Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Jenkintown, PA

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Legacy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I help individuals grappling with the effects of traumatic events and PTSD, negative beliefs and self-talk, and experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Through our work together, my clients build resilience, feel empowered to take on life's challenges with a new sense of who they are, feel capable and competent against anything that comes their way, break unhealthy patterns, develop courage that will allow them to bet on themselves and their future with their actions, and have practical ways to cope with difficult emotions.
I help individuals grappling with the effects of traumatic events and PTSD, negative beliefs and self-talk, and experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Through our work together, my clients build resilience, feel empowered to take on life's challenges with a new sense of who they are, feel capable and competent against anything that comes their way, break unhealthy patterns, develop courage that will allow them to bet on themselves and their future with their actions, and have practical ways to cope with difficult emotions.
(267) 651-2017 View (267) 651-2017
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Gentle Force Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Namaste from Antoinette! I have a unique educational background encompassing criminal justice and clinical psychology, bringing a holistic approach to therapy, focusing on understanding the intersection of mental health and social justice issues. At Gentle Force Counseling Services, the therapeutic approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and centered around empowering individuals to cultivate resilience and healing. Our clinical team consists of dedicated and compassionate licensed professionals committed to providing mental health services to those in need in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Namaste from Antoinette! I have a unique educational background encompassing criminal justice and clinical psychology, bringing a holistic approach to therapy, focusing on understanding the intersection of mental health and social justice issues. At Gentle Force Counseling Services, the therapeutic approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and centered around empowering individuals to cultivate resilience and healing. Our clinical team consists of dedicated and compassionate licensed professionals committed to providing mental health services to those in need in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
(267) 440-6550 View (267) 440-6550
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Life's Metamorphosis LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (Online Only)
Life is full of many twists and turns! It presents a number of challenges that can make it hard to cope with life's unanticipated changes. Even though this may be true, it does not need to leave you stuck with a life void of functioning in the way you want! Hello, my name is Heather Wardlaw and I am a consummate professional who is excited to be in service to you at Life’s Metamorphosis LLC! With more than 20 years of experience, I am a current Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor with a certificate in Trauma Studies from Arcadia University.
Life is full of many twists and turns! It presents a number of challenges that can make it hard to cope with life's unanticipated changes. Even though this may be true, it does not need to leave you stuck with a life void of functioning in the way you want! Hello, my name is Heather Wardlaw and I am a consummate professional who is excited to be in service to you at Life’s Metamorphosis LLC! With more than 20 years of experience, I am a current Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor with a certificate in Trauma Studies from Arcadia University.
(267) 360-7749 View (267) 360-7749
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Marta MacDougall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in childhood or adulthood. I have worked with Veterans for over 20 years, and have extensive experience with Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma and PTSD. I work with each client to foster their strength, resilience, and zest for life. I also work with clients who want to find greater fulfillment in their relationships. I am deeply committed to offering a safe, warm, affirming environment for clients to heal.
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in childhood or adulthood. I have worked with Veterans for over 20 years, and have extensive experience with Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma and PTSD. I work with each client to foster their strength, resilience, and zest for life. I also work with clients who want to find greater fulfillment in their relationships. I am deeply committed to offering a safe, warm, affirming environment for clients to heal.
(215) 515-7642 View (215) 515-7642
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Merle Clearfield
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (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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Felicity Fong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Complex trauma can be a stubborn life companion. Living through repeated exposure to traumatic experiences can leave you feeling unable to trust yourself or others, feeling chronically unsafe, and seeing yourself differently. Alongside those wounds, complicated grief can also be woven into the mix of post-traumatic pain. Complicated grief is so much more than “just” a loss - it’s sadness, anger, and guilt that cannot always be easily defined. As a licensed professional counselor with a special interest in trauma treatment, I understand the profound impact these experiences can have on an individual's emotional well being.
Complex trauma can be a stubborn life companion. Living through repeated exposure to traumatic experiences can leave you feeling unable to trust yourself or others, feeling chronically unsafe, and seeing yourself differently. Alongside those wounds, complicated grief can also be woven into the mix of post-traumatic pain. Complicated grief is so much more than “just” a loss - it’s sadness, anger, and guilt that cannot always be easily defined. As a licensed professional counselor with a special interest in trauma treatment, I understand the profound impact these experiences can have on an individual's emotional well being.
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Jenna Rosenau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Whether you're going through a life transition, struggling in a relationship, or experiencing anxiety, it takes courage to seek help. Regardless of what you're going through, I want you to recognize that your resilience in life has brought you this far. I would like to help you from here by guiding you through this therapeutic process, as it may relate to personal trauma, early life experiences, and/or unhealthy patterns. I will help you unlock old patterns and beliefs about yourself that are no longer serving you or your relationships. I will support you in tapping into a deeper understand of who you are at your core.
Whether you're going through a life transition, struggling in a relationship, or experiencing anxiety, it takes courage to seek help. Regardless of what you're going through, I want you to recognize that your resilience in life has brought you this far. I would like to help you from here by guiding you through this therapeutic process, as it may relate to personal trauma, early life experiences, and/or unhealthy patterns. I will help you unlock old patterns and beliefs about yourself that are no longer serving you or your relationships. I will support you in tapping into a deeper understand of who you are at your core.
(267) 356-4219 View (267) 356-4219
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Rik Fire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
CPT Certified (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD & Post-Traumatic Bereavement); Gender & Sexuality Specialist; Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher; Reiki Master; Ordained Interfaith Minister; Advanced Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
Rik Fire (aka Manjot Singh Khalsa) is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client's individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Montgomery County, PA & Radikal Healing Suite Asbury Park, NJ are healing centers that provide opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.
CPT Certified (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD & Post-Traumatic Bereavement); Gender & Sexuality Specialist; Certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher; Reiki Master; Ordained Interfaith Minister; Advanced Certified Shamanic Practitioner.
Rik Fire (aka Manjot Singh Khalsa) is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1996, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client's individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Montgomery County, PA & Radikal Healing Suite Asbury Park, NJ are healing centers that provide opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.
(267) 793-0711 View (267) 793-0711
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Cheryl N Foxworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I work with a diverse population of individuals and families in addressing abuse, trauma, and major life changes.
Hello my name is Cheryl Foxworth. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Pennsylvania. For over 20-years I have worked with families in distress. I believe that most often the negative experiences we have in childhood corrupts our true sense of being. These early childhood issues often results in a disconnect with our true self. How tragic this can be but there is hope. I would love to think that "What does not kill us will only make us stronger. " This is a quote from philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche that has become my personal mantra. We must learn how to live beyond our hurt....
I work with a diverse population of individuals and families in addressing abuse, trauma, and major life changes.
Hello my name is Cheryl Foxworth. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Pennsylvania. For over 20-years I have worked with families in distress. I believe that most often the negative experiences we have in childhood corrupts our true sense of being. These early childhood issues often results in a disconnect with our true self. How tragic this can be but there is hope. I would love to think that "What does not kill us will only make us stronger. " This is a quote from philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche that has become my personal mantra. We must learn how to live beyond our hurt....
(267) 627-3026 View (267) 627-3026
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Certified Brainspotting - Elizabeth Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MTBC, MA, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (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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Ernest Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, LBS
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (Online Only)
Pearson has clinical experience in working with clients with the following issues: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, Grief, ADHD, Stress Management, Men’s Issues, Substance Use Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders.
Mr. Pearson is an experienced Mental Health Professional who is dedicated to serving individuals, families and communities who are in need of counseling and behavioral health services. Mr. Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Specialist in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pearson has over 13 years of experience providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults including outpatient mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment facilities and in public school systems throughout PA
Pearson has clinical experience in working with clients with the following issues: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, Grief, ADHD, Stress Management, Men’s Issues, Substance Use Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders.
Mr. Pearson is an experienced Mental Health Professional who is dedicated to serving individuals, families and communities who are in need of counseling and behavioral health services. Mr. Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Specialist in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pearson has over 13 years of experience providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults including outpatient mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment facilities and in public school systems throughout PA
(267) 450-2726 View (267) 450-2726
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Theresa Onorato Lpc Certified Trauma Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MACP, SAC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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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Emily Salkever-Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046  (Online Only)
Trauma informed therapy, DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by, I am so glad that you are here & taking time to think about helping yourself &/or a loved one. Are you stressed, worried, feeling stuck, depressed, struggling with difficult emotions or a transition? My goal is to support you on this part of your Journey. Together, let’s find peace, purpose, self-compassion, joy, positive energy, & more reasons to hope. We all need support sometimes—me too! In therapy, I am Person-Centered & incorporate breathing, mindfulness, education, walking, nature, and the wisdom that lies within you. Because, no one knows you better than you! I look forward to meeting you soon.
Trauma informed therapy, DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by, I am so glad that you are here & taking time to think about helping yourself &/or a loved one. Are you stressed, worried, feeling stuck, depressed, struggling with difficult emotions or a transition? My goal is to support you on this part of your Journey. Together, let’s find peace, purpose, self-compassion, joy, positive energy, & more reasons to hope. We all need support sometimes—me too! In therapy, I am Person-Centered & incorporate breathing, mindfulness, education, walking, nature, and the wisdom that lies within you. Because, no one knows you better than you! I look forward to meeting you soon.
(484) 509-9821 View (484) 509-9821
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Lisa Corbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Life can be overwhelming and draining. Especially when you are grieving the loss of a part of yourself or a loved one who has died. We grieve the loss of relationships, friendships, people, and experiences. Please know that grief has no time limit; you just need to learn how to live in a new way. Life will never be easy, but it may become easier. Traumatic experiences effect people in different ways throughout their lives. Now is the time to reach out if you suffered a trauma and are looking to process how that trauma may now be affecting you. Lastly, families go through changes and each transition requires a new set of skills.
Life can be overwhelming and draining. Especially when you are grieving the loss of a part of yourself or a loved one who has died. We grieve the loss of relationships, friendships, people, and experiences. Please know that grief has no time limit; you just need to learn how to live in a new way. Life will never be easy, but it may become easier. Traumatic experiences effect people in different ways throughout their lives. Now is the time to reach out if you suffered a trauma and are looking to process how that trauma may now be affecting you. Lastly, families go through changes and each transition requires a new set of skills.
(267) 763-2014 View (267) 763-2014
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Tiffany Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Not accepting new clients
I use both EMDR and the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM) to help heal trauma in the mind and body, when just talking about it isn't enough.
I help people pleasers, perfectionists, and overachievers learn how to stop overfunctioning and set healthier boundaries. I also specialize in working with BIPOC women to heal from trauma in a world that continues to be traumatizing. Life can feel scary and uncertain. Fortunately, we do not have to go through it alone.
I use both EMDR and the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM) to help heal trauma in the mind and body, when just talking about it isn't enough.
I help people pleasers, perfectionists, and overachievers learn how to stop overfunctioning and set healthier boundaries. I also specialize in working with BIPOC women to heal from trauma in a world that continues to be traumatizing. Life can feel scary and uncertain. Fortunately, we do not have to go through it alone.
(267) 763-2015 View (267) 763-2015
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Su Siegelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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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Derek Rose
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
—Accepting New Clients In-Person or Virtual; Text or Call to Schedule Free Consult— Anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict, trauma responses...these are symptoms of underlying pain and fracturing that can be healed. You might know the origin, such as an acute loss or trauma, or maybe you have no idea why you feel lonely, on edge, misunderstood, or unable to face life transitions. It's a common experience to feel disconnected, even from yourself, and while I believe you're the only one who can ultimately make yourself whole, you don't have to find the way alone.
—Accepting New Clients In-Person or Virtual; Text or Call to Schedule Free Consult— Anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict, trauma responses...these are symptoms of underlying pain and fracturing that can be healed. You might know the origin, such as an acute loss or trauma, or maybe you have no idea why you feel lonely, on edge, misunderstood, or unable to face life transitions. It's a common experience to feel disconnected, even from yourself, and while I believe you're the only one who can ultimately make yourself whole, you don't have to find the way alone.
(215) 315-7964 View (215) 315-7964
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Amy Parkinson (Wells) Seader
Psychologist, RN, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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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Cecelia S. Baldwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Jenkintown, PA 19046
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, practicing as a therapist, trainer, and consultant in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. I offer individual therapy, couples counseling and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults. I have a broad and unique base of clinical experience and education. I have a particular passion and expertise in working with children, adolescents, individuals and families struggling with relationships difficulties. I have significant experience and advanced clinical training treating varying degrees of psychological trauma.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, practicing as a therapist, trainer, and consultant in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. I offer individual therapy, couples counseling and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults. I have a broad and unique base of clinical experience and education. I have a particular passion and expertise in working with children, adolescents, individuals and families struggling with relationships difficulties. I have significant experience and advanced clinical training treating varying degrees of psychological trauma.
(484) 725-6952 View (484) 725-6952
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Robin Axelrod Sabag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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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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.