PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is initiated by a traumatic and terrifying event.  While most people who experience a traumatic event (such as abuse, sexual assault, violence, war or the threat of physical harm or death) do not develop PTSD, some may find they are feeling scared or stressed even when they’re no longer in danger.  People suffering from PTSD may experience upsetting recurring flashbacks of the event and bad dreams. They may have trouble sleeping and feel emotionally numb, tense, or anxious. Feelings of depression and a lack of interest in life are also common. Women are more likely than men to experience PTSD and the disorder can happen at any age. If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of PTSD for more than a month after the triggering event, seeking treatment from a mental health professional can be very beneficial.

Local Experts in PTSD

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

I have worked with individuals with developmental and acute trauma and have been trained in/utilized EMDR to provide healing from trauma response (known as PTSD).

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

As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner I have specialized training in integrated, body based recovery from trauma and PTSD.

I often work with children and adults with a variety of trauma including, but not limited to, medical, attachment, emotional, physical, sexual and criminal traumas. I provide a space to explore trauma and triggers, learn relaxation skills and address any challenges related to trauma. I'd like to help you feel safe again.

PTSD is a set of symptoms that is caused by traumatic events in our lives. I utilize EMDR, mindfulness, and trauma-focused CBT to help my clients minimize the effects of PTSD on their lives.

Trauma 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 8 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. A significant portion of the clients I have worked with are dealing with symptoms related to past trauma. I have continued to attend workshops, learn techniques and find new ways to help clients reduce the intensity of their symptoms.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Our reactions to traumatic or disturbing events are very understandable reactions to unexpected experiences. I practice EMDR, which is an evidence based therapy, that can help by processing and integrating memories into new, healthy memory networks so you can heal from traumatic experiences.

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

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.

Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs when we don\'t have the internal or external resources to deal with a difficult or life threatening event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm, but people who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

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 a strong interest in serving individuals who are troubled by PTSD. I have received over 500 hours of advanced training in this area, and am trained in EMDR, which is the treatment of choice for trauma.

I use Yoga and Clinical Hypnosis as adjunctive therapies for trauma, depression and anxiety.

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 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.

Trauma creates instability and difficulty feeling secure. I work to help clients find safe footing again and start healing.

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

Your feeling of safety is paramount. We will move at a pace that is right for you to first find safety, and then reprocess traumatic memories that are affecting your life. I am fully basic trained in EMDR. Come in to see if we are a good fit and to learn more about how we can find relief for you.

Trauma impacts so much! It is useful to raise understanding of how trauma reacts in the body and brain and what trauma-related beliefs you might have developed. I'm trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), which helps process trauma, build more context around your trauma history, and empower you to change your narrative.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

It can be so scary to start to take a closer look at previous traumatic events. My work with clients who process traumatic memories always includes making sure they have the tools and skills necessary to regulate emotions so that they can handle our trauma work once we get started. Always, my clients have the say on how fast we work and can stop the conversation at any time.

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

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

I work with clients dealing with all types of traumatic experiences from a relational and trauma focused lens. Together we work on reconnecting mind and body and developing useful coping skills. I work to empower my clients and believe each and every person is capable of healing.

Survivors of trauma may feel as though their nervous systems are \'stuck\'. I am experienced in the treatment of trauma symptoms, and will work with you to understand your own stress reactions, moving towards a life of greater ease. I\'m a certified clinical trauma professional, and can integrate multiple healing modalities in our work together.

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.

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.

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.

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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