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Maddy Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208
While I mainly use a psychodynamic lens, I also incorporate other techniques and skills like attachment and trauma work, CBT, and DBT.
What makes you...you? If you've ever struggled with this question, welcome to Skyway Counseling. Your story is unique and I am grateful you’re choosing to share it with me. I believe that the counseling relationship should be honest, encouraging, nonjudgemental, and collaborative. I know you are capable of navigating these obstacles, whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or trauma. In addition to the previous list, I also specialize working with transracial adult adoptees and marginalized people through trauma and identity work. My goal is to help you build your own skyway to connect all the parts of you together.
While I mainly use a psychodynamic lens, I also incorporate other techniques and skills like attachment and trauma work, CBT, and DBT.
What makes you...you? If you've ever struggled with this question, welcome to Skyway Counseling. Your story is unique and I am grateful you’re choosing to share it with me. I believe that the counseling relationship should be honest, encouraging, nonjudgemental, and collaborative. I know you are capable of navigating these obstacles, whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or trauma. In addition to the previous list, I also specialize working with transracial adult adoptees and marginalized people through trauma and identity work. My goal is to help you build your own skyway to connect all the parts of you together.
(513) 654-6986 View (513) 654-6986
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Mara Liggett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242  (Online Only)
ART is not just about trauma, this modality can be used for depression, anxiety, OCD, and every day living situations.
Hello! I want to commend you for taking the first step to working on your mental health :)! Getting started can be the most difficult part of your journey. Picking up that phone or emailing can be scary, and I’m here to support you! Together we can find out what it is you need and want from therapy. I am currently licensed in the state of Florida and in the state of Ohio
ART is not just about trauma, this modality can be used for depression, anxiety, OCD, and every day living situations.
Hello! I want to commend you for taking the first step to working on your mental health :)! Getting started can be the most difficult part of your journey. Picking up that phone or emailing can be scary, and I’m here to support you! Together we can find out what it is you need and want from therapy. I am currently licensed in the state of Florida and in the state of Ohio
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Logan Fang
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My passions are working with clients living with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, religious trauma, and gender dysphoria.
I'm Logan (they/them) and I'm an East Asian non-binary person who has lived insight into what it’s like to not be white, cis, or straight in a state like Ohio. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, and I also come from a background of being raised in Christian/immigrant communities. I have experience working with the following: QTBIPOC communities, neurodivergent people, and people living with HIV. I’ve also got experience working specifically with trans clients who are exploring their transition process. I think it's crucial to provide empowering and identity-specific therapy spaces, especially for QTBIPOC right now.
My passions are working with clients living with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, religious trauma, and gender dysphoria.
I'm Logan (they/them) and I'm an East Asian non-binary person who has lived insight into what it’s like to not be white, cis, or straight in a state like Ohio. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, and I also come from a background of being raised in Christian/immigrant communities. I have experience working with the following: QTBIPOC communities, neurodivergent people, and people living with HIV. I’ve also got experience working specifically with trans clients who are exploring their transition process. I think it's crucial to provide empowering and identity-specific therapy spaces, especially for QTBIPOC right now.
(614) 714-5650 View (614) 714-5650
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Mind Trek Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45238
We believe you can change by focusing on what is important to you, and your strengths. Our expertise is working with ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Childhood & Adulthood Trauma, Relationship, Couple’s issues, Racial identity, and other Identities. (Our website provides much more information about us: www.mindtrekcounseling.com)
We believe you can change by focusing on what is important to you, and your strengths. Our expertise is working with ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Childhood & Adulthood Trauma, Relationship, Couple’s issues, Racial identity, and other Identities. (Our website provides much more information about us: www.mindtrekcounseling.com)
(216) 616-7563 View (216) 616-7563
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Douglas F Conley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Relationships and just getting along with ourselves and with others is very difficult at times. For everyone. But we can move from pain by transforming it into greater happiness and meaning. I provide psychological evaluations and therapy to help adults better cope with their lives and resolve trauma, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I work with people struggling with parenting and relationship issues, loneliness, family conflicts, as well as medical conditions and aging/end of life issues.
Relationships and just getting along with ourselves and with others is very difficult at times. For everyone. But we can move from pain by transforming it into greater happiness and meaning. I provide psychological evaluations and therapy to help adults better cope with their lives and resolve trauma, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I work with people struggling with parenting and relationship issues, loneliness, family conflicts, as well as medical conditions and aging/end of life issues.
(513) 854-0946 View (513) 854-0946
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Hao Chu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45202  (Online Only)
I specialize in empowering clients, giving people the skills and insight, to overcome issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, and personal relationships.
Hi, my name is Hao. Are you struggling with worries or negative thoughts that just won't go away? Do you find it difficult to stay positive and treat yourself with compassion? Whether you're dealing with overwhelming feelings, cycles of anxiety and depression, or relationship issues. I'm here to help.
I specialize in empowering clients, giving people the skills and insight, to overcome issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, and personal relationships.
Hi, my name is Hao. Are you struggling with worries or negative thoughts that just won't go away? Do you find it difficult to stay positive and treat yourself with compassion? Whether you're dealing with overwhelming feelings, cycles of anxiety and depression, or relationship issues. I'm here to help.
(614) 482-3743 View (614) 482-3743
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Pamela Joy Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Mrs. Miller is an international expert on child abuse, childhood trauma, attachment, and family violence or severe stress. Her paper on severe child abuse as torture has been downloaded in 83 countries. She speaks to international audiences on how to treat complex trauma in young people using innovative techniques that have been scientifically proven- including play-based, sensory, and experiential treatment (water, sand, nature), expressive treatments (art, music, animal, and yoga therapy,) and humanist therapy based on compassion for all people. She also provides expert witness and forensic services.
Mrs. Miller is an international expert on child abuse, childhood trauma, attachment, and family violence or severe stress. Her paper on severe child abuse as torture has been downloaded in 83 countries. She speaks to international audiences on how to treat complex trauma in young people using innovative techniques that have been scientifically proven- including play-based, sensory, and experiential treatment (water, sand, nature), expressive treatments (art, music, animal, and yoga therapy,) and humanist therapy based on compassion for all people. She also provides expert witness and forensic services.
(513) 848-3548 View (513) 848-3548
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Mina Santorsola Lockey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45226
I specialize in anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (without medications!), depression, life transitions, personal growth and values exploration, trauma, perinatal mental health, and behavior/habit change.
You’re tired, anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck. You’re going through the motions of the daily grind but missing out on being truly present and experiencing joy. You’re unsure about what steps to take to break free from old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or critical beliefs about yourself. You don’t have to manage these thoughts and feelings on your own anymore. It’s time to let go of these unhealthy patterns and live a more fulfilled, authentic, intentional, and meaningful life.
I specialize in anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (without medications!), depression, life transitions, personal growth and values exploration, trauma, perinatal mental health, and behavior/habit change.
You’re tired, anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck. You’re going through the motions of the daily grind but missing out on being truly present and experiencing joy. You’re unsure about what steps to take to break free from old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or critical beliefs about yourself. You don’t have to manage these thoughts and feelings on your own anymore. It’s time to let go of these unhealthy patterns and live a more fulfilled, authentic, intentional, and meaningful life.
(513) 995-7534 View (513) 995-7534
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Cindy Jesse Life Coaching and Therapy, LISW, MSW
LISW, MSW, LLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208
I work with grief, past trauma/abuse, couple's, spirituality, feeling stuck, Highly Sensitive Persons, Empaths, lack of confidence, sadness, pain, friendship .
Anxiety and depression often point to where we might need to look at our current direction, relationships, and/or make tweaks on how we treat ourselves. I'll help you find solid solutions to your anxiety, depression, panic-that affect you, feelings of being stuck, toxic relationships, people-pleasing and how to take charge of life. Do you often feel others take advantage of you? Have you been called sensitive? Have you lost your confidence? I can help you to understand your personality and set goals so you can begin to really love your life! I am not judgmental. I've been through my own therapy too. l will come along side you!
I work with grief, past trauma/abuse, couple's, spirituality, feeling stuck, Highly Sensitive Persons, Empaths, lack of confidence, sadness, pain, friendship .
Anxiety and depression often point to where we might need to look at our current direction, relationships, and/or make tweaks on how we treat ourselves. I'll help you find solid solutions to your anxiety, depression, panic-that affect you, feelings of being stuck, toxic relationships, people-pleasing and how to take charge of life. Do you often feel others take advantage of you? Have you been called sensitive? Have you lost your confidence? I can help you to understand your personality and set goals so you can begin to really love your life! I am not judgmental. I've been through my own therapy too. l will come along side you!
(513) 785-0496 View (513) 785-0496
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Anna Dykeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45202  (Online Only)
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten? Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own, I'll be right there with you.
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten? Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own, I'll be right there with you.
(380) 207-1133 View (380) 207-1133
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Emily Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
I am a full-time Middle School Counselor and am very passionate about education. I am a life-long learner and am eager to grow my knowledge. I enjoy working with all groups of people; specifically adolescents and young adults. I utilize many different modalities, and place a strong emphasis on helping others find strengths and solutions to help them identify aspects within themselves that can be used to help overcome whatever their presenting challenge may be. I believe that we all can use the strengths we possess to make positive changes in our lives. I applaud your bravery in taking the first step in seeking out support.
I am a full-time Middle School Counselor and am very passionate about education. I am a life-long learner and am eager to grow my knowledge. I enjoy working with all groups of people; specifically adolescents and young adults. I utilize many different modalities, and place a strong emphasis on helping others find strengths and solutions to help them identify aspects within themselves that can be used to help overcome whatever their presenting challenge may be. I believe that we all can use the strengths we possess to make positive changes in our lives. I applaud your bravery in taking the first step in seeking out support.
(513) 845-3519 View (513) 845-3519
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Dr. Octaviana Hemmy Asamsama
Psychologist, PsyD, DrPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45208  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I have over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based therapies for a variety of presenting concerns. I specialize in individual and couples therapy and approach therapy from a strengths-based, client-centered orientation. If you're struggling with relationship conflicts, mental health symptoms like anxiety or depression, or problematic substance use, we might be a good fit. Most importantly, I am committed to providing a warm, collaborative, and empathetic environment where you can achieve your goals and create a life worth living.
As a clinical psychologist, I have over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based therapies for a variety of presenting concerns. I specialize in individual and couples therapy and approach therapy from a strengths-based, client-centered orientation. If you're struggling with relationship conflicts, mental health symptoms like anxiety or depression, or problematic substance use, we might be a good fit. Most importantly, I am committed to providing a warm, collaborative, and empathetic environment where you can achieve your goals and create a life worth living.
(513) 666-5196 View (513) 666-5196
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Janice Land
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45221  (Online Only)
Feeling like life's a never-ending rollercoaster of emotions? Overwhelmed with “adulting?” Or maybe life just feels like a dumpster fire? It's a tough spot to be in, but guess what? You are not alone! Hi there! My name is Janice and I’m here to help! Whether you are new to therapy or returning to get additional help - I’m glad you are here! Trying to figure things out on your own can be hard and isolating. And when you can’t figure it out - it may leave you feeling even more defeated! Allow me to take this journey with you to offer some guidance. We can work at your pace and figure this out together!
Feeling like life's a never-ending rollercoaster of emotions? Overwhelmed with “adulting?” Or maybe life just feels like a dumpster fire? It's a tough spot to be in, but guess what? You are not alone! Hi there! My name is Janice and I’m here to help! Whether you are new to therapy or returning to get additional help - I’m glad you are here! Trying to figure things out on your own can be hard and isolating. And when you can’t figure it out - it may leave you feeling even more defeated! Allow me to take this journey with you to offer some guidance. We can work at your pace and figure this out together!
(330) 767-9719 View (330) 767-9719
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Taylor M Yong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45202  (Online Only)
You don’t have to do this alone. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, strength is in allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accept support. Maybe you’ve tried to open up before and got hurt. Maybe it’s time to take another chance. I offer a non-judgmental space and work at your pace so that you can feel at ease. Every person is different. To me, you're not just another client. Therapy sessions with me are tailored to your specific needs. I offer you personalized guidance and techniques to improve your life and find lasting relief.
You don’t have to do this alone. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, strength is in allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accept support. Maybe you’ve tried to open up before and got hurt. Maybe it’s time to take another chance. I offer a non-judgmental space and work at your pace so that you can feel at ease. Every person is different. To me, you're not just another client. Therapy sessions with me are tailored to your specific needs. I offer you personalized guidance and techniques to improve your life and find lasting relief.
(727) 977-9693 View (727) 977-9693
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Michael F. Landwehr
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Anxious, angry, depressed, feeling considerably less than happy thoughts about family, spouse or significant other, career? Let's discuss some ways to cope and better enjoy these people. My help can assist you in bettering your outlook and participation in these relationships. Psychotherapy is therapeutic and educational and requires a treatment plan we develop together. Coaching is educational only. INTERESTED? Please go to my website : Dr. MichaelFLandwehr@ thedoctorsin.org for more information. Thank you for your interest. Please call at 513-436-0510. Whatever you decide, thank you, and thrive; not just survive!
Anxious, angry, depressed, feeling considerably less than happy thoughts about family, spouse or significant other, career? Let's discuss some ways to cope and better enjoy these people. My help can assist you in bettering your outlook and participation in these relationships. Psychotherapy is therapeutic and educational and requires a treatment plan we develop together. Coaching is educational only. INTERESTED? Please go to my website : Dr. MichaelFLandwehr@ thedoctorsin.org for more information. Thank you for your interest. Please call at 513-436-0510. Whatever you decide, thank you, and thrive; not just survive!
(513) 436-0510 View (513) 436-0510
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Francine Elaine Weil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, not getting what you want from them, feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and powerless to feeling better? I have the tools you need to resolve your problems. Though the thought of therapy can feel scary, I will work with you in a non-judgmental, all accepting, and non-assuming approach. We will work together in a collaborative partnership that clearly identifies what you need and how to get those needs met.
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, not getting what you want from them, feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and powerless to feeling better? I have the tools you need to resolve your problems. Though the thought of therapy can feel scary, I will work with you in a non-judgmental, all accepting, and non-assuming approach. We will work together in a collaborative partnership that clearly identifies what you need and how to get those needs met.
(513) 902-3451 View (513) 902-3451
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Dick Anthony Genardi
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping persons with chronic, disabling medical and mental health conditions improve their quality of life. In our work together, you will learn self-regulation skills for the management of physical and emotional concerns; lessen the impact of pain, reduce anxious feelings, increase positive mood. To help you accomplish your goals, I combine psychotherapy with methods from neuroscience and physiology. Based on your needs, offerings may include traditional biofeedback and quantitative EEG guided neurofeedback (BF&NF), heart rate variability training(HRV),pulsed/repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation(rTMS), cranial electrical stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
I specialize in helping persons with chronic, disabling medical and mental health conditions improve their quality of life. In our work together, you will learn self-regulation skills for the management of physical and emotional concerns; lessen the impact of pain, reduce anxious feelings, increase positive mood. To help you accomplish your goals, I combine psychotherapy with methods from neuroscience and physiology. Based on your needs, offerings may include traditional biofeedback and quantitative EEG guided neurofeedback (BF&NF), heart rate variability training(HRV),pulsed/repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation(rTMS), cranial electrical stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
(937) 329-9114 View (937) 329-9114
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Dr. Tom B Clark
PhD, MSc, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45202
It is a great honor to be chosen to work with people and witness their return to their wholeness and ability to reach their full potential after suffering with stress, anxiety and depression, personality disorders and relationship breakdowns. I specialize in Mindfulness Based Coaching, Counseling and Therapy. Neurological and clinical studies have proven the positive impact of Mindfulness in dealing with mental health suffering through reduced rumination, stress reduction, more cognitive flexibility, less emotional reactivity, increased focus and concentration. I provide quality client-centered services.
It is a great honor to be chosen to work with people and witness their return to their wholeness and ability to reach their full potential after suffering with stress, anxiety and depression, personality disorders and relationship breakdowns. I specialize in Mindfulness Based Coaching, Counseling and Therapy. Neurological and clinical studies have proven the positive impact of Mindfulness in dealing with mental health suffering through reduced rumination, stress reduction, more cognitive flexibility, less emotional reactivity, increased focus and concentration. I provide quality client-centered services.
(859) 903-0968 View (859) 903-0968
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Sarah McCartney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with children and adults who typically struggle with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, family/relationships issues, identity exploration, and self-esteem. I provide a client-centered and trauma-focused approach. There’s a common misconception that therapists will judge you and tell you what to do. However, therapy is about YOU and your goals and I will help you accomplish them. I will act as an unbiased person who will offer different perspectives, help you find practical solutions, encourage you to embrace discomfort, and emphasize self-care.
I have experience working with children and adults who typically struggle with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, family/relationships issues, identity exploration, and self-esteem. I provide a client-centered and trauma-focused approach. There’s a common misconception that therapists will judge you and tell you what to do. However, therapy is about YOU and your goals and I will help you accomplish them. I will act as an unbiased person who will offer different perspectives, help you find practical solutions, encourage you to embrace discomfort, and emphasize self-care.
(513) 951-5666 View (513) 951-5666

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Kintsugi Counseling Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT
Verified Verified
Indian Hill, OH 45243  (Online Only)
With couples, I focus on relational trauma, such as infidelity, abuse, or loss of a child.
I provide personalized concierge care and work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, tailoring my approach to your needs and goals. I believe that the strength and potential for healing and growth lie within each person. The goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploring experiences and developing healthy coping mechanisms and practical skills, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. I am virtual only for on-demand access & private pay to eliminate all barriers to treatment and protect your privacy. Please see website for details.
With couples, I focus on relational trauma, such as infidelity, abuse, or loss of a child.
I provide personalized concierge care and work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, tailoring my approach to your needs and goals. I believe that the strength and potential for healing and growth lie within each person. The goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploring experiences and developing healthy coping mechanisms and practical skills, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. I am virtual only for on-demand access & private pay to eliminate all barriers to treatment and protect your privacy. Please see website for details.
(330) 576-5259 View (330) 576-5259
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.