Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Wyoming

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Carly Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Waitlist for new clients
Therapeutic approaches used can include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical Behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma focused, EMDR and grief and loss therapy.
Hi my name is Carly Lee and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My clinical experience includes working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I value the importance of family systems and strengths. I strongly believe that everyone exists within a larger system; that system being a family, environment or society. I also believes that it is crucial to recognize these influences when making changes in one’s life. Acknowledging individual differences and strengths, processing emotions in an effective manner, and building insight are essential for a successful therapeutic experience.
Therapeutic approaches used can include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical Behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma focused, EMDR and grief and loss therapy.
Hi my name is Carly Lee and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My clinical experience includes working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I value the importance of family systems and strengths. I strongly believe that everyone exists within a larger system; that system being a family, environment or society. I also believes that it is crucial to recognize these influences when making changes in one’s life. Acknowledging individual differences and strengths, processing emotions in an effective manner, and building insight are essential for a successful therapeutic experience.
(307) 323-2139 View (307) 323-2139
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Bear Paw Family Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casper, WY 82601
Specialties include the following: helping people with PTSD, anxiety, emotion regulation, depression, children who have experienced abuse, and parents who have children with oppositional and aggressive behaviors.
Often, change comes from a place of pain and discomfort. Challenging experiences reveal and strengthen valuable qualities within oneself. However, there are times people need different perspectives or skills to overcome challenges. I aim to offer an accepting space for people to resolve uncomfortable experiences and to move towards what matters the most.
Specialties include the following: helping people with PTSD, anxiety, emotion regulation, depression, children who have experienced abuse, and parents who have children with oppositional and aggressive behaviors.
Often, change comes from a place of pain and discomfort. Challenging experiences reveal and strengthen valuable qualities within oneself. However, there are times people need different perspectives or skills to overcome challenges. I aim to offer an accepting space for people to resolve uncomfortable experiences and to move towards what matters the most.
(307) 224-9503 View (307) 224-9503
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Alyssa McCann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, PPC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
I utilize a variety of modalities in my work including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectal Behavioral, Solution Focused, Mindfulness-based, Trauma Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, and Play therapies.
Hello! Taking the first step into therapy can be difficult and finding a therapist you are comfortable with is vital for the therapeutic process. I hope you are proud of yourself for taking the first steps on your journey. Over the previous five years, I have been blessed to be able to work and grow my knowledge in the mental health world while helping myself discover my highest priorities as a counselor: to offer respect, support, and encouragement. I look forward to hearing your story and working to help you reach the goals you have for yourself.
I utilize a variety of modalities in my work including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectal Behavioral, Solution Focused, Mindfulness-based, Trauma Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, and Play therapies.
Hello! Taking the first step into therapy can be difficult and finding a therapist you are comfortable with is vital for the therapeutic process. I hope you are proud of yourself for taking the first steps on your journey. Over the previous five years, I have been blessed to be able to work and grow my knowledge in the mental health world while helping myself discover my highest priorities as a counselor: to offer respect, support, and encouragement. I look forward to hearing your story and working to help you reach the goals you have for yourself.
(307) 417-4282 View (307) 417-4282
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Freedom Mountain Counseling[EMDR Extended Session]
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFMHE, CIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, WY 82930
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma and helping individuals overcome post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), anxiety, depression, chronic negative thoughts, interpersonal problems, spiritual crisis, performance issues (sports), low self-esteem, grief and loss, and phobias.
It is not the load that breaks you, but the way you carry it. - C.S. Lewis: I am passionate about helping clients to overcome their past, and gain freedom from their chronic mental health problems through EMDR therapy. I provide eco-EMDR and nature-based therapy that meets the client where they are. My ultimate goal is to empower clients to live more adaptive and meaningful lives through an evidenced-based model of healing that involves movement (green exercise), nature, TF-EMDR, and addressing the body at the client's fitness level. I offer EMDR extended session in-office and outdoors in various locations in Wyoming and Utah.
I specialize in trauma and helping individuals overcome post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), anxiety, depression, chronic negative thoughts, interpersonal problems, spiritual crisis, performance issues (sports), low self-esteem, grief and loss, and phobias.
It is not the load that breaks you, but the way you carry it. - C.S. Lewis: I am passionate about helping clients to overcome their past, and gain freedom from their chronic mental health problems through EMDR therapy. I provide eco-EMDR and nature-based therapy that meets the client where they are. My ultimate goal is to empower clients to live more adaptive and meaningful lives through an evidenced-based model of healing that involves movement (green exercise), nature, TF-EMDR, and addressing the body at the client's fitness level. I offer EMDR extended session in-office and outdoors in various locations in Wyoming and Utah.
(307) 219-5493 View (307) 219-5493
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Jessica Schnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, NCSP, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
The work I do is somatic-based, client-focused, and trauma-informed.
Your brain is a treasure trove of gifts just waiting to be unleashed. Previous life events may be blinding you to these gifts and to your own potential. If you are ready, I can help you acknowledge and release your past experiences as you uncover these gifts and release the chains of your limiting beliefs. Powerful mind-body techniques, including EMDR, Brainspotting, and mindfulness, will allow you to change your life by tuning into your natural healing capacities. Once you do the work and learn the skills, you will no longer be defined by these events and will chart your new path…without unending years of therapy.
The work I do is somatic-based, client-focused, and trauma-informed.
Your brain is a treasure trove of gifts just waiting to be unleashed. Previous life events may be blinding you to these gifts and to your own potential. If you are ready, I can help you acknowledge and release your past experiences as you uncover these gifts and release the chains of your limiting beliefs. Powerful mind-body techniques, including EMDR, Brainspotting, and mindfulness, will allow you to change your life by tuning into your natural healing capacities. Once you do the work and learn the skills, you will no longer be defined by these events and will chart your new path…without unending years of therapy.
(307) 312-2654 View (307) 312-2654
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Agusta Lind
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gillette, WY 82718
Therapy is not one size fits all, so I work with clients to determine what approach works best for them to achieve their desired goals. My practice incorporates the use of: •Neuroscience and its relationship to trauma •EMDR •Narrative Therapy •Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) •Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) •Faith based Counseling.
Therapy is not one size fits all, so I work with clients to determine what approach works best for them to achieve their desired goals. My practice incorporates the use of: •Neuroscience and its relationship to trauma •EMDR •Narrative Therapy •Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) •Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) •Faith based Counseling.
(307) 242-6346 View (307) 242-6346
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Michelle Gonyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001  (Online Only)
Taking an individualized and trauma-informed approach, we will customize goals that are unique to you.
Are you looking to improve your overall well-being? If you're feeling stuck, stressed out, depressed, or anxious, there is likely an underlying reason for it. We will work together to gain insight into the contributing factors that are creating these every day challenges and develop an action plan that can lead to positive change and greater life satisfaction. We will identify strategies and skills to improve your spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional health. Life can be hard, with difficulties along the way, but we are capable of healing, and growing even stronger.
Taking an individualized and trauma-informed approach, we will customize goals that are unique to you.
Are you looking to improve your overall well-being? If you're feeling stuck, stressed out, depressed, or anxious, there is likely an underlying reason for it. We will work together to gain insight into the contributing factors that are creating these every day challenges and develop an action plan that can lead to positive change and greater life satisfaction. We will identify strategies and skills to improve your spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional health. Life can be hard, with difficulties along the way, but we are capable of healing, and growing even stronger.
(307) 243-4232 View (307) 243-4232
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Wesley B Hartman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, WY 82834
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling in the Buffalo Wyoming area. I'm a private practitioner working with diverse populations and age groups experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, addiction, child and adolescent conduct disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and abuse.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling in the Buffalo Wyoming area. I'm a private practitioner working with diverse populations and age groups experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, addiction, child and adolescent conduct disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and abuse.
(307) 271-5046 View (307) 271-5046
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Moonstone Wellness: Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82072
Our clinicians have experience working with individuals in the aftermath of disruptive life events including (but not limited to) divorce, medical trauma, separation from family & friends, death of a loved one, depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, relationship issues, and much more.
At Moonstone Wellness, we work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to promote healing & growth. Our licensed clinicians use evidence based tools, grounded in person-centered therapy to help individuals repair, nurture, and create connections with themselves, others, their community, and their environment. Through this process of healing a sense of inner peace, confidence, and courage will emerge. Moonstone Wellness has a fully equipped Play Therapy room, as well as three other suites in downtown Laramie, WY. We are currently accepting clients.
Our clinicians have experience working with individuals in the aftermath of disruptive life events including (but not limited to) divorce, medical trauma, separation from family & friends, death of a loved one, depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, relationship issues, and much more.
At Moonstone Wellness, we work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to promote healing & growth. Our licensed clinicians use evidence based tools, grounded in person-centered therapy to help individuals repair, nurture, and create connections with themselves, others, their community, and their environment. Through this process of healing a sense of inner peace, confidence, and courage will emerge. Moonstone Wellness has a fully equipped Play Therapy room, as well as three other suites in downtown Laramie, WY. We are currently accepting clients.
(307) 205-2304 View (307) 205-2304
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Nancy Turley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAC, II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jackson, WY 83001
My life experience has given me a deep appreciation for life stresses and I have begun to add stress check-ups for clients with current stress, childhood stress, and PTSD, especially if those conditions are accompanied by physical symptoms when doctors cannot find anything wrong.
I am best suited to treating individuals and couples with relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I use EMDR as well as traditional talk therapy. I am comfortable working with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy helping my clients discover their inner strength and potential and working to make improvements in their lives. From adolescents to baby boomers and beyond, I feel suited for the diversity and uniqueness of my clients. My special interest in womens' mood disorders has led me to working with pre and postpartum issues with women and couples.
My life experience has given me a deep appreciation for life stresses and I have begun to add stress check-ups for clients with current stress, childhood stress, and PTSD, especially if those conditions are accompanied by physical symptoms when doctors cannot find anything wrong.
I am best suited to treating individuals and couples with relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I use EMDR as well as traditional talk therapy. I am comfortable working with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy helping my clients discover their inner strength and potential and working to make improvements in their lives. From adolescents to baby boomers and beyond, I feel suited for the diversity and uniqueness of my clients. My special interest in womens' mood disorders has led me to working with pre and postpartum issues with women and couples.
(303) 647-9261 View (303) 647-9261
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Janet Upchurch
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
My specialty areas include trauma, depression, anxiety, women in transition, and family transitions (divorce, blended families, co-parenting in high conflict cases, adoption, etc).
Starting counseling can be an anxiety-provoking experience. It takes a lot of courage to take the first step in looking for a therapist who fits your needs. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I believe firmly in my clients' natural desire and ability to achieve health and wellness in their lives. I believe in the importance of addressing all aspects of a person's wellbeing: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social. I take a client-centered approach, partnering with my clients to work together toward realistic and achievable goals.
My specialty areas include trauma, depression, anxiety, women in transition, and family transitions (divorce, blended families, co-parenting in high conflict cases, adoption, etc).
Starting counseling can be an anxiety-provoking experience. It takes a lot of courage to take the first step in looking for a therapist who fits your needs. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I believe firmly in my clients' natural desire and ability to achieve health and wellness in their lives. I believe in the importance of addressing all aspects of a person's wellbeing: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social. I take a client-centered approach, partnering with my clients to work together toward realistic and achievable goals.
(307) 317-0397 View (307) 317-0397
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A Better Way Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
Hi, I'm LaRae. I am passionate about helping people heal. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma and PTSD, substance-abuse, co-occurring disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, people who self-harm, people involved in the criminal justice system, and people with disabilities. I enjoy working with adults, and children 10 years and older. I understand Spanish and have counseled people whose first language is Spanish. I have personal and counseling experience with Hispanic populations as well as Native American populations. Additionally, I have counseled people involved in relationships with domestic/interpersonal abuse and/or violence.
Hi, I'm LaRae. I am passionate about helping people heal. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma and PTSD, substance-abuse, co-occurring disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, people who self-harm, people involved in the criminal justice system, and people with disabilities. I enjoy working with adults, and children 10 years and older. I understand Spanish and have counseled people whose first language is Spanish. I have personal and counseling experience with Hispanic populations as well as Native American populations. Additionally, I have counseled people involved in relationships with domestic/interpersonal abuse and/or violence.
(307) 316-4574 View (307) 316-4574
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Foundations Counseling & Consulting WY, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Whether you are having a difficult time with addiction, coping with trauma, or dealing with a different kind of discomfort, I'm looking forward to meeting with you.
I truly enjoy working with those that want and need to make a change for the better in their lives. Problems can be hard to isolate. Often, the solutions are elusive. Changes can be challenging sometimes. I'm here to help!
Whether you are having a difficult time with addiction, coping with trauma, or dealing with a different kind of discomfort, I'm looking forward to meeting with you.
I truly enjoy working with those that want and need to make a change for the better in their lives. Problems can be hard to isolate. Often, the solutions are elusive. Changes can be challenging sometimes. I'm here to help!
(307) 363-5098 View (307) 363-5098
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Eric Randall
Counselor, MA, PPC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults either in person or online. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, trauma, and life transitions.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults either in person or online. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, trauma, and life transitions.
(307) 336-7207 View (307) 336-7207
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Jennifer Erin Harp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-850
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Areas of Specialty include: Anxiety- Trauma/PTSD - Depression -Grief- Behavioral Issues -Anger and Stress Management - Divorce - Social Skills Development - Mood Disorders - Assessment and Intervention- Disenfranchised Grief (loss of a pet, friend, job and other grief not often acknowledged my loved ones.
Hi, I'm Jen. I have been a therapist for over 21 years. I have owned a private practice, Northern Star Counseling, LLC since 2011. I believe in using an assortment evidence based, effective techniques to help you achieve optimum wellness and results. Such techniques include Thought-Field Therapy and EMDR used to treat trauma and PTSD, cognitive-behavioral restructuring interventions, play therapy and thorough assessments and evaluations. We work together to create a treatment plan that is individually customized to fit your unique circumstances.
Areas of Specialty include: Anxiety- Trauma/PTSD - Depression -Grief- Behavioral Issues -Anger and Stress Management - Divorce - Social Skills Development - Mood Disorders - Assessment and Intervention- Disenfranchised Grief (loss of a pet, friend, job and other grief not often acknowledged my loved ones.
Hi, I'm Jen. I have been a therapist for over 21 years. I have owned a private practice, Northern Star Counseling, LLC since 2011. I believe in using an assortment evidence based, effective techniques to help you achieve optimum wellness and results. Such techniques include Thought-Field Therapy and EMDR used to treat trauma and PTSD, cognitive-behavioral restructuring interventions, play therapy and thorough assessments and evaluations. We work together to create a treatment plan that is individually customized to fit your unique circumstances.
(307) 212-8271 View (307) 212-8271
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Michelle A Worden, Professional Counseling
Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Laramie, WY 82070
I work with those who struggle with anxiety, depression or trauma. I strive to offer a compassionate space so that you can find your own healing path towards healthier living. The type of therapy that I offer is dependent on your needs and your particular situation. Choosing to seek help is a courageous act and we will work together to figure out how to best change your unhealthy thoughts and destructive behaviors and learn to work differently with intense emotional states. We will work beyond "just think more positive" to embracing all the complexities of this wild and profound life to live more fully and with deep compassion.
I work with those who struggle with anxiety, depression or trauma. I strive to offer a compassionate space so that you can find your own healing path towards healthier living. The type of therapy that I offer is dependent on your needs and your particular situation. Choosing to seek help is a courageous act and we will work together to figure out how to best change your unhealthy thoughts and destructive behaviors and learn to work differently with intense emotional states. We will work beyond "just think more positive" to embracing all the complexities of this wild and profound life to live more fully and with deep compassion.
(307) 877-7604 View (307) 877-7604
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Lexi Smiley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Casper, WY 82604  (Online Only)
Effective therapy from the comfort and convenience of your home. I am passionate about working with trauma survivors and neurodivergence. All of us are learning to walk through life with more confidence, curiosity, and compassion every day. Therapy can provide support and resources to do this alongside a caring professional. I offer a collaborative and evidence-based approach to therapy where we work together to achieve your unique goals. My clinical expertise centralizes on ADHD/ASD, trauma, addiction, codependency, and OCD.
Effective therapy from the comfort and convenience of your home. I am passionate about working with trauma survivors and neurodivergence. All of us are learning to walk through life with more confidence, curiosity, and compassion every day. Therapy can provide support and resources to do this alongside a caring professional. I offer a collaborative and evidence-based approach to therapy where we work together to achieve your unique goals. My clinical expertise centralizes on ADHD/ASD, trauma, addiction, codependency, and OCD.
(307) 284-3388 View (307) 284-3388
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Jeanette Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PCSW
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
(307) 312-2571 View (307) 312-2571
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Andrea Garlick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gillette, WY 82716
I also specialize in brainspotting, an enhanced and effective trauma therapy.
I specialize in Borderline Personality Disorder and am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Brainspotting. "I love to watch the transformation that comes from people who become willing to challenge themselves and their thoughts to change how they feel in the long term." I utilize mindfulness techniques in session, working to provide a client centered approach. Occasionally I do yoga in session, meditation, art, we listen to music, sometimes patients color while they talk, sometimes we do walk and talk therapy. I'm very flexible to meet you where your at :)
I also specialize in brainspotting, an enhanced and effective trauma therapy.
I specialize in Borderline Personality Disorder and am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Brainspotting. "I love to watch the transformation that comes from people who become willing to challenge themselves and their thoughts to change how they feel in the long term." I utilize mindfulness techniques in session, working to provide a client centered approach. Occasionally I do yoga in session, meditation, art, we listen to music, sometimes patients color while they talk, sometimes we do walk and talk therapy. I'm very flexible to meet you where your at :)
(978) 767-4361 View (978) 767-4361
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Lori Denny Collamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
Change, loss and trauma generate stress. Persistent stress can lead to the development of negative thoughts about oneself and the world. Unresolved stress is linked to disease, disturbance in behavior and emotions and diminished well-being. Through therapy one can identify personal strengths, enhance awareness, and create opportunity for change, growth and healing.
Change, loss and trauma generate stress. Persistent stress can lead to the development of negative thoughts about oneself and the world. Unresolved stress is linked to disease, disturbance in behavior and emotions and diminished well-being. Through therapy one can identify personal strengths, enhance awareness, and create opportunity for change, growth and healing.
(307) 223-4462 View (307) 223-4462

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.