Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Bellevue, NE

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Nancy Herrera
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68005
I specialize in trauma-informed care, helping clients heal from past traumatic experiences while incorporating Christian principles of forgiveness, redemption, and restoration into the therapeutic process.
As a dedicated Christian Psychotherapist with almost a decade of experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and faith-based mental health support to children, adults and families. My approach to psychotherapy integrates the principles of psychology with Christian values and beliefs to help clients navigate life's challenges while drawing upon their spiritual faith for strength and guidance. I offer one on one counseling sessions to address a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and personal growth. My therapeutic approach is rooted in Christian principles.
I specialize in trauma-informed care, helping clients heal from past traumatic experiences while incorporating Christian principles of forgiveness, redemption, and restoration into the therapeutic process.
As a dedicated Christian Psychotherapist with almost a decade of experience, I am committed to providing compassionate and faith-based mental health support to children, adults and families. My approach to psychotherapy integrates the principles of psychology with Christian values and beliefs to help clients navigate life's challenges while drawing upon their spiritual faith for strength and guidance. I offer one on one counseling sessions to address a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and personal growth. My therapeutic approach is rooted in Christian principles.
(531) 331-3082 View (531) 331-3082
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Penny Cavender
Counselor, MS, LMHP, LIMHP, NBCC, CPC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68147
I specialize working with children 12 and under. I am also a Certified Geriatric Counselor. I have spent many years working with trauma and crisis children using cognitive as well as play therapy skills. I am a Registered Play Therapist. I worked in Residential Treatment for three years and also worked for three years as the Social Services Coordinator for a nursing home.However I do work with adults as well. I do a parent training group to help parents have better relationshps with their children and help parents of Reactive Attachment Children to have more success with bonding and behaviors.
I specialize working with children 12 and under. I am also a Certified Geriatric Counselor. I have spent many years working with trauma and crisis children using cognitive as well as play therapy skills. I am a Registered Play Therapist. I worked in Residential Treatment for three years and also worked for three years as the Social Services Coordinator for a nursing home.However I do work with adults as well. I do a parent training group to help parents have better relationshps with their children and help parents of Reactive Attachment Children to have more success with bonding and behaviors.
(402) 522-6923 View (402) 522-6923
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Chelsy Bailly
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
If you want a different approach to therapy, join me in processing daily stressors and trauma through art, play, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and/or traditional talk therapy.
Are you struggling with low mood, worries, big emotional responses, or social issues? Do you want to have healthy reactions to stress, increase mood, healthy boundaries, and positive communication skills? Are you looking to make some changes? No matter your age, therapy may help you cope with life's stressors and implement healthy lifestyle changes.
If you want a different approach to therapy, join me in processing daily stressors and trauma through art, play, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and/or traditional talk therapy.
Are you struggling with low mood, worries, big emotional responses, or social issues? Do you want to have healthy reactions to stress, increase mood, healthy boundaries, and positive communication skills? Are you looking to make some changes? No matter your age, therapy may help you cope with life's stressors and implement healthy lifestyle changes.
(402) 673-6270 View (402) 673-6270
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Robin L Houser LLC
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
I have spent over 20 years working with children, adults, and families in private practice, homes, residential facilities, treatment centers, and emergency shelters. I now address issues for women such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and confusion during life transitions. My diverse and unique experiences as a practitioner and an individual, make me a strong ally for change and healing. I work with emotional/behavioral issues with clients who are ready for change and to break free from judgement. I am a Life Coach for women who are ready to stop people-pleasing by recognizing their own self-worth and empowerment.
I have spent over 20 years working with children, adults, and families in private practice, homes, residential facilities, treatment centers, and emergency shelters. I now address issues for women such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and confusion during life transitions. My diverse and unique experiences as a practitioner and an individual, make me a strong ally for change and healing. I work with emotional/behavioral issues with clients who are ready for change and to break free from judgement. I am a Life Coach for women who are ready to stop people-pleasing by recognizing their own self-worth and empowerment.
(531) 208-1837 View (531) 208-1837
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Carol Sheffield Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
Waitlist for new clients
Interventions that are utilized: Trauma Informed Care, Evidenced-Based Practices, Strength-Based Treatment and EMDR.
I have approximately twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families dealing with issues pertaining to depression and anxiety disorders, past trauma, stress and anger management, family and relationship difficulties, behavioral problems, positive decision making, and grief/loss. As the wife of a retired Air Force veteran, I have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and difficulties facing service members and their families. I also have extensive experience addressing client trauma and aspire to assist clients in reprocessing their trauma so that they can lead full and healthy lives.
Interventions that are utilized: Trauma Informed Care, Evidenced-Based Practices, Strength-Based Treatment and EMDR.
I have approximately twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families dealing with issues pertaining to depression and anxiety disorders, past trauma, stress and anger management, family and relationship difficulties, behavioral problems, positive decision making, and grief/loss. As the wife of a retired Air Force veteran, I have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and difficulties facing service members and their families. I also have extensive experience addressing client trauma and aspire to assist clients in reprocessing their trauma so that they can lead full and healthy lives.
(402) 241-5671 View (402) 241-5671
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Katherine (Kitty) Eisenbeil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LIMHP, MA
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68005
I have special interest in working with individuals working through trauma, couples, marriage preparation, families and military personnel/families.
Sometimes we hit a point in our lives when we are unsure of where to go, what we want or what we need. We feel emotionally drained and need support and encouragement to move forward. Therapy is about learning how and when to make changes in your life. Focused on addressing physical and mental challenges, I strive to provide client-focused therapy that fits your needs. I will meet you where you are and provide you with the encouragement and skills you need to make the changes you want in your own life. I am licensed in Texas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado and able to provide telehealth (anyone) or in-person counseling (in NE).
I have special interest in working with individuals working through trauma, couples, marriage preparation, families and military personnel/families.
Sometimes we hit a point in our lives when we are unsure of where to go, what we want or what we need. We feel emotionally drained and need support and encouragement to move forward. Therapy is about learning how and when to make changes in your life. Focused on addressing physical and mental challenges, I strive to provide client-focused therapy that fits your needs. I will meet you where you are and provide you with the encouragement and skills you need to make the changes you want in your own life. I am licensed in Texas, Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado and able to provide telehealth (anyone) or in-person counseling (in NE).
(402) 603-6394 View (402) 603-6394
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Potter’s Hand Integrative Care, LLC
LIMHP, LADC, CCTP, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68123  (Online Only)
As a dedicated Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner(LIMHP), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LADC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional(CCTP) with over 15 years of experience working with multicultural, multilingual, racial, and ethnic groups, I am committed to guiding you on your journey towards whole person well-being and resilience.
Whether you're facing traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to support and empower you. Your whole-person well-being is my priority, and I'm honored to be a part of your transformative journey.
As a dedicated Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner(LIMHP), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LADC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional(CCTP) with over 15 years of experience working with multicultural, multilingual, racial, and ethnic groups, I am committed to guiding you on your journey towards whole person well-being and resilience.
Whether you're facing traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to support and empower you. Your whole-person well-being is my priority, and I'm honored to be a part of your transformative journey.
(402) 893-8068 View (402) 893-8068
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Vicki Holoubeck
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, CPC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68005
My special interests include working with families who are influenced by alcohol or addiction, trauma and abuse disorders, improving self esteem and healthy life planning.
Are you looking for new ways to approach old problems? Do you want to live a more balanced life, but ineffective habits, feelings, fears, or difficult relationships are overwhelming you? Your life CAN be different. My goal is to provide a safe, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, and unlock pathways for new tools for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and continue to gain a wealth of knowledge from my clients themselves.
My special interests include working with families who are influenced by alcohol or addiction, trauma and abuse disorders, improving self esteem and healthy life planning.
Are you looking for new ways to approach old problems? Do you want to live a more balanced life, but ineffective habits, feelings, fears, or difficult relationships are overwhelming you? Your life CAN be different. My goal is to provide a safe, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, and unlock pathways for new tools for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and continue to gain a wealth of knowledge from my clients themselves.
(402) 804-8010 View (402) 804-8010
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Celine Monif
Counselor, LMHP, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
My specialties include anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, couple counseling, family dynamics, and individual empowerment.
Life can be overwhelming, making you feel helpless or create anguishing for you/your relationships. You may find your mind racing with "what if" and a sense of anxiety or foreboding. Other times, something so significant or shocking happens that it completely changes how you view the world. You may struggle to communicate or understand your emotions. And it may not stop there, disruptions can ripple out and affect your friends, partner, spouse, or family. They may want to help, want to understand, but like you may not know where to start. Finding serenity in yourself or your relationship can be a daunting task.
My specialties include anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, couple counseling, family dynamics, and individual empowerment.
Life can be overwhelming, making you feel helpless or create anguishing for you/your relationships. You may find your mind racing with "what if" and a sense of anxiety or foreboding. Other times, something so significant or shocking happens that it completely changes how you view the world. You may struggle to communicate or understand your emotions. And it may not stop there, disruptions can ripple out and affect your friends, partner, spouse, or family. They may want to help, want to understand, but like you may not know where to start. Finding serenity in yourself or your relationship can be a daunting task.
(402) 347-2172 View (402) 347-2172
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Addiction & Recovery Services
Counselor, LADC, LIMHP, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
Trauma and childhood issues are common with my clientele, and I am Certified by EMDRIA in the use of EMDR for treatment of trauma.
Steve Brownrigg provides outpatient, substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling services to those affected by alcoholism and other addictions. I specialize in treating those clients with who are Dually-Diagnosed, with mental health disorders in addition to addiction issues. I am Certified by EMDRIA in the use of EMDR for Sexual Trauma and other Childhood issues. I also offer couples counseling and co-dependency counseling for significant others. Often, spouses or significant others begin counseling in advance of the alcoholic/addict to work on their own issues and to learn how to effectively deal with their loved one.
Trauma and childhood issues are common with my clientele, and I am Certified by EMDRIA in the use of EMDR for treatment of trauma.
Steve Brownrigg provides outpatient, substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling services to those affected by alcoholism and other addictions. I specialize in treating those clients with who are Dually-Diagnosed, with mental health disorders in addition to addiction issues. I am Certified by EMDRIA in the use of EMDR for Sexual Trauma and other Childhood issues. I also offer couples counseling and co-dependency counseling for significant others. Often, spouses or significant others begin counseling in advance of the alcoholic/addict to work on their own issues and to learn how to effectively deal with their loved one.
(402) 318-7118 View (402) 318-7118
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Jennifer Aesoph
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
I am experienced in dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and those overall distressing life situations we all encounter.
Mission Statement: To ease pain, facilitate growth, and provide instruction. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me. We will work together to identify choices and new ways to respond to stressors. Helping adult survivors of traumatic experiences, and the resultant anxiety and depression, is my area of specialty. I am an EMDR certified therapist, which is the gold standard treatment protocol for trauma survivors.
I am experienced in dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, and those overall distressing life situations we all encounter.
Mission Statement: To ease pain, facilitate growth, and provide instruction. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me. We will work together to identify choices and new ways to respond to stressors. Helping adult survivors of traumatic experiences, and the resultant anxiety and depression, is my area of specialty. I am an EMDR certified therapist, which is the gold standard treatment protocol for trauma survivors.
(402) 603-4059 View (402) 603-4059
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Christine Hennig
Counselor, MA, LMHP, ATR
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68005
I have a passion for helping people harness their creative energies to improve their lives. I have a special passion for helping adult survivors of abuse and trauma, people experiencing medical challenges (such as cancer, chronic pain, recently-acquired disabilities, etc.), and the elderly. I also provide creative coaching services for people who want to learn to use art making for wellness and personal development. I also specialize in helping elderly people and their families creatively review and document their life stories.
I have a passion for helping people harness their creative energies to improve their lives. I have a special passion for helping adult survivors of abuse and trauma, people experiencing medical challenges (such as cancer, chronic pain, recently-acquired disabilities, etc.), and the elderly. I also provide creative coaching services for people who want to learn to use art making for wellness and personal development. I also specialize in helping elderly people and their families creatively review and document their life stories.
(402) 807-2132 View (402) 807-2132
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Lisa Parisien
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CHT, CMT
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68123
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction for over 20 years. I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I treat individuals and couples. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Hypnosis is very effective in treating trauma. I am also a certified master trainer of hypnosis. I own Intuitive Therapies and A + Academy of Hypnosis. I certify others in hypnosis. www.aplusacademyofhypnosis.com. My work days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I will return messages on those days.
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction for over 20 years. I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I treat individuals and couples. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Hypnosis is very effective in treating trauma. I am also a certified master trainer of hypnosis. I own Intuitive Therapies and A + Academy of Hypnosis. I certify others in hypnosis. www.aplusacademyofhypnosis.com. My work days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I will return messages on those days.
(402) 382-9332 View (402) 382-9332
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Jea Theis Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
Now accepting new telehealth clients. "Your present circumstances do not determine where you will go, they merely determine where you have been " - Nido Qubein. I am so glad you are here. I believe in a strengths-based approach that honors the experiences and unique aspects of you. I have received specialized training in EMDR, Brainspotting, Expressive Arts Therapies, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-child Interaction Therapy, Reflective Practice and Compassion Fatigue. I seek to create the most supportive and effective environment for your desired change.
Now accepting new telehealth clients. "Your present circumstances do not determine where you will go, they merely determine where you have been " - Nido Qubein. I am so glad you are here. I believe in a strengths-based approach that honors the experiences and unique aspects of you. I have received specialized training in EMDR, Brainspotting, Expressive Arts Therapies, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-child Interaction Therapy, Reflective Practice and Compassion Fatigue. I seek to create the most supportive and effective environment for your desired change.
(402) 875-5219 View (402) 875-5219
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Results Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68123
I specialize in treating trauma.
Want to feel less stressed or worried? To live in confidence, not anxiety or fear? We can help. You don't have to feel edgy or burned out. Your life can be what you hope for, not worry about. Making mistakes, having things go wrong, and needing to heal is part of life and being human. So is forgiving ourselves and others and trying again. You can change direction and heal. Become free to take a new path knowing that you have a right to what you think and how you feel. The past doesn't have to control the present or predict the future. We can't change what's happened. But we can start where we are and make a new beginning.
I specialize in treating trauma.
Want to feel less stressed or worried? To live in confidence, not anxiety or fear? We can help. You don't have to feel edgy or burned out. Your life can be what you hope for, not worry about. Making mistakes, having things go wrong, and needing to heal is part of life and being human. So is forgiving ourselves and others and trying again. You can change direction and heal. Become free to take a new path knowing that you have a right to what you think and how you feel. The past doesn't have to control the present or predict the future. We can't change what's happened. But we can start where we are and make a new beginning.
(531) 201-6762 View (531) 201-6762
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Laura Pryor
Counselor, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68123
I best help those grow who are willing to reflect, take accountability, and initiate change. My areas of specialty include: Trauma & PTSD, Generational Trauma, Attachment Wounds, Narcissistic Abuse, and Personality Conflict. I currently hold a license in the state of Nebraska and Iowa.
I best help those grow who are willing to reflect, take accountability, and initiate change. My areas of specialty include: Trauma & PTSD, Generational Trauma, Attachment Wounds, Narcissistic Abuse, and Personality Conflict. I currently hold a license in the state of Nebraska and Iowa.
(402) 620-6838 View (402) 620-6838
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Continuum Counseling & Consultants, LLC
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68147
As a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and a dually credentialed therapist (LIMHP, LADC) trained in EMDR, my specialty is related to treating mental health, substance use, and/or trauma.
The continuum of life can be complex. If you can agree, then you are not alone. In this journey there are definite cork screws that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, off track, and at a loss. Change presents challenge and your interest that brings you to view this page only acknowledges that at the core - you are competent. Seeking professional guidance can help provide clarity, turning challenges into personal opportunities for growth and development, getting you back on course in leading a healthier and happier life.
As a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and a dually credentialed therapist (LIMHP, LADC) trained in EMDR, my specialty is related to treating mental health, substance use, and/or trauma.
The continuum of life can be complex. If you can agree, then you are not alone. In this journey there are definite cork screws that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, off track, and at a loss. Change presents challenge and your interest that brings you to view this page only acknowledges that at the core - you are competent. Seeking professional guidance can help provide clarity, turning challenges into personal opportunities for growth and development, getting you back on course in leading a healthier and happier life.
(402) 765-0353 View (402) 765-0353
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Joyce Hicks-Kalvinek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LIMHP, LPC, PLADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68123
I am passionate about helping people overcome life stressors and trauma.
"Just when the caterpillar thought their world was over, it became a butterfly". I know transformation is often painful, but you are not falling apart. Like that caterpillar, you are transforming into something more beautiful! In my experience as a therapist, I have learned that others want to be heard, listened to, be emotionally validated and have someone to talk to through the transformation. I will listen to your needs and concerns then help you to build upon your strengths in order to achieve your mental health goals in a safe and judgment free space. You deserve to feel and be the best version of yourself!
I am passionate about helping people overcome life stressors and trauma.
"Just when the caterpillar thought their world was over, it became a butterfly". I know transformation is often painful, but you are not falling apart. Like that caterpillar, you are transforming into something more beautiful! In my experience as a therapist, I have learned that others want to be heard, listened to, be emotionally validated and have someone to talk to through the transformation. I will listen to your needs and concerns then help you to build upon your strengths in order to achieve your mental health goals in a safe and judgment free space. You deserve to feel and be the best version of yourself!
(402) 864-8314 View (402) 864-8314
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Johnny Wells
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Bellevue, NE 68147
I take a trauma-informed, collaborative approach to therapy, drawing from various modalities to meet clients' unique needs.
You are the expert on your experience, I am here to meet you where you are at and help guide you to where you want to go. I am honored to be a part of your healing journey, whether that involves building new coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, or depression or processing difficult experiences through storytelling.
I take a trauma-informed, collaborative approach to therapy, drawing from various modalities to meet clients' unique needs.
You are the expert on your experience, I am here to meet you where you are at and help guide you to where you want to go. I am honored to be a part of your healing journey, whether that involves building new coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, or depression or processing difficult experiences through storytelling.
(402) 744-6618 View (402) 744-6618
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Sara Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, NE 68005
I work to help clients find harmony and balance within their lives. I work with clients who are seeking support in relationships, help in reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, and those who would like to unpack past experiences. I have experience working with adolescents/teens, families, and couples. My experience also includes working with those recovering from substance abuse and who have past complex trauma.
I work to help clients find harmony and balance within their lives. I work with clients who are seeking support in relationships, help in reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, and those who would like to unpack past experiences. I have experience working with adolescents/teens, families, and couples. My experience also includes working with those recovering from substance abuse and who have past complex trauma.
(402) 897-6383 View (402) 897-6383
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.