Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Glenside, PA

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Brooks Aylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038
I know what it’s like to live with a trauma history; with anxiety, depression, life changes; with self criticism and doubt.
I don’t believe in passively nodding while you talk about your most important challenges. I’m an active, compassionate therapist who engages with and supports you so that you can start living a more satisfying life right now. Difficult thoughts and feelings will become easier to manage and no longer control your life. You’ll grow in your understanding of yourself—why you do what you do, what you need and value, and the inner resources you have to create new possibilities. Whether your challenge is anxiety/depression, trauma, self esteem, life changes, or relationship problems, we’ll work together to build the life you deserve.
I know what it’s like to live with a trauma history; with anxiety, depression, life changes; with self criticism and doubt.
I don’t believe in passively nodding while you talk about your most important challenges. I’m an active, compassionate therapist who engages with and supports you so that you can start living a more satisfying life right now. Difficult thoughts and feelings will become easier to manage and no longer control your life. You’ll grow in your understanding of yourself—why you do what you do, what you need and value, and the inner resources you have to create new possibilities. Whether your challenge is anxiety/depression, trauma, self esteem, life changes, or relationship problems, we’ll work together to build the life you deserve.
(267) 691-0708 View (267) 691-0708
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Katie Schoen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
When our brains have been hardwired for responding because of trauma and adversity, we must actively seek to disrupt this pattern.
I believe the most powerful tool we can offer others is our ability to authentically, genuinely and completely listen. I have been privileged to work with many children, teens and adults and bear witness to their stories. It has been the most profound gift and I am grateful to have been trusted with the opportunity to hear them. My work as a clinician is grounded in listening. In establishing a safe, supportive and nurturing co-created environment. It is rooted in helping people find their voice and trust their own ability to change their lives. The power of being present and fully in the moment can transform lives.
When our brains have been hardwired for responding because of trauma and adversity, we must actively seek to disrupt this pattern.
I believe the most powerful tool we can offer others is our ability to authentically, genuinely and completely listen. I have been privileged to work with many children, teens and adults and bear witness to their stories. It has been the most profound gift and I am grateful to have been trusted with the opportunity to hear them. My work as a clinician is grounded in listening. In establishing a safe, supportive and nurturing co-created environment. It is rooted in helping people find their voice and trust their own ability to change their lives. The power of being present and fully in the moment can transform lives.
(215) 607-7446 View (215) 607-7446
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Julia Ruane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
I use a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach.
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize and am certified in perinatal mental health. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues. I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss, or dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma. I treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that arise during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. I provide a skilled perspective to help clients learn how to ride the waves of this delicate and vulnerable time.
I use a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach.
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize and am certified in perinatal mental health. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues. I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss, or dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma. I treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that arise during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. I provide a skilled perspective to help clients learn how to ride the waves of this delicate and vulnerable time.
(215) 999-7062 View (215) 999-7062
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Dana Freidly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Not accepting new clients
The counseling relationship thrives when you are able to be open, knowing that your vulnerable stories will be received with empathy and acceptance. Whatever struggles you feel now or whatever barrier is impeding your goals, whether it be depression, anxiety, addiction, or unresolved trauma, the safety of a comfortable counseling relationship is the first step to begin healing. I believe everyone has the ability to develop resilience and function in this world as their true self, despite any pain or fear previously blocking your path. My goal is to help you live confidently as your true self, even if that means embracing our quirks.
The counseling relationship thrives when you are able to be open, knowing that your vulnerable stories will be received with empathy and acceptance. Whatever struggles you feel now or whatever barrier is impeding your goals, whether it be depression, anxiety, addiction, or unresolved trauma, the safety of a comfortable counseling relationship is the first step to begin healing. I believe everyone has the ability to develop resilience and function in this world as their true self, despite any pain or fear previously blocking your path. My goal is to help you live confidently as your true self, even if that means embracing our quirks.
(215) 486-0721 View (215) 486-0721
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Lauren Messina
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
I'm guided by trauma informed, social justice, feminist, art therapy, & liberation-focused approaches.
You're not too much. You deserve to take up space and have your needs met. Maybe you've learned to disconnect from your feelings and disregard your own needs filling everyone's cup but your own. You're left feeling empty, without energy or motivation to heal and fight for change. You want to make intentional changes that bring more joy, ease, and meaning but don't know where to start. You don't need to do this alone. Let's integrate your healing journey with anti-oppressive & anti-racist practices. We'll use creativity, curiosity, & connection to weave together your story, heal from trauma, & break cycles of oppression. You matter.
I'm guided by trauma informed, social justice, feminist, art therapy, & liberation-focused approaches.
You're not too much. You deserve to take up space and have your needs met. Maybe you've learned to disconnect from your feelings and disregard your own needs filling everyone's cup but your own. You're left feeling empty, without energy or motivation to heal and fight for change. You want to make intentional changes that bring more joy, ease, and meaning but don't know where to start. You don't need to do this alone. Let's integrate your healing journey with anti-oppressive & anti-racist practices. We'll use creativity, curiosity, & connection to weave together your story, heal from trauma, & break cycles of oppression. You matter.
(267) 489-1171 View (267) 489-1171
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Certified Brainspotting - Elizabeth Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MTBC, MA, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
Elizabeth specializes in helping people with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, OCD, panic, C/PTSD and Dissociative Disorders due to childhood and adult traumatic experiences of bullying, neglect and abuse by a trusted or inescapable person, sexual and physical abuses, verbal, mental, cognitive and emotional abuses, financial control, food control, coercive control, deceit, deception and gaslighting, guilt trips, professional obstruction, and chronic micro aggressions of public humiliations, and 'teasing'.
Elizabeth specializes in helping people with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, OCD, panic, C/PTSD and Dissociative Disorders due to childhood and adult traumatic experiences of bullying, neglect and abuse by a trusted or inescapable person, sexual and physical abuses, verbal, mental, cognitive and emotional abuses, financial control, food control, coercive control, deceit, deception and gaslighting, guilt trips, professional obstruction, and chronic micro aggressions of public humiliations, and 'teasing'.
(267) 633-8431 View (267) 633-8431
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Merle Clearfield
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience working with Mood Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mindfulness, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
I have over twenty years of experience working with people, 18-elders. I believe that therapy is an adventure, where one chooses to go, regardless of not knowing the way. Through the relationship this awareness is brought together by truth, compassion, humor, and some pain. The therapist serves as a guide, modeling and teaching the individual a more effective way of living. I see the individual as someone with a whole life that exists beyond the therapy session. The relationship, which fosters hope is a non-judgmental environment, that underlies all the work that is undertaken.
I have extensive experience working with Mood Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mindfulness, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
I have over twenty years of experience working with people, 18-elders. I believe that therapy is an adventure, where one chooses to go, regardless of not knowing the way. Through the relationship this awareness is brought together by truth, compassion, humor, and some pain. The therapist serves as a guide, modeling and teaching the individual a more effective way of living. I see the individual as someone with a whole life that exists beyond the therapy session. The relationship, which fosters hope is a non-judgmental environment, that underlies all the work that is undertaken.
(215) 515-2658 View (215) 515-2658
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Jane K Shure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
I am trained as a couple & family therapist with over 35 years of expertise; known for helping people break negative patterns, recover from shame, trauma and body-image issues, and build self-esteem and resilience.
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
I am trained as a couple & family therapist with over 35 years of expertise; known for helping people break negative patterns, recover from shame, trauma and body-image issues, and build self-esteem and resilience.
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
(215) 995-1198 View (215) 995-1198
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Sophie Foster Fink
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
I am level I certified in Attachment Focused Family Therapy and have specific experience and training in Trauma Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Philadelphia area. I see therapy as a collaborative effort focused on helping you find balance, insight, and ease both inside and out. Whether you are facing relationship issues, stressful life circumstances, or processing the aftermath of upsetting experiences, I hope to provide a space that is both judgment free and healing.
I am level I certified in Attachment Focused Family Therapy and have specific experience and training in Trauma Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Philadelphia area. I see therapy as a collaborative effort focused on helping you find balance, insight, and ease both inside and out. Whether you are facing relationship issues, stressful life circumstances, or processing the aftermath of upsetting experiences, I hope to provide a space that is both judgment free and healing.
(267) 733-6409 View (267) 733-6409
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Bruce Pitcairn Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
I obtained my license in Clinical Social Work and later transitioned into a professional educator role, concentrating on Trauma and Loss.
We all experience loss, illness, and other challenging life events. They can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel vulnerable and looking for assistance to discover a new path to equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
I obtained my license in Clinical Social Work and later transitioned into a professional educator role, concentrating on Trauma and Loss.
We all experience loss, illness, and other challenging life events. They can unsettle our emotional equilibrium, making us feel vulnerable and looking for assistance to discover a new path to equilibrium. Depression, anxiety, diminished motivation, relationship difficulties, and even suicidal ideation often accompany such losses, changes, and disappointments. Ignoring these issues can exacerbate the pain and may pose a risk to those experiencing severe distress.
(267) 376-1450 View (267) 376-1450
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Anita Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Healing from trauma is possible.
You are more than the painful experiences you have endured. You may feel triggered in everyday situations or feel alone and isolated. You may struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, or guilt. However, you have a sense of your life purpose — and long to live your life more authentically. You are ready for relief. You're ready to love who you truly are and face your future with a sense of hope. In our work together, you will gain a deeper respect for what makes you unique. Through connecting with your core, authentic self, you can experience greater ease, freedom, and self-acceptance.
Healing from trauma is possible.
You are more than the painful experiences you have endured. You may feel triggered in everyday situations or feel alone and isolated. You may struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, or guilt. However, you have a sense of your life purpose — and long to live your life more authentically. You are ready for relief. You're ready to love who you truly are and face your future with a sense of hope. In our work together, you will gain a deeper respect for what makes you unique. Through connecting with your core, authentic self, you can experience greater ease, freedom, and self-acceptance.
(215) 461-3925 View (215) 461-3925
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Lauren Reid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you and honor your experience by listening to what you need from a healing space. I am gender-affirming, LGBTQ+ affirming, and recognize the significance of race/culture. I have extensive clinical experience and training working with individuals struggling with identity, relational problems, family of origin issues, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and stress management. I work with you to help you identify patterns that no longer serve you and empower you to choose whether you shift those patterns as you become aware.
My goal is to support you and honor your experience by listening to what you need from a healing space. I am gender-affirming, LGBTQ+ affirming, and recognize the significance of race/culture. I have extensive clinical experience and training working with individuals struggling with identity, relational problems, family of origin issues, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and stress management. I work with you to help you identify patterns that no longer serve you and empower you to choose whether you shift those patterns as you become aware.
(215) 770-2778 View (215) 770-2778
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Jessica Gola
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018 and received a masters degree in counseling psychology with a focus in trauma and addictions.
As a therapist, it is always my goal to make the client feel safe, comfortable, and supported. I like to validate that starting the process of therapy and opening up to a stranger can be challenging but is the first step towards change. I have worked with many clients struggling with a wide range of issues, but mostly work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. In working with clients, I utilize evidence based treatments such as CBT and DBT. I am here to help the client reach their goals by aiding them in learning tools and techniques that help them to cope and make changes.
I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018 and received a masters degree in counseling psychology with a focus in trauma and addictions.
As a therapist, it is always my goal to make the client feel safe, comfortable, and supported. I like to validate that starting the process of therapy and opening up to a stranger can be challenging but is the first step towards change. I have worked with many clients struggling with a wide range of issues, but mostly work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. In working with clients, I utilize evidence based treatments such as CBT and DBT. I am here to help the client reach their goals by aiding them in learning tools and techniques that help them to cope and make changes.
(267) 704-7228 View (267) 704-7228
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Janine Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Clients can expect to address their feelings of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol dependence, and/or issues of post-traumatic stress.
Clients work in a private, client-centered, integrative health model to increase their awareness helping them to gain confidence in addressing quality of life issues. Since the therapeutic relationship is critical to change, we will work together to address the concerns that are bringing you into treatment at this time.
Clients can expect to address their feelings of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol dependence, and/or issues of post-traumatic stress.
Clients work in a private, client-centered, integrative health model to increase their awareness helping them to gain confidence in addressing quality of life issues. Since the therapeutic relationship is critical to change, we will work together to address the concerns that are bringing you into treatment at this time.
(267) 490-3958 View (267) 490-3958
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Barbara Gilin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to seeing clients in my private practice, I have also taught clinical courses within the MSW program at a local university, including Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Trauma Therapy.
I will listen carefully to your description of what is causing you the most stress and we will arrive at a plan together for how to help you. I am well trained in multiple theories and methods for helping people to feel better and act in ways that they prefer to act. I am respectful and empathetic and one of my primary goals is help you to feel hope that you will get through even the hardest experiences. I have seen how much a good therapeutic relationship can help to restore that hope and to expand your options for coping and for changing.
In addition to seeing clients in my private practice, I have also taught clinical courses within the MSW program at a local university, including Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Trauma Therapy.
I will listen carefully to your description of what is causing you the most stress and we will arrive at a plan together for how to help you. I am well trained in multiple theories and methods for helping people to feel better and act in ways that they prefer to act. I am respectful and empathetic and one of my primary goals is help you to feel hope that you will get through even the hardest experiences. I have seen how much a good therapeutic relationship can help to restore that hope and to expand your options for coping and for changing.
(215) 883-8473 View (215) 883-8473
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Katie Phelps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with various mental health issues including mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma.
I believe everyone holds the key to access their most genuine, authentic self. Navigating through this thing called life can be complicated and challenging. Working together, I aim to provide a safe space to explore your inner strengths and capture internal resources. Through my experience working with anger, anxiety, and depression, I've learned that the strongest factor in therapy is the collaborative relationship. Together, we can address the issues you identify as problematic in your life. I promise to provide a therapeutic space that allows you to reclaim your strengths and propel you towards your self chosen path.
I have worked with various mental health issues including mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma.
I believe everyone holds the key to access their most genuine, authentic self. Navigating through this thing called life can be complicated and challenging. Working together, I aim to provide a safe space to explore your inner strengths and capture internal resources. Through my experience working with anger, anxiety, and depression, I've learned that the strongest factor in therapy is the collaborative relationship. Together, we can address the issues you identify as problematic in your life. I promise to provide a therapeutic space that allows you to reclaim your strengths and propel you towards your self chosen path.
(410) 836-0820 View (410) 836-0820
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Elyse (Parcher) Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glenside, PA 19038
Hi and welcome! My name is Elyse and I am an eating disorder and body image specialist in the Philadelphia area. I also work extensively with anxiety disorders, self-esteem, and trauma co-occurring with an eating disorder or as stand-alone issues. I believe that with some courage, commitment, and hope, we can do great things and I am passionate about helping my clients realize their worth and how strong and resilient they really are. I understand that what is hurting you may also be protecting you, and that letting go is no easy feat. I'm here though, to hold your hand, cheer you on, and remind you that you can do this.
Hi and welcome! My name is Elyse and I am an eating disorder and body image specialist in the Philadelphia area. I also work extensively with anxiety disorders, self-esteem, and trauma co-occurring with an eating disorder or as stand-alone issues. I believe that with some courage, commitment, and hope, we can do great things and I am passionate about helping my clients realize their worth and how strong and resilient they really are. I understand that what is hurting you may also be protecting you, and that letting go is no easy feat. I'm here though, to hold your hand, cheer you on, and remind you that you can do this.
(484) 416-0583 View (484) 416-0583
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Sarah Rosenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
Waitlist for new clients
My particular areas of interest include healing relationship conflicts, overcoming trauma, realizing personal potential and increasing workplace effectiveness.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I am classically trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and am also an experienced provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Using a variety of techniques and approaches, including mindfulness training, insight-oriented and behavioral change strategies, I adapt my style to suit the needs and personality of each client.
My particular areas of interest include healing relationship conflicts, overcoming trauma, realizing personal potential and increasing workplace effectiveness.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I am classically trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and am also an experienced provider of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Using a variety of techniques and approaches, including mindfulness training, insight-oriented and behavioral change strategies, I adapt my style to suit the needs and personality of each client.
(267) 390-4942 View (267) 390-4942
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Mandy Schaller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
If you’re looking for support in shedding limiting beliefs & old patterns that may be blocking your success in work, school, finances, or relationships— I’ve had 20 years experience, working in human behavior, health and healing to create lasting, positive changes. I equally enjoy the art & science of being a therapist; I integrate brain health, nutrition, family system history as well as art & music into the treatment process. My professional history includes individual, family & group therapy in anxiety, depression & trauma. I allow clients to set goals and a pace that feels useful and individualized.
If you’re looking for support in shedding limiting beliefs & old patterns that may be blocking your success in work, school, finances, or relationships— I’ve had 20 years experience, working in human behavior, health and healing to create lasting, positive changes. I equally enjoy the art & science of being a therapist; I integrate brain health, nutrition, family system history as well as art & music into the treatment process. My professional history includes individual, family & group therapy in anxiety, depression & trauma. I allow clients to set goals and a pace that feels useful and individualized.
(215) 883-8803 View (215) 883-8803
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Crystal Marco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glenside, PA 19038
I make it a point to provide you with humility, validation, empowerment, insight, and humor (with a boisterous laugh that will make you smile!) I work primarily with depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, emotional regulation, self esteem, co-dependency, and identity issues.
Therapy can seem daunting and overwhelming if you have not experienced it or had a negative experience in the past. The most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship with your therapist that allows you to feel comfortable, heard, and validated. In therapy (and in life), I take a strengths-based, growth stance. I truly believe you are doing your best AND you have room to grow. My place in the therapy room is to take the journey with you. I love helping adolescents and emerging adults with their identity exploration and helping them to be true and authentic to who they are (however that may apply to them).
I make it a point to provide you with humility, validation, empowerment, insight, and humor (with a boisterous laugh that will make you smile!) I work primarily with depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, emotional regulation, self esteem, co-dependency, and identity issues.
Therapy can seem daunting and overwhelming if you have not experienced it or had a negative experience in the past. The most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship with your therapist that allows you to feel comfortable, heard, and validated. In therapy (and in life), I take a strengths-based, growth stance. I truly believe you are doing your best AND you have room to grow. My place in the therapy room is to take the journey with you. I love helping adolescents and emerging adults with their identity exploration and helping them to be true and authentic to who they are (however that may apply to them).
(484) 282-7196 View (484) 282-7196
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.