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Therapy for Trauma & PTSD

We specialize in treating trauma and PTSD with psychotherapy and therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and EMDR.

Do you feel on-edge and uncomfortable in your own skin?

Are you convinced that something terrible is always bound to happen and you are just waiting for the next shoe to drop?

If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering from some kind of trauma. Contrary to what many people believe, trauma does not make you weak or pitiful. In truth, it can have a powerful hold over the strongest people and can be debilitating when left unchecked.

How does trauma and PTSD impact your life?

  • Inability to carry out routine tasks.
  • Difficulties forming meaningful relationships.
  • Experiencing vivid flashbacks and nightmares.
  • Uncontrollable anger or sadness.
  • Numbness and a disconnect from reality.
  • Long-lasting addiction or depression.

How do you treat trauma and PTSD?

At Timeless Therapy, we create a safe space where clients can feel heard and supported. Our clinicians are exceptionally skilled at picking up bits and pieces from your past and framing it in a way that makes sense to you. Together, we will work through your trauma until you no longer feel compelled to store and replay painful memories that threaten to take control of your life.

Trauma is a delicate subject that needs to be approached with care and consideration. Your comfort is our priority, and we will always move at an appropriate and mindful pace. Our goal is to help you connect the dots and process your trauma so that you can access the root cause of your pain while minimizing discomfort and reducing shame.

A trauma therapist can guide you through talk therapy and teach you to utilize mind-body techniques that allow you to soothe yourself during trauma-triggering moments. Our clinicians are also trained and certified in trauma therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, and other modalities that help you access, process, and understand the trauma in a way that allows you to move forward.

What can be considered trauma?

Nothing is too small or insignificant to be considered trauma. What matters is how it impacts you. Trauma can come from any painful experience that is able to be retriggered by events in the present. Moreover, it can be set off by an impactful singular event or a sustained collection of ordeals.

Examples of traumatic experiences include:

  • Parental neglect or abuse.
  • Childhood bullying or isolation.
  • Experiencing a car accident or sustaining a debilitating injury.
  • The death of a loved one, experiencing grief and loss.

Naturally, we try to avoid things that make us feel uncomfortable in our bodies. Trauma causes a lot of discomfort, and many people who neglect to seek treatment are unaware of the traumatic experiences they hold on to. People develop unhealthy behavior patterns as a coping mechanism. Many people are unaware of the traumatic experiences they hold on to and may neglect to seek treatment.

What is the Difference Between Trauma and PTSD? Is PTSD Curable?

Unlike trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosable condition that requires the individual in question to meet diagnostic criteria. To put it simply, we alleviate PTSD by treating the underlying trauma. Particularly proactive individuals can seek help for their trauma before it becomes PTSD.

When it comes to treating the psyche, “cure” is an oversimplification of an ongoing healing process. Since it is impossible to go back in time or rewrite the past, we cannot make the trauma disappear entirely. Therefore, there is no way to guarantee that a trauma will never be triggered.

What we can do is help you make sense of the traumatic experience and process it in a healthy way. We also provide you with steps to take when you feel triggered, so you can keep it from impeding your ability to function.

Contact us today to work with an expert trauma therapist trained in CBT, EMDR, and other psychotherapies!

Contact us today to request an appointment.

We can help you make sense of life’s transitions.


Timeless Therapy

Melissa Glaser, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Southbury Location

32 Poverty Rd. Suite F
Southbury, CT 06488

In-person and
Virtual sessions available.

Southington Location

51 North Main St.
Southington, CT 06489

In-person and
Virtual sessions available.