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 is an anxiety disorder that some people experience after a traumatic event. It’s natural to feel afraid in dangerous situations, fear triggers changes in your body and prepares you to fight or flee. I use CBT & CPT to help clients work through fear and cognitive distortions. You don't have to live in fear together we can work through your issues.

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 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.

Surviving trauma has long lasting effects and most people don't realize how treatable it is. We have a number of effective treatments and I am passionate about helping people recover! I start with a stabilization phase where you learn techniques to regulate emotions, improve relationships and re-engage in life. I then offer reprocessing therapies that can help you leave the past in the past.

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

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.

There is so much new information coming at us about PTSD. Basically, it is when we feel hi-jacked by our senses/body because of past events that were (or seemed) life threatening. These experiences can be from combat, Domestic abuse, accidents, but more often from chronic difficult childhood experiences. It is time for you to heal.

Trauma exists in many forms, and many people have experienced multiple instances of trauma throughout their lives. Experiencing PTSD symptoms can be a normal response to a traumatic experience. Therapy can be a safe place to process what you are experiencing.

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.

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.

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.

I am able to provide customized PTSD therapy based on the client\'s needs, preferences, and the ways that their PTSD affects them.

Is the traumatic event over but you still feel like you are in the midst of it? Are you seeking relief? Counseling can help ease the pain.

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 have had extensive training and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma/PTSD.

Through my work at veterans hospitals, I have gained experience and skill at treating PTSD. This includes not only combat trauma, but military sexual trauma, childhood trauma/abuse, and the combination thereof. PTSD treatment can involve processing feelings about past trauma, understanding how trauma affects your thinking and relationships, and developing new ways to feel safe and empowered.

I have tools ranging from somatic (body) and mindfulness (calm attention) to EMDR (nervous system) to address all levels of trauma

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

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 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 specialize in trauma-informed services and have studied and implemented these practices even before completing graduate school. EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy were both designed for this purpose and work well for the mental and physical release of trauma in a gentle, effective manner.

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.

In response to war exposure (veterans, civilians or refugees) as well as acute trauma such as a tragic accident, a violent crime or assault, we adapt to our circumstances to the best of our abilities. I offer guidance and support to help people re-gain a sense of safety, connection and acceptance.

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.

Trauma impacts so much! It is useful to raise understanding of how trauma reacts in the body and brain and what trauma-related beliefs you might have developed. I'm trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), which helps process trauma, build more context around your trauma history, and empower you to change your narrative.

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.

I have extensive training in trauma treatment. Whether you have experienced an acute traumatic experience or suffered complex trauma during childhood, I am well equipped to support you in healing from your trauma. Within an environment of safety and compassion, we will address trauma recovery on multiple levels, exploring its impact on the body and in the mind and supporting whole body healing.

Post Traumatic Stress is the brain\'s natural way of dealing with trauma when it has gotten stuck and hasn\'t been processed. I work from a variety of research based methods to assist clients in processing their trauma so that they can move through it and get to the other side.

My structure of therapy follows Judith Herman’s theory of care for Complex Trauma's such as war and recurrent abuse. Her theory addresses steps to process trauma which specifically bring into awareness factors of time, relationship, and safety. I understand how traumatic events can surface into someone’s daily life as symptoms of nightmares, self-harm, depression, and/or anxiety.

During my training at the Oregon State Hospital and the Portland Veteran\'s Hospital, I learned about working with PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. Since then, I have taken significant continuing education courses on trauma and PTSD. Many of the patients on the addiction unit where I worked had histories of trauma. At Providence Health System, I led trainings on trauma-informed services.

In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 8 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. A significant portion of the clients I have worked with are dealing with symptoms related to past trauma. I have continued to attend workshops, learn techniques and find new ways to help clients reduce the intensity of their symptoms.

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.

PTSD can manifest as anxiety, depression, angry outbursts, spaciness or difficulty concentrating, nightmares, feelings that seem to arise from nowhere, and difficulty in relationships. Through research and brain studies we are learning that the best treatment for PTSD is sensory based, which includes art therapy.

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

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur as a result of a physical, sexual, psychological or emotional assault, or threat. It can rock you to your core, causing you to rethink everything you once knew. But symptoms of PTSD are very treatable. I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Adaptive Disclosure, and mindfulness strategies to help you move forward in your life.

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.

I work with clients dealing with all types of traumatic experiences from a relational and trauma focused lens. Together we work on reconnecting mind and body and developing useful coping skills. I work to empower my clients and believe each and every person is capable of healing.

My education regarding trauma and PTSD, as well as my experience working with numerous female and male clients who have suffered from abusive histories and chronic symptoms that hinder their personal development and relationships has been very rewarding.

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.\'

Trauma can have a profound impact on all aspects of well-being. We will start by establishing safety, open communication, and client self- determination in our counseling relationship. We can then take stock of strengths and resources, and, at a pace that feels right, focus on how past or current trauma may be impacting the whole person. \n

I am trained in several approaches to trauma, including EMDR. As a member of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), I continually update my skills with state-of-the-art training and consultation.

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 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.

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 to stay updated on the most current evolving knowledge of the systemic effect of trauma on a person's physiology, cognition, emotional regulation, relationships, spirituality and systems of making meaning. Because I have education and training in a wide variety of techniques for working with trauma, I am able to create a flexible, personalized approach for each person's unique story.

Surviving trauma is one thing; living the life you deserve after trauma is another. It takes a compassionate, centered, experienced clinician to guide you through that tough terrain. I help trauma survivors understand the past and develop coping skills to live life on today's terms.

Trauma happens. It hurts. I can assist you in identifying historical or current circumstances that have caused you pain so that you might begin the process of dis-empowering the story lines that keep you stuck. From there, I can assist you in identifying a new narrative that is affirming and that supports your well being.

My focus since completing my master’s degree has been working with patients experiencing trauma symptoms. I have experience working with clients presenting with recent trauma’s, such as car accidents or sexual assault, to clients suffering symptoms as a result of long-term trauma (childhood abuse, veterans, domestic violence).

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.

Trauma is an experience of tremendous fear; you experience yourself in a life/death situation. Trauma permanently changes the brain and heightens the responsiveness of the limbic system, the primitive life/death area. Time alone will not change this. Psychological support and mind/body treatments are needed to heal these physical changes.

Trauma happens for many reasons and takes many forms. Whether or not you meet clinical criteria for PTSD, you likely have something painful in your story that can have unpredictable and distressing impact on your life in some way. This is especially true if you have addiction challenges. In order to provide holistic services, I believe a trauma informed and trauma focused approach is essential.

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.

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.

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.

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 have specialized skills for working with those impacted by trauma or loss and struggling with relationships, anxiety, and depression. I help adults and couples heal wounds of the past, contact their strength, and create opportunities for authentic, satisfying lives.

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.

Working with trauma survivors is a passion of mine. It has been said that PTSD is a normal response to an abnormal situation. Whether you have experienced a one time trauma, or have a history of multiple traumas, I will work with you to find the best way to approach your unique experience with compassion and with an emphasis on safety and trust.

Survivors of trauma may feel as though their nervous systems are \'stuck\'. I am experienced in the treatment of trauma symptoms, and will work with you to understand your own stress reactions, moving towards a life of greater ease. I\'m a certified clinical trauma professional, and can integrate multiple healing modalities in our work together.

Through working with the Returning Veterans Project I have received specialized training in understanding the physiological and mental/emotional effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have learned how to help people identify their triggers, how to down regulate their responses to those triggers, and how to make meaning of the events that lead to their PTSD symptoms.

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.

PTSD is caused by trauma(s). Its symptoms include intrusive memories, emotions, thoughts and physical sensation. In addition, we develop behaviors to try and prevent ourselves from going through another trauma. These behaviors can create their own problems for us. You can learn ways to decrease your symptoms, learn more adaptive behavior and calm your body .

If you have unresolved trauma from your past it is definitely going to impact and complicate your current state. We will work together to safely explore your past trauma and shift the way it\'s stored in the subconscious mind so that you can have a different relationship to those experiences, thereby creating a better experience of the present and future.

Using clinical hypnotherapy and other approaches I help the mind get the good news that the event that has been causing PTSD symptoms is over.

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.

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