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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 manifests in many subtle and prominent forms: affecting our minds, bodies and spirits. I work with clients using a holistic lens of self-compassion, empowerment and healing. Historical trauma as well as traumatic event(s) are addressed in a safe and brave space within the work we do.

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.

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.

PTSD is one of my specialties due to my experience working with clients who struggle with PTSD and/or Complex Trauma. PTSD is also one of my specialties due to additional graduate level trauma classes I have taken, training in counseling sex trafficking survivors, and my focus researching trauma throughout both undergrad, graduate school, and currently post-grad.

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.

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

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

I'm currently training in two trauma therapies: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR; parts I and II) and Lifespan Integration (Level 1). I have experience working with people who have endured 'Big T' Traumas, such as rapes, assaults, accidents, and incarceration, in addition to 'little t' traumas, such as emotional abuse, loss of identities, and loss of relationships.

I have 10 years experience providing therapy for recovery from PTSD for adult women, children and adolescents. I am trained in the Trauma and Recovery Empowerment Model and have facilitated TREM groups for both adult women and female adolescents. My individual therapy approach for PTSD utilizes play and art, CBT, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Narrative, and Somatic Experiencing.

I can help you process difficult memories and trauma experiences that just won’t go away no matter how much time passes. Gain insight and perspective as you explore and uncover difficult memories, feelings, behavior patterns and troubling thoughts.

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.

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 is an adaptive, natural response to an overwhelming event or events. Through compassionate, grounded care, I will assist you in developing skills and insights to help you heal.

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 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 been working with adults with PTSD symptoms since 2009. These symptoms often create barriers to happy and healthy living; including interpersonal conflicts, substance use and difficulty managing day to day. Through therapy and various interventions we can help you take your power back over PTSD symptoms by building trauma resiliency and get you on the road to to true healing!

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

I have 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.

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.

Our past has everything to do with our beliefs and behaviors today. When we have endured some kind of trauma, whether we deem it big or small, and we do not give ourselves the opportunity to heal from the pain, it can manifest in different ways in our bodies and minds - Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Body aches and pains, Chronic illness and more.

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.

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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