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

Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, CHT

Trauma impacts our minds and our bodies, often leaving survivors feeling alone, out of control and disrupting sleep, digestion, physical comfort, social contact and the sense of basic safety. My work focuses on the impacts to mind and body, to reestablish a sense of basic safety that allows a return to feeling equilibrium. My clients report reduced symptoms and greater freedom to engage in life.

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Holly Morseman, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

PTSD is one of the most common disorders I work with, whether it be caused by childhood sexual abuse, or a horrific accident, etc. I have worked with many clients with PTSD who struggle to cope with flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, mood swings, depression, self-loathing, distorted beliefs, triggers, anxiety, trust issues, unhelpful coping mechanisms, dissociation, impulsivity, insomnia, etc.

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Alexa Adams (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

The majority of my professional life has been spent working with and developing a trauma-informed and guided approach to therapy. I have been providing mental health services for individuals and couples impacted by trauma and PTSD. In May 2019, I co-facilitated a workshop demonstrating differing interventions for how clinicians can work with relationships that are impacted by trauma.

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Matt Newey (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Cary (Lazara) Coll

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

For the past 8 years, I have supported individuals seeking freedom from symptoms caused by traumatic experiences. I provide Trauma Informed Care and have received additional training in the treatment of trauma including the use of EMDR.

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Dan Harold LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The word "trauma" has come to mean so many things at this point in our culture. I work to create a safe and caring space to talk about your story and relieve isolation. Your preferences are the highest priority. This work will be done at your speed not mine. I have found that the telling of our personal stories with a trusted guide leads to experiences that help calm the mind and body. With your preferences in mind we can collaborate together.

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Katherine Chiba, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Gemma Baumer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA

PTSD refers to a cluster of symptoms that occur on all levels of experience, and reflect an activated nervous system and a sense of uneasiness and discomfort in our bodies and worlds. We may or may not why this is, but over time, we can begin to access more safety and embodiment. Sometimes this means processing and working through traumatic experiences, and in other cases, it is in learning to care for ourselves in service to releasing patterns of chronic dissociation and alertness.

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Doug Chapman

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC3, ACS

I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other modalities for simple and complex PTSD. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor and teach CBT to other therapists and interns.

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Zach Wendell (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced childhood trauma and are struggling to understand and manage reactions and impacts on current self. I bring a host of practical CBT/DBT skills, mindfulness, and modern trauma therapies. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - NY, NY Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) – Yale School of Medicine Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention - Young Child – Yale School of Medicine

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Grace Cantor, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I treat various forms of trauma in my practice and am a certified EMDR therapist.

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Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

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

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Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have additional workshop training in the impact of trauma and its effective treatment. I've worked with many clients who are recovering from various forms of trauma including childhood sexual abuse, ongoing emotional and physical abuse, the loss of a child, and sexual assault.

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Eric Loya (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have provided PTSD treatment for over 7 years. Interventions include EMDR and narrative therapy

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Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Arrival Counseling annie dolle LCSW (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have worked with individuals with developmental and acute trauma and use EMDR and trauma informed care to provide somatic and emotional healing from trauma response.

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Simone Gotter-Nagle (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW CSWA

I have been trained in trauma-informed care and in many ways of viewing trauma, including the neurobiology of trauma, relational and intergenerational impact of trauma, and of the mental health and behavioral struggles caused by traumatic experiences. I have worked with children and adults in multiple settings and have unique view on how trauma shapes our development at different stages of life.

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Darin Bergen (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

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.

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Melissa Hartley (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, NCC, LPC intern

Trauma can show up in people's lives in many ways that feel distressing and disruptive. Sometimes that trauma is associated with military service, other times it is more relational. Often, it is a combination of events and inner experiences. My philosophy is that all trauma is valid and you can expect to experience very intentional care and a slow pace in addressing it.

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Carol Walnum, Certified Jungian Analyst, MA (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, Certified Jungian Analyst

My work focuses upon adults and young adults who find that childhood or youth sexual, emotional, or physical abuse still causes pain and interferes with current life, for example, in depression, self doubt, flashback, dissociation or nightmare or relationships. Other adults have trauma from war, work, marriage, life. Work of this nature requires longer-term therapy. I also see individuals who have had narcissistic or self-absobed parents or have or had a partner with these traits.

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Patrick Welly Jungian Analyst

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I have years of experience helping clients navigate the challenges of trauma. Working successfully with trauma, whether it’s developmental or specific requires a clinician and a client to intimately navigate the depths together, Co-creating a safe space of authentic attunement with strong, clear and flexible boundaries is foundational to healing.

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Terri Mishler, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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Firefly Institute

Licensed Professional Counselor

Trauma can be a single event or a series of adverse experiences that occur over time, these may include relational and interpersonal violence. Firefly believes in integrated trauma treatment approach, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all approach to trauma. This work is individualized and collaborative with the client and family integrating treatment practices for trauma recovery.

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Luke Colbourn (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern, LMHCA

Trauma can be one event (Trauma) or many smaller events (traumas). It can show up as issues with mood, sleep, relationships, and much more. We each experience and respond to traumas in unique ways. My approach to working with trauma is informed by the lessons from EMDR, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness practices. What's important is working at a pace that meets you where you are at.

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Rebecca Flatt

Clinical Social Work Associate

Trauma takes place as a singular event or many events that overwhelm a person's ability to cope. I use an integrative approach for working with complex trauma and trauma-related to signal events. At this moment I do not offer EMDR, however, I will begin EMDR training in the winter of 2021.

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Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them)

Art Therapist

MAAT, ATR-BC, LAT, LPCC

Our bodies contain complex mechanisms for keeping us safe, and for surviving dangerous, often horrific experiences. However, sometimes we can get 'stuck' in survival mode. ▵ We will work together to build a container of safety, co-regulation, and trust within sessions. Then, at *your* pace, we will work to explore, make sense of, and discharge these difficult experiences.

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Jacqueline Potter

Clinical Social Work Associate

I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which blends cognitive and somatic elements to treat PTSD.

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Sarah Wildwood

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Sarah Barrett (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC I

Trauma creates instability, difficulty feeling secure, and a deep sense of shame. I work to help clients find safety, challenge their self-attack, and allow themselves to reconnect with the world.

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Amanda Ichihashi Jagerman (She/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

PTSD, complex PTSD, & now what I call PTSD Type II (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) is a psychological, physical, & spiritual disruption that shakes us to our core. As such, my style of theraputic support is highly gentle, personalized & flexible-integrating the Client's own strengths with mindfulness, psycho-education, storytelling, re-programming, skill-building, energetics, boundary-practicing, trust-building, & accessing wisdom & lessons to name a few. I specialize in working with womxn.

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Katharyn Waterfield, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

OR Lic #C4802

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.

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Lara D'Amore

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in EMDR therapy, which is shown to be very effective in developing skills to regulate emotions and nervous system responses, challenge negative beliefs about ourselves, and be able to experience present safety. I work with those who have experienced single event trauma, as well as trauma related to violence, childhood abuse, attachment injury, and others.

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Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Kathleen Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

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.

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Beth Bogdon

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

I completed my initial training as the first male-identified person to offer therapy at the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network. I have since worked extensively with youth who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America seeking safety. My work with survivors of trauma has informed my perspective on how to help clients relate to the personal and collective wounds that we all carry.

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Amelia Mackle MSEd LPC RYT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Trauma impacts many of our lives. Most of us can identify turning points where we felt something change in our lives. I have a variety of approaches that help get to a place of healing. I am trained in EMDR, yoga and am nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Amanda Roberson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PTSD is a cluster of symptoms that may arise after a person has experienced a traumatic event. This is the body and mind's way of trying to protect itself after experiencing an atypical event. Symptoms experienced include recurrent memories/flashbacks of the event as if it's happening in real time, avoidance of people/places/things that serve as reminders, depression, and anxiety symptoms.

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Laura La Rosa (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MA, MSW, LCSW

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.

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Kate Madden

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, NCC

I am trained in trauma-informed care, which recognizes the ways in which trauma lives in your mind, your body, and your perception of your surroundings—and to view it as a natural response to overwhelming events. Through compassionate, grounded care, I will assist you in developing skills and insights to help you heal.

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Erin Gallagher (she/her/they/them)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

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.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Su Yim, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Catherine Cooney (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, CSAT

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.

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Nicole Craig (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CADCI

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. Together we can decide which healing modalities will work best for you.

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Stacy Sheffler (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Often the experience you are having with your mental health can be rooted in past or current trauma. Looking at how to reframe those experiences either with cognitive based trauma work or EMDR can aid in releiving the intensity of the trauma.

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Alex Bistroi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained in EMDR (Basic 1 and Basic 2).

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Gillian Chachere

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.

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Anne Emmett

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

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Restore Therapy + Psychiatry

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.

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Tracy Trefethen

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA

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.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

I have a wealth of experience and use a wide variety of approaches to help people heal from their unique combination of trauma symptoms, including flashbacks, dissociation, panic, avoidance, depression, irritability and low self-esteem.

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Star Meadow Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Sarah Eckstein (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D., M.S.

I deeply honor the courage it takes to work through one's trauma in a therapeutic setting. I am grateful for my training in trauma-work that allows me to be a source of support and healing as individuals go through this process.

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Heather Asaadi (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Kimberly Crow (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-III

It is easy to underestimate how debilitating it is to live with PTSD. I believe it is important to focus on developing the ability to self-regulate through understanding the effects of trauma on the brain and body. My goal is for you to feel more connected to yourself and others, and to feel worthy of living a full and meaningful life.

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Miranda York

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

PTSD can happen from a variety of adverse childhood and adult experiences. This can occur from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as chronic poverty, oppression, addiction or growing up with a mentally ill or addicted parent. Complex PTSD occurs when we experienced more than one trauma (such as in the case of chronic childhood abuse).

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Jenny Kepler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I work with the effects of trauma using several different modalities, including Hakomi, EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy. We'll find the right combination that suits you, to relieve the symptoms that are bringing you here.

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Sophie Toolanen (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative effects of past trauma, whether it be single incident or complex PTSD. It is particularly effective at softening strong uncomfortable emotional reactions tied to memories of past events. My primary therapy focus the past 5 years has been trauma/PTSD.

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Marc Otto (he/they)

Registered Somatic Movement Therapist

MA, RSMT/E, LPCi

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.

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Heather Vliet (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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JESSICA VAN DER MERWE (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LMHCA, LPC Intern

Experiences of trauma include childhood abuse or neglect, abandonment, betrayal, acute traumatic experiences, or any experience that currently impacts your ability to function fully. Your history does not define you and does not have to be a life-sentence. I work with you through brain-based, body-based, and emotion-focused approaches to heal and thrive.

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Jen Yerty, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a certified trauma specialist through PESI, and have training in working with clients with PTSD, complex PTSD, and DID. I've also been asked to speak to graduate classes as a specialist in this field. I use a variety of techniques, but begin by working through a 3 stage process that prioritizes establishing safety before processing trauma and terminating treatment.

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Jen Shelton (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, MS, LPC, NCC

"Trauma" is a general term that includes any past painful, distressing, or terrifying event that continues to have a negative impact on your life. Anyone can experience different levels of emotional stress and interruptions in everyday tasks as a result of past painful events. This typically involves nightmares, flashbacks, being easily startled, negative beliefs about self or the world, difficulty feeling positive emotions, and avoiding reminders of the painful events.

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Ivana Maclay (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Lindsay Howson

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Lynne Coon

Licensed Professional Counselor

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 to determine safety difficult. I help you learn to slow your brain down so you can rationally assess the world around you.

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Diane Madrigale

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Jacob Curtis (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA CADCI NCC LPC

I have training in both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Both of these therapies are evidenced based treatments.

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Catherine Lazen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

I have training to support people who have experienced trauma and who experience symptoms of PTSD or other trauma-related challenges.

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Nancy Hess

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADCI

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.

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Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

I am Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 trained and take a somatic approach to working with trauma symptoms. Together we will use the guidance and wisdom of your body to develop resources to lower the unpleasant sensations that trauma symptoms can bring. When appropriate we can process traumatic memory to let go of outdated ways of being in your body. Trauma treatment can provide transformative experiences that allow your nervous system in ways that feel strengthening and relieving.

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Liz Powell (they/them)

Clinical Psychologist

CA PSY 27871; OR PSY 3068

I'm trained in the 3 evidence-based treatments for PTSD: Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and EMDR. I've treated dozens of clients with trauma symptoms related to a variety of traumatic events, ranging from complex, multiple traumas to discreet single traumas. I also have experience working in conjunction with prescribers to ensure your symptoms are addressed.

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Courtney Burns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked with both adults and children who have survived one time as well as continuous trauma. I utilize both art therapy, talk therapy and mindfulness to support growth.

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Desiree Stang

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Jor-El Zajatz (He/Him/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA

Supporting clients in making new meaning from previous traumatic stressors and learning coping skills for managing intrusive thoughts and feelings.

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Rachel Kendall (she/ her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, R-6458

Suffering is a fact of life, however, that does not have to be the end of our story. By allowing yourself to be human and embrace your experience, you will begin to see yourself with greater compassion. That does not discount the fact that these experiences are often painful. By helping you feel safe within your body, you can process trauma to fully embrace all life has to offer.

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Molly Bowman, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Life can be overwhelming and scary, and there is so much pressure to 'get better' and 'move on.' I can work with you to notice how previous experiences might still be affecting you, ranging from noticing that your needs as a child went unmet in subtle, chronic ways, to processing acute fear from distinct events in your life.

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Justice Arledge LPC Intern, MS (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

master's in clinical mental health counseling

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by severe trauma. This trauma could have been anything from a car accident to experiencing combat. This trauma has rewired your brain to where you are always on the lookout for things to go wrong. Therapy can help the individual suffering from PTSD by helping them through some of their emotions and thoughts.

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Kate Robinson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC1

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.

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Sarah Dobey, LPC, MAC, ACS (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MAC, ACS

Trauma is theme in everyone's life. We all have had experiences that have impacted us, perhaps negatively shaping our view of the world. Through previous roles as the Women's Program Coordinator of a psychiatric hospital along with my position as Clinical Director of a trauma treatment clinic, I have seen how traumatic events can often be the root of depression, anxiety, addiction, and

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Joan Laguzza, LCSW Joie PDX Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My work as a medical social worker at a Level 1 trauma hospital in the burn center, trauma, and intensive care units has informed my approach to people suffering from the effects of trauma and familiarized me with its varied manifestations. I have expertise in dealing with crisis, the immediate impact of trauma, and the long lasting emotional and physical effects of historical trauma.

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Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC

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 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.

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Paige Matthews

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have direct experience working with folks with PTSD from historical trauma, systems trauma, and trauma from oppression.

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Jules Allison (They/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-Intern, MA

I specialize in PTSD and use evidence based treatment such as EMDR, IFS, and DBT.

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Randy Zasloff, LPC, CADCI (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADCI, NCC

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.

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Carly Henderson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

We know a lot more than we did only decades ago about how trauma is stored in the brain and body, about how it is activated by present experiences, and how to effectively process and integrate traumatic memories. I utilize EMDR, somatic techniques and Interpersonal Neurobiology to assist clients with trauma.

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Sankofa Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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Joyce Yuan, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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Tamara Webb

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern, LMHCA

PTSD is a very challenging and unique experience for everyone - I have worked with many people who satisfied the criteria for PTSD, even though all of their experiences were wildly different! As a trauma-informed therapist, I initially assume that a traumatic experience is at the root of most human suffering and is the cause of the majority of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. I engage in ongoing education to be an active helper at every phase of the recovery process.

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Julianna Vermeys

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

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 (using a framework of understanding the nervous system and it's response to stress and trauma). With compassionate, gentle, attentive guidance, I will assist your reclaiming and harmonizing the present body and mind, daily skills to help you heal.

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Jessica Weimer

Licensed Professional Counselor

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. Neurofeedback is a powerful intervention to regulate the nervous system.

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Zeyah Roge (She/Her and They/Them)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA, MFT Intern, LMT, RYT-500

I utilize 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.

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PK Ponti-Foss

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Jeremy McAllister (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Trellis Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma is my primary focus and I use EMDR and an internal family systems-informed perspective.

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Danette Gillespie-Otto

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Sarah Voruz

Clinical Psychologist

I primarily work with people who may not recognize trauma in their history, but were impacted on a foundational level from chronic invalidating or neglectful experiences growing up. The ripples this has into adulthood are vast and I offer long-term work to heal wounds that prevented the development of identity, healthy self-esteem, and a trust in oneself and others to meet one's needs.

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Meghan O'Connor (they/them/she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, MFT

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.

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Heather Sherman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Much of my training in the last decade has focused on navigating trauma.

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Grace Silvia, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.'

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Jenna Rasmussen

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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Kellie Supriano

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Rachael Patoray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, ATR

I am also a Registered Brainspotting Clinician, which is a body & brain based therapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma & stuckness (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears).

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Johanna Rayman (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, GCFP

Most of my continuing education has focused on trauma treatment, including PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. I have experience working with acute, complex/developmental, and historical trauma. I strive to promote safety and a slow pace in our sessions to prevent your system becoming overwhelmed by re-experiencing traumatic events, and developing your capacity and presence to move forward.

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Elizabeth Raffer Anderson (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.a., NCC, LPC-intern (oregon)

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.

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Pauline Picco

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Samantha Auclair (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, CRC, NCC, LPC Intern, LMHCA

I am trained in EMDR, a gentle trauma therapy. I have experience working with people who have endured 'Big T' Traumas, such as sexual assaults, accidents, and incarceration, in addition to 'little t' traumas, such as emotional abuse, loss of identities, and loss of relationships.

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Robin Friedman, LCSW (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L5164

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.

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Brad Poser, MS, CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Kimberly Zeszutek, LPC (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Erin Fanshier (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have experiencing treating PTSD for adults, teens, and children. I use a somatic and talk approach tailed for each client's needs. I use Trauma-Focused CBT, somatic therapy, EMDR, narrative therapy, and mindfulness.

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Kendyl Watts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Past trauma has a way of sneaking up on us, sometimes in ways we expect and sometimes seemingly out of nowhere. It can be disorienting and frightening both to us and our loved ones. You do not have to be held hostage by your past experiences. I can help you regain a sense of safety and empowerment that will have a positive impact on all areas of your life.

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Heleen Woest, MA, NCC

Professional Counselor

I work with many clients who experienced trauma in childhood or at a different time in their lives. My clients include First Responders, Veterans, Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse, and Survivors of childhood abuse. I have been trained in EMDR and have used this therapy successfully with many of my clients. I am also trained to work specifically with first responders.

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Catherine Bice (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW, CADCI

I am trained in EMDR and have attended a variety of ongoing skills classes to address a wide variety of traumas. I treat complex PTSD from childhood abuse using an attachment based EMDR model which blends our knowledge of attachment science with traditional EMDR protocols. I also have experience and specialized training in treating recent traumas as well as occupational trauma for veterans and first responders. I enjoy working with healthcare providers, fire, EMS, and police professionals.

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Jeanell Innerarity (She/Her)

Professional Counselor

MA, QMHP-C, HTS, LMT

I have worked long-term with clients who experience complex PTSD and have seen significant results in an increased sense of safety, self-esteem, self-regulation, and freedom from internalized oppression. My framework includes historical trauma and systemic oppression as sources of trauma and opportunities for cultural and personal healing.

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Janet Sandell (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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

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Lorraine McKenzie (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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

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Rebeca Rocha, PhD, LCSW, MSW (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I am trained in EMDR and have experience working with individuals with significant trauma history. I am enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing 3-year professional program. I have completed the first two years of the training.

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Melissa Owens LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have formal training and extensive experience using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Internal Family Systems (IFS) and body oriented psychotherapies to heal the wounds of traumatic experiences. Trauma is unhealed unintegrated experience and healing is possible.

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Audra Lee

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

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.

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Sarah Hardin

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Jennie Hagen (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

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.

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Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Rhys Pasimio

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Brittany England

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Diana Groener

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Jane Plagge (she/her/hers)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D.

Trauma can result in a whole host of emotions, leaving a person feeling overwhelmed and alone in their experience. I am a trauma specialist trained in treatments shown to aid in recovery from trauma. I offer stabilization treatments to help you build skills to manage the effects of trauma in day-to-day and trauma processing therapies to help you move forward from your trauma and live your life.

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Nina Landey (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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 and am training in Attachment Focused EMDR. Make an appointment for a consultation to see if we are a good fit and to learn more about how we can find relief for you.

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Jennifer Stratton (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I am passionate about working with folks who have experienced stress and trauma in their childhood with lasting impacts into adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences alter the structure of brain which can have implications over a lifetime. Often referred to as "little t trauma" it includes chronic experiences of pain and the related impacts on development and coping with stress. Nervous-system regulation and attending to early, painful experiences are areas of focus in treatment.

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Misha Drlikova

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Most people are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that results from a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or car accident. Most people with trauma-related problems have experienced multiple traumas. The term, complex trauma, describes exposure to multiple traumas. It also refers to the impacts of that exposure.

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Kimberlee Harrison

Licensed Professional Counselor

GC-C, CCTP

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

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Allison Batty-Capps (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

I am trained in EMDR, which research has shown is the best treatment for treating trauma and PTSD. Neuroscience also shows that somatic and mindfulness practices can help decrease anxiety symptoms associated with PTSD

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DeShawn Williams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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Courtney Watson (She/Her)

Professional Counselor

MA, CCH

Trauma sticks with us and seeps into every part of our lives. Working with trauma is a difficult and delicate process, so you need to feel safe with your therapist. IFS has a gentle and slow approach to trauma that will never ask you to re-experience the memories or event. Instead, IFS uses a trauma-informed, evidence based approach which accesses the trauma through a different method. You are with it, not in it. This is an important distinction when we work to heal trauma. Reach out to start.

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Josh Clark, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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