Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Wimberley, TX

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Linda McGee Calvert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
I also completed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma.
I see good psychotherapy as a collaborative process guided by your needs. I strongly believe that individuals and families have inherent strengths that can help them deal effectively with their problems and make meaningful change. However, many people are too busy or too overwhelmed to figure out what changes they would like to make or to develop the strengths needed to make those changes. Fortunately, we've learned a lot in recent years about creating change--psychological, emotional, and behavioral. When you come in, we will work together to decide what changes you want to make and how.
I also completed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma.
I see good psychotherapy as a collaborative process guided by your needs. I strongly believe that individuals and families have inherent strengths that can help them deal effectively with their problems and make meaningful change. However, many people are too busy or too overwhelmed to figure out what changes they would like to make or to develop the strengths needed to make those changes. Fortunately, we've learned a lot in recent years about creating change--psychological, emotional, and behavioral. When you come in, we will work together to decide what changes you want to make and how.
(512) 948-3071 View (512) 948-3071
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Ann Zbylot, MEd., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
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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Grace L Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience in trauma with all ages.
Life is a Journey with many ups and downs. We never know what will happen even though we spend time trying to plan away our pain and control everything and everyone around us. If you find that your life's Journey is not where you want it to be or, you are experiencing stress and facing the pain of past traumas, I am here to help. If you want to work toward a life that brings you joy and fulfillment, I can assist you in finding your inner peace.
I have extensive experience in trauma with all ages.
Life is a Journey with many ups and downs. We never know what will happen even though we spend time trying to plan away our pain and control everything and everyone around us. If you find that your life's Journey is not where you want it to be or, you are experiencing stress and facing the pain of past traumas, I am here to help. If you want to work toward a life that brings you joy and fulfillment, I can assist you in finding your inner peace.
(512) 489-9345 View (512) 489-9345
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Jenn Popovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, EMDRCIT, SAP, TCYM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
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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Jan Venable
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, -S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
Jan Venable, M.Ed., LPC-S is a psychotherapist and counselor with over 25 years of experience. She works with both adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with people in recovery who want to improve their relationships. This includes healing trauma, anxiety, and codependency. She believes one of the most vital elements of mental health is developing our physical health and practicing good nutrition. She advocates for treating the whole person rather than just isolated symptoms. Jan has extensive experience with adolescents. She finds treating teens with respect and compassion opens many doors.
Jan Venable, M.Ed., LPC-S is a psychotherapist and counselor with over 25 years of experience. She works with both adolescents and adults. She specializes in working with people in recovery who want to improve their relationships. This includes healing trauma, anxiety, and codependency. She believes one of the most vital elements of mental health is developing our physical health and practicing good nutrition. She advocates for treating the whole person rather than just isolated symptoms. Jan has extensive experience with adolescents. She finds treating teens with respect and compassion opens many doors.
(512) 861-8993 View (512) 861-8993
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Melanie Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
You don't have to handle everything alone. I will work with you as you evaluate your world and the challenges you face. I counsel individuals for issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and family conflicts. I have extensive professional experience related to various forms of domestic violence, including verbal, emotional and psychological abuse. Clients dealing with life transitions, relationship difficulties, and parenting struggles also benefit from therapy. We will work together to help you recognize your strengths and emerge with renewed positivity and hope.
You don't have to handle everything alone. I will work with you as you evaluate your world and the challenges you face. I counsel individuals for issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and family conflicts. I have extensive professional experience related to various forms of domestic violence, including verbal, emotional and psychological abuse. Clients dealing with life transitions, relationship difficulties, and parenting struggles also benefit from therapy. We will work together to help you recognize your strengths and emerge with renewed positivity and hope.
(512) 400-2752 View (512) 400-2752
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Leslie Tourish, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
My goal is to work with you in a partnership to create solutions that are specific to your unique needs. I'm a believer that the opposite of depression is not happiness, but resiliency. We can work together to explore your depression, anxiety, or shame which are often the result from a trauma, or series of traumas. I have found that the most effective therapy has an individualized focus and is a collaboration between you and me. The focus will be to help you explore possible alternative ways of thinking and behaving - the building blocks of change.
My goal is to work with you in a partnership to create solutions that are specific to your unique needs. I'm a believer that the opposite of depression is not happiness, but resiliency. We can work together to explore your depression, anxiety, or shame which are often the result from a trauma, or series of traumas. I have found that the most effective therapy has an individualized focus and is a collaboration between you and me. The focus will be to help you explore possible alternative ways of thinking and behaving - the building blocks of change.
(512) 772-5784 View (512) 772-5784
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Katie Lacenere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CET1
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676  (Online Only)
Have you already tried traditional talk therapy in the past? Has it been somewhat helpful, but now you're searching for other therapy modalities that can help you heal the root-cause of your issues? I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Reiki Master, Certified Experiential Therapist, and Founder of Divine Light Sanctuary. I currently offer virtual therapy sessions for clients throughout the state of Texas. I’m also a highly sensitive person (HSP), oracle card reader, and spiritual guide. I believe that healing from trauma is about co-creating change that YOU choose.
Have you already tried traditional talk therapy in the past? Has it been somewhat helpful, but now you're searching for other therapy modalities that can help you heal the root-cause of your issues? I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Reiki Master, Certified Experiential Therapist, and Founder of Divine Light Sanctuary. I currently offer virtual therapy sessions for clients throughout the state of Texas. I’m also a highly sensitive person (HSP), oracle card reader, and spiritual guide. I believe that healing from trauma is about co-creating change that YOU choose.
(512) 881-8320 View (512) 881-8320
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Rhiana Holmes Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676  (Online Only)
My master's degree in international disaster psychology allows me to have a unique approach to life transitions, work stress, and building a life that you absolutely love. This experience has allowed me to help clients from many different walks of life manage work/life balance, improve executive dysfunction, and heal from trauma in many forms.
My master's degree in international disaster psychology allows me to have a unique approach to life transitions, work stress, and building a life that you absolutely love. This experience has allowed me to help clients from many different walks of life manage work/life balance, improve executive dysfunction, and heal from trauma in many forms.
(720) 573-2576 View (720) 573-2576
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Liliana Nataly Aguilar Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676  (Online Only)
I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, religious trauma, LGBTQA+ issues, low self-esteem, and more. I am passionate about helping clients overcome childhood trauma, heal their inner child, and regulate their nervous system. I empower clients to advocate for themselves, explore their concerns, and embrace their genuine selves. Creating a safe space for new behaviors and authentic growth is central to my dedication.
I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, religious trauma, LGBTQA+ issues, low self-esteem, and more. I am passionate about helping clients overcome childhood trauma, heal their inner child, and regulate their nervous system. I empower clients to advocate for themselves, explore their concerns, and embrace their genuine selves. Creating a safe space for new behaviors and authentic growth is central to my dedication.
(972) 480-3809 View (972) 480-3809
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Jordan Jackson Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676  (Online Only)
You may find yourself looking for someone to listen, someone to help you work through depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief. It is not always easy to speak to a stranger, and reveal your struggles, however, I am offering a space where we work through this time of learning and healing together. We will learn and understand triggers and how they impact your relationships, work life, home life, etc. Learning and knowing which tools and resources work best can help reduce some of the heaviness you may feel. Having a space where you feel understood is important to me, so I invite you to reach out today.
You may find yourself looking for someone to listen, someone to help you work through depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief. It is not always easy to speak to a stranger, and reveal your struggles, however, I am offering a space where we work through this time of learning and healing together. We will learn and understand triggers and how they impact your relationships, work life, home life, etc. Learning and knowing which tools and resources work best can help reduce some of the heaviness you may feel. Having a space where you feel understood is important to me, so I invite you to reach out today.
(833) 445-0258 View (833) 445-0258
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Lara Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
Trauma: Variety of modalities, including Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Attachment, Neuroscience & work of Dr.
Is stress, anxiety and depression plaguing you? Do you feel more disconnected than ever in this post-pandemic world? Have you ever been curious about what therapy with horses might be like? I'd love to offer you the experience of something different, through a felt experience of change either through in-person talk therapy or equine assisted psychotherapy (I also offer Telehealth!). Therapy can be a place to feel safe, seen and find pathways to new ways of being in the world. I hope to meet you soon!
Trauma: Variety of modalities, including Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Attachment, Neuroscience & work of Dr.
Is stress, anxiety and depression plaguing you? Do you feel more disconnected than ever in this post-pandemic world? Have you ever been curious about what therapy with horses might be like? I'd love to offer you the experience of something different, through a felt experience of change either through in-person talk therapy or equine assisted psychotherapy (I also offer Telehealth!). Therapy can be a place to feel safe, seen and find pathways to new ways of being in the world. I hope to meet you soon!
(512) 729-8213 View (512) 729-8213
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Jennifer Misko
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and attachment- and relationally based.
Sometimes life brings challenges that are difficult to manage on our own. Maybe you are experiencing a major life transition – a move, marriage, a baby, new job, a medical issue, divorce, retirement. Even "happy" transitions can be difficult. You may want change in your relationship or help determining whether it can be repaired. Perhaps you are dealing with grief from a loss or need support as you navigate having a partner or loved one dealing with addiction. I work with individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns including trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, personal growth, life adjustments.
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and attachment- and relationally based.
Sometimes life brings challenges that are difficult to manage on our own. Maybe you are experiencing a major life transition – a move, marriage, a baby, new job, a medical issue, divorce, retirement. Even "happy" transitions can be difficult. You may want change in your relationship or help determining whether it can be repaired. Perhaps you are dealing with grief from a loss or need support as you navigate having a partner or loved one dealing with addiction. I work with individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns including trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, personal growth, life adjustments.
(737) 258-9250 View (737) 258-9250
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Laura Meggen Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
I work with adults ages 19+. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I am a trauma based, and focused clinician. As a trauma informed clinician I work well with many groups of individuals that have experienced forms of trauma at different or constant points in their lives. I specialize in working with active military, veterans, first responders, and those with cooccurring disorders. I have experience with diverse populations and am multiculturally informed. I am curious of your lived experience. Although it may be the source of the pain you carry unseen, I believe in it we can also find your place to heal.
I work with adults ages 19+. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. I am a trauma based, and focused clinician. As a trauma informed clinician I work well with many groups of individuals that have experienced forms of trauma at different or constant points in their lives. I specialize in working with active military, veterans, first responders, and those with cooccurring disorders. I have experience with diverse populations and am multiculturally informed. I am curious of your lived experience. Although it may be the source of the pain you carry unseen, I believe in it we can also find your place to heal.
(830) 224-2260 View (830) 224-2260
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Laura M. Trietsch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
Imagine coming to therapy, where you can unpack all your concerns, and be met with genuine care and zero judgment. Life sometimes seems like an exhausting or impossible challenge, especially when we face issues with mood, relationships, betrayal, trauma, health, transitions, addiction, grief and identity/faith crises. Sometimes, we don’t even know why we are struggling so much. If you feel like you are stuck in the past, fearful about the future, or simply overwhelmed, you have come to the right place. You don’t have to live this way! Hope, joy, peace and healthier relationships are potentially just around the corner!
Imagine coming to therapy, where you can unpack all your concerns, and be met with genuine care and zero judgment. Life sometimes seems like an exhausting or impossible challenge, especially when we face issues with mood, relationships, betrayal, trauma, health, transitions, addiction, grief and identity/faith crises. Sometimes, we don’t even know why we are struggling so much. If you feel like you are stuck in the past, fearful about the future, or simply overwhelmed, you have come to the right place. You don’t have to live this way! Hope, joy, peace and healthier relationships are potentially just around the corner!
(512) 270-2179 View (512) 270-2179
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Karolyn Tybor, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
I work with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, loss and grief, marital/couple issues, family relationships, catastrophic illness, and life transitions.
I believe in a holistic approach, viewing therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, so that clients can achieve their desired changes and develop more meaningful relationships. I have extensive training in working with couples, assisting them to repair or restore their relationship. I also work with couples who have decided to divorce, and who wish to heal from the loss of their relationship. I have been trained as a Level II EMDR therapist since 1995 and I have worked with survivors of trauma for over 20 years. I do not accept any insurance.
I work with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, loss and grief, marital/couple issues, family relationships, catastrophic illness, and life transitions.
I believe in a holistic approach, viewing therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, so that clients can achieve their desired changes and develop more meaningful relationships. I have extensive training in working with couples, assisting them to repair or restore their relationship. I also work with couples who have decided to divorce, and who wish to heal from the loss of their relationship. I have been trained as a Level II EMDR therapist since 1995 and I have worked with survivors of trauma for over 20 years. I do not accept any insurance.
(512) 994-2571 View (512) 994-2571
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Tony Vitela, LCSW, SAP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
I work with clients on a spectrum of issues including ADD/ADHD/ODD, Alcohol & Drugs, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief & Bereveavement, Life Transitions, Military Life Issues, OCD, Panic Atttacks, Parenting, Phobias, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD, Relationships, and Work-related Issues.
Licensed since 1993 and in private practice since 1999. Previous work-related experience includes working at a residential treatment center, youth shelter, juvenile detention center, chemical dependency unit, adolescent and adult in-patient hospital, Employee Assistance Program, crisis intervention, in-take assessments, and intensive out-patient programming. Over the past two decades, I have served individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I am a certified and approved DOT Substance Abuse Professional.
I work with clients on a spectrum of issues including ADD/ADHD/ODD, Alcohol & Drugs, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief & Bereveavement, Life Transitions, Military Life Issues, OCD, Panic Atttacks, Parenting, Phobias, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD, Relationships, and Work-related Issues.
Licensed since 1993 and in private practice since 1999. Previous work-related experience includes working at a residential treatment center, youth shelter, juvenile detention center, chemical dependency unit, adolescent and adult in-patient hospital, Employee Assistance Program, crisis intervention, in-take assessments, and intensive out-patient programming. Over the past two decades, I have served individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I am a certified and approved DOT Substance Abuse Professional.
(210) 941-2132 View (210) 941-2132
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Jamie Cool
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CGP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wimberley, TX 78676
I am also impassioned by my work with those facing mental health issues, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues and questions of identity and existence.
I hope to help you live a more interesting and empowered life. Our psychotherapy process, whether individually, with your partner, or in a group, will be a journey of connection, safety and deepening understanding. Your self-insight, compassion and sense of choice will expand, allowing you to make changes never possible before. We will use our relationship to increase your experience of authentic, intimate encounters. Your growing consciousness of self and others, will help you break through the binding of your past and free you to live fully in the present.
I am also impassioned by my work with those facing mental health issues, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues and questions of identity and existence.
I hope to help you live a more interesting and empowered life. Our psychotherapy process, whether individually, with your partner, or in a group, will be a journey of connection, safety and deepening understanding. Your self-insight, compassion and sense of choice will expand, allowing you to make changes never possible before. We will use our relationship to increase your experience of authentic, intimate encounters. Your growing consciousness of self and others, will help you break through the binding of your past and free you to live fully in the present.
(737) 758-2921 View (737) 758-2921
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Rene Tenorio
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
I enjoy working with individuals struggling to navigate culture and immigration, addictions, work conflict and career exploration, trauma experiences, relationship conflicts, and parenting.
Life can be difficult and is filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. Yet, a therapeutic relationship can offer support as we move into freedom by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer...
I enjoy working with individuals struggling to navigate culture and immigration, addictions, work conflict and career exploration, trauma experiences, relationship conflicts, and parenting.
Life can be difficult and is filled with challenges and traumatic experiences that require our attention and care in order to heal. We are skilled at silencing the aching inside via escape hatches: excessive shopping, over/under eating, using drugs or alcohol, sex, gambling, gaming, etc. Yet, a therapeutic relationship can offer support as we move into freedom by learning to live in the present moment with all life has to offer...
(512) 768-4230 View (512) 768-4230
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Lara Wulsin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wimberley, TX 78676
Are you struggling to feel happy, fulfilled, authentic and/or connected? Do you feel caught in repeating cycles and patterns you would like to move on from? I hear you and I get it. As a therapist, my passion is for supporting you as you engage your own strengths in the process of change and transformation. I work with a variety of issues, including life purpose, transitions, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, midlife unravelings, trauma, stress management, grief and loss, high sensitivity and spirituality, among others. I work with individuals and couples, offering a mindfulness-based approach to therapy.
Are you struggling to feel happy, fulfilled, authentic and/or connected? Do you feel caught in repeating cycles and patterns you would like to move on from? I hear you and I get it. As a therapist, my passion is for supporting you as you engage your own strengths in the process of change and transformation. I work with a variety of issues, including life purpose, transitions, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, midlife unravelings, trauma, stress management, grief and loss, high sensitivity and spirituality, among others. I work with individuals and couples, offering a mindfulness-based approach to therapy.
(512) 430-5056 View (512) 430-5056
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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.