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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 can connect you with a network of caring licensed therapists ready to provide guidance and resources to begin your healing journey. Our therapists put you at the center of their care using a variety of trauma-informed and therapeutic approaches that empower you to reclaim your freedom and escape the darkness that trauma and PTSD symptoms create.

With each client, our network strives to provide personalized, compassionate support while guiding you to mental and physical well-being. We believe in providing accessible, affordable, and culturally competent services to meet every one of our client’s needs. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Anchor Light Therapy Collective today to discuss how one of our therapists can help you overcome your trauma.

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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. At the same time, PTSD is a mental health disorder that develops after a person experiences trauma. Symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, nightmares, avoidance, hyperarousal, and relationship difficulty. While trauma can lead to PTSD, not everyone develops the disorder after experiencing a traumatic event. When to Seek Treatment After Experiencing Trauma

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. Our professional therapists provide a safe and secure environment to help you process and cope with the trauma and allow you to make sense of what happened. A trauma-informed therapist can help you gain the skills necessary to work through the lingering effects of the traumatic event, such as intrusive thoughts, hyper-arousal, flashbacks, and nightmares.

It is vital that you are in a comfortable and safe space to explore and understand the root of your trauma and the physical and emotional triggers that result from it. It is also important to remember that everyone responds to trauma differently and at different rates. Trauma therapy can help you identify what you need to heal at your own pace and in your own way. With a skilled trauma therapist and a strong support system, you can confront and work through the trauma and restore your confidence in the world.

Therapy Can Help with Many Forms of Trauma

Trauma comes in multiple forms depending on the length of exposure and the severity of your experience. Fortunately, trauma therapy and an appropriate treatment plan can improve your mental health after experiencing these forms of trauma

Acute Trauma

Acute trauma is an anxiety disorder caused by a single, intense traumatic event. It can cause physical reactions such as trembling, a rapid heart rate, and psychological distress. Time, coupled with an appropriate form of trauma therapy and medication, can help lessen acute trauma symptoms and foster healing. Acute trauma is caused by events such as

  • Serious injuries

  • Natural disasters

  • Domestic violence

  • Sexual assault

  • Witnessing a traumatic event

Chronic Trauma

Chronic trauma results from long-term or repeated exposure to traumatic or life-threatening events. It can negatively impact a person’s emotional and physical health, requiring specialized treatment to address the underlying issues of the traumatic experience.

  • Prolonged or repeated physical or emotional abuse

  • Combat

  • First response careers

  • Exposure to toxic environments

  • Neglect or abandonment

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 in nature, as well as the result of neglect or violence.

  • Being a victim of multiple traumatic events

  • Childhood neglect or abuse

  • Growing up in a warzone

  • Living with someone who has posttraumatic stress disorder

  • Growing up in an abusive household

Types of Trauma Therapy Treatments

Various types of trauma therapy can be extremely 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 Therapy helps clients with trauma by using knowledge and understanding of the impacts of trauma and assisting clients to explore and express their emotions without judgment. This approach also encourages clients to become aware of internal strengths, recognizing their coping strategies and resources so that they can manage their trauma in their way.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR helps clients with trauma by utilizing bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to reduce the intensity of traumatic memories. This type of therapy allows the client to separate themselves from the trauma while also increasing positive self-beliefs and decreasing overall anxiety. Additionally, EMDR helps clients reconsider the emotions and beliefs associated with the traumatic event so that it can be viewed in a new light.


Hypnotherapy helps clients with trauma by inducing a relaxed state of consciousness, allowing the client to explore traumatic memories and feelings associated with the traumatic event. Hypnotherapy also encourages clients to reframe the traumatic experience and create new, positive associations, helping to reduce the intensity of the traumatic memories.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is a form of talk therapy that helps clients with trauma by encouraging them to become familiar with how their thoughts and beliefs influence their reactions. Through this approach, clients are helped to identify and challenge unhealthy thought patterns, allowing them to gain a better understanding of how the trauma has influenced their identity

Don’t Allow Your Trauma to Go Untreated

If trauma goes untreated, it can manifest in various mental and physical health problems. Left untreated, the victim of a traumatic event can become overwhelmed with negative emotions and suffer from insomnia, anxiety, depression, and chronic physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems, and fatigue. These symptoms can have a negative impact on day-to-day functioning, resulting in job loss, weakened relationships, and lower self-esteem.

Receiving appropriate treatment and support for trauma can lower symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Finding a mental health professional who understands and can address your unique needs is essential so you can heal and cope in a safe and supportive environment.

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

Therapy can help those suffering from trauma in a transformative way, allowing them to progress and move toward a happier and healthier future. To achieve these results, clients must be willing to invest both the time and financial resources required for therapy. When you’re ready to take this crucial step toward healing, here’s what you can expect

Standard individual session
(50 minutes) $175

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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