Online Therapy for Trauma

Online Therapy for Trauma in Ontario from Registered Psychotherapists | Psychotherapy CollectiveA distressing experience naturally evokes intense emotions but when we are presented with life-threatening or deeply disturbing experiences that exceed our ability to cope, our brains and bodies undergo changes, like a flooding of adrenaline or a sense of numbness. Although these changes are designed to help us survive while the trauma is happening, the changes often continue once the trauma is over, negatively impacting our ability to function.  

Exposure to trauma comes in many forms; as a singular event, an accumulation of distressing experiences, throughout our development as children and/or adolescence, or as part of a marginalized group throughout a lifetime. After experiencing trauma, we may experience several mental, emotional, and behavioural changes. These changes include but are not limited to changes in thought patterns, shifts in the state and intensity of our emotional responses, increased avoidance behaviours resulting in destructive coping patterns, a sense of disconnect in relationships, physical experiences of fatigue/disengagement, hypervigilance/arousal, and dissociation.

With the help of a supportive and compassionate therapist, you can heal from the impacts of trauma. Therapy can help you to develop mindfulness skills and grounding strategies, to explore and understand your triggers, and to process traumatic memories in order to help you feel safe enough to reconnect with yourself and those around you. 

 

Find a Therapist for Trauma at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for trauma therapy can be difficult. The Registered Psychotherapists listed below offer online therapy for trauma at Psychotherapy Collective. View their profiles and book a free consultation.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

My approach to therapy is built on authenticity and transparency. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to recognize and develop their inherent strengths empowering them to heal and grow. I work from a strength-based perspective while motivating and exploring change through a solution focused lens. I work with individuals, couples, and youth.

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore our unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I take to make this a reality? What is getting in the way of achieving this? I believe you know what is truly best for you and my role is to support you through this therapeutic exploration rather than lead it. I work with individuals, couples, and youth 16+.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.