Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Huntingdon Valley, PA

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Mark R Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
(215) 764-5309 View (215) 764-5309
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Theresa Onorato Lpc Certified Trauma Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MACP, SAC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Everyone is Deserving of Help. The question isn't "What's wrong with you?" but "What's happened to you?" Theresa is a Certified Trauma Specialist who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. She will guide you in discovering insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Her goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. After receiving a Master’s degree in Psychology, she received her trauma certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy from the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Everyone is Deserving of Help. The question isn't "What's wrong with you?" but "What's happened to you?" Theresa is a Certified Trauma Specialist who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. She will guide you in discovering insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Her goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. After receiving a Master’s degree in Psychology, she received her trauma certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy from the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
(267) 953-8761 View (267) 953-8761
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Robin Axelrod Sabag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
As a therapist, I value and create a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment for individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues. I realize that coming to see a therapist and opening up is an act of trust and not always easy. In your work with me, I hope you will feel accepted and understood and experience our work as an ongoing process that we co-create. If we work together, you can expect to gain a better understanding of yourself and of meaningful people in your life. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, moodiness, trauma, and addiction.
As a therapist, I value and create a safe, warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment for individuals, couples, and families to explore underlying issues. I realize that coming to see a therapist and opening up is an act of trust and not always easy. In your work with me, I hope you will feel accepted and understood and experience our work as an ongoing process that we co-create. If we work together, you can expect to gain a better understanding of yourself and of meaningful people in your life. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, moodiness, trauma, and addiction.
(215) 995-1199 View (215) 995-1199
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All Ears Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
All Ears Counseling Center prioritizes compassion, safety, and trust in all aspects of the therapeutic experience. We offer individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults. MacKenzie Miller, LPC has several years of experience in helping children recover from PTSD and other effects of trauma, utilizing evidence-based models such as TF-CBT and EMDR. MacKenzie has also helped individuals cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and comorbid diagnoses. We also offer licensure supervision for individuals or groups via telehealth, starting 7/1/24.
All Ears Counseling Center prioritizes compassion, safety, and trust in all aspects of the therapeutic experience. We offer individual and family counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults. MacKenzie Miller, LPC has several years of experience in helping children recover from PTSD and other effects of trauma, utilizing evidence-based models such as TF-CBT and EMDR. MacKenzie has also helped individuals cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and comorbid diagnoses. We also offer licensure supervision for individuals or groups via telehealth, starting 7/1/24.
(267) 651-0683 View (267) 651-0683
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Jordan Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTS
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Have you noticed that due to childhood trauma or any type of dysfunction you may have experienced as a child, it is hard to maintain relationships as an adult? My approach to therapy is warm, authentic and person-centered creating a safe and productive space to work on any issue that will increase the quality of your life, the quality of your relationships – most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a fully trained clinician (EMDR), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.
Have you noticed that due to childhood trauma or any type of dysfunction you may have experienced as a child, it is hard to maintain relationships as an adult? My approach to therapy is warm, authentic and person-centered creating a safe and productive space to work on any issue that will increase the quality of your life, the quality of your relationships – most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a fully trained clinician (EMDR), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.
(267) 214-3448 View (267) 214-3448
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Ilona Menshova
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
I specialize in Trauma-Focused Theraphy, CBT, Mindfulness and motivational interviewing.
I will collaborate with you to identify what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more enriching life. My mission is to help you rediscover a sense of hope and encourage you to move forward with the feeling of empowerment and a renewed ability to cope with life challenges. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion.
I specialize in Trauma-Focused Theraphy, CBT, Mindfulness and motivational interviewing.
I will collaborate with you to identify what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more enriching life. My mission is to help you rediscover a sense of hope and encourage you to move forward with the feeling of empowerment and a renewed ability to cope with life challenges. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion.
(215) 709-0518 View (215) 709-0518
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May Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Do you need a gentle hand to help you through your struggles? Do you find yourself entrenched in individual and family issues that keep you frozen in living the life you want to live? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with challenging life circumstances, relationship conflicts, parenting concerns, and emotional regulation difficulties. I have successfully helped people manage their depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and life/work stress.
Do you need a gentle hand to help you through your struggles? Do you find yourself entrenched in individual and family issues that keep you frozen in living the life you want to live? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with challenging life circumstances, relationship conflicts, parenting concerns, and emotional regulation difficulties. I have successfully helped people manage their depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and life/work stress.
(267) 357-1303 View (267) 357-1303
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Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Genevieve specializes in working with children with behavioral problems, families affected by Autism, blended families, individuals with trauma, couples and eating disorders.
Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC is a therapy practice that specializes in problems in the family and couple. We work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions with no judgement and acceptance. We are an LGBT friendly practice. Marriage and Family Therapy differs from Individual Therapy in that all affected parties are included in therapy to promote lasting change. We conduct individual therapy from a systemic lens and an innate curiosity about the human experience. Feel free to check outer website for more information www.hpmfts.com.
Genevieve specializes in working with children with behavioral problems, families affected by Autism, blended families, individuals with trauma, couples and eating disorders.
Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC is a therapy practice that specializes in problems in the family and couple. We work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions with no judgement and acceptance. We are an LGBT friendly practice. Marriage and Family Therapy differs from Individual Therapy in that all affected parties are included in therapy to promote lasting change. We conduct individual therapy from a systemic lens and an innate curiosity about the human experience. Feel free to check outer website for more information www.hpmfts.com.
(267) 460-2546 View (267) 460-2546
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Valen Brozey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
Treatment Modalities: Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT).
If you are seeking a clinician who is solution oriented, look no further! I have been in the field for nearly 20 years working with individuals and families. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationships, anxiety, depression and anger management. My style is collaborative, with a focus on: Finding and highlighting your personal strengths, creating clear goals which have identified items that determine accomplishment, building up your skills to sustain long term success and reinforcing growth while encouraging continued development.
Treatment Modalities: Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT).
If you are seeking a clinician who is solution oriented, look no further! I have been in the field for nearly 20 years working with individuals and families. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in relationships, anxiety, depression and anger management. My style is collaborative, with a focus on: Finding and highlighting your personal strengths, creating clear goals which have identified items that determine accomplishment, building up your skills to sustain long term success and reinforcing growth while encouraging continued development.
(267) 361-1723 View (267) 361-1723
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Edie Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I specialize in relationships, spirituality, addiction/recovery, stress management, trauma, depression, anxiety, women's issues, body image, sexuality, career growth, family, recovery from illness or injury, aging, loss and grief.
I welcome someone who is ready to make life changes and would like assistance to take them from where they are to where they want to be. A willingness to work with a supportive, experienced (since 1979) social worker/therapist who uses dynamic and interactive approaches, knowing that I am the guide, and you are the one who knows yourself best and that healing comes from within. Relationship, self esteem, body image, career goals, family challenge, sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss, addiction, depression or anxiety related issues. I offered my first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch, about platonic touch by consent.
I specialize in relationships, spirituality, addiction/recovery, stress management, trauma, depression, anxiety, women's issues, body image, sexuality, career growth, family, recovery from illness or injury, aging, loss and grief.
I welcome someone who is ready to make life changes and would like assistance to take them from where they are to where they want to be. A willingness to work with a supportive, experienced (since 1979) social worker/therapist who uses dynamic and interactive approaches, knowing that I am the guide, and you are the one who knows yourself best and that healing comes from within. Relationship, self esteem, body image, career goals, family challenge, sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss, addiction, depression or anxiety related issues. I offered my first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch, about platonic touch by consent.
(215) 914-2119 View (215) 914-2119
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Vincent Lamont
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
I have experience working with depression and anxiety disorders addiction disorders, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction), career changes, dysfunctional family of origin issues, LGBT issues and concerns and adjustment disorders.
My name is Vincent Lamont and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania). Entering therapy can be a difficult decision for most people. I am committed to gently guiding my clients toward a place of relief from emotional distress and an enhanced sense of well-being. I am here to provide a safe space, and to help you work through whatever issue or conflict is troubling you.
I have experience working with depression and anxiety disorders addiction disorders, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, co-occurring disorders (mental illness and addiction), career changes, dysfunctional family of origin issues, LGBT issues and concerns and adjustment disorders.
My name is Vincent Lamont and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (Pennsylvania). Entering therapy can be a difficult decision for most people. I am committed to gently guiding my clients toward a place of relief from emotional distress and an enhanced sense of well-being. I am here to provide a safe space, and to help you work through whatever issue or conflict is troubling you.
(267) 433-2706 View (267) 433-2706
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Stephen Britchkow
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Clients often come to see me seeking help for their Relationships, to overcome Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Trauma, PTSD , Anger, ADHD, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Pain Management, Career Guidance and Executive Coaching.
I am a Therapist Resource for the Dr. Phil television series. I creatively integrate positive psychology with a holistic spiritual approach to enhance healing and growth for individuals, couples and families. My holistic approach includes an in-depth evaluation to uncover and treat conditions that standard medical practice often overlooks. This includes psychological, social, physical, medical conditions, nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins and supplements that are researched and found to safely improve wellness.
Clients often come to see me seeking help for their Relationships, to overcome Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Trauma, PTSD , Anger, ADHD, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Pain Management, Career Guidance and Executive Coaching.
I am a Therapist Resource for the Dr. Phil television series. I creatively integrate positive psychology with a holistic spiritual approach to enhance healing and growth for individuals, couples and families. My holistic approach includes an in-depth evaluation to uncover and treat conditions that standard medical practice often overlooks. This includes psychological, social, physical, medical conditions, nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins and supplements that are researched and found to safely improve wellness.
(267) 263-7243 View (267) 263-7243
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Hannah Fox
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I explore areas of self-concept, emotional and cognitive processes, attachment, trauma, and much more.
Humans are products of their environments. In fact, you can tell a lot about a person as they unravel the dimensions of their early family life. Our thoughts mediate everything and carry into our daily experience. I aim to help you identify, explore, and challenge yourself to aid in the journey of becoming the best version of you. Successful clients gain a sense of empowerment, take control of their life, and discern failure as opportunity for success. I have experience with children, adolescents, & adults suffering from OCD, ADHD, BPD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ODD, codependency, and interpersonal conflicts.
I explore areas of self-concept, emotional and cognitive processes, attachment, trauma, and much more.
Humans are products of their environments. In fact, you can tell a lot about a person as they unravel the dimensions of their early family life. Our thoughts mediate everything and carry into our daily experience. I aim to help you identify, explore, and challenge yourself to aid in the journey of becoming the best version of you. Successful clients gain a sense of empowerment, take control of their life, and discern failure as opportunity for success. I have experience with children, adolescents, & adults suffering from OCD, ADHD, BPD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ODD, codependency, and interpersonal conflicts.
(215) 608-5471 View (215) 608-5471
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Rachel J Kauffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
My ideal client is you – you who are seeking therapy in order to work on or change something or you who are feeling misunderstood or disconnected with others or the world around you. This may be due to trauma, anxiety, or depression or maybe something that you have a different word for – or don’t know the word for it. I can help. We can create goals together to work on as a team in order to make the changes you want.
My ideal client is you – you who are seeking therapy in order to work on or change something or you who are feeling misunderstood or disconnected with others or the world around you. This may be due to trauma, anxiety, or depression or maybe something that you have a different word for – or don’t know the word for it. I can help. We can create goals together to work on as a team in order to make the changes you want.
(215) 631-3956 View (215) 631-3956
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Erin Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, trauma, difficulties adjusting to life transitions, substance abuse, domestic violence, as well as treating individuals that may be involved in the criminal justice system.
I believe that life can be difficult to navigate, and everyone has their own personal story or journey to tell sometimes we just need a safe space for it. I try to place the utmost importance on treating everyone as an individual and understanding what they are personally and individually dealing with at that time. In supporting clients with guidance and empathy in a non-judgmental environment to process these areas of need in order to better cope is not only helpful but paramount to dealing with whatever life might or has thrown your way.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, trauma, difficulties adjusting to life transitions, substance abuse, domestic violence, as well as treating individuals that may be involved in the criminal justice system.
I believe that life can be difficult to navigate, and everyone has their own personal story or journey to tell sometimes we just need a safe space for it. I try to place the utmost importance on treating everyone as an individual and understanding what they are personally and individually dealing with at that time. In supporting clients with guidance and empathy in a non-judgmental environment to process these areas of need in order to better cope is not only helpful but paramount to dealing with whatever life might or has thrown your way.
(215) 234-1307 View (215) 234-1307
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Amanda Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, relational conflict, struggles in parenting, and attachment concerns. I have worked with clients around adoption and relational loss and am passionate about working with adults and teens experiencing intense emotions. I have a diverse background, having worked with children, adolescents, adults and whole families, survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and at-risk youth. I am a member of the ACA and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, and take special interest in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, relational conflict, struggles in parenting, and attachment concerns. I have worked with clients around adoption and relational loss and am passionate about working with adults and teens experiencing intense emotions. I have a diverse background, having worked with children, adolescents, adults and whole families, survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and at-risk youth. I am a member of the ACA and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, and take special interest in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
(267) 991-8884 View (267) 991-8884
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Lockwood Wellness Services
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I have expertise in insomnia, career, and trauma-informed care.
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
I have expertise in insomnia, career, and trauma-informed care.
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
(215) 234-7656 View (215) 234-7656
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Alexandra R Darion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Our collective mental health presents a major challenge in our society. One in three people meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety and/or depression. There’s a lot of us out there! You’re here because you want relief from this epidemic, and that is an incredibly brave first step! If you're willing to work hard, I am willing to make every effort to help you achieve your goals and we can change your life. Whether you’re going through a life transition, a traumatic event or you have battled mental health struggles all your life, you will feel empowered as we work together to make the improvements which you’re seeking out today.
Our collective mental health presents a major challenge in our society. One in three people meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety and/or depression. There’s a lot of us out there! You’re here because you want relief from this epidemic, and that is an incredibly brave first step! If you're willing to work hard, I am willing to make every effort to help you achieve your goals and we can change your life. Whether you’re going through a life transition, a traumatic event or you have battled mental health struggles all your life, you will feel empowered as we work together to make the improvements which you’re seeking out today.
(215) 770-3764 View (215) 770-3764
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Blue Door Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that we all have an instinct toward growth and healing, and my experience with clients continues to affirm that with good support, everyone has the innate capacity to change. I trust and respect clients by bringing my genuine curiosity, deep sense of acceptance, and keen intuition to what they share with me. Troubling events and traumas happen to all of us, but as we explore old beliefs and process through difficult emotions, it is possible to alter those ingrained habits that prevent growth, and move into a more free experience of yourself. I have an open, relaxed, interactive style based on a holistic perspective.
I believe that we all have an instinct toward growth and healing, and my experience with clients continues to affirm that with good support, everyone has the innate capacity to change. I trust and respect clients by bringing my genuine curiosity, deep sense of acceptance, and keen intuition to what they share with me. Troubling events and traumas happen to all of us, but as we explore old beliefs and process through difficult emotions, it is possible to alter those ingrained habits that prevent growth, and move into a more free experience of yourself. I have an open, relaxed, interactive style based on a holistic perspective.
(267) 833-2523 View (267) 833-2523
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Dana Fry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
My style is very down to earth, including humor, warmth, and acceptance. I am open to your ideas and your strengths. I listen closely to your feelings and to the challenges you face. I can help by offering new ways of looking at problems, at relationships, and at coping efforts. In this way, you can develop a better understanding of what may be keeping you stuck or making you unhappy, as well as new ways of responding to life's challenges.
My style is very down to earth, including humor, warmth, and acceptance. I am open to your ideas and your strengths. I listen closely to your feelings and to the challenges you face. I can help by offering new ways of looking at problems, at relationships, and at coping efforts. In this way, you can develop a better understanding of what may be keeping you stuck or making you unhappy, as well as new ways of responding to life's challenges.
(610) 486-3806 View (610) 486-3806

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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.