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Trauma Therapy

Compassionate support to help you heal from the past and regain a sense of safety.

Trauma Therapy can help you:

Regain a sense of safety & peace

Build trust in yourself & others

Feel in control of your emotions

Trauma can make it feel like you’re in survival mode

When you’ve been through a traumatic experience, everything can feel like it’s been turned upside down. Suddenly, nothing feels safe anymore, and all the things that used to make sense don’t seem to anymore.
You don’t have to face this alone.

Trauma therapy can help when you are:

  • Living in fear and anxiety
  • Struggling with anger, sadness, or anxiety
  • Feeling isolated and alone
  • Having difficulties trusting others
  • Experiencing distressing memories, flashbacks, or nightmares
  • Feeling numb or detached
  • Struggling with guilt or shame

PTSD & Trauma Therapy in Mississauga

What is Trauma Therapy and How Can it Help?

Trauma can come from many sources—abuse, accidents, natural disasters, or the sudden loss of someone close to you. Each of us experiences trauma in our own unique way. You might find yourself reliving the event through vivid flashbacks or battling intense emotions like fear, anger, or sadness. Alternatively, you might feel detached, numb, or disconnected from those around you. Trauma doesn’t always manifest immediately; sometimes, its impact surfaces years later, affecting your emotional, mental, and physical health.

If you find that these feelings are making it hard for you to live your life, maintain relationships, or feel like yourself, therapy is a courageous step toward healing. Trauma therapy provides a safe and supportive environment to explore and process these experiences. At Healing Roots Therapy, we are here to walk with you on this journey. We’ll help you understand your trauma, develop coping strategies, and guide you toward healing and reclaiming your life.

Through personalized and compassionate care, we help you rediscover your inner strength and rebuild your life with a renewed sense of hope, purpose, and resilience.

PTSD & Trauma Therapy in Mississauga

Benefits of Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is a safe haven where you can begin to rebuild your sense of security. With the guidance of a compassionate therapist, you can explore the root of your fears and anxieties in a controlled and supportive environment. This process helps to calm your nervous system and re-establish a feeling of safety in your world.
Therapy offers tools and strategies to help you understand and manage your emotions. Instead of being overwhelmed by your feelings, you can learn to navigate them with greater ease. This empowerment allows you to regain control over your emotional life and reduce the intensity of distressing emotions.
Through therapy, you can work on rebuilding trust and repairing relationships. Learning to communicate your needs and setting healthy boundaries are essential skills that trauma therapy helps you develop. This, in turn, fosters deeper and more supportive connections with others.

One of the key aspects of trauma therapy is processing traumatic memories in a way that reduces their emotional charge. This can involve various techniques such as:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): This method uses guided eye movements to help you reprocess traumatic memories, reducing their intensity and emotional impact.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps you identify and change negative thought patterns related to your trauma, promoting healthier thinking and behavior.
  • Somatic Experiencing: This approach focuses on releasing the physical tension and stress stored in your body due to trauma, helping you to feel more relaxed and grounded.
  • Narrative Therapy: By telling and re-framing your trauma story, you can gain a new perspective and reduce the power it holds over you.
One of the most profound benefits of trauma therapy is the ability to rediscover joy and peace. As you heal, you begin to experience life in new ways. Simple pleasures that once seemed distant become accessible again, and you can find a sense of contentment and tranquility.

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Modalities Offered With Trauma Therapy

Individual therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore their traumatic experiences and PTSD symptoms. Personalized attention helps tailor the therapeutic approach to each client’s specific situation.

CBT helps clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their trauma and PTSD symptoms. Techniques include cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and skills training.

EMDR is specifically designed to help clients process and reframe traumatic memories. It uses guided eye movements to reduce the emotional impact of trauma.

DBT is effective in helping individuals improve emotional regulation and distress tolerance. It combines cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness practices, helping manage intense emotions and reduce stress.

TF-CBT is a specific form of CBT that focuses on helping clients process and overcome trauma. It is particularly effective for children and adolescents but can be adapted for adults.
MBSR teaches clients mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and increase awareness of the present moment. Practices include meditation, body scanning, and gentle yoga.
This therapy focuses on the client’s physical sensations and aims to release the physical tension and trauma stored in the body. It helps clients reconnect with their bodies and reduce physiological responses to trauma.
Techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises, and guided imagery help clients reduce physical tension and promote a state of calm.
NET is particularly effective for individuals who have experienced multiple traumatic events. It involves creating a detailed narrative of the traumatic experiences to help integrate and process them.
Art therapy, music therapy, and other expressive therapies allow clients to explore and express their emotions non-verbally. These creative therapies can be particularly helpful for those who find it difficult to articulate their experiences.
ACT helps clients accept their traumatic experiences and related symptoms while committing to actions that align with their values. This approach promotes psychological flexibility and resilience.

About Us

Why Healing Roots Therapy?

We believe therapy should be:

Safe

A place where clients can share their most challenging experiences, feelings and thoughts in order to heal.

Open

The ability to make decisions that are best for emotional and mental well-being come from the trust created within a relationship built on transparency.

Curious

When we replace judgment with curiosity we provide space for understanding. When we can understand what we are feeling, thinking or experiencing we empower ourselves to make the changes we want in our life.

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Therapists Offering PTSD & Trauma Therapy

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Andrea Filice-Montague
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Katarina Karkinski
Samantha Miranda, Registered Social Worker, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with self-esteem/self-wroth, ADHD and more
Samantha Miranda
Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Mohamed Islam
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Dhushica Rajadurai
Alexandra Rebelo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga supporting anxiety, depression, self-care, stress, burnout and more
Alexandra Rebelo
Carissa Ng
Nabeeha Mahmood Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga offering Child Therapy Teen Therapy
Nabeeha Mahmood
Kyana Fletcher, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering affordable therapy
Kyana Fletcher
Sadhna Herod is a psychotherapist supporting Trauma & PTSD, BIPOC, therapist near me at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sadhna Herod
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Kiandokht (Kian) Gharib
Orshi Csuka, Registered Social Worker, Hungarian Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Orshi (Orsolya) Csuka
Caitlin Greenwood is a Therapist in Brampton at Healing Roots Therapy
Caitlin Greenwood
Majo (Maria Jose) Guerrero is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy and a therapist near me in Mississauga
Majo (Maria Jose) Guerrero
Sevdenur Akgul is a Muslim Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sevdenur Akgul
Amy Lo, Registered Psychotherapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with infidelity, ADHD, Autism, and more
Amy Lo
Andrea Filice-Montague
Viktoria Arazyan 
Klara Pronerova is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga and provides counselling for eating disorders
Klara Pronerova
Daniella Radicevich, Affordable Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga. Offering anxiety therapy, therapy for body image concerns, and more.
Daniella Radicevich
Leona Pinto is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Grief counselling, stress management, and mental health therapy at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Leona Pinto
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Kristena Disalvo
Monique Lucas

Our Approach

How Our Trauma Therapy Works

We Get To Know You

We take the time to get to know your history. Our first conversation help us understand you and identify your greatest struggles.

We Create A Plan

We create a plan that is unique to your situation and goals, We use strategies that will best help you develop the skills you need to move forward.

We Help You Grow

We assess our approach as you progress, and make any adjustments needed so that you can reach your goals and start to feel better.
Providing a safe space to heal.

What You Can Expect From Trauma Therapy

Armed with new tools and insights, you will feel empowered to heal from your past experiences and step into the future with confidence. In time you may notice:
  • Increased emotional resilience
  • Improved relationships
  • Enhanced self-understanding
  • Greater emotional regulation
  • Heightened sense of empowerment
  • Increased engagement in life
  • A brighter outlook on the future

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Questions People Ask About Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is a pathway to healing, tailored to help you navigate and recover from the shadows cast by traumatic experiences. It’s more than just talking about what happened; it’s about reclaiming your life and finding peace within yourself. By providing a warm, supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your experiences, free of judgment.

With the help of specialized techniques like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), or Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), you’ll work through your traumatic memories in a way that reduces their grip on your present life. These methods help you reframe and understand your experiences, so they don’t control you.

The length of trauma therapy varies from person to person, as each journey is unique. Several factors influence the duration, including the nature and severity of your trauma, your personal needs, and your progress in therapy. For some, significant improvements may be seen in a few months, while others may find that longer-term therapy is needed to fully heal. Typically, therapy can span from several months to a year or more. Throughout your journey, you and your therapist will work together to develop a tailored treatment plan and regularly review your progress to ensure you’re on the right path to healing.
Trauma therapy is a powerful tool for healing, with many people experiencing significant improvements in their lives. The success rates can vary based on the type of therapy and individual factors, but evidence-based treatments show promising results. The success of trauma therapy largely depends on your engagement in the process, the expertise of your therapist, and the use of appropriate therapeutic techniques. Regular assessment and adjustment of your treatment plan are key to achieving the best possible outcomes.
Healing doesn’t always require you to talk about your trauma in detail. While discussing the trauma can be beneficial for some, different therapeutic approaches allow for healing without delving into the specifics. At Healing Roots Therapy, we tailor our approach to your comfort level and needs, ensuring you have a safe and supportive path to healing, whether or not you choose to talk about your trauma.

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Healing Roots Therapy

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