Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Wilson, NY

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Suzanne L Moxham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
With my 14 years of experience, I use a strengths-based, trauma -informed, interactive approach with my clients, that incorporates techniques to help them regain their overall quality of life and improve their day-to-day functioning.
**Due to COVID, there were some intake issues; everything is resolved now and I am able to take calls.** We sometimes find ourselves struggling with major life changes, day-to-day stressors, and physical health issues. These can lead to depression, anxiety, panic, and/or other negative feelings that can be overwhelming and cause disruption in day-to-day functioning and in relationships. Sometimes, these situations and feelings can even trigger traumas from the past, which can lead to further dysfunction. It can be a tough decision to take the step to call a therapist, but it can also be the first step towards taking back your life.
(716) 296-4999
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Wilson, NY 14172
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Annie Coburn-Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
Verified
With over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, I am trauma informed and counsel clients of all ages.
I provide a therapeutic approach that is supportive, compassionate and practical. Together we will explore your past experiences, understand the symptoms you wish to manage and develop a plan to help you live and feel better. I am EMDR trained and integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to you. While making changes is hard, I will provide support and guidance as you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
(716) 293-0029
Wilson, NY 14172
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Emily Moley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
From working in an outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic to working in the prison system, I have gained a great understanding of the role that trauma and abuse play in an individuals life, specifically surrounding issues of abandonment, trust, guilt and shame, family dynamics and parenting.
Every human has the answers that they seek deep within themselves. My job is simply to give you a safe space to help you navigate and uncover the solutions to problems or answers to questions that you subconsciously already have the answers to. After all, nobody knows you better than you! Together we will process the areas that you need support in as well identify strengths and appropriate coping skills to build up your ability to deal with life on life’s terms instead of resorting to old, negative coping skills that no longer serve a purpose in your life.
(716) 708-4571
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Newfane, NY 14108
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Shannon Schmitt
Counselor, MS Ed, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My background includes additional training and a certificate in trauma counseling but I work with individuals on a variety of topics and goal areas.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 16 years experience working with individuals on a variety of needs. I have worked at an outpatient mental health clinic, in a therapeutic preschool, and, most recently, ran and directed a college counseling center. My past experiences include working with adults, families, students of all ages, and children as young as 3. I am currently working with adults and children as young as 12 but will consider younger children on a case by case basis.
(716) 296-3585
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Newfane, NY 14108
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Rachel Bowen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Certified Trauma -Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I also provide counseling for those looking to process past traumas and events, develop safe skills, and reshape negative thoughts and behaviors.
Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Seeking counseling for yourself or your loved one takes strength and compassion, and can be the first step in creating a brighter future. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, and my experience includes supporting youth and young adults with various diagnoses including anxiety, depression, and autism. I utilize CBT and strength based approaches, while meeting my clients where they are at in their growth and healing. I support clients through their journey and transitions, and areas where they are seeking support, such as school, employment, and with their peers and families.
(585) 440-7753
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Rochester, NY 14626
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Amy Ricotta
MHC-LP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, grief, trauma and depression. I also enjoy working with clients who are struggling in their relationships. I’m passionate about sexual wellbeing and believe that all consensual relationships are valid. I have a deep appreciation for the mind-body connection and use my fitness background to help clients develop anxiety and stress reduction strategies as part of their therapeutic journeys.
(585) 460-2607
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Jayme Abbott
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals around issues of depression/anxiety, foster care/adoption, behavioral concerns, parenting, relationships/family issues, adjustment/transitions, and trauma .
Now offering Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
(585) 318-8723
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Canandaigua, NY 14424
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Carly St. John
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My primary areas of focus are working with clients struggling with trauma , depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, and spiritual concerns.
Who am I? What is important to me? What do I believe in? What do I want out of life? I know firsthand what it is like to face these questions, especially when rebuilding after disappointment, trauma , and loss. In my own experience and in my experience working with clients, I have found that the most difficult times of our lives can be the catalyst to our greatest growth, and eventually, a sense of peace we had not thought possible.
(585) 312-6858
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Batavia, NY 14020
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Cara Borrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Today's society is more stressful than ever, the build up of stress and trauma will contribute to depression, anxiety and other mental health related issues. By taking care of your, and your family's mental health you are ensuring to minimize the damage of this stress. I serve children, adolescents and adults. If you are a parent reading this I can help you and your child take care of issues before they become bigger and harder to address. If you are an adult reading this, it is time to take care of that "stuff" that has been building up for years. I've got you covered!
(716) 222-8459
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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April Aycock
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients become mindful of who they are & uncover their true potential to foster a life that is worth embracing. When we work together we can't change difficult situations of the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life to prevent reoccurring patterns of negative family dynamic, stress-related struggles, self-esteem, addictions, trauma , & fears that may be holding you back from experiencing a meaningful life. If you're looking for support or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you.
(585) 460-2894
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Tracy L Gillette
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MS, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I will help you identify your strengths in order to address your issues and concerns. Positive psychology is practiced here. Specialities are treatment for depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD , and weight issues. Additional areas include anger management, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, chronic pain, inner-child healing, and binge eating. I use empirically supported, traditional talk therapy, plus expressive arts, and movement. Approaches include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, client-centered therapy, experiential-Gestalt, mindfulness techniques and more.
(585) 687-6022
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Spencerport, NY 14559
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Clear Skies Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Breaking free of the trauma bond and healing is possible.
Narcissistic abuse: Signs: Lovebombing, gaslighting, projection, rewriting history, future faking Effects: Cognitive difficulties, behavioral/emotional issues, FOG (fear obligation guilt) Knowledge is power! Understanding is power! Clear Skies can help you gain knowledge and understanding and bring you out of the FOG and into the SUN (smooth, uplifting, normalcy) Are you ready?
(716) 229-5251
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East Amherst, NY 14051
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Holly Ann Silverthorn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I can help you recover from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. Therapy can be challenging work. I can make it easier with good humor, compassion, and authenticity. If you decide that it is the right time for you to make some changes, I am ready to help you move toward living a more fulfilling life. ...........Please get in touch with me via email or phone for scheduling..........
(716) 333-8793
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Hamburg, NY 14075
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Johnathan Elliott
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have spent the last 14 years working with young adults, college students, and veterans/first responders facing major trauma , grief, depression, and anxiety.
The difficulties of life grip us in ways both obvious and unseen. Life has a way of happening at inconvenient times and counseling can assist in navigating the emotional difficulties and consequences with someone who is non-judgmental and supportive. I strive to view the world through your lens while helping you recognize your strengths and build resiliency through proven techniques so that you can lead a successful and comfortable life. I hope to have the opportunity to support you through this difficult time.
(585) 598-1916
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Fairport, NY 14450
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Patrice Marie Ristuccia
Counselor, MS, CAS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My thirty plus years of experience has been working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families in the areas of abuse, addictions, trauma , divorce, blended family and communication issues.
Therapy is an opportunity to share with an unbiased person the sorting through of life-issues that a person is experiencing. Together, the therapist and the client create manageable and realistic solutions, whether in an individual, couple or family setting, honoring confidentiality and building trust.
(585) 312-0229
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Rochester, NY 14626
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Dr. Brea Cox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Licensed Psychologist, trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I am here to support your journey. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma , and supporting new or expecting mothers. We will work collaboratively, gaining insight into your thoughts and behaviors, so you can achieve a better understanding of your inner self. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults to help them identify their personal strengths, leading them to find their true potential.
(717) 276-4833
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Olean, NY 14760
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Tyler W Coon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Emotions can really suck and as we age we grow to have difficulty expressing and feeling them. An "affect phobia." In other words, we develop difficulty interacting, expressing, and feeling our emotions. This presents in a number of different methods; laughing when uncomfortable, lack of eye contact, verbal outbursts, restlessness, and many other ways. I help clients recognize defenses, regulate the feeling, and experience it physically throughout our body. The goal being an elimination of depression, anxiety, and trauma responses in the shortest time possible.
(585) 312-6932
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Shay Kahani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
I am sex, relationship and trauma certified therapist who helps clients to explore their sexuality and find the right place for them.
Sometimes we can feel stress and lost with relationships, our families, and ourselves. We all need help. Someone to listen to up. You might wish you could improve your sex life in your romantic relationships, or change your family and relationships interactions. Maybe you want to live a calm and peaceful life and overcome past traumas that don't let you move on. Replaying your history over and over, wishing things were different. It might be the way you think and treat yourself that brought you here. Maybe you want to discover more about yourself and never knew how.
(716) 466-9608
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Sarah Reitkopp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMHC-P
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals of all ages. I specialize in children, adolescents, and young adults. I have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, school/college related issues, relationship issues, self-esteem/image, family conflict, self-harm, trauma , etc. I believe every person has their own unique world view. Counseling should be tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Report building, and collaboration with the client is essential as well as being culturally informed. I am empathic and nonjudgmental and offer a safe environment for all. Please note: I do not take insurance.
(585) 540-1528
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Caitlin Whitcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I practice a person-centered, trauma -focused approach to cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, and solution-focused therapy.
Is your child or teenager experiencing low mood, lack of motivation, loss of interest, poor self-esteem, irritability, sleep issues, anger problems, and/or difficulty managing their emotions and behavior? They aren't alone. We all want our children to be happy, but there are a lot of things that get in the way of that for our youth. Together, we will work on ways to recognize their feelings, identify their negative thought patterns, and develop healthy coping skills to manage strong feelings. Your child will feel heard and supported while developing the tools to live a happier, less stressful life.
(585) 460-4523
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Fairport, NY 14450
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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.