Trauma Focused Therapists in West Chester, PA

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Terry Sturmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Are you struggling? Unsure of what you are feeling? Afraid to reach out? Feeling isolated and alone? Welcome! 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 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Maegan Staats
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and have since increased my skill set through training on the practice of Anxiety and Stress Management, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing.
I believe that warmth, understanding and compassion are the key to any successful and supportive therapeutic relationship and these qualities are the foundation of my practice. I have been providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families for a number of years in a variety of settings and one thing has always been the same; I learn something new from each and every client and the relationship that is built through the course of treatment is where the healing is created. I tailor my approach based on the needs of my clients and collaborate with them to identify their goals.
(484) 406-0187 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Gwen Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS
Verified
With over 20 years experience with client issues related to trauma, addiction, anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, relationships, finding meaning in life and more, I utilize psychodynamic and trauma focused approaches, as well as relapse prevention, mindfully- based stress reduction and creative expression to help resolve long standing issues.
It is not easy to take the first step to reach out for therapy! That is why it is so important to me that you feel understood, safe and respected in our sessions. We live in a complex world with many surprises and challenges, making it easy for us to feel we have lost direction and are not traveling on our intended path. Daily pressures can feel overwhelming. I believe that each of us has the inner resources to live a happier and more fulfilling life, making positive choices to manage our stressors. My role is to help you recognize and utilize your internal strength and resources to live a more balanced and satisfying life.
(484) 881-3308 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Shannon P. Schiavoni
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I help clients who are suffering from anxiety, OCD, hair pulling, social anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and traumatic events. I also provide CBT focused treatment for depression and generalized anxiety. If you are struggling with uncertainty, fear, or coping with a major life event- I'm here to help! I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania and am currently employed as a trauma focused psychologist working with veterans within a VA setting.
(484) 653-5124 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Jamie Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
As a counselor to children and adolescents, it is my goal to create a safe and comfortable place for individuals to heal and grow from overwhelming or traumatic life experiences. Sometimes these experiences can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, grief, or anxiety. We can often feel stuck in the cycles of anxiety and depression or simply overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks. Through our time together, I hope to foster self-compassion, resilience, and confidence to continue on a healing path.
(484) 261-1123 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Jon Lauriello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
***not accepting new clients until at least march 2022 and I am only able to accept telehealth cases going forward*** I practice with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in ADHD, Autism, parenting skills, academic functioning, and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience with LGBTQA individuals. I have an approach that includes a heavy emphasis on behavioral approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. I also integrate existentialist approaches that focus on creating meaning in your personal and professional life.
(844) 394-9560 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Theresa Souza
PhD
I am trained in trauma focused therapies, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and DBT.
My primary focus is clients with intense levels of depression, anxiety, and mood issues. I run an intensive outpatient group for individuals who were recently inpatient for suicidal thoughts or attempts, or people struggling and trying to improve their life before things become so bad that they need to go to a hospital. I also see clients individually for trauma therapy. I am a certified traumatic brain injury therapist, and have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from post-concussive issues.
(610) 644-6464 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Elizabeth Scheirer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT
Verified
Hi! I know my profile says Elizabeth, but you can call me Liz :) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who passionately believes that working with children and their families creates positive, lasting change in the lives of my clients. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help with important issues that affect their lives and relationships. I love working with adolescents, in particular those in the "tween" stage (11-15 years old). I take a humanistic approach to my work with clients and believe that every client has strengths that can be used to help and empower them in therapy.
(215) 593-2260 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Sage Windemaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Please note, I am not currently accepting new clients. This profile will be updated promptly if this changes. — Hi there! I'm Sage. I would be grateful for the opportunity to empower you to become the healthiest and happiest you. I am passionate about working with clients from a person-first, holistic approach. I utilize a strengths-based approach as I work to build a strong and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients that fosters a safe, judgment-free environment for personal exploration and growth. Together, we can create change and growth by discovering where you want to be in life and how to get there.
(484) 804-4274 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Michael Accardo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I specialize in helping people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Autistic people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance and commitment, interpersonal skills, trauma work, emotion regulation) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
(412) 754-4628 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Vanessa Evearts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CPMC
Verified
Living with depression, anxiety, or knowing something isn’t right but not knowing what to call it can be overwhelming and feel defeating. As a therapist and a human being I have seen the immense strength it takes to make the first step to ask for help and support. Your recovery and healing journey begins with you, who you are as a person and your experiences. I believe that you have immeasurable tools and strengths inside waiting to be discovered. I have been a therapist for the last 10 years providing therapy to adults living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, self-esteem issues and psychotic disorders.
(484) 715-8571 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Caitlin Cassidy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My clients come to me with a wide variety of concerns related to anxiety, depression, confusion, low self-esteem, life transitions and adjustments, impulsive behaviors (e.g., substance use, binge eating, self-harm), etc. There is no problem too big or too small, and you are brave for considering therapy. No matter what you are searching for, I believe change is possible and therapy can help.
(484) 878-3147 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Dawn Crocco Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
I am experienced in working with clients with drug and alcohol addiction and families or spouses who are dealing with their loved one who is addicted.I have worked in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Centers. I have extensive experience in working with depression and anxiety and patients who are dually diagnosed. I enjoy talking with clients about how to find a better life that they are looking for and helping people to grow in their emotional, mental and spiritual journey.
(610) 697-9640 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Keli Laverty
BC-DMT, LPC
We all move from our first breath and this power can be harnessed to create meaningful experiences towards healing. If you are looking for a therapy experience that goes beyond talking and helps you connect to your whole self, Dance/movement therapy could be for you!! If you have tried traditional "talk" therapy and it has not produced the changes you are wanting, a Dance/Movement therapy session will help you make shifts in session (literally!) that you can apply in your everyday life. If you or your child or teen does not like to "talk" about your feelings, DMT is a solution! At my core, I see movement as our path to wellness. Movement connects us to our physiology and psychology to really affect change- we cannot just think our way to change, we need to move it! I use the body, which is never in the past or future, as a tool to help clients become aware of your own physical and emotional states in the present. I strive to connect my clients to your bodies and from there we practice techniques to empower you to embrace living in your bodies and connecting to your whole self.
(484) 812-3044 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Veronica Lattanzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCMH
Verified
Life can be overwhelming and full of challenges. I believe we all have the need for a little help at times; someone who listens without judgment and encourages personal growth. I focus on providing compassionate, strength based, quality counseling and support individuals in developing new tools to better address troubling issues.
(484) 229-6719 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Ashley Fein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCDPD
Verified
In our society, we tend to see asking for help as a weakness. I completely disagree with this as I feel that asking for help is difficult and, therefore, a very brave thing to do. I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist. I love my work and feel passionate about helping people become their best selves. I have experience working with a variety of issues including trauma, general mental health, and substance abuse. My goal is help people heal and learn from the past while making changes in the present in order to live healthier and happier.
(484) 228-7109 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Amy Melissa Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW, CET III
Verified
Asking for help demonstrates bravery and is an action step toward a new experience in life. I have been helping individuals recover from addiction for over twenty years. Now, I assist clients to grow and heal from abuse, neglect, traumas and move through rough patches in life. I recognize the importance of this work, but believe curiosity and laughter can be part of the therapeutic process as well as tears, grief and anger. Transformation and change are often possible and I am honored to witness this daily.
(484) 999-3477 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Callie Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
I enjoy working with young adults into their 30's who are struggling with any level of anxiety or depression. As our world attempts to simplify through technology and continues to change, it brings with it a changing culture and way of life that is not always helpful for our mental health. This generation tends to put the world on their shoulders, but forget to care for themselves. The pressure to "be successful" and fit society's expectations is a lot to carry. Rather than just managing this anxiety, we can figure out what goals and mindset are truly your own.
(610) 601-5849 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Laurie Mawhinney-Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! As a Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I operate from a bio/psycho/social/spiritual context. We are complex humans with complex stories and needs. I take all aspects of your story into consideration when creating a treatment plan in a collaborative manner so we can best meet your needs and goals. I have worked with people from various cultural, racial, economic, sexual preference/identify and religious backgrounds. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship conflict or navigating the stressful and overwhelming world we live in I can help.
(484) 713-8267 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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Soledad Retamar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Welcome! My name is Soledad and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with immigration/acculturation issues.
(484) 285-5124 
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West Chester, PA 19382
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