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
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.
My experience is in utilizing mindfulness and body-centered approaches to healing trauma. I trained in Somatic Experiencing, which is a powerful technique for resolving trauma that is a result of a one-time event. Additionally, I completed a year-long training at my internship that focused on healing trauma that is ongoing and pervasive.
Trauma is my primary focus and I use EMDR and an internal family systems-informed perspective.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have several years experience working with people who have PTSD and other trauma-related disorders.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In treating PTSD I utilize EDMR a form of psychotherapy that is designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
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.
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.
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 training in both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Both of these therapies are evidenced based treatments.
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'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 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.
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.\'
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 trauma work with teenagers and children. I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy by the University of Washington and have been practicing it under supervision with my young clients for over three years with good outcomes. It generally requires 8-12 sessions of therapy depending on the trauma severity, life circumstances, and personality of the youth.
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is an integrative psychotherapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma & trauma symptoms, (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears).
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.
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.
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 am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist with specialized training in working with trauma and PTSD.
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.
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.
Supporting clients in making new meaning from previous traumatic stressors and learning coping skills for managing intrusive thoughts and feelings.
I have counseled people who have PTSD from domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and veterans.
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, couples and families 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.
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.
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.
Trauma are experiences that either actively and vividly haunt us or go underground and reveal themselves only through behaviors that limit our full engagement in life. I utilize various techniques (including EMDR) to help uncover and work with the trauma so that it becomes less a defining factor and more an historical artifact.
Trauma 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 have direct experience working with folks with PTSD from historical trauma, systems trauma, and trauma from oppression.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Sleepless nights. Intrusive thoughts. Panic Attacks. Alert at all hours. Difficulty managing your day. The stress of handling it all is overwhelming. You dream living a future without this problem. I can help. We can replace the problematic images so they no longer bother you. And you can share as much or as little about what happened as you want. Healing can happen regardless of how much we talk.