Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Lakeway, TX

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Colleen Jensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
I have experience helping those struggling with addiction, families suffering from the effects of addiction in the home, parenting challenges, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional abuse and trauma.
Whether it's life challenges, obstacles or transitions that are prompting you to seek counseling, today you are one step closer to your personal journey of growth and healing. Fear of change is natural, but can prevent us from letting go of old beliefs, behaviors, ways of being and situations that are no longer beneficial to our wellbeing.
I have experience helping those struggling with addiction, families suffering from the effects of addiction in the home, parenting challenges, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional abuse and trauma.
Whether it's life challenges, obstacles or transitions that are prompting you to seek counseling, today you are one step closer to your personal journey of growth and healing. Fear of change is natural, but can prevent us from letting go of old beliefs, behaviors, ways of being and situations that are no longer beneficial to our wellbeing.
(909) 906-9091 View (909) 906-9091
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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
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Molly Rafferty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734  (Online Only)
Experiencing trauma and then feeling safe to process that trauma takes great courage.
As we go through life, we experience joy but also heartache, pain and suffering. My clients usually have a consistent theme of childhood and/or adult trauma and as a result are having relational issues and doubts about themselves. They need to be heard and validated. They need to know that each person is unique and special. I have many years of experience and I have studied various models of therapy. I have learned that if a client learns to regulate their internal state, then they begin to heal. All of life's healing happens in the context of attuned relationships based on trust, mutual respect, and partnership.
Experiencing trauma and then feeling safe to process that trauma takes great courage.
As we go through life, we experience joy but also heartache, pain and suffering. My clients usually have a consistent theme of childhood and/or adult trauma and as a result are having relational issues and doubts about themselves. They need to be heard and validated. They need to know that each person is unique and special. I have many years of experience and I have studied various models of therapy. I have learned that if a client learns to regulate their internal state, then they begin to heal. All of life's healing happens in the context of attuned relationships based on trust, mutual respect, and partnership.
(512) 883-8503 View (512) 883-8503
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Mary W. Firme
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734  (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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Lori Sheffield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
Reaching out to ask for help when we are struggling is one of the biggest favors we can do for ourselves. Just as our physical health is important to maintain functioning in every day life, so is our mental health and well being. I strive to help clients get back to finding their optimal balance in life by addressing concerns they have in all aspects of their life whether it be relationship and interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues or trauma that is preventing them from living their best life.
Reaching out to ask for help when we are struggling is one of the biggest favors we can do for ourselves. Just as our physical health is important to maintain functioning in every day life, so is our mental health and well being. I strive to help clients get back to finding their optimal balance in life by addressing concerns they have in all aspects of their life whether it be relationship and interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues or trauma that is preventing them from living their best life.
(512) 960-3445 View (512) 960-3445
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Leah Elbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734  (Online Only)
My experience is vast, including working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, sexual assault, self-harming, and domestic violence.
You are the hero of your own tale; you are a warrior who can rescue yourself. Every warrior needs a tribe, people that are going to support them and rally around you in the darkest of times. Will you allow me to be part of your tribe? Therapy is about you, your freedom and the healing that occurs through self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning, and deepening one's insight. My role is to help you begin to think, feel, and understand yourself more deeply, empowering lasting change. My approach is a person-centered eclectic approach that fosters self-acceptance and empowerment. We will go at your pace, this is your journey.
My experience is vast, including working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, sexual assault, self-harming, and domestic violence.
You are the hero of your own tale; you are a warrior who can rescue yourself. Every warrior needs a tribe, people that are going to support them and rally around you in the darkest of times. Will you allow me to be part of your tribe? Therapy is about you, your freedom and the healing that occurs through self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning, and deepening one's insight. My role is to help you begin to think, feel, and understand yourself more deeply, empowering lasting change. My approach is a person-centered eclectic approach that fosters self-acceptance and empowerment. We will go at your pace, this is your journey.
(737) 204-6156 View (737) 204-6156
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Better Functioning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, B S, MSW, LCSW, EMDR-II
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78738  (Online Only)
Functions: to success due to trauma, Robert Fuschini, MSW, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
...., communication practice to enhance relationships with self and family and others. Transitions (work, divorce, substance abuse/recovery and grief/loss), toward independence and engagement with respect and optimism....., Robert Fuschini, MSW, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the Phoenix metropolitan area. With over 25 years of experience, Robert has worked with diverse populations including veterans, individuals, families, couples, persons in substance abuse recovery and autistic individuals and their families; addressing issues of transitioning, depression, grief, and anxiety.
Functions: to success due to trauma, Robert Fuschini, MSW, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
...., communication practice to enhance relationships with self and family and others. Transitions (work, divorce, substance abuse/recovery and grief/loss), toward independence and engagement with respect and optimism....., Robert Fuschini, MSW, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the Phoenix metropolitan area. With over 25 years of experience, Robert has worked with diverse populations including veterans, individuals, families, couples, persons in substance abuse recovery and autistic individuals and their families; addressing issues of transitioning, depression, grief, and anxiety.
(602) 975-3923 View (602) 975-3923
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Molly Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, RYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
Waitlist for new clients
I take a holistic and relational approach to wellness, and use a variety of trauma-focused, neuroscience-informed methods.
You just want to feel happy, healthy, and confident. Instead you often feel overwhelmed, unsure, or disconnected. Fully connecting with our authentic self and others seems impossible. Sometimes our stress levels are too high or our traumatic life experiences get in the way of finding peace & fulfillment. I'm a firm believer that every person has the capacity for transformational healing. If you're ready to navigate the complexities of life including things like trauma, addiction, chronic pain, or dysfunctional family dynamics with a compassionate guide, you're in the right place.
I take a holistic and relational approach to wellness, and use a variety of trauma-focused, neuroscience-informed methods.
You just want to feel happy, healthy, and confident. Instead you often feel overwhelmed, unsure, or disconnected. Fully connecting with our authentic self and others seems impossible. Sometimes our stress levels are too high or our traumatic life experiences get in the way of finding peace & fulfillment. I'm a firm believer that every person has the capacity for transformational healing. If you're ready to navigate the complexities of life including things like trauma, addiction, chronic pain, or dysfunctional family dynamics with a compassionate guide, you're in the right place.
(469) 382-4407 View (469) 382-4407
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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
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Rebecca Kloc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734
I have found that EMDR is very effective and transformative in the treatment of complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I see clients who have come to the realization that some areas in their lives aren't working and/or they're not on the path that they would like to be following. Many of them have also experienced childhood trauma and/or trauma later in life, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. I can help you identify the factors that are keeping you stuck and provide support while you develop the necessary skills and insights to move forward. I use a combination of talk therapy and EMDR in treating clients. I see adults, adolescents and children 10 years of age and older. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation.
I have found that EMDR is very effective and transformative in the treatment of complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I see clients who have come to the realization that some areas in their lives aren't working and/or they're not on the path that they would like to be following. Many of them have also experienced childhood trauma and/or trauma later in life, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. I can help you identify the factors that are keeping you stuck and provide support while you develop the necessary skills and insights to move forward. I use a combination of talk therapy and EMDR in treating clients. I see adults, adolescents and children 10 years of age and older. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation.
(512) 940-7434 View (512) 940-7434
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Jonathan F Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
Trauma: I help you navigate crisis by teaching effective coping skills without reliving painful details.
People who are ready to dig in and make changes that improve their lives are successful in my practice. Because our sessions are two-way conversations, we find the insights and solutions that fit your unique personality and circumstances. I am not a cookie-cutter therapist; I provide clear, concise feedback to help you efficiently meet your therapeutic goals. My conversational style is relaxed and interactive. Blending humor, science, and intuition, I help people feel at ease whether it is in my office or virtual.
Trauma: I help you navigate crisis by teaching effective coping skills without reliving painful details.
People who are ready to dig in and make changes that improve their lives are successful in my practice. Because our sessions are two-way conversations, we find the insights and solutions that fit your unique personality and circumstances. I am not a cookie-cutter therapist; I provide clear, concise feedback to help you efficiently meet your therapeutic goals. My conversational style is relaxed and interactive. Blending humor, science, and intuition, I help people feel at ease whether it is in my office or virtual.
(512) 771-7621 View (512) 771-7621
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Anne Marie Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734
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
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Tracey H Mccullick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78734  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist I strive to assist my clients in the process of becoming more whole in all aspects of their lives. My primary training is as an art therapist and I use an integrative approach to promote healing. I find that enhancing talk therapy with experiential methods gives my clients the freedom to express their deepest selves. Within the therapeutic relationship we can find the existing internal nuances and textures that make us all unique and valuable. My work includes seeing individual adults who have depression/anxiety, past trauma, addiction related issues and relationship challenges.
As a psychotherapist I strive to assist my clients in the process of becoming more whole in all aspects of their lives. My primary training is as an art therapist and I use an integrative approach to promote healing. I find that enhancing talk therapy with experiential methods gives my clients the freedom to express their deepest selves. Within the therapeutic relationship we can find the existing internal nuances and textures that make us all unique and valuable. My work includes seeing individual adults who have depression/anxiety, past trauma, addiction related issues and relationship challenges.
(512) 337-4798 View (512) 337-4798
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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
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Carol Cofer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, ACSW, LCSW, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734
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
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Samantha Meyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeway, TX 78738  (Online Only)
My clinical specialization areas include working with adolescents and adults who present with concerns related to trauma, complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, and attachment issues.
Hello! My name is Samantha Meyer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a M.Ed. in Counseling from The University of Texas at Austin. As a therapist, I employ humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to understand my client’s experience of the world, and work collaboratively to develop a plan to help them meet their goals. I believe my clients are the experts on their own experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic space where my clients can safely explore their pasts while learning skills to stay grounded in their present.
My clinical specialization areas include working with adolescents and adults who present with concerns related to trauma, complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, and attachment issues.
Hello! My name is Samantha Meyer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a M.Ed. in Counseling from The University of Texas at Austin. As a therapist, I employ humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to understand my client’s experience of the world, and work collaboratively to develop a plan to help them meet their goals. I believe my clients are the experts on their own experiences, and I strive to create a therapeutic space where my clients can safely explore their pasts while learning skills to stay grounded in their present.
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Fearless Journey Coaching and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78738
Sonia is an experienced counselor who has worked with many populations, including children, adolescents, and adults experiencing trauma, addiction, depression and varying degrees of mental health concerns. She holds the strong belief that mental health is just as important as physical health. Her unique approach uses a combination of techniques and strategies to promote mental health and well-being. She will collaborate with you to find the solutions that best address the issues you face, whether it is depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, relationship complexities, or healthy sexuality. Sonia is also trained in Ketamine A
Sonia is an experienced counselor who has worked with many populations, including children, adolescents, and adults experiencing trauma, addiction, depression and varying degrees of mental health concerns. She holds the strong belief that mental health is just as important as physical health. Her unique approach uses a combination of techniques and strategies to promote mental health and well-being. She will collaborate with you to find the solutions that best address the issues you face, whether it is depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, relationship complexities, or healthy sexuality. Sonia is also trained in Ketamine A
(737) 530-8513 View (737) 530-8513
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Maria Wesley Pinion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, CCBRT-c
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78738
Are you struggling with sexual behaviors you've promised yourself you'll stop? Is your spouse's porn use or sexual betrayal threatening your marriage? I offer Individual and Couples counseling for those whose relationship is struggling due to Porn or Sex Addiction as well as counseling for Partners of Betrayal Trauma. Many couples struggling with Sex Addiction or Infidelity want to heal their relationship and learn how to return to connection and intimacy. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a specialist in Couples Betrayal Recovery therapy, I will help you navigate the waters of recovering from infidelity.
Are you struggling with sexual behaviors you've promised yourself you'll stop? Is your spouse's porn use or sexual betrayal threatening your marriage? I offer Individual and Couples counseling for those whose relationship is struggling due to Porn or Sex Addiction as well as counseling for Partners of Betrayal Trauma. Many couples struggling with Sex Addiction or Infidelity want to heal their relationship and learn how to return to connection and intimacy. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a specialist in Couples Betrayal Recovery therapy, I will help you navigate the waters of recovering from infidelity.
(512) 229-9767 View (512) 229-9767
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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
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Dr. Eugenia Barr Austin Sports Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Lakeway, TX 78734
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
(512) 601-4325 View (512) 601-4325
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.