Trauma and PTSD Therapists in New York, NY

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Natalya Bowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! ! I am a licensed (NY, NJ and CT) social worker specializing in supporting individuals struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, addictive behaviors, and stress related to life transitions, relationships, immigration and loss. I integrate various modalities in my therapeutic approach, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, Compassionate Inquiry, Co-Active coaching model and mindfulness. I believe that every person is inherently complete and in their own right.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! ! I am a licensed (NY, NJ and CT) social worker specializing in supporting individuals struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, addictive behaviors, and stress related to life transitions, relationships, immigration and loss. I integrate various modalities in my therapeutic approach, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, Compassionate Inquiry, Co-Active coaching model and mindfulness. I believe that every person is inherently complete and in their own right.
(347) 647-6987 View (347) 647-6987
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Adelyn Melnikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Adelyn is a seasoned therapist dedicated to guiding individuals toward a life of fulfillment, purpose, and personal growth. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adelyn brings extensive experience from working in Mt. Sinai Hospital system’s top CBT and therapy programs. She has treated a diverse set of adult clients across all life stages, navigating a wide range of psychiatric and medical challenges in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She specializes in trauma- and stressor-related disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, executive functioning, and the intersection of medical conditions and mental health.
Adelyn is a seasoned therapist dedicated to guiding individuals toward a life of fulfillment, purpose, and personal growth. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adelyn brings extensive experience from working in Mt. Sinai Hospital system’s top CBT and therapy programs. She has treated a diverse set of adult clients across all life stages, navigating a wide range of psychiatric and medical challenges in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She specializes in trauma- and stressor-related disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, executive functioning, and the intersection of medical conditions and mental health.
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Karen L Arthur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
Specialties: stress trauma, mindfulness, grief, anxiety, depression.
TELEHEALTH AND OFFICE: Do you need a boost to manage your life? For those of us who suffer anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, sorrow or just want to improve overall wellness or enhance your life, I invite you to call me to discuss your current life circumstances. I have studied many healing therapies including EMDR, EFT, TFT,CBT, hypnosis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, coaching, past life regression,mindfulness, psychosynthesis, yoga, shiatsu & martial arts. I facilitate your process of living beyond loss due to death, feelings of abandonment, life transition and infertility. I use an integrated approach based on the your needs.
Specialties: stress trauma, mindfulness, grief, anxiety, depression.
TELEHEALTH AND OFFICE: Do you need a boost to manage your life? For those of us who suffer anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, sorrow or just want to improve overall wellness or enhance your life, I invite you to call me to discuss your current life circumstances. I have studied many healing therapies including EMDR, EFT, TFT,CBT, hypnosis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, coaching, past life regression,mindfulness, psychosynthesis, yoga, shiatsu & martial arts. I facilitate your process of living beyond loss due to death, feelings of abandonment, life transition and infertility. I use an integrated approach based on the your needs.
(646) 386-2298 View (646) 386-2298
City Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults who have anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
Hello and welcome! Are you thinking about starting therapy? It can be daunting to find the best fit for you to improve your mental health. I am trained in a humanistic approach that is integrative, relational, dynamic, and client-centered. I blend appropriate modalities, including psychodynamics and mindfulness, shaping treatment to meet your needs and goals within a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment. My lifelong passion for poetry, photography, yoga, and meditation contributes to my empathy and open-mindedness for others.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults who have anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
Hello and welcome! Are you thinking about starting therapy? It can be daunting to find the best fit for you to improve your mental health. I am trained in a humanistic approach that is integrative, relational, dynamic, and client-centered. I blend appropriate modalities, including psychodynamics and mindfulness, shaping treatment to meet your needs and goals within a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment. My lifelong passion for poetry, photography, yoga, and meditation contributes to my empathy and open-mindedness for others.
(332) 262-7978 View (332) 262-7978
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Susan Leahy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10004
I specialize in treating symptoms related to trauma, depression, anxiety, high stress work environments, life transitions, sexual satisfaction, identity navigation, self-esteem and more.
Together, we will untangle the complexities of your emotions and uncover your inner strength. With my expertise and compassionate support, you will develop invaluable coping strategies, gain clarity, reclaim your sense of purpose and discover newfound confidence, resilience, and self-acceptance. I aim to create a safe therapeutic environment that resonates with individuals seeking profound personal growth and well-being. My approach is challenging yet supportive and direct yet affirming, with an emphasis being on building a strong and trusting relationship.
I specialize in treating symptoms related to trauma, depression, anxiety, high stress work environments, life transitions, sexual satisfaction, identity navigation, self-esteem and more.
Together, we will untangle the complexities of your emotions and uncover your inner strength. With my expertise and compassionate support, you will develop invaluable coping strategies, gain clarity, reclaim your sense of purpose and discover newfound confidence, resilience, and self-acceptance. I aim to create a safe therapeutic environment that resonates with individuals seeking profound personal growth and well-being. My approach is challenging yet supportive and direct yet affirming, with an emphasis being on building a strong and trusting relationship.
(646) 535-0896 View (646) 535-0896
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Gabriella Miano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
The therapies that I use help treat OCD, trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and more, by learning skills to help foster more flexible and effective response.
When we experience difficult emotions, or difficult things happen to us, it strikingly shapes the lens in which we view the world, our relationships, and our sense of self. We can feel stuck and trapped in our pain, which can cause our range of behaviors to narrow to ones that help us survive the moment, but don’t help us move beyond it, or towards the things that matter to us the most. I’m Gabi Miano, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) trained in evidence-based practices, I strive to help people understand their emotional and behavioral patterns and work towards behaviors that can generate meaning and purpose.
The therapies that I use help treat OCD, trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and more, by learning skills to help foster more flexible and effective response.
When we experience difficult emotions, or difficult things happen to us, it strikingly shapes the lens in which we view the world, our relationships, and our sense of self. We can feel stuck and trapped in our pain, which can cause our range of behaviors to narrow to ones that help us survive the moment, but don’t help us move beyond it, or towards the things that matter to us the most. I’m Gabi Miano, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) trained in evidence-based practices, I strive to help people understand their emotional and behavioral patterns and work towards behaviors that can generate meaning and purpose.
(332) 334-8276 View (332) 334-8276
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Jennifer Carlson, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSEd, SEP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed therapist, who works from a foundation of relational and attachment theory, integrating mindfulness, body-based awareness and healing with adolescent, adults and couples.
Welcome. I seek to provide individuals and couples with an engaging and collaborative process. Aspiring to be curious and supportive as you identify & explore uncomfortable feelings, discordant self-beliefs, or painful relational dynamics that are keeping you from having more meaningful, enlivened, and loving connections to yourself and others. Navigating together, we will address areas, that may include love, family dynamics, internal conflict, issues of health, work, friendship, school, trauma, addiction, & loss. With couples' areas of exploration sex/intimacy, premarital counselling, financial issues, betrayal & fertility.
I am a trauma-informed therapist, who works from a foundation of relational and attachment theory, integrating mindfulness, body-based awareness and healing with adolescent, adults and couples.
Welcome. I seek to provide individuals and couples with an engaging and collaborative process. Aspiring to be curious and supportive as you identify & explore uncomfortable feelings, discordant self-beliefs, or painful relational dynamics that are keeping you from having more meaningful, enlivened, and loving connections to yourself and others. Navigating together, we will address areas, that may include love, family dynamics, internal conflict, issues of health, work, friendship, school, trauma, addiction, & loss. With couples' areas of exploration sex/intimacy, premarital counselling, financial issues, betrayal & fertility.
(646) 846-9263 View (646) 846-9263
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Adeyemi Aladenika
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
Specialties: Trauma, ADHD, OCD, Phobias, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem Issues, Dating, Young Adult Issues, Anger Management, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Stress Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Grief & Bereavement, Peer Relationships, Family Relationships, Intimate Relationships, Substance Use Concerns, Addictions.
Adeyemi Aladenika is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has accumulated multiple years of experience supporting clients of different ages and backgrounds.
Specialties: Trauma, ADHD, OCD, Phobias, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem Issues, Dating, Young Adult Issues, Anger Management, BIPOC Mental Health Issues, Stress Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Grief & Bereavement, Peer Relationships, Family Relationships, Intimate Relationships, Substance Use Concerns, Addictions.
Adeyemi Aladenika is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has accumulated multiple years of experience supporting clients of different ages and backgrounds.
(646) 759-9714 View (646) 759-9714
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Aldea Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
*Pre-marital counseling *Relationship and marriage struggles *Infidelity and sexual dysfunction *Post traumatic stress and complex trauma *Immigration/acculturation stress *LGBTQQ (gay and Lesbian treatment) *Spiritual and religious counseling.
We are a private, group psychotherapy practice offering counseling services for adolescent, young adults, adults, and elder people. Clinical services are provided in Spanish and English. We accept Aetna and, Northwell as well as fee for service. Aldea is a Spanish word for "community" and we, at Aldea Counseling Services, seek to support the psychological and emotional needs of individuals and families as together we build a stronger community.
*Pre-marital counseling *Relationship and marriage struggles *Infidelity and sexual dysfunction *Post traumatic stress and complex trauma *Immigration/acculturation stress *LGBTQQ (gay and Lesbian treatment) *Spiritual and religious counseling.
We are a private, group psychotherapy practice offering counseling services for adolescent, young adults, adults, and elder people. Clinical services are provided in Spanish and English. We accept Aetna and, Northwell as well as fee for service. Aldea is a Spanish word for "community" and we, at Aldea Counseling Services, seek to support the psychological and emotional needs of individuals and families as together we build a stronger community.
(646) 719-0783 View (646) 719-0783
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Martha Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005  (Online Only)
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Martha and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Martha Freese is a Licensed Counselor. She received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University in New York. Martha has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Solution focused Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Martha and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Martha Freese is a Licensed Counselor. She received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University in New York. Martha has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Solution focused Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
(347) 850-6643 View (347) 850-6643
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Alexa Armon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been trained to become a trauma therapist by Bessel van der Kolk who authored the book "The Body Keeps The Score." My goal is to provide a space in which you feel seen, heard and understood as that is what truly creates opportunities for growth, reflection and introspection. I specialize in trauma but work with clients from all different paths of life and backgrounds who are dealing with a broad array of matters including anxiety/depression, major life transitions, body image, relationship issues and overall self-discovery.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been trained to become a trauma therapist by Bessel van der Kolk who authored the book "The Body Keeps The Score." My goal is to provide a space in which you feel seen, heard and understood as that is what truly creates opportunities for growth, reflection and introspection. I specialize in trauma but work with clients from all different paths of life and backgrounds who are dealing with a broad array of matters including anxiety/depression, major life transitions, body image, relationship issues and overall self-discovery.
(617) 249-7747 View (617) 249-7747
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KMF Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Founder
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
If you, or someone you love, are struggling with substance abuse, past trauma, relationship or communication setbacks, anxiety and/or depression, it can be overwhelming to fight these feelings alone.
If you, or someone you love, are struggling with substance abuse, past trauma, relationship or communication setbacks, anxiety and/or depression, it can be overwhelming to fight these feelings alone.
(646) 798-2949 View (646) 798-2949
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Andrew Titus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are navigating issues of identity, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community. I also work with folks who might be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, addressing religious trauma, and/or confused about how to move forward in their lives. Anxiety, depression, identity issues, self esteem, and relationship patterns can create distress and cut us off from the lives we want to live. As a therapist, I’ll partner with you to move past these thoughts, feelings, reactions, and patterns so you can build a life and identity that fulfills you.
My ideal clients are navigating issues of identity, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community. I also work with folks who might be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, addressing religious trauma, and/or confused about how to move forward in their lives. Anxiety, depression, identity issues, self esteem, and relationship patterns can create distress and cut us off from the lives we want to live. As a therapist, I’ll partner with you to move past these thoughts, feelings, reactions, and patterns so you can build a life and identity that fulfills you.
(332) 262-6982 View (332) 262-6982
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Daniel M Tehrani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I have specialized experience working with gender, sexuality, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and substance use with a focus on both identity and intimacy.
Affirming queer identity is an essential part of my practice as is social justice and liberation from oppressive systems. With a focus on mental health, trauma, and substance use within the LGBTQ community, I work primarily with queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming people of color. Our work together is focused on your needs and goals. Through my background as a writer, I understand the value of a supportive space to explore feelings. In our sessions, you'll find a safe environment for self-expression and personal reflection. From this foundation, insights emerge and growth takes place.
I have specialized experience working with gender, sexuality, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and substance use with a focus on both identity and intimacy.
Affirming queer identity is an essential part of my practice as is social justice and liberation from oppressive systems. With a focus on mental health, trauma, and substance use within the LGBTQ community, I work primarily with queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming people of color. Our work together is focused on your needs and goals. Through my background as a writer, I understand the value of a supportive space to explore feelings. In our sessions, you'll find a safe environment for self-expression and personal reflection. From this foundation, insights emerge and growth takes place.
(914) 342-7379 View (914) 342-7379
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Berena Dyan Wasserstein
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, ACSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
My hope is that all of my clients will begin to approach both themselves and their world with more gentleness. With so many beautiful moments to capture, do you ever stop and notice what it is that you attend to? These are the things that are filling your life. I believe that small moments are actually opportunities to develop more peaceful encounters with ourselves. Fortunately, we can recreate the way we speak to ourselves. I have over fifteen years of experience and have treated children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety and learning differences.
My hope is that all of my clients will begin to approach both themselves and their world with more gentleness. With so many beautiful moments to capture, do you ever stop and notice what it is that you attend to? These are the things that are filling your life. I believe that small moments are actually opportunities to develop more peaceful encounters with ourselves. Fortunately, we can recreate the way we speak to ourselves. I have over fifteen years of experience and have treated children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety and learning differences.
(646) 679-7411 View (646) 679-7411
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Isolde Keilhofer
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
I work with many specializations including mental health professionals, engineers, artists, educators, the international community, LGBTQ+, with special concerns such as sexual trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, and life's many trying transitions.
Are you feeling anxious, isolated, depressed? Or having difficulties in relationships? Or blocked creatively? Problems in living can be encountered despite accomplishment. I help you identify blocks in relationships, career, creativity. Life is also full of unexpected shocks; therapy can be an auxiliary shock absorber.
I work with many specializations including mental health professionals, engineers, artists, educators, the international community, LGBTQ+, with special concerns such as sexual trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, and life's many trying transitions.
Are you feeling anxious, isolated, depressed? Or having difficulties in relationships? Or blocked creatively? Problems in living can be encountered despite accomplishment. I help you identify blocks in relationships, career, creativity. Life is also full of unexpected shocks; therapy can be an auxiliary shock absorber.
(212) 726-0558 View (212) 726-0558
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Carrie Gelber Rosenfield, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
Also, EMDR Certified (Advanced) treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues that have not responded to traditional treatments.
Our sessions begin with a conversation. What brings you here? What would you like to be different? What would your life look like if our work together is successful? With over 35 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist we can quickly and jointly determine if we are a good fit. I work with adolescents and individual adults as well as couples experiencing relationship, intimacy and/or parenting issues. My expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive, and relational therapy provide a unique combination. Please see my website for more information: www.drcarrierosenfield.com
Also, EMDR Certified (Advanced) treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues that have not responded to traditional treatments.
Our sessions begin with a conversation. What brings you here? What would you like to be different? What would your life look like if our work together is successful? With over 35 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist we can quickly and jointly determine if we are a good fit. I work with adolescents and individual adults as well as couples experiencing relationship, intimacy and/or parenting issues. My expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive, and relational therapy provide a unique combination. Please see my website for more information: www.drcarrierosenfield.com
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Ofra Bloch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I have completed a four-year post graduate training program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and a one-year program in trauma studies.
Finding the right therapist is the first step towards healing and the relief of your pain. A trusting relationship is the essence of effective treatment. You need to feel connected and understood in order to share your internal world. My empathic capacities will enable you to feel safe enough to explore the problems which have hindered your life and relationships. My perspective is informed by contemporary relational psychoanalysis and I use psychodynamic methods to help us understand what makes you into you and recognize your potential, so you can become freer to change and be the author of your own life story.
I have completed a four-year post graduate training program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and a one-year program in trauma studies.
Finding the right therapist is the first step towards healing and the relief of your pain. A trusting relationship is the essence of effective treatment. You need to feel connected and understood in order to share your internal world. My empathic capacities will enable you to feel safe enough to explore the problems which have hindered your life and relationships. My perspective is informed by contemporary relational psychoanalysis and I use psychodynamic methods to help us understand what makes you into you and recognize your potential, so you can become freer to change and be the author of your own life story.
(646) 351-1780 View (646) 351-1780
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Cait Leavey
MHC-LP, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10004
I am a mental health counselor working children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenges. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, loss, and adversity. I am trained in EMDR and Neurofeedback, and use a trauma-informed approach that respects the unique needs and strengths of each client. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and mental health, with a master's degree in counseling from New York University and another master's degree in urban education and leadership from Loyola Marymount University.
I am a mental health counselor working children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenges. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, loss, and adversity. I am trained in EMDR and Neurofeedback, and use a trauma-informed approach that respects the unique needs and strengths of each client. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and mental health, with a master's degree in counseling from New York University and another master's degree in urban education and leadership from Loyola Marymount University.
(929) 499-0704 View (929) 499-0704
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Evangelos Daniels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10021  (Online Only)
It can be said that selecting a therapist is just as challenging as deciding to enter into treatment. Therefore, this is my pledge to you: I will welcome you into treatment with compassion, professional competence, and a sincere sensitivity to the specific circumstances motivating you to seek therapy at this time. I am committed to providing the best care possible to individuals and couples who are experiencing psychological pain and are seeking treatment for a range of conditions including: intimacy issues, sex addiction, porn addiction, codependency, & relational trauma. I believe that healing can be achieved through connection.
It can be said that selecting a therapist is just as challenging as deciding to enter into treatment. Therefore, this is my pledge to you: I will welcome you into treatment with compassion, professional competence, and a sincere sensitivity to the specific circumstances motivating you to seek therapy at this time. I am committed to providing the best care possible to individuals and couples who are experiencing psychological pain and are seeking treatment for a range of conditions including: intimacy issues, sex addiction, porn addiction, codependency, & relational trauma. I believe that healing can be achieved through connection.
(646) 430-9882 View (646) 430-9882
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.