PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is initiated by a traumatic and terrifying event.  While most people who experience a traumatic event (such as abuse, sexual assault, violence, war or the threat of physical harm or death) do not develop PTSD, some may find they are feeling scared or stressed even when they’re no longer in danger.  People suffering from PTSD may experience upsetting recurring flashbacks of the event and bad dreams. They may have trouble sleeping and feel emotionally numb, tense, or anxious. Feelings of depression and a lack of interest in life are also common. Women are more likely than men to experience PTSD and the disorder can happen at any age. If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of PTSD for more than a month after the triggering event, seeking treatment from a mental health professional can be very beneficial.

Local Experts in PTSD

PTSD results when the mind knows the trauma is over, but the body doesn't. Using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing -- an evidence-based treatment for trauma) and a caring and compassionate presence, I can help you bring your mind AND body into the present moment where you can experience freedom, joy, and aliveness.

It can be so scary to start to take a closer look at previous traumatic events. My work with clients who process traumatic memories always includes making sure they have the tools and skills necessary to regulate emotions so that they can handle our trauma work once we get started. Always, my clients have the say on how fast we work and can stop the conversation at any time.

Trained extensively in trauma treatment, I am skilled in understanding the symptoms, the presentation of complex trauma and attachment wounds, and ways to integrate healing into your daily life. I take a somatic and narrative approach to healing including the most recent research related to activation, dissociation, and brain regulation.

I have extensive training in complex and developmental trauma; particularly as it impacts individual and relational functioning. I approach trauma work from a neurobiological and attachment frame. I provide parent coaching around trauma informed and developmentally appropriate parenting strategies; I work with Portland area schools providing training on trauma informed interventions for educators

Trauma is another human condition that some folks think can be just \'wished away\'. Even things that happened years ago can echo into the present. Unwanted thoughts and emotions can jump into our minds and make daily life hard to focus on. I have experience helping people come to terms with trauma. With the right skills, it is possible to make room for the past and re-enter your life.

My experience is in utilizing mindfulness and body-centered approaches to healing trauma. I trained in Somatic Experiencing, which is a powerful technique for resolving trauma that is a result of a one-time event. Additionally, I completed a year-long training at my internship that focused on healing trauma that is ongoing and pervasive.

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is an integrative psychotherapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma & trauma symptoms, (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears).

Therapy should not be re-traumatizing! If you find yourself dissociating during or after therapy or dreading it, something is wrong. Working in a trauma-informed way means I will help you learn the signs of when you are beginning to re-experience the trauma, and how to bring yourself back into safety. The work must go at your pace, guided by your body\'s subtle cues and your inner \'no\' and \'yes.\'

Symptoms may include but are not limited to: Anxiety, depression, self-harm, unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, dreams/nightmares, intrusive thoughts, etc. Depending on age and life experience these symptoms will manifest in different ways. Together we will work to better understand your experience and ultimately how to live a full life.

Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs when we don\'t have the internal or external resources to deal with a difficult or life threatening event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm, but people who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

Many people who feel stuck in their lives have experienced trauma ('little t' or 'big T') benefit from EMDR trauma processing. Some with 'little t' think they should be able to 'just get over it' because they haven't experienced 'big T' (i.e. combat, rape, plane crash), but, have lingering images/experiences & negative self-talk. EMDR can release the attached emotions and help build resilience.

Traumatic experiences are overwhelming and leave lasting impact. The most impactful aspect is feeling alone with what you've gone through. Together, I work to gently meet and attend to what it's been like for you and help to regulate these feelings so they don't take over and derail your life.

I am a trauma specialist with extensive training in developmental theory and best practices for helping children recover from stressful/traumatic events. Many young children are not properly assessed and treated for stress/trauma, but research is showing that early intervention can improve outcomes for children later in life. All of my interventions are evidence-based and highly effective.

I practice trauma therapy using mind-body counseling approaches which enable you to feel the connection between the traumatic memories stored in your body and the thoughts, beliefs, and habits that cause problems for you throughout your life. With my body-centered approach, healing these wounds becomes attainable. Together, we can propel you to feel comfort, ease, and vitality in your life again.

I have received extracurricular graduate-level education in PTSD (\'Guiding Survivors of Childhood Trauma Through Recovery,\' by Byron Kehler) and incorporate trauma-informed principles into my private practice.

EMDR has been shown to remediate symptoms of PTSD, allowing the client to become free from intrusive thoughts and emotions, organizing the memories in the brain in a healthier way.

I treat various forms of trauma in my practice from sexual assault to childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience treating people who have experienced trauma from acts of terrorism, the military and health care providers who are on the front lines of treating acute physical trauma. I use EMDR therapy to help people process and heal from these traumatic experiences.

Trauma -- beyond the label of only PTSD, but in all of its forms and ways of being experienced -- needs to be listened to in order to be released or reconciled and integrated.

Traumatic experiences from the past can affect your present everyday life by bringing fear, shame and helplessness into situations that may look or be normal to other people. Reducing anxiety and embracing emotional pain with love and compassion, going through painful memories could be a little easier in a presence of an empathetic therapist because in the toughest moments of our life we are alone

I use Yoga and Clinical Hypnosis as adjunctive therapies for trauma, depression and anxiety.

The majority of my training and therapy technique is geared towards trauma recovery. I especially enjoy treating this curable disorder and helping people realize their potential as wholeness returns.

I am certified EMDR therapist with specialized training and extensive experience in working with trauma and PTSD. I utilize various resources in addition to EMDR to help deal with PTSD symptoms.

Survivors of trauma are often looking for clinicians who will not only help them process their story, but who will also connect, offer a sense of safety, nurturance and understanding. We work with PTSD from a prism of honor, reverence, and hope and assume goodness in all people with safety and nurturance as fundamental components to recovery.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based therapy for children ages 3-17 who are experiencing symptoms related to trauma and traumatic grief. Therapy sessions focus on understanding and managing distress while emphasizing education, parent support, skill-building, resiliency and confidence.

I have many years of experience helping children, adolescents and adults deal with the aftermath of trauma using mindfulness, narrative therapies and strong interpersonal support.

I am Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR) trained. EMDR therapy was developed as a treatment for traumatic memories. I specialize in helping those with trauma ranging from childhood abuse to car accidents. Those that have been diagnosed with PTSD often benefit from EMDR.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

My first exposure to working with individuals with PTSD was a research study for my Masters Thesis on the effectiveness of equine facilitated psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD. The majority of individuals in my practice have been affected by trauma either directly or via individuals close to them. I continue to stay up to date with training on innovations in trauma treatment.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

I work with adults living with the long term effects of traumatic abuse and neglect such as chronic anxiety, hypervigilance, difficulty with trust, and impulsivity. I specialize in clients who grew up in environments unable to meet their emotional and relational needs, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children of people with personality disorders and other severe mental illnesses.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist with specialized training in working with trauma and PTSD.

I specialize in working with the body and mind to heal trauma. Using various tools, we can de-code the nervous system's language so that you can understand better the ways to support your healing. Post-Traumatic Stress is something that can be very daunting, but can definitely transform to allow for resiliency and growth.

Trauma re-wires our brains and can make it difficult to feel safe or in control of our own emotions and actions. Working from a trauma-informed perspective, I will help you re-experience safety and control in your own life.

I have extensive training and experience in proving CBT for PTSD, including prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, as well as training interns/fellows/residents in these approaches. I have also engaged in mindfulness-based approaches, including interventions specifically focused on healing moral injury.

Two modalities which I have learned and used with my clients are: EMDR & Brainspotting. I have taken numerous classes and workshops on both these techniques, and have attended consultation groups which help to keep current with the new research that has taken place while working with trauma.

I work with single incident trauma, developmental trauma and attachment trauma. I use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with comes out of Hakomi therapy to treat PTSD. Sensorimotor is a body-based/somatic treatment that works with the client to unstick stuck areas of trauma and syncs up the current scientific research on trauma at the same time.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

Your feeling of safety is paramount. We will move at a pace that is right for you to first find safety, and then reprocess traumatic memories that are affecting your life. I am fully basic trained in EMDR. Come in to see if we are a good fit and to learn more about how we can find relief for you.

I have a strong interest in serving individuals who are troubled by PTSD. I have received over 500 hours of advanced training in this area, and am trained in EMDR, which is the treatment of choice for trauma.

Any form of abuse and/or trauma can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and relate to the world around them. Individuals can feel isolated, depressed, and on edge as they struggle with symptoms such as hypervigilance and difficulty with anxiety/depression. I strive to create a safe place where the process of healing can begin and resolve.

I have worked with individuals experiencing PTSD and know that healing is possible.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

Many people attend therapy due to unresolved hurts and wounds from traumatic events in their lives. I support people in healing past hurts through a variety of talk therapies, and also body-centric modalities to deeply effect change and help people move on to find joy and balance in their lives.

I have worked intensively for several years to identify and treat the many symptoms and effects of trauma. My training includes a year-long DBT intensive at the Portland DBT Institute, and completion of Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 2 to complete in 2019). Both are proven cutting-edge approaches for successfully treating PTSD and chronic complex childhood trauma.

I have worked extensively with clients experiencing PTSD and complex trauma symptoms from domestic violence, abuse, sexual & physical assault, military/combat experience, vicarious trauma and other life traumas. I draw upon a grounded understanding and purposeful integration of the biological and emotional selves to help clients manage symptoms and heal from trauma.

Sometimes when terrible things happen, they get stuck in our brains and our bodies. In our work together, we will utilize EMDR and somatic experiencing to help you move through these stuck points into a happier, healthier way of being in the world.

Symptoms of PTSD often cause distress, impaired functioning and can negatively impact personal relationships, the ability to work and the ability to participate in social activities that used to be enjoyable. Unhealthy coping skills such as increased drug or alcohol use are not uncommon. By learning healthier coping skills, relaxation techniques, and new ways of thinking, relief is possible.

I specialize in trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is generally considered to stem from a single identifiable event. Complex trauma – including developmental trauma, attachment trauma, Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS) – develops as a result of prolonged or ongoing interpersonal trauma.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder looks different for different people, but it's not weak to admit that past traumas still have an effect on you and to reach out for help. I provide a nonjudgmental safe space for you to process any life events that may be causing you difficulties.

Matt Martin, a licensed counselor on our team, uses EMDR for trauma treatment. Ttherapy work will target key events that have disrupted your life or left you feeling stuck. EMDR activates your brain's natural need for positive resolution. You can transform the negative impact of the past to perceive yourself in positive new ways that will facilitate a sense of liberation and growth.

I have specialized training in the treatment of trauma, using both cognitive behavioral approaches and interpersonal neurobiology. I have worked with traumatized people for over 10 years.

For the past 5 years I\'ve focused on anxiety disorders. A large part of PTSD treatment is teaching the brain how to know when it\'s safe. The trauma that causes PTSD makes the ability determine safety difficult. I help you learn to slow your brain down so you can rationally assess the world around you.

Trauma teaches us, often wrongly, that life and other people are not to be trusted. I work with clients to examine and revise the powerful narratives that emerge from traumatic experiences and, using an empowering educational approach, I teach effective tools for managing and, ideally, eliminating the symptoms of PTSD.

PTSD is a set of symptoms that is caused by traumatic events in our lives. I utilize EMDR, mindfulness, and trauma-focused CBT to help my clients minimize the effects of PTSD on their lives.

As an intern at the Veteran\'s Mental Health Clinic, I worked predominately with couples and families where one or all members were experiencing PTSD. I also hold certificates for training in PTSD from the Veteran\'s Affairs and have taken outside classes to further my understanding of PTSD and it\'s effects on the family system.

Trauma is an experience that overwhelms your system. Childhood experiences can continue to impact us in a number of ways - unstable relationship to oneself and others, panic attacks, depression, addiction, anger, anxiety, feeling out of body, chronic destructive habits, memory loss. I work with you to mitigate symptoms, increase your sense of emotional control, and establish a life worth living.

I have been working with veterans for fifteen years, and a majority of my clients suffer from PTSD related to combat trauma, childhood trauma, or sexual trauma, or, far too often, a combination of these. I won't lie to you: people who suffer from this kind of catastrophic pain are never going to be the same as if it hadn\'t happened. The good news: you can have a life worth living. Therapy helps.

Many people have undergone trauma and don't realize its impact on their lives because they were taught to minimize its harm. PTSD symptoms can include fearfulness, worry, interpersonal conflict, self-loathing, addiction and shame. These overwhelming symptoms impact relationships and professional goals. Let me help you get to the bottom of what you have experienced so you can feel more free.

Trauma are experiences that either actively and vividly haunt us or go underground and reveal themselves only through behaviors that limit our full engagement in life. I utilize various techniques (including EMDR) to help uncover and work with the trauma so that it becomes less a defining factor and more an historical artifact.

PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing a psychologically traumatic event or events. Trauma can affect everyone in different ways. I am trained in the use of the EMDR technique which can be an effective tool to get to the root of these traumas. Mindfulness based therapy can also be helpful in treating trauma.\n

Many people experiences life events that impact them physically and emotionally. A person may find themselves fearful, unexpectedly remembering a past event, difficulty going places, and many more experiences. I work with people to regain a sense of safety and, if appropriate, use my training in trauma processing to decrease how symptoms impact your daily life.

I have several years experience working with people who have PTSD and other trauma-related disorders.

I have experience helping clients reduce and manage symptoms of PTSD, including recurring nightmares. I use a combination of talk therapy, mindfulness/body-based therapy, and Sandtray therapy. These are effective treatment modalities for PTSD because of the weight and breadth of physical symptoms related to the initial traumatic experience and daily triggering experiences.

I have been using Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD with great success for over 5 years.

I use Brainspotting and Biofeedback to help process trauma and increase nervous system regulation.

I have counseled people who have PTSD from domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and veterans.

During my practice working in crisis stabilization, the military community and as a leader of a critical incident response team I have treated many trauma survivors. There is room for change and recovery, even when you have experienced significant trauma. I utilize evidenced based practices to treat trauma survivors so they can move forward living full and meaningful lives.

My work focuses upon adults and young adults who find that childhood or youth sexual, emotional, or physical abuse interferes with current life. Depression, self doubt, flashback, or nightmare can occur. Work of this nature requires longer-term therapy. I also see individuals who have had narcissistic or self-absobed parents or have a partner with these traits.

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