Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Blue Bell, PA

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Laurie Kennedy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, grief and trauma .
A sense of wellbeing is the outcome of psychotherapy. This is a journey that we take together. There is no magic way to reach wellbeing. Your wellbeing will be reached through the act of self reflection , establishing appropriate interpersonal boundaries, exploring and resolving grief from loss, increasing effective communication skills, learning problem resolution tools, creating realistic expectations of one's self and others, creating self preservation activities and resolving prior hurts that negatively affect your present life. All of these therapeutic gains are within the reach of the client in my psychotherapy office.
(215) 607-8371
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Ashley D. Slade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, R-DMT, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My clinical lens is trauma informed – understanding that things happen to people, always believing your life narratives and recognizing that though there are steps to recovery, it isn’t easy.
You are the expert on your own life. Many believe that going to therapy is about someone else giving you the answers, but the truth is, therapy is all about someone coming alongside of you with support and encouragement so that you, the expert, can achieve the goals you want for your life. Therapy works because you choose it! My name is Ashley Slade and I am here to partner with you. As an eclectic/integrative therapist, I utilize many skills and techniques to advocate for you as an individual and for the situations that are present in your life.
(267) 214-1279
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Judy Kurtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Judy helps individuals overcome their obstacles by focusing on their strengths and helps them create a personal path to reach their goals. She has a certification in trauma and telebehavioral health. She understand the whole person and will help identify any resources that might be needed. Judy specifically has experience working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship and family issues. Judy received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and has several years of experience working with children, families and seniors.
(215) 486-0725
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Lisa Hallahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have helped clients who have experienced various forms of trauma , loss, addiction and mental illness.
Working together to find healing for your pain, I offer support and the tools you need to cope with life; whether in crisis or experiencing everyday stress. Your goals are of utmost importance and I want to help you find happiness and healthy ways to handle life's challenges. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults and am honored to hear your life story. I want to be on this journey with you to help you find your inner strength that is within each of us. My specialties include working with trauma , addiction, depression, anxiety and co-occurring issues.
(484) 214-2652
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Shoshana Wortman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Empathic guidance towards growth and change. I am a compassionate and skilled psychologist specializing in child and family therapy, trauma recovery and infertility, voted one of Best Child Therapists by Mainline Parent Magazine in 2016. Together we will address your struggles as an individual or as a parent, building on your strengths, improving your understanding, and discovering better ways to cope. I am able to connect with you and/or your child through talking, as well as using play or art therapy strategies. Together, we peel back the layers of thoughts and feelings, and identify ways to explore, cope, communicate, and heal.
(267) 481-7729
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Ann Gordon
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Social Worker and have worked in both healthcare and mental health settings with a variety of client populations across the lifespan. I am passionate about helping clients that suffer from trauma , grief/loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and women’s issues. I know that therapy can be scary so it is important for me to create a comfortable space where we can build trust and work together to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathic and compassionate space.
(484) 789-5869
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Caroline Welty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Ms. Welty received her MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. With over 15 years in the field, she specializes in trauma therapy, substance use disorders, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, PTSD , anxiety, and mood disorders. Ms. Welty works with adults (18+), couples, families, and groups. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Welty is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She uses CBT, REBT, 12-Step, solution-focused, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities.
(215) 767-7096
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Justyna Mar
Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
My passion for helping and empowering others shines through my connection to clients. I focus on the individual client, as well as couples. I believe that a strong and safe therapeutic relationship built on trust is essential. I am here for you. Anxiety, trauma and depression can be debilitating and difficult to process. I focus on the mind-body connection, and learning how to manage emotional responses to life and its stressors. Promoting healthy self-esteem, improving relationships and communication skills, are also fundamental in the healing process. I am fully trained in EMDR, and Gottman Method for couples.
(610) 510-2002
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Michele Saffier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
My interest is in helping those who have traumatized or been traumatized by betrayal to understand, integrate the trauma and reclaim their mental wellness,I endeavor to guide couples into healing and reconciliation.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex addiction therapist as well as Level 3 EMDR practitioner. I have been been practicing for over 25 years. I have specialized in infidelity, chronic infidelity, betrayal trauma and sexual addiction treatment since 1996 with a particular interest in working with partners. I develop partners programs utilizing the trauma model which views the partner as a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My private practice office is Blue Bell, Pennsylvania where I conduct groups, individual, couples and family therapy for sexual compulsion, partners and their families.
(215) 600-4764
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Council for Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CST, AAMFT-A, Supervi
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Passionate about the benefits of positive attachment as demonstrated in Emotionally-Focused Therapy and is skilled in helping adults repair and enhance their relationships, separation/divorce and co-parenting, infidelity/affairs, and mind-body oriented approaches to healing attachment injuries and trauma .
Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW. LMFT, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT-certified Sex Therapist for the Council for Relationships, a well-respected not-for-profit counseling organization that offers expertise in individual and couple relationship and intimacy issues and offers a sliding fee scale. I am a therapist with more than 20+ years of experience working with individuals and couples in the suburban offices of Blue Bell, Pa. Montgomery County outside Philadelphia, Pa.
(267) 999-9977 x7039
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Laura L Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
I have a strong background in family systems, relationships & conflict negotiation, depression & anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, PTSD & other traumas, codependency & attachment issues.
I have a wide range of counseling experience in the mental health & addictions fields working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple & group settings. I have worked closely with people of various races, backgrounds & ethnicities. I have extensive experience providing solution focused therapy, reality therapy, interpersonal therapy & cognitive-behavioral therapies. I have a background in teaching & understand everyone learns differently. With this said, I do not take one particular approach to therapy and feel feedback is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
(484) 626-5119
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Emily DeMalto
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with trauma , eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, life transitions, and personality disorders.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
(215) 201-4268
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Chelsea E DiMarco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This has included sexual, physical, and emotional trauma , as well as, grief and loss.
Are you or a loved one feeling overwhelmed? Are you/they struggling to make sense of and/or manage emotions? Emotions are natural, but like anything they can get in the way of you living your best life. I assist my clients in understanding and managing their emotions, using their natural strengths. In addition, I also take a culturally sensitive approach. I find that this often provides incite into the different struggles my clients may be facing, and has an impact on the different solutions to those struggles. I have been trained to be sensitive to the nuances in cultures, and rather than try to change them, I work with them.
(267) 327-4858
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Nicole Busch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with couples, children and their families with a focus on attachment injuries, family systems and trauma .
I believe nothing is more important than an individual’s story. Your story, and the relationships it consists of, have a deep impact on your life and make up who you are, and who you become. I believe this is true for every individual, young and old. My experience as a trauma therapist has shown me the resilience of human beings and how meaningful their stories are. Through mutual trust, understanding, and the processing of your emotional experiences, we will begin to see change and embark on a pathway to healing that is comfortable and effective for you.
(215) 234-1318
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Jennifer Stout-Middlecamp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have a foundation in humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies, I am trained in motivational interviewing, and have a specialty in dialectical behavior therapy. I treat mood and anxiety disorders, the impact of trauma , and co-occurring addictive problems. I also help with problems in self-perception, identity, and esteem. Specialty populations include essential workers, professionals maintaining wellness, balance, and recovery, perfectionism, and persons facing difficulties resulting from the impact of chronic bullying, feelings of emptiness, and/or feelings of purposelessness.
(215) 918-4512
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Courtney Gable
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LAC-NJ, CYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My inclusive work focuses on: Helping people to feel safe, and to feel seen and valued for who they are, wherever they are; those struggling with trauma , chronic pain, grief and loss, PTSD , depression and anxiety; phobias, racing thoughts, crossroads and upheaval; as well as Body Image, with a specific focus on Body Neutrality and Health At Every Size (HAES) – all with mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.
(610) 994-0610
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Samantha Dunnum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I’ve worked with ages 4-18, as well as adults. I have experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, parents, and families dealing with a wide range of challenges including the impacts of generational trauma , parent-child relational challenges, and relational difficulties. I’ve also worked with a wide range of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, autism, adjustment disorders, PTSD , personality disorders and mood disorders.
(215) 607-2408
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Michael Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A particular area of interest and expensive study has been on trauma and its effects on a person’s daily functioning.
The first time that I sat with a prisoner who shared with me his troubled story, I knew that as an undergraduate psychology major this would be my life’s call. I continued my education, obtaining a Master in Social Work with the clinical licensure, and on to a doctorate in clinical social work. All the while, I engaged in work in a residential treatment center, in high schools, in a university, and in outpatient and inpatient behavioral health programs. My internships and volunteer positions have ranged from probation/parole work, counseling for first responders, work with gang members and a private practice.
(215) 607-7873
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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Heather Gregan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in Adolescent treatment and Women's trauma . I have been working in mental health and addictions with adolescents and adults for over twelve years. I have experience in outpatient and residential settings and I'm skilled to work with complex issues. When someone asks me what I do, I have a difficult time boiling it down. More recently, I've come to realize that I help individuals and families in crisis. I work with the whole family, either in or out of my office and I help clients address core issues standing in the way of health, success and happiness.
(609) 336-2608
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Jennifer McCarron LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
With such uncertain times, every individual and relationship is struggling with the most basic tasks of day-to-day living. This collective trauma has re-triggered past traumas in addition to increasing anxieties, mood issues, sleep problems, and a strong sense of unease. Individuals, as well as couples, are looking to go from surviving to thriving in this “new normal.” I can help you with this leap towards a more satisfying life. I teach skills and give tools to individuals/ couples, allowing for a greater sense of peace and fulfillment with their lives.
(215) 804-9939
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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.