Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Bill Venable
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606
Waitlist for new clients
Other treatment areas include sexual addiction, marriage, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative issues, personality and family-of-origin issues, self-image issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution and communication.
Do you want to find a place where you can be authentic and feel safe? My desire is to provide an environment for emotional and spiritual healing. As a Christian counselor, I seek to weave eternal truths in with healing prayer in a way that brings about lasting change and transformation. I am a Certified HeartSync Minister and since 2010, I have taken a special interest in implementing the HeartSync method developed by Andy Miller, LCSW to bring lasting healing to places in the soul that have received trauma, emotional pain and deep hurts.
Other treatment areas include sexual addiction, marriage, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative issues, personality and family-of-origin issues, self-image issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution and communication.
Do you want to find a place where you can be authentic and feel safe? My desire is to provide an environment for emotional and spiritual healing. As a Christian counselor, I seek to weave eternal truths in with healing prayer in a way that brings about lasting change and transformation. I am a Certified HeartSync Minister and since 2010, I have taken a special interest in implementing the HeartSync method developed by Andy Miller, LCSW to bring lasting healing to places in the soul that have received trauma, emotional pain and deep hurts.
(919) 759-5833 View (919) 759-5833
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Renee Best
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I specialize in trauma, grief, depression and anxiety.
My ideal client is someone who may have been hesitant about starting therapy, but has decided to take a chance. I want to remove the negative stigma attached to therapy and support my clients on their journey to growth and healing. I am passionate about helping clients find ways to process their emotions and learns ways to handle everyday stress. I tend to gravitate towards clients dealing with past trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. I want people to feel empowered and realize their current struggles don't define them. I want to bring out the best in my clients and encourage them to not be afraid of their feelings.
I specialize in trauma, grief, depression and anxiety.
My ideal client is someone who may have been hesitant about starting therapy, but has decided to take a chance. I want to remove the negative stigma attached to therapy and support my clients on their journey to growth and healing. I am passionate about helping clients find ways to process their emotions and learns ways to handle everyday stress. I tend to gravitate towards clients dealing with past trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. I want people to feel empowered and realize their current struggles don't define them. I want to bring out the best in my clients and encourage them to not be afraid of their feelings.
(984) 205-3750 View (984) 205-3750
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Ashley Craft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
I utilize Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Hi - It's nice to meet you! You have already taken the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. Many of the clients that I work with have undergone some type of trauma and/or are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, or a toxic or abusive relationship. Additionally, I have started serving women who are experiencing postpartum anxiety and/or depression.
I utilize Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Hi - It's nice to meet you! You have already taken the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. Many of the clients that I work with have undergone some type of trauma and/or are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, or a toxic or abusive relationship. Additionally, I have started serving women who are experiencing postpartum anxiety and/or depression.
(984) 205-3628 View (984) 205-3628
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Richard Aab
Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is any adult looking to create change in their life by being willing to change how they relate to their internal thoughts and feelings. This has a wide application for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties or just the stress of a post-pandemic world. I have a particular passion for working with those who have experienced developmental trauma and are looking for new ways to relate to themselves and their pasts.
My ideal client is any adult looking to create change in their life by being willing to change how they relate to their internal thoughts and feelings. This has a wide application for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties or just the stress of a post-pandemic world. I have a particular passion for working with those who have experienced developmental trauma and are looking for new ways to relate to themselves and their pasts.
(919) 849-8802 View (919) 849-8802
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Bethany Argenio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
I specialize in grief, trauma, PTSD, SUDs and mood disorders.
You deserve peace. Together, we will work towards recovery while uncovering the root of your emotional struggles. I would be honored to hear your story and walk through this season of life with you. I look forward to tailoring your treatment goals around the growth you are hoping to gain from therapy. It is possible to move beyond feelings of hurt, depression, edginess, angst and the grip your past may have on you with the right therapeutic tools. My approach is warm, down-to-earth, and collaborative for all clients.
I specialize in grief, trauma, PTSD, SUDs and mood disorders.
You deserve peace. Together, we will work towards recovery while uncovering the root of your emotional struggles. I would be honored to hear your story and walk through this season of life with you. I look forward to tailoring your treatment goals around the growth you are hoping to gain from therapy. It is possible to move beyond feelings of hurt, depression, edginess, angst and the grip your past may have on you with the right therapeutic tools. My approach is warm, down-to-earth, and collaborative for all clients.
(984) 217-6470 View (984) 217-6470
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Leah Poole
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
My approach to therapy is person- centered and trauma- informed, which means I look at a person’s experiences as a whole.
I provide a culturally competent, anti - racist, LGBTQ+ affirming space. I have expertise in working with people who want support with healthy sexuality, trauma, self- esteem issues, depression, grief, and anxiety. I feel comfortable working with teens and adults, and have the most experience working with female identified individuals.
My approach to therapy is person- centered and trauma- informed, which means I look at a person’s experiences as a whole.
I provide a culturally competent, anti - racist, LGBTQ+ affirming space. I have expertise in working with people who want support with healthy sexuality, trauma, self- esteem issues, depression, grief, and anxiety. I feel comfortable working with teens and adults, and have the most experience working with female identified individuals.
(984) 314-3512 View (984) 314-3512
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Vanessa Soleil
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have completed training in the following: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Method Level 1 & 2 for couples work.
Hello there. Finding a counselor can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your presence. Research shows that meaningful change in therapy is grounded in a safe, warm, & accepting relationship. That’s why l work to build trust & learn about my clients' inner world. I believe that I can best support you if I understand the contexts of which you are a part & that shaped you—family, work, culture, & other systems. My style is to blend thoughtful questions, gentle challenge, & inner exploration with teaching clients practical skills. My hope is to nurture your innate wisdom, so that you may grow, heal, & flourish on your own terms.
I have completed training in the following: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Method Level 1 & 2 for couples work.
Hello there. Finding a counselor can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your presence. Research shows that meaningful change in therapy is grounded in a safe, warm, & accepting relationship. That’s why l work to build trust & learn about my clients' inner world. I believe that I can best support you if I understand the contexts of which you are a part & that shaped you—family, work, culture, & other systems. My style is to blend thoughtful questions, gentle challenge, & inner exploration with teaching clients practical skills. My hope is to nurture your innate wisdom, so that you may grow, heal, & flourish on your own terms.
(984) 207-0761 View (984) 207-0761
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Jasmine Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
My specialties include working with individuals with anxiety, depression and present and past trauma.
Accepting New Clients. I believe that life is a journey and we all have a purpose that can bring us joy and fulfillment. There are challenges and obstacles that get placed in our lives that may push us off track or make it hard to focus. I aim to assist you with life challenges and obstacles so that you can regain focus and find joy and fulfillment.
My specialties include working with individuals with anxiety, depression and present and past trauma.
Accepting New Clients. I believe that life is a journey and we all have a purpose that can bring us joy and fulfillment. There are challenges and obstacles that get placed in our lives that may push us off track or make it hard to focus. I aim to assist you with life challenges and obstacles so that you can regain focus and find joy and fulfillment.
(984) 230-9093 View (984) 230-9093
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Lys Lin
Counselor, LCMCHA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
I work with adult and adolescent clients focusing on a variety of presenting concerns including bicultural identity, divorce, domestic violence, childhood trauma, life transitions, and perinatal/pregnancy/postpartum matters. I am passionate about exploring gender roles and expectations. I love to serve, share common experiences, and celebrate culture and identity with fellow members of the AAPI community and speak Mandarin. I work with couples and families to hold space for the specific difficulties of intercultural relationships.
I work with adult and adolescent clients focusing on a variety of presenting concerns including bicultural identity, divorce, domestic violence, childhood trauma, life transitions, and perinatal/pregnancy/postpartum matters. I am passionate about exploring gender roles and expectations. I love to serve, share common experiences, and celebrate culture and identity with fellow members of the AAPI community and speak Mandarin. I work with couples and families to hold space for the specific difficulties of intercultural relationships.
(919) 343-9619 View (919) 343-9619
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Heather Rothrock
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
If you are struggling with issues of mood, substance use, trauma, or sexual or gender identity, I have almost 2 decades of clinical experience helping people cope and transform their lives.
If you are struggling with issues of mood, substance use, trauma, or sexual or gender identity, I have almost 2 decades of clinical experience helping people cope and transform their lives.
(919) 504-9502 View (919) 504-9502
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Kelly K Jerome
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all possess an innate wisdom that allows us to live in a state of flow, safety and healthy relationships. Life challenges, trauma, loss, and stressful transitions can often dampen our flow, showing up as anxious thoughts, panic attacks, depressed mood, or feeling unsafe or alone. During these seasons, we may feel highly activated or impulsive, or alternately listless, numb, or disconnected from ourselves and others. Sometimes reaching out for support during such moments feels immensely difficult, and yet I believe the power of connection can help return us to our inherent wisdom and flow.
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all possess an innate wisdom that allows us to live in a state of flow, safety and healthy relationships. Life challenges, trauma, loss, and stressful transitions can often dampen our flow, showing up as anxious thoughts, panic attacks, depressed mood, or feeling unsafe or alone. During these seasons, we may feel highly activated or impulsive, or alternately listless, numb, or disconnected from ourselves and others. Sometimes reaching out for support during such moments feels immensely difficult, and yet I believe the power of connection can help return us to our inherent wisdom and flow.
(919) 642-3408 View (919) 642-3408
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Demetrica Mathews
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A, LFC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
My professional position is to help Individuals, Couples, and Families discover emotional blind spots, uncover trauma, and support the healing and restoration process. I passionately and professionally guide clients toward wellness and harmony using evidence-based therapies and tailored coaching. My approach is rooted in a deep understanding of human emotions and relationships. The overarching goal is to help you experience freedom from all forms of hurt, pain, and emotional distress within my scope of expertise.
My professional position is to help Individuals, Couples, and Families discover emotional blind spots, uncover trauma, and support the healing and restoration process. I passionately and professionally guide clients toward wellness and harmony using evidence-based therapies and tailored coaching. My approach is rooted in a deep understanding of human emotions and relationships. The overarching goal is to help you experience freedom from all forms of hurt, pain, and emotional distress within my scope of expertise.
(252) 573-5231 View (252) 573-5231
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Stephanie Manosalvas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and psychodynamic therapy to help clients manage their current needs, thoughts and emotions, and to foster a person-centered atmosphere to promote self-exploration.
Hello! I am a Hispanic, bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). I am currently available to provide therapeutic services for Children (6+), Adults, and Families. My primary focus is on trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, anxiety, life transitions, LGBTQ+, and other life stressors. My previous experience in various diverse settings, including private practice, inpatient facilities, and community agencies, have equipped me with a broad perspective and a deep understanding of the mental health landscape.
I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and psychodynamic therapy to help clients manage their current needs, thoughts and emotions, and to foster a person-centered atmosphere to promote self-exploration.
Hello! I am a Hispanic, bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). I am currently available to provide therapeutic services for Children (6+), Adults, and Families. My primary focus is on trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, anxiety, life transitions, LGBTQ+, and other life stressors. My previous experience in various diverse settings, including private practice, inpatient facilities, and community agencies, have equipped me with a broad perspective and a deep understanding of the mental health landscape.
(984) 231-9461 View (984) 231-9461
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Victoria Oropello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
My clients' common presenting concerns include: substance use, trauma (childhood & adult), grief & loss, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, life transition, adjustment difficulties, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, career & college dissatisfaction and burnout, parenting skills.
As an experienced Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) of over 20 years, I work with individuals 12 to 65 years of age to help them live full, happy, and authentic lives. At the core of my approach, I aim to create a warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and supportive relationship with clients. I believe it is critical to foster an environment of mutual respect and safety where we can thoughtfully consider your experience, of which, you are the expert. We will build on your strengths to develop coping strategies that facilitate meaningful and lasting change.
My clients' common presenting concerns include: substance use, trauma (childhood & adult), grief & loss, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, life transition, adjustment difficulties, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, career & college dissatisfaction and burnout, parenting skills.
As an experienced Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) of over 20 years, I work with individuals 12 to 65 years of age to help them live full, happy, and authentic lives. At the core of my approach, I aim to create a warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and supportive relationship with clients. I believe it is critical to foster an environment of mutual respect and safety where we can thoughtfully consider your experience, of which, you are the expert. We will build on your strengths to develop coping strategies that facilitate meaningful and lasting change.
(919) 893-0967 View (919) 893-0967
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Ameenah Ikram
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) to help teens, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with low mood, worried thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural identity concerns, perinatal issues, and adjustment difficulties.
The greatest way to 'get over' something, is to go 'through' it in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. When life becomes challenging, you can oftentimes feel confused about where to turn. Perhaps you wish to discover the ways in which the past may be holding you back, better understand the reason why you're feeling stagnant in the present, and explore why the future may feel so intimidating for you. You may need the help of others to feel stable again and seeking therapy is a brave and courageous first step. You can discover new ways of living that feel fulfilling in the here and now. You deserve to feel better, and I can help.
I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) to help teens, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with low mood, worried thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, multicultural identity concerns, perinatal issues, and adjustment difficulties.
The greatest way to 'get over' something, is to go 'through' it in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. When life becomes challenging, you can oftentimes feel confused about where to turn. Perhaps you wish to discover the ways in which the past may be holding you back, better understand the reason why you're feeling stagnant in the present, and explore why the future may feel so intimidating for you. You may need the help of others to feel stable again and seeking therapy is a brave and courageous first step. You can discover new ways of living that feel fulfilling in the here and now. You deserve to feel better, and I can help.
(919) 626-8940 x5 View (919) 626-8940 x5
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Natasha M D Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on empowering survivors of trauma. I have received trauma-focused training for 15 years that includes EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to use the most effective treatments to help children, adolescents and women overcome adversity with the strength they possess.
My practice focuses on empowering survivors of trauma. I have received trauma-focused training for 15 years that includes EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to use the most effective treatments to help children, adolescents and women overcome adversity with the strength they possess.
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Barbara Jean Lowe
Psychologist, PhD, LP, BCC, SEP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Are you hurting, frustrated, or feel stuck? I honor your courage to seek wholeness & growth. I know you want relief. Enduring change through therapy can happen for you. Trauma, relationship challenges, family struggles & internal pain can be shifted! I welcome you into a space of honor, hope, safety, & power to change. I partner w/ you to achieve your goals for skillful living, belonging, & wholeness. I artfully employ therapeutic & scientific techniques that bring wellness to the heart & mind (SE, DBT, ART, CBT, IFS, EMDR, Gottman, EFT). Ages 5-75. I also offer faith integration upon request. I offer hourly sessions & intensives.
Are you hurting, frustrated, or feel stuck? I honor your courage to seek wholeness & growth. I know you want relief. Enduring change through therapy can happen for you. Trauma, relationship challenges, family struggles & internal pain can be shifted! I welcome you into a space of honor, hope, safety, & power to change. I partner w/ you to achieve your goals for skillful living, belonging, & wholeness. I artfully employ therapeutic & scientific techniques that bring wellness to the heart & mind (SE, DBT, ART, CBT, IFS, EMDR, Gottman, EFT). Ages 5-75. I also offer faith integration upon request. I offer hourly sessions & intensives.
(919) 585-1575 View (919) 585-1575
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Patricia Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHC, NCC, LCAS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Patricia Pace is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with expertise in helping clients recover from Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Grief, Addictions and Trauma. She excels in helping individuals and families move through life transitions (major and minor), rebound from setbacks (large and small) and work through the everyday challenges of work and life. She also offers pre-marital, marriage and family counseling (for traditional, non-traditional and alternative couple and family structures). Additionally, Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCASA), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Patricia Pace is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with expertise in helping clients recover from Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Grief, Addictions and Trauma. She excels in helping individuals and families move through life transitions (major and minor), rebound from setbacks (large and small) and work through the everyday challenges of work and life. She also offers pre-marital, marriage and family counseling (for traditional, non-traditional and alternative couple and family structures). Additionally, Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCASA), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
(919) 307-7540 View (919) 307-7540
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Shannon Sauls
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Shannon Sauls is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parental challenges, anger, self-esteem issues, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. She uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, S.M.A.R.T goal setting, and psychotherapy techniques, to sit with her clients in their struggles, offering them comfort and support to help them overcome the challenges they are facing.
Shannon Sauls is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parental challenges, anger, self-esteem issues, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. She uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, S.M.A.R.T goal setting, and psychotherapy techniques, to sit with her clients in their struggles, offering them comfort and support to help them overcome the challenges they are facing.
(984) 464-6997 View (984) 464-6997
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Crystal Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
(919) 647-7361 View (919) 647-7361
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.