Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Vanessa Vargas
Counselor, MS, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
I am also very passionate about trauma work as well as reducing stigma that is often connected to trauma experiences.
I believe that people have the ability to change and heal through talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where my clients can become the individuals they want to be. My therapeutic style is an integration of psychodynamic, humanistic, and interpersonal therapies, while always holding cultural identities and values. I use mind/body based practices to help individuals reduce stress and increase their sense of connectedness to themselves and others. I assist my clients in identifying barriers, maximizing their strengths, and building self-compassion from a position of empathy and genuineness.
I am also very passionate about trauma work as well as reducing stigma that is often connected to trauma experiences.
I believe that people have the ability to change and heal through talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where my clients can become the individuals they want to be. My therapeutic style is an integration of psychodynamic, humanistic, and interpersonal therapies, while always holding cultural identities and values. I use mind/body based practices to help individuals reduce stress and increase their sense of connectedness to themselves and others. I assist my clients in identifying barriers, maximizing their strengths, and building self-compassion from a position of empathy and genuineness.
(614) 362-4575 View (614) 362-4575
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Karla Lebron/ Sanos Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43213  (Online Only)
We are currently accepting new clients (morning, evenings, weekend). We have immediate availability. We are trained in Trauma-Informed Care and support clients through life’s difficult challenges. We work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, pregnancy/ prenatal/ postpartum, life transitions stress, trauma, low self-esteem, codependency, grief, among others.
We are currently accepting new clients (morning, evenings, weekend). We have immediate availability. We are trained in Trauma-Informed Care and support clients through life’s difficult challenges. We work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, pregnancy/ prenatal/ postpartum, life transitions stress, trauma, low self-esteem, codependency, grief, among others.
(380) 207-9829 View (380) 207-9829
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Alexandra Restelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Alexandra Restelli is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) who offers her clients a safe and nurturing space in order to begin the healing and rebuilding process, using her more than 5 years of clinical experience to provide individual counseling, family counseling, crisis assessments, interventions, adolescent therapy, and more. She specializes in treating chronic stress, dysfunctional relationships, co-occurring disorders, and disorders ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, to PTSD and panic disorders. Alexandra earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Ohio State University.
Alexandra Restelli is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) who offers her clients a safe and nurturing space in order to begin the healing and rebuilding process, using her more than 5 years of clinical experience to provide individual counseling, family counseling, crisis assessments, interventions, adolescent therapy, and more. She specializes in treating chronic stress, dysfunctional relationships, co-occurring disorders, and disorders ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, to PTSD and panic disorders. Alexandra earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Ohio State University.
(614) 591-7155 View (614) 591-7155
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Victory Mental Health Services of Columbus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43206
I am a certified Trauma Focused clinician (TF-CBT) and have completed training in Grief Counseling and Motivational Interviewing.
How many times in life do you put off doing what you want or need? Sometimes your own fears might get in the way. Other times, you might fear what your friends, family or community will think or say. When it comes to your health, you are what matters. If you are experiencing mood changes, feelings of sadness, isolation, fear or anger and want to find the source of these emotions, schedule an appointment today. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not a weakness. Confidential services are available for children and adults.
I am a certified Trauma Focused clinician (TF-CBT) and have completed training in Grief Counseling and Motivational Interviewing.
How many times in life do you put off doing what you want or need? Sometimes your own fears might get in the way. Other times, you might fear what your friends, family or community will think or say. When it comes to your health, you are what matters. If you are experiencing mood changes, feelings of sadness, isolation, fear or anger and want to find the source of these emotions, schedule an appointment today. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not a weakness. Confidential services are available for children and adults.
(614) 858-8315 View (614) 858-8315
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Edward A. Perin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43228  (Online Only)
Welcome! I work online with adults around anxiety, work stress, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and trauma. My specialization is in depth psychotherapy, which is focused on getting to the bottom of our emotional issues, like how our experiences influenced our personality, and delves into the unconscious to explore the roots of our desires and pain. While this can be done short-term and solution-focused, the people who are the best fit for this approach are looking for a long-term commitment to understand themselves and relate to their pain more skillfully. I do not promise quick-fixes, my focus is on deep and meaningful change.
Welcome! I work online with adults around anxiety, work stress, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and trauma. My specialization is in depth psychotherapy, which is focused on getting to the bottom of our emotional issues, like how our experiences influenced our personality, and delves into the unconscious to explore the roots of our desires and pain. While this can be done short-term and solution-focused, the people who are the best fit for this approach are looking for a long-term commitment to understand themselves and relate to their pain more skillfully. I do not promise quick-fixes, my focus is on deep and meaningful change.
(614) 392-7420 View (614) 392-7420
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Tracy Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I assist clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression and want to bring about change in their lives. I help clients who want to find a balance and stability within themselves to learn and reconnect to a more desired life.
I assist clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression and want to bring about change in their lives. I help clients who want to find a balance and stability within themselves to learn and reconnect to a more desired life.
(380) 600-8722 View (380) 600-8722
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Abigail Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
(380) 201-9097 View (380) 201-9097
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Amanda Reagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples with specialized care for women's issues, grief/loss, relationships & relational trauma, anxiety and depression.
Hello! My name is Amanda. I am committed to helping women from conception to motherhood to address their mental health needs. Together we will explore what you need to restore yourself. With therapy, you can enjoy your time with your family and your partner to feel more present in your life. A significant part of my practice focuses on helping women and their partners with issues related to reproductive mental health including infertility, miscarriage and infant loss, and pregnancy and postpartum concerns. I am currently licensed in Texas, Florida and Ohio.
I work with individuals and couples with specialized care for women's issues, grief/loss, relationships & relational trauma, anxiety and depression.
Hello! My name is Amanda. I am committed to helping women from conception to motherhood to address their mental health needs. Together we will explore what you need to restore yourself. With therapy, you can enjoy your time with your family and your partner to feel more present in your life. A significant part of my practice focuses on helping women and their partners with issues related to reproductive mental health including infertility, miscarriage and infant loss, and pregnancy and postpartum concerns. I am currently licensed in Texas, Florida and Ohio.
(380) 221-8430 View (380) 221-8430
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Allyson Cordle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
(380) 210-5296 View (380) 210-5296
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Gwen Verhoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless? You are not alone and don’t have to navigate these challenges by yourself. We all need help at some point in our lives. I believe that you have within you the capacity to heal, grow, and find peace within your life. My role is to walk alongside you, in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to help you uncover who you truly are underneath the pain. Individuals see me for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, and life transitions.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless? You are not alone and don’t have to navigate these challenges by yourself. We all need help at some point in our lives. I believe that you have within you the capacity to heal, grow, and find peace within your life. My role is to walk alongside you, in a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment to help you uncover who you truly are underneath the pain. Individuals see me for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, and life transitions.
(614) 858-8853 x814 View (614) 858-8853 x814
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Carrie Kroner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S, CTRP, NCC, BCTP-I
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I am qualified as a Certified Trauma Practitioner with The National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children.
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
I am qualified as a Certified Trauma Practitioner with The National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children.
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
(614) 412-0759 View (614) 412-0759
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Amy Weller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I am passionate about trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBQT concerns, personality disorders, and neurodivergence. An ideal client is an individual who has a growth mindset and explores their thoughts and feelings and how they impact their behavior. They may not understand how those thoughts derived from past experiences, but they are willing to open old wounds given the right tools. They feel safe and secure and want to heal through hard work and determination.
I am passionate about trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBQT concerns, personality disorders, and neurodivergence. An ideal client is an individual who has a growth mindset and explores their thoughts and feelings and how they impact their behavior. They may not understand how those thoughts derived from past experiences, but they are willing to open old wounds given the right tools. They feel safe and secure and want to heal through hard work and determination.
(380) 212-3483 View (380) 212-3483
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Allesha Crawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we may have good days and the next day we experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we may have good days and the next day we experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
(330) 969-8650 View (330) 969-8650
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Alicia Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230
I have years of experience treating individuals in various settings, but I specialize in treating adults suffering with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, bipolar, and substance use.
I view individuals as experts on themselves and believe in working collaboratively with clients to develop meaningful goals and treatment plans unique to them. I am passionate about increasing one’s sense of belonging and connection, quality of life, and effective coping skills. I utilize Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, Person-Centered Therapy, and Existential approaches most frequently: however, I am confident with other evidence-based approaches to tailor to client’s needs.
I have years of experience treating individuals in various settings, but I specialize in treating adults suffering with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, bipolar, and substance use.
I view individuals as experts on themselves and believe in working collaboratively with clients to develop meaningful goals and treatment plans unique to them. I am passionate about increasing one’s sense of belonging and connection, quality of life, and effective coping skills. I utilize Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, Person-Centered Therapy, and Existential approaches most frequently: however, I am confident with other evidence-based approaches to tailor to client’s needs.
(614) 656-7025 View (614) 656-7025
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Cherie Bridges Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
I work with folks who are navigating chronic stress and trauma…and the dysregulation, anxiety, and depression that often accompany them. Stress and trauma affect the relationship you have with yourself and your relationships with family, colleagues, and friends. Together we explore how trauma and stress impact the nature of who you are and who you are being at any moment, your physical health, and the outcomes you want to achieve. I travel alongside you as a compassionate presence, witness your healing journey, and help you develop a healthy sense of self. I will be there to listen, challenge, and support you throughout this process
I work with folks who are navigating chronic stress and trauma…and the dysregulation, anxiety, and depression that often accompany them. Stress and trauma affect the relationship you have with yourself and your relationships with family, colleagues, and friends. Together we explore how trauma and stress impact the nature of who you are and who you are being at any moment, your physical health, and the outcomes you want to achieve. I travel alongside you as a compassionate presence, witness your healing journey, and help you develop a healthy sense of self. I will be there to listen, challenge, and support you throughout this process
(614) 541-8924 View (614) 541-8924
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Jye Breckenridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Many people turn to psychotherapy or counseling for help with anxiety, depression, trauma, painful relationship patterns, feeling stuck, or sometimes just the feeling that something is missing from life. Sometimes we may not have the words to describe our feelings, struggles or suffering. However, with insight into past relationships and experiences, many people can make progress immediately towards overcoming these difficulties and becoming more effective in their work and relationships.
Many people turn to psychotherapy or counseling for help with anxiety, depression, trauma, painful relationship patterns, feeling stuck, or sometimes just the feeling that something is missing from life. Sometimes we may not have the words to describe our feelings, struggles or suffering. However, with insight into past relationships and experiences, many people can make progress immediately towards overcoming these difficulties and becoming more effective in their work and relationships.
(614) 953-5994 View (614) 953-5994
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Enrique Jimenez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings as of 1/8/2024. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist that focuses on Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Phase of Life, and Relationship Difficulties in Adults. My person-centered approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I work to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel comfortable exploring their experiences and achieving their goals. I also believe that humor is an essential part of the healing process.
Immediate Openings as of 1/8/2024. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist that focuses on Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Phase of Life, and Relationship Difficulties in Adults. My person-centered approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I work to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel comfortable exploring their experiences and achieving their goals. I also believe that humor is an essential part of the healing process.
(614) 756-6159 View (614) 756-6159
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Jade Flowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
(380) 204-9049 View (380) 204-9049
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Garth Heasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
I am especially interested in helping people recovering from trauma and those who have experienced harmful high-control or high-demand religious situations.
Seeking help is an act of bravery that deserves an environment of trust and acceptance. I work to create a safe, welcoming space that encourages healing and positive change. If you are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or other emotional concerns, I can help guide you through identifying and achieving your goals.
I am especially interested in helping people recovering from trauma and those who have experienced harmful high-control or high-demand religious situations.
Seeking help is an act of bravery that deserves an environment of trust and acceptance. I work to create a safe, welcoming space that encourages healing and positive change. If you are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or other emotional concerns, I can help guide you through identifying and achieving your goals.
(614) 504-4608 View (614) 504-4608
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Peter Bogdanovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
My focus is on working with adults aged 18 and above, assisting them in navigating through trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, panic, unhealthy relationships, and family estrangement.
I welcome anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves and become the best version of themselves that they can be.
My focus is on working with adults aged 18 and above, assisting them in navigating through trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, panic, unhealthy relationships, and family estrangement.
I welcome anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves and become the best version of themselves that they can be.
(614) 662-1821 View (614) 662-1821
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.