Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Ocean, NJ

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Gwen Marlatt Vela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I employ EMDR to help individuals (children and adults) move beyond past trauma and access the brains desire to heal old wounds.
Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. It can take time to find someone that is the right fit for you. I offer free phone consultations to help initiate an understanding of what your needs are and if I am the right therapist for you. I engage with clients using varied therapy modalities tailored to my patient's needs. I offer Sandplay and EMDR to help access the spirit and body's natural tendency towards healing. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for personal growth and the space to be able to move beyond your past.
(908) 975-0170
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Susan M. Cattermole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My scope includes: stress, trauma , depression, anxiety, relationships, substances, divorce, parenting, pregnancy/postpartum, grief/loss, suicide, domestic violence, self-esteem, adoption, gender, sexuality, and issues related to military.
Clients: ages 18 and over- I am honored to have been in the field over 25 years; the last 22 years as a licensed therapist. I believe it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, and I wish you luck on this healing journey. I utilize a client-centered approach and a warm, relational style. I was educated in a variety of interventions, so that I can find and tailor the best treatment strategy for you and the specific issues you are facing. I have a specialty in trauma , provide EMDR, and work often with stress, anxiety, and depression. I am also a yoga teacher, which I infuse into my work and my life.
(732) 658-4590
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Stephanie Siciliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
I support those living with trauma , anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, difficult life transitions, or anyone feeling stuck to work towards creating a more peaceful life.
Welcome to my page! I greet you with great respect and compassion. My name is Stephanie Siciliano; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher, and certified in Sand Play and EMDR. I provide counseling, trauma informed yoga, sand play, and EMDR to adults, children, and families. I have served the community for 15 years; specializing in trauma and its effect on the human spirit and well being. I graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and later received my MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work.
(848) 217-3060
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Liza Restifo, LCSW, LCADC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
If you are facing challenges in your life and seek growth and relief from anxiety, depression, and other stress related symptoms, our work together can provide you with the necessary tools and a pathway toward the positive changes that you seek. In my work with adult clients, I bring a collaborative and creative coaching style that can catalyze you toward your wellness and joy. Clients come to me seeking assistance in navigating life transitions including: changes in relationships and work, blocks initiating/continuing creative endeavors, improving performance (testing, public speaking, sports) recovering from grief and addictions, and healing from trauma .
(908) 818-0371
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Michelle J Tauriello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist serving a range of adults including those with depression, anxiety, PTSD , chronic medical illness, relationship issues, grief/loss issues, identity issues. LGBTQ affirming. You are seeking to reduce the “busy mind,” feel a sense of peace/inner calmness. You are seeking to address why you feel tight, guarded, anxious all the time, in a state of chronic depression. You are seeking to be present, in the moment, "grounded", wanting clear focus, and connection to others. You are willing to explore your emotions and how/where your body holds onto memories and experiences.
(732) 347-7813
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Christine Hatchard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating trauma , and providing culturally competent care.
I am a licensed psychologist, forensic evaluator, international speaker and trainer, consultant, author, researcher, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Monmouth University. My work focuses on trauma , culturally competent care, and psychological evaluations for sexual abuse civil litigation. I have multiple media appearances in film, television, newspaper and radio, and have won national awards for my clinical and professional work and leadership in the field of Psychology. I use all of my knowledge and experience to provide my clients with exemplary care.
(732) 823-6277
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Susan Warner Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Verified
The relationship between the therapist and client is the most important predictor of a successful experience in counseling. I treat adults, adolescents, and couples who are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, addiction, divorce, relationships, anger, loss and trauma . I engender an environment of trust and support for clients in a safe, therapeutic atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable discussing personal issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and motivational enhancement, as well as protocols for addiction, including smoking cessation.
(848) 207-2069
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Samantha Landi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Samantha has specialized trainings in EMDR, CBT, and Trauma .
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the experience to work with adults, couples and families who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, grief and trauma . I view each person as unique and customize therapy to the individual needs. I am additionally trained in EMDR and use this modality to treat PTSD . We will work collaboratively to explore healthy ways to work through family and personal issues. You will find that I am authentic, compassionate and caring. Schedule an appointment today and let’s work together to create the positive change you want to see for yourself.
(732) 749-8352
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Scottie Urmey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW, TEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
You are feeling “stuck” in life because of anxiety, grief or trauma . You want therapy to be a safe, supportive and deeply healing experience. I can help you “do the work” to really shift your perspective, heal from the past, develop healthy relationships, and feel positive momentum toward your goals. If you are open, insightful, and committed to developing better self-awareness; I will provide the safe, supportive structure you need to heal your emotional pain and move forward in your life. Using Psychodrama (a mind-body therapy) and mindfulness I will help you identify and access your own strengths and resiliency.
(732) 820-4897
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Jessica DeMaio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also incorporate brainspotting and other trauma informed interventions into treatment based on your individual needs.
Sometimes the difficulties that bring us to therapy can cause us to feel broken, afraid, or hopeless. It is a privilege to help you realize your innate wholeness and courage. I approach the therapy relationship with a genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental style. I work best with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress , emotion dysregulation, dissociation, self injury, and issues specific to the LGBTQIA+ population.
(908) 386-5074
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Linda J Law
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-MFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
Specializing in adults, teens, family conflict and difficult phase of life transitions. Specialties include Sand Play Therapy, EMDR, Family Systems, and Trauma Focused CBT. My work includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict and unresolved trauma . I have also worked specifically with youth and adults on developing resiliency, managing self-esteem issues and creating and maintaining healthy relationships. I was raised in a blended family and created one of my own and am very attuned to the dynamics of divorce and blended families. Visit www.creatingyourselfcounseling.com
(732) 630-5310
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Rik Fire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
CPT Certified (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD & Post-Traumatic Bereavement); Gender & Sexuality Specialist; Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher; Reiki Master; Ordained Interfaith Minister; Advanced Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
Rik Fire (aka Manjot Singh Khalsa) is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client's individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Montgomery County, PA & Radikal Healing Suite Asbury Park, NJ are healing centers that provide opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.
(267) 793-0711
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Mary Jean Padalino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, CNS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma (I'm certified in EMDR & Sandplay), love addiction, and eating disorders (Master's degree in Nutrition).
How long have you been wanting help? There's nothing better than waking up happy every day, in a life full of precious moments & meaningful relationships. We both know that it’s not always like that, not everybody has that kind of life. Maybe you don’t have that kind of life now, but you want to. You’ve probably noticed that you have some patterns that you keep repeating, no matter how hard you try not to, you may have relationship trouble, trauma , disordered eating. Together we’ll look at the negative patterns & beliefs keeping you stuck. Life can be messy, it can be really hard but you do not have to do it alone. I can help.
(848) 204-0291
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Brie Niciewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brie specializes and focuses on trauma , anxiety, depression, life stressors, and transitions.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! IN PERSON. Incredibly supportive and encouraging therapist who considers herself an empathic listener who takes a mind and body approach to therapy to help move toward goals. She believes in focusing on the clients needs. Brie has had a passion for serving and helping others, and has been working in the helping field since a young age. Brie has experience working with individuals, couples, families, youth, and also LGBTQ clients.
(732) 612-0665
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Cynthia Civitano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a dedicated professional committed to helping you achieve emotional well-being and positive self-regard. Each person has a unique set of beliefs and personal experiences. My approach is strengths-based and holistic,and tailored to meet the needs of the individual. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families in my clinical practice. I can work with trauma and crisis- related situations as well as help those manage the day-to-day problems in life.
(732) 945-7788
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Ocean, NJ 07712
Colleen Laughery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with many age groups with a focus on adolescents and young adults experiencing everything from grief & loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD , and life transitions.
Sometime all we need is a good friend, a front porch and a cup of coffee to deal with life’s stressors, and other times we just need a little bit more. I'm here to help create that safe, collaborative and therapeutic environment where individuals can feel heard and supported and together we can work to process what life puts in your path. Whether it's feelings of sadness or overwhelming worry, difficulty concentrating, a life transition, difficulties in your relationships, peer conflict or a worry about a loved one, together we work to create a safe place to explore, process and grow.
(732) 392-7058
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Michelle Reno
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I take a trauma -informed approach and utilize person-centered therapy and CBT, along with existential questioning and mindfulness-based techniques.
Seeking therapy can be a significant and powerful first step in one's journey towards healing and fulfillment. I am an empathetic and compassionate therapist who is committed to building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment for clients where they can engage in self-exploration, growth, and healing. I understand and value the importance of genuine human connection and therefore focus on creating relationships with my clients where they feel understood and where they can have the freedom to fully embrace their authenticity.
(732) 517-7264
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Corey Hessinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a client-centered, strengths-based and systems-oriented clinician, working from a trauma informed perspective.
I believe that my role as a clinician is to facilitate a safe and empowering therapeutic environment, which allows clients to explore thought and behavior patterns that may no longer be serving them. Through education and individualized interventions, I work together with my clients to support them in developing the skills needed to reach their self-identified goals for healing and peace. Although we cannot experience peace in every moment, everyone deserves to experience moments of peace.
(848) 280-7755
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Danielle Brown, Empower and Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a growing mental health private practice serving NJ residents, hiring new clinicians soon! I am trained in treating OCD and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and negative body image, LGBTQ issues and gender transitioning/affirmation, trauma , and grief.
Do you want to build a happier, healthier you? Does anxiety, depression, negative body image, stress, or relationship issues show up too often in your life? Do you get down on yourself and feel unsure of how to make changes in your life? These feelings and problems can be symptoms of deeper wounds that most of the time are not obvious to us. Working together in therapy, we can explore what's underneath to help you better understand yourself, your feelings, patterns and behaviors. You have the answers and strength within yourself to heal from pain and self-doubt, and change unhelpful habits or relationships that don't serve you.
(732) 592-5454
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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Gina DiArchangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RMT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in mindfulness-based psychotherapy-an empirically-based treatment for depression, anxiety, panic and stress related issues, trauma , and relationship distress.
Welcome! I work to create a warm, supportive environment that allows you to feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings and desires. I am a leading holistic health practitioner/therapist in the art of living joyfully and peacefully. I strongly believe that happiness and inner peace are our birthright and can be fully experienced by all beings. I hold as my life's passion a desire to inspire joyful and healthy living including inner peacefulness and creative expression. Together let us find the ways of getting you back in touch with the experience of being alive.
(732) 820-5540
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Ocean, NJ 07712
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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.