Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Darby, PA

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Danielle Bills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Pennsylvania. I am based in Chester County and have worked in the area for over a decade. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life and, although we all have differences, one thing that connects us is our need to feel supported and heard while going through periods of change and transition. As a psychotherapist my specialties include anxiety and depressive disorders, healing from trauma/ PTSD including working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and women’s health with a focus on perinatal and maternal mental health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy in Pennsylvania. I am based in Chester County and have worked in the area for over a decade. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life and, although we all have differences, one thing that connects us is our need to feel supported and heard while going through periods of change and transition. As a psychotherapist my specialties include anxiety and depressive disorders, healing from trauma/ PTSD including working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and women’s health with a focus on perinatal and maternal mental health.
(484) 291-5566 View (484) 291-5566
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Amy Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I specialize in two evidenced based trauma models as well as anger management, behavioral interventions for children and youth, evidenced-based parenting support, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral techniques and traumatic grief therapy.
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor from Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with people in each stage of the lifespan. I have experience working with children and teens who are at risk as well as their parents/caregivers and the family unit as a whole. I also specialize in trauma informed care for people of all ages. I look forward to meeting you where you are and walking a bit of your journey with you.
I specialize in two evidenced based trauma models as well as anger management, behavioral interventions for children and youth, evidenced-based parenting support, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral techniques and traumatic grief therapy.
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor from Pennsylvania. I enjoy working with people in each stage of the lifespan. I have experience working with children and teens who are at risk as well as their parents/caregivers and the family unit as a whole. I also specialize in trauma informed care for people of all ages. I look forward to meeting you where you are and walking a bit of your journey with you.
(484) 372-4105 View (484) 372-4105
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Nicole Shnyder
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed both mentally and physically? Are you not sure what the feelings that you're having are, why you are having them, or don't know how to cope with them? I currently help adolescents, and young adults learn about anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I would love to also branch out and work with adults as well as the current population I work with, but just haven't got the chance yet! I also help clients identify where these uncomfortable feelings could be coming from and ways that they can manage those feelings to be able to increase their quality of life.
Do you feel overwhelmed both mentally and physically? Are you not sure what the feelings that you're having are, why you are having them, or don't know how to cope with them? I currently help adolescents, and young adults learn about anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I would love to also branch out and work with adults as well as the current population I work with, but just haven't got the chance yet! I also help clients identify where these uncomfortable feelings could be coming from and ways that they can manage those feelings to be able to increase their quality of life.
(570) 608-8262 View (570) 608-8262
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Meagan Brown
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023
Not accepting new clients
Meagan specializes in working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or the emotional and physical impact of trauma, marital/couples issues, healthy boundary setting, self-esteem and healthy communication patterns.
Meagan Brown is a native of Canada, and has resided and raised her family in Erie PA for the past 20 years. She is a licensed professional counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University. Meagan aspires to practice what she preaches. She values honesty, respect and boundaries.
Meagan specializes in working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or the emotional and physical impact of trauma, marital/couples issues, healthy boundary setting, self-esteem and healthy communication patterns.
Meagan Brown is a native of Canada, and has resided and raised her family in Erie PA for the past 20 years. She is a licensed professional counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University. Meagan aspires to practice what she preaches. She values honesty, respect and boundaries.
(814) 538-1151 View (814) 538-1151
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Brandi Bentrim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW with over 25 years of experience working with children and adults. Most of my work has focused on providing individual and family therapy to young adults, as well as children and adult survivors of trauma. I believe our experiences shape the way we see the world which can lead to patterns that are no longer serving us. Our thoughts impact the way we feel, and insight into these connections can move us towards change and healing.
I am an LCSW with over 25 years of experience working with children and adults. Most of my work has focused on providing individual and family therapy to young adults, as well as children and adult survivors of trauma. I believe our experiences shape the way we see the world which can lead to patterns that are no longer serving us. Our thoughts impact the way we feel, and insight into these connections can move us towards change and healing.
(484) 394-8913 View (484) 394-8913
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SMF Therapy and Consultation Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Hii.. My name is Samantha and I specialize in treatment for children, adolescents and families. My exposure to varied aspects of Behavioral Health, allows me to better understand appropriate levels of care and interventions necessary for support from intake to discharge. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is used with individuals to process past trauma. I have worked intensively with families in the home, school and community setting to help support the identified goals/objectives
Hii.. My name is Samantha and I specialize in treatment for children, adolescents and families. My exposure to varied aspects of Behavioral Health, allows me to better understand appropriate levels of care and interventions necessary for support from intake to discharge. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is used with individuals to process past trauma. I have worked intensively with families in the home, school and community setting to help support the identified goals/objectives
(484) 509-9154 View (484) 509-9154
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Jennifer Bergstresser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, trauma, or loss and help people adapt to change.
Counseling in a safe space to identify and explore the things that keep you stuck and prevent you from living the life you want to lead. A safe non-judgmental environment will allow you to find or enhance motivation for change and identify choices that may have been overlooked or seen as not being possible in the past. Many people entering therapy are overwhelmed or find themselves at a crossroads in life when they need to adapt to new circumstances or adjust to uncomfortable changes in employment, relationships, or loss.
I specialize in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, trauma, or loss and help people adapt to change.
Counseling in a safe space to identify and explore the things that keep you stuck and prevent you from living the life you want to lead. A safe non-judgmental environment will allow you to find or enhance motivation for change and identify choices that may have been overlooked or seen as not being possible in the past. Many people entering therapy are overwhelmed or find themselves at a crossroads in life when they need to adapt to new circumstances or adjust to uncomfortable changes in employment, relationships, or loss.
(610) 298-9349 View (610) 298-9349
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Colleen Contrisciane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I work really well with young adults trying to figure out life, people straddling caring for young children while also caring for aging parents, and people of all ages struggling to recover from trauma and interpersonal abuse.
If you're looking for real, I have you covered! Congratulations on taking the brave dive into therapy and improving your life. I am excited about helping you reach your goals. My identity as a therapist is very much grounded in the many years I spent in education. I often see myself as an educator when working with clients, and I believe that helping you learn concrete skills and tools in therapy are at the core of what you need to heal and take good care of yourself. When you leave each session with me, you can expect to have a take away tool that you can start using immediately to positively impact your mental health.
I work really well with young adults trying to figure out life, people straddling caring for young children while also caring for aging parents, and people of all ages struggling to recover from trauma and interpersonal abuse.
If you're looking for real, I have you covered! Congratulations on taking the brave dive into therapy and improving your life. I am excited about helping you reach your goals. My identity as a therapist is very much grounded in the many years I spent in education. I often see myself as an educator when working with clients, and I believe that helping you learn concrete skills and tools in therapy are at the core of what you need to heal and take good care of yourself. When you leave each session with me, you can expect to have a take away tool that you can start using immediately to positively impact your mental health.
(484) 749-8103 View (484) 749-8103
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Amberlee Venti
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I have worked in mental health/social work for over 15 years. I am a problem solver and advocate by nature. I specialize in life transitions (including but not limited to graduating, getting married, having a child, changing careers), depression, anxiety and trauma. I am a cognitive behavior therapist by training. I work with individuals to identify thoughts and behaviors that are inhibiting their lives and to restructure these thoughts to be more beneficial. The ultimate goal is to find more helpful ways of thinking so you can live with more ease and happiness.
I have worked in mental health/social work for over 15 years. I am a problem solver and advocate by nature. I specialize in life transitions (including but not limited to graduating, getting married, having a child, changing careers), depression, anxiety and trauma. I am a cognitive behavior therapist by training. I work with individuals to identify thoughts and behaviors that are inhibiting their lives and to restructure these thoughts to be more beneficial. The ultimate goal is to find more helpful ways of thinking so you can live with more ease and happiness.
(215) 515-0343 View (215) 515-0343
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Tamika Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
(484) 882-0418 View (484) 882-0418
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Carl Heffermehl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with experience working with individuals to help them with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationships, and interpersonal issues across their life. I mainly work with individuals, one-on-one, but have worked with couples and families, and troubled populations like youth on probation. My goal is to help individuals find a balance in their life where they are able to reduce their mental health stress/impact, and their overall life stress, by establishing and implementing healthy balance, coping skills, and boundaries in their life to improve not only their life, but their sense of self.
I am a licensed professional counselor with experience working with individuals to help them with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationships, and interpersonal issues across their life. I mainly work with individuals, one-on-one, but have worked with couples and families, and troubled populations like youth on probation. My goal is to help individuals find a balance in their life where they are able to reduce their mental health stress/impact, and their overall life stress, by establishing and implementing healthy balance, coping skills, and boundaries in their life to improve not only their life, but their sense of self.
(717) 912-9718 View (717) 912-9718
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Lisa Nilon Redding
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BSL, CCPTII
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023
I am trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and Trauma (CCPT 1 & 2.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor in PA, DE, and NJ. With over 18 years of experience, I have worked with all different ages, populations, and concerns. I am a seasoned therapist with training in CBT, DBT, and Trauma. I will help bring back balance in the client's life by addressing their emotional and behavioral needs. I have extensive knowledge and experience addressing blended families, parenting challenges, and conflict resolution. We will work together to understand the "whys" and build better strategies to improve the areas in your life you want to change. We will look at ways to improve communication with others.
I am trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and Trauma (CCPT 1 & 2.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor in PA, DE, and NJ. With over 18 years of experience, I have worked with all different ages, populations, and concerns. I am a seasoned therapist with training in CBT, DBT, and Trauma. I will help bring back balance in the client's life by addressing their emotional and behavioral needs. I have extensive knowledge and experience addressing blended families, parenting challenges, and conflict resolution. We will work together to understand the "whys" and build better strategies to improve the areas in your life you want to change. We will look at ways to improve communication with others.
(610) 646-1440 View (610) 646-1440
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Meagan Brown
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023
Meagan specializes in working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or the emotional and physical impact of trauma, healthy boundary setting, self-esteem and healthy communication patterns. Meagan aspires to practice what she preaches. She values honesty, respect, and boundaries. Meagan believes in the importance of self-care and often applies a holistic approach to wellness in her work. As a clinician, Meagan highly values the importance of growth, cultural awareness, and incorporating one’s unique individual background into treatment.
Meagan specializes in working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and/or the emotional and physical impact of trauma, healthy boundary setting, self-esteem and healthy communication patterns. Meagan aspires to practice what she preaches. She values honesty, respect, and boundaries. Meagan believes in the importance of self-care and often applies a holistic approach to wellness in her work. As a clinician, Meagan highly values the importance of growth, cultural awareness, and incorporating one’s unique individual background into treatment.
(814) 498-4782 View (814) 498-4782
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Molly Samalio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
When I was in grad school I was asked this question: why do you want to do therapy? My answer was immediate: "I want to alleviate suffering!" A more experienced clinician shared a perplexing truth with me: sometimes you can't, you can just sit with the person through it. Over the years I have been honored to hold space for my clients to share their stories of courage and pain. I started to see what she meant, and revised my motto: I want to alleviate suffering and when I can’t I want to create a soft place to land.
When I was in grad school I was asked this question: why do you want to do therapy? My answer was immediate: "I want to alleviate suffering!" A more experienced clinician shared a perplexing truth with me: sometimes you can't, you can just sit with the person through it. Over the years I have been honored to hold space for my clients to share their stories of courage and pain. I started to see what she meant, and revised my motto: I want to alleviate suffering and when I can’t I want to create a soft place to land.
(484) 207-5541 View (484) 207-5541
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Jacqueline Russak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
If you are taking the time to read my profile that means that you have made the decision to get some support for yourself or someone you love. Pat yourself on the back, taking the first step is the most difficult and you have just done that. I have been a social worker for over 20 years in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. I have worked in the home, community, school, and in-patient hospital settings. I enjoy working with challenging children, families, and individuals that other professionals have struggled to connect with.
If you are taking the time to read my profile that means that you have made the decision to get some support for yourself or someone you love. Pat yourself on the back, taking the first step is the most difficult and you have just done that. I have been a social worker for over 20 years in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. I have worked in the home, community, school, and in-patient hospital settings. I enjoy working with challenging children, families, and individuals that other professionals have struggled to connect with.
(267) 642-5574 View (267) 642-5574
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Sarah Kushnir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Sarah Kushnir, I am a LCSW and have been working in mental health for the past decade. I believe in teaching skills to patients so they are well-equipped to be able to process their thoughts and feelings, to be able to thrive in their world. It is important to walk with the patient on their healing journey and allow them to be the guide for treatment.
Hi, my name is Sarah Kushnir, I am a LCSW and have been working in mental health for the past decade. I believe in teaching skills to patients so they are well-equipped to be able to process their thoughts and feelings, to be able to thrive in their world. It is important to walk with the patient on their healing journey and allow them to be the guide for treatment.
(717) 670-6598 View (717) 670-6598
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Matt Menard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darby, PA 19023
I believe every one has their own unique potential in overcoming adversity. Life is not easy and often times we need support and someone to listen to our fears, hopes, dreams. We sometimes, need a nudge in a certain direction that we can't clearly see. I can help provide that nudge with whatever your are struggling with and provide insight on how to get there. I also do life coaching. Life coaching is different than therapy in that you may need guidance but not have a psychological disorder.
I believe every one has their own unique potential in overcoming adversity. Life is not easy and often times we need support and someone to listen to our fears, hopes, dreams. We sometimes, need a nudge in a certain direction that we can't clearly see. I can help provide that nudge with whatever your are struggling with and provide insight on how to get there. I also do life coaching. Life coaching is different than therapy in that you may need guidance but not have a psychological disorder.
(814) 980-6720 View (814) 980-6720
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Coreen Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Coreen! Are you struggling to manage stress? Are your relationships suffering? Do you feel disconnected from yourself? I will help you explore your core identity and values as you work toward building the life you want. Together we will determine what is and is not working for you - mind, body, and spirit. We will also work on building new skills along the way.
Hi there, I'm Coreen! Are you struggling to manage stress? Are your relationships suffering? Do you feel disconnected from yourself? I will help you explore your core identity and values as you work toward building the life you want. Together we will determine what is and is not working for you - mind, body, and spirit. We will also work on building new skills along the way.
(484) 559-5805 View (484) 559-5805
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Caitlin Lovey
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Do you every feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or have low self-esteem? Does it affect the relationships around you? I help teens and adults work on strengthening relationships, emotional regulation as well as enhancing social/coping skills. We will work together through this journey of overcoming barriers and empowering yourself in making positive changes. We will use a humanistic approach to therapy that focuses on you as a person and how we can maximize your potential. Together we can build a good therapeutic relationship, identify barriers, and learn new skills/develop a treatment journey that works best for you.
Do you every feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or have low self-esteem? Does it affect the relationships around you? I help teens and adults work on strengthening relationships, emotional regulation as well as enhancing social/coping skills. We will work together through this journey of overcoming barriers and empowering yourself in making positive changes. We will use a humanistic approach to therapy that focuses on you as a person and how we can maximize your potential. Together we can build a good therapeutic relationship, identify barriers, and learn new skills/develop a treatment journey that works best for you.
(814) 637-3758 View (814) 637-3758
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Kate Rehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darby, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania. I received my Master's Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and have been practicing for 26 years. I love working with adults and older adults process loss, grief, and difficult experiences, which enables them to reclaim their life and become their best selves. I love to support LGBTQ persons to thrive. I also love to help people find support and grounding in their unique sense of spirituality.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Pennsylvania. I received my Master's Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and have been practicing for 26 years. I love working with adults and older adults process loss, grief, and difficult experiences, which enables them to reclaim their life and become their best selves. I love to support LGBTQ persons to thrive. I also love to help people find support and grounding in their unique sense of spirituality.
(814) 277-3140 View (814) 277-3140

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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.