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

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.

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.

PTSD is isolating and dramatically changes your life for the worse; eroding both your physical and mental health. Getting educated on PTSD, and seeking treatment as soon as possible increases the likelihood of a successful outcome, and decreases the persistence of symptoms.

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

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

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 am trained in trauma-informed counseling, a specialized skill set to help you safely examine and move through the trauma of your life without re-traumatization (a very real, neurobiological response to the retelling of events and their impact). With compassionate, gentle, attentive guidance, I will assist your reclaiming and harmonizing the present body and mind, daily skills to help you heal.

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.

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 often work with clients who have symptoms of PTSD stemming from a variety of events from either their past or something more recent. I also facilitate a trauma group for women and volunteer with Veterans. I have specific training in biological and psychological ways in which PTSD forms and best practices for treatment, including mindfulness, cognitive/behavioral, and somatic interventions.

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.

When trauma continues to intrude in your life, therapy can help you reduce the impact of the past on your current life. Therapy can help you get back more of the sense of safety to move about in your own life.

Trauma can comes in many different forms and affects everyone a little differently. I help people cope with and heal from trauma through validation, creating a sense of safety, and partnering together to figure out the best combination of tools to regain a sense of control over their experience. We always work at your pace and will only talk about difficult topics when you feel safe and ready.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 extensive training in trauma-informed therapy and interventions. This may include psychoeducation (understanding how trauma works in the brain and body) as well as psychodynamic techniques and mindfulness practices.

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.

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.\'

Having a lengthy forensic background, I am personally experienced with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout for first responders. Together we will help you recover and strengthen your resilience against future traumatic exposure. We will also explore how your experiences have affected your relationships with your loved ones.

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 received advance training is Somatic Experiencing (google youtube with Peter Levine for examples) to treat PTSD.

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

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 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\'ve been working with children and young adults with a variety of trauma including but not limited to medical, attachment, emotional, physical, and criminal traumas. I provide a space to explore trauma and triggers, learn regulation skills and address any issues that may have arisen as a result of trauma. I want to help you feel safe again.

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).

I have many years of experience effectively helping those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress and complex trauma. I use a variety of aproaches including mindfulness, EMDR Therapy, art, and somatic approaches.

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.

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 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.

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.

Trauma is a central theme in our work. Whether family based trauma or survivors in other ways, our treatment approach has a lsted positive effect of people of all ages.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 formal training and extensive experience using Prolonged Exposure therapy, EMDR, and body oriented psychotherapies to heal the wounds of traumatic experiences. Trauma is unhealed unintegrated experience and healing is possible.

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.

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.

PTSD is something that I am very interested in. I think that it is amazing how resilient so much of us are and we don\'t even realize. PTSD is not fun to live with if you don\'t have it managed. Lets work together to figure out what symptoms you are still experiencing and how we can get these to decrease in your life to make your life more enjoyable.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 experience working with children who have been or are currently involved in foster care, the juvenile justice system or have experienced traumatic loss or transitions. Many of these children and their families exhibit symptoms of trauma and require clinical support and guidance as they process the trauma, develop new skills and build healthy and supportive relationships.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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