Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Shaker Heights, OH

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Lindsey Vargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a licensed independent social worker, I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals in all stages of life. My area of focus has primarily been working with survivors of trauma , significant loss, and/or those struggling with mental illness and addiction.
(216) 238-6305
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Stephanie Purdom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I became a therapist because I find true joy in connecting with others. I believe that therapy can be impactful and enriching while still feeling down-to-earth and accessible. As a social worker I value collaboration, cultural humility, and seeing you as the expert of your own experience. My style is warm and relaxed, but I will also work diligently with you to develop the tools you need to meet your self-defined goals. My focus areas include depression and anxiety, perinatal mental health, interpersonal and complex trauma , bipolar disorder, life transitions, and emerging young adults.
(614) 968-7032
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Cameo Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
My specialties include working with individuals who face challenges with anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD , psychosis, stress and many others.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Talk to me, I want to help you help yourself. I believe it is possible to obtain clarity and grow with purpose. My goal is to support you with being your best self.
(440) 941-2803
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Shaker Heights, OH 44118
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Linda K Mcgraw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
For the past 30 years, as a clinical psychologist, I have assisted clients in coping with a wide range of life stressors and emotional struggles including depression, anxiety, grief, psychological trauma , abuse and neglect, work-related stress and family/marital/relationship difficulties. My professional goal is to facilitate clients' happiness, peace and fulfillment in life by using evidence-based treatment strategies that provide clients coping tools for everyday life. I never lose sight of what a great honor and privilege it is to have clients share their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, and personal struggles with me.
(440) 349-3038
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Beth M Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have special interest in working with clients/families dealing with issues such as: trauma , adjustment to illness; end-of-life; anticipatory, disenfranchised & general grief/loss; pet loss; caregiver stress & fatigue; relationships; adjustment & mood disorders; adoption; LGBTQ+ issues & life transitions.
I am a licensed independent social worker with a PhD in psychology (academic degree). My humanistic approach engages clients in active collaboration on the content/direction of therapy. I strive to make the therapeutic space & time warm, welcoming, & safe, to provide clients the ability to focus on problems. I have extensive experience working within healthcare & hospice environments, & have a strong understanding of medical issues. I utilize strengths-based approaches in counseling individuals, couples, & families. Techniques are based on therapies including; EMDR, mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, narrative, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, & client-centered therapy. My dissertation focused on existential suffering at end of life.
(440) 210-0430
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Rosanna O Zavarella
Psychologist, PhD, BCC
Verified
Verified
I believe we have the innate ability to heal ourselves, whether the issue is fear, anxiety, relationship difficulties, communication problems, chronic illness, or even a major life transition. Whether it is emotional / psychological / relationship, I view these as a call for change, growth and development. My approach with my clients is through a partnership and collaboration that fosters a healing journey, new skills, and a plan for wellness and self development. As a life coach, my specialty areas are: individuals experiencing major life transitions, promoting health and wellness, and recovery from childhood trauma .
(216) 245-3763
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Carol A Leslie - Hypnotherapy-Wellness-Reiki
Occupational Therapist, ACHT, CWC, OT-Ret
Carol A Leslie ACHT, CWC, OT-ret - Hypnotherapy is prime treatment for trauma , anxiety, panic, chronic conditions and negative behaviors! Additional strategies offered to those with emotional, or physical, dysfunction. Eliminate the negative impact on your mental state, work, school, home or sabotaged wellness goals! 20 years' leadership in Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic enabled me to treat all aspects of mental illness plus emotional impact of Crohn's, IBD, transplant, PTSD , and chemical dependency. Retired Occupational Therapist, and Wellness Coach, I also look at all systems in a person's life, their "mind-body occupation."
(216) 303-6392
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Mae Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR helps access and process trauma and other adverse life experiences to reach resolution.
Life is full of twists, turns, dips, and bridges. We all need support through the challenging moments or for someone to just hold the space while we breath. Perhaps you feel as if you've lost the path completely and need help discovering the new normal.
(440) 467-3822
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Shannon Coates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I use a strength-based, trauma -informed, person centered approach to therapy.
Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Social Worker that has been providing clinical services for over 7 years. I have worked with young children, youth, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. I believe all of us have the capacity for change, regardless of how difficult the circumstances are. I enjoy helping others step into their power and build skills to improve their lives.
(216) 208-5364
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Samantha Hoch
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD , anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, and women’s issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and I provide teletherapy to adults of all genders who live in the state of Ohio. Therapy can feel uncomfortable at times because change is difficult, so my hope is to create an environment where you can be authentic and share your thoughts and feelings. My approach to therapy is warm and person-centered with a trauma -informed perspective to learn about how your past experiences have impacted you.
(216) 666-5653
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Monica Yost Kiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Monica specializes in counseling and advocacy services for those who have experienced interpersonal trauma including domestic violence and sexual assault.
Monica is often described as very “real” and genuine as she uses candor & humor to help clients feel comfortable and engage in the therapeutic process. Using a direct yet compassionate approach, she empowers others to identify their strengths, needs, and goals to improve their quality of life. Monica has over 15 years of experience providing mental health services for individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings. She works with clients coping with life transitions, relationship concerns, traumatic events, as well as mood and anxiety disorders including Depression, Bipolar, PTSD and Personality Disorders.
(216) 242-1495
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Shaker Heights, OH 44118
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Men's Therapy Cleveland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
My expertise in addiction & trauma recovery has given me a broad and deep understanding of the complexities and contradictions of being human.
Men’s Therapy offers counseling uniquely tailored to the concerns of men. Men experience stress, anxiety, mood issues, anger issues, relationship issues, compulsions and addictions differently from women and they benefit from therapy that speaks to their own worldviews and emotional realities. As a male, I can relate to your struggles. Most importantly I can provide you with the tips, tools and strategies that will make sense to you and enable you to break through your barriers to success and wellbeing.
(216) 238-0772
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Mind Trek Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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. (Please check our website if you're interested in more details about who we are and our approaches)
(216) 616-7563
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Danielle Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With combo of these modalities, we work together to heal trauma held in your body, help you develop secure attachment, help your inner child feel safe and loved, and walk you toward the relationship you truly desire.
I help late 20s single women learn to love themselves and manifest their aligned relationship. I know how painful it can be when you deeply desire a romantic relationship but don't have it yet. There can be so much self-doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty. Maybe you keep ending up in the same noncommittal relationships. Maybe you keep ending up with the same kind of unavailable partners who can't generously give you the love and care that you truly deserve. If this is you, please know that there is a way forward. Dating with confidence and creating a healthy relationship is an inside job, so YOU hold the power to change.
(216) 279-9086
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Amanda Degler
LSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Now Accepting New Clients on Telehealth! Overwhelmed? Ready to move forward, but feel like your past is holding you back? Past trauma /abuse can leave you with a negative view of yourself and leave you struggling to connect to others. Along with this, current stress can trigger past hurts, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. Whether you are leaving a bad relationship, wanting to heal from past abuse/ trauma , or leaving a spiritually abusive environment, I would love to come alongside you. Let's process these hurts and heal your inner child so you can move into your future in a healthy way.
(216) 284-7521
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Shaker Heights, OH 44118
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Elizabeth Dreyfuss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
I use a trauma -informed, client-centered model.
I am honored to work with clients in a therapeutic relationship. Offering family therapy and individual work with women and children in all stages of development, we can set goals together. I come with over 20 years of experience with parent coaching, postpartum depression, and adolescent struggles.
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Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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Paul Markowicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I see adults and couples, providing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, in order to increase personal insight and decrease unwanted symptoms. Areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, work stress, trauma , and body image. I practice with psychoanalytic, relational, and attachment-based approaches.
(216) 929-0227
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Yael Y Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I work with my clients to provide relief from emotional pain and to address their struggles in life. The goal is to increase self-awareness and to provide tools for better coping and functioning. I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and to increase their sense of balance and well-being. I find that people who choose to engage in the process of psychotherapy can achieve a richer, more meaningful and more productive life. I work with people who struggle with different life challenges including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss and bereavement, trauma and relationship difficulties.
(216) 220-8137
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Shaker Heights, OH 44118
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Tom Rogat
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I stress long-term change in addition to short-term symptom relief and focus on giving clients the tools and insights needed to help themselves on an ongoing basis. My specialties include relationship problems, adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, infertility and adoption. I also work with a broad range of other emotional challenges in my general practice, including, but not limited to, anxiety, life transitions, co-dependence, re-building after divorce, unresolved anger and problems with self-esteem. I work with adults, children, and adolescents from the greater Cleveland area.
(216) 208-4266
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Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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Kerri Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW
Verified
Verified
I work extensively with people with eating disorders, negative body image, depression, anxiety, trauma , substance/alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, and self-harming behaviors.
My ideal client may or may not have an idea where his or her distress is coming from but IS motivated to make changes to alleviate that distress. Together, we will develop strategies tailored to you to help you cope with current and/or past stressors so that you may lead a more peaceful, content life. My goal with all my clients is to help them feel like the best version of themselves.
(216) 223-8921
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Shaker Heights, OH 44118

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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.