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Nicholasville, Kentucky therapist: Mr. Dan Pugel, licensed professional counselor
Trauma and PTSD

Mr. Dan Pugel

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other types of trauma occur circumstantially and can often be debilitating and often seem insurmountable. A person suffering with PTSD has experienced or has been a witness to a traumatic event where a threat of death or serious injury occurs to self or others. During the experience or observing of such trauma the individual senses "intense fear, helplessness or horror". PTSD symptoms may include voluntary and involuntary recurrent thoughts and dreams about the event, intense associations with the event - both externally and internally, intentional avoidance of associations with event, isolation, loss of interest in activities, anger, loss of concentration sleep disruptions among others. (DSM-V) Other trauma occurs that may not be as pervasive as PTSD yet still interfers with the healthy social, occupational and general functioning of daily life. Both are experiences that can be processed through with outcomes of growth and healing  
27 Years Experience
In-Person Near Danville, KY
Online in Danville, Kentucky
Houston, Texas therapist: B Well Counseling Center, psychologist
Trauma and PTSD

B Well Counseling Center

Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LMFT-A, LPC-A, LCSW-S
Our therapists are trauma informed and some specialize in EMDR.  
28 Years Experience
Online in Danville, Kentucky
Salt Lake City, Utah therapist: Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, psychologist
Trauma and PTSD

Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment

Psychologist, Ph.D.
The UCEBT Trauma, Stress, and Resilience (TSR) Program provides expert care in the treatment of stress and trauma-related issues. Most people at some point in their lives will experience a trauma or other difficult event, such as a loss of a loved one, medical illness, financial stressors, work burnout, divorce, etc. Depending upon our unique past and current circumstances, these events impact each of us differently. In the aftermath, some may develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, grief, or experience other life challenges. In spite of our best efforts, sometimes the problems persist and common coping strategies (like isolation, working long hours, alcohol, etc.) can create new problems. Fortunately, there are now several proven therapies to get people unstuck and tap into our natural human ability to heal after a painful life event. Our center is committed to offering the most effective treatment options for both supporting you during a difficult period as well as long-term skills to foster resiliency for the future. There are several gold standard evidence-based treatments right now for trauma. Our clinicians in this program have formal training and expertise in: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Cognitive Processing Therapy -- CPT is a therapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to their traumatic experiences. It aims to promote cognitive restructuring and reduce distressing symptoms. CPT has been recommended as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA/DoD). This episode of This American Life does a great job capturing what to expect in CPT and illustrating its effectiveness: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/682/ten-sessions Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interventions -- TF-CBT is a structured therapy that focuses on helping individuals process and cope with traumatic experiences. It combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with trauma-specific interventions. TF-CBT has also been widely recommended as a treatment PTSD by the APA and the VA/DoD. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) -- This modality uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce distressing symptoms. In contrast to the "top-down approaches" listed above, this is a "bottom-up approach," meaning that it starts with addressing the physiological and sensory aspects of an individual's experience before moving on to cognitive or higher-order processes. This approach recognizes that trauma can have a profound impact on the nervous system and bodily sensations. The goal is to help individuals process and release traumatic experiences by accessing the body's wisdom and resources. By directly targeting the limbic system (the feeling center of the brain) and sensory receptors throughout the body, a bottom-up approach aims to undo trauma's imprint on the body and promote healing. It acknowledges that trauma responses are not solely cognitive but also involve physiological and sensory aspects. Prolonged Exposure -- PE is a type of therapy that involves gradually and systematically exposing individuals to trauma-related memories, situations, or objects that they have been avoiding. The goal is to help individuals confront and process their traumatic experiences, reducing avoidance and fear. PE has also been recommended as a treatment for PTSD by the APA and the VA/DoD. The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy Written Exposure Therapy (WET) -- Sometimes, flashbacks can be so debilitating and spike our SUDS so suddenly, that all of the above-mentioned modalities end up doing more harm than good. This modality is a brief, trauma-focused talk therapy that involves a series of [typically] five 30- to 45- minute sessions. The therapy involves writing about the thoughts and feelings experienced during the traumatic event, which allows individuals to engage with the memory and potentially overcome shame or embarrassment associated with the experience. The goal is to help individuals find new ways to think about their traumatic experiences and gain relief from PTSD symptoms. There is little 'down time' between sessions, meaning an individual could schedule all five sessions back-to-back and effectively stop flashbacks or other reexperiencing symptoms within a week, which no other modality can match in terms of efficiency.  
11 Years Experience
Online in Danville, Kentucky
Plantation, Florida therapist: Lisa Saponaro, PhD Inc, psychologist
Trauma and PTSD

Lisa Saponaro, PhD Inc

Psychologist, Ph.D
Each of us faces obstacles and difficulties in life differently, and at times we can all use help. Individuals frequently seek my services during times of transition, when decision making appears to have a greater impact on our future directions.  
26 Years Experience
Online in Danville, Kentucky
Frisco, Texas therapist: Dr. Natasha Shukla, psychologist
Trauma and PTSD

Dr. Natasha Shukla

Psychologist, PhD., LPC
Experiencing relational trauma can be incredibly challenging, and the wounds it leaves can affect every aspect of your life. In therapy, I'm here to offer a helping hand to individuals seeking healing from relational trauma. We'll create a safe and understanding space where you can process the pain and confusion caused by past experiences. Together, we'll explore how these traumas have impacted you and work on building resilience, self-compassion, and healthier ways of connecting with others. Healing is a personal journey, and I'm here to walk alongside you, offering support and guidance as you rediscover a sense of safety, trust, and meaningful connections in your life. Your path to healing begins here.  
13 Years Experience
Online in Danville, Kentucky