Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Abington, PA

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Dathan C. Landon-Freeman
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
I am an anxiety and trauma specialist.
Welcome to my profile! My name is Dr. Freeman, I am a Black male psychologist, and I am excited to offer you compassionate, skilled, and effective therapy. I support clients managing anxiety and trauma, so if you have a fear of persons, situations, and life events that restricts your well-being and quality of life, get in touch with me. I will assist you in becoming more confident in overcoming these concerns in hopes of easing your journey to recovery. In addition to therapy, I offer comprehensive, affirming psychological evaluations for trauma, ADHD, and autism. This process supports understanding strengths and areas of growth.
I am an anxiety and trauma specialist.
Welcome to my profile! My name is Dr. Freeman, I am a Black male psychologist, and I am excited to offer you compassionate, skilled, and effective therapy. I support clients managing anxiety and trauma, so if you have a fear of persons, situations, and life events that restricts your well-being and quality of life, get in touch with me. I will assist you in becoming more confident in overcoming these concerns in hopes of easing your journey to recovery. In addition to therapy, I offer comprehensive, affirming psychological evaluations for trauma, ADHD, and autism. This process supports understanding strengths and areas of growth.
(215) 883-9048 View (215) 883-9048
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All Ears Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
All Ears Counseling Center prioritizes compassion, safety, and trust in all aspects of the therapeutic experience. We offer individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults. MacKenzie Miller, LPC has several years of experience in helping children recover from PTSD and other effects of trauma, utilizing evidence-based models such as TF-CBT and EMDR. MacKenzie has also helped individuals cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and comorbid diagnoses. We also offer licensure supervision for individuals or groups via telehealth, starting 7/1/24.
All Ears Counseling Center prioritizes compassion, safety, and trust in all aspects of the therapeutic experience. We offer individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults. MacKenzie Miller, LPC has several years of experience in helping children recover from PTSD and other effects of trauma, utilizing evidence-based models such as TF-CBT and EMDR. MacKenzie has also helped individuals cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and comorbid diagnoses. We also offer licensure supervision for individuals or groups via telehealth, starting 7/1/24.
(267) 651-0683 View (267) 651-0683
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Bri Kern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
As a somatic therapist, if you are experiencing anxiety/panic, trauma, intense grief, relationship issues, stuckness or feeling lost, depression or any number of issues, I approach treatment from a holistic necessity. Thoughts, feelings, and your body's responses need to be treated together. I use techniques that bring these different aspects of us back into communication with each other to reduces the intensity of upsetting memories, lessen fears/anxiety/numbness, and help build self-awareness, contentment, and confidence in the process. Please reach out! www.mindbodyheartcounseling.com / Free consult: call/text 484-378-9150
As a somatic therapist, if you are experiencing anxiety/panic, trauma, intense grief, relationship issues, stuckness or feeling lost, depression or any number of issues, I approach treatment from a holistic necessity. Thoughts, feelings, and your body's responses need to be treated together. I use techniques that bring these different aspects of us back into communication with each other to reduces the intensity of upsetting memories, lessen fears/anxiety/numbness, and help build self-awareness, contentment, and confidence in the process. Please reach out! www.mindbodyheartcounseling.com / Free consult: call/text 484-378-9150
(267) 356-4409 View (267) 356-4409
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Ames Ryan Capomacchio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
Waitlist for new clients
I provide gender affirming and trauma informed care to those embarking on a journey related to gender and sexuality identity exploration or interested in working on trauma or abuse history.
Does this sound like your internal dialogue?: “What is wrong with me? Why can’t I just do better, be better? Will I always feel this broken?” What if the answer is that there is NOTHING wrong with you. What if you were to find out that you are fundamentally, at your core, a deeply good and capable human. What if love and acceptance for self and others were your status quo? We will explore aspects of yourself that may be difficult to love and accept, to help you better understand why you are repeating patterns that are harming you or the people around you, and to find a place where you can safely express all of who you are.
I provide gender affirming and trauma informed care to those embarking on a journey related to gender and sexuality identity exploration or interested in working on trauma or abuse history.
Does this sound like your internal dialogue?: “What is wrong with me? Why can’t I just do better, be better? Will I always feel this broken?” What if the answer is that there is NOTHING wrong with you. What if you were to find out that you are fundamentally, at your core, a deeply good and capable human. What if love and acceptance for self and others were your status quo? We will explore aspects of yourself that may be difficult to love and accept, to help you better understand why you are repeating patterns that are harming you or the people around you, and to find a place where you can safely express all of who you are.
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F.L.O.W.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCHt, RYT
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
We specialize in working with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, recovery from addiction, grief and trauma.
F.L.O.W. is a wellness center emphasizing a whole-person, integrative approach. Our team of Clinical Therapists, Practitioners, and Instructors is here to support you--physically, mentally, and emotionally-- as you take steps on your journey to transformation. We believe you are best served holistically; therefore, you can choose from mental health counseling, functional nutrition, or yoga, to name a few of our services.  We offer these services virtually and in our comfortable, home-like wellness center so you can work on creating your best life in whatever environment you prefer.
We specialize in working with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, recovery from addiction, grief and trauma.
F.L.O.W. is a wellness center emphasizing a whole-person, integrative approach. Our team of Clinical Therapists, Practitioners, and Instructors is here to support you--physically, mentally, and emotionally-- as you take steps on your journey to transformation. We believe you are best served holistically; therefore, you can choose from mental health counseling, functional nutrition, or yoga, to name a few of our services.  We offer these services virtually and in our comfortable, home-like wellness center so you can work on creating your best life in whatever environment you prefer.
(215) 769-9770 View (215) 769-9770
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Jill Comins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
The decision to seek therapy is unique and personal to each one of us. Whether you're seeking help for a specific life event or looking to understand ongoing struggles, I'm here to offer a supportive and a judgment-free space for you to show up, just as you are, as you begin your process of personal healing and growth. I work with clients with a wide array of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and those struggling with substance abuse. We will work together to understand how personal experiences have shaped your present-day reality, including beliefs about yourself and how you engage in the world.
The decision to seek therapy is unique and personal to each one of us. Whether you're seeking help for a specific life event or looking to understand ongoing struggles, I'm here to offer a supportive and a judgment-free space for you to show up, just as you are, as you begin your process of personal healing and growth. I work with clients with a wide array of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and those struggling with substance abuse. We will work together to understand how personal experiences have shaped your present-day reality, including beliefs about yourself and how you engage in the world.
(267) 612-3025 View (267) 612-3025
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Amy Parkinson (Wells) Seader
Psychologist, RN, PsyD
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
We specialize in the evaluation & treatment of trauma, the addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
If you’re reading this, chances are you are looking for a better way of coping with stress. Stress makes problems worse, is unavoidable, and our reaction to feeling stressed/ overwhelmed can create more stress. I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and registered nurse, and would be happy to work with you and help sort it all out. Our direct phone number is (215) 885-8045.
We specialize in the evaluation & treatment of trauma, the addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
If you’re reading this, chances are you are looking for a better way of coping with stress. Stress makes problems worse, is unavoidable, and our reaction to feeling stressed/ overwhelmed can create more stress. I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and registered nurse, and would be happy to work with you and help sort it all out. Our direct phone number is (215) 885-8045.
(215) 995-3021 View (215) 995-3021
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Theresa Onorato Lpc Certified Trauma Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MACP, SAC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
Everyone is Deserving of Help. The question isn't "What's wrong with you?" but "What's happened to you?" Theresa is a Certified Trauma Specialist who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. She will guide you in discovering insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Her goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. After receiving a Master’s degree in Psychology, she received her trauma certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy from the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Everyone is Deserving of Help. The question isn't "What's wrong with you?" but "What's happened to you?" Theresa is a Certified Trauma Specialist who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. She will guide you in discovering insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Her goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. After receiving a Master’s degree in Psychology, she received her trauma certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy from the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
(267) 953-8761 View (267) 953-8761
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Rowan Gillian Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
anxiety, domestic violence, OCD, infidelity, anger management, ADHD, rape, stress management, moral injury with Veterans, divorce, co-parenting, singleness, adult/parent child relationship issues, cross cultural issues, PTSD and boundary issues.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards achieving your full potential. My name is Rowan Moore and I have over 18 years of clinical experience in in-patient, partial day programs and outpatient settings. My experience with individual, family and marital therapy can be an asset to you. I provide online and phone counseling if you are unable to come to the office.
anxiety, domestic violence, OCD, infidelity, anger management, ADHD, rape, stress management, moral injury with Veterans, divorce, co-parenting, singleness, adult/parent child relationship issues, cross cultural issues, PTSD and boundary issues.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards achieving your full potential. My name is Rowan Moore and I have over 18 years of clinical experience in in-patient, partial day programs and outpatient settings. My experience with individual, family and marital therapy can be an asset to you. I provide online and phone counseling if you are unable to come to the office.
(267) 314-8151 View (267) 314-8151
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Sophie Foster Fink
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
I am level I certified in Attachment Focused Family Therapy and have specific experience and training in Trauma Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Philadelphia area. I see therapy as a collaborative effort focused on helping you find balance, insight, and ease both inside and out. Whether you are facing relationship issues, stressful life circumstances, or processing the aftermath of upsetting experiences, I hope to provide a space that is both judgment free and healing.
I am level I certified in Attachment Focused Family Therapy and have specific experience and training in Trauma Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Philadelphia area. I see therapy as a collaborative effort focused on helping you find balance, insight, and ease both inside and out. Whether you are facing relationship issues, stressful life circumstances, or processing the aftermath of upsetting experiences, I hope to provide a space that is both judgment free and healing.
(267) 733-6409 View (267) 733-6409
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Elissa Lewin
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
Not accepting new clients
My areas of specialty include relationships, caregiving issues, trauma, depression, and making life changes.
I believe that the decision to begin therapy is one of strength and courage and that therapy can create life-long change. We'll work as a team to examine the connections between you, your relationships, and the world at large to help you understand how your current patterns developed and what you'd like to change. My approach to therapy is both supportive and challenging. I will help you to break the patterns that are holding you back and start living the life you want for yourself.
My areas of specialty include relationships, caregiving issues, trauma, depression, and making life changes.
I believe that the decision to begin therapy is one of strength and courage and that therapy can create life-long change. We'll work as a team to examine the connections between you, your relationships, and the world at large to help you understand how your current patterns developed and what you'd like to change. My approach to therapy is both supportive and challenging. I will help you to break the patterns that are holding you back and start living the life you want for yourself.
(215) 987-4066 View (215) 987-4066
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Certified Brainspotting - Elizabeth Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MTBC, MA, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
Elizabeth specializes in helping people with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, OCD, panic, C/PTSD and Dissociative Disorders due to childhood and adult traumatic experiences of bullying, neglect and abuse by a trusted or inescapable person, sexual and physical abuses, verbal, mental, cognitive and emotional abuses, financial control, food control, coercive control, deceit, deception and gaslighting, guilt trips, professional obstruction, and chronic micro aggressions of public humiliations, and 'teasing'.
Elizabeth specializes in helping people with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, OCD, panic, C/PTSD and Dissociative Disorders due to childhood and adult traumatic experiences of bullying, neglect and abuse by a trusted or inescapable person, sexual and physical abuses, verbal, mental, cognitive and emotional abuses, financial control, food control, coercive control, deceit, deception and gaslighting, guilt trips, professional obstruction, and chronic micro aggressions of public humiliations, and 'teasing'.
(267) 633-8431 View (267) 633-8431
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Life's Metamorphosis LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
Life is full of many twists and turns! It presents a number of challenges that can make it hard to cope with life's unanticipated changes. Even though this may be true, it does not need to leave you stuck with a life void of functioning in the way you want! Hello, my name is Heather Wardlaw and I am a consummate professional who is excited to be in service to you at Life’s Metamorphosis LLC! With more than 20 years of experience, I am a current Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor with a certificate in Trauma Studies from Arcadia University.
Life is full of many twists and turns! It presents a number of challenges that can make it hard to cope with life's unanticipated changes. Even though this may be true, it does not need to leave you stuck with a life void of functioning in the way you want! Hello, my name is Heather Wardlaw and I am a consummate professional who is excited to be in service to you at Life’s Metamorphosis LLC! With more than 20 years of experience, I am a current Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor with a certificate in Trauma Studies from Arcadia University.
(267) 360-7749 View (267) 360-7749
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Marquita Bolden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
I hold space for adults who are healing from childhood trauma, racial trauma, and gendered trauma. Trauma means that you've faced deeply stressful events that have left significant physical, emotional, or spiritual scars. Each person's encounter with trauma is unique, but universally, the body becomes an alarm system, indicating when a traumatic event has occurred. Trauma can disrupt your sleep and hijack your thought processes, often anchoring you in a state of constant fear or anger. Together, we'll embark on a journey to discover strategies that ground your body and help you regain a a sense of safety.
I hold space for adults who are healing from childhood trauma, racial trauma, and gendered trauma. Trauma means that you've faced deeply stressful events that have left significant physical, emotional, or spiritual scars. Each person's encounter with trauma is unique, but universally, the body becomes an alarm system, indicating when a traumatic event has occurred. Trauma can disrupt your sleep and hijack your thought processes, often anchoring you in a state of constant fear or anger. Together, we'll embark on a journey to discover strategies that ground your body and help you regain a a sense of safety.
(267) 772-5776 View (267) 772-5776
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Laura Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
Waitlist for new clients
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
(267) 282-3106 View (267) 282-3106
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Cassandra (Casey) Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can come at you with full force leaving you feeling lost and alone. Living in a world with such high expectations can leave you questioning your thoughts, mind, and body. I want you to know that I hear you, I see you, and you are not alone. The pain of trauma(s), grief, and loss have made you question the meaning of your life and how you can move forward. Years of body-shame and disordered eating have left you feeling disconnected with yourself and the world. You feel defeated with the heavy burdens you have carried throughout your life.
Life can come at you with full force leaving you feeling lost and alone. Living in a world with such high expectations can leave you questioning your thoughts, mind, and body. I want you to know that I hear you, I see you, and you are not alone. The pain of trauma(s), grief, and loss have made you question the meaning of your life and how you can move forward. Years of body-shame and disordered eating have left you feeling disconnected with yourself and the world. You feel defeated with the heavy burdens you have carried throughout your life.
(267) 263-7843 View (267) 263-7843
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Rik Fire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
CPT Certified (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD & Post-Traumatic Bereavement); Gender & Sexuality Specialist; Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher; Reiki Master; Ordained Interfaith Minister; Advanced Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
Rik Fire (aka Manjot Singh Khalsa) is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client's individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Montgomery County, PA & Radikal Healing Suite Asbury Park, NJ are healing centers that provide opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.
CPT Certified (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD & Post-Traumatic Bereavement); Gender & Sexuality Specialist; Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher; Reiki Master; Ordained Interfaith Minister; Advanced Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
Rik Fire (aka Manjot Singh Khalsa) is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client's individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Montgomery County, PA & Radikal Healing Suite Asbury Park, NJ are healing centers that provide opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.
(267) 793-0711 View (267) 793-0711
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Nichole M Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
I am a trauma therapist with 10 years experience. I can help you learn how to cope with the pain, confusion, anxiety, fear, anger and depression people with trauma often experience. You may not be sure how to resolve trauma and PTSD or where to start. Sometimes when we’ve been through difficult experiences, life becomes so overwhelming that we need help figuring it all out. I can help. I can help through support, education about trauma, and meaningful treatment that helps you feel better.
I am a trauma therapist with 10 years experience. I can help you learn how to cope with the pain, confusion, anxiety, fear, anger and depression people with trauma often experience. You may not be sure how to resolve trauma and PTSD or where to start. Sometimes when we’ve been through difficult experiences, life becomes so overwhelming that we need help figuring it all out. I can help. I can help through support, education about trauma, and meaningful treatment that helps you feel better.
(267) 517-8308 View (267) 517-8308
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La-Keya Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abington, PA 19001
Instilling hope and resilience through treatment is a hallmark of our work in this sacred space! As a LGBTQ cis woman of color, I have both lived & clinical experience that attest to the importance of using a culturally-centered & trauma-informed approach that gives my clients the space to heal, no matter their background. My priority is to allow my clients the space to learn to go through their healing journey on their own terms, and hold space for them when the journey feels insurmountable. I believe that connecting to one's human-ness allows an empowering platform that allows clients to reach their full potential.
Instilling hope and resilience through treatment is a hallmark of our work in this sacred space! As a LGBTQ cis woman of color, I have both lived & clinical experience that attest to the importance of using a culturally-centered & trauma-informed approach that gives my clients the space to heal, no matter their background. My priority is to allow my clients the space to learn to go through their healing journey on their own terms, and hold space for them when the journey feels insurmountable. I believe that connecting to one's human-ness allows an empowering platform that allows clients to reach their full potential.
(346) 523-6777 View (346) 523-6777
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Su Siegelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Abington, PA 19001
Are you a trauma survivor? Someone with a ‘difference that makes a difference’ (via age, gender, faith, neuro-diversity, physical disability, emotional intensity, or intelligence level)? Someone whose life is particularly complicated? You are welcome here!.
There are SO MANY therapists. Why come to me? Come to me if traditional talk therapy hasn’t worked for you. IFS (Internal Family Systems therapy) is a game-changer. As an experienced level 2 trained IFS therapist, I can guide you into a mildly altered state in which you will connect to and heal parts of yourself that are out of balance.
Are you a trauma survivor? Someone with a ‘difference that makes a difference’ (via age, gender, faith, neuro-diversity, physical disability, emotional intensity, or intelligence level)? Someone whose life is particularly complicated? You are welcome here!.
There are SO MANY therapists. Why come to me? Come to me if traditional talk therapy hasn’t worked for you. IFS (Internal Family Systems therapy) is a game-changer. As an experienced level 2 trained IFS therapist, I can guide you into a mildly altered state in which you will connect to and heal parts of yourself that are out of balance.
(267) 202-0960 View (267) 202-0960
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.