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Tacoma Trauma & PTSD Therapy

If you are in the Tacoma area and looking for experienced trauma and PTSD mental health professionals, Anchor Light Therapy Collective is here to help. Our network of skilled, licensed therapists is ready to provide guidance and resources to begin your healing journey. Your therapist will put you at the center of their care using a variety of trauma-informed and therapeutic approaches to empower you to reclaim your freedom and escape the darkness that trauma and PTSD create. Schedule your complimentary initial session to learn how you can begin to overcome your trauma today.

Our Tacoma Clients Love the Convenience of Online Trauma Therapy

Online therapy sessions provide the same efficacy as traditional in-person visits for adults dealing with Trauma or PTSD in Tacoma, WA, without leaving the safety of their homes. Attending sessions through our HIPAA-compliant virtual therapy platform will give you the invaluable support and understanding needed to address your symptoms, increase your self-worth, and improve your overall well-being. Our skilled therapists will guide you toward recovery by crafting an individualized plan considering your unique circumstances. We promise you’ll love the flexibility and convenience of online sessions and the skilled and compassionate care tailored to your traumatic experiences.

Tacoma Trauma & PTSD Therapists

How Much Does Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy Cost?

Tacoma trauma therapy can help in many transformative ways, allowing you to progress and move toward a happier and healthier future. Achieving these results will require time and financial resources, but we’re confident the results will be well worth the investment. When you’re ready to take this crucial step toward healing, here’s what you can expect

Standard individual session
(50 minutes) $175

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What to Expect When You Begin Tacoma Trauma Therapy

Traumatic events can be heartbreaking and disorienting experiences. Seeking treatment as soon as possible is crucial when managing the complex emotions associated with the trauma. Everyone responds to trauma differently and at different rates. Nonetheless, trauma therapy can help you to heal at your own pace and in your own way. With a skilled trauma therapist and a robust support system, you can confront and work through the trauma and restore your confidence in the world.

We Provide a Safe Space to Process Traumatic Events

Finding a safe, secure, and comfortable space to explore the root of your trauma and the physical and emotional triggers that result from it is essential. Our professional therapists provide that space so you can process your trauma with complete understanding. Your trauma-informed therapist will help you acquire the skills to work through and cope with the lingering effects of the traumatic event, such as intrusive thoughts, hyper-arousal, flashbacks, and nightmares.

We’ll Find the Ideal Form of Treatment for Processing the Traumatic Event

Various Tacoma trauma therapies can be highly effective in helping people who have experienced different forms of trauma. Here are some of the trauma therapy treatments we provide

Trauma-Informed Therapy

Trauma-informed therapists help clients by creating an understanding of the impacts of trauma and assisting them in exploring and expressing emotions without judgment. Through trauma-informed therapy, you will become aware of your internal strengths and learn coping strategies to manage your psychological trauma in your own way.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy helps Tacoma clients to overcome trauma-related symptoms by utilizing bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to reduce the intensity of traumatic memories. EMDR allows you to separate yourself from the trauma to decrease anxiety while increasing your positive self-beliefs. It will also help you to reconsider the emotions and beliefs associated with the traumatic event so you can view the experience in a new light.


Hypnotherapy helps you with trauma by inducing a relaxed state of consciousness in which to explore traumatic memories and the feelings associated with the event. Hypnotherapy will also encourage you to reframe the traumatic experience and create new, positive associations, to reduce the intensity of your traumatic memories.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is a form of talk therapy that helps Tacoma clients to heal from trauma by becoming familiar with how thoughts and beliefs influence your reactions. Through CPT, you will identify and challenge unhealthy thought patterns to understand better how the trauma has influenced your identity.

The Difference Between Trauma and PTSD

The difference between trauma and PTSD is that trauma is the psychological response to one or more traumatic experiences. Mental disorders like PTSD develop after a person experiences trauma and can be characterized by flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, hyperarousal, and relationship difficulty. While trauma can lead to PTSD, not everyone develops the disorder after experiencing a traumatic event.

Treating Trauma is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

Trauma comes in multiple forms depending on the length of exposure and the severity of your experience. Fortunately, an individualized trauma-focused therapy treatment plan can improve your mental health if you’re experiencing one of the following forms of trauma.

Acute Trauma

Acute trauma is an anxiety disorder caused by a single, intense traumatic event such as serious injuries, natural disasters, domestic violence, sexual assault, or witnessing a traumatic event. It can cause physical reactions such as trembling, a rapid heart rate, and psychological distress. Time, coupled with Tacoma trauma therapy and possible medication, can reduce acute trauma symptoms and foster lasting healing.

Chronic Trauma

Chronic trauma results from long-term or repeated exposure to traumatic or life-threatening events such as combat service, first-response careers, prolonged or repeated physical or emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment, and exposure to toxic environments. It can negatively impact a person’s emotional and physical health, requiring specialized treatment to address the underlying issues of the traumatic experience.

Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by enduring or repetitive traumatic experiences during early childhood. These traumatic experiences can be physical, emotional, or sexual, as well as the result of neglect or violence, including being a victim of multiple traumatic events, growing up in an abusive household, childhood neglect or abuse, growing up in a warzone, and living with someone who has posttraumatic stress disorder.

Don’t Allow Your Trauma to Go Untreated

If trauma goes untreated or is mistaken for another disorder like ADHD, it can manifest as future mental and physical health problems for Tacoma clients. Left untreated, the negative emotions caused by a traumatic event can become overwhelming, leading to insomnia, anxiety, depression, and chronic physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems, and fatigue. These symptoms can harm day-to-day functioning, resulting in job loss, weakened relationships, and lower self-esteem.

Receiving appropriate treatment and support for trauma will lower symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today to speak with a mental health professional who understands your needs so you can begin to heal and cope in a safe and supportive environment.

Anchor Light Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Trauma

At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, we understand the struggles of living with trauma and are here to help. We offer personalized and compassionate mental health services in a safe and comfortable space that allows you to freely explore emotions and physical symptoms through various types of trauma-informed care.

Our therapist can provide you with the mental health resources and support you need to regain control of your life and heal from the effects of the trauma. Contact us today to begin your journey to healing and recovery.


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

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