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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experiencing trauma can have profound and lasting effects on your mental and emotional well-being. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can manifest in numerous ways, including flashbacks, severe anxiety, nightmares, and uncontrollable thoughts about the traumatic event. These symptoms can significantly disrupt your life and relationships, making it challenging to move forward.

Approximately one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD at some point in their lives, highlighting the importance of trauma-informed therapy. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, I have received specialized training in trauma and PTSD, and I continue to pursue ongoing education to maintain my certification and stay current with the latest treatment approaches. This ensures that I am well-equipped to provide the most effective and compassionate care for individuals experiencing trauma.

Seeking counseling for trauma or PTSD is a crucial step towards healing and recovery.

The VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder recommends treating PTSD using individual trauma-focused psychotherapy over medications based on the current state of the PTSD treatment research. Two recent reviews of research compared the treatment effects of psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies. “The results showed that trauma-focused psychotherapies lead to greater improvement in PTSD symptoms than medications, and that these improvements last longer. In addition, the risks for negative side effects or negative reactions are generally greater with medication than with psychotherapy.”


The approaches I use with trauma:

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) *

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) **

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

* Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidenced-based, efficient therapy for PTSD and other psychiatric conditions. It is derived from Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The NREPP (National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices), a subsidiary of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), determined that accelerated resolution therapy is an effective form of treatment for PTSD.

** Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is recommended as a first-line treatment for PTSD in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Managing PTSD and it is listed as an emerging recommended treatment in the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) guideline.

More about Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

More about Written Exposure Therapy (WET)

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I’m here to help you find the relief and peace you are looking for. I have helped many people overcome the debilitating effects of their trauma. If you are suffering from trauma, let’s talk!

Life is too short to suffer silently.

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