PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)  After a traumatic or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, intense emotional and physical feelings, nightmares, horror, increased irritability, hypervigilance, anxiety and or depressed mood. PTSD may last months or years and is often a lasting consequence that left untreated can worsen over time. You can discuss treatment options with a qualified mental health professional and determine which ones are best for you based in the benefits and risks of each treatment. Treatment often includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.

Local Experts in PTSD

Joe Saavedra

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

I am trained in a trauma modality called Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). TRM is a mind-body approach which focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic ways the human body responds when faced with threats to self and others. This model offers the ability to deepen a client's Resiliency Zone to adapt to life stressors with flexibility and decreased traumatic stress reactions.

Alli Guerrero

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

Trauma influences the way we view the world. I specialize in childhood attachment trauma, sexual trauma, relationship loss trauma, trauma related to life transitions, and trauma from illness, loss of physical health, or injury.

Brittney Grammer

Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

Additional training's I have completed beyond my undergraduate and graduate degree. Introduction to Human Trafficking in Colorado; The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on on the Developing Child; Real Life Heroes: Rebuilding Attachments for Children with Complex Trauma; Mindfulness Interventions of ITCT-A; Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse.

Brenda Bomgardner

Individual Therapy

Life can dish out harsh realities. Trauma can be incurred from a single life threatening event or from a series on long term exposure to small events adding up to traumatic outcomes. I call these events BIG T's and little t's and both can leave you feeling on edge and easily triggered. If you find yourself over reacting and then regretting your behavior it might be an unresolved trauma.

Christina Jensen

Individual Therapy

I work with all kinds of Trauma which can lead to symptoms of PTSD. I use a variety of methods to help resolve the fear, mistrust, lack of control, shame, guilt, anger, numbing and other distorted messages or emotional reactions that often arise with this issue and can become intrusive. Sub-specialties include sexual, transgender, medical, spiritual, and military trauma. EMDR is often helpful.

Paul Sigafus

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Something is holding you back in life. You feel stuck in ways of thinking, feeling, and coping that no longer serve you. Whether your pain comes from everyday life experiences or more specific traumatic events, our EMDR therapists at Colorado Counseling Center can help you find the emotional freedom, practical skills, and sense of peace & confidence that you need to live more fully and joyfully.

Teresa Crossland

Individual Therapy

I am trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems to work with symptoms of trauma.

Erica Faulhaber

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Trauma can be debilitating. There may be days where you feel controlled by fear, unable to control your thoughts or emotions and left feeling extremely exhausted! Trauma therapy can help you find relief. Trauma comes in many forms commonly referred to as “Big T and little t” trauma(s) . Together we can discuss your life experiences and if any such traumas have impacted you.

Trey Cole

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Experiencing trauma can disrupt every aspect of your life, as though you are no longer “at home” in the world you used to live in.

Arianna Smith

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

When something happens to us that overwhelms our system, the experience can stay \'stuck\' in our body. You may experience flashbacks, jumpiness, rage, and nightmares. We can work together so you can learn tools to manage your symptoms and feel safe again.

Brian Keating

Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Trained in EMDR through the Maiberger Institute. Over 4 years of experience providing support for traumatic experiences of a death.

Sarah Freeze

Individual Therapy

Trauma is any event that leaves a negative lasting effect. It is stored in our body and often shapes how we think about ourselves. Therapy looks different between each individual I work with. It can be easy to focus on the problems, but with my help we will be solution-focused, facilitating growth and progress.

Adam Richardson

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Often when we have experiences that are frightening, harmful, dangerous or life threatening our nervous systems become overwhelmed and we are unable to fully process our experience. This results in the symptoms called PTSD and what is seen in the indigenous world as 'soul loss'. Treatment involves creating the space to lovingly reconnect with the disassociated energy stored in the body.

Evelyn Barton

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

I have taken college courses in PTSD and have personal experience living with someone who suffered from PTSD and I have also lived with PTSD.

Laura Brassie

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

I am trained in EMDR, one of only two evidence-based practices approved by the World Health Organization for PTSD. I also work with my furry co-therapist, Coco, with clients experiencing PTSD and trauma. There is also significant research on the therapeutic benefits of working with animals.

Stacie Freudenberg

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

Trauma of any kind impacts our well being and relationship to the world. I specialize in working with human to human trauma via somatic experiencing.

Paula Stephani

Individual Therapy

Neuroscience continues to reveal more and more about how the different parts of the brain interact and how the brain processes and resolves trauma. These scientific discoveries inform the most effective treatment modalities used today. Memory reconsolidation is one such modality that engages the emotional brain to revise and heal traumatic memories or painful childhood relational experiences.

Carolyn Duhn

Individual Therapy

While we often think of PTSD being related to severe abuse, sexual assaults, and direct combat, the symptoms can also result from other less obvious, but maybe more common occurrences like car accidents, a breakup, the lack of emotional support growing up, or even work related stress. I'm trained in EMDR, Brainspotting and Splankna to treat PTSD.

Nikkita Stonner

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

It’s normal for daily life (relationships, work, free time) to feel much harder after experiencing a life-altering event. What happened to you is not your fault. I can’t make it so that it didn’t happen, and I so wish that I could, but I can help you understand what happened and the impact it’s having on your life.

Jennifer Olson-Madden

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have been extensively trained in the treatment of trauma, with particular expertise in combat trauma in Veterans.

Brittany Wingfield

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy

Trauma is not something that people can see. Trauma is something that only YOU feel and think about. To others, there may not be any obvious indications of your pain, but you know they are there and you live with them on an everyday basis. Trauma doesn't get to be determined by anyone but you. Past events can hold power in our life and affect us in ways that we could have never imagined.

Stephen Rodgers

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

PTSD and Complex Trauma.

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