Trauma Therapists

Dear Readers,

The therapy links, posted below, do not imply an endorsement, of either method or provider, by Survivors Empowered. They are provided as a jumping off point for consideration, and potential resources for you. However, we and others have had personal experiences that make us believe in the power of support, sometimes professional. 

If you have never had therapy before but want to give it a try, do not feel like you must stick with the very first therapist you meet [with]. Often, it may take several tries to find a therapist who is the best fit for you, and the treatment type that will be most suitable. The number of sessions you need or want will be variable as well. 


Dr. Anniken Pettersen  • Phoenix •  602-663-4777


Ellen Odza, MFT• Alameda • (510) 303-9345
Mindfulness, EMDR, CBT

Rachel Del Dosso • Camarillo • (805) 558-9035
Specializing in: EMDR and Art Therapy

Debora Sweet, PsyD• Studio City • (855) 997-7101 • Founder, Trauma & Counseling Center of Los Angeles
Dr. Sweet started this center to help people find the best counseling possible to reduce the effects of trauma on their lives. She carefully chose the associates that work at TCCLA to create the best possible experience for you as you work through what you are dealing with whether it is in the past or present. Dr. Sweet chose Kate Truitt, Ph.D. to continue the mission of TCCLA and is excited to support her as she grows the center to further excellence.

Dr. Lynne Meyer • Beverly Hills • 310-897-8760
Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Trauma & Abuse Therapy

Sheryl K Weissberg, MA, MFT• Beverly Hills • (424) 373-6311 • (424) 285-5043
I work from a psychodynamic perspective, with additional specialized training in EMDR, Grief Counseling, and EFT.

Dr. Aline LaPierre • (310) 390-5401
Dr. Aline LaPierre is the creator of NeuroAffective Touch® and director of The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute. She teaches NeuroAffective Touch®, a body-focused and neurologically informed psychotherapy that uses somatic therapy and body-centered approaches as vital psychobiological interventions.

Ping Sun • Los Angeles • (818) 290-8819
I worked as a Chinese Psychological counselor and Clinical Psychologist in the city of Nanjing, China for 9 years; and a Student Research Psychoanalyst in Los Angeles for 3 years. I have accumulated over 10, 000 hours individual therapy hours with my clients, by integrating the therapeutic methods of Psychoanalysis, Existential, and Gestalt Therapy. 

Dr. Alice Berkowitz •  Beverly Hills • (310) 659-3824
Dr. Alice R. Berkowitz has served as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist for over 30 years

Dr. Karol Darsa • Pacific Palisades • (310) 713-5739
Founder and Director of ReConnect, Integrative Trauma Treatment

Elaine Miller-Karas• Claremont • (909) 626-4070
Elaine Miller-Karas is the Co-Founder and Director of Innovation of the Trauma Resource Institute and author of the book, “Building Resiliency to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models” (2015).

Route 91 Therapy (Dr. Shiva Ghaed) • San Diego • (619) 852-1766
Dr. Ghaed is a trauma therapist and was at the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

M'Lissa Trent, PhD • Del Mar • (858)  663-4649

Susan Minas, LCSW• Encinitas • (760) 274-7179

Helen Davis, PhD, LMFT• San Diego • (858) 673-3360
Certified MBSR Teacher • UCSD Faculty

Rebecca Ching, LMFT (Potentia)• San Diego • (619) 819-0283
EMDR Therapy. “No matter the struggle, the story, the details I am committed to offering respect, compassion, and dignity in the presence of your courage to show up and ask for help.”

Kara Nossardi, LMFT• Temecula • (510) 388-4725
EMDR Therapy


Nell Bly, LCSW  • Denver,  near Columbine


Andrea Leigh Moore PhD• Danbury • (203) 790-9960
I have specialized in trauma for over 30 years, increasingly focused on gun violence for the past 8 years


Brenda Lee Gauthier • Austin


Angela Schellenberg • Bellevue • (425)628-3354
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHCA, EMDR Certified
“I am a Trauma Therapist as well as a gun violence survivor myself. I work with Survivors and help them develop tools to begin processing the trauma and PTSD from gun violence. ”



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