Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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The Counseling Center at Family Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed therapists and clinical social workers are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
The Counseling Center at Family Resources provides compassionate and professional outpatient counseling to anyone seeking support for life's many challenges. Our team of licensed therapists and clinical social workers are ready to help you work through issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, family/partner conflict, anger, and grief. We serve clients of nearly all ages and backgrounds.
(412) 312-4047 x4 View (412) 312-4047 x4
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Amy Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Whether you suffer from the effects of a single trauma or a lifetime of overwhelming events, relationship distress, tough transitions, compulsive behavior, or addiction, we can help. We bring focused, informed attention to touch your concerns at a depth and pace respectful of your boundaries. Working together, stuck places move; painful, unsustainable states return to balance. Amy's decades of experience working with stress, intergenerational patterns, and chronic suffering via bodywork, movement therapy, group facilitation, and psychotherapy informs our work. Each provider enriches our approach to eliciting change.
Whether you suffer from the effects of a single trauma or a lifetime of overwhelming events, relationship distress, tough transitions, compulsive behavior, or addiction, we can help. We bring focused, informed attention to touch your concerns at a depth and pace respectful of your boundaries. Working together, stuck places move; painful, unsustainable states return to balance. Amy's decades of experience working with stress, intergenerational patterns, and chronic suffering via bodywork, movement therapy, group facilitation, and psychotherapy informs our work. Each provider enriches our approach to eliciting change.
(412) 515-8315 View (412) 515-8315
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Frank Bienkowski at True to You Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Trauma resolution and work with reproductive mental health has been valuable as well.
Beginning in January 2024, my valued colleague, Jennifer Huffman and I are launching a combined practice that will be known as True to You. Each of us brings 20+ years of experience in the helping professions into this new venture. Both Jennifer and I have a background in addictions treatment, working together at Gateway Rehabilitation Center for 8 years. In the past decade we have both expanded our focus into other areas of therapeutic work. A common thread of purpose in our work has been to assist our clients in actively living from a more authentic sense of themselves. We hope to help you along on your path to being true to you.
Trauma resolution and work with reproductive mental health has been valuable as well.
Beginning in January 2024, my valued colleague, Jennifer Huffman and I are launching a combined practice that will be known as True to You. Each of us brings 20+ years of experience in the helping professions into this new venture. Both Jennifer and I have a background in addictions treatment, working together at Gateway Rehabilitation Center for 8 years. In the past decade we have both expanded our focus into other areas of therapeutic work. A common thread of purpose in our work has been to assist our clients in actively living from a more authentic sense of themselves. We hope to help you along on your path to being true to you.
(412) 532-1784 View (412) 532-1784
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Jaymee L Krauter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CAADC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Unfortunately, many people have unhealed childhood trauma that is still affecting them.
Only Accepting Clients for EMDR Intensives at this time. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, and I work with adults who are looking for more than talk therapy. I help clients who had/have emotionally unavailable parents. I work with clients who are struggling with relationships, low self worth and self confidence, insecure attachment styles, abandonment issues, emotional regulation, etc. I help clients change the negative beliefs about themselves that are holding them back from having the life they want to have
Unfortunately, many people have unhealed childhood trauma that is still affecting them.
Only Accepting Clients for EMDR Intensives at this time. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, and I work with adults who are looking for more than talk therapy. I help clients who had/have emotionally unavailable parents. I work with clients who are struggling with relationships, low self worth and self confidence, insecure attachment styles, abandonment issues, emotional regulation, etc. I help clients change the negative beliefs about themselves that are holding them back from having the life they want to have
(412) 214-7077 View (412) 214-7077
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Maryann Owens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
If you're an adult who feels overwhelmed by anxiety, weighed down by trauma, or stuck in the grip of depression, I'm here to walk alongside you. Perhaps you're battling relentless stress or you're finding that your relationships just aren't what they used to be—whatever it is, know that there's a space for you in my practice. I specialize in helping people like you manage the tough stuff: the anxiety that won't quiet down, the traumatic memories that linger, the heavy blanket of depression, and the stress that seems to color your every day.
If you're an adult who feels overwhelmed by anxiety, weighed down by trauma, or stuck in the grip of depression, I'm here to walk alongside you. Perhaps you're battling relentless stress or you're finding that your relationships just aren't what they used to be—whatever it is, know that there's a space for you in my practice. I specialize in helping people like you manage the tough stuff: the anxiety that won't quiet down, the traumatic memories that linger, the heavy blanket of depression, and the stress that seems to color your every day.
(412) 207-3813 View (412) 207-3813
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Julia Movra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I’m also trained in helping individuals process trauma through EMDR.
With empathy, kindness and humor, I hope to help my clients find their sense of calm, self-worth, and a life worth living. I’d love to work with you if you are interested in taking the time to explore and process difficult thoughts, patterns, and your past in order to gain a better understanding of yourself as an individual and who you would like to be. My hope is to help you feel safe while you process vulnerable thoughts and feelings, learn new ways of coping, and begin your journey of healing.
I’m also trained in helping individuals process trauma through EMDR.
With empathy, kindness and humor, I hope to help my clients find their sense of calm, self-worth, and a life worth living. I’d love to work with you if you are interested in taking the time to explore and process difficult thoughts, patterns, and your past in order to gain a better understanding of yourself as an individual and who you would like to be. My hope is to help you feel safe while you process vulnerable thoughts and feelings, learn new ways of coping, and begin your journey of healing.
(412) 910-1906 View (412) 910-1906
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HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Specialties include: We have helped clients successfully address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss/Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem issues and Stress Management.
At HandinHand Counseling, LLC our GOAL is to promote HOPE, HEALTH and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles. We are a practice with a 21st century approach to counseling devoted to removing the stigma attached to mental health counseling. We see peace in the place of chaos. We see function where there appears to be dysfunction. Our goal is to tap into the strengths you possess, that are often times masked by life's complexities through therapeutic intervention and resource building. Let us assist you in bridging the gap between the problem and the solution.
Specialties include: We have helped clients successfully address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss/Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem issues and Stress Management.
At HandinHand Counseling, LLC our GOAL is to promote HOPE, HEALTH and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles. We are a practice with a 21st century approach to counseling devoted to removing the stigma attached to mental health counseling. We see peace in the place of chaos. We see function where there appears to be dysfunction. Our goal is to tap into the strengths you possess, that are often times masked by life's complexities through therapeutic intervention and resource building. Let us assist you in bridging the gap between the problem and the solution.
(412) 444-7250 View (412) 444-7250
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Haley Faragher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with complex trauma and prioritize helping clients become more grounded and connected to their bodies.
You may have come across my bio as you are considering therapy. It can feel scary and out of our comfort zones to ask for help, but I commend you for doing so. I strive to make therapy a safe space where you feel supported to learn about yourself and grow/heal in any way you find necessary. I like to approach the counseling relationship from a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and understanding viewpoint. I understand that trauma impacts us all differently, thus I strive to keep things relaxed and I am mindful to operate through a trauma-informed lens as we all come from different walks of life with various life experiences.
I have a passion for working with complex trauma and prioritize helping clients become more grounded and connected to their bodies.
You may have come across my bio as you are considering therapy. It can feel scary and out of our comfort zones to ask for help, but I commend you for doing so. I strive to make therapy a safe space where you feel supported to learn about yourself and grow/heal in any way you find necessary. I like to approach the counseling relationship from a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and understanding viewpoint. I understand that trauma impacts us all differently, thus I strive to keep things relaxed and I am mindful to operate through a trauma-informed lens as we all come from different walks of life with various life experiences.
(412) 819-1797 View (412) 819-1797
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Elizabeth Christine Sammons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15211  (Online Only)
I am fully trained in EMDR and the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) as well as advanced training in dissociative disorders and complex trauma.
Currently enrolling for telehealth groups beginning in April! I take a holistic approach to healing, because more often than not the environments that contribute to strife are all encompassing. The path to healing is not linear, I enjoy aiding clients through an eclectic approach tailored to fit their needs. It's not about what's wrong with you- it's about what happened to you. I do not view clients as a diagnosis, but dynamic individuals navigating the human experience.
I am fully trained in EMDR and the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) as well as advanced training in dissociative disorders and complex trauma.
Currently enrolling for telehealth groups beginning in April! I take a holistic approach to healing, because more often than not the environments that contribute to strife are all encompassing. The path to healing is not linear, I enjoy aiding clients through an eclectic approach tailored to fit their needs. It's not about what's wrong with you- it's about what happened to you. I do not view clients as a diagnosis, but dynamic individuals navigating the human experience.
(412) 530-6737 View (412) 530-6737
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Jennifer Matesa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I'm committed to fostering nonjudgmental connections with individuals as they seek to move toward healthy, creative change. I’ve dedicated my professional life to helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I love helping folks explore intergenerational questions and problems. I have a deep interest in helping people learn to live with more ease inside their bodies—to learn more about their own sexuality, to cultivate awareness of cultural forces that would separate us from our bodies, and to develop practices that can reunite our bodies with our minds, emotions and spirits.
I'm committed to fostering nonjudgmental connections with individuals as they seek to move toward healthy, creative change. I’ve dedicated my professional life to helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I love helping folks explore intergenerational questions and problems. I have a deep interest in helping people learn to live with more ease inside their bodies—to learn more about their own sexuality, to cultivate awareness of cultural forces that would separate us from our bodies, and to develop practices that can reunite our bodies with our minds, emotions and spirits.
(412) 455-3954 View (412) 455-3954
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Kelli Stebler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
I provide psychotherapy via telehealth and in person sessions for adults to help with issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, self-esteem, body image, relationships, attachment and infidelity.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
I provide psychotherapy via telehealth and in person sessions for adults to help with issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, self-esteem, body image, relationships, attachment and infidelity.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
(412) 274-8164 View (412) 274-8164
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Joshua Gregson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and want to heal from it. I have helped many people suffering from PTSD, dissociation, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, dissociation, anxiety, & depression. I strive to help in any way I can, so I use a mix of tools and approaches in my work. I openly share my responses and impressions because I believe I serve you better this way. If sharing my own experiences or learning will help you, I am inclined to do so. I am trained primarily in psychodynamic and EMDR therapy, so these approaches are big part of the work I do. I do both long and short term work. I'm LGBTQ+ allied.
I work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and want to heal from it. I have helped many people suffering from PTSD, dissociation, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, dissociation, anxiety, & depression. I strive to help in any way I can, so I use a mix of tools and approaches in my work. I openly share my responses and impressions because I believe I serve you better this way. If sharing my own experiences or learning will help you, I am inclined to do so. I am trained primarily in psychodynamic and EMDR therapy, so these approaches are big part of the work I do. I do both long and short term work. I'm LGBTQ+ allied.
(412) 387-4133 View (412) 387-4133
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Jess Levick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 10 years of specialized experience, generally blending warmth, mindfulness, behavioral and phenomenological approaches in my work with individuals with mood, anxiety and trauma-related difficulties.
We are wired for growth, for healing, and for connection. All of us have an in-built, innate capacity to weather changes, recover from/with pain and loss, and find balance and meaning in our worlds amidst difficulty and change. And still, we can encounter real barriers to living in connection with our strengths. Sometimes habitual thoughts, painful emotions, ineffective patterns of behavior, or stressors, losses and traumas that we meet without the support or stability needed to move through - such challenges can leave us depleted and distrustful of our own capacity for well-being and connection.
I have over 10 years of specialized experience, generally blending warmth, mindfulness, behavioral and phenomenological approaches in my work with individuals with mood, anxiety and trauma-related difficulties.
We are wired for growth, for healing, and for connection. All of us have an in-built, innate capacity to weather changes, recover from/with pain and loss, and find balance and meaning in our worlds amidst difficulty and change. And still, we can encounter real barriers to living in connection with our strengths. Sometimes habitual thoughts, painful emotions, ineffective patterns of behavior, or stressors, losses and traumas that we meet without the support or stability needed to move through - such challenges can leave us depleted and distrustful of our own capacity for well-being and connection.
(878) 213-4684 View (878) 213-4684
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Veronica Dance
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, CCTP, CCFP, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP), Certified Facilitator for Aggression Replacement Training (ART); a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and American Association for Christian Counselors (AACC).
I have many years of experience in the social service/counseling field. Trials can be seasonal but nonetheless, at times, be a very painful process. Navigating through trials while feeling hopeless, worthless and helpless can be very challenging. I believe counseling can be a healthy outlet and a place to regain hope, motivation, and support. Whether you are struggling with a mood disorder, life transition, finding a purpose, or spiritual warfare, seeking counseling can be the first step to resolving internal and external conflict. Make counseling part of your self-care plan.
I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP), Certified Facilitator for Aggression Replacement Training (ART); a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and American Association for Christian Counselors (AACC).
I have many years of experience in the social service/counseling field. Trials can be seasonal but nonetheless, at times, be a very painful process. Navigating through trials while feeling hopeless, worthless and helpless can be very challenging. I believe counseling can be a healthy outlet and a place to regain hope, motivation, and support. Whether you are struggling with a mood disorder, life transition, finding a purpose, or spiritual warfare, seeking counseling can be the first step to resolving internal and external conflict. Make counseling part of your self-care plan.
(412) 772-4197 View (412) 772-4197
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Carolyn Weimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Struggling with trauma, PTSD, or bipolar disorder? Your mental health is my priority. You're seeking support to manage these conditions, improve your mental health, and find stability. I'm here to help you achieve your goals and lead a fulfilling life.
Struggling with trauma, PTSD, or bipolar disorder? Your mental health is my priority. You're seeking support to manage these conditions, improve your mental health, and find stability. I'm here to help you achieve your goals and lead a fulfilling life.
(412) 923-0121 View (412) 923-0121
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Anita Cilia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , BA
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
I work with many different issues, including, but not limited to: autism, mood disorders, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis with significant behaviors, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma/abuse victims, and codependency.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
I work with many different issues, including, but not limited to: autism, mood disorders, personality disorders, intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis with significant behaviors, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma/abuse victims, and codependency.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, like you are drowning and not able to catch your breath? Are you having trouble managing your thoughts and feelings? Are you having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one? Are you sad and unsure why or what to do about it? Do you ever find yourself talking and no matter how loudly you talk it seems like nobody is listening? Do you feel irritated and angry or are having trouble controlling your temper and it’s causing you difficulties at home or work?
(878) 213-4840 View (878) 213-4840
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Rustin Paradise
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Rustin (she/they), and I specialize in working with trauma that hinders people from progressing in their lives.
When you think about how far you have come from your past, you are amazed. The steps that you have taken to get to where you are today did not seem possible three years ago. Even though your situation has completely changed and life is incredible, it still doesn’t feel that way. You feel guilty about what has been left behind. Extreme emotions come up from smells, sights, or statements, and you can’t control it. Nightmares cause you fear when you think about sleeping. You are sick of living this way and want to find some sort of peace but don’t know how or where to start.
Hello! My name is Rustin (she/they), and I specialize in working with trauma that hinders people from progressing in their lives.
When you think about how far you have come from your past, you are amazed. The steps that you have taken to get to where you are today did not seem possible three years ago. Even though your situation has completely changed and life is incredible, it still doesn’t feel that way. You feel guilty about what has been left behind. Extreme emotions come up from smells, sights, or statements, and you can’t control it. Nightmares cause you fear when you think about sleeping. You are sick of living this way and want to find some sort of peace but don’t know how or where to start.
(412) 790-2318 View (412) 790-2318
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Rosemary Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
My focus as a therapist is to assist my clients in recognizing their strengths and using them to become the best person they can be. I specialize in working with the LGBT community on a variety of issues and am a sex-positive therapist. I use a trauma-informed approach with all of my clients and have been helping those who have been through various traumas in their lives throughout my years of practice.
My focus as a therapist is to assist my clients in recognizing their strengths and using them to become the best person they can be. I specialize in working with the LGBT community on a variety of issues and am a sex-positive therapist. I use a trauma-informed approach with all of my clients and have been helping those who have been through various traumas in their lives throughout my years of practice.
(878) 218-9610 View (878) 218-9610
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Molly Girard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
I believe therapy is a leap of faith taken to explore ourselves, where we’ve been, where we are, and where we hope to go. This step into the unknown can be scary, but I feel that through open communication and exploration, these steps can become powerful, moving, and exciting. Through my practice, I strive to create a safe and accepting space for all clients. Whether through trauma work, EMDR, life transitions, or art therapy, my goal is to support clients through their unique journeys with kindness, humor, and understanding. Therapy looks different for everyone, and I work to create a space that honors each person's experience.
I believe therapy is a leap of faith taken to explore ourselves, where we’ve been, where we are, and where we hope to go. This step into the unknown can be scary, but I feel that through open communication and exploration, these steps can become powerful, moving, and exciting. Through my practice, I strive to create a safe and accepting space for all clients. Whether through trauma work, EMDR, life transitions, or art therapy, my goal is to support clients through their unique journeys with kindness, humor, and understanding. Therapy looks different for everyone, and I work to create a space that honors each person's experience.
(412) 293-0584 View (412) 293-0584
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Loving Me Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties are trauma work, addictions and codependency, and LGBTQIA issues.
Hi! I'm Anne Forrest, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Self-Esteem Coach. I believe that feeling good about ourselves is our birthright, and I help clients to love themselves through individual counseling and self-esteem workshops. I use Gestalt therapy and other approaches which are experiential, feelings-focused, and include the body. I love to work with people who struggle with trauma issues, addictions, and LGBTQIA issues, as well as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, and codependency. I like people who are unconventional, whether that is in their spirituality, gender identity, or any other area.
My specialties are trauma work, addictions and codependency, and LGBTQIA issues.
Hi! I'm Anne Forrest, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Self-Esteem Coach. I believe that feeling good about ourselves is our birthright, and I help clients to love themselves through individual counseling and self-esteem workshops. I use Gestalt therapy and other approaches which are experiential, feelings-focused, and include the body. I love to work with people who struggle with trauma issues, addictions, and LGBTQIA issues, as well as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, and codependency. I like people who are unconventional, whether that is in their spirituality, gender identity, or any other area.
(412) 923-4494 View (412) 923-4494

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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.