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 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.
The vast majority of my clients have experienced trauma in some form or fashion and have suffered from trauma symptoms. I have training in EMDR, which is a therapy specifically designed to target traumatic memories.
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.
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 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 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.
Trauma lives in the body and I work with my clients to feel safe and confident in their bodies.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
Most of us with trauma cycle through therapists as if we are in a bad episode of the twilight zone, thinking to ourselves, 'Haven't I done this before?' Instead of talk therapy, I work with the body to re-pattern and heal your trauma response from the ground up. No matter how many times you tell your story to a professional, your body will harbor those feelings until you let it drive your healing.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals
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.
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.
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.
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner I have specialized training in integrated, body based recovery from trauma and PTSD.
I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist with specialized training in working with trauma and PTSD.
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.
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.
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 am able to provide customized PTSD therapy based on the client\'s needs, preferences, and the ways that their PTSD affects them.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 direct experience working with folks with PTSD from historical trauma, systems trauma, and trauma from oppression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If not given space for processing and individual healing, trauma can lead to a variety of issues that can have profound affects on our mind and body. Trauma may impact our daily functioning, our relationships, and our professional experiences. In a secure, private and compassionate setting, we\'ll begin the journey to safely navigate those experiences, gaining insight, understanding and strength.
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.
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've been working with children and young adults with a variety of trauma including but not limited to medical, attachment, emotional, physical, and criminal traumas. I provide a space to explore trauma and triggers, learn regulation skills and address any issues that may have arisen as a result of trauma. I want to help you feel safe again.
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 use Brainspotting and Biofeedback to help process trauma and increase nervous system regulation.