Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Houston, TX

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Elizabeth Marcum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with disordered eating, addictive behaviors, healing from trauma, relationships issues, and/or shame around what you've been through or have done? Are you overwhelmed with life's challenges?
Do you struggle with disordered eating, addictive behaviors, healing from trauma, relationships issues, and/or shame around what you've been through or have done? Are you overwhelmed with life's challenges?
(832) 990-7551 View (832) 990-7551
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Georgetta Medlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CFC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
My passion is working with women and girls, helping them to see their own unique beauty, understand their worth, and understand the importance of creating a vision for their lives. My specialties include but are not limited to women’s issues, trauma and depression. My experience has included working with clients in community mental health, correctional settings, and the adult and juvenile justice systems. These experiences have provided me with the tools needed to work with a broad range of issues and with persons from diverse backgrounds and challenging circumstances.
My passion is working with women and girls, helping them to see their own unique beauty, understand their worth, and understand the importance of creating a vision for their lives. My specialties include but are not limited to women’s issues, trauma and depression. My experience has included working with clients in community mental health, correctional settings, and the adult and juvenile justice systems. These experiences have provided me with the tools needed to work with a broad range of issues and with persons from diverse backgrounds and challenging circumstances.
(713) 903-8842 View (713) 903-8842
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Jennifer Pinkerton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, C-PD, CTP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
My clients vary from individuals and couples dealing with conflict, sexual issues, trauma, personality disorders, relationship concerns, shame, infidelity, lack of self-worth, divorce, parenting, premarital work and attachment work.
The journey to do emotional work is not an easy one. I have experienced my own personal work and growth in my life and can meet you in yours in therapy with compassion, vulnerability and empathy. Our life experiences can manifest in many ways and those trauma responses can morph into patterns that leave us feeling powerless and lost. We can be driven by unconscious primary emotions that keep us in a triggered and reactive cycle when we are seeking secure and loving connections. As a change agent and a connection expert, I can assist you in your ability to connect with others and thrive.
My clients vary from individuals and couples dealing with conflict, sexual issues, trauma, personality disorders, relationship concerns, shame, infidelity, lack of self-worth, divorce, parenting, premarital work and attachment work.
The journey to do emotional work is not an easy one. I have experienced my own personal work and growth in my life and can meet you in yours in therapy with compassion, vulnerability and empathy. Our life experiences can manifest in many ways and those trauma responses can morph into patterns that leave us feeling powerless and lost. We can be driven by unconscious primary emotions that keep us in a triggered and reactive cycle when we are seeking secure and loving connections. As a change agent and a connection expert, I can assist you in your ability to connect with others and thrive.
(832) 536-9369 View (832) 536-9369
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Olajumoke M. Iyiola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, TTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
I am experienced in helping people work through a variety of life challenges, including: mood related disorders such as anxiety and depression, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, stress, problematic substance use, self-esteem issues, life transitions, relationships, grief, marriage and family and addiction.
Whether your present life feels unmanageable, or past hurtful experiences are still causing you pain, there is hope. Reaching out for help is the first step to making positive changes in your life. As a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space in which you can share, explore, and achieve greater self-awareness. Together, we will build on the strengths you already possess to help you grow and find balance. My style of therapy is a conversational, collaborative approach aimed at helping people understand themselves better.
I am experienced in helping people work through a variety of life challenges, including: mood related disorders such as anxiety and depression, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, stress, problematic substance use, self-esteem issues, life transitions, relationships, grief, marriage and family and addiction.
Whether your present life feels unmanageable, or past hurtful experiences are still causing you pain, there is hope. Reaching out for help is the first step to making positive changes in your life. As a therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space in which you can share, explore, and achieve greater self-awareness. Together, we will build on the strengths you already possess to help you grow and find balance. My style of therapy is a conversational, collaborative approach aimed at helping people understand themselves better.
(713) 597-2223 View (713) 597-2223
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Nohemi Garcia-Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT , LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Whether you are working towards having a better relationship, heal from past childhood trauma, or understanding a past break-up or divorce, I am here for you.
You are having a conversation with either your partner or parent that does not go the way you want even after preparing for it in your head. Numerous conversations on the same topic go nowhere. You often times think, “Is it me”, “Am I overreacting”, “I can’t do anything right.” Their comments are lowering your energy and you often times feel like giving up on the relationship. You find yourself wondering if you should tell your friends again because you are afraid of what they will think about your relationship. I hear you.
Whether you are working towards having a better relationship, heal from past childhood trauma, or understanding a past break-up or divorce, I am here for you.
You are having a conversation with either your partner or parent that does not go the way you want even after preparing for it in your head. Numerous conversations on the same topic go nowhere. You often times think, “Is it me”, “Am I overreacting”, “I can’t do anything right.” Their comments are lowering your energy and you often times feel like giving up on the relationship. You find yourself wondering if you should tell your friends again because you are afraid of what they will think about your relationship. I hear you.
(713) 715-4291 View (713) 715-4291
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Andrea T. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management and grief.
Are you suffering with feelings of anxiety, depression or grief? Have you been through traumatic experiences? Looking for change? Looking for healing? The answer you are looking for is already within you. I believe you are the expert in your life. We will partner using therapeutic tools, to help in your discovery and personal growth. I believe in a holistic approach to your wellness. In a safe and supportive environment, we will work together to reveal your best you.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management and grief.
Are you suffering with feelings of anxiety, depression or grief? Have you been through traumatic experiences? Looking for change? Looking for healing? The answer you are looking for is already within you. I believe you are the expert in your life. We will partner using therapeutic tools, to help in your discovery and personal growth. I believe in a holistic approach to your wellness. In a safe and supportive environment, we will work together to reveal your best you.
(346) 444-1960 View (346) 444-1960
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Portia Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
I am basic trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which are some of the leading techniques for dealing with past trauma.
Currently only providing virtual sessions. I believe the most important part of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. I spend time getting to know each of my clients, so that I can tailor a healing plan, specifically for them, and make sure my clients are get the most impact from our sessions together. I specialize in working with trauma, gender and sexuality, BIPOC communities, those in non-traditional relationships, those dealing with depression and anxiety and adolescents. Through play, education and communication, anyone can work through their past and present to make for a brighter future.
I am basic trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which are some of the leading techniques for dealing with past trauma.
Currently only providing virtual sessions. I believe the most important part of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. I spend time getting to know each of my clients, so that I can tailor a healing plan, specifically for them, and make sure my clients are get the most impact from our sessions together. I specialize in working with trauma, gender and sexuality, BIPOC communities, those in non-traditional relationships, those dealing with depression and anxiety and adolescents. Through play, education and communication, anyone can work through their past and present to make for a brighter future.
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Daye Veltri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077
Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Life can present tough challenges, leaving us lost or uncertain about the next step. If anxiety grips you, constant worry and restlessness may cloud your days. If depression dims your joy, or past trauma lingers, disrupting your peace, know you're not alone. Let's navigate these challenges together, uncovering strategies for healing and reclaiming your path to peace and fulfillment.
Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Life can present tough challenges, leaving us lost or uncertain about the next step. If anxiety grips you, constant worry and restlessness may cloud your days. If depression dims your joy, or past trauma lingers, disrupting your peace, know you're not alone. Let's navigate these challenges together, uncovering strategies for healing and reclaiming your path to peace and fulfillment.
(832) 737-8417 View (832) 737-8417
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Stephanie R Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, CSAT , SEP, CDWF
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Your brain is an amazing system that can process and heal from trauma.
That painful event keeps replaying over and over in your head. You can’t stop seeing the images of it. Thoughts of what you could have done differently play on repeat. They force their way into your mind, leaving you overwhelmed, panicked, and burnt out. The triggers are everywhere and anxiety and depression feel like they’re constantly looming over you. If you could just let it go maybe you could move on with your life. You no longer want to carry the weight of what happened but to enjoy the things you once loved.
Your brain is an amazing system that can process and heal from trauma.
That painful event keeps replaying over and over in your head. You can’t stop seeing the images of it. Thoughts of what you could have done differently play on repeat. They force their way into your mind, leaving you overwhelmed, panicked, and burnt out. The triggers are everywhere and anxiety and depression feel like they’re constantly looming over you. If you could just let it go maybe you could move on with your life. You no longer want to carry the weight of what happened but to enjoy the things you once loved.
(281) 810-3613 View (281) 810-3613
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Elizabeth Molina Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77009  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? If you are facing difficulties in your life that include trauma, family of origin stress, grief, chronic shame or low self-worth, you are not alone. Through therapy, my aim is to create an empathetic space that honors your culture, unique needs, and offers you a different relationship with your emotions.
Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? If you are facing difficulties in your life that include trauma, family of origin stress, grief, chronic shame or low self-worth, you are not alone. Through therapy, my aim is to create an empathetic space that honors your culture, unique needs, and offers you a different relationship with your emotions.
(737) 373-4185 View (737) 373-4185
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Jamie Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
For clients seeking to heal trauma and break free from anxiety, I offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, providing a fresh perspective and deeper healing.
Transitioning from what we’ve known our whole life to a new beginning (or even just a new depth) is difficult. It means giving up beliefs or ways of living that didn’t serve us. And when we give up what we’ve known our whole life, it’s hard to envision a new way forward. Sometimes before we can make big changes, we have to understand the past. I believe our bodies hold our stories of struggle and when we don’t fully process what's within us, we can get stuck in our transitions. We will work together to shine a light on life experiences and traumas, and dusty old habits and beliefs that may be holding you back.
For clients seeking to heal trauma and break free from anxiety, I offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, providing a fresh perspective and deeper healing.
Transitioning from what we’ve known our whole life to a new beginning (or even just a new depth) is difficult. It means giving up beliefs or ways of living that didn’t serve us. And when we give up what we’ve known our whole life, it’s hard to envision a new way forward. Sometimes before we can make big changes, we have to understand the past. I believe our bodies hold our stories of struggle and when we don’t fully process what's within us, we can get stuck in our transitions. We will work together to shine a light on life experiences and traumas, and dusty old habits and beliefs that may be holding you back.
(832) 957-0681 View (832) 957-0681
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Nancy Ngo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77072  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, utilizing evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I believe that seeking help is often the hardest and most courageous step. Brene Brown beautifully said that "courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." Vulnerability, shame, and fear can make sharing difficult, but these are normal companions on the path to change. Trusting the process and accepting your emotions are key steps. Through our darkest times, there is much to be gleaned, and as your therapist, I am here to walk alongside you through the ups and downs of your journey.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, utilizing evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I believe that seeking help is often the hardest and most courageous step. Brene Brown beautifully said that "courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." Vulnerability, shame, and fear can make sharing difficult, but these are normal companions on the path to change. Trusting the process and accepting your emotions are key steps. Through our darkest times, there is much to be gleaned, and as your therapist, I am here to walk alongside you through the ups and downs of your journey.
(346) 708-6591 View (346) 708-6591
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Jennifer L. Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MMT, CDWF
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
In my work with adults I specialize in family of origin issues, attachment trauma, PTSD, phase of life problems, relationships struggles, and personality disorders.
Therapy is a powerful way of changing unhelpful patterns in our life and engaging in the process can help ease the dilemma of feeling stuck. In my work with clients I practice from a humanistic approach to understanding the person seeking treatment. My aim is to create connection through understanding and safety within the parameters of a secure therapeutic relationship to help stabilize crisis and facilitate emotional growth. I work with teens and adults, at different stages of development to help gain skills and insight into how internal conflicts may be playing out in life and relationships.
In my work with adults I specialize in family of origin issues, attachment trauma, PTSD, phase of life problems, relationships struggles, and personality disorders.
Therapy is a powerful way of changing unhelpful patterns in our life and engaging in the process can help ease the dilemma of feeling stuck. In my work with clients I practice from a humanistic approach to understanding the person seeking treatment. My aim is to create connection through understanding and safety within the parameters of a secure therapeutic relationship to help stabilize crisis and facilitate emotional growth. I work with teens and adults, at different stages of development to help gain skills and insight into how internal conflicts may be playing out in life and relationships.
(713) 589-7204 View (713) 589-7204
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Dr. Sofia P. Simotas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Some of my interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, alcohol abuse, relationships, family conflict, life transitions, career decisions, and stress management.
Hello, and welcome! I encourage and support your search for the right therapist. I am a clinical psychologist with years of experience working with adults of all ages. I provide a safe, objective, and collaborative environment in which to help work through any concerns or challenges you may be facing, learn new skills and ways of thinking, and give you the feedback and tools to help you accomplish your goals. By working together, we can explore and tackle past issues and recurring patterns, or just stay focused on the present and work towards solutions and future goals.
Some of my interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, alcohol abuse, relationships, family conflict, life transitions, career decisions, and stress management.
Hello, and welcome! I encourage and support your search for the right therapist. I am a clinical psychologist with years of experience working with adults of all ages. I provide a safe, objective, and collaborative environment in which to help work through any concerns or challenges you may be facing, learn new skills and ways of thinking, and give you the feedback and tools to help you accomplish your goals. By working together, we can explore and tackle past issues and recurring patterns, or just stay focused on the present and work towards solutions and future goals.
(281) 724-4370 View (281) 724-4370
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Craig R Ordoyne
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach for treating complex trauma.
I believe each client should receive individualized therapy that is tailored to their specific needs. I look forward to understanding and assisting the client with challenges they may be facing. It is my goal to provide a comfortable and safe environment in order to promote awareness and growth.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach for treating complex trauma.
I believe each client should receive individualized therapy that is tailored to their specific needs. I look forward to understanding and assisting the client with challenges they may be facing. It is my goal to provide a comfortable and safe environment in order to promote awareness and growth.
(833) 715-3406 View (833) 715-3406
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Marcel Gamboa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77084
With over 18 years of counseling experience, I work on a wide variety of issues, including clinical depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, drug abuse, PTSD, and teenage behavioral problems.
Let me help you reach your full potential. By providing an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, we can work on any issues, goals and changes you desire. I strongly believe everyone has the right to chose the path they want to follow in life. Let's explore this path together, identify your strengths, process any difficulties along the way, and optimize your chance of success.
With over 18 years of counseling experience, I work on a wide variety of issues, including clinical depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, drug abuse, PTSD, and teenage behavioral problems.
Let me help you reach your full potential. By providing an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, we can work on any issues, goals and changes you desire. I strongly believe everyone has the right to chose the path they want to follow in life. Let's explore this path together, identify your strengths, process any difficulties along the way, and optimize your chance of success.
(281) 299-8607 View (281) 299-8607
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Niki Brogger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
Waitlist for new clients
Niki (she, her, hers) is a trauma and relational therapist with experience caring for individuals healing from spiritual and relational trauma, childhood wounds, boundary breaches, and dissociation as a result from trauma.
Clients seeking treatment from me and/or my practice have spent years and a lot of resources trying to heal on their own. Today, you may finally be fed up and ready to try something different. Welcome to "something different"! In my practice we learn how to settle ourselves utilizing our own body and resources around us. We will explore what would happen if... It is exciting to participate in the curiosity of the healing process. You've already tried everything else. Why not try something different?
Niki (she, her, hers) is a trauma and relational therapist with experience caring for individuals healing from spiritual and relational trauma, childhood wounds, boundary breaches, and dissociation as a result from trauma.
Clients seeking treatment from me and/or my practice have spent years and a lot of resources trying to heal on their own. Today, you may finally be fed up and ready to try something different. Welcome to "something different"! In my practice we learn how to settle ourselves utilizing our own body and resources around us. We will explore what would happen if... It is exciting to participate in the curiosity of the healing process. You've already tried everything else. Why not try something different?
(281) 909-3715 View (281) 909-3715
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Shea McTaggart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
Welcome and congratulations on taking a big step towards helping yourself. My goal is to help you lead a more satisfied and meaningful life. I am a licensed psychologist with seventeen years of experience in various mental health settings including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, state psychiatric and medical hospitals. I am experienced and enjoy working with a wide variety of issues particularly, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, health psychology, neuropsychology, young professionals, and life transitions.
Welcome and congratulations on taking a big step towards helping yourself. My goal is to help you lead a more satisfied and meaningful life. I am a licensed psychologist with seventeen years of experience in various mental health settings including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, state psychiatric and medical hospitals. I am experienced and enjoy working with a wide variety of issues particularly, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, grief and loss, addiction and recovery, health psychology, neuropsychology, young professionals, and life transitions.
(832) 281-4367 View (832) 281-4367
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Latrice Wynne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, worried, and haven't addressed your trauma? Are you needing help balancing work, stress, relationships or family? I am here to serve and address your needs in guiding and providing you skills and strategies to maintain your goals.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, worried, and haven't addressed your trauma? Are you needing help balancing work, stress, relationships or family? I am here to serve and address your needs in guiding and providing you skills and strategies to maintain your goals.
(832) 650-3539 View (832) 650-3539
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Amy Swetnam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77041  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Amy Swetnam and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 38 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples in areas such as relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief, and depression, amongst others. My clinical approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Hi there! My name is Amy Swetnam and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 38 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples in areas such as relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief, and depression, amongst others. My clinical approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
(469) 281-7296 View (469) 281-7296
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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.