Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Kyle, TX

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Daybreak Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed provider and since 2001 I have worked with families that have experienced abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences.
My name is Erin Mendoza. I received my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling in 2007 from Texas State University in San Marcos, Tx. I have been providing counseling services since 2007. I work with clients to help them better understand their mental health, process what is causing their distress and help them learn skills to continue to care for their mental health in the future.
I am a trauma-informed provider and since 2001 I have worked with families that have experienced abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences.
My name is Erin Mendoza. I received my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling in 2007 from Texas State University in San Marcos, Tx. I have been providing counseling services since 2007. I work with clients to help them better understand their mental health, process what is causing their distress and help them learn skills to continue to care for their mental health in the future.
(833) 796-0315 View (833) 796-0315
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Matt Godwin
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
For those suffering with trauma, I am trained in EMDR and promise that you can find relief.
Pain can lead to the most profound feelings of isolation and hopelessness. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples, helping people during the most vulnerable times in their lives and have seen first hand how unresolved and damaged relationships have negatively impacted people and caused pain. One of people's biggest regrets at end-of-life are the relationships they have neglected. One of my greatest passions is working with individuals and families to address hurts and impasses: being both witness and participant.
For those suffering with trauma, I am trained in EMDR and promise that you can find relief.
Pain can lead to the most profound feelings of isolation and hopelessness. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples, helping people during the most vulnerable times in their lives and have seen first hand how unresolved and damaged relationships have negatively impacted people and caused pain. One of people's biggest regrets at end-of-life are the relationships they have neglected. One of my greatest passions is working with individuals and families to address hurts and impasses: being both witness and participant.
(512) 270-3544 View (512) 270-3544
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Stephanie Pinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
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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Braving the Arena Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MPH, MA
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640
While I work with many clinical concerns, I have unique experience in working with trauma, complex trauma, developmental trauma, sexual assault, sex trafficking, couples, affair recovery, any and all sexual or gender concerns, and diverse types of relationship structures.
Life is too short for unfulfilling relationships and sex! Hi, I'm Lindsey Vickers! I can help you identify unhealthy relationship patterns, process trauma, and normalize sexual issues to bring more authenticity and connection to your relationships and sex life. I believe we should all feel safe to walk into a new or existing arena and be able to do brave things. Being able to brave the arena requires safe, empathic, trusting relationships. I believe the key to healing is through a felt sense of safety within healthy relationships which I want to provide to you in our counseling relationship.
While I work with many clinical concerns, I have unique experience in working with trauma, complex trauma, developmental trauma, sexual assault, sex trafficking, couples, affair recovery, any and all sexual or gender concerns, and diverse types of relationship structures.
Life is too short for unfulfilling relationships and sex! Hi, I'm Lindsey Vickers! I can help you identify unhealthy relationship patterns, process trauma, and normalize sexual issues to bring more authenticity and connection to your relationships and sex life. I believe we should all feel safe to walk into a new or existing arena and be able to do brave things. Being able to brave the arena requires safe, empathic, trusting relationships. I believe the key to healing is through a felt sense of safety within healthy relationships which I want to provide to you in our counseling relationship.
(512) 540-5731 View (512) 540-5731
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Kellie Wylie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Congrats on taking the first step toward healing! I am a clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over ten years specializing in navigating needs from relationship or work challenges to severe mental illness. I offer a range of treatment techniques and especially enjoy attachment theory, identity development and working through trauma. We all experience different stuck points in life and it's my honor to join with someone toward self-actualization.
Congrats on taking the first step toward healing! I am a clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over ten years specializing in navigating needs from relationship or work challenges to severe mental illness. I offer a range of treatment techniques and especially enjoy attachment theory, identity development and working through trauma. We all experience different stuck points in life and it's my honor to join with someone toward self-actualization.
(512) 598-4246 View (512) 598-4246
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Alyssa Castaño-Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640
Waitlist for new clients
I work with the healers and helpers who not only have seen the worst in their work, but also have a personal history of trauma. So many in the healing and helping professions have painful backgrounds that have fueled their fire to care for others. Healers experience some of the worst and most rampant burnout which can stem from a number of places including vicarious trauma and having past traumas triggered by clients, systems, and the overall work. Move from an inner place of fear, imposter syndrome and co-dependency to a place of inner security.
I work with the healers and helpers who not only have seen the worst in their work, but also have a personal history of trauma. So many in the healing and helping professions have painful backgrounds that have fueled their fire to care for others. Healers experience some of the worst and most rampant burnout which can stem from a number of places including vicarious trauma and having past traumas triggered by clients, systems, and the overall work. Move from an inner place of fear, imposter syndrome and co-dependency to a place of inner security.
(844) 586-0117 View (844) 586-0117
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Rebecca Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
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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Alisa Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
As a psychotherapist in the South Austin area, I counsel adults, with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief and loss. It is my desire to facilitate your transformation, healing, and growth toward wholeness. I will encourage, and often challenge, you to discover and listen to all aspects of yourself, enabling more authentic expression, expanded creativity and intuition, and connection to your life passion. I desire to create a physical and emotional space for you that is warm, accepting, and non-judgmental. I also work with clients as an InterSpiritual Guidess.
As a psychotherapist in the South Austin area, I counsel adults, with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief and loss. It is my desire to facilitate your transformation, healing, and growth toward wholeness. I will encourage, and often challenge, you to discover and listen to all aspects of yourself, enabling more authentic expression, expanded creativity and intuition, and connection to your life passion. I desire to create a physical and emotional space for you that is warm, accepting, and non-judgmental. I also work with clients as an InterSpiritual Guidess.
(512) 337-4822 View (512) 337-4822
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Kimberly Harrington-Delgado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
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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Jenn Popovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, EMDRCIT, SAP, TCYM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
I also see other counselors & professionals to work through trauma & compassion fatigue related to their work.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** "I just need a break!" Are you stuck in a pattern and can't find your way out? It can seem like you can't stop doing things that will hurt you in the long run. You find yourself saying, "This is just how I am." The story you believe about yourself- about what you deserve - is what will manifest. That narrative will run your life until you dismantle it, & rewrite it. If you aren't running it, it is running you. " The story always wins™ ". My approach is to help you figure out where you learned these things, & discard those that cause you pain & are no longer productive.
I also see other counselors & professionals to work through trauma & compassion fatigue related to their work.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** "I just need a break!" Are you stuck in a pattern and can't find your way out? It can seem like you can't stop doing things that will hurt you in the long run. You find yourself saying, "This is just how I am." The story you believe about yourself- about what you deserve - is what will manifest. That narrative will run your life until you dismantle it, & rewrite it. If you aren't running it, it is running you. " The story always wins™ ". My approach is to help you figure out where you learned these things, & discard those that cause you pain & are no longer productive.
(512) 549-6810 View (512) 549-6810
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Ann Zbylot, MEd., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640
I am experienced in Trauma Recovery and Anxiety Management Utilizing: EMDR, an effective way to process and heal from trauma; I am an informed Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that uses mindfulness and body- centered practices that help build inner strength and focus so that body-mind can heal.
In my work I have found that people come to therapy when life has thrown them a curve that they are not sure how to negotiate. Whether it be an unmanageable relationship, excessive anxiety, or recurring depression. Therapy is a resource to help you deal with the issues that keep you stuck in old patterns. Through active listening and reflection, I can help you identify contributing facets of the issue. Together we can look at the whole picture and find the best way to move forward.
I am experienced in Trauma Recovery and Anxiety Management Utilizing: EMDR, an effective way to process and heal from trauma; I am an informed Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist that uses mindfulness and body- centered practices that help build inner strength and focus so that body-mind can heal.
In my work I have found that people come to therapy when life has thrown them a curve that they are not sure how to negotiate. Whether it be an unmanageable relationship, excessive anxiety, or recurring depression. Therapy is a resource to help you deal with the issues that keep you stuck in old patterns. Through active listening and reflection, I can help you identify contributing facets of the issue. Together we can look at the whole picture and find the best way to move forward.
(512) 271-2058 View (512) 271-2058
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Crystal Kent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640
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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Quirk Wellspace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640  (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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Michele Quintin Quill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
If you feel stuck in your trauma or unhealthy patterns, I can help. I specialize in doing the deep work that helps people heal from complex trauma and PTSD, childhood abuse/neglect and other big wounds. My style is caring, compassionate, and direct. Expect me to listen deeply and help you heal from the inside out. We will work together to help you gain insight and learn new skills for managing difficult situations. You will learn to attune to how your body is experiencing the world and how to let emotions move through you. So much is possible when you have determination and the right guide. Together, let's make good shift happen!
If you feel stuck in your trauma or unhealthy patterns, I can help. I specialize in doing the deep work that helps people heal from complex trauma and PTSD, childhood abuse/neglect and other big wounds. My style is caring, compassionate, and direct. Expect me to listen deeply and help you heal from the inside out. We will work together to help you gain insight and learn new skills for managing difficult situations. You will learn to attune to how your body is experiencing the world and how to let emotions move through you. So much is possible when you have determination and the right guide. Together, let's make good shift happen!
(512) 763-7002 View (512) 763-7002
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Chelsea DeKruyff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
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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Jonnie L Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640  (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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Katelynn Kozbial
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
If you often feel misunderstood, like your emotions are too big or too much, and have a hard time holding boundaries with others, I can help. Many of my clients have experienced relational trauma in the form of dysfunctional families, chaotic childhoods, abusive relationships, or have loved ones who struggle with substance abuse. Folx who do their best to function but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stressful jobs, and maybe use alcohol themselves to cope. Whether you’re dealing with grief/loss, suicidal thoughts, past or present traumas – we'll figure it out together.
If you often feel misunderstood, like your emotions are too big or too much, and have a hard time holding boundaries with others, I can help. Many of my clients have experienced relational trauma in the form of dysfunctional families, chaotic childhoods, abusive relationships, or have loved ones who struggle with substance abuse. Folx who do their best to function but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stressful jobs, and maybe use alcohol themselves to cope. Whether you’re dealing with grief/loss, suicidal thoughts, past or present traumas – we'll figure it out together.
(512) 580-8506 View (512) 580-8506
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Kathryn Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640  (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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Patty Ramlet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kyle, TX 78640  (Online Only)
I have worked in a variety of treatment settings for the past several decades, primarily working with those who struggle with eating disorders and/or disordered eating patterns; anxiety; OCD; depression; trauma/PTSD and relational conflict.
We are all on this journey called life, facing various challenges and struggles along the way. We are not meant to face these seasons of struggle alone; we need community and connection during these times. I feel honored and privileged to be alongside those who find their way to my counseling practice. I don't claim to have all the answers, however I do have almost 30 years of counseling experience and 62 + years of life experience. I will help YOU to make "life-informed" choices and decisions with guiding, educating, mentoring, supporting and encouraging.
I have worked in a variety of treatment settings for the past several decades, primarily working with those who struggle with eating disorders and/or disordered eating patterns; anxiety; OCD; depression; trauma/PTSD and relational conflict.
We are all on this journey called life, facing various challenges and struggles along the way. We are not meant to face these seasons of struggle alone; we need community and connection during these times. I feel honored and privileged to be alongside those who find their way to my counseling practice. I don't claim to have all the answers, however I do have almost 30 years of counseling experience and 62 + years of life experience. I will help YOU to make "life-informed" choices and decisions with guiding, educating, mentoring, supporting and encouraging.
(303) 732-8792 View (303) 732-8792
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Abbie Balat
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyle, TX 78640
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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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.