Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Elkins Park, PA

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Barbara Eve Breitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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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Shanna Savage
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
I have a lot of experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, survivors of domestic violence, autism, and borderline personality disorders.
I offer telehealth sessions through a secure portal for clients who are distancing or quarantined. Have you been struggling with feeling sad, having enough energy to get through your day, or been overwhelmed with worry? I believe that each individual possesses strength and resilience, and sometimes it takes work to for one to recognize the unique qualities and character they have. I want to help you in your journey to discovering your strengths and help you through moments that have challenged you in the past and present, to create a better future.
I have a lot of experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, survivors of domestic violence, autism, and borderline personality disorders.
I offer telehealth sessions through a secure portal for clients who are distancing or quarantined. Have you been struggling with feeling sad, having enough energy to get through your day, or been overwhelmed with worry? I believe that each individual possesses strength and resilience, and sometimes it takes work to for one to recognize the unique qualities and character they have. I want to help you in your journey to discovering your strengths and help you through moments that have challenged you in the past and present, to create a better future.
(717) 546-8381 View (717) 546-8381
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Marquita Bolden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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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Couples and Family Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Is your partner or family giving you grief ? Worried about your teen or tween? Feeling depressed, anxious, moody? Is co-parenting going badly? Considering divorce? Experiencing post-partum depression or infertility difficulties? Do you have a history of trauma or ACOA? Our expert therapists can help! With 3 offices to serve you: Berwyn, Paoli, & Elkins Park.
Are your partner, parents or children driving you crazy? Our counselors can show you how to enjoy the best of your family while learning to let go of the parts that interfere with your happiness. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or make the same self-defeating relationship mistakes repeatedly, we'd like to work with you to break these cycles and enjoy life. Are you a first responder or veteran? Talk therapy won't help. We provide evidence-based EMDR. You deserve a counselor with the training and experience to help resolve the problems that bring you to therapy, heal old wounds and deepen the bonds you already share.
Is your partner or family giving you grief ? Worried about your teen or tween? Feeling depressed, anxious, moody? Is co-parenting going badly? Considering divorce? Experiencing post-partum depression or infertility difficulties? Do you have a history of trauma or ACOA? Our expert therapists can help! With 3 offices to serve you: Berwyn, Paoli, & Elkins Park.
Are your partner, parents or children driving you crazy? Our counselors can show you how to enjoy the best of your family while learning to let go of the parts that interfere with your happiness. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or make the same self-defeating relationship mistakes repeatedly, we'd like to work with you to break these cycles and enjoy life. Are you a first responder or veteran? Talk therapy won't help. We provide evidence-based EMDR. You deserve a counselor with the training and experience to help resolve the problems that bring you to therapy, heal old wounds and deepen the bonds you already share.
(484) 739-1145 View (484) 739-1145
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Jessica B Covitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
I have experience helping with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, chronic pain and illness.
Sometimes we look around and life is not the way we want it to be: full of disappointment, stress, sadness or loss. Sometimes we need help finding our way. In my practice, I seek to create a compassionate, supportive space for collaborative exploration, growth and positive change. I create a place where you can be seen and acknowledged, and you can give words to feelings and experiences, to discover greater understanding and self- awareness. When we understand our patterns of behaviors and feelings, we can free ourselves of the unwanted burdens that weigh us down, and live more fully and happily in the present.
I have experience helping with depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, chronic pain and illness.
Sometimes we look around and life is not the way we want it to be: full of disappointment, stress, sadness or loss. Sometimes we need help finding our way. In my practice, I seek to create a compassionate, supportive space for collaborative exploration, growth and positive change. I create a place where you can be seen and acknowledged, and you can give words to feelings and experiences, to discover greater understanding and self- awareness. When we understand our patterns of behaviors and feelings, we can free ourselves of the unwanted burdens that weigh us down, and live more fully and happily in the present.
(215) 740-7681 View (215) 740-7681
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Amy Parkinson (Wells) Seader
Psychologist, RN, PsyD
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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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Valerie Hicks Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
Trauma makes you feel unsafe in the world, and worst of all it can make you feel unsafe in your own mind and body.
I have devoted my work life to helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma.
Trauma makes you feel unsafe in the world, and worst of all it can make you feel unsafe in your own mind and body.
I have devoted my work life to helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma.
(267) 692-8458 View (267) 692-8458
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Su Siegelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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
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Annie Thacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
I have experience helping clients gain insight into a wide variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, trauma, sexuality, and gender identity.
I believe that people are naturally resilient, possessing a deep well of inner strength. Every experience, past and present, is relevant to therapeutic work, and I strive to create a collaborative space to explore the things that weigh us all down. I approach each session with empathy, curiosity and an open mind, and encourage you to approach your own relationships, thoughts, and day-to-day life the same way. My relational approach to therapy is strongly rooted in the psychodynamic tradition, integrating narrative, DBT, and mindfulness techniques to meet the specific needs of each person I work with.
I have experience helping clients gain insight into a wide variety of issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, trauma, sexuality, and gender identity.
I believe that people are naturally resilient, possessing a deep well of inner strength. Every experience, past and present, is relevant to therapeutic work, and I strive to create a collaborative space to explore the things that weigh us all down. I approach each session with empathy, curiosity and an open mind, and encourage you to approach your own relationships, thoughts, and day-to-day life the same way. My relational approach to therapy is strongly rooted in the psychodynamic tradition, integrating narrative, DBT, and mindfulness techniques to meet the specific needs of each person I work with.
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Cori Ettelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Waitlist for new clients
What would a life free of impairing anxiety and depression mean to you? What would it mean for your relationships, your career and your happiness? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a warm, engaging approach to therapy. During your sessions, your voice will be heard and your journey will be respected. I tailor treatment to each patient’s unique needs using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and other evidence-based techniques. My clients say this approach gives them the support they need to change their lives and find the joy they have been missing.
What would a life free of impairing anxiety and depression mean to you? What would it mean for your relationships, your career and your happiness? As a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a warm, engaging approach to therapy. During your sessions, your voice will be heard and your journey will be respected. I tailor treatment to each patient’s unique needs using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and other evidence-based techniques. My clients say this approach gives them the support they need to change their lives and find the joy they have been missing.
(267) 493-0966 View (267) 493-0966
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Loretta Eberle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
I successfully work with adults, adolescents, children, and families by using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), and Eco-Systemic Family (ESFT) therapies. I implement these techniques by personalizing them to your specific therapeutic journey so that you and your family can learn the skills needed to persevere over depression, anxiety, and trauma while also mastering interventions that can aid you in improving your communication and social skills.
I successfully work with adults, adolescents, children, and families by using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), and Eco-Systemic Family (ESFT) therapies. I implement these techniques by personalizing them to your specific therapeutic journey so that you and your family can learn the skills needed to persevere over depression, anxiety, and trauma while also mastering interventions that can aid you in improving your communication and social skills.
(267) 733-6060 x701 View (267) 733-6060 x701
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Aadeliya Counseling Practice LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Do you desire to live your best life, but are feeling confused about how to move forward? Childhood/family trauma, relationship issues, considered therapy, but don’t know where to begin? As an African American female, Christian counselor, and registered nurse. I have had the opportunity to work in various settings among a diverse population of people. Together, we can identify the source of your why for feeling isolated, sad, lonely, trust issues, overthinking, worry, and trying to see God in it! Call Aadeliya Counseling Practice today. Learn how to heal for you! In a safe, caring, and supportive environment at a discreet location.
Do you desire to live your best life, but are feeling confused about how to move forward? Childhood/family trauma, relationship issues, considered therapy, but don’t know where to begin? As an African American female, Christian counselor, and registered nurse. I have had the opportunity to work in various settings among a diverse population of people. Together, we can identify the source of your why for feeling isolated, sad, lonely, trust issues, overthinking, worry, and trying to see God in it! Call Aadeliya Counseling Practice today. Learn how to heal for you! In a safe, caring, and supportive environment at a discreet location.
(267) 443-6377 View (267) 443-6377
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Daniel A Schwarz and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
NATALIE KELLER, LCSW specializes in women's issues, addiction and EMDR for trauma.
Dr. DANIEL SCHWARZ is a Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist in private practice for over 30 years. He specializes in working with children who have learning challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems. He provides family therapy, parent training and couples therapy. Dr. Schwarz consults with schools and clients' physicians to help coordinate treatment. He is fluent in Spanish and is unique in his ability to be culturally sensitive to his clients needs. Dr. Schwarz provides psychological evaluations for Immigration Issues and Waivers. Dr. Schwarz has three experienced providers in his practice.
NATALIE KELLER, LCSW specializes in women's issues, addiction and EMDR for trauma.
Dr. DANIEL SCHWARZ is a Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist in private practice for over 30 years. He specializes in working with children who have learning challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems. He provides family therapy, parent training and couples therapy. Dr. Schwarz consults with schools and clients' physicians to help coordinate treatment. He is fluent in Spanish and is unique in his ability to be culturally sensitive to his clients needs. Dr. Schwarz provides psychological evaluations for Immigration Issues and Waivers. Dr. Schwarz has three experienced providers in his practice.
(215) 995-1191 View (215) 995-1191
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Karen Rivera-Seda
MFT
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Karen is a marriage and family therapist with 10+ years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Karen has a unique base of clinical experience and offers individual, couples, family and group counseling. Karen has significant experience and advanced clinical training treating varying degrees of psychological trauma.
Karen is a marriage and family therapist with 10+ years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Karen has a unique base of clinical experience and offers individual, couples, family and group counseling. Karen has significant experience and advanced clinical training treating varying degrees of psychological trauma.
(267) 627-6089 View (267) 627-6089
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Cathy Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused (EFT) and Trauma Informed link your past to your current struggles.
An experienced clinician and Grief and Loss Educator, I'm devoted to helping clients manage life's challenges while uncovering their unique strengths and resources. I work with a broad range of issues-trauma, anxiety (OCD, Panic) depression, relationships. Grief over the loss of a loved one is an area of special interest. Grief is traumatic and transformative. There is no ‘cure’ for grief. No timeline. You tell yourself that time will heal the wound, yet every day opens it anew. I am your guide, the journey is yours. You will leave our first session feeling understood, more hopeful and with at least one new coping skill in hand.
Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused (EFT) and Trauma Informed link your past to your current struggles.
An experienced clinician and Grief and Loss Educator, I'm devoted to helping clients manage life's challenges while uncovering their unique strengths and resources. I work with a broad range of issues-trauma, anxiety (OCD, Panic) depression, relationships. Grief over the loss of a loved one is an area of special interest. Grief is traumatic and transformative. There is no ‘cure’ for grief. No timeline. You tell yourself that time will heal the wound, yet every day opens it anew. I am your guide, the journey is yours. You will leave our first session feeling understood, more hopeful and with at least one new coping skill in hand.
(267) 435-3727 View (267) 435-3727
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Therapeutic & Wellness Consulting, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
Danica D. Moore, LMSW is the Founder of Therapeutic and Wellness Consulting, LLC (TAWC) with an expertise in trauma recovery. She believes that healing, happiness and success are the birthright of everyone and has spent the last 20 years creating safe spaces to support clients pursue that path. As an expert in trauma and wellness, Danica’s work crosses a variety of settings with diverse clients. She has worked with individuals, groups, couples, non-profits and for-profit businesses. She operates within a strength-based framework, using evidence-based practices such as CBT to promote transformation and healing.
Danica D. Moore, LMSW is the Founder of Therapeutic and Wellness Consulting, LLC (TAWC) with an expertise in trauma recovery. She believes that healing, happiness and success are the birthright of everyone and has spent the last 20 years creating safe spaces to support clients pursue that path. As an expert in trauma and wellness, Danica’s work crosses a variety of settings with diverse clients. She has worked with individuals, groups, couples, non-profits and for-profit businesses. She operates within a strength-based framework, using evidence-based practices such as CBT to promote transformation and healing.
(215) 647-0005 View (215) 647-0005
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Life Matters, Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CDVRS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
I utilize elements of trauma focused CBT, mindfulness, cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, solution focused, psycho-education and the most important working closely with my client to develop the right treatment plan throughout a collaborative process.
My style is a relaxed conversation, my experience, is as follows; working within mother baby shelters over 25 years, Adolescents, Level of care (acute med surg) inpatient, First Responders, Law enforcement. Populations that I have worked with include areas of trauma, grief, depression, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, self esteem and includes Life Changes.
I utilize elements of trauma focused CBT, mindfulness, cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, solution focused, psycho-education and the most important working closely with my client to develop the right treatment plan throughout a collaborative process.
My style is a relaxed conversation, my experience, is as follows; working within mother baby shelters over 25 years, Adolescents, Level of care (acute med surg) inpatient, First Responders, Law enforcement. Populations that I have worked with include areas of trauma, grief, depression, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, self esteem and includes Life Changes.
(215) 631-3602 View (215) 631-3602
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Diana Snyder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027
I integrate early childhood experiences, trauma, and attachment in my all of my work.
As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I deeply understand that our relationships mean everything: to our family, our partners, our friends, and ourselves. When we are unhappy and suffering, our needs are not being met in a fundamental way. My vision for successful therapy is allowing the space and time to explore those needs. As a therapist who uses systems theory, I might explore the different ‘parts’ of a person's experience with themselves and others in Individual and Family Therapy. In Couples Therapy, I pull from the Gottman Method as well as EFT to strengthen and heal relationships with fantastic and practical tools.
I integrate early childhood experiences, trauma, and attachment in my all of my work.
As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I deeply understand that our relationships mean everything: to our family, our partners, our friends, and ourselves. When we are unhappy and suffering, our needs are not being met in a fundamental way. My vision for successful therapy is allowing the space and time to explore those needs. As a therapist who uses systems theory, I might explore the different ‘parts’ of a person's experience with themselves and others in Individual and Family Therapy. In Couples Therapy, I pull from the Gottman Method as well as EFT to strengthen and heal relationships with fantastic and practical tools.
(215) 398-6151 View (215) 398-6151
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Sacred Sojourner Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
Tuera’s clinical experience includes assisting clients experiencing anxiety, depression, race-based trauma, LGBTQIA concerns, eating concerns and disorders, suicidal ideation, nonsuicidal self-injury, PTSD, self-image concerns, academic distress, work-related stress, family conflict, relationship concerns and isolation.
Tuera Holland (she/her), founder of Sacred Sojourner Counseling, LLC, is a master’s level clinician licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey providing individual, relationship, marriage, premarital, pre-engagement, family, and group counseling. She acquired her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice with the goal of providing psychotherapy to populations experiencing complex and ambient trauma as a result of marginalization. Tuera is trained in trauma-informed care and especially cognizant of the ways in which one’s social environment impacts their health and development.
Tuera’s clinical experience includes assisting clients experiencing anxiety, depression, race-based trauma, LGBTQIA concerns, eating concerns and disorders, suicidal ideation, nonsuicidal self-injury, PTSD, self-image concerns, academic distress, work-related stress, family conflict, relationship concerns and isolation.
Tuera Holland (she/her), founder of Sacred Sojourner Counseling, LLC, is a master’s level clinician licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey providing individual, relationship, marriage, premarital, pre-engagement, family, and group counseling. She acquired her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice with the goal of providing psychotherapy to populations experiencing complex and ambient trauma as a result of marginalization. Tuera is trained in trauma-informed care and especially cognizant of the ways in which one’s social environment impacts their health and development.
(610) 379-3529 View (610) 379-3529
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Miriam Franco
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW, MSCS
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027  (Online Only)
In my practice with adults, I address a range of issues from emotional stress, grief, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I also specialize in helping people cope with health conditions and chronic illness/pain. I incorporate a psycho-dynamic and relational analytic orientation to my work. I engage clients in a process of greater reflection and mindfulness and guide them to learn how to lower reactivity, stress and anxiety. I provide a holistic approach including reducing symptoms that limit quality of life and improving one's awareness of self-experiences that hinder greater personal freedom, growth and healing.
In my practice with adults, I address a range of issues from emotional stress, grief, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I also specialize in helping people cope with health conditions and chronic illness/pain. I incorporate a psycho-dynamic and relational analytic orientation to my work. I engage clients in a process of greater reflection and mindfulness and guide them to learn how to lower reactivity, stress and anxiety. I provide a holistic approach including reducing symptoms that limit quality of life and improving one's awareness of self-experiences that hinder greater personal freedom, growth and healing.
(610) 225-6006 View (610) 225-6006

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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.