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

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.

Traumatic events can be devistating but children are resilient and stronger than we know. After trauma, Children are often bothered by intrusive thoughts, difficult memories and avoid talking about traumatic event. Although children will feel worried about therapy at first, they will soon discover that they can gradually open up and redefine their memories safely.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I have years of experience working with the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy protocol.

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 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 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.

PTSD can be felt from relational, long-term trauma and an acute traumatic event. When there has been significant neglect and/or abuse in childhood, a sense of safety in therapy needs to be established. My approach is thoughtful and sensitive. I empathically listen to your story and help you begin to rewrite your inner narrative .

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 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.

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.\'

This disorder is gaining more recognized and identified in many individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. I have treated many individuals in my years of practice who are in great pain as a result of trauma. I utilize a very empathetic, attentive, and structured approach that creates an environment for healing and recovery for those who knowingly need it and those who are unaware.

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

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.

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.

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 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

PTSD is not just in your head; it\'s a past experience or multiple experiences that are held in your body. Trauma effects the nervous system and the way we remember and process our experiences- talk therapy alone is not usually effective. I work with you using an embodied approach to create a sense of safety in your body, regulate your nervous system, and allow you to live more in the present.

This is the primary emphasis of my practice. See my website: ptsdrecoverytherapist.com.

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.

PTSD happens when the higher functioning of the brain is continually hijacked by our defensive responses (fight/flight/freeze/collapse). The first step to healing is learning to calm the body and the brain so clients can feel safe in the present. With enough of a sense of safety, we can explore emotions & cognitions from the event(s) & mobilizing actions to bring empowerment.

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 creates a neurological hardwire system that can be dismanteled with EMDR. I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other anxiety disorders. EMDR is a therapeutic treatment model, heavily researched since 1990, that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 worked for several years with a wide variety of clients who have a diagnosis of 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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, 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 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.

I use EMDR and other body-centered approaches to address the ways in which trauma contorts our feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. By identifying the body as both map and guide, I assist clients in identifying and unlearning patterns and responses that block us from experiencing true and lasting healing.

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 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 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

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 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.

Traumatic experience impacts our brains, our ability to regulate our nervous systems, and our feeling of connectedness. I help clients develop tools to work with their neurophysiology, sympathetic/parasympathetic arousal, and attachment issues to increase balance and well-being.

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.

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.

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 have a deep understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on mental/emotional well-being. I have studied various trauma-based theories, including neurobiology, Control Mastery Theory and the work of Pete Walker. I have a special interest complex trauma, a form of prolonged/cumulative trauma that develops within interpersonal relationships, often associated with adverse childhood experiences.

PTSD is \'a normal set of reactions to abnormal events.\' That is, the feelings and reactions you are experiencing are normal based on the trauma you experienced. You are not broken or crazy. Trauma is an experience that makes us feel powerless, out of control, and fearing for our lives including war, abuse, violence, and serious illness. Trauma affects us. But we can learn to feel safe again.

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.

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.

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.

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