Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Buda, TX

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Kimberly Harrington-Delgado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
My passion is working with individuals and families to help them overcome everyday obstacles and unexpected events. I bring a wealth experiences both personally and professionally to counseling. Over the past 17 years I have worked with children and their families as a teacher, school counselor, and private practice for 11 of those years. I have had the opportunity to work with small group and individual counseling as well as parenting classes. As a counselor I have had extensive experience with with ADHD, anxiety, learning disorders, oppositional behavior, and trauma.
My passion is working with individuals and families to help them overcome everyday obstacles and unexpected events. I bring a wealth experiences both personally and professionally to counseling. Over the past 17 years I have worked with children and their families as a teacher, school counselor, and private practice for 11 of those years. I have had the opportunity to work with small group and individual counseling as well as parenting classes. As a counselor I have had extensive experience with with ADHD, anxiety, learning disorders, oppositional behavior, and trauma.
(512) 393-9195 View (512) 393-9195
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Crystal Kent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Buda, TX 78610
I specialize in women with pregnancy and postpartum issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD and pregnacey or infant loss.
You're already feeling overwhelmed and things continue piling up. You question whether your unhappiness is situational or if it has something to do with your past. You want to feel better, but life seems out of balance and you feel hopeless. You need help getting back on track and sorting through what is contributing to your low mood, anxious thoughts, or troubled sleep.
I specialize in women with pregnancy and postpartum issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD and pregnacey or infant loss.
You're already feeling overwhelmed and things continue piling up. You question whether your unhappiness is situational or if it has something to do with your past. You want to feel better, but life seems out of balance and you feel hopeless. You need help getting back on track and sorting through what is contributing to your low mood, anxious thoughts, or troubled sleep.
(830) 265-4455 View (830) 265-4455
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Amberly Prykhodko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I work with people who have experienced trauma in childhood or adulthood who want to heal from the aftereffects of their experiences. I believe that many challenges you may live with daily, such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and more, may actually be signs of traumatic stress. Together, we can learn tools to manage your traumatic stress warning signs and work on reducing these symptoms to help you move towards the best version of yourself.
I work with people who have experienced trauma in childhood or adulthood who want to heal from the aftereffects of their experiences. I believe that many challenges you may live with daily, such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and more, may actually be signs of traumatic stress. Together, we can learn tools to manage your traumatic stress warning signs and work on reducing these symptoms to help you move towards the best version of yourself.
(512) 883-0280 View (512) 883-0280
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Katie Paddon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
I have extensive training and experience in domestic violence and trauma.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning (or evening for you shift workers)? Do you dread going to work? Are you going through a major life transition? You may be experiencing burnout, depression, or stress. You are not alone, and I am excited to start this journey with you. I am here to meet you wherever you are. I won’t bore you with all the technical terms, but I use a variety of approaches that I tailor to your needs. I provide a client-led space to collaborate on your needs and goals. You can cuss, cry or laugh during our sessions together.
I have extensive training and experience in domestic violence and trauma.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning (or evening for you shift workers)? Do you dread going to work? Are you going through a major life transition? You may be experiencing burnout, depression, or stress. You are not alone, and I am excited to start this journey with you. I am here to meet you wherever you are. I won’t bore you with all the technical terms, but I use a variety of approaches that I tailor to your needs. I provide a client-led space to collaborate on your needs and goals. You can cuss, cry or laugh during our sessions together.
(512) 882-0704 View (512) 882-0704
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Dustin Meyerson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, C-DBT, CMIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to working with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, substance use, personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship issues, parenting/family issues, and self-esteem.
Seeking help is the first step towards feeling better. Regardless of why you are seeking help, the most important thing right now is that you are making the choice to do so. Focusing on what we can control (instead of what is beyond our control) is often a key element to working through difficult life circumstances. Together, we can work on learning and developing skills that can help you improve the quality of your life. My main focus during therapy will be to help you lead a more fulfilling life by working with you collaboratively to achieve your goals.
My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to working with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, substance use, personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship issues, parenting/family issues, and self-esteem.
Seeking help is the first step towards feeling better. Regardless of why you are seeking help, the most important thing right now is that you are making the choice to do so. Focusing on what we can control (instead of what is beyond our control) is often a key element to working through difficult life circumstances. Together, we can work on learning and developing skills that can help you improve the quality of your life. My main focus during therapy will be to help you lead a more fulfilling life by working with you collaboratively to achieve your goals.
(512) 957-9381 View (512) 957-9381
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Rebecca Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
Are you struggling with trauma triggers, shame, anxiety, low mood, difficulty managing emotions, or unresolved challenges? Are you looking for a clear, direct, and effective path to healing from trauma or stressful events? Would you like to gain insight into your present behaviors and relationships? I help people with a variety of issues including trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, chronic illness, stress, life transitions, personal growth, grief and loss, self -esteem issues, and self-injurious behaviors.
Are you struggling with trauma triggers, shame, anxiety, low mood, difficulty managing emotions, or unresolved challenges? Are you looking for a clear, direct, and effective path to healing from trauma or stressful events? Would you like to gain insight into your present behaviors and relationships? I help people with a variety of issues including trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, chronic illness, stress, life transitions, personal growth, grief and loss, self -esteem issues, and self-injurious behaviors.
(512) 782-0044 View (512) 782-0044
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Kelli Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I work with individuals experiencing the disruptive reality addiction, trauma and significant life changes can bring.
In our society today, self-care is so often put to the way side and put off for "another time." I commend you on taking this step in seeking the support and help you are needing today. I would be honored to help you address the obstacles or transitions presenting a challenge in your daily living. It is my life's passion to guide people through the difficult journey of healing and unveiling of their own self-love, acceptance and understanding.
I work with individuals experiencing the disruptive reality addiction, trauma and significant life changes can bring.
In our society today, self-care is so often put to the way side and put off for "another time." I commend you on taking this step in seeking the support and help you are needing today. I would be honored to help you address the obstacles or transitions presenting a challenge in your daily living. It is my life's passion to guide people through the difficult journey of healing and unveiling of their own self-love, acceptance and understanding.
(512) 729-8431 View (512) 729-8431
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Mary W. Firme
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
As a trauma-informed therapist with a unique understanding of anxiety, I am familiar with how grief and loss cloud our lives and impact us.
Life's a journey, with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes we need someone to talk to, someone to share our thoughts and feelings, dreams and fears, and help guide us toward resolution. I want to help my clients navigate this path, and to also experience the possibilities of living their best life possible. I work with older teens and adults, and also specialize in women's issues across the lifespan, as well as those with health concerns. College students are a special interest, as are educators, as I’ve worked as a teacher and school counselor and understand the stress and dynamics associated with the profession.
As a trauma-informed therapist with a unique understanding of anxiety, I am familiar with how grief and loss cloud our lives and impact us.
Life's a journey, with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes we need someone to talk to, someone to share our thoughts and feelings, dreams and fears, and help guide us toward resolution. I want to help my clients navigate this path, and to also experience the possibilities of living their best life possible. I work with older teens and adults, and also specialize in women's issues across the lifespan, as well as those with health concerns. College students are a special interest, as are educators, as I’ve worked as a teacher and school counselor and understand the stress and dynamics associated with the profession.
(512) 361-5322 View (512) 361-5322
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Jason Hewitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
While these methods can be highly effective in relieving anxiety and the impact of trauma, our therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy.
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
While these methods can be highly effective in relieving anxiety and the impact of trauma, our therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy.
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
(512) 872-5531 View (512) 872-5531
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Rosa Tupina Yaotonalcuauhtli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I have been using DBT and CPT as treatment modalities to help people who have suffered severe trauma or are affected in their daily lives engaging in behaviors that are self destructive but at the moment seem to be the only way to have some relief.
"I believe in people and their desire to be in balance. My best clients are the ones who are ready to make the decision to experience therapy as a tool in their self-discovery and healing process. I want to help them believe that change is possible no matter how their lives have been affected by emotional & mental problems, trauma, and multiple painful experiences. I am here to help you learn how to create your own balance and harmony and achieve order out of chaos making your life more meaningful."
I have been using DBT and CPT as treatment modalities to help people who have suffered severe trauma or are affected in their daily lives engaging in behaviors that are self destructive but at the moment seem to be the only way to have some relief.
"I believe in people and their desire to be in balance. My best clients are the ones who are ready to make the decision to experience therapy as a tool in their self-discovery and healing process. I want to help them believe that change is possible no matter how their lives have been affected by emotional & mental problems, trauma, and multiple painful experiences. I am here to help you learn how to create your own balance and harmony and achieve order out of chaos making your life more meaningful."
(512) 746-1673 View (512) 746-1673
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Amanda Kerley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor specializing in adolescents, adults and those in the helping field. I am a trauma informed therapist who works diligently to assist her clients in feeling safe within the therapeutic process. I work with clients of all ages, with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, family issues, stress, anxiety, self-harm, adjustment issues and mood disorders.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor specializing in adolescents, adults and those in the helping field. I am a trauma informed therapist who works diligently to assist her clients in feeling safe within the therapeutic process. I work with clients of all ages, with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, family issues, stress, anxiety, self-harm, adjustment issues and mood disorders.
(512) 640-2505 View (512) 640-2505
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Quirk Wellspace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with folks living with anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, and mood disorders.
My role involves sparking conversations and inspiring the imagination while holding space for humor and compassion. You are the expert in the room and it's my job to make you feel safe and seen in your journey towards growth and healing. As we walk along this path together, I try to empower you to more fully connect with yourself and others with grace and authenticity.
I specialize in working with folks living with anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, and mood disorders.
My role involves sparking conversations and inspiring the imagination while holding space for humor and compassion. You are the expert in the room and it's my job to make you feel safe and seen in your journey towards growth and healing. As we walk along this path together, I try to empower you to more fully connect with yourself and others with grace and authenticity.
(512) 872-3197 View (512) 872-3197
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Stephanie Pinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of life struggles including anxiety, depression, increased stress, PTSD and trauma, bipolar disorder, and grief and loss.
Perhaps you've been struggling with painful emotions, communicating in your relationships, managing stress and anxiety, or working through previous painful experiences. I know how difficult life can feel and I believe in providing a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which we can collaboratively work to solve problems, improve coping skills, and find you the support you need. I also offer specialized treatment for individuals who experience painful emotions related to adverse life experiences through EMDR.
I have experience working with individuals with a variety of life struggles including anxiety, depression, increased stress, PTSD and trauma, bipolar disorder, and grief and loss.
Perhaps you've been struggling with painful emotions, communicating in your relationships, managing stress and anxiety, or working through previous painful experiences. I know how difficult life can feel and I believe in providing a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which we can collaboratively work to solve problems, improve coping skills, and find you the support you need. I also offer specialized treatment for individuals who experience painful emotions related to adverse life experiences through EMDR.
(512) 862-7515 View (512) 862-7515
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Kealan Andrew Muth
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MS, NCC, EMDR-t
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I specialize in the treatment of couples therapy, teen therapy, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Are you and your partner struggling to connect in ways that once felt easy? Do you fear that the status of your relationship may be in question currently? Are you experiencing anxiety and worry surrounding how you're going to get through this hardship? Do you doubt your ability to be loved and heard? Are you finding it harder and harder just to get to the next day? I help couples and families rebuild their connection from a foundational level in order to establish long-lasting relationships that are built for the long haul.
I specialize in the treatment of couples therapy, teen therapy, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Are you and your partner struggling to connect in ways that once felt easy? Do you fear that the status of your relationship may be in question currently? Are you experiencing anxiety and worry surrounding how you're going to get through this hardship? Do you doubt your ability to be loved and heard? Are you finding it harder and harder just to get to the next day? I help couples and families rebuild their connection from a foundational level in order to establish long-lasting relationships that are built for the long haul.
(512) 399-3106 View (512) 399-3106
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Jonnie L Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
I have extensive research in Racial/Generational trauma, Black women issues on mental health and sexual trauma.
My primary therapeutic methods are Solution Focused, CBT. Trauma Focused, Client Centered Mindfulness and Positive Phycology. Culturally, social, racial and economic status considered, and my client has a voice in therapy. I also provide identity work and life transitions, especially for single parents, college students and newly retired. I also have Women of Color groups and women wellness retreats.
I have extensive research in Racial/Generational trauma, Black women issues on mental health and sexual trauma.
My primary therapeutic methods are Solution Focused, CBT. Trauma Focused, Client Centered Mindfulness and Positive Phycology. Culturally, social, racial and economic status considered, and my client has a voice in therapy. I also provide identity work and life transitions, especially for single parents, college students and newly retired. I also have Women of Color groups and women wellness retreats.
(512) 883-6908 View (512) 883-6908
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Nina Linda Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
Although I see clients across the life span, I have specialized experience and training in pre and postpartum transitions, pregnancy-related trauma, perinatal depression, and parenting stressors.
I am a licensed social worker dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive therapeutic space for individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you are grappling with issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, or life transitions, I am here to build a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship tailored to your needs. My practice serves clients aged 14+, and I welcome teens with a trauma-informed lens and solution-focused strategies.
Although I see clients across the life span, I have specialized experience and training in pre and postpartum transitions, pregnancy-related trauma, perinatal depression, and parenting stressors.
I am a licensed social worker dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive therapeutic space for individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you are grappling with issues such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, or life transitions, I am here to build a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship tailored to your needs. My practice serves clients aged 14+, and I welcome teens with a trauma-informed lens and solution-focused strategies.
(512) 543-2814 View (512) 543-2814
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Kathryn Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I hold over 10 years of experience working with adults who are healing from trauma and completed advanced level training in Somatic Experiencing.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I believe we are all at the forefront of our own inner battles. Maybe you're struggling in relationships or with anxiety and you want deeper, healthier and more authentic life experiences. Or maybe you're on the healing path from past abusive relationships, trauma, and/or sexual assault/abuse and you want to feel confidence and empowerment.
I hold over 10 years of experience working with adults who are healing from trauma and completed advanced level training in Somatic Experiencing.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I believe we are all at the forefront of our own inner battles. Maybe you're struggling in relationships or with anxiety and you want deeper, healthier and more authentic life experiences. Or maybe you're on the healing path from past abusive relationships, trauma, and/or sexual assault/abuse and you want to feel confidence and empowerment.
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Abbie Balat
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
I strive to build trusting and safe working relationships with my clients as a foundation to explore symptoms related to trauma, family conflict, and complex PTSD.
Are you struggling to connect with others on a deeper level, experiencing intense emotions that seem to only lead to more anger and sadness, pushing others away with actions that don't align with who you wish to be? Do you find yourself wanting to make a change - for yourself, your partner, your child, and your family as a whole? Does it feel like this cycle will never end? I am passionate about working with people of all ages, with a specialization working with children/adolescents, to explore what holds you back from building positive connections with those you love, because deep down, we all want to be seen, heard, and accepted.
I strive to build trusting and safe working relationships with my clients as a foundation to explore symptoms related to trauma, family conflict, and complex PTSD.
Are you struggling to connect with others on a deeper level, experiencing intense emotions that seem to only lead to more anger and sadness, pushing others away with actions that don't align with who you wish to be? Do you find yourself wanting to make a change - for yourself, your partner, your child, and your family as a whole? Does it feel like this cycle will never end? I am passionate about working with people of all ages, with a specialization working with children/adolescents, to explore what holds you back from building positive connections with those you love, because deep down, we all want to be seen, heard, and accepted.
(737) 371-8754 View (737) 371-8754
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Chelsea DeKruyff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
This is because the way we heal from trauma is to be present with our trauma and feel calm and seen with another person.
My name is Chelsea DeKruyff, MA, LPC. I am a compassion-centered, neuroscience-informed psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. I specialize in working with PTSD and trauma-related disorders, ADHD, relationships and codependency, and identity issues. You may feel like your experience is too big, that it would overwhelm a listener. You may also think that your experiences are inconsequential and don't warrant the attention of a therapist. If you hold either view, I encourage you to open yourself to new possibilities.
This is because the way we heal from trauma is to be present with our trauma and feel calm and seen with another person.
My name is Chelsea DeKruyff, MA, LPC. I am a compassion-centered, neuroscience-informed psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. I specialize in working with PTSD and trauma-related disorders, ADHD, relationships and codependency, and identity issues. You may feel like your experience is too big, that it would overwhelm a listener. You may also think that your experiences are inconsequential and don't warrant the attention of a therapist. If you hold either view, I encourage you to open yourself to new possibilities.
(512) 807-0843 View (512) 807-0843
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Destany Schadder Supervised By Alice Green Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, RC-DMT, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buda, TX 78610
Do you struggle in your personal relationships? Have you been in multiple relationships that went a little too quickly? Are you looking for external gratification instead of working from within? Have you experienced a car accident, being domestically abused, and or anything that was traumatic for YOU? If any of these questions resonated with you give me a call. I specialize in anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma. We live in a world full of invalidation and sometimes all it takes to feel better is to be validated. Giving yourself one hour per week or per month will give you the ability to look within.
Do you struggle in your personal relationships? Have you been in multiple relationships that went a little too quickly? Are you looking for external gratification instead of working from within? Have you experienced a car accident, being domestically abused, and or anything that was traumatic for YOU? If any of these questions resonated with you give me a call. I specialize in anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma. We live in a world full of invalidation and sometimes all it takes to feel better is to be validated. Giving yourself one hour per week or per month will give you the ability to look within.
(512) 675-6485 View (512) 675-6485
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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.