Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Penn Valley, PA

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Jessica Curlett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Penn Valley, PA 19072  (Online Only)
As a person-centered therapist, I strive to ensure my clients feel seen, heard, and supported on their mental health journey. With focus areas of anxiety, depression, and trauma I feel that understanding is the basis of healing. Many barriers exist in accessing mental health care and finding the right therapist shouldn’t be one of them. I am a licensed professional counselor and received my Master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. I've worked in university and group practice settings providing therapy to teens, college students, and clients in their 20s and 30s. I also provide Christian counseling upon request.
As a person-centered therapist, I strive to ensure my clients feel seen, heard, and supported on their mental health journey. With focus areas of anxiety, depression, and trauma I feel that understanding is the basis of healing. Many barriers exist in accessing mental health care and finding the right therapist shouldn’t be one of them. I am a licensed professional counselor and received my Master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. I've worked in university and group practice settings providing therapy to teens, college students, and clients in their 20s and 30s. I also provide Christian counseling upon request.
(484) 603-6891 View (484) 603-6891
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Lori Ezzedine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I have seen clients flourish by learning about their symptoms, processing their trauma, and implementing goals that help them live their best lives.
I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and that everyone's personal background brings a unique perspective. I aim to explore that perspective and help guide client’s in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. This allows for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. I create an individualized treatment plan for each client and help them develop realistic and attainable goals. Psychoeducation is an intervention I often incorporate and I tend to put an emphasis on coping skills, self care, and healthy boundaries, as they are all a very important piece of the healing and growing process.
I have seen clients flourish by learning about their symptoms, processing their trauma, and implementing goals that help them live their best lives.
I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and that everyone's personal background brings a unique perspective. I aim to explore that perspective and help guide client’s in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. This allows for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. I create an individualized treatment plan for each client and help them develop realistic and attainable goals. Psychoeducation is an intervention I often incorporate and I tend to put an emphasis on coping skills, self care, and healthy boundaries, as they are all a very important piece of the healing and growing process.
(484) 969-8639 View (484) 969-8639
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Susan S. Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FABP
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. One of my strengths is in helping my patients discover and build on their strengths. It's important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may be living as though those same circumstances still exist without awareness that you are doing so. Our interactions can provide a powerful vehicle for understanding of what goes on in your mind as well as in your relationships.
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. One of my strengths is in helping my patients discover and build on their strengths. It's important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may be living as though those same circumstances still exist without awareness that you are doing so. Our interactions can provide a powerful vehicle for understanding of what goes on in your mind as well as in your relationships.
(610) 915-8899 View (610) 915-8899
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Mike Molloy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072
I am currently accepting new clients in two practice settings- my individual private practice as well as through Rittenhouse Psychological Services. Please read a descriptions below regarding each setting and, should I feel like a good fit for you and you want to connect, please let me know which setting you are interested in. Recently, I also offer parent coaching. If reaching out about parenting work, please note in your email.
I am currently accepting new clients in two practice settings- my individual private practice as well as through Rittenhouse Psychological Services. Please read a descriptions below regarding each setting and, should I feel like a good fit for you and you want to connect, please let me know which setting you are interested in. Recently, I also offer parent coaching. If reaching out about parenting work, please note in your email.
(215) 593-2617 View (215) 593-2617
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Nicole Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Nicole, a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to helping you live your best life possible. I view therapy as a partnership where you are in control, and it is my privilege at assist in guiding you to achieving your goals. I am passionate about the field of mental health, and it is an honor to be able to join you on your journey.
Welcome! I'm Nicole, a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to helping you live your best life possible. I view therapy as a partnership where you are in control, and it is my privilege at assist in guiding you to achieving your goals. I am passionate about the field of mental health, and it is an honor to be able to join you on your journey.
(570) 529-9096 View (570) 529-9096
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Sloane Ferenchak
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Penn Valley, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
I feel both honored and privileged to partner with individuals and couples to build their understanding of their challenges, leverage their strengths, and create personalized strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives. As a therapist with ADHD, I recognize that one of the most painful experiences that come with ADHD is feeling “in your own way” and the sense of thwarted potential that comes along with it. I also know that ADHD doesn’t just impact attention, organization, and motivation; it can affect your entire life, from your performance at work to your home life and inner world.
(610) 989-7573 View (610) 989-7573
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Meredith Barber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Penn Valley, PA 19072
To live full, free, and generous lives, we need to connect deeply with ourselves and with others. I gently encourage clients to develop confidence in their inner knowledge and to have faith in the flow of the universe. When we trust our feelings, our intuition, and our creativity, we don't feel impelled to muscle through the world. Instead, we feel guided and supported. I help clients to rely on their inner knowledge and to express their vulnerabilities and strengths so that they can fulfill their potential, interact meaningfully with others, enjoy life's riches, and do the work they are meant to do.
To live full, free, and generous lives, we need to connect deeply with ourselves and with others. I gently encourage clients to develop confidence in their inner knowledge and to have faith in the flow of the universe. When we trust our feelings, our intuition, and our creativity, we don't feel impelled to muscle through the world. Instead, we feel guided and supported. I help clients to rely on their inner knowledge and to express their vulnerabilities and strengths so that they can fulfill their potential, interact meaningfully with others, enjoy life's riches, and do the work they are meant to do.
(610) 347-5541 View (610) 347-5541

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Michelle (Shelley) Snapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Gladwyne, PA 19035
I believe I’m the best fit for clients who are struggling with diagnoses such as anxiety and PTSD, and clients looking to focus on topics such as perfectionism, self-esteem, self-care, burnout, boundary setting, family/ relationship conflict, navigating life transitions and major life events. You’ll find that I have a kind, energetic, authentic, and friendly attitude, paired with the ability to support and motivate my clients towards change. Whether you’re in a place where you’re motivated for change or just need a compassionate listening ear, you are welcome as you are!
I believe I’m the best fit for clients who are struggling with diagnoses such as anxiety and PTSD, and clients looking to focus on topics such as perfectionism, self-esteem, self-care, burnout, boundary setting, family/ relationship conflict, navigating life transitions and major life events. You’ll find that I have a kind, energetic, authentic, and friendly attitude, paired with the ability to support and motivate my clients towards change. Whether you’re in a place where you’re motivated for change or just need a compassionate listening ear, you are welcome as you are!
(484) 209-4425 View (484) 209-4425
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Rebecca Livingston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
I have training in trauma, Play Therapy, Postpartum mental health treatment, and Sand Tray Therapy modalities.
I am an art therapist and counselor experienced in working with a variety of concerns, issues, and diagnoses through a client-centered and creative approach. I believe that each person is unique and tailor my approach to their individual needs and goals. I approach art therapy and counseling with empathy and believe that each person has innate strengths that can be fostered in order to lead to growth and self-awareness.
I have training in trauma, Play Therapy, Postpartum mental health treatment, and Sand Tray Therapy modalities.
I am an art therapist and counselor experienced in working with a variety of concerns, issues, and diagnoses through a client-centered and creative approach. I believe that each person is unique and tailor my approach to their individual needs and goals. I approach art therapy and counseling with empathy and believe that each person has innate strengths that can be fostered in order to lead to growth and self-awareness.
(267) 418-6998 View (267) 418-6998
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Beth Bickel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Wynnewood, PA 19096
My main practice is focused on treating trauma and attachment. My trauma training and education is broad and ongoing. I provide treatment to clients age 12 and over and have worked with survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect. I incorporate EMDR into my practice whenever applicable and use an integrative approach that includes attachment theory, IFS, mindfulness and trauma psychoeducation.
My main practice is focused on treating trauma and attachment. My trauma training and education is broad and ongoing. I provide treatment to clients age 12 and over and have worked with survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect. I incorporate EMDR into my practice whenever applicable and use an integrative approach that includes attachment theory, IFS, mindfulness and trauma psychoeducation.
(610) 638-7418 View (610) 638-7418
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Nancy Roth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
I also work with trauma survivors, people experiencing grief and bereavement or who are facing death.
I believe that everyone has strengths--and that everyone encounters challenges. During difficult times, I can help you find new ways of understanding what's happening, additional resources for support and enhanced coping skills that build on your existing strengths. I work primarily with adults, individually, in couples or as families.
I also work with trauma survivors, people experiencing grief and bereavement or who are facing death.
I believe that everyone has strengths--and that everyone encounters challenges. During difficult times, I can help you find new ways of understanding what's happening, additional resources for support and enhanced coping skills that build on your existing strengths. I work primarily with adults, individually, in couples or as families.
(215) 703-8849 View (215) 703-8849
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Diane Gibfried
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
I offer an opportunity to address multiple issues with an emphasis on the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Trauma and emotional pain can lead to a sense of being stuck. This can feel like being stuck in responses to situations and events and people that maintain our pain and present obstacles to our growth and flourishing. A warm and trusting therapeutic relationship can create an opportunity to get unstuck. This can manifest as increased confidence and a feeling that you are more present in your life. It can foster self awareness and improvement in your relationship with yourself and others.
I offer an opportunity to address multiple issues with an emphasis on the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Trauma and emotional pain can lead to a sense of being stuck. This can feel like being stuck in responses to situations and events and people that maintain our pain and present obstacles to our growth and flourishing. A warm and trusting therapeutic relationship can create an opportunity to get unstuck. This can manifest as increased confidence and a feeling that you are more present in your life. It can foster self awareness and improvement in your relationship with yourself and others.
(610) 679-8004 View (610) 679-8004
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Abraham Kou
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  (Online Only)
My name is Abraham Kou and I'm an American Chinese therapist that has a focus in working through trauma, obsessions & compulsions, social anxiety, and substance use problems.
Hi there, my website www.abrahamhkou.com is the best way to check current availability, insurance, and get in touch.
My name is Abraham Kou and I'm an American Chinese therapist that has a focus in working through trauma, obsessions & compulsions, social anxiety, and substance use problems.
Hi there, my website www.abrahamhkou.com is the best way to check current availability, insurance, and get in touch.
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Heather Gregan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I specialize in Adolescent treatment and Women's trauma. I have been working in mental health and addictions with adolescents and adults for over twelve years. I have experience in outpatient and residential settings and I'm skilled to work with complex issues. When someone asks me what I do, I have a difficult time boiling it down. More recently, I've come to realize that I help individuals and families in crisis. I work with the whole family, either in or out of my office and I help clients address core issues standing in the way of health, success and happiness.
I specialize in Adolescent treatment and Women's trauma. I have been working in mental health and addictions with adolescents and adults for over twelve years. I have experience in outpatient and residential settings and I'm skilled to work with complex issues. When someone asks me what I do, I have a difficult time boiling it down. More recently, I've come to realize that I help individuals and families in crisis. I work with the whole family, either in or out of my office and I help clients address core issues standing in the way of health, success and happiness.
(609) 336-2608 View (609) 336-2608
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Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Haverford, PA 19041
Our wounds, losses, and trauma can trap us in painful patterns of avoidance, anger, fear, sadness, guilt, and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Our wounds, losses, and trauma can trap us in painful patterns of avoidance, anger, fear, sadness, guilt, and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(484) 917-2108 View (484) 917-2108
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Heather Novack Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072
However, I am a trauma informed provider with particular interest in working with folks whose early life experiences interfere with current day functioning.
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
However, I am a trauma informed provider with particular interest in working with folks whose early life experiences interfere with current day functioning.
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
(410) 469-6344 View (410) 469-6344
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Aviva Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ardmore, PA 19003  (Online Only)
It is my honor to collaborate with clients as they access their strengths and resilience to make and maintain meaningful change. I work to create a warm, non-judgment, and trauma-informed therapy space, so we can develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your personal values and needs. We then partner together as we explore the many facets and layers of you, your family, and your environment in order to help you learn more about yourself, understand your struggles, and make concrete changes in your life. I believe in a person’s ongoing ability to grow and change and it is my pleasure to partner with you on that journey.
It is my honor to collaborate with clients as they access their strengths and resilience to make and maintain meaningful change. I work to create a warm, non-judgment, and trauma-informed therapy space, so we can develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your personal values and needs. We then partner together as we explore the many facets and layers of you, your family, and your environment in order to help you learn more about yourself, understand your struggles, and make concrete changes in your life. I believe in a person’s ongoing ability to grow and change and it is my pleasure to partner with you on that journey.
(610) 724-7010 View (610) 724-7010
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Michele S Jaffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ardmore, PA 19003
I have expertise in trauma work, certified in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing).
There are those times in our lives when our discomfort with ourselves or others, just becomes too uncomfortable and you need to take an action that would solve the problem once and for all. Psychotherapy is that action. Confiding in someone who is respectful and competent, in that they can clarify your issues, right from the first session, can make your stress, no matter how high the stress, seem solvable. I am that therapist. Once clarity is reached, understanding and solving problems follow. Individual, couple or full family issues are addressed.
I have expertise in trauma work, certified in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing).
There are those times in our lives when our discomfort with ourselves or others, just becomes too uncomfortable and you need to take an action that would solve the problem once and for all. Psychotherapy is that action. Confiding in someone who is respectful and competent, in that they can clarify your issues, right from the first session, can make your stress, no matter how high the stress, seem solvable. I am that therapist. Once clarity is reached, understanding and solving problems follow. Individual, couple or full family issues are addressed.
(267) 481-2823 View (267) 481-2823
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Terry Sturmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Welcome to my practice - Passion Flowers LLC! Are you struggling? Unsure of what you are feeling? Afraid to reach out? Feeling isolated and alone? I applaud your courage and strength as you search for a path to wellness and wellbeing. My clients face deeply personal losses and traumas, recent or in the past. I understand their feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, and sadness. I offer my clients a variety of healing techniques that include talk and trauma focused therapies, guided imagery and parts work. Together, we work to heal and resolve problems and challenges with new skills and abilities.
Welcome to my practice - Passion Flowers LLC! Are you struggling? Unsure of what you are feeling? Afraid to reach out? Feeling isolated and alone? I applaud your courage and strength as you search for a path to wellness and wellbeing. My clients face deeply personal losses and traumas, recent or in the past. I understand their feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, and sadness. I offer my clients a variety of healing techniques that include talk and trauma focused therapies, guided imagery and parts work. Together, we work to heal and resolve problems and challenges with new skills and abilities.
(610) 686-7772 View (610) 686-7772
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Jennifer Barnett-Viewpoint Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Haverford, PA 19041  (Online Only)
EMDR intensives coming soon. Have you felt overwhelmed about an early childhood trauma that has resurfaced? Experiencing ptsd, depression and anxiety that is affecting function, realizing it is affecting you in different aspects of life you didn’t expect? I can help you learn how to manage those feelings and gain positive coping skills. I have experience working with adults and children victims of trauma, ptsd, domestic abuse, anxiety you are experiencing distress due to trauma. I specialize in trauma (CCTP) and attachment wounds. Childhood trauma can appear when we don’t expect it. I specialize in trauma and anxiety trearment.
EMDR intensives coming soon. Have you felt overwhelmed about an early childhood trauma that has resurfaced? Experiencing ptsd, depression and anxiety that is affecting function, realizing it is affecting you in different aspects of life you didn’t expect? I can help you learn how to manage those feelings and gain positive coping skills. I have experience working with adults and children victims of trauma, ptsd, domestic abuse, anxiety you are experiencing distress due to trauma. I specialize in trauma (CCTP) and attachment wounds. Childhood trauma can appear when we don’t expect it. I specialize in trauma and anxiety trearment.
(610) 467-5420 View (610) 467-5420

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.