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

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.

Trauma -- beyond the label of only PTSD, but in all of its forms and ways of being experienced -- needs to be listened to in order to be released or reconciled and integrated.

Trauma re-wires our brains and can make it difficult to feel safe or in control of our own emotions and actions. Working from a trauma-informed perspective, I will help you re-experience safety and control in your own life.

I have 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.

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.

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

Trauma can majorly impact our lives- even years after the trauma/abuse and even when we think we\'re \'over it\'. I work with folks to gently explore those trauma histories and develop new ways of integrating and coping with painful memories so you can have happier todays.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

During my practice working in crisis stabilization, the military community and as a leader of a critical incident response team I have treated many trauma survivors. There is room for change and recovery, even when you have experienced significant trauma. I utilize evidenced based practices to treat trauma survivors so they can move forward living full and meaningful lives.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

As we become more aware of how our trauma affects us and how we can learn to lean into our experiences, we find that our body has many answers to the questions of the brain. It is learning how to access this inner wisdom that can be so challenging, but you do not have to do this alone. As a skilled therapist, I am here to help you to develop a full, complete life.\n

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

So much of life is overwhelming and scary, and there is so much pressure to \'get better\' and \'move on.\' I can work with you to notice how previous scary 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.

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.

Survivors of trauma are often looking for clinicians who will not only help them process their story, but who will also connect, offer a sense of safety, nurturance and understanding. We work with PTSD from a prism of honor, reverence, and hope and assume goodness in all people with safety and nurturance as fundamental components to recovery.

Trauma lives in the body and I work with my clients to feel safe and confident in their bodies.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder looks different for different people, but it's not weak to admit that past traumas still have an effect on you and to reach out for help. I provide a nonjudgmental safe space for you to process any life events that may be causing you difficulties.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

I have 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.

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.

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

I have been trained in EMDR and I have been working with clients who experienced trauma for a long time.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to: Anxiety, depression, self-harm, unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, dreams/nightmares, intrusive thoughts, etc. Depending on age and life experience these symptoms will manifest in different ways. Together we will work to better understand your experience and ultimately how to live a full life.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Many people attend therapy due to unresolved hurts and wounds from traumatic events in their lives. I support people in healing past hurts through a variety of talk therapies, and also body-centric modalities to deeply effect change and help people move on to find joy and balance in their lives.

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.

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