Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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Pamela Desai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I have extensive clinical experience with issues relating to trauma and complex trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, stress, relational struggles, and parenting.
Individual Therapy provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It can be a challenge to find a therapist who understands the deeper parts of you, your story, and your life. You want someone who can be supportive yet directive. In our work together I will provide a safe space for exploration and growth.
I have extensive clinical experience with issues relating to trauma and complex trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, stress, relational struggles, and parenting.
Individual Therapy provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It can be a challenge to find a therapist who understands the deeper parts of you, your story, and your life. You want someone who can be supportive yet directive. In our work together I will provide a safe space for exploration and growth.
(484) 214-2829 View (484) 214-2829
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Camille Koenig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Safe Space Therapy. In an atmosphere of safety and trust, I support clients develop insight into their internal experiences and build the skills to support them in navigating their lives. My goal is to help clients create a new meaning of themselves and their experiences that comes from a place of strength and acceptance. I work primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults and specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, identity development and life transitions. I speak English and French and enjoy working expats and first- and second-generation immigrants.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Safe Space Therapy. In an atmosphere of safety and trust, I support clients develop insight into their internal experiences and build the skills to support them in navigating their lives. My goal is to help clients create a new meaning of themselves and their experiences that comes from a place of strength and acceptance. I work primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults and specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, identity development and life transitions. I speak English and French and enjoy working expats and first- and second-generation immigrants.
(484) 359-0401 View (484) 359-0401
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Kurt Ebert, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Do you feel like life is not worth living? Have you lost a loved one and see no happiness without them? It can happen with death, suicide, or divorce. Do you feel like a failure, ashamed of yourself and are angry with yourself because you cannot change? Do you feel that you are not like others and can do nothing about it? You are likely depressed. Have you suffered a trauma - rape, auto accident, military incident and relive the horror? Are you anxious and constantly afraid? You may have PTSD. Call for a free consultation.
Do you feel like life is not worth living? Have you lost a loved one and see no happiness without them? It can happen with death, suicide, or divorce. Do you feel like a failure, ashamed of yourself and are angry with yourself because you cannot change? Do you feel that you are not like others and can do nothing about it? You are likely depressed. Have you suffered a trauma - rape, auto accident, military incident and relive the horror? Are you anxious and constantly afraid? You may have PTSD. Call for a free consultation.
(610) 624-6881 View (610) 624-6881
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Brad Bernstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I have specialized training in Prolonged exposure to address trauma related issues and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
I work with clients by utilizing their strengths in order to find solutions to their emotional and behavioral concerns. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral techniques that are individualized to your needs and focusing on a collaborative relationship we will work together to improve your ability to cope with life's stressors. We will identify the negative thought patterns that interfere with your ability to reach your maximum potential by learning more adaptive thought patterns that don't interfere with what you hope to accomplish.
I have specialized training in Prolonged exposure to address trauma related issues and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
I work with clients by utilizing their strengths in order to find solutions to their emotional and behavioral concerns. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral techniques that are individualized to your needs and focusing on a collaborative relationship we will work together to improve your ability to cope with life's stressors. We will identify the negative thought patterns that interfere with your ability to reach your maximum potential by learning more adaptive thought patterns that don't interfere with what you hope to accomplish.
(484) 494-2759 View (484) 494-2759
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Yona Davidson
Psychologist, PhD, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Dr. Davidson is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania. His training in psychology focused on identity, addiction, & trauma at Harvard University (Masters, 2014) & Temple University (Ph.D., 2019). He specializes in couples/family therapy & the treatment of addiction & trauma.
Dr. Davidson is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania. His training in psychology focused on identity, addiction, & trauma at Harvard University (Masters, 2014) & Temple University (Ph.D., 2019). He specializes in couples/family therapy & the treatment of addiction & trauma.
(215) 337-2999 View (215) 337-2999
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Williametta Simmons
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I am also passionate about working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma (e.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Having someone to talk to in a safe and confidential environment may help. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of behavioral health experience. I work from a holistic approach that integrates various aspects of healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and client, in an effort to achieve optimal wellness and sustainable growth.
I am also passionate about working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma (e.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Having someone to talk to in a safe and confidential environment may help. I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of behavioral health experience. I work from a holistic approach that integrates various aspects of healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and client, in an effort to achieve optimal wellness and sustainable growth.
(267) 544-1053 View (267) 544-1053
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Gary Ames
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I love my approach to brain wave training with neurofeedback. It is broadly effective at producing substantial results in your life that are enduring. Most often I see people with anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, migraine, PTSD, addictions, bipolar and autism. I believe that most people with psychological issues have brain wave activity that is either over-aroused or under-aroused. That is, either too much or too little brain wave activity in either the fast or slow frequencies. Mental problems are a timing issue in the brain. These timing issues can be corrected by practicing a better way to function.
I love my approach to brain wave training with neurofeedback. It is broadly effective at producing substantial results in your life that are enduring. Most often I see people with anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, migraine, PTSD, addictions, bipolar and autism. I believe that most people with psychological issues have brain wave activity that is either over-aroused or under-aroused. That is, either too much or too little brain wave activity in either the fast or slow frequencies. Mental problems are a timing issue in the brain. These timing issues can be corrected by practicing a better way to function.
(610) 546-2154 View (610) 546-2154
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Dr Sarah Ullman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
When someone is impacted by trauma, it can seem impossible to self-regulate feelings.
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
When someone is impacted by trauma, it can seem impossible to self-regulate feelings.
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
(484) 469-9632 View (484) 469-9632
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Susan Frager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
We often encounter roadblocks in our lives that make it difficult to move forward. If you are feeling an overwhelming sense of anxiety, struggling with past trauma, having trouble making decisions, or feeling depressed much of the time, I am available to help you. I have had the opportunity to work with all types of clients, helping them bring about change and understanding in their lives. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as EMDR, and feel confident in the effectiveness in these and other treatments to reduce/eliminate many different types of symptoms.
We often encounter roadblocks in our lives that make it difficult to move forward. If you are feeling an overwhelming sense of anxiety, struggling with past trauma, having trouble making decisions, or feeling depressed much of the time, I am available to help you. I have had the opportunity to work with all types of clients, helping them bring about change and understanding in their lives. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as EMDR, and feel confident in the effectiveness in these and other treatments to reduce/eliminate many different types of symptoms.
(610) 247-7246 View (610) 247-7246
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Qianna S Snooks
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Currently, I serve individuals who’re struggling with depression, trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, work/life balance, cultural diversity-related concerns, and adjustment.
One of the most powerful experiences that a person can have is sitting across from another human being and feeling understood. I approach therapy with a multicultural lens, cognizant of the fact that every person is an individual that has been shaped by their own cultural backdrop (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, spiritual path, etc.). I emphasize the role of the client as the expert on their world; and therapy as a collaboration. Through this collaboration and my understanding of the client as an individual within larger intersecting systems (e.g., family, school), I strive to effect positive therapeutic outcomes.
Currently, I serve individuals who’re struggling with depression, trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, work/life balance, cultural diversity-related concerns, and adjustment.
One of the most powerful experiences that a person can have is sitting across from another human being and feeling understood. I approach therapy with a multicultural lens, cognizant of the fact that every person is an individual that has been shaped by their own cultural backdrop (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, spiritual path, etc.). I emphasize the role of the client as the expert on their world; and therapy as a collaboration. Through this collaboration and my understanding of the client as an individual within larger intersecting systems (e.g., family, school), I strive to effect positive therapeutic outcomes.
(484) 559-6092 View (484) 559-6092
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Terry Sturmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Welcome to my practice - Passion Flowers LLC! Are you struggling? Unsure of what you are feeling? Afraid to reach out? Feeling isolated and alone? I applaud your courage and strength as you search for a path to wellness and wellbeing. My clients face deeply personal losses and traumas, recent or in the past. I understand their feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, and sadness. I offer my clients a variety of healing techniques that include talk and trauma focused therapies, guided imagery and parts work. Together, we work to heal and resolve problems and challenges with new skills and abilities.
Welcome to my practice - Passion Flowers LLC! Are you struggling? Unsure of what you are feeling? Afraid to reach out? Feeling isolated and alone? I applaud your courage and strength as you search for a path to wellness and wellbeing. My clients face deeply personal losses and traumas, recent or in the past. I understand their feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, and sadness. I offer my clients a variety of healing techniques that include talk and trauma focused therapies, guided imagery and parts work. Together, we work to heal and resolve problems and challenges with new skills and abilities.
(610) 686-7772 View (610) 686-7772
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Erin Etzel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
As a trauma-informed health psychologist, I appreciate the connection between past experiences of trauma and invalidation and one's mental and physical health outcomes later in life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with people whose physical health conditions impact their mood, sleep, daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or sleep disorders, as well as military veterans and trauma survivors. My ideal client is someone struggling in their experience of chronic physical illness and/or trauma survivorship who is looking for support and skills to help them live a more fulfilling life.
As a trauma-informed health psychologist, I appreciate the connection between past experiences of trauma and invalidation and one's mental and physical health outcomes later in life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with people whose physical health conditions impact their mood, sleep, daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or sleep disorders, as well as military veterans and trauma survivors. My ideal client is someone struggling in their experience of chronic physical illness and/or trauma survivorship who is looking for support and skills to help them live a more fulfilling life.
(410) 618-0933 View (410) 618-0933
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David Jonathan Nyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Within each one of us is an inner child that holds the many hurts of our life. To survive this world, we hide the child away, building strong brick walls, preventing the child from emerging. Sometimes we use our “busyness” to ignore the cries of the child behind the barricades. Or we turn to anger, addiction and numbness to drown out the deafening cries. In our moments of brokenness, we stop and wonder, “Is this how I will have to live the rest of my life?” Trauma touches us all in different ways. The role of a therapist is to guide you through the pain and hurt so you can live a life of intention, meaning and inner peace.
Within each one of us is an inner child that holds the many hurts of our life. To survive this world, we hide the child away, building strong brick walls, preventing the child from emerging. Sometimes we use our “busyness” to ignore the cries of the child behind the barricades. Or we turn to anger, addiction and numbness to drown out the deafening cries. In our moments of brokenness, we stop and wonder, “Is this how I will have to live the rest of my life?” Trauma touches us all in different ways. The role of a therapist is to guide you through the pain and hurt so you can live a life of intention, meaning and inner peace.
(347) 609-7163 View (347) 609-7163
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Therapy for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
In our sessions, you will find freedom from your anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma or eating disorder.
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
In our sessions, you will find freedom from your anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma or eating disorder.
Does any of this sound like you? You're exhausted, anxious and stuck. Life feels overwhelming and no matter what you do, you don't feel good enough. It feels like everyone except you has it "together". Maybe you have all you wanted on paper but it you don't feel fulfilled. You beat yourself up, drink too much or are stuck in the cycle of trying the newest Tiktok welllness trend, hoping this will make you feel better. It's not working and you wonder if you will ever feel happy and content. It's time for a change.
(215) 608-3540 View (215) 608-3540
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Dr. Elanah D. Naftali
Marriage & Family Therapist, DrPH, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
When anxiety and depression run wild, our relationships suffer and self confidence is eroded. I help Individuals restore wholeness and safety; especially after a trauma from long ago, or just yesterday. I also work with individuals longing for deeper connection and joy in their personal and work relationships. I blend body-based approaches, mindfulness and hypnotherapy to offer tangible tools for staying healthy and grounded; especially when life's running us and lacks vitality.
When anxiety and depression run wild, our relationships suffer and self confidence is eroded. I help Individuals restore wholeness and safety; especially after a trauma from long ago, or just yesterday. I also work with individuals longing for deeper connection and joy in their personal and work relationships. I blend body-based approaches, mindfulness and hypnotherapy to offer tangible tools for staying healthy and grounded; especially when life's running us and lacks vitality.
(215) 498-6360 View (215) 498-6360
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Sari Fleischman, PsyD, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I particularly like working with young adults, individuals who have experienced trauma, and folks interested in exploring relationship patterns.
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may come to therapy to deal with a specific struggle, such as anxiety or depression, while others initiate therapy during a difficult life transition. Even positive transitions, such as getting a new job or starting a new relationship can be stressful. Together, we will merge our resources to address these challenges in a safe environment by exploring patterns, processing events from the past, and creating plans for change in the future.
I particularly like working with young adults, individuals who have experienced trauma, and folks interested in exploring relationship patterns.
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may come to therapy to deal with a specific struggle, such as anxiety or depression, while others initiate therapy during a difficult life transition. Even positive transitions, such as getting a new job or starting a new relationship can be stressful. Together, we will merge our resources to address these challenges in a safe environment by exploring patterns, processing events from the past, and creating plans for change in the future.
(484) 938-1307 View (484) 938-1307
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Robia Smith-Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
My ideal client is an individual who is motivated to improve their overall quality of life. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and disordered eating. I believe that a good rapport is key in treatment of these issues and aim to build a positive working therapeutic relationship.
My ideal client is an individual who is motivated to improve their overall quality of life. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with trauma and PTSD, substance abuse and disordered eating. I believe that a good rapport is key in treatment of these issues and aim to build a positive working therapeutic relationship.
(301) 880-4050 View (301) 880-4050
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Barbara Eve Breitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I am a trauma-informed therapist, who understands that traumatic memory lives in the body.
There are times when we know we need a thoughtful, compassionate and skillful listener to help us sort things out. I have helped many people move through life transitions and losses with resilience; resolve relationship problems and discern new directions for work, school and creative expression.
I am a trauma-informed therapist, who understands that traumatic memory lives in the body.
There are times when we know we need a thoughtful, compassionate and skillful listener to help us sort things out. I have helped many people move through life transitions and losses with resilience; resolve relationship problems and discern new directions for work, school and creative expression.
(215) 600-4723 View (215) 600-4723
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Irene Feigin
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems: Anxiety and Panic, depression, grief and Loss, emotional trauma stress reduction, women's issues,uprooting and migration, transition, children and adolescents behavior and emotional difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems: Anxiety and Panic, depression, grief and Loss, emotional trauma stress reduction, women's issues,uprooting and migration, transition, children and adolescents behavior and emotional difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
(215) 874-7287 View (215) 874-7287
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Robin Axelrod Sabag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
As a therapist, I value and create a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment for individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues. I realize that coming to see a therapist and opening up is an act of trust and not always easy. In your work with me, I hope you will feel accepted and understood and experience our work as an ongoing process that we co-create. If we work together, you can expect to gain a better understanding of yourself and of meaningful people in your life. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, moodiness, trauma, and addiction.
As a therapist, I value and create a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment for individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues. I realize that coming to see a therapist and opening up is an act of trust and not always easy. In your work with me, I hope you will feel accepted and understood and experience our work as an ongoing process that we co-create. If we work together, you can expect to gain a better understanding of yourself and of meaningful people in your life. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, moodiness, trauma, and addiction.
(215) 995-1199 View (215) 995-1199

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.