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Trauma Counseling
in Phoenix, AZ

Trauma Counseling

Complex trauma is a profound and pervasive experience that can impact individuals on multiple levels, affecting both their emotional and physical well-being. It often results from prolonged exposure to traumatic events, such as childhood abuse, neglect, or ongoing interpersonal violence. This type of trauma can leave lasting imprints on an individual’s psyche, influencing their thoughts, emotions, and relationships.

Effects on Individuals and Relationships

  • Emotional Dysregulation: Complex trauma can lead to difficulties in regulating emotions, resulting in intense mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
  • Challenges in Relationships: Individuals with complex trauma may struggle with forming and maintaining healthy relationships, often experiencing difficulties with trust and intimacy.
  • Physical Health Impacts: Chronic health issues, such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and autoimmune disorders, can manifest as a result of unresolved trauma.
  • Addiction: Individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol or narcotics or other behavior addictions such as gambling, sex, food, and shopping often begin these addictive behaviors as a way to cope with the effects of trauma.

Our Commitment to Healing

We understand that each individual’s journey is unique. Our compassionate and experienced therapists are dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth. We empower our clients to navigate the complexities of trauma, fostering resilience and building the foundation for a brighter future.

If you or a loved one is seeking support for complex trauma in Phoenix, Arizona, reach out to us. Together, we can embark on a path towards healing and transformation.

We’re here for you.

Our counselors apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Phoenix, AZ. A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you.

Call us today for a free phone consultation.

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We’re here for you.

Our counselors apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Phoenix, AZ. A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you.

Call us today for a free phone consultation.

1. Developmental Trauma:
Occurs during crucial developmental stages in childhood.
Impacts the formation of identity, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. This includes experiences of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse or neglect.

2. Interpersonal Trauma:
Arises from abusive or harmful relationships. Includes experiences of domestic violence, emotional abuse, and betrayal.

3. Cultural and Historical Trauma:
Resulting from collective trauma experienced by communities or cultural groups. Impacts individuals through inherited memories and systemic oppression.

At Biltmore Psychology and Counseling, we utilize a holistic and personalized approach to address complex trauma, combining various
evidence-based therapies to meet individual needs:

1. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing):
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, targets disturbing memories and facilitates their processing, fostering adaptive resolution.

2. Brainspotting:
Identifies and processes trauma in the brain and body through focused eye positions.

3. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT):
A specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events, including child abuse, combat, rape, and natural disasters.

4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines and modifies unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors related to trauma.

You should consider seeking a trauma therapist when you experience symptoms such as flashbacks, severe anxiety, or emotional distress stemming from past traumatic events, and when these symptoms significantly interfere with your daily life or well-being. Counseling for trauma can provide specialized treatment and support to help you process and heal.

Yes, teletherapy and video counseling sessions are available for all services provided by Biltmore Psychology and Counseling. You can find more information and frequently asked questions here

We understand that each individual’s journey is unique. Our psychologists and counselors are compassionate and experienced therapists dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth. We empower our clients to navigate the complexities of trauma, fostering resilience and building the foundation for a brighter future.

Meet Our Team

Dr Melissa Estavillo

Dr Melissa Estavillo

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology B.S. Psychology, Grand Canyon University

Audret Sessions

Dr Audrey Sessions

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

Dr Linda DeBiase photo.

Dr. Linda DeBiase

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Lake Forest College, B.A. Psychology California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Nicole Elliott, LPC

M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University

Elizabeth Felix, LPC

M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Heather Wheeler, LCSW

Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Laura Reed, LPC

M.S. Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University B.S. Psychology, Grand Canyon University

Join our Team
Dr Melissa Estavillo

Dr Melissa Estavillo

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology B.S. Psychology, Grand Canyon University

Audret Sessions

Dr Audrey Sessions

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University<

Dr Linda DeBiase photo.

Dr Linda DeBiase

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Lake Forest College, B.A. Psychology California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Nicole Elliott, LPC

M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University

Elizabeth Felix, LPC

M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University<

Heather Wheeler, LCSW

Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Laura Reed, LPC

M.S. Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University B.S. Psychology, Grand Canyon University

Our Location in Phoenix, AZ