Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Lago Vista, TX

Photo of Susan Valley, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Susan Valley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lago Vista, TX 78645
I have over 20 years of experience with crisis, trauma, various mental health issues, in psychiatric settings.
My ideal client would be where you find yourself trying to hold it together, and you may not look for help until a situation has gotten worse and its almost a crisis. That situation will significantly affect your life, and you will hit a breaking point. This might be self-esteem, anxiety, depression, adjusting to life changes, codependency, grief, health issues, or just feeling stuck. It's hard to ask for help but here you are, and what you thought might work is not working any more. You would find yourself in my office feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, confused but feeling like you had taken the first step to finding HOPE.
I have over 20 years of experience with crisis, trauma, various mental health issues, in psychiatric settings.
My ideal client would be where you find yourself trying to hold it together, and you may not look for help until a situation has gotten worse and its almost a crisis. That situation will significantly affect your life, and you will hit a breaking point. This might be self-esteem, anxiety, depression, adjusting to life changes, codependency, grief, health issues, or just feeling stuck. It's hard to ask for help but here you are, and what you thought might work is not working any more. You would find yourself in my office feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, confused but feeling like you had taken the first step to finding HOPE.
(737) 302-5865 View (737) 302-5865
Photo of Julie Shaw, LPC-A
Julie Shaw
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lago Vista, TX 78645
Summer is an ideal time for kids to build a strong foundation of coping skills, and I am here to help them develop resilience and thrive through life's challenges. I am a dedicated therapist with over 9 years of experience specializing in working with children, adolescents, and parents. My approach focuses on treating anxiety, trauma, depression, OCD, behavioral issues, family conflict and other mental health issues. I also specialize in supporting LGBTQIA+ youth through their unique journeys, as well as helping parents navigate the specific struggles that come with raising LGBTQIA+ children.
Summer is an ideal time for kids to build a strong foundation of coping skills, and I am here to help them develop resilience and thrive through life's challenges. I am a dedicated therapist with over 9 years of experience specializing in working with children, adolescents, and parents. My approach focuses on treating anxiety, trauma, depression, OCD, behavioral issues, family conflict and other mental health issues. I also specialize in supporting LGBTQIA+ youth through their unique journeys, as well as helping parents navigate the specific struggles that come with raising LGBTQIA+ children.
(512) 893-2725 View (512) 893-2725
Photo of Laurie Hamilton, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Laurie Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lago Vista, TX 78645
By using trauma-informed approaches, as well as cognitive behavioral strategies, you can learn to think and respond differently.
Accepting new clients at both locations. I specialize in working with women, teens and preteens struggling with anxiety, depression or having experienced traumatic events. I have done so in a variety of ways for more than 14 years. In a positive and caring environment, I will not only listen, but provide you with helpful skills to overcome the struggles. I realize one-size does not fit all and will work with your concerns. You set the goals, and we will get there together.
By using trauma-informed approaches, as well as cognitive behavioral strategies, you can learn to think and respond differently.
Accepting new clients at both locations. I specialize in working with women, teens and preteens struggling with anxiety, depression or having experienced traumatic events. I have done so in a variety of ways for more than 14 years. In a positive and caring environment, I will not only listen, but provide you with helpful skills to overcome the struggles. I realize one-size does not fit all and will work with your concerns. You set the goals, and we will get there together.
(512) 270-6472 View (512) 270-6472
Photo of James A. Fry, MEd, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
James A. Fry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lago Vista, TX 78645  (Online Only)
My role as a Psychotherapist, is to be a guide of encouraging, supporting people to learn ways to cope and grow. I am frequently a medium to help others to learn how and when to be flexible in living a more stress free and harmonious life.
My role as a Psychotherapist, is to be a guide of encouraging, supporting people to learn ways to cope and grow. I am frequently a medium to help others to learn how and when to be flexible in living a more stress free and harmonious life.
(512) 861-8947 View (512) 861-8947
Photo of Aaron M Fullmer, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Aaron M Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lago Vista, TX 78645
Turn your never-ending pattern of defeat with your partner into an ever-growing source of enrichment. You may feel unwanted, unvalued, rejected or unsafe in a relationship that used to be marked by love and intimacy. Despite your best efforts, every interaction ends in a damaging fight or excruciating loneliness. These are predictable experiences to problems that have a highly effective solution.
Turn your never-ending pattern of defeat with your partner into an ever-growing source of enrichment. You may feel unwanted, unvalued, rejected or unsafe in a relationship that used to be marked by love and intimacy. Despite your best efforts, every interaction ends in a damaging fight or excruciating loneliness. These are predictable experiences to problems that have a highly effective solution.
(512) 866-1366 View (512) 866-1366
Photo of Tina Marie Schmidt, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tina Marie Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lago Vista, TX 78645
In-Person & Saturday availability! Your "stuff" is destroying your happiness, your relationships and your quality of life. You feel that things have got to change, and you want that change to start sooner than later. I can help you with that. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumas, anger, low self-esteem or caught in the grips of substance abuse, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we will explore your experiences, uncover your strengths, and empower you to make lasting changes. You need change. You deserve change. Contact me today to schedule an appointment to begin.
In-Person & Saturday availability! Your "stuff" is destroying your happiness, your relationships and your quality of life. You feel that things have got to change, and you want that change to start sooner than later. I can help you with that. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumas, anger, low self-esteem or caught in the grips of substance abuse, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we will explore your experiences, uncover your strengths, and empower you to make lasting changes. You need change. You deserve change. Contact me today to schedule an appointment to begin.
(737) 727-2439 View (737) 727-2439

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Carol Cofer, MSSW, ACSW, LCSW, EMDR-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carol Cofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, ACSW, LCSW, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Cedar Park, TX 78613
One of my specialties is EMDR, a well researched psychotherapy to help you overcome trauma or difficulties.
If you are having trouble achieving your goals, affecting change in your life and overcoming roadblocks, I can provide a supportive environment in which to work through what is holding you back. My direct,genuine and caring style coupled with an extensive knowledge of therapeutic methods and years as a therapist will help you achieve the results you want quickly. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your journey to become your best self.
One of my specialties is EMDR, a well researched psychotherapy to help you overcome trauma or difficulties.
If you are having trouble achieving your goals, affecting change in your life and overcoming roadblocks, I can provide a supportive environment in which to work through what is holding you back. My direct,genuine and caring style coupled with an extensive knowledge of therapeutic methods and years as a therapist will help you achieve the results you want quickly. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your journey to become your best self.
(512) 892-2099 View (512) 892-2099
Photo of Lacey Castilleja Fisher - Open Heart Counseling of Austin/Trauma & Grief , LPC-S, RPT-S, PMH-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Open Heart Counseling of Austin/Trauma & Grief
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bee Caves, TX 78738
This includes: trauma, sexual abuse, grief & loss, fertility treatments, donor recipient consultations, TFMR, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, body image, family of origin, addictions, anxiety, depression and so much more.
Immediate Openings! Open Heart Counseling of Austin (OHC) is a group practice founded by Lacey Castilleja Fisher. Lacey wanted to create a practice that is all inclusive so the community can have a safe space to come and share their stories as they find healing after they have experienced trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. Our therapists are able to sit with you to hear your story as many times as you need to tell it. When you are ready, we are here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey, with an Open Heart.
This includes: trauma, sexual abuse, grief & loss, fertility treatments, donor recipient consultations, TFMR, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, body image, family of origin, addictions, anxiety, depression and so much more.
Immediate Openings! Open Heart Counseling of Austin (OHC) is a group practice founded by Lacey Castilleja Fisher. Lacey wanted to create a practice that is all inclusive so the community can have a safe space to come and share their stories as they find healing after they have experienced trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. Our therapists are able to sit with you to hear your story as many times as you need to tell it. When you are ready, we are here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey, with an Open Heart.
(512) 399-4584 View (512) 399-4584
Photo of Jacqueline James-Friedman - J Friedman, MS, LMHC, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
J J Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMHC, MFT
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734  (Online Only)
With over 20 years experience as a clinician, I am currently serving as private practitioner specializing in Individual, Marital and Trauma issues.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback. My objective is for clients to resolve current issues and long-standing, potentially negative behavioral patterns via video therapy. I also assist clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. By utilizing a number of conventional and individually tailored approaches, I look to focus on which methodologies are most helpful for you as an individual.
With over 20 years experience as a clinician, I am currently serving as private practitioner specializing in Individual, Marital and Trauma issues.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback. My objective is for clients to resolve current issues and long-standing, potentially negative behavioral patterns via video therapy. I also assist clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. By utilizing a number of conventional and individually tailored approaches, I look to focus on which methodologies are most helpful for you as an individual.
(512) 359-7472 View (512) 359-7472
Photo of Rebecca J Burgman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca J Burgman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
Welcome is how I want you to feel in therapy. I have nearly 30 years of experience to teach you skills to serve yourself and others. Motivated people address their mood disorders, trauma, work stress, past and present relationship/family problems to move forward. I use EMDR for trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques together with psychodynamic psychotherapy. I learned to respect that most people know themselves deep down and may need a few new tools. We will create an atmosphere of kindness, introspection, humor, and good will in which to reach your goals. rebeccaburgmanlcsw.com
Welcome is how I want you to feel in therapy. I have nearly 30 years of experience to teach you skills to serve yourself and others. Motivated people address their mood disorders, trauma, work stress, past and present relationship/family problems to move forward. I use EMDR for trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques together with psychodynamic psychotherapy. I learned to respect that most people know themselves deep down and may need a few new tools. We will create an atmosphere of kindness, introspection, humor, and good will in which to reach your goals. rebeccaburgmanlcsw.com
(512) 379-6880 View (512) 379-6880
Photo of Marie V Martinez, LPC-A, MA
Marie V Martinez
LPC Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
Cedar Park, TX 78613  (Online Only)
I have experience in working with those who have experienced difficulties with life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
All appointments are telehealth. I have a passion for assisting others in their journey of healing from within. Life experiences can bring about many feelings and emotions that may make it difficult to show one’s true self, I am here to help one navigate through those life experiences and aide in the healing process.
I have experience in working with those who have experienced difficulties with life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
All appointments are telehealth. I have a passion for assisting others in their journey of healing from within. Life experiences can bring about many feelings and emotions that may make it difficult to show one’s true self, I am here to help one navigate through those life experiences and aide in the healing process.
View
Photo of Pamela Gates, MA, LPCS, LCDC, ADCIII, Licensed Professional Counselor
Pamela Gates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LCDC, ADCIII
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734  (Online Only)
Do you need someone to talk to and to find solutions to painful emotions and behaviors that are hurting you, your relationships and negatively impacting your quality of life? Call me, I can help. I have experience with most psychological disorders and difficult life circumstances and have helped individuals and families successfully cope with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma recovery, and substance abuse and addiction issues both within self or in the family. I have worked in a variety of settings as a clinician, supervisor, manager and director both before and after starting my own private practice in 2000.
Do you need someone to talk to and to find solutions to painful emotions and behaviors that are hurting you, your relationships and negatively impacting your quality of life? Call me, I can help. I have experience with most psychological disorders and difficult life circumstances and have helped individuals and families successfully cope with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma recovery, and substance abuse and addiction issues both within self or in the family. I have worked in a variety of settings as a clinician, supervisor, manager and director both before and after starting my own private practice in 2000.
(512) 607-7221 View (512) 607-7221
Photo of Benjamin J Warner, PhD, LPC, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Benjamin J Warner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78734  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety and unresolved trauma for survivors of abuse, crime, assault, attachment trauma, and complex grief.
Seeking out therapy can be both a difficult and rewarding choice. Often clients come in with problems that are incredibly painful, stressful, and frightening. After working through their issues, clients are often surprised to find they have gained deep insight, compassion, joy, and wisdom for themselves and others. They often look back at their suffering and can view it as the "best problem of their life." I find turning difficult life circumstances into this best problem focus is the goal of therapy for many of my clients.
I specialize in treating anxiety and unresolved trauma for survivors of abuse, crime, assault, attachment trauma, and complex grief.
Seeking out therapy can be both a difficult and rewarding choice. Often clients come in with problems that are incredibly painful, stressful, and frightening. After working through their issues, clients are often surprised to find they have gained deep insight, compassion, joy, and wisdom for themselves and others. They often look back at their suffering and can view it as the "best problem of their life." I find turning difficult life circumstances into this best problem focus is the goal of therapy for many of my clients.
(737) 232-5271 View (737) 232-5271
Photo of Anne Marie Jennings, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anne Marie Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Park, TX 78613
I approach therapy as a partnership with my clients in which you are the ultimate decision maker and I work with you to clear away obstacles and identify opportunities. My clients have successfully overcome or managed depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, marital stress, parent-child difficulties, domestic violence, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and anger issues.
I approach therapy as a partnership with my clients in which you are the ultimate decision maker and I work with you to clear away obstacles and identify opportunities. My clients have successfully overcome or managed depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, marital stress, parent-child difficulties, domestic violence, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and anger issues.
(512) 430-4524 View (512) 430-4524
Photo of Belinda Winn, LPC, NCC, RPT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Belinda Winn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cedar Park, TX 78613
I specialize in trauma/PTSD with children, teens and adults.
Sometimes what has happened in our past can strongly affect our present moods and behaviors. I utilize a trauma-focused approach in the therapy that I practice. I enjoy working with culturally diverse client populations. As a United States Army retired veteran with over 20 years of service, I also have extensive experience in working with military populations. I am a trauma informed, bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor.
I specialize in trauma/PTSD with children, teens and adults.
Sometimes what has happened in our past can strongly affect our present moods and behaviors. I utilize a trauma-focused approach in the therapy that I practice. I enjoy working with culturally diverse client populations. As a United States Army retired veteran with over 20 years of service, I also have extensive experience in working with military populations. I am a trauma informed, bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor.
(512) 768-2611 View (512) 768-2611
Photo of Jennifer Pereira - Austin Counseling and Nutrition, Licensed Professional Counselor
Austin Counseling and Nutrition
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
Are you struggling with relationships, food and body, life transitions, or trauma? Living with difficult thoughts and feelings can feel unbearable at times. These struggles can feel like they take over your whole life. You don't have to live with crushing anxiety. You don't have to hide from the world because you feel depressed. Austin Counseling and Nutrition can help you on your journey to learn to trust yourself and/or your body. You can be liberated from your pain and wounds so that you can live a full life. We have clinicians who specializing in couples counseling, family therapy, kids, teens, eating disorders and trauma.
Are you struggling with relationships, food and body, life transitions, or trauma? Living with difficult thoughts and feelings can feel unbearable at times. These struggles can feel like they take over your whole life. You don't have to live with crushing anxiety. You don't have to hide from the world because you feel depressed. Austin Counseling and Nutrition can help you on your journey to learn to trust yourself and/or your body. You can be liberated from your pain and wounds so that you can live a full life. We have clinicians who specializing in couples counseling, family therapy, kids, teens, eating disorders and trauma.
(512) 655-3878 View (512) 655-3878
Photo of Melissa McNelly, MA, PA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa McNelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
Many of my patients have a history of early trauma or abuse and benefit from the healing that occurs in a long term relationship.
I work well with adults who wish to deepen their relationships with primary partners, children, their family of origin, friends or colleagues. Many of my patients are seeking help with issues from early childhood, including trauma and child abuse. Others want to understand and function better in their marriages/partnerships. Some patients need to end their partnerships and I will work with them to do so in a collaborative manner. Adults in my practice may be coping with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and/or addictions. Together, we work to create insight into these issues.
Many of my patients have a history of early trauma or abuse and benefit from the healing that occurs in a long term relationship.
I work well with adults who wish to deepen their relationships with primary partners, children, their family of origin, friends or colleagues. Many of my patients are seeking help with issues from early childhood, including trauma and child abuse. Others want to understand and function better in their marriages/partnerships. Some patients need to end their partnerships and I will work with them to do so in a collaborative manner. Adults in my practice may be coping with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, dissociative disorders and/or addictions. Together, we work to create insight into these issues.
(512) 942-0361 View (512) 942-0361
Photo of Hilary Barton - Hilary Barton, LCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hilary Barton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bee Cave, TX 78738
Offering specialization in: * Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, PTSD * Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders * Development of Self-Confidence and Self-Compassion * Effectiveness in Relationships and Communication Skills * Successful Navigation of Life Transitions
Offering specialization in: * Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, PTSD * Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders * Development of Self-Confidence and Self-Compassion * Effectiveness in Relationships and Communication Skills * Successful Navigation of Life Transitions
(512) 400-3114 View (512) 400-3114
Photo of Rhonda L Mack, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rhonda L Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cedar Park, TX 78613
I have learned how to successfully live with and manage my PTSD and MST symptoms, hope and health are ours to claim.
Military Veteran? Active duty military member, transitioning to a civilian? Spouse of Veteran or active duty military member? I am an Army Veteran with over 15 years experience in managing PTSD, MST, Anxiety, Depression and reentry issues related to criminal convictions. I specialize in providing mental health services to active duty military members and/or their spouse and/or family members, veterans and/or veteran spouse and/or family members.
I have learned how to successfully live with and manage my PTSD and MST symptoms, hope and health are ours to claim.
Military Veteran? Active duty military member, transitioning to a civilian? Spouse of Veteran or active duty military member? I am an Army Veteran with over 15 years experience in managing PTSD, MST, Anxiety, Depression and reentry issues related to criminal convictions. I specialize in providing mental health services to active duty military members and/or their spouse and/or family members, veterans and/or veteran spouse and/or family members.
(512) 982-0205 View (512) 982-0205
Photo of Henaris Curiel-Shaw, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Henaris Curiel-Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734
Waitlist for new clients
I completed the NARM (Neuro-Affective Relational Model) practitioner training in 2019 to address Complex PTSD.
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
I completed the NARM (Neuro-Affective Relational Model) practitioner training in 2019 to address Complex PTSD.
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
(512) 549-2132 View (512) 549-2132

See more therapy options for Lago Vista

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.