Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Willow Grove, PA

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Rowan Gillian Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
anxiety, domestic violence, OCD, infidelity, anger management, ADHD, rape, stress management, moral injury with Veterans, divorce, co-parenting, singleness, adult/parent child relationship issues, cross cultural issues, PTSD and boundary issues.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards achieving your full potential. My name is Rowan Moore and I have over 18 years of clinical experience in in-patient, partial day programs and outpatient settings. My experience with individual, family and marital therapy can be an asset to you. I provide online and phone counseling if you are unable to come to the office.
anxiety, domestic violence, OCD, infidelity, anger management, ADHD, rape, stress management, moral injury with Veterans, divorce, co-parenting, singleness, adult/parent child relationship issues, cross cultural issues, PTSD and boundary issues.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards achieving your full potential. My name is Rowan Moore and I have over 18 years of clinical experience in in-patient, partial day programs and outpatient settings. My experience with individual, family and marital therapy can be an asset to you. I provide online and phone counseling if you are unable to come to the office.
(267) 314-8151 View (267) 314-8151
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Marianna (Aka Mace) Cooper Drew
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Mace is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 25 years of clinical experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, families and couples. Mace has experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anger management, grief and loss, life changes, and difficulties with social and interpersonal relationships. She is passionate about helping individuals become their best selves through inner peace, freedom from suffering and pain, and confidence to make healthy choices.
Mace is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 25 years of clinical experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, families and couples. Mace has experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anger management, grief and loss, life changes, and difficulties with social and interpersonal relationships. She is passionate about helping individuals become their best selves through inner peace, freedom from suffering and pain, and confidence to make healthy choices.
(215) 798-5446 View (215) 798-5446
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Emily Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
I have specialized experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma.
Life can be quite overwhelming sometimes. Your stressors and experiences can impact you in so many ways and make it difficult to ask for help. Are you struggling to feel or feel like you are feeling "too" much? Do you have too much on your plate and can't seem to find a path forward? I am here to help. I offer a warm, safe and supportive environment to explore whatever brings you to therapy at this time. We all deserve to be heard and understood. We also crave connection. I work to create a safe and strong alliance with you so that you can freely explore these concerns.
I have specialized experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma.
Life can be quite overwhelming sometimes. Your stressors and experiences can impact you in so many ways and make it difficult to ask for help. Are you struggling to feel or feel like you are feeling "too" much? Do you have too much on your plate and can't seem to find a path forward? I am here to help. I offer a warm, safe and supportive environment to explore whatever brings you to therapy at this time. We all deserve to be heard and understood. We also crave connection. I work to create a safe and strong alliance with you so that you can freely explore these concerns.
(267) 323-4737 View (267) 323-4737
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Cynthia Ryan Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Grove, PA 19090
My specialties include addiction/recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues & body image issues.
I've spent over two decades helping people heal from addictions & other emotional issues. I work with a stellar group of practitioners at Insight Psychological Services. Collaboratively, we offer individual & family therapy, psychiatric evaluations & medication management. I provide a safe, comfortable environment where you can gain personal insight, examine relationships & heal the past. I offer a unique approach to therapy, incorporating decades of professional & personal experience in both psychotherapy & spirituality. I'm a person in long term recovery for over 30 years & have a working knowledge of the 12 steps.
My specialties include addiction/recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues & body image issues.
I've spent over two decades helping people heal from addictions & other emotional issues. I work with a stellar group of practitioners at Insight Psychological Services. Collaboratively, we offer individual & family therapy, psychiatric evaluations & medication management. I provide a safe, comfortable environment where you can gain personal insight, examine relationships & heal the past. I offer a unique approach to therapy, incorporating decades of professional & personal experience in both psychotherapy & spirituality. I'm a person in long term recovery for over 30 years & have a working knowledge of the 12 steps.
(267) 878-3070 View (267) 878-3070
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Cynthia Zolner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
30 years of counseling experience. "I just want to be happy."- This is the goal of therapy. Client-centered Solution Focused Therapy. Specializing in Relationship Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress Management.
30 years of counseling experience. "I just want to be happy."- This is the goal of therapy. Client-centered Solution Focused Therapy. Specializing in Relationship Therapy, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, and Stress Management.
(570) 506-8952 View (570) 506-8952
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Lorraine Tauriello counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I am equipped to help you improve your symptoms of stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and trauma. I can use a faith based, Christian approach as it fits. You may have experienced trauma or ongoing severe stress. Trauma CAN be treated! I can help. Depression and anxiety do not have to be your normal! The brain can change. I hav experience with teens, adults, and couples. My life experiences, training, and clinical expertise, offer more. I am able to assist with the option of medication and/or natural supplements, as a benefit, and can refer you. I hope to speak with you and help you decide what's best.
I am equipped to help you improve your symptoms of stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, and trauma. I can use a faith based, Christian approach as it fits. You may have experienced trauma or ongoing severe stress. Trauma CAN be treated! I can help. Depression and anxiety do not have to be your normal! The brain can change. I hav experience with teens, adults, and couples. My life experiences, training, and clinical expertise, offer more. I am able to assist with the option of medication and/or natural supplements, as a benefit, and can refer you. I hope to speak with you and help you decide what's best.
(267) 642-5682 View (267) 642-5682
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Mark R Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
(215) 764-5309 View (215) 764-5309
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Nancy Roth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
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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Merle Clearfield
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience working with Mood Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mindfulness, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
I have over twenty years of experience working with people, 18-elders. I believe that therapy is an adventure, where one chooses to go, regardless of not knowing the way. Through the relationship this awareness is brought together by truth, compassion, humor, and some pain. The therapist serves as a guide, modeling and teaching the individual a more effective way of living. I see the individual as someone with a whole life that exists beyond the therapy session. The relationship, which fosters hope is a non-judgmental environment, that underlies all the work that is undertaken.
I have extensive experience working with Mood Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mindfulness, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
I have over twenty years of experience working with people, 18-elders. I believe that therapy is an adventure, where one chooses to go, regardless of not knowing the way. Through the relationship this awareness is brought together by truth, compassion, humor, and some pain. The therapist serves as a guide, modeling and teaching the individual a more effective way of living. I see the individual as someone with a whole life that exists beyond the therapy session. The relationship, which fosters hope is a non-judgmental environment, that underlies all the work that is undertaken.
(215) 515-2658 View (215) 515-2658
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Emily E Carner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I work comfortably with people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and people within the LGBTQ community. In my practice I see adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a direct, interpersonal style in which I support and assist individuals in meeting their personal goals while helping them to process past and present issues related to trauma, child abuse/neglect, addiction(s), grief and loss, depression, or anxiety that may be interfering with their progress. I approach my clinical practice from a socially conscious perspective, working always to view personal difficulties within the sociocultural context in which we live.
I work comfortably with people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and people within the LGBTQ community. In my practice I see adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a direct, interpersonal style in which I support and assist individuals in meeting their personal goals while helping them to process past and present issues related to trauma, child abuse/neglect, addiction(s), grief and loss, depression, or anxiety that may be interfering with their progress. I approach my clinical practice from a socially conscious perspective, working always to view personal difficulties within the sociocultural context in which we live.
(215) 995-5017 View (215) 995-5017
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Judith Stern
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
depression, trauma, anxiety, separation and individuation, self esteem issues, pain management, smoking cessation.
Hello there...I'm an experienced therapist with a large "tool kit." This enables me to tailor therapy to YOU, since no single approach works for all problems and all people. I've been trained in Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, NET (Neuro-emotional technique), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), family therapy and EFFT (Emotion Focused Family Therapy), and hypnosis.
depression, trauma, anxiety, separation and individuation, self esteem issues, pain management, smoking cessation.
Hello there...I'm an experienced therapist with a large "tool kit." This enables me to tailor therapy to YOU, since no single approach works for all problems and all people. I've been trained in Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, NET (Neuro-emotional technique), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), family therapy and EFFT (Emotion Focused Family Therapy), and hypnosis.
(215) 392-0647 View (215) 392-0647
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Elizabeth McNamara
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I utilize a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to create a safe and supportive environment in which people can use both mind and body as an integrated vehicle to navigate self-exploration, healing, and optimum health. I value the process of self-growth as it allows us the opportunity to live fully and access greater joy in our lives.
I utilize a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to create a safe and supportive environment in which people can use both mind and body as an integrated vehicle to navigate self-exploration, healing, and optimum health. I value the process of self-growth as it allows us the opportunity to live fully and access greater joy in our lives.
(267) 573-9968 View (267) 573-9968
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Caroline Welty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
Ms. Welty received her MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. With over 15 years in the field, she specializes in trauma therapy, substance use disorders, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Ms. Welty works with adults (18+), couples, families, and groups. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Welty is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She uses CBT, REBT, 12-Step, solution-focused, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities.
Ms. Welty received her MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. With over 15 years in the field, she specializes in trauma therapy, substance use disorders, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Ms. Welty works with adults (18+), couples, families, and groups. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Welty is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She uses CBT, REBT, 12-Step, solution-focused, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities.
(484) 673-6218 View (484) 673-6218
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Lyn Rairdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, relationship/dating issues, family conflict, trauma, bipolar disorder, stress, and body and self-esteem issues.
Hi! I am Lyn Rairdon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working at inpatient, outpatient, and higher education counseling services. I specialize in working with individuals from 15 to 65 years old.
Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, relationship/dating issues, family conflict, trauma, bipolar disorder, stress, and body and self-esteem issues.
Hi! I am Lyn Rairdon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working at inpatient, outpatient, and higher education counseling services. I specialize in working with individuals from 15 to 65 years old.
(267) 459-2187 View (267) 459-2187
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Teisha Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CGS
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I have worked with adults & adolescents on trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavior modification, inner child issues, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, parent-child interactions, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, abandonment, stress management, identity disorders, and Adult Children of Alcoholics issues.
A great deal of my professional practice has been working with individuals, groups, couples and families, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I understand that no single approach is the right one for everyone & it is important to meet each person where they are. I believe it is important to tailor the therapy approach to each individual. As such, I use various approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered, & Gottman Method for couples therapy. Let me help you get unstuck & develop skills to improve in the ways you would like. I am currently offering IOP and PHP groups.
I have worked with adults & adolescents on trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavior modification, inner child issues, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, parent-child interactions, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, abandonment, stress management, identity disorders, and Adult Children of Alcoholics issues.
A great deal of my professional practice has been working with individuals, groups, couples and families, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I understand that no single approach is the right one for everyone & it is important to meet each person where they are. I believe it is important to tailor the therapy approach to each individual. As such, I use various approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered, & Gottman Method for couples therapy. Let me help you get unstuck & develop skills to improve in the ways you would like. I am currently offering IOP and PHP groups.
(484) 218-2590 View (484) 218-2590
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Gloria Browne-Forman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Not accepting new clients
Some men and women have experienced healing and growth in the area of trauma.
In everyone's life there will be a time when you not only need help but to be heard. It is important to be heard and have one's feelings acknowledged and accepted. I want you to know that you are not alone and help is available. There is hope.
Some men and women have experienced healing and growth in the area of trauma.
In everyone's life there will be a time when you not only need help but to be heard. It is important to be heard and have one's feelings acknowledged and accepted. I want you to know that you are not alone and help is available. There is hope.
(267) 710-8862 View (267) 710-8862
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Laura Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Waitlist for new clients
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
You’re caught in a cycle of 'shoulds': I should be happy. I should be grateful. I should be stronger. I should get over it. You worry that you’re a hopeless cause. Maybe you’re on the verge of giving up: Am I destined to live this way forever? Is healing even possible? Living with disordered eating, trauma, addiction, and loss is painful. Diet culture and body hate gaslight us into believing that we are not worthy. As a result, we shut ourselves off from relationships and experiences. We seek ways to numb the pain. In the end, we wind up denying ourselves the pleasure of living fully.
(267) 282-3106 View (267) 282-3106
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Cassandra (Casey) Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can come at you with full force leaving you feeling lost and alone. Living in a world with such high expectations can leave you questioning your thoughts, mind, and body. I want you to know that I hear you, I see you, and you are not alone. The pain of trauma(s), grief, and loss have made you question the meaning of your life and how you can move forward. Years of body-shame and disordered eating have left you feeling disconnected with yourself and the world. You feel defeated with the heavy burdens you have carried throughout your life.
Life can come at you with full force leaving you feeling lost and alone. Living in a world with such high expectations can leave you questioning your thoughts, mind, and body. I want you to know that I hear you, I see you, and you are not alone. The pain of trauma(s), grief, and loss have made you question the meaning of your life and how you can move forward. Years of body-shame and disordered eating have left you feeling disconnected with yourself and the world. You feel defeated with the heavy burdens you have carried throughout your life.
(267) 263-7843 View (267) 263-7843
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Michelle Hurtt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
(267) 310-2602 View (267) 310-2602
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Michelle Hurtt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
(215) 267-5617 View (215) 267-5617

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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.