Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Yeadon, PA

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Percival Fisher Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Yeadon, PA 19050  (Online Only)
Additionally, I am a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) where I incorporate trauma therapy into sessions as appropiate.
When it comes to working with clients, I like to meet them where they are at. My goal is to enter into a therapeutic alliance with my client and have the opportunity to explore their presenting concerns and together explore solutions or a different way of looking at the presenting issue. At times, clients come to into therapy for a resolution, support, compassion, a different perspective, and most importantly validation. I am here to support a client through this process.
Additionally, I am a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) where I incorporate trauma therapy into sessions as appropiate.
When it comes to working with clients, I like to meet them where they are at. My goal is to enter into a therapeutic alliance with my client and have the opportunity to explore their presenting concerns and together explore solutions or a different way of looking at the presenting issue. At times, clients come to into therapy for a resolution, support, compassion, a different perspective, and most importantly validation. I am here to support a client through this process.
(610) 624-8513 View (610) 624-8513
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Jasmine Fluellen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Yeadon, PA 19050  (Online Only)
My approach is rooted in trauma informed care, where I prioritize creating a safe, supportive environment.
Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Greater Philadelphia, and Nashville area who specializes in trauma informed care, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color), anxiety, depression, and life changes. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate through difficult times and empowering them to live their best lives.
My approach is rooted in trauma informed care, where I prioritize creating a safe, supportive environment.
Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Greater Philadelphia, and Nashville area who specializes in trauma informed care, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color), anxiety, depression, and life changes. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate through difficult times and empowering them to live their best lives.
(267) 296-8867 View (267) 296-8867
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Yeadon, PA 19050  (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.
(484) 749-9179 View (484) 749-9179
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Dawn A Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT, PT
Verified Verified
Yeadon, PA 19050
"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

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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
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Trauma Informed Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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
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Fritz Haas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, IATP, NCC, AAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
As a counselor, I have developed a specialty in working with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am a certified Trauma Therapist and I use a variety of techniques including EMDR, CBT and various Mindfulness skills and practices. Professionally, I work hard to continue to develop my skills as a counselor through my work with clients, regularly attending professional development classes and through interactions with colleagues.
As a counselor, I have developed a specialty in working with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am a certified Trauma Therapist and I use a variety of techniques including EMDR, CBT and various Mindfulness skills and practices. Professionally, I work hard to continue to develop my skills as a counselor through my work with clients, regularly attending professional development classes and through interactions with colleagues.
(610) 490-8139 View (610) 490-8139
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Annie Sullivan
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I use a human centered, strengths based, and trauma informed approach as well as relaxation and self-care skills to help clients heal from trauma and stress.
I am a licensed professional counselor with six years of experience. I specialize in working with children, adolescence, families, those experiencing anxiety, and trauma. I have experience working with children, adolescence, and families from diverse backgrounds in the school setting, crisis intervention services, outpatient setting, and an intensive after school behavior program. I work with individuals and families who have and continue to experience complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, attention and hyperactivity issues, grief and loss, behavioral difficulties, and relational conflict.
I use a human centered, strengths based, and trauma informed approach as well as relaxation and self-care skills to help clients heal from trauma and stress.
I am a licensed professional counselor with six years of experience. I specialize in working with children, adolescence, families, those experiencing anxiety, and trauma. I have experience working with children, adolescence, and families from diverse backgrounds in the school setting, crisis intervention services, outpatient setting, and an intensive after school behavior program. I work with individuals and families who have and continue to experience complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, attention and hyperactivity issues, grief and loss, behavioral difficulties, and relational conflict.
(484) 341-7273 View (484) 341-7273
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Renee Suzanne Downey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Aldan, PA 19018  (Online Only)
Do you feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or that you've lost yourself due to anxiety, depression or trauma? Do you find yourself ruminating, catastrophizing, or letting critical thoughts get the best of you? Are you always taking care of others but not yourself? Do you feel hopeless or beaten down? Are you having difficulties letting go of a loss? Do you want help feeling more in control, living up to your potential, or achieving your goals? Let me help you identify the root causes of your distress and help you to understand how it interferes with your life and relationships.
Do you feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or that you've lost yourself due to anxiety, depression or trauma? Do you find yourself ruminating, catastrophizing, or letting critical thoughts get the best of you? Are you always taking care of others but not yourself? Do you feel hopeless or beaten down? Are you having difficulties letting go of a loss? Do you want help feeling more in control, living up to your potential, or achieving your goals? Let me help you identify the root causes of your distress and help you to understand how it interferes with your life and relationships.
(610) 557-3348 View (610) 557-3348
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Meghan Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years and I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in the field. I have a lot of experiencing working with youth and people who struggle with managing anxiety, depression, stress, family challenges, trauma, and substance use. I have had the opportunity to work with people in different settings like inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, community based treatment, schools , non-profit agencies, and occupational social work.
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years and I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in the field. I have a lot of experiencing working with youth and people who struggle with managing anxiety, depression, stress, family challenges, trauma, and substance use. I have had the opportunity to work with people in different settings like inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, community based treatment, schools , non-profit agencies, and occupational social work.
(484) 246-7126 View (484) 246-7126
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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
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Irene Feigin
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems: Anxiety and Panic, depression, grief and Loss, emotional trauma stress reduction, women's issues,uprooting and migration, transition, children and adolescents behavior and emotional difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems: Anxiety and Panic, depression, grief and Loss, emotional trauma stress reduction, women's issues,uprooting and migration, transition, children and adolescents behavior and emotional difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and I have been treating clients in private practice for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. I work with adults, children and families. I support my clients and help them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges, build inner strength and develop self-confidence. I create therapeutic atmosphere of respect, safety, and trust. I help my clients to recognize, discover and develop their own resources. I listen and take interest in each client. My approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
(215) 874-7287 View (215) 874-7287
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Emily Seidle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, life transition issues, trauma, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help and support you.
Hello and welcome! Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? As your therapist, I can help you manage anxiety, and depression, avoid burnout and learn how to develop more meaningful relationships with others and yourself. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole-self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, life transition issues, trauma, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help and support you.
Hello and welcome! Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? As your therapist, I can help you manage anxiety, and depression, avoid burnout and learn how to develop more meaningful relationships with others and yourself. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole-self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
(215) 770-1673 View (215) 770-1673
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Kealsey Beecham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
(215) 883-4896 View (215) 883-4896
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Beth Bickel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Wynnewood, PA 19096
My main practice is focused on treating trauma and attachment. My trauma training and education is broad and ongoing. I provide treatment to clients age 12 and over and have worked with survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect. I incorporate EMDR into my practice whenever applicable and use an integrative approach that includes attachment theory, IFS, mindfulness and trauma psychoeducation.
My main practice is focused on treating trauma and attachment. My trauma training and education is broad and ongoing. I provide treatment to clients age 12 and over and have worked with survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect. I incorporate EMDR into my practice whenever applicable and use an integrative approach that includes attachment theory, IFS, mindfulness and trauma psychoeducation.
(610) 638-7418 View (610) 638-7418
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Nancy Forrest
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Using eclectic therapy techniques from Jungian perspective, I am the President and CEO of a collegial group practice, including psychologists and life coaches. We specialize in healing patterns of trauma and hurt relationships in couples, the workplace, family issues or personal issues within the self.
Using eclectic therapy techniques from Jungian perspective, I am the President and CEO of a collegial group practice, including psychologists and life coaches. We specialize in healing patterns of trauma and hurt relationships in couples, the workplace, family issues or personal issues within the self.
(610) 601-4189 View (610) 601-4189
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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
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Gary Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I use a trauma informed perspective to approaching many issues of anxiety and depression.
I have always been passionate about helping others establish hope and to recognize their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The focus of my work centers around trauma, anxiety and depression. I offer individual, couple and group counseling. My primary focus is on educating, and empowering individuals and communities though psychotherapy, counseling, training, facilitation, advocacy, education and education. Lets walk your next steps together.
I use a trauma informed perspective to approaching many issues of anxiety and depression.
I have always been passionate about helping others establish hope and to recognize their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The focus of my work centers around trauma, anxiety and depression. I offer individual, couple and group counseling. My primary focus is on educating, and empowering individuals and communities though psychotherapy, counseling, training, facilitation, advocacy, education and education. Lets walk your next steps together.
(215) 607-2606 View (215) 607-2606
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Dr. Janine E. Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingdale, PA 19023  (Online Only)
Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) trained therapist, CCATP- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Hypnosis therapist, Certified EFT Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor, Anxiety & Depression Reduction are my specialties.
If you are suffering with anxiety or depression, I am able to help. If you need assistance connecting to your inner direction and finding meaning and joy in this life, I will provide this in our sessions. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, depression and trauma. I am a CBT certified therapist, as well as Trauma-trained professional. Over my 20 years treating clients of all ages, I have worked with older adults, adults, couples, teens and children. I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to assist and guide you on your path to healing and wellness.
Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) trained therapist, CCATP- Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Hypnosis therapist, Certified EFT Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor, Anxiety & Depression Reduction are my specialties.
If you are suffering with anxiety or depression, I am able to help. If you need assistance connecting to your inner direction and finding meaning and joy in this life, I will provide this in our sessions. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, depression and trauma. I am a CBT certified therapist, as well as Trauma-trained professional. Over my 20 years treating clients of all ages, I have worked with older adults, adults, couples, teens and children. I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to assist and guide you on your path to healing and wellness.
(484) 642-8296 View (484) 642-8296
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Kelly Hatton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havertown, PA 19083
I am Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).
Sometimes life can present us with challenges and there are times when we need extra support to assist us through those challenges. Therapy is one way to receive that extra support. Choosing a therapist can be difficult, but it is an important decision. I believe one of the most important factors involved in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. I work with my clients to develop that relationship by listening to each client's individual needs and circumstances. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in achieving their goals and leading the life they want.
I am Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).
Sometimes life can present us with challenges and there are times when we need extra support to assist us through those challenges. Therapy is one way to receive that extra support. Choosing a therapist can be difficult, but it is an important decision. I believe one of the most important factors involved in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. I work with my clients to develop that relationship by listening to each client's individual needs and circumstances. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in achieving their goals and leading the life they want.
(302) 605-6702 View (302) 605-6702

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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.