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

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 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).

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- 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.

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.

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 received extracurricular graduate-level education in PTSD (\'Guiding Survivors of Childhood Trauma Through Recovery,\' by Byron Kehler) and incorporate trauma-informed principles into my private practice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

During my training at the Oregon State Hospital and the Portland Veteran\'s Hospital, I learned about working with PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. Since then, I have taken significant continuing education courses on trauma and PTSD. Many of the patients on the addiction unit where I worked had histories of trauma. At Providence Health System, I led trainings on trauma-informed services.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Much of the trauma coursework I have done has been around PTSD and it's symptoms. PTSD can be a normal response to a traumatic experience or situation and it can look different for each individual. Therapy can be very helpful in processing the emotions and experiences associated with PTSD.

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.

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.

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 specialize in working with complex trauma, or trauma that comes from childhood injuries and repeated events that have occurred over and over again through your life history. I use a three phased approach to treatment as recommended by the ISTSS and tailor each treatment plan to meet each client where they are.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

PTSD is \'a normal set of reactions to abnormal events.\' That is, the feelings and reactions you are experiencing are normal based on the trauma you experienced. You are not broken or crazy. Trauma is an experience that makes us feel powerless, out of control, and fearing for our lives including war, abuse, violence, and serious illness. Trauma affects us. But we can learn to feel safe again.

My work focuses upon adults and young adults who find that childhood or youth sexual, emotional, or physical abuse interferes with current life. Depression, self doubt, flashback, or nightmare can occur. Work of this nature requires longer-term therapy. I also see individuals who have had narcissistic or self-absobed parents or have a partner with these traits.

I have tools ranging from somatic (body) and mindfulness (calm attention) to EMDR (nervous system) to address all levels of trauma

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Using clinical hypnotherapy and other approaches I help the mind get the good news that the event that has been causing PTSD symptoms is over.

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.

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.

I am Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR) trained. EMDR therapy was developed as a treatment for traumatic memories. I specialize in helping those with trauma ranging from childhood abuse to car accidents. Those that have been diagnosed with PTSD often benefit from EMDR.

Trauma can have a profound impact on all aspects of well-being. We will start by establishing safety, open communication, and client self- determination in our counseling relationship. We can then take stock of strengths and resources, and, at a pace that feels right, focus on how past or current trauma may be impacting the whole person. \n

PTSD happens when the higher functioning of the brain is continually hijacked by our defensive responses (fight/flight/freeze/collapse). The first step to healing is learning to calm the body and the brain so clients can feel safe in the present. With enough of a sense of safety, we can explore emotions & cognitions from the event(s) & mobilizing actions to bring empowerment.

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

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 trauma specialist with extensive training in developmental theory and best practices for helping children recover from stressful/traumatic events. Many young children are not properly assessed and treated for stress/trauma, but research is showing that early intervention can improve outcomes for children later in life. All of my interventions are evidence-based and highly effective.

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.

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 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 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.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people experience after a traumatic event. It’s natural to feel afraid in dangerous situations, fear triggers changes in your body and prepares you to fight or flee. I use CBT & CPT to help clients work through fear and cognitive distortions. You don't have to live in fear together we can work through your issues.

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.

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.

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.

My focus since completing my master’s degree has been working with patients experiencing trauma symptoms. I have experience working with clients presenting with recent trauma’s, such as car accidents or sexual assault, to clients suffering symptoms as a result of long-term trauma (childhood abuse, veterans, domestic violence).

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 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.

Many people who feel stuck in their lives have experienced trauma ('little t' or 'big T') benefit from EMDR trauma processing. Some with 'little t' think they should be able to 'just get over it' because they haven't experienced 'big T' (i.e. combat, rape, plane crash), but, have lingering images/experiences & negative self-talk. EMDR can release the attached emotions and help build resilience.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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 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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