Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Mid City East, PA

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Elizabeth Ringler-Jayanthan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! I am an LCSW in Pennsylvania and am currently a Doctorate of Social Work candidate. My passion is in helping individuals to recover from traumatic events and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual trauma and other traumatic events.
Hello and welcome to my page! I am an LCSW in Pennsylvania and am currently a Doctorate of Social Work candidate. My passion is in helping individuals to recover from traumatic events and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual trauma and other traumatic events.
(484) 616-2503 View (484) 616-2503
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Ami Sharma-Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Utilizing a multicultural and trauma informed lense, I tailor treatment and interventions based on each client's needs.
As a therapist, I am deeply committed to understanding your needs, strengths, and life experiences which have shaped who you are today. I value fostering an environment in which trust can be founded upon creating a safe, warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will develop coping skills and strategies to help you feel empowered to effectively manage your life concerns. You can expect that I will regularly seek your feedback and input during our journey together as I strongly believe you are the expert in knowing yourself best.
Utilizing a multicultural and trauma informed lense, I tailor treatment and interventions based on each client's needs.
As a therapist, I am deeply committed to understanding your needs, strengths, and life experiences which have shaped who you are today. I value fostering an environment in which trust can be founded upon creating a safe, warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will develop coping skills and strategies to help you feel empowered to effectively manage your life concerns. You can expect that I will regularly seek your feedback and input during our journey together as I strongly believe you are the expert in knowing yourself best.
(201) 690-1195 View (201) 690-1195
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Danica Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am Danica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. My approach is warm, compassionate and supportive in a comfortable nonjudgmental environment. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, military, depression, addiction, bipolar and others.
Hi there, I am Danica, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. My approach is warm, compassionate and supportive in a comfortable nonjudgmental environment. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, military, depression, addiction, bipolar and others.
(412) 990-2523 View (412) 990-2523
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Sara Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mid City East, PA 19102
I am committed to providing a culturally competent and trauma informed therapeutic space.
Hi! I'm Sara and I am a licensed couples and family therapist, plant enthusiast, and dog mom. I am a systemically trained clinician working with individuals and couples; I approach therapy in a "3D" way rather than just the "one thing" bringing you in. I frequently work with adult children of narcissistic parents, boundary setting and advocating for your self, life transitions, and increased self worth.
I am committed to providing a culturally competent and trauma informed therapeutic space.
Hi! I'm Sara and I am a licensed couples and family therapist, plant enthusiast, and dog mom. I am a systemically trained clinician working with individuals and couples; I approach therapy in a "3D" way rather than just the "one thing" bringing you in. I frequently work with adult children of narcissistic parents, boundary setting and advocating for your self, life transitions, and increased self worth.
(215) 918-7401 View (215) 918-7401
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Colleen Contrisciane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I work really well with young adults trying to figure out life, people straddling caring for young children while also caring for aging parents, and people of all ages struggling to recover from trauma and interpersonal abuse.
If you're looking for real, I have you covered! Congratulations on taking the brave dive into therapy and improving your life. I am excited about helping you reach your goals. My identity as a therapist is very much grounded in the many years I spent in education. I often see myself as an educator when working with clients, and I believe that helping you learn concrete skills and tools in therapy are at the core of what you need to heal and take good care of yourself. When you leave each session with me, you can expect to have a take away tool that you can start using immediately to positively impact your mental health.
I work really well with young adults trying to figure out life, people straddling caring for young children while also caring for aging parents, and people of all ages struggling to recover from trauma and interpersonal abuse.
If you're looking for real, I have you covered! Congratulations on taking the brave dive into therapy and improving your life. I am excited about helping you reach your goals. My identity as a therapist is very much grounded in the many years I spent in education. I often see myself as an educator when working with clients, and I believe that helping you learn concrete skills and tools in therapy are at the core of what you need to heal and take good care of yourself. When you leave each session with me, you can expect to have a take away tool that you can start using immediately to positively impact your mental health.
(484) 749-8103 View (484) 749-8103
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Lauren Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102
Sometimes, life is really hard. Difficult experiences and past traumas can leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, shut down and alone. Relief and some hope would feel so welcome right now. Together we'll find a path to peace and balance. We will get to know the parts of you that may be carrying anxiety, depression, shame, fear, relationship issues, addictions, grief, loss, or other experiences.
Sometimes, life is really hard. Difficult experiences and past traumas can leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, shut down and alone. Relief and some hope would feel so welcome right now. Together we'll find a path to peace and balance. We will get to know the parts of you that may be carrying anxiety, depression, shame, fear, relationship issues, addictions, grief, loss, or other experiences.
(484) 642-0818 View (484) 642-0818
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Ari S Pizer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mid City East, PA 19102
Perhaps the tried and true ways of coping with challenging feelings and situations are no longer working the way they once did. You may be concerned about what this means or how it is affecting your relationships. And even clicking on this page means you are already starting to do something different. This curiosity and the hope you put in our work that things might get better is something I take very seriously. One of my overall concerns for the therapeutic process is that we turn your hope into a sense of empowerment so that you can feel confident about your abilities as you face the challenges and rewards that life presents
Perhaps the tried and true ways of coping with challenging feelings and situations are no longer working the way they once did. You may be concerned about what this means or how it is affecting your relationships. And even clicking on this page means you are already starting to do something different. This curiosity and the hope you put in our work that things might get better is something I take very seriously. One of my overall concerns for the therapeutic process is that we turn your hope into a sense of empowerment so that you can feel confident about your abilities as you face the challenges and rewards that life presents
(267) 281-1516 View (267) 281-1516
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Maureen McTamney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mid City East, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Pennsylvania.
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Pennsylvania.
(484) 874-7845 View (484) 874-7845

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Maxwell Wagenknecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I have experience working with all sorts of issues including anxiety related issues, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
So often anxiety or depression can leave us feeling like there is no way out. I am here to empower you to be able to find hope. Whether it's struggling with a recent life transition or loss, I can provide you with the much needed space to work through these difficult feelings. Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to help guide you along your path to change and self-discovery. I focus on creating a safe space where we can feel free to express ourselves and work towards the change we desire.
I have experience working with all sorts of issues including anxiety related issues, depressive disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and trauma.
So often anxiety or depression can leave us feeling like there is no way out. I am here to empower you to be able to find hope. Whether it's struggling with a recent life transition or loss, I can provide you with the much needed space to work through these difficult feelings. Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to help guide you along your path to change and self-discovery. I focus on creating a safe space where we can feel free to express ourselves and work towards the change we desire.
(267) 651-0193 View (267) 651-0193
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Richard States
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
Since the early 1990s, I have worked with individuals, couple, and families across outpatient and inpatient settings, in homes and schools, and through telehealth. I have assisted people with a variety of challenges, including depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, behavioral dyscontrol, poor self-esteem, substance use, life transition, and other concerns. I really like helping people increase self-awareness, which fosters self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I want my clients to fully embrace life, chart their life course, and realize their dreams!
Since the early 1990s, I have worked with individuals, couple, and families across outpatient and inpatient settings, in homes and schools, and through telehealth. I have assisted people with a variety of challenges, including depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, behavioral dyscontrol, poor self-esteem, substance use, life transition, and other concerns. I really like helping people increase self-awareness, which fosters self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I want my clients to fully embrace life, chart their life course, and realize their dreams!
(724) 200-8481 View (724) 200-8481
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L. Elaine Dutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I have particular interest in trauma, identity questioning and development, and relationship concerns.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient. I see my role as that of a space holder and guide. I will shed light on and explore what may be causing difficulty in your life, provide affirmation, and offer tools that will help sustain your therapeutic goals. I believe that transformation and change can evolve through collaboration and the development of a renewed narrative that is validating and hopeful.
I have particular interest in trauma, identity questioning and development, and relationship concerns.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient. I see my role as that of a space holder and guide. I will shed light on and explore what may be causing difficulty in your life, provide affirmation, and offer tools that will help sustain your therapeutic goals. I believe that transformation and change can evolve through collaboration and the development of a renewed narrative that is validating and hopeful.
(267) 202-4489 View (267) 202-4489
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Sophia Polin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I believe that the most effective way to grow is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, who are processing trauma, who want to improve their relationships, or who simply want to explore their full potential.
I believe that the most effective way to grow is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, who are processing trauma, who want to improve their relationships, or who simply want to explore their full potential.
(215) 461-3914 View (215) 461-3914
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Sean Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware, with a certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I have been in practice since 2018, after graduating from Millersville University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware, with a certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional. I have been in practice since 2018, after graduating from Millersville University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.
(484) 779-7102 View (484) 779-7102
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Anne Riddle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Anne M. Riddle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has vast clinical experience working with individuals, children, and families with a vast array of issues such as abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, panic attacks, suicide, major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, bipolar depression, child neglect, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Anne M. Riddle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has vast clinical experience working with individuals, children, and families with a vast array of issues such as abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, panic attacks, suicide, major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, tobacco addiction, bipolar depression, child neglect, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(412) 900-1346 View (412) 900-1346
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Almondina Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CGS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
As a PTSD survivor and a bereaved mother, I understand both personally and professionally the connection between positive, validating support and the healing process. I have extensive training and experience in the areas of trauma and grief techniques and I will use an emotionally safe, non judgmental approach to guide you on your journey towards healing.
As a PTSD survivor and a bereaved mother, I understand both personally and professionally the connection between positive, validating support and the healing process. I have extensive training and experience in the areas of trauma and grief techniques and I will use an emotionally safe, non judgmental approach to guide you on your journey towards healing.
(724) 617-5029 View (724) 617-5029
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Marvin A Toliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104
My therapy focuses on you and your needs. My job is not to tell you what to do, but to walk alongside you on your journey, making you aware of and exploring things that may hinder your success. I am trauma-informed and feel that past experiences heavily impact how we navigate the world currently. Personal identity also plays a significant role in our lives and sometimes affects mental health. The client-therapist relationship is extremely important and it is my job to build trust, so you feel comfortable being completely open and honest in a non-judgmental session so positive change can occur.
My therapy focuses on you and your needs. My job is not to tell you what to do, but to walk alongside you on your journey, making you aware of and exploring things that may hinder your success. I am trauma-informed and feel that past experiences heavily impact how we navigate the world currently. Personal identity also plays a significant role in our lives and sometimes affects mental health. The client-therapist relationship is extremely important and it is my job to build trust, so you feel comfortable being completely open and honest in a non-judgmental session so positive change can occur.
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Amy DeSmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, and relationship issues. I understand how trauma, childhood attachment, family of origin dynamics, and harm within our social/cultural/political systems underly many of these struggles. And I know how these painful experiences can disconnect you from yourself, your loved ones, and the joys of life. Together, we will explore the patterns that keep you stuck, understand their roots, and learn new ways of navigating life's challenges. Our work will help you restore a sense of agency and reconnection to your authentic, grounded Self that's innate to us all.
I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, and relationship issues. I understand how trauma, childhood attachment, family of origin dynamics, and harm within our social/cultural/political systems underly many of these struggles. And I know how these painful experiences can disconnect you from yourself, your loved ones, and the joys of life. Together, we will explore the patterns that keep you stuck, understand their roots, and learn new ways of navigating life's challenges. Our work will help you restore a sense of agency and reconnection to your authentic, grounded Self that's innate to us all.
(267) 478-4185 View (267) 478-4185
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River Wards Wellness Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
River Wards Wellness Collective focuses on holistic wellness practices. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, reiki, and individual trauma-informed yoga and meditation. Our providers have a variety of specialties to address the specific needs of our community including DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Sensorimotor Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy. We have office locations in Philadelphia (Fishtown & Society Hill), and West Chester.
River Wards Wellness Collective focuses on holistic wellness practices. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, reiki, and individual trauma-informed yoga and meditation. Our providers have a variety of specialties to address the specific needs of our community including DBT, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Sensorimotor Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy. We have office locations in Philadelphia (Fishtown & Society Hill), and West Chester.
(215) 515-0581 View (215) 515-0581
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Olivia Bijou Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience with individuals diagnosed with mood disorders, trauma histories, attachment trauma, stress, anxiety, and relationship struggles.
Finding a therapist that's a good fit for you is essential. My specific approach to counseling is empowerment-based, process oriented, and solutions-focused. I find that learning about one's own motivations, strengthening the empathy response, facing fears, and dismantling barriers are what lead to healing, fulfillment, personal growth and freedom. My style is to be curious and challenging, is generally discussion-based, and always leaves room for humor and freedom of expression. I have been supervising MSW students for over a decade, and am currently building a supervision practice for PA LSWs seeking mentorship.
I have extensive experience with individuals diagnosed with mood disorders, trauma histories, attachment trauma, stress, anxiety, and relationship struggles.
Finding a therapist that's a good fit for you is essential. My specific approach to counseling is empowerment-based, process oriented, and solutions-focused. I find that learning about one's own motivations, strengthening the empathy response, facing fears, and dismantling barriers are what lead to healing, fulfillment, personal growth and freedom. My style is to be curious and challenging, is generally discussion-based, and always leaves room for humor and freedom of expression. I have been supervising MSW students for over a decade, and am currently building a supervision practice for PA LSWs seeking mentorship.
(215) 774-5327 View (215) 774-5327
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Jill Maier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
My training includes Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, Creative Arts interventions, and Trauma-focused approaches.
Everyone faces some bumps on the road of life. Often times it is helpful to have someone besides friends or family to help fix the pot holes or navigate a new road. One of my strengths is creating a safe space through a non-judgmental attitude, being open minded, using humor, and basically keeping it real. By blending a focus on present day problems and any childhood issues we will work towards the goals you want to accomplish. Together we will focus on you making healthier choices, improving mood and self-esteem, and creating a better life balance.
My training includes Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, Creative Arts interventions, and Trauma-focused approaches.
Everyone faces some bumps on the road of life. Often times it is helpful to have someone besides friends or family to help fix the pot holes or navigate a new road. One of my strengths is creating a safe space through a non-judgmental attitude, being open minded, using humor, and basically keeping it real. By blending a focus on present day problems and any childhood issues we will work towards the goals you want to accomplish. Together we will focus on you making healthier choices, improving mood and self-esteem, and creating a better life balance.
(215) 600-4801 View (215) 600-4801

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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.