Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Metuchen, NJ

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Private Practice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
My practice includes resolving childhood trauma , addictions, mood disorders, and other maladaptive behaviors.
Our lives are complex and stressful in today's world.The way we react to these stressors determines how we think about ourselves and the world. It's important to examine the origin of these thoughts and behaviors. In therapy, we explore your family of origin intergenerationally and develop connections from the past to the present. These include addictions, faulty thinking, and family roles. By exploring patterns that no longer work, we can collaborate and find better solutions.I provide a warm and safe space and treat you non-judgmentally and with respect and dignity.
(732) 822-3912
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Hemisha Patel Urgola
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma , and South Asian cultural issues.
Hello there! If you are looking at my profile today, it most likely means that you are currently experiencing some form of psychological suffering, whether it be anxiety, depression, anger, and so forth. I commend your courage in making yourself a priority and taking the steps to get some help. My goal is to re-direct you back into living a valued life through the application of evidence-based psychological approaches - in other words, treatments backed up by science/research. So, while we spend our time talking and processing your current difficulties, I am also helping you develop new ways of thinking, accepting, and living.
(848) 244-8208
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Susan MacKinnon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
For more than 20 years I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on issues including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, eating disorders, trauma , ADHD, OCD, and other serious mental illnesses.
Therapy can be a remarkable journey into greater self-awareness and towards more intentional living. Whether you are seeking major transformation or simply a means of getting unstuck and getting on with the life you want to live, I believe the most important quality of the therapeutic relationship is that you feel understood. That you attain greater understanding of the origins and nature of your concerns, and that you learn how best to address them. If you would like to learn more about how we might work together on your concerns, I welcome the opportunity to talk.
(732) 298-6489
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Marc Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I bring extensive experience in working with trauma and engaging with clients of diverse backgrounds to my practice.
If you are considering therapy, it is likely that something significant in your life is not going the way you want it to, and you've not been able to change or resolve it on your own. It may be a troubled relationship, stress related to job/school/family situations, the lingering effects of past or recent traumas–or something else–and involve feelings of worry, sadness, anger, distrust, frustration, loneliness or low self-esteem. If you want things to be different, change is possible. Careful, attentive therapy can help you find relief from negative feelings, improve relationships and problem-solving, and build hope for the future.
(848) 229-9200
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Kristin Briggs
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
I have a particular specialty working with trauma and resulting symptoms including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Therapy is a helpful process to cope with stressors including major life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss, and traumatic experiences. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the clinician and the client including the provision of a safe, supportive environment in which to explore innermost thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative with a belief that my clients and I are working together as a team to enrich the client's life by raising awareness, identifying feelings, and improving coping skills ultimately to reduce symptoms and change undesired behavioral patterns.
(973) 310-2177
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Kate Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW, CEC
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my Psychology Today page. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping people through recovery from trauma , managing depression and anxiety, and working through career and employment changes. I have expertise in helping individuals and their families cope with relationship issues from navigating and working to resolve differences and learning to communicate better, to at times making decisions to end a relationship and helping all family members navigate through that difficult time.
(732) 655-6145
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Leigh Polin LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR can help with an array of challenges including, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and overwhelm. EMDR gives you the unique opportunity to process overwhelm without overwhelming your nervous system.
(732) 838-5865
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Maureen Clancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You're in the right place if you experienced trauma earlier in your life, and you're now going through a big change. Despite already trying talk therapy and to do it yourself, you still feel stuck in the some of the same patterns. Your body has specific reactions to things that you can't seem to control. You can't stop thinking about the past. You can feel like the world is too much. What's more, you don't want anyone to know. All of this makes it hard to find help that actually works on a long-term basis.
(908) 955-3637
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Aaron A Gubi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I'm a licensed psychologist and I help people who may be struggling with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma , and other related challenges. My approach emphasizes understanding and a nonjudgmental stance, and I work to create a safe and welcoming environment. I use evidence-based treatments to help you develop more positive ways of coping with challenges, so you can feel better, thrive, and reach your full potential.
(646) 921-7634
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Gianine D Rosenblum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience in clinical practice and over 10 years of experience in psychological research and teaching. I specialize in helping people through recovery from trauma . In addition, I treat depression and anxiety, and I have unique experience in helping individuals and their families cope with life threatening food allergies, complex medical issues, and diagnoses of genetic disorders. My compassionate approach to cognitive-behavioral techniques, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, EMDR, plus ample education will help you better understand yourself and your responses.
(609) 482-3982 x4
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Dr Sandra M Feldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a general practice with a trauma specialty.
In these turbulent times", people are experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives. Sometimes feeling adrift is a mask for anxiety/depression. How would it be if you could negotiate your relationships, work problems, and overall life issues free of these burdensome symptoms that often impede happiness and success, and have a devastating effect on physical health? As a trained clinical psychologist, I can be instrumental in helping you to rid your life of these obstacles.
(732) 992-8994
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Pat Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a certificate in trauma studies, I am EMDR trained through EMDRIA and I am certified Imago Relationship therapist .
Whether looking for individual or couples therapy, finding the right therapist can be challenging. Who would be a good match? Who has the balance of supporting you and challenging you when needed? Who do you trust? Perhaps I can be that right match. I have experience in the LGBT, military, and Veterans communities. I have experience working with adults and children from cultures across the world. I have worked with various issues including trauma , depression, anxiety, work/school/sports performance. I have a calm, friendly, interactive, supportive style while focusing on the healing power of a therapeutic relationship.
(732) 837-2317
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Susan Gutwill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PhD-ABD
Verified
Verified
I see people with depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors as well as traumatic histories and losses. Together, we will work to gain a deep understanding of your early and lifelong relationships, in which your struggles were formed. Additionally, I ask about how social, economic, gendered and racial issues frame your pain. I integrate a basic psycho-dynamic understanding integrated with trauma techniques, body work, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral work in individual and group therapy. Group therapy adds another layer of healing possibility through the camaraderie, clarity and empathy groups provide.
(732) 719-7991
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Lara Dubowchik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I've worked in an intensive trauma program treating PTSD , loss, depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviors, self-injury, addiction, suicidality, and dissociative disorders.
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker trained at the IFS institute. I take an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing healing mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy should be enjoyable and non-judgmental. I am told that I create a collaborative and compassionate environment where my clients and I are able to tap into deep inner wisdom, provide insight, and apply concrete methods to heal and move forward. The result? Becoming brave enough to build a deep connection to your truest self and live authentically. Spirituality is incorporated, as desired.
(732) 537-8766
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Atara Hiller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist and DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician(tm) at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy with expertise in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and trauma . I have extensive experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and adults with trauma , depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior, as well as complex psychosocial stressors. I am devoted to providing exceptional treatment to children, adolescents, and families, empowering them with tools to enhance their relationships and navigate life’s challenges effectively.
(848) 233-4855
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Susan Furrer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Individual psychotherapy for: anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship issues, vocational and academic functioning, looking for better ways of being in the world. I work with adults, children, teens and young adults and families. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives.
(609) 751-5737
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Gina Naumov
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Coping Skills, Parenting Issues, Depressive Disorders, Trauma , Abuse, PTSD /Complex PTSD , Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Socialization Skills, Women's Issues, & Self-Harm.
MAKING A NEW START... We may not have had control over things in the beginning of our lives, but we do now. Each day is very precious and never guaranteed. Make a new start today for the rest of your life.
(732) 307-8677
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Gisella E Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience in treating anxiety, stress, anger management, self-esteem issues, abuse, trauma , relationship concerns, infidelity, communication, conflict resolution, and life transitions such as grief/loss.
Making that phone call and choosing a therapist can be challenging but it is the first step towards improving your current situation and the quality of your life. I provide a safe, positive, non-judgmental and warm environment where together we can explore ways to embrace change and find the fulfillment and life balance you long for. I believe in building on your strengths and empowering you to make the choices and changes that make sense to you.
(848) 244-8103
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Belinda Amatekpor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
Would you like a non-judgmental, compassionate and present support in processing life stressors and trauma 's, in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, in exploring strategies to navigate and improve healthy relationships? I can assist you in making progress toward health and well-being.
(848) 244-8286
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Liz McGuinness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
My modalities include Relational Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma -Informed Therapy.
Burnt out? Relationship conflicts with a partner, child or parent? Feeling misunderstood or stuck? Through empathetic listening and reflection, I collaborate with clients to increase resilience through affirmation and introspection. Together we engage in varied approaches to improving connections to self, family, friends, health, education, career, spirituality, love and sexuality.
(732) 538-8661
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Metuchen, NJ 08840
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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.