Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Clayton, NC

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Patrice Horton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing emotional pain and unrest as a result of trauma they’ve witnessed or experienced.
Have you been worried, anxious and or depressed? Have past experiences left you feeling stuck and unable to reach your full potential? Are you noticing repetitive and intrusive thoughts that affect your everyday life causing you to feel as if your emotions are spiraling out of control? Perhaps it’s from anxiety, trauma or other life events. As humans, we all face challenges that cause us to feel overwhelmingly distressed and create a sense of imbalance in our lives. Whatever your concern, there is hope! As a therapist, I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion.
(919) 351-6721
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Krystal Bullard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in trauma informed care with teens and adults who’ve witnessed/ experienced trauma .
Have your experiences left you feeling stuck and unable to reach your full potential? Have you noticed repetitive, intrusive thoughts affecting your everyday life, leaving feelings of worry, anxiousness, and or depression? We all face challenges that cause distress and imbalance in our lives, you are not alone. If you are seeking therapy and you are reading this, that means you survived the distressing experience! Surviving means that you possess strengths and resilience; your strength and resilience are the tools to help you create the change you desire to see. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.
(919) 948-7105
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Clayton, NC 27527
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Judy Holland
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, EMDR, CCT, AAI
Verified
Verified
Telehealth only. I believe that each person is unique and I am flexible in my approach to each client's needs. I specialize in trauma and trauma related disorders. This includes PTSD , crisis, anxiety, grief, loss, child sexual abuse, low self-esteem, low self-worth, and other trauma related symptoms. I especially enjoy working with emergency service workers who are exposed to repeated trauma in their jobs, however I do not limit my practice to those workers. It can be hard to admit needing help, but sometimes we do. Call for help today and get the help you deserve from a caring compassionate counselor.
(919) 583-6282
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Clayton, NC 27527
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Marlo R Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have experience working with individuals/families suffering from Substance Abuse (specializing in Opiate Addictions), Learning Disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, and PTSD .
Are you worried, fearful or depressed? Is it interfering with your life goals? Would you like guidance, options and a new perspective? I can help you gain clarity through compassionate listening, honest feedback, and a focus on results. My goal is that you learn skills to maintain the changes that satisfy you. If you desire a greater ability to understand and control your emotions and feel content, I can help you. We will focus on getting the results you need to live a more satisfying life.
(919) 249-5054
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Parnell Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children, adults, and families across schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings, providing evaluation and treatment of school and behavioral problems, developmental disabilities, relationships, and trauma .
Asking for help is difficult, but it is also one of the most courageous acts a person can take. I understand that difficulty and strive to greet you with the warmth, empathy, and acceptance that you deserve. Working with and supporting people is at the heart of who I am and what I do, and I believe that an authentic relationship is essential for successful outcomes.
(919) 759-5556
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Julia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am very passionate about helping individuals navigate difficult emotions as a result of trauma .
My name is Julia Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and full time a tele-health therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals enhance their emotional well-being. My areas of clinical expertise include, trauma , anxiety, and depression. I have a wealth of experience treating emotional and behavioral issues affecting teens, parents, and young adults. I possess specialized training in evidenced based practices including: Trauma Focused-CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
(919) 769-6377
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Sarah R. Coates
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC, DCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating female Adults & Adolescents with Anxiety disorders, Mood Disorders, Divorce/Separation, Abuse, Trauma , PTSD and other Women's issues including Maternal Mental Health. I strongly believe in Empowering women to become their very best, so that if their world crumbles they remain standing! The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in counseling and through the trusting rapport we establish, my client's are able to facilitate positive change and growth in their lives. I also provide Christian counseling upon request.
(919) 263-3103
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Jasmine N Johnson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are an individual experiencing trauma , challenges or pressures from your present or past. Let me be of service to you. I want to help you through your healing journey, so that you can fulfill your God given purpose on the Earth. Are you in a place where you believe that life, your past, and trauma has shaped who you are or where you are going? It is my goal to empower and provide individuals with positive change which will redefine, reshape, reignite the imprints of their past to press towards a positive hope for their future.
(984) 201-7516
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Maurice Edward Fairley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Maurice is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and uses the following evidence-based practices Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, allowing him to effectively address an array of emotional and behavioral issues for individuals and families.
Maurice Fairley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Maurice’s experience includes working with adolescents and adults treating symptoms of trauma , depression, anger and anxiety. Maurice also has over 20 years working with the juvenile justice population at Wake Juvenile Detention Center.
(919) 849-3561
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Cicely Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
She has been in mental health for 11 years and has a wealth of knowledge in trauma , childhood development, parenting and mental health challenges.
Life brings about many different challenges. Perhaps you’ve had a life altering event that you’re trying to make sense of. Maybe you’re trying to figure out if you can heal or trust again after this experience. Maybe you’re a mother who is trying to find some ways to bond with your little one. Or maybe just a parent who needs some new tools in their parenting tool belt. Maybe you’re struggling to connect your spiritual and mental wellness. Whatever challenges you are facing, you want to see some change. We are here to help with that.
(984) 228-2535
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Liz Minnich
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using Attachment-Based Therapy, CBT, and ACT, my caseload consists of: Survivors of trauma , survivors of abuse, adult children of alcoholics/mentally ill/abusive parents, young adults, people pleasers, perfectionists, and those in the LGBT+ population.
Welcome! I am licensed in NC and SC. I hold the belief that every person is inherently good, lovable, capable, and resilient. My role is to support clients in discovering their true selves in a culturally sensitive, safe, and caring environment. Simply put, I encourage all of my clients to come as they are. ​ I commit to create a space in which we can reflect on the past and the present and practice new ways to connect authentically with others, quiet the inner critic, and live a life lead by their values.
(984) 400-4181
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Clayton, NC 27528
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Michael E Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, relationship problems, and trauma amongst a variety of other clinical issues.
Thank you for visiting my page. By visiting this site, you are taking the first step towards realizing the positive changes that you would like to see in your life. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings with people struggling with many different types of problems. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, I typically approach treatment from a family systems perspective, often focusing on communication patterns and roles that individuals serve in the family system.
(919) 343-5994
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Fakira Wahid
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
To include depression, anxiety, trauma , grief, OCD, Bipolar-Disorder, impulsiveness, oppositional defiance and behavioral issues, substance use, self-esteem issues, boundaries, infidelity, personality disorders, work related stress and anxiety, and intellectual/developmental disabilities to name a few.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with thousands of hours of counseling and related experience. I hold a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with men, women and children of all ages. To include individual counseling, couples counseling, and group counseling. I practice from an eclectic style with an emphasis on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modality. I am an action oriented-clinician who believes outcomes speak for themselves. Visit www.ashaycounselingagency.com for more information.
(919) 343-9961
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Clayton, NC 27527
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Brandie Wesley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Brandie Wesley believes that mental health is her calling. She specializes in adolescents, adults, families, and relationships suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship issues, and women’s issues. She primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and person-centered therapy. Dr. Wesley provides a judgment-free atmosphere, where patients can become the best version of themselves. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her children, and serving her community. Dr. Wesley is also a proud parent of a child with autism.
(984) 205-3627
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Kimberly D Lincoln
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Kimberly's focus and specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, LGBTQ+ Youth, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Adoption/Foster Care, Kids involved in the Department of Juvenile Justice, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ), Children/Youth with Sexually Reactive Behaviors, Family therapy, and Communication Skills.
Kimberly has experience in working with children, adolescents, families, and couples. She has experience in working with youth in the foster care system, adoptions, traumatized youth, youth with severe behavioral concerns, youth who are experiencing mild to severe emotional distress, as well as youth in the LGBTQ+ population who are transitioning, discovering themselves and their sexuality, and experiencing societal and relationship trauma due to their sexual orientation. Kimberly is an Adoption Competency Certified therapist and has worked with families involved in adopting children from every aspect. Kimberly is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.
(984) 232-6303
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Tiara A. Nichole Griffis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdS, LCMHC, BCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma , codependent relationships, grief and loss, parenting, and other mental health-related or life distresses.
Have you been feeling the urge to begin a therapeutic journey? I am here to help! My goal is to assist you with your life goals and help you find a healthy way to process your past traumas so you can live out your best future. By utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate to help you reach your desired goals.
(919) 301-9983
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Clayton, NC 27527
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Cynthia Starling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She has specialized training in trauma /loss and grief through NC Child Protective Services Training, the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, and the Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Program.
Cynthia has over eighteen years of experience providing clinical assessment and individual, family, and group counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families with ten years in private practice. She enjoys working with patients to empower them to make changes to improve their thinking patterns and management of emotions. Previously, Cynthia worked in child protective services as a social worker, supervisor, and clinical social worker working with intact families, children and families in the foster care system, foster/adoptive parents, and community agencies.
(919) 351-8509
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Anne Hanson Maust
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally-competent, and trauma -informed counselor.
Entering a counseling relationship can stir up mixed emotions. It's natural to feel some apprehension about inviting someone into your private world. Whether you're in need of counseling for children, adolescents, or adults, I value you as a unique individual and am here to accompany you with sensitivity, confidentiality, and insight as you explore your concerns and take steps toward healing and growth. I feel this role to be a true privilege and I am grateful to walk with you as you journey toward change.
(919) 243-1505
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Clayton, NC 27527
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Kelly Jo Vancelette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Kelly Jo Vancelette has a wide variety of experience working as a therapist in diverse settings since 1997, providing cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She was in the Army and enjoys working with military personnel and their families. Kelly also has training in Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and often works with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events. Whether working with children or adults, she works hard to help individuals better understand their symptoms and to develop more effective skills in managing or eliminating their symptoms.
(919) 635-1545
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Clayton, NC 27520
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Rich Griffis
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma , codependent relationships, grief and loss, parenting, and other mental health-related or life distresses.
Life can be difficult. We all face challenges, whether it's dealing with a difficult situation at work, going through a tough break-up, or coping with the death of a loved one. It can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when we're facing these challenges. But there is help available. I’m dedicated to assisting you with your life goals and helping you find a healthy way to process your past traumas to live out your best future. By utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate to help you reach your desired goals.
(919) 568-5642
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Clayton, NC 27527
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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.