Trauma and PTSD therapists in Indianapolis, Indiana IN
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Bessel van der Kolk defines trauma as: any experience that overwhelms your ability to cope. Certainly life-threatening situations, like a car accident or serving in combat, count. So does consistently feeling unsafe at home because one of your parents would get violent sometimes, or worrying about where your next meal might come from. When you're faced with situations that overwhelm you, your psyche will do whatever it can to keep you alive, typically splitting itself apart in order to protect your sanity. Trouble is, after that initial overwhelm is over, you need to go back and repair that split. Otherwise, that scary, painful, overwhelming situation becomes something that haunts you. Recovery from trauma means going back and repairing those splits, and it's never too late to do it. So if you feel haunted by experiences from your past, find it hard to build meaningful relationships with others, or struggle with feeling afraid, schedule a consultation now.
19 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, LISW-S, LMHC, LMFT
We have extensive training and experience helping people heal from and integrate trauma using EF-CBT, DBT, relational therapy, and strategies of EMDR and somatic therapies.
8 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
I specialize in the healing of trauma (childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma, racial trauma, religious trauma, medical trauma). I use IFS and somatic experiencing to help you mend and heal the wounds of your soul that you are carrying.
6 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist
Trauma is a powerful , life altering, and life disrupting experience, that requires special attention to alleviate. We use Prolonged Exposure Therapy to help our clients alleviate their trauma symptoms and get back to living their lives through reclaiming their power.
14 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Certified TFCBT, Certified Family Trauma Professional
Trauma & PTSD – The impact of trauma is powerful in that the experience of the past is stored in our memories as a survival mechanism of our brains. The reminders of trauma then occur in situations where there is no need for a survival response. We end up with frequent reminders of the trauma, that bring it into the present instead of letting it fade into the past. Methods are used involving education about the body’s vagus system, visualization, sensory soothing, and new strategies to reduce the intensity of intrusive memories.
31 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD(ABD)
Trauma is defined as any experience in which we are overwhelmed and alone. So it is a much broader experience than we might realize. Because of my extensive experience, I am able to help you process and recover from any trauma, whether it's a single event (like a car accident), chronic (as in childhood abusive of any kind or domestic violence) even if you're trauma is relational rather than physical it's important to take steps to heal so that you can move into a rich and full life without fear.
10 Years Experience
At Options Behavioral Health System, we understand the debilitating impact that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have on an individual's life. That's why we offer comprehensive PTSD therapy programs that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our team of experienced therapists and mental health professionals use evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy to help individuals overcome their PTSD symptoms. We also provide education and support for families and loved ones, helping them to better understand and support their loved one's recovery. Our goal is to help individuals with PTSD heal from past traumas and live a more fulfilling life. If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, we invite you to contact us to learn more about our PTSD therapy programs.
12 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
The unimaginable has happened, and you don't know how you will ever get through this. The pain and nightmare doesn't always go away with time alone. Sometimes you need to reach out for help. You deserve to be happy again and healing is possible. We can walk the journey together to once again live free of the past.
12 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Delving into the intricate realm of trauma therapy is where my expertise shines. Collaborating closely with clients, I embark on a journey that uncovers the roots of trauma and its ripple effects. It's a profound realization that the reactions echoing in the present often trace back to triggers formed in the past—reactions that might not truly align with the current moment. Guided by empathy and insight, I work diligently to assist clients in identifying and reshaping these deeply ingrained beliefs. Together, we forge a path towards transformative change, allowing individuals to navigate their triggers with newfound resilience and clarity. Importantly, I emphasize the cultivation of self-compassion as a cornerstone of this process, creating an environment where healing can flourish. My dedication to unraveling the complexities of trauma and fostering growth underscores my commitment to each client's journey. Through collaborative exploration, I empower individuals to free themselves from the chains of past trauma, embracing a present that's rich with possibility and self-compassion. With trauma, I am trained in and use multiple appropaches such as CPT, EMDR, IFS, Prolongued Exposure Therapy, and ACT.
8 Years Experience
Trauma doesn't necessarily have to be a single event. Instead, smaller, prolonged, or recurring stressful experiences can also be classified as traumatic. I work with clients who want to find ways to calm their nervous system so they aren't in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze. They want to learn what their wants and needs are instead of being solely focused on making others around them happy. Learning to set boundaries is challenging but can significantly improve your relationships. Learning how to trust again may feel difficult, and therapy can be the first step in this process.
17 Years Experience