Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Papillion, NE

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Roger Sherman
Counselor, MSW, LIMHP, PLADC
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
I have received specialized training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) and Neuro-Linguistic Processing.
It is not about controlling your thoughts; it's about not letting your thoughts control you. I am a Counselor who tries to meet every person exactly where they are. I want to empower you to be the best you, to heal what needs healing and to encourage you to grow where you need to grow.
I have received specialized training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) and Neuro-Linguistic Processing.
It is not about controlling your thoughts; it's about not letting your thoughts control you. I am a Counselor who tries to meet every person exactly where they are. I want to empower you to be the best you, to heal what needs healing and to encourage you to grow where you need to grow.
(531) 214-1767 View (531) 214-1767
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Results Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68133
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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Vicki Holoubeck
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, CPC
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
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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Lisa Terwilleger
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
My focus has been working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and other mental health concerns with a therapeutic focus on healing trauma, restructuring destructive thought and behavior patterns, and creating self acceptance, empowerment and overall emotional wellness.
Difficulties in life, environmental influences and other predisposing factors can contribute to unhealthy emotional states. They can leave us feeling depressed, overwhelmed, helpless and struggling to find positive solutions. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or are having problems in your relationships know that you are not alone and help is available.
My focus has been working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and other mental health concerns with a therapeutic focus on healing trauma, restructuring destructive thought and behavior patterns, and creating self acceptance, empowerment and overall emotional wellness.
Difficulties in life, environmental influences and other predisposing factors can contribute to unhealthy emotional states. They can leave us feeling depressed, overwhelmed, helpless and struggling to find positive solutions. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or are having problems in your relationships know that you are not alone and help is available.
(402) 885-4826 View (402) 885-4826
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Addiction & Recovery Services
Counselor, LADC, LIMHP, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
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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Sara E Batter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
I enjoy working with older children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. I also have experience working with divorced families, blended families, and families going through significant life changes.
I enjoy working with older children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. I also have experience working with divorced families, blended families, and families going through significant life changes.
(402) 298-2627 View (402) 298-2627
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Jea Theis Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
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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Michelle Dubay
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, PC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
My experience includes working with trauma survivors, blended families, performance issues, Depression and anxiety.
It gives me such joy and gratitude to embark on this journey of change with you as we work together on 'turning your mind' to new possibilities. It is my greatest hope that the work we do will assist you in reaching your own goals and give you a sense of freedom to live your best life. You can learn to manage your emotions, your life and your addiction. My approach centered around a strong set of skills using DBT, Brainspotting & EMDR. I have a strong knowledge of 12 step recovery programs and use therapies that only enhance your recovery.
My experience includes working with trauma survivors, blended families, performance issues, Depression and anxiety.
It gives me such joy and gratitude to embark on this journey of change with you as we work together on 'turning your mind' to new possibilities. It is my greatest hope that the work we do will assist you in reaching your own goals and give you a sense of freedom to live your best life. You can learn to manage your emotions, your life and your addiction. My approach centered around a strong set of skills using DBT, Brainspotting & EMDR. I have a strong knowledge of 12 step recovery programs and use therapies that only enhance your recovery.
(402) 835-0966 View (402) 835-0966
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Michelle Book
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
I have a lot of experience working with PTSD, Attachment issues, Depression, Anxiety, and grief.
If you are going through a difficult life transition, struggling in relationships, feeling emotionally overwhelmed then you're in the right place. Admitting you need assistance is difficult, but is the first step to bettering your future. Therapy is investing in yourself and/or your family! It is my priority to gain a true understanding of each client's goals and difficulties as this will assist in growth and healing. I enjoy working with adolescents, families and adults. I strive to provide my clients with truth and hope. "The only way out is through." -Dr. Hildegard Messenbaugh,MD
I have a lot of experience working with PTSD, Attachment issues, Depression, Anxiety, and grief.
If you are going through a difficult life transition, struggling in relationships, feeling emotionally overwhelmed then you're in the right place. Admitting you need assistance is difficult, but is the first step to bettering your future. Therapy is investing in yourself and/or your family! It is my priority to gain a true understanding of each client's goals and difficulties as this will assist in growth and healing. I enjoy working with adolescents, families and adults. I strive to provide my clients with truth and hope. "The only way out is through." -Dr. Hildegard Messenbaugh,MD
(531) 233-1307 View (531) 233-1307
Hope Collaborative LLC
Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
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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Melissa Goertz
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
I won't sugar coat the work it takes to heal the wounds of trauma, but I will tell you it is fully possible to have more belly laughs than the constant yelling and breakdowns in communication.
As the parent of a child/teen that struggles with their wounded selves, you have tried everything. The exhaustive interventions that you have tried are going nowhere fast. Throwing in the towel is all that you have left. Your marriage is more daunting than it is invigorating and you keep hitting a wall with connecting to one another. Depression has you stuck in quicksand and the struggle is consuming you. Anxiety has its grip on you and it is controlling your life. You find yourself asking what more can you do? You feel all alone in your struggles and are having more moments of frustration than joy. Asking for help is hard.
I won't sugar coat the work it takes to heal the wounds of trauma, but I will tell you it is fully possible to have more belly laughs than the constant yelling and breakdowns in communication.
As the parent of a child/teen that struggles with their wounded selves, you have tried everything. The exhaustive interventions that you have tried are going nowhere fast. Throwing in the towel is all that you have left. Your marriage is more daunting than it is invigorating and you keep hitting a wall with connecting to one another. Depression has you stuck in quicksand and the struggle is consuming you. Anxiety has its grip on you and it is controlling your life. You find yourself asking what more can you do? You feel all alone in your struggles and are having more moments of frustration than joy. Asking for help is hard.
(402) 480-8214 View (402) 480-8214
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Nancy Herrera
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68046
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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C J Poole
PLMHP, PLCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68133
Current openings! You matter! I commend you for taking steps to enter the therapeutic process to optimize your health and wellbeing. As a clinician, with 20 years of experience in social service fields; I draw upon those experiences to offer various tools and resources. My mission is to walk with you to uncover your own inner wisdom, strengths, and insights that lead to restoring balance, healing, and self-empowerment. I have had experiences working with those recovering from medical trauma, adverse childhood experiences and managing the weekly stress that builds up.
Current openings! You matter! I commend you for taking steps to enter the therapeutic process to optimize your health and wellbeing. As a clinician, with 20 years of experience in social service fields; I draw upon those experiences to offer various tools and resources. My mission is to walk with you to uncover your own inner wisdom, strengths, and insights that lead to restoring balance, healing, and self-empowerment. I have had experiences working with those recovering from medical trauma, adverse childhood experiences and managing the weekly stress that builds up.
(402) 674-4678 View (402) 674-4678
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Tachelle Reeker
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, PLADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
Do you often find yourself going back and forth about making a change in your head? Is part of you wanting to make that change and part of you not feeling sure or quite ready yet? This is all part of the change process, and you are probably further along than you realize! Sometimes a new perspective and new tools can help us "get off the seesaw" and get closer to the life we want to have. I often see clients who are dealing with trauma, substance use, anxiety, or depression. I work to build a space of non-judgment and acceptance so my clients can be seen exactly as they are without fear, so we can find the path forward together.
Do you often find yourself going back and forth about making a change in your head? Is part of you wanting to make that change and part of you not feeling sure or quite ready yet? This is all part of the change process, and you are probably further along than you realize! Sometimes a new perspective and new tools can help us "get off the seesaw" and get closer to the life we want to have. I often see clients who are dealing with trauma, substance use, anxiety, or depression. I work to build a space of non-judgment and acceptance so my clients can be seen exactly as they are without fear, so we can find the path forward together.
(402) 382-2465 View (402) 382-2465
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New Chance Counseling & Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LICSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
My experience includes working with individuals (10 years throughout adulthood), families, and couples, who may experience difficulties with trauma, depression, anxiety, family/relational stressors, mood disorders, and more.
It is my honor and pleasure to join with you on the journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation as we work together to find new ways to navigate the difficulties and experience a 'New Chance' at living the life you desire. I sincerely hope that the work we do together will support you in reaching your personal goals and empower you to live your best life. You can learn to manage your emotions, your relationships, increase stability, find solutions to life problems, and gain a sense of purpose/meaning. I am experienced with multiple approaches such as; CBT, EMDR, ACT, Person-centered, and recovery-oriented modalities.
My experience includes working with individuals (10 years throughout adulthood), families, and couples, who may experience difficulties with trauma, depression, anxiety, family/relational stressors, mood disorders, and more.
It is my honor and pleasure to join with you on the journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation as we work together to find new ways to navigate the difficulties and experience a 'New Chance' at living the life you desire. I sincerely hope that the work we do together will support you in reaching your personal goals and empower you to live your best life. You can learn to manage your emotions, your relationships, increase stability, find solutions to life problems, and gain a sense of purpose/meaning. I am experienced with multiple approaches such as; CBT, EMDR, ACT, Person-centered, and recovery-oriented modalities.
(402) 810-1914 View (402) 810-1914
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Shelli Reams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LCSW, LISW, LADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68046
Waitlist for new clients
You have been successful in life, and you have felt there is something which is holding you back from the life you want. Maybe it is a trauma from your past, anxiety, depression, a change in a life situation, relationship issues, or addiction; together you and I can work for you have the life you want. Whether your goal is staying in your current situation, or if it is finding the courage to make a change, I am here to help you let go of things which hold you back from the life you desire.
You have been successful in life, and you have felt there is something which is holding you back from the life you want. Maybe it is a trauma from your past, anxiety, depression, a change in a life situation, relationship issues, or addiction; together you and I can work for you have the life you want. Whether your goal is staying in your current situation, or if it is finding the courage to make a change, I am here to help you let go of things which hold you back from the life you desire.
(531) 233-4123 View (531) 233-4123
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Maddie Tolly
Counselor, PLMHP, MS
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68133
I specialize in addressing a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, and PTSD.
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and empowering them to reach their full potential. My therapeutic approach is grounded in positivity, empathy, and a strong belief in the potential for growth and healing. I foster a supportive therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strengths-based, focusing on identifying and building upon clients' existing strengths and resources. I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques.
I specialize in addressing a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, and PTSD.
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and empowering them to reach their full potential. My therapeutic approach is grounded in positivity, empathy, and a strong belief in the potential for growth and healing. I foster a supportive therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strengths-based, focusing on identifying and building upon clients' existing strengths and resources. I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques.
(402) 741-6582 View (402) 741-6582
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Shawna Ciurej
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68133
I am experienced in areas including depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma.
Immediate openings now available / I believe the foundation of successful therapy is a great relationship with your therapist. My approach to therapy is to collaborate with my clients to learn about their own goals and to determine what their unique needs are. I utilize my extensive training background and experience to create an individualized approach to therapy for each person that I work with.
I am experienced in areas including depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma.
Immediate openings now available / I believe the foundation of successful therapy is a great relationship with your therapist. My approach to therapy is to collaborate with my clients to learn about their own goals and to determine what their unique needs are. I utilize my extensive training background and experience to create an individualized approach to therapy for each person that I work with.
(531) 365-0118 View (531) 365-0118
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Natalie M Scarpa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, PCMSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Papillion, NE 68133
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with women on low self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
If you are like many of us, you may not feel sure of who you are or what you want in life. You may be in an unhealthy relationship, struggling with parenting, weathering the stress of college, or feeling hopeless in depression or addiction. As women, and even more so as mothers, it can feel impossible to measure up. Together, we’ll uncover who you truly are under social and familial expectations, heal past wounds, and create a lifestyle that keeps you squarely in your worth.
I work primarily with women on low self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
If you are like many of us, you may not feel sure of who you are or what you want in life. You may be in an unhealthy relationship, struggling with parenting, weathering the stress of college, or feeling hopeless in depression or addiction. As women, and even more so as mothers, it can feel impossible to measure up. Together, we’ll uncover who you truly are under social and familial expectations, heal past wounds, and create a lifestyle that keeps you squarely in your worth.
(402) 256-7748 View (402) 256-7748
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Nika George
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Papillion, NE 68133  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Nika George and I am a therapist with my PhD in clinical psychology. Clients typically visit my practice to receive specialized care for high achieving adults who experience perfectionism, and burnout. I also specialize in treating people with PTSD, complex PTSD, and trauma in childhood such as emotional abuse and neglect. In addition, I frequently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions (divorce, moving, relationship issues, setting boundaries, assertiveness training), career stress, or postpartum mood changes.
My name is Dr. Nika George and I am a therapist with my PhD in clinical psychology. Clients typically visit my practice to receive specialized care for high achieving adults who experience perfectionism, and burnout. I also specialize in treating people with PTSD, complex PTSD, and trauma in childhood such as emotional abuse and neglect. In addition, I frequently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions (divorce, moving, relationship issues, setting boundaries, assertiveness training), career stress, or postpartum mood changes.
(402) 526-5398 View (402) 526-5398

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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.