Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Madison, NJ

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Adrienne Abramowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience treating anxiety and depression, stress, trauma , and coping difficulties, including addictive behaviors.
It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and discouraged at various points in your life. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe you're experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction — despite attaining significant personal or professional achievements. Perhaps you're confronting situations, challenges, losses or crises that you have not been able to resolve on your own. As a clinical psychologist, I can help you gain insight into the nature of your struggles, process difficult experiences, explore new possibilities and make meaningful changes that promote greater satisfaction in life.
(862) 310-6669
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Lauri O'Brien LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am currently not accepting new clients. I provide a space of acceptance for wherever you are right now in your process. My primary focus is working with individual adult women at all stages of life, and a special interest in working with mothers. My trauma -attuned approach is influenced by my training in the ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) framework. My training and experience working in trauma and relationship issues have prepared me to help you to identify and change old patterns. I help adults to navigate the obstacles that get in the way of happiness.
(973) 577-9218
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Trauma Consulting, Training & Clinical Svcs LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
At TCTCS, we are all about providing relief and recovery to any and all survivors of trauma . Throughout our life spans, we will experience a variety of traumas, some of which are little and some will be huge. Everyone experiences these traumas in different ways. Examples of our traumas include but are not limited to: post partum depression, divorce, bullying, cyber stalking, relationship adjustments and separations, loss, medical illnesses, mental health challenges, domestic and/or sexual violence, betrayals and surviving child abuse etc. We have a team of trauma informed therapists who presently have availability.
(551) 465-7237
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Tara McSorley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, MSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Tapping when working with individuals who have experienced trauma or a traumatic event.
Through acceptance and understanding change is possible. I will work with you by individualizing therapy to meet your specific and unique needs. The first step is to call for a phone consultation. My focus is on empowering people to embrace new ways of coping with life's challenges.
(973) 718-9489
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Therese Zimmer-Farid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialty is " trauma ", which is a broad term.
Whether you are in a place of uncertainty and desperation or hoping to reach your utmost potential, I congratulate you for making this step in taking control of your life and facing your challenges. Every individual, whether you are a parent, student, professional, athlete or performer, endures pain or confusion at some point in life. As a professional support to you, I feel privileged to assist you, without judgement, in reclaiming a life of peace and control that you so rightly deserve.
(973) 520-0046
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Joe Vernic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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In my profesional work I have worked with diverse populations, from adults with serious mental illness to veterans with war trauma and ptsd and in a variety of settings from hospitals to clinics.
I work with adults, including students, artists, immigrants, and people from the LGBTQ community. I am good at getting attuned to all parts of my patients. Together we can work on helping you gain a greater awareness of your inner life, including your energy, thoughts, feelings, conflicts, and your core beliefs about yourself and others. I want to help you challenge and change your unhelpful and self-sabotaging ways of thinking and behaving that tend to originate in the past and that can keep you stuck in the past and to replace them with healthier and more appropriate alternatives.
(973) 845-4256
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Magdalena Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc , LPC, CTP
Verified
Verified
I am certified trauma clinician and experienced in many therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, trauma focused, mindfulness and EMDR.
Are you struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues or a difficult life transition? Have you been affected by trauma or multiple traumatic experiences? Would you like to regain control of your thoughts, emotions and begins to live a meaningful and enjoyable life? I can help you heal by providing research based coping skills, supporting you in cultivating feelings of healthy connection with yourself and others, and offering a safe space to explore, process and overcome difficult issues and past traumas.
(973) 657-5664
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Diane Uhler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified
Verified
I specializes in treating anxiety, depression and other mood disorders; issues of childhood-behavioral problems, trauma and developmental delays; also sexual abuse, domestic violence, PTSD in children and adults and elder issues; spiritual growth and development.
As a professional helper, my goals is to walk alongside you and help you find your solutions to problem situations. I believe that the solution to problem situations in life are within you and I will strive with you to find an effective solution to your life struggles whether they be relationships, family, marriage, parenting, work and your overall sense of well-being. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches personalized to the specific needs of each individual. These approaches include Psychodynamic and Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Gestalt, REBT, Family Systems, Play Therapy as well as others.
(973) 822-0707
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Ilissa Nico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With years of experience in helping adolescents, adults, and families, I have assisted clients in addressing issues ranging from trauma and grief to self- esteem and life transitions.
Welcome! Making the decision to enter therapy can be challenging, yet fulfilling and life altering. I welcome the opportunity to work with you or your family in navigating that process. I provide a nonjudgmental, discrete, safe, compassionate environment to facilitate growth and change.
(908) 290-0696
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Cara F Maksimow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am dedicated to continued training on cutting edge techniques related to neuroscience, mindfulness and brain based treatments that help treat anxiety, trauma , emotional wounds, and day-to-day stress.
Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, unfocused? Would you like to gain more control of your stress, feel happier, gain confidence and balance? It is not uncommon to have physical, emotional, and mental health concerns exacerbated by day-to day-stressors, or a life change or transition. We all can become overwhelmed and struggle with difficult emotions at times. Whether you are looking for therapy to address fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, a specific situation, a health concern, traumatic event, grief, or major stressor; there is hope. Let me help you.
(908) 344-3722
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Julia Turovsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders using cognitive behavioral principles (CBT) with adults and teenagers. Problems treated include panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety, trauma , specific phobias and depression. I frequently work with families and couples to address the impact of these difficulties on relationships, and collaborate with other treating professionals (e.g., psychiatrists, pediatricians, general physicians). My approach includes helping patients reach both insight as well as behavioral change for lasting and meaningful improvement.
(973) 975-4389
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Maryanne Carbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It has been my privilege for the last 30 years in assisting my clients in resolving a variety of challenges - anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, unresolved trauma (both childhood and adult), marital problems and divorce recovery. Often when faulty learning (i.e., Stinkin' Thinkin') results from traumatic events or unhealthy relationships, effective help requires applying psychological, social and spiritual resources.
(973) 718-3201
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Maureen Kritzer-Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I focus on helping people deal with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma .
I provide a warm, caring approach to help you understand and work through the difficult issues in your life. Working to get to know yourself better will give you the freedom to help you begin to make positive life changes. For over 18 years I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders. I am on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey (CPPNJ). I am also the past President of the Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey.
(973) 310-2111
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Dayna Ceruzzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CEDS, CFRC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Do you want to start making changes in your life? I can offer support and guidance to help you in this process. You can expect my full attention, compassion, and non-judgment as you begin self exploration and change. I am trained to work with anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and law enforcement. I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing, an approach that supports the body in healing from trauma . Our work together can: 1) help you learn ways to manage your challenges; 2) improve your day-to-day functioning which can reduce distress and better relationships; 3) increase self-awareness and self-acceptance.
(862) 325-5428
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Maggie Vlazny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR heals trauma and PTSD .
Are you feeling hopeless in your relationship? Always angry or lonely? Feel like you can't communicate? Maybe you lie awake at night staring at the ceiling. Who this stranger asleep beside you? And the sex? You either do it to keep the peace, or it hardly happens at all. Or there's been an affair. You feel like the earth has literally disappeared beneath your feet. Your trust is shattered. I can help to heal the rupture and yourself. To talk to each other so you really connect, and become the couple you always wanted to be. There's no turning back, only looking forward to a happy, healthy future. You deserve to feel better.
(862) 259-7674
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Kristina Silvestry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Over the years, we have worked with many clients dealing with all different forms of trauma .
A Peace of Mind Counseling and Wellness Center is dedicated to reestablishing and maintaining wholeness in the lives of all people. Our work is intended to help clients achieve more fulfilling and rewarding lives in the contexts of their community, family and work place. Our mission is carried out in a supportive environment that is caring, confidential, empowering, peaceful, professional, and respectful of each person's journey. Along with counseling, we also provide clinical supervision for other professionals in the field working towards their LPC.
(908) 922-4320
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Alexandra Urgola
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
This modality can heal PTSD and treat intrusive memories, low self esteem, depression and recurring negative patterns.
If you are feeling stuck in your life or simply feel like you have lost your way, therapy can help. I work with individuals, couples and families who need help with anxiety, depression, disconnection in relationships, or every day challenges that need support and guidance. I am dedicated to helping people with stressors in all aspects of their relationships. As a Certified Imago Therapist, it is my passion to help people reconnect by teaching effective communication skills. When relationships are not connected, it can feel like everything is crumbling. If couples are willing to work at it, they can become more connected to each other.
(973) 559-5028
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Catherine Bianchi, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you would like to resolve longstanding feelings of depression and anxiety, feelings of loss, the symptoms of trauma , or a tendency to repeat the same problems in relationships, you may have found that time-limited, symptom-focused therapy hasn't relieved your suffering. Perhaps it has even discouraged you from thinking you can find a lasting solution to your problems. You may feel hopeless about being able to stop what seems like a repeating series of crises, feeling resigned to suffer or cope with difficulty.
(973) 292-1223
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Shari Bloomberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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My specialties are trauma informed work, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well other modalities.
What in your life is not working for you? What if you could identify it, explore it? change it? How would you be leading the life you seek? There is a gross misconception that therapy is for people who are chronically mentally ill. That is not my philosophy. I believe that anyone can be metaphorically driving their car on the road of life and end up off the road, maybe in a ditch. I believe in partnering with my clients to understand the struggle, whether a present challenge, an unresolved past issue, or facing an uncertain future. Together, we can put the car back on the road, or find an entirely new road to follow.
(973) 524-7493
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Madison, NJ 07940
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Kathleen Azzaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My professional experience over the last three decades consists of working in a variety of settings including College Counseling & Psychological Service, Emergency Room Crisis Intervention Counselor, Partial Care Programs, Community Mental Health Center, and Counseling Center for Pregnant Teens. For the past 21 years, I have counseled a diverse population of college students who have struggled with PTSD , Social and General Anxiety, Relationships, Depression, Trauma , Grief/loss, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders and Life Transitions providing a collaborative relationship in a safe, open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. ​
(908) 246-1480
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Madison, NJ 07940
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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.