Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Elkhorn, NE

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Noelle C Phillips
Counselor, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with a variety of behavioral health concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Grief and loss and life transitions throughout the life span.
Asking for help and admitting something in our life is bigger than us can be difficult and scary. Afterall, we all like to do things on our own. Or are you that person who finds yourself taking care of everyone else and ending up with an empty cup when it comes to your needs? If you find yourself struggling with managing life's challenges, I am here and ready to help. I consider it a privilege to hear each individual's story when they come to see me. Change is hard but not impossible. A better you is just a phone call away.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with a variety of behavioral health concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Grief and loss and life transitions throughout the life span.
Asking for help and admitting something in our life is bigger than us can be difficult and scary. Afterall, we all like to do things on our own. Or are you that person who finds yourself taking care of everyone else and ending up with an empty cup when it comes to your needs? If you find yourself struggling with managing life's challenges, I am here and ready to help. I consider it a privilege to hear each individual's story when they come to see me. Change is hard but not impossible. A better you is just a phone call away.
(402) 833-6916 View (402) 833-6916
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Caitlyn Glissmeyer
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I specialize in trauma and have training in EMDR, an effective form of trauma treatment.
Are you overwhelmed with current life circumstances? When you look at your life, do you see a history of pain, difficult relationships or a long search for purpose? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have felt similarly. As a therapist, I believe that all of my clients have strengths and the ability to find joy, work through pain, and engage in fulfilling relationships.
I specialize in trauma and have training in EMDR, an effective form of trauma treatment.
Are you overwhelmed with current life circumstances? When you look at your life, do you see a history of pain, difficult relationships or a long search for purpose? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have felt similarly. As a therapist, I believe that all of my clients have strengths and the ability to find joy, work through pain, and engage in fulfilling relationships.
(402) 256-7923 x5 View (402) 256-7923 x5
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Kerry E. Matuszek
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, CPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it be relationship difficulties, divorce transition, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult life transitions in general, and/or stifling beliefs, I will hold space for you.
Are you struggling in a relationship, feeling like things are out of control, or feeling stuck and unable to get over some of life's hurdles? In a confidential, caring environment, my commitment in counseling is to partner with you to identify solutions that work for you. As your licensed independent mental health practitioner, I will listen with compassion and mindfulness. I am always inspired to help identify true goals based on how you define what healing actually looks like for you. My empathetic and caring approach coupled with over 20 years of experience give you a unique combination in someone to work with.
Whether it be relationship difficulties, divorce transition, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult life transitions in general, and/or stifling beliefs, I will hold space for you.
Are you struggling in a relationship, feeling like things are out of control, or feeling stuck and unable to get over some of life's hurdles? In a confidential, caring environment, my commitment in counseling is to partner with you to identify solutions that work for you. As your licensed independent mental health practitioner, I will listen with compassion and mindfulness. I am always inspired to help identify true goals based on how you define what healing actually looks like for you. My empathetic and caring approach coupled with over 20 years of experience give you a unique combination in someone to work with.
(402) 318-7154 View (402) 318-7154
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Connie Lofgreen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSAT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I am a Level II EMDR and experienced in using EMDR to relieve recent or past trauma survivors overcome the difficult symptoms of PTSD---flashbacks, shame, out of proportion emotions, anxiety, depression and other symptoms.
Many people are experiencing the devastation of iporn-online pornography, chat rooms, escort and massage services- and other compulsive sexual behaviors. These compulsive behaviors can cause impotence, relationship crisis, depression and anxiety, job loss and legal problems. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help you overcome sex addiction and get your life back on track. See my book, The Storm of Sex Addiction available at www.amazon.com for more information about iPorn and sex addiction and details about my outpatient treatment program- STARPRO and other relationships services.
I am a Level II EMDR and experienced in using EMDR to relieve recent or past trauma survivors overcome the difficult symptoms of PTSD---flashbacks, shame, out of proportion emotions, anxiety, depression and other symptoms.
Many people are experiencing the devastation of iporn-online pornography, chat rooms, escort and massage services- and other compulsive sexual behaviors. These compulsive behaviors can cause impotence, relationship crisis, depression and anxiety, job loss and legal problems. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help you overcome sex addiction and get your life back on track. See my book, The Storm of Sex Addiction available at www.amazon.com for more information about iPorn and sex addiction and details about my outpatient treatment program- STARPRO and other relationships services.
(402) 509-3078 View (402) 509-3078
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Brooke Bartak-Jensen
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Too often trauma goes hand in hand with unhealthy relationships with food and body image.
*daytime openings only* Many of my clients have experienced life circumstances that have taken a toll on their emotional and physical well-being. I have extensive experience with adult survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse as well as domestic violence. I am trained and utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), both of which are highly effective for treating trauma. If you are struggling with getting past your past, I would be honored to work with you.
Too often trauma goes hand in hand with unhealthy relationships with food and body image.
*daytime openings only* Many of my clients have experienced life circumstances that have taken a toll on their emotional and physical well-being. I have extensive experience with adult survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse as well as domestic violence. I am trained and utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), both of which are highly effective for treating trauma. If you are struggling with getting past your past, I would be honored to work with you.
(402) 575-9548 View (402) 575-9548
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Continuum Counseling & Consultants, LLC
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
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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Bette Tarrant LCSW, LIMHP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
These are called traumas and may include: sexual, emotional, verbal, physical abuse, as well as, childhood trauma.
Do you have concerns about your relationship? Are you troubled by past experiences that affect you today? You may feel troubled by excessive guilt, anxiety, worry and depression. I am an experienced, well trained therapist. I have had 40 years of experience working with individuals and couples. We can work together to identity problem(s) and their resolution. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. Also. I have special training to help you with grief and loss.
These are called traumas and may include: sexual, emotional, verbal, physical abuse, as well as, childhood trauma.
Do you have concerns about your relationship? Are you troubled by past experiences that affect you today? You may feel troubled by excessive guilt, anxiety, worry and depression. I am an experienced, well trained therapist. I have had 40 years of experience working with individuals and couples. We can work together to identity problem(s) and their resolution. I look forward to helping you reach your goals. Also. I have special training to help you with grief and loss.
(402) 205-1044 View (402) 205-1044
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Morgan Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LIMHP, LIMFT, PLADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize evidence-based theories and a trauma-informed approach to understand each situation and promote new insight into their lives and relationships.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that therapy is hard work, I desire to walk alongside my clients as they embark on their unique journey toward healing. I believe that all of my clients have the power to enact change in their lives and seek to encourage and challenge them as they move towards their goals. I strive to provide my clients with empathy and compassion and to create an environment where they feel safe to process their emotions and experiences. I am a firm believer in the power of hope, grace, and humor.
I utilize evidence-based theories and a trauma-informed approach to understand each situation and promote new insight into their lives and relationships.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that therapy is hard work, I desire to walk alongside my clients as they embark on their unique journey toward healing. I believe that all of my clients have the power to enact change in their lives and seek to encourage and challenge them as they move towards their goals. I strive to provide my clients with empathy and compassion and to create an environment where they feel safe to process their emotions and experiences. I am a firm believer in the power of hope, grace, and humor.
(531) 228-4723 View (531) 228-4723
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Ben Higgins
Counselor, PLMHP, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I was once stuck in trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other challenges and thought that was the way life would always be.
I am so happy you are here. This journey is focused completely on you! I love working with people to help them create the life they desire. I am extremely honored each time a person like you invites me to journey alongside them. I hope to help you build your strengths, overcome challenges, and win. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and EMDR Trained Clinician. Please schedule an appointment online or reach out with any questions you may have.
I was once stuck in trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other challenges and thought that was the way life would always be.
I am so happy you are here. This journey is focused completely on you! I love working with people to help them create the life they desire. I am extremely honored each time a person like you invites me to journey alongside them. I hope to help you build your strengths, overcome challenges, and win. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and EMDR Trained Clinician. Please schedule an appointment online or reach out with any questions you may have.
(402) 685-9608 View (402) 685-9608
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Kelly Ann Maddalena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHP, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I am a therapist with extensive experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My specialization in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing allows me to effectively treat conditions like PTSD, Panic Disorder, and phobias. Additionally; I have a special interest in supporting couples in overcoming infidelity, and I place great emphasis on promoting healthy communication skills and fostering meaningful connections. I strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment where clients can experience personal growth and find satisfaction.
I am a therapist with extensive experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My specialization in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing allows me to effectively treat conditions like PTSD, Panic Disorder, and phobias. Additionally; I have a special interest in supporting couples in overcoming infidelity, and I place great emphasis on promoting healthy communication skills and fostering meaningful connections. I strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment where clients can experience personal growth and find satisfaction.
(402) 838-2308 View (402) 838-2308
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Allyson Campbell
Mental Health Practitioner, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I enjoy working with clients with adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship issues, grief/loss, trauma and significant impairment caused by emotional distress.
Are you a experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy or after the birth of your child? Is your child having difficulty with emotional regulation? Has your teenager become withdrawn, moody, depressed or are they experiencing anxiety in the social environment? Are you struggling with your own emotions, feeling stressed, depressed or anxious? Have you had a traumatic experience that has turned your life upside down? Do you feel isolated, lonely or overwhelmed? I can help. Goals for therapy always start with your needs and concerns, first and foremost.
I enjoy working with clients with adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship issues, grief/loss, trauma and significant impairment caused by emotional distress.
Are you a experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy or after the birth of your child? Is your child having difficulty with emotional regulation? Has your teenager become withdrawn, moody, depressed or are they experiencing anxiety in the social environment? Are you struggling with your own emotions, feeling stressed, depressed or anxious? Have you had a traumatic experience that has turned your life upside down? Do you feel isolated, lonely or overwhelmed? I can help. Goals for therapy always start with your needs and concerns, first and foremost.
(402) 866-8704 View (402) 866-8704
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Stephanie Radda
Counselor, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
The complexities of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD impact how we all interact with the world.
“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” Brene Brown. We all have life experiences that impact how we can show up for ourselves and others. These experiences create multiple feelings and you might notice how things just don't seem to work together anymore. I believe I can work alongside you to navigate and work through your experiences to build a life and space for yourself. You are the expert on your experiences and my goal is to guide you through healing to create security and stability.
The complexities of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD impact how we all interact with the world.
“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” Brene Brown. We all have life experiences that impact how we can show up for ourselves and others. These experiences create multiple feelings and you might notice how things just don't seem to work together anymore. I believe I can work alongside you to navigate and work through your experiences to build a life and space for yourself. You are the expert on your experiences and my goal is to guide you through healing to create security and stability.
(531) 202-5119 View (531) 202-5119
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Amanda Wells
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, NCC, HCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I specialize in trauma, neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, SI, etc.
We are accepting new clients, and I am thrilled you took the courageous step in exploring therapy. Navigating this life can be challenging; sometimes the ups and downs are a lot to manage. The good news is you don't have to walk your path alone, and I applaud you for caring for yourself and exploring support.
I specialize in trauma, neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, SI, etc.
We are accepting new clients, and I am thrilled you took the courageous step in exploring therapy. Navigating this life can be challenging; sometimes the ups and downs are a lot to manage. The good news is you don't have to walk your path alone, and I applaud you for caring for yourself and exploring support.
(531) 233-2658 View (531) 233-2658
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Jessica Womach
Provisional Master Social Worker, PLMHP, PCMSW
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as EMDR with Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults.
Welcome! It’s admirable that you have taken the first step down the path of continued healing and growth. Although you may have experienced a variety of setbacks that leave you feeling inferior in this world, you deserve every opportunity at achieving your greatest quality of life. I believe implementing a strength-based, client-centered approach allows me to provide individualized care, while supporting personal growth and change.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as EMDR with Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults.
Welcome! It’s admirable that you have taken the first step down the path of continued healing and growth. Although you may have experienced a variety of setbacks that leave you feeling inferior in this world, you deserve every opportunity at achieving your greatest quality of life. I believe implementing a strength-based, client-centered approach allows me to provide individualized care, while supporting personal growth and change.
(402) 814-8914 View (402) 814-8914
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Johnny Wells
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
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
Hope Collaborative LLC
Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Verified Verified
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Hope Collaborative is a collection of independent providers who treat a variety of client needs such as Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Couples, Sex Therapy, Grief, Self-medicating and Addictions, and more. We have clinicians who treat adults and those who treat children ages 10 and up. We offer a comfortable and safe space for you or your child to work on your goals.
Hope Collaborative is a collection of independent providers who treat a variety of client needs such as Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Couples, Sex Therapy, Grief, Self-medicating and Addictions, and more. We have clinicians who treat adults and those who treat children ages 10 and up. We offer a comfortable and safe space for you or your child to work on your goals.
(402) 892-8164 View (402) 892-8164
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Cody Bonertz
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I have over 10 years of experience working with adolescents, and adults that have struggled with trauma, anxiety, depression, and much more.
Do you feel like life throws obstacles that can feel too hard to overcome? Your mental health can impact your life in so many different ways and sometimes we need help with learning what works for us as an individual. You may need help coping in a variety of ways, processing what has happened to you, or just need someone to listen. You deserve happiness so our work together will involve addressing the areas in your life that you wish to improve so you can live the life as you see it. I am LGBTQIA+ Community Friendly
I have over 10 years of experience working with adolescents, and adults that have struggled with trauma, anxiety, depression, and much more.
Do you feel like life throws obstacles that can feel too hard to overcome? Your mental health can impact your life in so many different ways and sometimes we need help with learning what works for us as an individual. You may need help coping in a variety of ways, processing what has happened to you, or just need someone to listen. You deserve happiness so our work together will involve addressing the areas in your life that you wish to improve so you can live the life as you see it. I am LGBTQIA+ Community Friendly
(402) 809-5278 View (402) 809-5278
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Omaha Psychotherapy
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
My specialty has been with attachment and trauma with foster and adoptive children, but have obtained my degree to offer healing to all those with abuse histories.
Do you feel you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Can't seem to find your way through difficult relationships or undoing past choices? Do pieces of your story cause disruption in your life today? I can help. Many people feel bound by the events in their lives that have affected their relationships and continue to follow them on a daily basis. There is hope and healing offered in a healthy therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience helping others with trauma and painful histories with the training to help you. I believe we can do this together!
My specialty has been with attachment and trauma with foster and adoptive children, but have obtained my degree to offer healing to all those with abuse histories.
Do you feel you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Can't seem to find your way through difficult relationships or undoing past choices? Do pieces of your story cause disruption in your life today? I can help. Many people feel bound by the events in their lives that have affected their relationships and continue to follow them on a daily basis. There is hope and healing offered in a healthy therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience helping others with trauma and painful histories with the training to help you. I believe we can do this together!
(531) 300-0982 View (531) 300-0982
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Kristina Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
My specialties are trauma, physical and emotional abuse, depression, and anxiety.
I am glad you are here, taking steps toward putting yourself first. As a clinical therapist, I provide a person-centered approach to therapy, by creating a supportive and encouraging environment to help you move towards your optimal health. It is my belief that we need to develop protective parts to help us navigate through traumatic and stressful times. Our past can keep us stuck in old patterns. My goal is that together we reprocess past experiences to recreate new, healthier patterns for relationships, or other vulnerable areas in your life.
My specialties are trauma, physical and emotional abuse, depression, and anxiety.
I am glad you are here, taking steps toward putting yourself first. As a clinical therapist, I provide a person-centered approach to therapy, by creating a supportive and encouraging environment to help you move towards your optimal health. It is my belief that we need to develop protective parts to help us navigate through traumatic and stressful times. Our past can keep us stuck in old patterns. My goal is that together we reprocess past experiences to recreate new, healthier patterns for relationships, or other vulnerable areas in your life.
(402) 542-5725 View (402) 542-5725
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Kristine R. Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LIMHP, CMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkhorn, NE 68022
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
(402) 395-8889 x2 View (402) 395-8889 x2

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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.