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PTSD & Trauma Therapy

Trauma-informed therapy to help you heal in a space where you feel safe, empowered, and supported.

PTSD & Trauma Therapy can help you:

Recognize and manage triggers

Decrease the effect of painful memories

Restore hope for the future

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Living with PTSD and trauma can put your life on hold

Living with trauma is like carrying an invisible weight that impacts every aspect of your life, shaping thoughts, emotions, and relationships in ways others might not understand.

You just want to bury what happened to you and forget about it, yet the memories keep popping back up like a movie that you can’t turn off. It’s like you’re living in the shadow of what happened to you and you wonder if you will ever be able to move on and have a normal life.

PTSD & Trauma Therapy can help you move forward with your life


What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. You may experience persistent, distressing thoughts and feelings related to the traumatic event, as well as heightened anxiety and difficulty dealing with everyday life.

You may experience flashbacks or nightmares, feeling like the trauma is happening over and over again. You may find yourself trying to avoid anything that reminds you of the trauma, and you may notice changes in mood and behavior. You may be dealing with negative feelings such as anger, resentment, guilt, and shame. PTSD can significantly impact your quality of life and functioning. If you are experiencing the negative impact of traumatic experiences; we want to help you free yourself from the overwhelming emotions associated with trauma and regain control of your life.

Engaging in psychotherapy can help you to process your thoughts and feelings around the trauma in a safe space, and move forward to build a fulfilling life without feeling burdened by the past.

How Do I know If I Have PTSD?

The term PTSD has become a common way to describe any intense reaction that reminds you of something painful in the past. While a lot of events can be considered painful and carry psychological weight; the diagnosis of PTSD is distinguished by a particular set of symptoms. We recognize the complexity of this issue and are here to assist you in understanding your experiences and discovering helpful coping strategies.

While the presentation of PTSD can vary from person to person, some common symptoms include:

Therapy can help you feel safe in your world again.

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How PTSD & Trauma Therapy Can Help


We understand that each person’s journey is unique, so we customize our treatment approach to fit your specific needs.

Our therapists are skilled in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure, all proven methods for addressing PTSD symptoms effectively. These approaches offer strong research support and can help you reclaim the life you deserve. Together, we’ll explore your triggers, beliefs, and reactions to trauma, equipping you with tools to face challenging situations with confidence.

As you progress, you’ll develop healthier coping strategies, transform negative thought patterns, regain control over your responses, strengthen your relationships, and gradually lessen the impact of trauma on your life.

PTSD & Trauma Therapy can help you:

Living with PTSD often means navigating a world where even the slightest reminder of past trauma can trigger intense fear and anxiety. Therapy offers a pathway out of this cycle, empowering you to confront your fears and reclaim a sense of safety and control. We will help you understand and manage your triggers, develop coping strategies, and gradually reduce the power of traumatic memories. As you progress in therapy, you’ll find yourself no longer dominated by fear, but instead empowered to live a fuller, more fulfilling life.
PTSD often brings feelings of guilt and shame, stemming from perceived failures to prevent or cope with traumatic events. In therapy, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and challenge these negative beliefs, understanding that they are not a reflection of your worth as a person. Through compassionate self-examination and reframing techniques, therapy helps you release the burden of guilt and shame, freeing you to focus on healing and self-compassion.
Triggers are reminders of past trauma that can provoke intense emotional and physical reactions. Therapy equips you with practical tools and techniques to manage triggers with greater ease. By identifying triggers, understanding their impact, and developing coping strategies, you can learn to navigate triggering situations with confidence and resilience. Over time, you’ll find that triggers hold less power over you, allowing you to live more freely and fully.
PTSD can leave you feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, leading to a sense of helplessness and loss of control. Therapy helps you regain mastery over your emotions, teaching you techniques for responding to emotionally overwhelming situations. You will learn strategies to tolerate distressing emotions and respond in adaptive and healthy ways. You will learn to navigate difficult emotions with greater resilience and self-awareness, empowering you to respond to life’s challenges with clarity and composure.
One of the most challenging aspects of PTSD can be navigating relationships, as symptoms like avoidance and emotional numbness can strain connections with others. Traumatic experiences themselves can shake your trust in others and make you wary of forming new relationships. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and repair these relationships, helping you develop trust and communication skills. With the guidance of a therapist, you can learn to express your needs, set boundaries, and rebuild connections with loved ones, fostering a support network that strengthens your journey toward healing.
At the heart of PTSD recovery is the journey towards inner peace and acceptance. Therapy offers a sanctuary for this journey, providing a supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with honesty and compassion. You will discover a newfound sense of peace and equilibrium, allowing you to live more fully in the present moment and embrace the possibilities of the future.
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Why Work With
Coping Resource Center

We believe therapy should be action-oriented. It’s not just what happens inside the session but how it applies to your life outside of therapy.

Our goal is to provide you with the support and tools you need to create meaningful change in your life!

Liz Ross

Dr. Liz Ross | Founder


Our practice is built on:


We’re committed to offering you the most advanced and effective treatments tailored to your needs. We invest in the latest tools and treatment options, including virtual reality for exposure therapy, to ensure you receive the highest standard of care.


Our clinicians understand what you’re facing. We listen, believe, and validate your experiences. If you’ve faced medical issues or trauma that others might have dismissed we offer the support you need to overcome challenges and live with peace of mind.


We help you get the results you need. You are the center of your own care, and we offer practical tools and strategies to help you cope with and manage each challenge that arises. We work as a team to ensure you are matched with the best therapist for your care.

We offer real human connection, grounded in science and focused on results.


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How PTSD & Trauma Therapy Works

By using effective, evidence-based modalities such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, we empower you to navigate the challenges PTSD brings and build resilience for sustained healing.


We look at the whole you


We get clear on a direction


We help you move forward

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Questions About PTSD & Trauma Therapy

PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, serious accident, physical or sexual assault, combat, or other life-threatening events. Not everyone who experiences trauma will develop PTSD, as individual factors such as genetics, temperament, previous trauma, and available support systems can influence the likelihood of developing the disorder.
While EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a popular and widely used treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related conditions, we specialize in providing prolonged exposure therapy (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). Both prolonged exposure and CPT have stronger scientific support for their effectiveness in treating PTSD and trauma-related symptoms than other treatments such as EMDR. Our clinic values integrity and quality of care, providing you with the best treatments possible. Thus we only provide the treatments with the strongest research support in their effectiveness for each condition we treat.

Cognitive Processing Therapy, commonly referred to as CPT, is a cornerstone in the treatment of PTSD. It specifically addresses negative beliefs that develop after experiencing a traumatic event. Survivors often internalize very negative thoughts about themselves, others, or the world, which are known as “stuck points.” These beliefs can significantly hinder a person’s ability to move forward and leave the trauma behind. In CPT, therapists and clients work together to challenge and reframe these negative beliefs into more positive and constructive thoughts. The goal of CPT is to help you develop a more optimistic attitude toward life, enabling you to move forward positively.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy, or PE, is another “gold standard” treatment designed specifically for PTSD. In PE, you will repeatedly talk through the traumatic event and gradually confront situations or things that trigger a trauma response. This therapy may include in vivo exposure (real-world situations), imaginal exposure (vividly imagining the trauma), or virtual reality exposure (using computer simulations). The process aims to reduce the anxiety and distress associated with traumatic memories. While PE can be intimidating, a trained PTSD therapist will provide support throughout, ensuring a safe and effective treatment. Upon completing PE, the intense distress from traumatic memories often diminishes significantly, allowing you to participate more fully in daily life.

Both CPT and PE are effective in treating PTSD and are considered “gold standard” therapies. While both aim to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, they do so through different methods: CPT focuses on changing the thought process to alter emotional outcomes, whereas PE works through repeated safe exposure to the traumatic memories. Both therapies require active participation and collaboration with a trained therapist, ultimately aiming to improve your ability to manage symptoms and lead a healthier life.

Therapy for trauma is conducted at your own pace and comfort level, with the support and guidance of a trained therapist. Your therapist will work collaboratively with you to ensure that treatment feels manageable and empowering. While therapy may involve exploring difficult emotions and memories, your therapist will provide a safe and supportive environment to help you navigate the process.
No, you will not be forced to do any exposure therapy or other treatment techniques that you are not comfortable with. Therapy for trauma is conducted collaboratively, and your therapist will respect your preferences and boundaries. The treatment plan can always be adjusted according to your preferences and comfort level. Your therapist will provide you with support and motivation throughout the treatment process and at times might encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone in the name of healing, but you will never be forced to do something you do not feel ready for or comfortable with.
It’s possible that you may experience a temporary increase in symptoms or distress during the course of therapy, particularly when exploring difficult emotions or memories. However, therapy is designed to provide support and coping strategies to help individuals navigate these challenges. Your therapist will work closely with you to monitor your progress and adjust treatment as needed to ensure your safety and well-being.
While therapy for trauma is not a guaranteed cure, it can be highly effective in reducing symptoms, improving coping skills, and enhancing overall well-being. Many individuals find relief from distressing symptoms and experience significant improvements in their quality of life as a result of therapy. It’s important to approach treatment with an open mind and commitment to the process. With patience and persistence, you can move past your trauma and build resilience.
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With support, things can get better

You might have felt held back by trauma for so long that envisioning a life free from PTSD seems unimaginable. Trauma and the healing process are deeply personal experiences, and because of this, we cannot promise a precise timeline or outcome.
With consistent therapy, you may begin to observe that you:

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