Trauma Therapy

Psychological and emotional trauma is the result of extremely stressful events that shake your sense of safety and security, contributing to feelings of helplessness and fear. Traumatic experiences aren't always a threat to life or safety but can really be any situation that leaves you feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Because trauma differs between individuals according to their subjective experiences, people often react differently. A trauma-informed therapist can help you learn how to cope with difficult emotions, relieve symptoms and build healthier self-esteem.

Local Experts in Trauma Therapy

Paul Sigafus

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Our trauma counselors at Colorado Counseling Center are trained in EMDR, AEDP, and Brainspotting -- some of the leading treatments that can help you move forward with the emotional freedom, practical skills, and sense of peace and confidence that you need to live more fully and joyfully.

Cadence Chiasson

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

I utilize EMDR to help resolve the traumas of your life. This takes time and effort, but can be very healing, and often at a faster rate than traditional talk therapy.

Kelly Wiepking

Individual Therapy

Trauma Therapy is a therapy that recognizes the fact that most people have experienced a form a trauma and as such, I as your therapist need to be sensitive to your experience and provide treatment for your symptoms. There are several types of trauma focused therapy including EMDR, Cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy

Alli Guerrero

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

I have specific training in trauma coursework including the effects of trauma and how to help individuals become more resilient. I have done research on trauma from 2011-2012 and have also worked w/ trauma since 2012 in DV, sexual assault and rape advocacy, working w/ families in homelessness w/ CPS involvement, working on the crisis line, and working w/ families w/ immigration and ICE involvement

Brittany Wingfield

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

Trauma Therapy is customized to your own individual experience. Trauma therapy is informed and looks gently at how the traumatic experiences in your life have affected you.

Brenda Bomgardner

Individual Therapy

The resilience of the human spirit is amazing. I have been working or volunteering with survivors of violence for over 20 years. It is one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. I have worked at safe houses, rape crisis centers, and with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Witnessing people go from surviving to thriving is a privilege I am honored to be a part of.

Ellie Adelman

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

I completed extensive training and research on PTSD and other manifestations of trauma at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and through training as an EMDR provider from the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). In addition to EMDR, I also practice Narrative Exposure Therapy, and integrate arts and movement into my trauma therapy practice.

Rachel Firneno

Individual Therapy

Formally trained in the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy

Tom Devine

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

I am on the national provider roster for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and have years of experience using this with people who have PTSD.

Aviva Bannerman

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have several years of experience working with body-based trauma modalities to help clients resolve their traumas.

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.

Marissa Brun

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Through use of trauma informed interventions and EMDR I provide a safe and collaborative environment to work through the difficult experiences of your past. I believe that healing begins with safety and connection and I am always in your corner supporting you through even the most difficult of subjects. Healing is possible and you are not alone in this journey.

Courtneyrose Chung

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

Trauma-informed approach to all clients.

Suzanne Sellers

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

To alleviate the symptoms of trauma, a variety of therapies can be employed. However, a trauma therapy that utilizes a somatic approach, such as Brainspotting trauma therapy, is most effective. Somatic therapy engages the mind, the body, and the nervous system to dispel the energy that has become trapped by trauma.

Kristen Lewis

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

One of my specialities is working with trauma including PTSD, traumatic childhood difficulties (including neglect, abuse, and relationship struggles). I use a combination of therapies to process the traumas including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We will work together to build a safe space for you to talk about your traumatic experiences when you are ready.

Eric Blommel

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Our bodies and minds are exquisitely tuned to maximize our survival. When we experience a trauma, our threat-tracking system can help insure both that we avoid things which overwhelm our ability to cope, and also stimulate us to neutralize or eliminate the threat if possible. The symptoms produced can be painful and distressing, but we also have the innate power to resolve them, with help.

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. Trauma therapy considers the symptoms you might be experiencing and gives you control and predictability throughout your treatment. I will work with you to help you find relief from the suffering you have been experiencing so you can enjoy life and have peace.

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