Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Steilacoom, WA

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Roxanne Peterson
Counselor, PhD, RN, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is friendly, open and gentle. Together we will explore and discover beliefs and emotions that are keeping you stuck, anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Awareness arising from this journey begins a natural internal re-modeling process that results in a sense of connection with your true Self and your own inner wisdom. Space emerges for automatic reactions to become choiceful responses. Overwhelming emotions become manageable and even sources of wisdom. Previously unknown options become apparent, allowing for more focus, clarity and effectiveness in all realms of your life: (physical, emotional mental and spiritual).
(253) 221-6789
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Steilacoom, WA 98388
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Katy Hebel
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I work from a trauma -informed lens utilizing a person-centered approach to therapy to help clients explore issues including depression, anxiety, trauma , relationship problems, and life transitions.
I believe change occurs in the context of connection, compassion, and self-discovery wherein your whole authentic self can be nurtured and fully understood. To support you in your healing and growth, I bring a warm and collaborative approach, valuing the relationship and working together towards a path of healing and change.
(253) 259-3483
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Elizabeth M Humes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Lifespan Integration Therapy with lasting change for those struggling with anxiety, physical issues and trauma .
Life can be very confusing at times for all of us. I welcome you to take the time for yourself to gain perspective on life's struggles. There can be great benefits in the process! I treat depression/anxiety, trauma , ADHD, Eating Disorders, and marital issues. My office is warm and cozy as we journey together thru the healing process. I use a narrative, solution-focused, CBT modality, Lifespan Integration for clearing trauma , along with a bit of humor over life's bumps. You are welcome to join me for your heart, soul, and body health!
(253) 214-3668
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Emily L. Lewis
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LADC, SUDPT, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State with 3 years of experience working as a co-occurring recovery counselor in various settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction, PTSD / Trauma , Religious Trauma , depression, anxiety, self-worth/esteem, women’s issues, and chronic health. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respect, and empathy.
(360) 227-7726
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Lakewood, WA 98499
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Russell E Peters
Counselor, DMin, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
Verified
You have served your community, patients, and faith groups, for many years. The excellent care that you provide you deserve. I have 25 years experience serving first responders, military, and faith group leaders. My focus is on individuals exposed to repetitive traumatic experiences in service focus occupations and faith group leadership. Providing tools to cope with various traumas, I am client centered, trained in EMDR and skilled in experiences that provoke trauma . My therapeutic approach is to journey with clients during dark times and support them as they discover the life they deserve.
(253) 393-9337
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Office is near:
Tacoma, WA 98403
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Caitlin Wood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I believe every person is creative, worthy, and capable if given the right support and care. My clients are often queer or trans, many identify as disabled or chronically ill, and most of them have experienced trauma throughout their lives. Many of my clients also identify as neurodivergent and want to understand how to work with their brains more effectively without judgment. Most of my clients have been taught that their body-minds are inconvenient, shameful, or difficult.
(206) 800-6791
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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David Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all can be vulnerable to the twists, turns, and pressures that life presents to us. I provide a safe, respectful, and comfortable space for you to learn how to better cope with life has brought you. I believe that you bring strengths, and resources with you that can help you to reach your goals in therapy and my approaches are matched to you as a unique individual. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of areas such as treating trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, parenting, divorce/separation, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(360) 979-1388
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Eric Cuestas-Thompson, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LISAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Level II EMDR therapist with over 25 years experience treating PTSD , trauma , anxiety and addiction.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in the treatment of PTSD , anxiety, depression and addictions, including sexual compulsivity. My focus is working with adolescents and their families, couples, and men going through difficult transitions. I believe that you should have the quality of life that you want and deserve and I can help you identify and remove the obstacles that are preventing you from having a fulfilling and satisfying life.
(253) 348-2242
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Annalise Hertler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy taking a creative approach to therapy and integrate trauma informed modalities to take an individualized approach to each case.
Whether it be navigating a stressful life transition, feeling out of control in your environment, or finally feeling ready to process your past—everyone could use some additional support sometimes. Whatever it may be, we can figure it out together! My practice is centered around a client focused, strengths based, and trauma informed perspective. At my core I believe that the therapeutic alliance and relationship are integral to the success of an intervention, and I enjoy utilizing humor to strengthen and develop the therapeutic relationship!
(253) 364-4189
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Fircrest, WA 98466
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Emerald 'fitz' Fitzpatrick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Queer of Cups counseling is a place for queer/trans folks, fat folks and spiritual seekers of all kinds to feel seen, experience community and find relief from trauma , fatphobia, toxic productivity and many other issues that impact mental health. As a fat, queer, nonbinary witchy person myself living with Bipolar Disorder and other chronic conditions I know what it's like to feel invalidated by providers and out of place in the spaces of community you long for. I know what its like to fight for a sense of hope and meaning in spaces and with people who only know or accept pieces of you. You deserve healing without compromise.
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Rachel Frickleton
Counselor, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with combat veterans, military sexual trauma survivors, and their families.
My goal in counseling is to help individuals and couples navigate the challenges that they face in their day-to-day lives. This process often involves exploration of difficult relationships and complex human experiences. While this exploration process is important and can lead to tremendous growth and success, it can be emotionally and mentally taxing – I am here to help walk you through this process safely and efficiently. Your goals will guide our work together.
(360) 763-0415
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Tacoma, WA 98407
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Life Transitions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition, I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, bi-polar, depression, and PTSD ( trauma ) & Positive Parenting Programs.
I enjoy working with couples, families and individuals. As a therapist, I look to identify your strengths and utilize those to find solutions to the specific problems you are experiencing. Some of the ways we will accomplish this are by looking at the various ways that thoughts and emotions may be driving your behaviors. I also like to explore the context of your life and situations that may be contributing to the problem in ways you may not have recognized. We'll use the insights, information, and strengths to help you transition more into your solutions.
(253) 766-5537
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Tacoma, WA 98408
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Liz Coleclough | Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in helping trauma survivors work through the impact of their experiences, find relief, and discover the strength that’s already inside of them.
Trauma touches every aspect of our lives. Whether you’ve experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or another form of violence, you may see its impact in multiple areas: a sense of being always “on” or hyper-alert; challenges in relationships and the ability to trust or open up to others; feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame. You have done everything you know to do to move through these things on your own. You might feel like you’ve made some progress or like you’re still stuck. Either way, you’re ready to gain new insight into yourself and your experiences in order to heal, repair, and move forward.
(206) 590-7343
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Office is near:
Tacoma, WA 98444
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Simply Thrive Psychotherapy
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Simply Thrive Psychotherapy, PLLC has a variety of clinicians (psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and psychiatrist ARNP) who provide high-quality mental health treatment in a warm, comforting environment. Our clinicians are able to provide therapeutic services aimed at addressing most mental health issues including anxiety/depression, PTSD / Trauma , OCD, relationship issues, identity development, personality and/or mood disorders, as well as suicidal and self-harming behaviors. In addition, each clinician has their own specialties that we can offer our clients.
(360) 878-9526
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Dupont, WA 98327
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Manny Occhiogrosso
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Manny has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. He specializes in treating trauma , anxiety disorders, depression, and marriage and family conflict. He is trained in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches including CBT, Psychodynamic Approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He tailors and paces the treatment according to your needs and goals so you can achieve results quickly.
(206) 312-4617
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Karen Beth Acheson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Greetings and welcome. I'm Dr. Karen Beth Acheson, Ph.D., and I have over 20 years of experience bringing warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to help empower people to make healthy changes in their lives. My primary focus is adult psychotherapy. My style is down-to-earth; I draw from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & mindfulness-based therapies. My specialty areas include: Depression; Bipolar (manic) Depression; Anxiety; Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); and Emotional/Sexual/physical Abuse. Also, I am now blending my lifelong passion for animals, including a B.S. in Animal Science, with
(253) 215-6726
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Shannon Summerland
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in both chronic and acute trauma integration and building personal awareness in order to understand how mind, body, and spirit all interact to inform our overall health and well-being.
I wholeheartedly believe that within everyone lies the capacity to heal, to regenerate and to create the most fulfilling life for ourselves. We all have our own unique blueprints for what it means to thrive, and to live a life of authenticity, alignment and equilibrium. With that in mind, we all also carry forth intergenerational, cultural and relational wounds that are just as unique and important to be unpacked and understood. For several years I have been working in community mental health, crisis outreach and therapeutic services in order to understand what it takes to dissolve suffering and activate emotional healing.
(206) 590-5140
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Patricia Bolen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
" Trauma , transition and transformation". I am committed to helping people empower themselves and promote their well-being by creating a nurturing and safe environment for strength-based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed and compassionate counseling. Together we will draw from different ways of understanding situations and different forms of collaboration to find what works best for you. This may include traditional talk therapy as well as exploring healing through other forms of therapy such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the practice of mindfulness.
(360) 301-7242
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Tacoma, WA 98404
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Mikayla Lawson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate who specializes in working with children, adolescents, parents, and families. My approach to therapy is genuine, warm, playful, and validating. I strongly believe in the importance of building resiliency to overcome adverse experiences. I have experience working with a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma , self-esteem struggles, and mood dysregulation. I work with clients in building their own toolbox of skills to use in times of distress.
(253) 893-4681
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Fircrest, WA 98466
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Sydney Hudson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma -related issues, and difficulty with life transitions.
Unfortunately I am NOT currently accepting new clients. First, I would like to acknowledge what it has taken for you to come this far. Searching for a therapist can be challenging, and it often brings up feelings of uncertainty, fear, vulnerability, or anxiety. I hope that you will soon be able to experience some relief and comfort in finding a therapist that meets your needs.
(253) 303-5817
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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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.