Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Willoughby Hills, OH

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Leslie Ann Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDCCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
After 20+ years as a practicing clinical social worker, primarily in the field of addictions, I have assisted many to gain insight into their lives and beliefs, allowing them to make changes for a more meaningful life. While much of my practice was in the field of addictions, it allowed me to gain experience with clients working on a variety of other concerns such as: relationship issues, abuse/ trauma , depression, anxiety and grief, to name a few.
(440) 332-0153
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Sara Ann Trembath
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I work a lot with anxiety and depression but my special training is in dealing with trauma , particularly sexual abuse.
I enjoy helping clients build skills to succeed in life whether they are dealing with life stresses or serious mental health issues. I believe in using an integrated approach tailored to my client's needs. I work with adults, families, children aged 6 and up and teens. I also enjoy working with groups.
(440) 600-3759
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Karla Galati
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, ATR-BC, LICDC
Verified
Verified
I have 13 years experience using holistic and traditional healing modalities - EMDR, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, CBT and more, to help individuals recover fully from trauma , anxiety, stress, depression and/or addictions. Would you like to move your life forward in the direction of your dreams? I can help you rediscover your strengths and the passion within to heal all things that hold you back, allowing you to recover your joy and the highest potential of who you truly are.
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Silke Pagendarm
Counselor, LPCC, LCDCIII
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical and Chemical Dependency Counselor, and have been serving the Cleveland area for over 25 years. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents who exhibit signs of anxiety, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and a variety of problematic sexual behaviors as well as victim issues. I have experience working with substance abuse and work with individuals whose use has resulted in legal issues. I work with families and teens who have adjustment and behavioral issues. I work with the individual as well as partners, spouses and family members.
(440) 925-5008
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Allie Vandrak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My idea of therapy involves being empathetic, validating, and allowing you to express concerns in a calm, nurturing, and welcoming environment. My desire is to create a safe space and build a trusting therapeutic alliance in working towards accomplishing your goals. I aim to help an individual identify their goals and values and build their motivation internally and externally. I specialize in working with individual clients 18 years and older, couples who are experiencing interpersonal conflict, & marital counseling. Issues that I work with include depression, trauma , anxiety, relationship conflict, adjustment issues.
(440) 571-7324
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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John D Ludway
Counselor, Ed Sp, LPCC
Verified
Verified
We all struggle with life issues! None of us are meant to do this thing called LIFE alone. I want to help you find that 'missing piece,' that was left behind through trauma , family issues, personal decisions, and mental health or drug issues.
(440) 434-3599
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Sophia R Pearson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With my education and training, I can help in creating a safe, healing space where my clients will be able to grow and develop coping skills for their triggers, anxiety, depression, PTSD , and relationship conflicts.
Has there ever been a time where you felt alone or that something wasn't working? Maybe you have tried to cope with these feelings or maybe you do not know where to start. I believe that these thoughts and feelings can be changed once we change the mindset. No matter what stage of life a client is in, my goal is for each client to feel accepted and supported. I desire for each client to recognize their strengths and utilize them to help grow through these difficult times. I can help to resolve conflicts, recognize strengths, increase confidence and communication skills.
(440) 689-2845
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Marcia Joan Bremenour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Anxiety in particular can be powerful and confusing, especially when so much in the world is beyond our control. When the things we do in response to stress, grief, loss, and trauma become harmful, the light at the end of the tunnel becomes more distant. I believe in the power of every person to find the strength and ability to move through life’s challenges, and the value of recognizing what is ours to control and what is not. I encourage being careful, not fearful, and I will work with you to establish hope and faith in yourself and the world, while navigating the nuances of various mood and emotional issues.
(216) 290-0718
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Jennifer N Rauzan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Verified
**DAY TIME AVAILABILITY ONLY** I believe that change is always possible. My approach is direct and genuine, hopefully insightful, and certainly empathetic. I specialize in working with self harm and suicidal adolescents as well as anxious and depressed adults. I can help you develop effective communication skills, increase your ability to express and handle emotions effectively, to be aware of your needs, and to learn how to resolve conflict successfully.
(216) 342-9574
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Sharon R Rosser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you concerned about others and their well-being? Who is concerned about your well-being? Taking care of yourself is the first step to helping others, let me help you on the way to self-care.
(440) 530-9180
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Mark Hawrylo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Verified
Mark John Hawrylo, II, LISW-S Mark John Hawrylo, II is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 25 years of experience. He received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Mark believes in a treatment philosophy that is patient centered and includes cognitive/behavioral, systems/environmental, rational emotive, developmental, and spiritual offerings. In his spare time, Mark enjoys hiking, forestry, carpentry, farming, playing with his dog, quiet time in nature, being a parent, family, and friends.
(440) 827-2455
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Nancy B Wilt
Counselor, EdS, LPCC, CDP
Verified
Verified
I have been a practicing therapist for almost 30 years. Many have asked me how I do my job - "listening to people's problems all day". For me, it an honor and a privilege to help someone work through a troubling issue and find balance again in their life, providing support and compassion through the process. I work with individuals and couples; male and female; age 5 years and up. My practice is general and broad based. A few specialty areas are children and adolescents; parenting; anxiety; women's issues; depression; working through life changes; grief and loss; coping skills; geriatric issues.
(440) 510-5100
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Cathy Elizabeth Knezevich
Counselor, PCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I enjoy helping people find their inner core of strength. We all run into difficult times and may suffer with challenging symptoms or negative thought patterns. My style is to balance a validating environment and a safe place to explore feelings with the support to create changes that can really impact your life. We all may feel anxious, sad, stressed, depressed, have emotional overeating, or have low motivation at times but we can formulate a plan with new tools to help you feel more balanced and healthy. Don't let these symptoms rule you, we can work together to give your life more direction, happiness and positive meaning.
(440) 565-5649
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Willoughby Hills, OH 44092
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Amanda Mills
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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Alyson Phelan
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with both adolescents and adults using a compassionate and caring approach that includes skills based training for practical outcomes based on their values and goals. Using a collaborative approach, we will work to solve problems using skills and move through challenges in the most effective way possible. I use both person-centered and motivational interviewing styles with an emphasis in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist patients in staying present in the moment while preparing to move forward. I accept patients where they are now and work with them to learn about their diagnosis and move ahead in their lives.
(440) 332-4196
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Paige Stamco
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LSC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also have training in trauma -focused approaches, such as expressive arts, EMDR, Brainspotting, meditation, breathwork, and yoga-based somatic movement.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a variety of concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, panic, depression, LGBTQ+ concerns, life transitions, and trauma . I have experience in community mental health, school counseling, and school-based mental health settings. I am a trauma -informed, affirming Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. Operating from a gentle, person-centered orientation, I utilize outside-of-the-box approaches to customize treatment for each person’s specific needs.
(234) 231-9342
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Willoughby, OH 44094
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Kaplan Consulting & Counseling, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, BCFE, DABPS
Verified
Verified
Counseling is provided for a variety of issues, with specializations in: Depression and anxiety; Relationship problems; Job stress and performance; Child behavior problems; Trauma ; Alcohol and substance abuse; and Biofeedback for stress-related physical problems (i.
We specialize in serving professionals and executives, and provide services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families.Our services are provided by caring, highly experienced professionals, who only use approaches and techniques that are scientifically proven to be effective. Our services are specifically tailored to meet each individual's needs and concerns. We do not prescribe medication, but if medication is necessary, we are able to provide coordinated care and have established relationships with local medical professionals and psychiatrists for this purpose.
(216) 438-2927
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Willoughby, OH 44094
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Emma Bogard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I find passion in empowering others to help them develop skills in order to become the best person they can be. I believe in helping clients identify and use their strengths to help overcome difficulties, whether it is struggling with managing life stressors or chronic mental illness. I have provided counseling to children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, and ADHD. I also have had training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
(216) 503-2267
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Carly Sekerak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize trauma -informed therapy techniques to process through past experiences and build skills that you can carry with you throughout your life.
There are times where our struggles and emotions can make us feel out of control and become difficult to manage on our own. We have so many experiences throughout our life that, at times, can be difficult to heal from. Navigating adulthood can be overwhelming and can often leave us feeling lost and uncertain. Our bodies and minds go through many seasons of life - accepting ourselves throughout that journey can be hard. I hope to help create a safe, nonjudgmental space to allow you to manage your emotions, develop a sense of purpose, and build upon your internal resiliency.
(440) 760-0160
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Willoughby, OH 44095
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A Space For Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We help you work directly with your brain and body to find relief from trauma symptoms, resolve the root causes, and support your life transformation.
Still struggling with the impact of past traumas? Healing may not be an an easy path, but it *is* doable-and you don't have to do it alone. Hi, I’m Chris Vavro. I own of A Space for Healing, and work as a trauma therapist. All of us at ASFH are enthusiastic about working with trauma survivors, and we bring our own unique skillset and presence to this work. We're passionate about helping people who have been impacted by trauma . We're excited about the way we work with people. I have watched lives change in front of me as my clients finally find relief from their suffering and see their past from a new, compassionate perspective.
(440) 271-8539
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Willoughby, OH 44094
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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.