Trauma and PTSD Therapists in McAllen, TX

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Meaningful Counseling & Consulting PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialized training and experience working with trauma , abuse, and grief has given me an opportunity to work with clients who face a variety of issues.
Counseling is a personal and meaningful experience. Together we can find healthy ways to manage distress with achievable goals specific for you. I am here to listen without judgement and provide a safe space to process through difficult times. I enjoy working with individuals to empower them with ways to create positive changes and find balance in their personal, work, and social lives. I have worked with children and adults who have survived abuse or experienced a traumatic event in their lives. Trauma of all sorts can show up in different ways and at different times in our lives.
(956) 253-2055
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McAllen, TX 78501
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Immigration Evaluations
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
An immigration evaluation is a mental health assessment that a psychotherapist will provide for an immigration case. Lawyers rely on our immigration evaluations to provide evidence for your case. These evaluations can be the key determinant factor for an immigration case to procced in the applicant’s favor. Hope for Healing LLC also offers counseling services to clients in Texas and New Mexico specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma , acculturation, and family counseling.
(956) 948-4595
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McAllen, TX 78501
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Valerie M Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Anxiety, depression and mood changes can be caused by adverse early life experiences known as trauma .
Are you a dedicated professional, and reliable worker that feels 'stuck?' While others on the outside may view your life as perfect; you have overwhelming feelings of stress, fear and dissatisfaction. Finding a balance in your life has been hard, but you keep going. You want to feel light and free; you want to let go of all that holds you down, but you can't figure out how.
(956) 382-7073
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Mind Body Connections
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Verified
My experience and training includes issues such as, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma , Grief, Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Nutrition for mental health, and Stress management.
Are you seeking more balance in your life? Are you struggling with loneliness, depression or emotionally overwhelmed at times? Whether you are going through a "break-up," loss of a loved one, conflict with family/co-workers, or learning to cope with a traumatic past, exploring these issues in a safe, non-judgmental setting can help you define and reach your personal goals. Counseling services are by appointment only, and I offer online counseling services which may be convenient for you to do from your personal computer, laptop, or phone.
(956) 567-9319
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Cynthia Gongora-Enriquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CGE, CCTP, CCATP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Are you seeking therapy to navigate a past, current, and/or future difficult season? Entering therapy is never easy, I admire the courage it has taken for you to be here. I specialize in treating adults with Anxiety, Grief, & Trauma , but not limited to relationship issues, life transitions, pregnancy-prenatal-postpartum, premarital-marital-post marital, depression, parenting, and behavioral problems. My approach is to accept you where you are, in a non-judging, neutral, and safe zone. My desire for you is to obtain an optimal level of living, especially when it comes to your mental and emotional state.
(956) 253-0927
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McAllen, TX 78501
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Ezmir C Zepeda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer the following empirically supported treatments: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: for the treatment of anxiety and depression; Cognitive Processing Therapy: for the treatment of PTSD ; Exposure and Response Prevention: for the treatment of OCD; & Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, a parent-based treatment to reduce childhood anxiety.
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. I primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral approach and specialize in the following diagnoses: Depression, Anxiety Disorders (Separation Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic, Agoraphobia, & Generalized Anxiety), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, or any other transitions in life, I can help you explore and offer guidance all from the comfort of your own home.
(956) 394-0917
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Virginia Cruse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC
Verified
Verified
Many people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, full of psychobabble and jargon. That is definitely not me! I want to help you achieve the solutions and life changes you are looking for while learning about yourself in new ways. Life is too short to surrender to depression, bad relationship patterns, or let trauma control us. Therapy gives us new tools to deal with life on life’s terms and the benefit of an objective, third-person perspective. We absolutely can be free of emotional pain and find meaning in our lives if we believe change is possible, we want to change, and we are willing to do the work.
(956) 476-2623
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McAllen, TX 78501
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Kim Villabona
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in trauma treatment and am certified in the treatment of complex PTSD .
I have been a psychologist for over 30 years with a breadth of experience in a variety of clinical settings. I received extensive training in psychodynamic therapy, including studies at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. This depth approach is especially helpful for individuals who have a pattern of difficulties in relationships or have personality issues that hold them back in their personal and professional lives. Individuals with long standing self-esteem issues often find a depth approach especially helpful as do individuals with anxiety and depression who have not been helped by other therapy approaches.
(979) 272-6716
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McAllen, TX 78501
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Christian Javier Crespo Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Christian has experience with different therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (short-term, long-term trauma -focused, play therapy), mindfulness, and depth psychology (psychodynamic approach).
Christian is a Spanish-speaking and Bilingual pre-doctoral intern. He has different experiences that have prepared him to give a service of quality. Christian has experience with different populations and mental health disorders such as mood disorders (depression, anxiety), personality disorders, and trauma . He uses a holistic approach according to the client’s needs and capabilities.
(956) 395-1761
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McAllen, TX 78501
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David Saavedra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
Verified
I provide short-term psychotherapy services that are practical and solution focused. I take a collaborative approach in helping clients make the changes they are seeking. Additionally, I am certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy using Clinical Hypnosis, for individuals who have suffered trauma . Please see my website for more details: www.marriageandfamilywellnesscenter.com
(956) 320-1775
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Holly D Love
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
If you're dealing with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress , feeding and eating disorders, relationship concerns, or big life decisions I want to help you - and I make it easy by conducting all sessions online. I like to collaborate with my clients to aid them in identifying areas of struggle, creating workable goals and plans to help move forward in the change process and re-write unhelpful internal dialogue while creating fresh perspective. I am glad to integrate personal stories, faith, values, DBT and CBT concepts, narrative techniques, and behavioral strategies in uniquely tailored ways for each individual.
(720) 780-9946
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Marisa G Ugalde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DPC, LCSW-S
Verified
Verified
My practice is primarily with adults, adolescents and families, who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, past trauma and life challenges. Life at times can be hard, and relationships take a lot of work. My mission is to empower my clients to find their inner strengths to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. I provide a relaxed, comfortable environment for my clients to share those things in life they would like to change. I am trained to offer you EMDR Therapy® for PTSD . I use a directive counseling approach, providing homework and guidance, with a multimodal approach to therapy.
(956) 290-8918
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Dr. Naila Jasso Passages Counseling Group Pllc
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on taking the first step towards setting yourself free. My passion is to empower you and guide you through your life's most challenging situations. It is my role to help you strive toward a goal of significance, superiority and success. In a safe and nurturing environment, we will work collaboratively in addressing your needs and help you discover freedom in your everyday living. I work with a broad spectrum of issues that affect adults, children and adolescents. These issues include academic and behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD as well as supervision of therapists.
(956) 269-9236
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Roxanne Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCTP, CMHIMP, CLYL
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Social Worker who is certified as a: Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider and Laughter Yoga Leader.
Do you feel that you are surviving but you are not living life due to the pain that you have experienced? Often times we run away from the pain; we incorporate countless of ways to avoid it including through symptoms of anxiety, anxiety attacks, depression, substance, post-traumatic stress , adjustment disorders, anger, or any other means that will help us to not lean toward the pain. I often tell my clients, "You have to Feel in order to Heal," and this is where we take back our authentic power and we learn to thrive. Let me be the one to speak to that wounded part of YOU and allow me to say, you are able to HEAL!
(956) 446-0236
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McAllen, TX 78503
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Ileana Danielle Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A secondary focus of my work surrounds attachment, inner child, self-compassion, and reparenting processes in relation to trauma .
If you find yourself experiencing unwanted behaviors, anxiety, feelings of guilt or shame, or even feeling like you don't fit in you are in the right place. Therapy can provide a space for understanding, healing and growth. I offer a safe space of non-judgment to help you explore the issues that are arising in your life and causing you pain or discomfort. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. I bring this forward in my work as a counselor and emphasize the importance of vulnerability and self-compassion.
(512) 856-1261
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Keely Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, LPC , MEd, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Each session we process your anxiety "triggers" and the trauma behind them AND heal these tender spots through EMDR and Brainspottting.
As far as anyone can tell, you have your life together. But on the inside, you feel stressed, overwhelmed, lonely and stuck. You just can't understand why you can't seem to "pull yourself together." At times your heart is racing, your palms are sweating and you can’t catch your breath. You can't focus, you don't feel motivated to do anything and you wake up at 3 am with a "to-do" list screaming in your head. You manage your stress and anxiety by eating, drinking, shopping, working, & trying to stay busy...but it doesn't make it feel any better. You keep thinking, there has got to be a better way to live.
(956) 275-3232
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The Art of Healing Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I worked with self esteem issues and self image, mental health diagnoses related to trauma , abuse, self harm and risky behaviors-to include suicidal behaviors.
Being heard and being understood - the concept of belonging. At times, the concept of belonging is complicated when you have thoughts which block the enjoyment of the present moment. At times we might hear, “Get it over it. It’s all in your head,” but we know all too well that what is happening is very real-outside of our heads-and it’s part of our every day routine. Traumas and unwanted life experiences cause uncertainty and make you wonder if things will ever be ok. The first step is the most challenging because reaching out for help can be frighting but together we can work towards goals to create the best version of you.
(956) 413-6196
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McAllen, TX 78503
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Vanessa Villarreal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to challenge and change maladaptive cognitive distortions and behaviors which have negatively impacted ones life, and provide tools to improve emotion regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies to effectively problem solve independently. I am also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences stemming from a variety of stressors, most notably: trauma , depression, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, and PTSD .
(956) 435-7118
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Tara Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Congratulations on taking a step towards healing! I have experience working with concerns around sex and sexuality (LGBTQIA+ welcomed), substance use/addiction, anxiety, depression,  trauma , family of origin, support with work/life balance, medical professionals with vicarious  trauma , isolation and loneliness, support with healthy attachment. The most important variable in successful therapy is the individual's feelings of trust and safety with the therapist. My first goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be yourself.
(512) 717-5972
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Get Out of Your Head Therapy
LPC Associate, LPC-Ass, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Veronica is an EMDR trained Clinician who enjoys working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma , grief, or immigration issues.
Veronica focuses on creating a healthy environment where clients can feel cared for, pressure-free and understood. Being able to help clients to find a safe place where they can connect with themselves is her passion and motivation. She decided to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate when she realized the need for counseling services for minority populations and vulnerable communities. Veronica desires to help people from different backgrounds, cultural and sexual identities, financial situations, and life experiences.
(254) 232-5680
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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.