Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Hoboken, NJ

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Rachael Hands
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
My experience includes difficult life transitions, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting issues, addiction, substance abuse, and subpar school or job performance.
Welcome! My name is Rachael and I am a Certified EMDR therapist who supports adults experiencing difficult life transitions in their desire to become self-sufficient through individual therapy sessions that focus on step-by-step behavioral change. I am passionate about helping my clients learn what they are capable of and realizing their true potential! In addition, I offer consultation to therapists looking to advance their understanding of EMDR principles and practices. I look forward to being there for you in your time of need.
My experience includes difficult life transitions, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting issues, addiction, substance abuse, and subpar school or job performance.
Welcome! My name is Rachael and I am a Certified EMDR therapist who supports adults experiencing difficult life transitions in their desire to become self-sufficient through individual therapy sessions that focus on step-by-step behavioral change. I am passionate about helping my clients learn what they are capable of and realizing their true potential! In addition, I offer consultation to therapists looking to advance their understanding of EMDR principles and practices. I look forward to being there for you in your time of need.
(973) 348-3801 View (973) 348-3801
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Dr. Nina Badaan Shinway
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
The Center for Specialized Psychology (CSP) was founded by Dr. Nina Badaan Shinway in 2017, with a focus on helping female survivors of domestic violence and other trauma related experiences. CSP's mission is to promote healing and recovery for women who have experienced unfortunate life circumstances. CSP focuses on helping women heal, energize and become aware of their inner strengths. Treatment is provided via a range of theoretical approaches that are integrated and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. This eclectic approach fosters maximum potential for personal growth and evolution.
The Center for Specialized Psychology (CSP) was founded by Dr. Nina Badaan Shinway in 2017, with a focus on helping female survivors of domestic violence and other trauma related experiences. CSP's mission is to promote healing and recovery for women who have experienced unfortunate life circumstances. CSP focuses on helping women heal, energize and become aware of their inner strengths. Treatment is provided via a range of theoretical approaches that are integrated and tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. This eclectic approach fosters maximum potential for personal growth and evolution.
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Lucienne Despota
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, FIPA, CLC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
I am a very experienced trauma therapist, specializing in treating young adults suffering from PTSD, abuse in narcissistic relationships, codependency, break ups, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, divorce, and work place problems, using cognitive behavioral work, EMDR and IFS. My approach is eclectic and interactive, blending a combination of techniques. Non-judgment and warmth in a holistic frame describes my style. I also am trained in ADHD coaching, NLP, hypnosis, and other modalities designed for you to develop better coping skills. This is not a cookie cutter approach. It is a treatment custom made to meet your needs.
I am a very experienced trauma therapist, specializing in treating young adults suffering from PTSD, abuse in narcissistic relationships, codependency, break ups, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, divorce, and work place problems, using cognitive behavioral work, EMDR and IFS. My approach is eclectic and interactive, blending a combination of techniques. Non-judgment and warmth in a holistic frame describes my style. I also am trained in ADHD coaching, NLP, hypnosis, and other modalities designed for you to develop better coping skills. This is not a cookie cutter approach. It is a treatment custom made to meet your needs.
(646) 351-1858 View (646) 351-1858
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Matthew Harris Peltz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBT, TGH
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Using relaxed and comfortable Talk Therapy I provide an opportunity for you to freely discuss difficulties and problem areas based on current, past and future hardships, trauma or anxieties.
Do you find yourself burdened by stress or pressure from work, family, finances or personal health? Have you experienced a traumatic event or personal pain? As a clinician with 14 years of work experience in supporting various, different patient populations connecting with me for support can be very helpful.
Using relaxed and comfortable Talk Therapy I provide an opportunity for you to freely discuss difficulties and problem areas based on current, past and future hardships, trauma or anxieties.
Do you find yourself burdened by stress or pressure from work, family, finances or personal health? Have you experienced a traumatic event or personal pain? As a clinician with 14 years of work experience in supporting various, different patient populations connecting with me for support can be very helpful.
(848) 235-9250 View (848) 235-9250
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Stephanie DeGroat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
Have you experienced trauma, whether recent or in the past, and found yourself feeling stuck there? You are not alone! I help people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I help adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional injuries and are motivated to address feelings of being stuck as a result so that they can experience healing and move towards a life of growth and fulfillment. I teach the emotional regulation skills needed to let go of old patterns and embrace new change.
Have you experienced trauma, whether recent or in the past, and found yourself feeling stuck there? You are not alone! I help people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I help adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional injuries and are motivated to address feelings of being stuck as a result so that they can experience healing and move towards a life of growth and fulfillment. I teach the emotional regulation skills needed to let go of old patterns and embrace new change.
(551) 231-5296 View (551) 231-5296
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Marrium Guirguis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
Hey, my name is Marrium Guirguis and I am here to help you wherever you are in life. I believe we all have a story to tell and regardless of how similar two experiences sound, they will still be very different from each other and deserve to be heard, validated and worked with uniquely. Throughout my career, I have specialized in working with adults and adolescents 14+ with PTSD, Anxiety, working with survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, family dynamics, supportive therapy through challenges, people with disabilities, and young couples.
Hey, my name is Marrium Guirguis and I am here to help you wherever you are in life. I believe we all have a story to tell and regardless of how similar two experiences sound, they will still be very different from each other and deserve to be heard, validated and worked with uniquely. Throughout my career, I have specialized in working with adults and adolescents 14+ with PTSD, Anxiety, working with survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, family dynamics, supportive therapy through challenges, people with disabilities, and young couples.
(551) 292-8734 View (551) 292-8734
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Dayle A. Brenner Wild, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCPS- C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
I have 20+ yrs experience. It is common to feel stuck, experience emotional polarity and/or indecision. I have counseled many individuals at this juncture, offering objectivity, compassion and guidance. Additionally, I am a Candidate for Certification with the esteemed Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). NEW : Betrayal Trauma Group Spring '24 for women who are leaving or have left the relationship due to infidelity and/or sexually compulsive behavior outside the relationship. Together, we will work towards restoring your confidence, increasing clarity, and the achievement of your desired outcome.
I have 20+ yrs experience. It is common to feel stuck, experience emotional polarity and/or indecision. I have counseled many individuals at this juncture, offering objectivity, compassion and guidance. Additionally, I am a Candidate for Certification with the esteemed Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). NEW : Betrayal Trauma Group Spring '24 for women who are leaving or have left the relationship due to infidelity and/or sexually compulsive behavior outside the relationship. Together, we will work towards restoring your confidence, increasing clarity, and the achievement of your desired outcome.
(201) 379-6702 View (201) 379-6702
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Leanne Morton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
I am a strength-based psychotherapist with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. I believe that we all have the power to reach our goals and full potential but sometimes our emotional health gets in the way. I can help you learn how to manage your emotions, cope with daily stressors, work through self-doubt, trauma, and more. My goal is to create a calm, open, and non-judgmental space where individuals can grow and share.​
I am a strength-based psychotherapist with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. I believe that we all have the power to reach our goals and full potential but sometimes our emotional health gets in the way. I can help you learn how to manage your emotions, cope with daily stressors, work through self-doubt, trauma, and more. My goal is to create a calm, open, and non-judgmental space where individuals can grow and share.​
(551) 465-9197 View (551) 465-9197
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Jody E Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Please find me at my new practice: Clarity Counseling Network. Most individuals through life will encounter milestones & life events in which they need some guidance or simply to have someone to listen with a loving ear. My goal is to help to guide you through whatever life has thrown in your path in a healthy therapeutic way in which you feel safe and at ease with yourself. As you begin to understand difficult emotions such as anger, grief, trauma, anxiety, childhood events etc. you will begin to allow yourself to heal and work through these emotions in a healthy & positive way. Looking forward to being apart of your journey.
Please find me at my new practice: Clarity Counseling Network. Most individuals through life will encounter milestones & life events in which they need some guidance or simply to have someone to listen with a loving ear. My goal is to help to guide you through whatever life has thrown in your path in a healthy therapeutic way in which you feel safe and at ease with yourself. As you begin to understand difficult emotions such as anger, grief, trauma, anxiety, childhood events etc. you will begin to allow yourself to heal and work through these emotions in a healthy & positive way. Looking forward to being apart of your journey.
(201) 380-7095 View (201) 380-7095
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Noelia Breitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Noelia is a National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused interventions.
Challenges, problems, crises are all part of life. Sometimes we experience much difficulty dealing with them and end up feeling sad, anxious, fearful, frustrated, stuck, desperate or overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are other ways to face your situation. Through counseling, clients learn that they have options in how to cope with difficulties. Utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities, Noelia helps clients learn how to reduce negative emotions while increasing their ability to find solutions, overcome, cope and accept. She provides individual, couples and family counseling, as well as Life coaching and Relationship coaching.
Noelia is a National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused interventions.
Challenges, problems, crises are all part of life. Sometimes we experience much difficulty dealing with them and end up feeling sad, anxious, fearful, frustrated, stuck, desperate or overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are other ways to face your situation. Through counseling, clients learn that they have options in how to cope with difficulties. Utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities, Noelia helps clients learn how to reduce negative emotions while increasing their ability to find solutions, overcome, cope and accept. She provides individual, couples and family counseling, as well as Life coaching and Relationship coaching.
(929) 260-0896 View (929) 260-0896
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Dr. Jodi Streich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
My clinical interests include anxiety and depression, trauma, affective disorders, relationship and interpersonal issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and reunification therapy.
My philosophy is to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment for my clients in order for the healing process to begin. I have worked extensively with adults, adolescents and children. My goal is to allow the client to feel strengthened and to discover new potentials for restoration, progress and transformation.
My clinical interests include anxiety and depression, trauma, affective disorders, relationship and interpersonal issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and reunification therapy.
My philosophy is to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment for my clients in order for the healing process to begin. I have worked extensively with adults, adolescents and children. My goal is to allow the client to feel strengthened and to discover new potentials for restoration, progress and transformation.
(201) 646-5280 View (201) 646-5280
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Guiding Transformations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy can be challenging for various reasons, and it's normal to have concerns that may make the process seem overwhelming. However, seeking help for your mental well-being is a sign of inner strength and resilience, which makes it all the more worthwhile. Whether your goal is to address concerns like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or trauma, we are dedicated to assisting you in your pursuit of healing. Our approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered, which means we prioritize your well-being and provide a safe space for self-discovery. We'll be there every step of the way, offering empathy and support.
Engaging in therapy can be challenging for various reasons, and it's normal to have concerns that may make the process seem overwhelming. However, seeking help for your mental well-being is a sign of inner strength and resilience, which makes it all the more worthwhile. Whether your goal is to address concerns like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or trauma, we are dedicated to assisting you in your pursuit of healing. Our approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered, which means we prioritize your well-being and provide a safe space for self-discovery. We'll be there every step of the way, offering empathy and support.
(908) 808-4442 View (908) 808-4442
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Leah Halikiopoulos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
I have extensive training & experience working with clients across gender, ethnic, generational & religious differences seeking therapy to address a range of issues and struggles including: trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, PTSD, life transitions, relationship difficulties, adjustment challenges, substance abuse, identity issues & attachment difficulties.
Contact via Email preferred. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic connection and creating a safe space for you to begin/continue your process of growth and healing through self-discovery. While each person is unique, our time together will focus on working collaboratively on your individual needs and goals. In meeting you exactly where you are with empathy and intuition, we will work towards exploring what is at the core of your struggle and develop the elements and tools needed to meet these needs and goals.
I have extensive training & experience working with clients across gender, ethnic, generational & religious differences seeking therapy to address a range of issues and struggles including: trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, PTSD, life transitions, relationship difficulties, adjustment challenges, substance abuse, identity issues & attachment difficulties.
Contact via Email preferred. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic connection and creating a safe space for you to begin/continue your process of growth and healing through self-discovery. While each person is unique, our time together will focus on working collaboratively on your individual needs and goals. In meeting you exactly where you are with empathy and intuition, we will work towards exploring what is at the core of your struggle and develop the elements and tools needed to meet these needs and goals.
(914) 252-3984 View (914) 252-3984
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Colleen Makowsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
My therapy style is supportive, informative, and encouraging. Learning how to move through problems instead of resisting them reduces uncomfortable feelings. How we respond to life determines our level of fulfillment. I help clients recover from trauma, improve life functioning, and strengthen relationships in order to reach their potential. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, eating disorders, and interpersonal turmoil can get in the way. I use many modalities to help individuals, couples, and families connect with their values and cope with life’s challenges.
My therapy style is supportive, informative, and encouraging. Learning how to move through problems instead of resisting them reduces uncomfortable feelings. How we respond to life determines our level of fulfillment. I help clients recover from trauma, improve life functioning, and strengthen relationships in order to reach their potential. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, eating disorders, and interpersonal turmoil can get in the way. I use many modalities to help individuals, couples, and families connect with their values and cope with life’s challenges.
(551) 400-6948 View (551) 400-6948
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Rebecca Bischoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoboken, NJ 07030
I have experience working with kids, teens and adults with issues relating to depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, mood disorders, relationships, and loss.
You are a young adult who isn’t feeling like yourself and you don’t know where to begin. You may be going through a transition in life that is difficult to navigate. You’re dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, or addiction. Perhaps you are starting a new job, going through a breakup or graduating college. You are experiencing feelings of frustration, sadness, mood instability, stress, increased substance use, and lack of motivation. My goal is to provide you with a comfortable, safe space where we can work together on your goals, as I draw from your existing strengths.
I have experience working with kids, teens and adults with issues relating to depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, mood disorders, relationships, and loss.
You are a young adult who isn’t feeling like yourself and you don’t know where to begin. You may be going through a transition in life that is difficult to navigate. You’re dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, or addiction. Perhaps you are starting a new job, going through a breakup or graduating college. You are experiencing feelings of frustration, sadness, mood instability, stress, increased substance use, and lack of motivation. My goal is to provide you with a comfortable, safe space where we can work together on your goals, as I draw from your existing strengths.
(201) 464-2605 View (201) 464-2605
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Rachael Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, chances are that it’s time. Talking to a stranger about the most intimate details of your life can be an intimidating feat to overcome, and being vulnerable can be scary. That is why it's my goal to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable exploring and processing your thoughts and emotions. I recognize the importance of developing a genuine connection that feels like a ‘natural fit,’ and aim to make you feel unconditionally accepted and supported. My specialty is helping young adults and adolescents that suffer from anxiety, depression, and trauma.
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, chances are that it’s time. Talking to a stranger about the most intimate details of your life can be an intimidating feat to overcome, and being vulnerable can be scary. That is why it's my goal to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable exploring and processing your thoughts and emotions. I recognize the importance of developing a genuine connection that feels like a ‘natural fit,’ and aim to make you feel unconditionally accepted and supported. My specialty is helping young adults and adolescents that suffer from anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(551) 209-3280 View (551) 209-3280
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Jada Bradberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030
I specialize in working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, difficulty with life transitions, career and academic challenges, trauma and low self-esteem.
Therapy is an opportunity to explore oneself and make positive changes to improve your life. My ideal client is someone struggling with their thoughts and emotions. Many of my clients come to therapy burdened with excessive worry, sadness, fear, or guilt. As a therapist, I provide the safety of a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to explore one's challenges. Together, we explore how past and present life experiences contribute to current perceptions, thoughts, beliefs and patterns of behavior. Therapy with me focuses on empowerment, as I work to help my clients embrace their cultural identity and find areas of strength.
I specialize in working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, difficulty with life transitions, career and academic challenges, trauma and low self-esteem.
Therapy is an opportunity to explore oneself and make positive changes to improve your life. My ideal client is someone struggling with their thoughts and emotions. Many of my clients come to therapy burdened with excessive worry, sadness, fear, or guilt. As a therapist, I provide the safety of a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to explore one's challenges. Together, we explore how past and present life experiences contribute to current perceptions, thoughts, beliefs and patterns of behavior. Therapy with me focuses on empowerment, as I work to help my clients embrace their cultural identity and find areas of strength.
(646) 828-8903 View (646) 828-8903
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Julia Salerno
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself, your body, and the world around you? The constant struggle of not feeling good enough physically, mentally, and emotionally can leave you isolated with an anxious, overthinking mind and ineffective coping mechanisms. Hi, I'm Julia, a Licensed Professional Counselor, that specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, and eating disorders to help clients like you reconnect with their true selves and find healing.
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself, your body, and the world around you? The constant struggle of not feeling good enough physically, mentally, and emotionally can leave you isolated with an anxious, overthinking mind and ineffective coping mechanisms. Hi, I'm Julia, a Licensed Professional Counselor, that specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, and eating disorders to help clients like you reconnect with their true selves and find healing.
(973) 407-9295 View (973) 407-9295
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Viktorija Spasova, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
I am trauma-focused and I work with modalities such as Psychodynamic and Interpersonal approach, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and others.
Since I can remember, I've wanted to be in this profession working on helping improve the lives of others. I've been in the field of social work for the last six years providing therapy to people from all walks of life. Have you experienced anything traumatic and its been affecting your daily functioning? Are you a young adult who has a hard time accepting a diagnosis or struggling to find your place in the world? Has your loved one been diagnosed with persistent and severe mental illness? Is your anxiety/depression keeping you from working on your goals? If so, you are not alone. Connect with me to see how we can work together.
I am trauma-focused and I work with modalities such as Psychodynamic and Interpersonal approach, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and others.
Since I can remember, I've wanted to be in this profession working on helping improve the lives of others. I've been in the field of social work for the last six years providing therapy to people from all walks of life. Have you experienced anything traumatic and its been affecting your daily functioning? Are you a young adult who has a hard time accepting a diagnosis or struggling to find your place in the world? Has your loved one been diagnosed with persistent and severe mental illness? Is your anxiety/depression keeping you from working on your goals? If so, you are not alone. Connect with me to see how we can work together.
(908) 224-7180 View (908) 224-7180
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Dr. Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso Phd
Counselor, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Hoboken, NJ 07030  (Online Only)
Some of the services offered include, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, trauma therapy, behavior disorders, couple therapy and spiritual counseling etc.
I am a mental health therapist who is passionate about providing compassionate, respectful and people-centered therapeutic services to ALL individuals, regardless of their socio-economic creed. My belief is that everyone should have access to mental health care I obtained a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate.in psychology. I have years of experience in the mental health field, which has resulted in lasting positive impacts in my clients’ lives.
Some of the services offered include, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, trauma therapy, behavior disorders, couple therapy and spiritual counseling etc.
I am a mental health therapist who is passionate about providing compassionate, respectful and people-centered therapeutic services to ALL individuals, regardless of their socio-economic creed. My belief is that everyone should have access to mental health care I obtained a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate.in psychology. I have years of experience in the mental health field, which has resulted in lasting positive impacts in my clients’ lives.
(908) 521-4683 View (908) 521-4683
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.