Are You Struggling With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after exposure to a traumatic event or ongoing traumatic happenings such as an accident, natural disaster, sexual assault, war, abuse, or other severe stressors.

PTSD causes a person to relive the experience through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance behavior, having negative thoughts regarding the trauma, and having a sense of heightened awareness, such as hypervigilant behaviors or exaggerated startle response.

Available Treatment Options

Therapists use multiple counseling interventions to treat PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Cognitive Processing Therapy involves reframing negative thoughts about the traumatic experience. Prolonged Exposure involves gradually exposing the person to thoughts about the trauma to gain control of their thoughts. EMDR involves cross stimulation while slowly focusing on details of the trauma, aiming to reduce the power of the negative thoughts.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Michelle Gorden, LPC

Gainesville

Virginia

I’m Michelle Gorden, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am currently training in Gottman Method for couples. I specialize in treating mood disorders, trauma, and PTSD. My background is ...

Erin Falconer, PhD, MSc, LMSW

New York

New York

I aim to create a safe space to collaboratively process trauma and work on issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationship struggles, abuse, life and career concerns, and issues around identity and creative expression. I also specialize in helping people recover from coercive control and influence, including survivors of cultic abuse and high demand groups.

Lisa Audino

Belfast

Maine

A desire to change is often forged in hardships that are overwhelming, painful, and cause suffering. It can be a difficult path to navigate alone. A therapeutic relationship based on trust, open communication, respect, and empathy is fundamental to overcoming struggles. Whether it is during a transition, an acute issue, or mental illness, I work to provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental…
I have an extensive experience with mental health and has been a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. My treatment approach is rooted in best-personalized treatment plans such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I’ve studied at the University of Massachusetts Global, where I obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice/PMHNP.

Denay Kelly, FNP-C, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Jacksonville

Florida

Hello and a warm welcome! I'm Denay Kelly, your compassionate Nurse Practitioner specializing in family practice, emergency medicine, Psychiatric and hospital medicine. With a rich educational background, including a Master's in Nursing, I've cultivated a wealth of expertise to ensure you receive top-notch care tailored to your needs. I value my patients and their opinion. The work we do togeth...
I am deeply passionate about delivering outstanding and compassionate care, placing patient satisfaction and well-being at the forefront. My dedication to patients is reflected in my approach rooted in holistic understanding.

Lucia Marquez, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Albuquerque

New Mexico

I truly believe that every person is unique, with their own set of strengths and challenges. My main goal is to help you discover your true self and to provide you with the support you need to make informed decisions about your life. I understand that simply prescribing medication is not the answer to all problems, and I want to help you gain a deeper understanding of what's going on in your mi...
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who believes in each client’s uniqueness, and ensures a holistic treatment based on individual needs. I specialize in treating psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, PTSD and ADHD in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. I am very passionate about contributing to the...
Welcome! I'm Martha K. Motari, a dedicated and compassionate nursing professional. I am well-equipped to provide top-notch care to my patients. My expertise lies in conducting thorough mental health assessments for children and adults, identifying their needs, and developing personalized care plans. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practice, ensuring that each patient receives the most e...