Beth Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
As a strengths-based therapist, I help individuals and families identify and use their strengths to work through the many challenges and stresses life brings. I have extensive experience in helping others with complicated grief and loss. My training includes a specialization in relational therapy: satisfying relationships are essential to our well being. I also work with adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma . When working with children and adolescents, I like to maintain a strong connection with parents or guardians.
(517) 325-9918
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$120 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Ashley (Not Accepting New Patients) Church
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am trained specifically in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a treatment that is highly effective in treating trauma and TF-CBT ( trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), an evidence based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma as well as helping their parents and caregivers.
Beginning therapy can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, decisions a person can make. I believe a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment can promote desired change, insight and personal growth. I know that each individual is unique and will tailor my approach to meet the needs of my clients. My experiences include Home based, Outpatient and Community settings.
(517) 283-6007
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Okemos, MI 48864
Not accepting new clients
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Courtney Schlaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
If you find yourself struggling with unexpected circumstances, processing a past event or relationship, or confronting new changes in your life, Courtney brings an empathetic approach to meeting clients where they are. She provides personalized, quality mental health care while building individual resilience by supporting individuals in discovering their unique pathways to better ways of living. Her primary interests include trauma -informed approaches, depression, anxiety, ADHD, codependency, adjustment disorders, and other mild to moderate mental health struggles.
(517) 836-1823
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Therapy for your Spirit LLC - Kimberly Zeiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, FLE
Verified
Verified
Life can sometimes be unpredictable and demanding with adjustments and trials along the way. Are you having emotions or experiences that you would like help with: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma , grief, loss, parenting, or a life transition? Yet every day is an opportunity to make the changes to feel better. The first step is to seek help. I would like help you and/or your loved one. I have years of experience helping people like you to live their best life.
(517) 300-3045
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Jessica Flewelling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a client-centered approach to aid children, adolescents, adults, and couples with stress, relationship conflicts, difficult life transitions, past trauma , and sense of self issues.
As your therapist, I want to help you to discover what patterns in your life prevent you from thriving. I seek to help you uncover what events in your past contribute to any traumas, emotional difficulties, and fears. My goal is to journey with you in your healing. I will foster a safe environment in which to do these things.
(517) 879-0049
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Roxane Minkus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified
Verified
Whether dealing with the effects of trauma , a loss, struggling with anxiety or depression, or coping with a life transition, it can help to explore concerns in a safe and supportive environment. I believe that a therapist’s role is to be a listening ear, provide feedback, offer support, and provide resources as clients explore their concerns, identify solutions, and develop plans of action that best fit their chosen life journeys.
(517) 225-1242
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$100 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Starr Golembiewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I have extensive training in the Gottman Method and Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples to address affairs, trauma and lack of intimacy in marriage.
Are you frustrated with just surviving when what you really want is to thrive? Maybe for you thriving means having healthy relationships. Or maybe you want to feel more confident, and able to identify and express values to live a more authentic life. Perhaps it's time to re-write narratives formed from childhood abuse or other traumatic event(s). My goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard, and your problems understood, so we can begin the process of helping you live your best life. I serve individuals, couples and families with a strengths-based, mindful, emotionally-focused approach that empowers change.
(517) 940-8300
Okemos, MI 48864
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Waitlist for new clients
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Janna Buskirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I received my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree of Social Work from Michigan State University where I was also trained in Child Welfare and Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Therapy is a wonderful catalyst for change. My mission is to work as a team with my clients because you are most definitely the expert of your own life. I love being a part of strengthening relationships and watching others grow together. I find great meaning in being open, honest and laid back with others. I am a relationship and attachment-based therapist that greatly believes in the strength we all bring each other. I am beyond honored to join you on your journey through life. Let’s celebrate your resilience together!
(517) 225-1349
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Kelly L O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA
Verified
Verified
**Not currently accepting new clients**I am here to help you identify and shift patterns in your life that are causing you to feel stuck or troubled. I can help you recognize feelings, thoughts, and emotions that are keeping you from meeting your potential. Meeting with me, you may notice I ask a lot of questions and am interested in your perspective on problems you wish to change. I am more interested in what you would like to be different than giving advice or drawing conclusions. I greatly enjoy working with individuals who have experienced trauma or who are worried that something is "not quite right."
(517) 325-9959
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Okemos, MI 48864
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Not accepting new clients
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Jessica Mariano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a LPC through the state of Michigan with specialized training in trauma , Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
My goal as a therapist is to help you reach your potential to become that person who you truly want to be! I thrive in creating an environment of empowerment and strength for each of my clients as they explore ways to promote their most healthy self. I excel in meeting my client where they are through a Rogerian based therapy style with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(844) 651-4896
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Okemos, MI 48864
Not accepting new clients
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Janelle A Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing strength-based, research-proven therapies with individuals who have challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma , and more.
Welcome. I'm Dr. Janelle Smith, but most of my clients call me Dr. J or just "Doc." I'm a licensed clinical psychologist and have been in the mental health field for over 10 years. My approach is collaborative, strength-based, and solution-oriented. I work with my clients to determine how to apply research-proven techniques in their lives to help reduce difficulties and increase quality of life. Together, we'll develop tools and skills, and use our therapy space as a sounding board to help support you while we work together through your concerns. I value client feedback and work to tailor my approach to what works best for you!
(517) 300-0642
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$150 per session
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Danielle Germaine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, QMHP, CMHP
Verified
Verified
I take pride in bringing healing to people who have been through trauma /stressful experiences and those who are struggling with day to day life transitions and concerns. My job is to help my clients who include adults, children and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves, different coping skills and a new found strength within themselves to take on the world and thrive. I work with each client to create individual goals that best suit you to help you achieve your desired outcome.
(517) 429-3003
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$65 (individual)$65 (couples)
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Courtney Schafer
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in old patterns that are no longer serving you? Are you wanting to connect more with your authentic self and create a life in which you can thrive? Building an inner awareness and understanding of what makes you who you are, is my goal as your therapist! Working together, we can help you create a life in which you are able to have meaningful relationships and feel fulfilled. As a trauma -informed therapist, I recognize the courage it takes to start the counseling process. I work with clients from an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy/attachment theory, person-centered, and strength-based perspective.
(517) 252-9736
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Okemos, MI 48864
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$100 per session
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Richard P Lieske
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding help shouldn't be difficult, but it is, and I want to make that process easy for you, from the first contact. I have more than twenty years experience in behavioral medicine, and more than 30 years in helping professions. Using a wide range of expertise and training I treat diverse concerns of pre-teen through older adult clients. By varying treatment with a number of approaches, I strive to tailor therapy to the person, not just the problems identified. I work with mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain and illness, trauma , addictions, eating and weight issues, and more.
(517) 225-0202
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Okemos, MI 48864
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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.