Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Upper Darby, PA

Photo of Lewis Johnson, MS, NCC, CTP, CET II, Pre-Licensed Professional
Lewis Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, CTP, CET II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
At the Lotus Center for Wellness and Healing, the focus is on you… the human, the individual, the person sharing space with me. Historically, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive (LGBTQIA+) folks have experienced oppression and marginalization that can make one feel isolated, misunderstood, and without choice. Racial and identity-based trauma can have lasting effects on a person without them knowing the significant impact.
At the Lotus Center for Wellness and Healing, the focus is on you… the human, the individual, the person sharing space with me. Historically, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive (LGBTQIA+) folks have experienced oppression and marginalization that can make one feel isolated, misunderstood, and without choice. Racial and identity-based trauma can have lasting effects on a person without them knowing the significant impact.
(484) 265-9608 View (484) 265-9608
Photo of undefined - Where Faith Meets Mental Health, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Where Faith Meets Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Michelle’s most rewarding aspect of working with the individual served, is ensuring that their physical and emotional state are addressed. Helping the client to understand and process trauma and micro-trauma that impacts every area of functioning. She assist clients with identifying barriers and challenges, providing and exploring positive coping strategies, cognitive restructuring, resources, support, empathy, compassion, and effective quality of care to increase the clients likelihood of meeting their desired personal goals for success. She helps individuals with exploring their past and present to help them understand themselves.
Michelle’s most rewarding aspect of working with the individual served, is ensuring that their physical and emotional state are addressed. Helping the client to understand and process trauma and micro-trauma that impacts every area of functioning. She assist clients with identifying barriers and challenges, providing and exploring positive coping strategies, cognitive restructuring, resources, support, empathy, compassion, and effective quality of care to increase the clients likelihood of meeting their desired personal goals for success. She helps individuals with exploring their past and present to help them understand themselves.
(484) 214-2207 View (484) 214-2207
Photo of Michael M. Green, MDiv, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michael M. Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have several years of experience working with a diverse array of people and have had the privilege to walk alongside people as they navigated a variety of life conditions and issues. I treat individuals that are dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, divorce recovery, grief and loss, ADHD, anger and conduct issues, trauma, substance use and abuse issues, gambling, sexual and process addictions, addict in the family issues, codependency, attachment issues, personality disorders, and spiritual conflicts.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have several years of experience working with a diverse array of people and have had the privilege to walk alongside people as they navigated a variety of life conditions and issues. I treat individuals that are dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, divorce recovery, grief and loss, ADHD, anger and conduct issues, trauma, substance use and abuse issues, gambling, sexual and process addictions, addict in the family issues, codependency, attachment issues, personality disorders, and spiritual conflicts.
(484) 222-4971 View (484) 222-4971
Photo of undefined - Nancy A Cooper, MA, LMFT, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nancy A Cooper, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I am skilled in helping people with trauma issues, depression, addiction and dealing with major life changes. If you have been dealing with these and are feeling ashamed, guilty, hopeless, or afraid, I can help you. You will have a warm, safe office setting with a therapist who will not judge you, and will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve.
I am skilled in helping people with trauma issues, depression, addiction and dealing with major life changes. If you have been dealing with these and are feeling ashamed, guilty, hopeless, or afraid, I can help you. You will have a warm, safe office setting with a therapist who will not judge you, and will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve.
(484) 494-2854 View (484) 494-2854
Photo of undefined - Psychotherapy for Sexually Abused Men, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Psychotherapy for Sexually Abused Men
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Currently, I'm only accepting male clients who have been sexually abused and/or assaulted. I work with men of all ages, including older men who have never talked about being sexually abused. While there are many female therapists who work well with male sexual abuse survivors, I believe being a straight male therapist with a wife and family helps. I also specialize in helping adult men with depression, anxiety, and other histories of trauma, such as physical and emotional abuse. I am certified in Interactional Guided Imagery, a trained EMDR therapist, facilitated over 100 psychodramas, and am effective and successful in my work.
Currently, I'm only accepting male clients who have been sexually abused and/or assaulted. I work with men of all ages, including older men who have never talked about being sexually abused. While there are many female therapists who work well with male sexual abuse survivors, I believe being a straight male therapist with a wife and family helps. I also specialize in helping adult men with depression, anxiety, and other histories of trauma, such as physical and emotional abuse. I am certified in Interactional Guided Imagery, a trained EMDR therapist, facilitated over 100 psychodramas, and am effective and successful in my work.
(215) 515-4654 View (215) 515-4654
Photo of Ciara Ivey, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ciara Ivey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a much-needed change in your life? Does it feel like you do not have the support you want and need? Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, or general stress, I am here to help. I help motivated individuals develop a healthier relationship with themselves and with others. While working together, I seek to create a safe space for you to express yourself, process your thoughts and feelings, and work towards overcoming challenges and reaching personal goals.
Are you ready to make a much-needed change in your life? Does it feel like you do not have the support you want and need? Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, or general stress, I am here to help. I help motivated individuals develop a healthier relationship with themselves and with others. While working together, I seek to create a safe space for you to express yourself, process your thoughts and feelings, and work towards overcoming challenges and reaching personal goals.
(267) 376-7827 View (267) 376-7827
Photo of undefined - Trauma Informed Counseling & Consulting, Licensed Professional Counselor
Trauma Informed Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I provide trauma-informed mental health counseling services for children, teens, and adults in Pennsylvania either online or in-person.
Hi! I'm Jennifer Toof, LPC, NCC. I'm a certified trauma therapist working with clients of all ages for a wide variety of issues. My experience and warm, supportive, and trauma-informed approach will help you, your child, or your teen return to a place of peace and hopefulness. Sessions can be had in person or over Zoom. My sweet office bunny, Panda, can join in-person sessions if you/your child would like. Contact me TODAY!
I provide trauma-informed mental health counseling services for children, teens, and adults in Pennsylvania either online or in-person.
Hi! I'm Jennifer Toof, LPC, NCC. I'm a certified trauma therapist working with clients of all ages for a wide variety of issues. My experience and warm, supportive, and trauma-informed approach will help you, your child, or your teen return to a place of peace and hopefulness. Sessions can be had in person or over Zoom. My sweet office bunny, Panda, can join in-person sessions if you/your child would like. Contact me TODAY!
(610) 624-2280 View (610) 624-2280
Photo of Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jagkirpal Channa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Sometimes, life challenges us with painful experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These deep and untreated wounds can hinder one's ability to be their true authentic self and live an empowered life. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe space to explore, challenge, and remove harmful patterns in their lives and create transformational healing. Using a collaborative approach, I walk alongside my clients as they develop new awareness, empathy, and meaning in their lives. I strive to unburden my clients from anxiety, depression, relationship distress, unhelpful narratives, and trauma to enhance life satisfaction.
Sometimes, life challenges us with painful experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These deep and untreated wounds can hinder one's ability to be their true authentic self and live an empowered life. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe space to explore, challenge, and remove harmful patterns in their lives and create transformational healing. Using a collaborative approach, I walk alongside my clients as they develop new awareness, empathy, and meaning in their lives. I strive to unburden my clients from anxiety, depression, relationship distress, unhelpful narratives, and trauma to enhance life satisfaction.
(215) 770-1588 View (215) 770-1588
Photo of Sarah Shaffer, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
If you are feeling stuck, conflicted or just wanting to bounce ideas for change, then an honest conversation is the place to start! Specialties include: Gen X Women, Caregivers of Aging Parents or Special Needs Children, Depression/Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Career Transitions. I work in an honest and accountable environment, offering the space to embrace chaos and keep moving forward.
If you are feeling stuck, conflicted or just wanting to bounce ideas for change, then an honest conversation is the place to start! Specialties include: Gen X Women, Caregivers of Aging Parents or Special Needs Children, Depression/Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Career Transitions. I work in an honest and accountable environment, offering the space to embrace chaos and keep moving forward.
(610) 222-5875 View (610) 222-5875
Photo of Shana Williams, MHS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Shana Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I believe it is important I approach each individual from an intersectional, social justice, person-centered, trauma informed and strength based lens.
I believe we should all have access to a space where we can be open and honest with who we are and what we need to thrive. It is important to me that I support individuals in cultivating such a space with safety and freedom of feelings, thoughts and emotions. We all deserve a chance to thrive in life and find some sense of peace and understanding of experiences that make us who we are. I am here to challenge any notions that you cannot be your best self and find solace in that.
I believe it is important I approach each individual from an intersectional, social justice, person-centered, trauma informed and strength based lens.
I believe we should all have access to a space where we can be open and honest with who we are and what we need to thrive. It is important to me that I support individuals in cultivating such a space with safety and freedom of feelings, thoughts and emotions. We all deserve a chance to thrive in life and find some sense of peace and understanding of experiences that make us who we are. I am here to challenge any notions that you cannot be your best self and find solace in that.
(267) 633-8981 View (267) 633-8981
Photo of Pearl Butler, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Pearl Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
My treatment focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse use disorders.
There are times when our world seems overwhelming, and we could benefit from contact in a judgment free and therapeutic environment. Dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, financial and relationship instabilities can be difficult without support. Regardless of the stressors that could be contributing to anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, reduced self-worth, or grief; it's important to be heard. My goal will be to work collaboratively with you to help you learn how to dance through these storms.
My treatment focus includes depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse use disorders.
There are times when our world seems overwhelming, and we could benefit from contact in a judgment free and therapeutic environment. Dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, financial and relationship instabilities can be difficult without support. Regardless of the stressors that could be contributing to anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, reduced self-worth, or grief; it's important to be heard. My goal will be to work collaboratively with you to help you learn how to dance through these storms.
(215) 298-9592 View (215) 298-9592
Photo of Catrina Henry, L, M, H, C, A, Pre-Licensed Professional
Catrina Henry
Pre-Licensed Professional, L, M, H, C, A
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Each client comes with some for of trauma whether acute, and complex which causes involuntary trauma responses. There are clients who have relationship conflict causing emotional and mood instability that possibly interrupt functionality. Clients are seeking understanding and most of all resolutions to mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and occupational barriers that are in need of hard stops to just have basic quality of life.
Each client comes with some for of trauma whether acute, and complex which causes involuntary trauma responses. There are clients who have relationship conflict causing emotional and mood instability that possibly interrupt functionality. Clients are seeking understanding and most of all resolutions to mental, emotional, relational, spiritual and occupational barriers that are in need of hard stops to just have basic quality of life.
(215) 678-8585 View (215) 678-8585
Photo of Elizabeth Moore, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
This guided me to complete training in EMDR therapy (I'm currently in the process of becoming certified), which is an evidence-based treatment for trauma/PTSD and other disorders.
For over 15 years, I've worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in various capacities, including as a psychotherapist with individual and couples as well as working as part of community-based teams. I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorder and schizophrenia. I also enjoy working with individuals who are simply looking to understand themselves better.
This guided me to complete training in EMDR therapy (I'm currently in the process of becoming certified), which is an evidence-based treatment for trauma/PTSD and other disorders.
For over 15 years, I've worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor in various capacities, including as a psychotherapist with individual and couples as well as working as part of community-based teams. I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorder and schizophrenia. I also enjoy working with individuals who are simply looking to understand themselves better.
(484) 922-8635 View (484) 922-8635
Photo of Madina Bakhitova, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Madina Bakhitova
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Madina Bakhitova earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She was trained at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) and was granted Prolonged Exposure (PE) specialized trauma treatment provider certificate. She also was trained at Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group (the COTTAGE), Drexel University (Behavioral and Psychiatric HIV Clinic), Reading Hospital (inpatient, partial, forensic, and neuropsychology units).
Madina Bakhitova earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She was trained at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) and was granted Prolonged Exposure (PE) specialized trauma treatment provider certificate. She also was trained at Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group (the COTTAGE), Drexel University (Behavioral and Psychiatric HIV Clinic), Reading Hospital (inpatient, partial, forensic, and neuropsychology units).
(484) 537-8093 View (484) 537-8093
Photo of Allyson Sproul, LCSW, CAADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Allyson Sproul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
I have postgraduate certification in trauma informed care, as well as extensive experience treating anxiety and depression.
I work with people needing support for substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Not sure if you fall into those categories, but still feel like counseling could help? No problem! Call or email for a free consultation and get one step closer to creating the healthier life you deserve. Together we can develop your treatment plan and help you get on track to feeling better and accomplishing your goals. Treatment plans are created together, include evidence based interventions and mindfulness skills. You can create change in your life and I am honored for the opportunity to join you on your journey.
I have postgraduate certification in trauma informed care, as well as extensive experience treating anxiety and depression.
I work with people needing support for substance use disorder, anxiety, and depression. Not sure if you fall into those categories, but still feel like counseling could help? No problem! Call or email for a free consultation and get one step closer to creating the healthier life you deserve. Together we can develop your treatment plan and help you get on track to feeling better and accomplishing your goals. Treatment plans are created together, include evidence based interventions and mindfulness skills. You can create change in your life and I am honored for the opportunity to join you on your journey.
(610) 632-5036 View (610) 632-5036
Photo of Andre Steven Watson, PsyD, PLY, Psychologist
Andre Steven Watson
Psychologist, PsyD, PLY
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, My name is Dr. Andre Watson and I am a clinical psychologist in Aldan, Pennsylvania: just west of West Philadelphia. I have experience working with people from all kinds of situations, from overwhelmed parents, to anxious teens, to those depressed and lonely, to those coping with childhood trauma and abuse, to perpetrator's and victims of violence , to those couples getting ready for a loving life together, to those just working on more having more fulfilling lives. It is important to me that we spend time talking about how therapy can help and how you can get the most benefit from therapy.
Hi, My name is Dr. Andre Watson and I am a clinical psychologist in Aldan, Pennsylvania: just west of West Philadelphia. I have experience working with people from all kinds of situations, from overwhelmed parents, to anxious teens, to those depressed and lonely, to those coping with childhood trauma and abuse, to perpetrator's and victims of violence , to those couples getting ready for a loving life together, to those just working on more having more fulfilling lives. It is important to me that we spend time talking about how therapy can help and how you can get the most benefit from therapy.
(215) 631-3230 View (215) 631-3230
Photo of Davier Daniels, MS, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Davier Daniels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
My counseling approach involves meeting people where they are. I support clients through a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and many more. I incorporate Person Centered, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, and Strength-Based counseling. I believe that therapy should be a tool in everyone's toolbox to not only deal with life's major crisis, but also to manage and learn how to be an overall healthy individual.
My counseling approach involves meeting people where they are. I support clients through a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and many more. I incorporate Person Centered, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, and Strength-Based counseling. I believe that therapy should be a tool in everyone's toolbox to not only deal with life's major crisis, but also to manage and learn how to be an overall healthy individual.
(610) 890-7373 View (610) 890-7373
Photo of undefined - Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(610) 819-7245 View (610) 819-7245
Photo of Aliya Convington, EdD, Pre-Licensed Professional
Aliya Convington
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Darby, PA 19082
As a therapist, I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed, sad, or down. In our sessions, we'll start by exploring what brought you to seek therapy and discussing your expectations. For couples therapy, I focus on helping partners improve communication, rebuild trust, and strengthen their emotional connection. Whether you're dealing with conflict, navigating life changes, or simply looking to deepen your relationship, I am here to support you both.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed, sad, or down. In our sessions, we'll start by exploring what brought you to seek therapy and discussing your expectations. For couples therapy, I focus on helping partners improve communication, rebuild trust, and strengthen their emotional connection. Whether you're dealing with conflict, navigating life changes, or simply looking to deepen your relationship, I am here to support you both.
(610) 486-3916 View (610) 486-3916
Photo of Dawn A Jackson, MS, MFT, PT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Dawn A Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT, PT
Verified Verified
Upper Darby, PA 19082
"Every Conversation Matters." Counselors facilitate healing through a process of genuine dialogue with their clients. In a world of challenges or going through a life transition can feel overwhelming. These challenges may bring about anxiety, hopelessness, and a sense of isolation, but you do not have to face them alone. Having a safe space to process everyday obstacles-whether from past or present challenges, and identifying solutions that works with a person that is nonjudgmental, and will help you to get to the root of the problem so you can begin to rebuild your life or your relationship is what makes all the difference.
"Every Conversation Matters." Counselors facilitate healing through a process of genuine dialogue with their clients. In a world of challenges or going through a life transition can feel overwhelming. These challenges may bring about anxiety, hopelessness, and a sense of isolation, but you do not have to face them alone. Having a safe space to process everyday obstacles-whether from past or present challenges, and identifying solutions that works with a person that is nonjudgmental, and will help you to get to the root of the problem so you can begin to rebuild your life or your relationship is what makes all the difference.
(610) 890-7596 View (610) 890-7596

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.