Trauma Specialist

Seeking therapy is the most important first step in overcoming a trauma disorder. I am confident that we can work together to overcome distress and help you live a better life.

At his office in Encino, California, Dr. Jaffe takes a patient-centered approach to therapy, customizing care that best meets your needs. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Trauma Q&A

Treatment for Trauma & PTSD – Dr. Jaffe Can Help

Seeking therapy is the most important first step in overcoming a trauma disorder. I am confident that we can work together to overcome distress and help you live a better life.

As a therapist, I use trauma-informed care to increase feelings of safety and decrease potential triggers that may be related to the trauma. If you tend to respond severely to particular situations or stimuli, we can discuss this over the phone or email to reduce the chance of this interfering with participation in therapy.

I use a multi-method approach to treatment of trauma symptoms. I draw from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people manage negative thoughts and feelings. CBT is one of the most effective treatments for trauma disorders (Iverson et al., 2011). I also utilize other treatment techniques, such as Gestalt, psychodynamic, and hypnosis to help you overcome your symptoms. My strength as a psychotherapist is my ability to shift to the needs of the client and bring in the most effective treatment for your issues.

Treatment for a trauma disorder begins with a thorough interview process where we identify the symptoms and any related mental health concerns. This is where we discuss your life’s story which helps me truly understand you on a deeper level. Your treatment would be informed by your goals and desires for therapy.

Therapy will help you learn how to:

  • Manage negative thoughts

  • Process emotions surrounding the trauma

  • Regulate your mood

  • Confront your distressing memories

  • Improve your sleep

I believe that you have the power to make real changes to your life. Do not let your past keep you from living your life.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Iverson, K. M., Gradus, J. L., Resick, P. A., Suvak, M. K., Smith, K. F., & Monson, C. M. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and depression symptoms reduces risk for future inmate partner violence among interpersonal trauma survivors. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 193-202

Kugler, B. B., Phares, V., Salloum, A., & Storch, E. A. (2016). The role of anxiety sensitivity in the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and negative outcomes in trauma-exposed adults . Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 29(2), 187-201.

Paige, M., DeVore, J., Chang, C. Y., & Whisenhunt, J., (2017). The trauma-competent clinician: A qualitative model of knowledge, skills, and attitudes supporting Adlerian-based trauma psychotherapy. Journal of Individual Psychology, 73(1), 8-37.

Park, C.L., Currier, J. M., Harris, I. J., & Slattery, J. M. (2017). Trauma, meaning, and spirituality: Translating research into clinical practice. American Psychological Association, 6, 55-73.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Trauma and Violence. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/trauma-violence

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