Online Trauma Counseling
Compassionate help to heal from trauma so you can restore a sense of safety, and build healthy attachments in the relationships that matter to you.
Trauma is the result of a wide variety of circumstances where one may feel overwhelmed and helpless: experiences that exceed your capacity to cope.
Maybe you were abused as a child, survived a serious illness or injury, or have experienced a significant betrayal. Maybe you witnessed a shooting or a terrible accident at some point in your life. Trauma can be caused by near-death experiences or watching someone die. Even events like a dental procedure, a sudden fall, or being bullied can lead to trauma reactions.
The good news is that you are not “damaged goods.” You didn’t create this situation. And there is no reason to feel ashamed. Whatever the source of your trauma, it’s not your fault.
We can help you recover from trauma, restore your trust and sense of safety, and reconnect with your loved ones, all from the comfort of your own home.
Our team of Christian therapists help individuals recover from devastating trauma and restore their sense of trust through online trauma counseling.
We help people through many types of trauma
We have the experience, training, and expertise to help you recover from a wide range of trauma:
Sometimes, trauma happens. We can help if:
Negative Effects of Trauma
The Impact of Unresolved Trauma
Trauma occurs when you find yourself in threatening circumstances when too much happens too quickly or too soon. And because you cannot process the overwhelming threat, your body records and stores the trauma for later processing.
People with unresolved trauma will notice themselves being triggered easily (when a small event triggers an oversized reaction), having flashbacks/nightmares, unable to perform some “normal” life tasks, or difficulty participating in “normal” life experiences because they are suddenly overwhelmed.
Trauma may also have a compound effect, meaning that two or three smaller traumatic events can leave a person feeling as paralyzed by fear as someone who only experienced one huge traumatic event.
Trauma therapy helps survivors to safely process and heal from a wide range of trauma.
How it Works
We have direct, proven approaches to helping you process and resolve trauma. We don't just help you “get past this.” We help you to understand the trauma and its impact, make sense of what happened to you, and restore your life so you can feel safe, secure, and whole again.
Our team of hand-picked Christian therapists specialize in helping trauma survivors rebuild, renew, and restore trust through proven trauma therapy techniques, and we have learned how to adapt these effective interventions for video-based counseling.
Benefits of Online Trauma Counseling
Our online trauma counseling offers the proven effectiveness of traditional 1:1 counseling, delivered through a private, secure video call. With it you will:
1. Save Time and Energy
2. Avoid Commute and Hassle of Finding Parking
3. Eliminate Awkward Waiting Room Time
4. Meet with your Counselor from the Location of your Choice
Meet Your Counselors
Our team of professional Christian therapists come from Masters level Marriage & Family Therapy programs with training in proven trauma therapy techniques. They are committed to helping you rebuild and recover your life, and promise to help you feel heard and acknowledged through our structured process, no matter the circumstances that bring you to therapy. They all have training in empirically validated approaches to helping individuals recover from trauma. Our goal is restoring secure, lasting bonds by increasing closeness and connection.
Jesse Schellenberg, MAMFT, RCC
Jesse strives to create an open, trusting environment where individuals and couples can share and integrate their spiritual beliefs into their work together. He believes deeply in the value of each client and works with them to become the person they desire to be.
Caleb Simonyi-Gindele, MAMFT, RCC, CSAT Candidate
Caleb is the Director of Only You Forever and co-hosts The Marriage Podcast for Smart People, which has more than 1 million downloads. He has been helping heal marriages for more than 10 years.
Sharon Snooks, SSW, RSSW
Sharon has a real passion for helping trauma survivors heal and restore a sense of calm and safety to their lives. She provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their most vulnerable experiences.
Ready to Get Started?
Trauma doesn’t have to be the new you. You CAN heal from it.
Click the button below to schedule a free consultation. You’ll meet with one of our therapists for a 20-minute video call that will give you a chance to experience the online trauma counseling experience and give us the opportunity to get to know you a little better to ensure we're the right fit for you. You can come alone, or your spouse can join the consultation — whatever works best for you.
Online Counseling FAQ's
Does insurance cover online trauma counseling?
If you are based in the USA, we do not accept insurance coverage (only private pay). If you are living in Canada, some insurance providers may cover our services. Please schedule a consultation to find out more.
What does it cost?
We know counseling is a significant investment, so we recommend you take a close at your family budget to see if you may be able to reorganize for a few months in order to make room for weekly counseling sessions. Our counseling sessions are about one hour in length and cost $150 (plus tax, where applicable). If you prefer, you can expedite the process through 90 minute sessions ($225 + tax).
Is online trauma counseling for everyone?
There may be some cases where online trauma counseling is not the best format for you. We can help you evaluate this with no obligation or pressure to continue with us when you sign up for a free consultation. Some of our clients find it actually feels safer to meet by video call. Others may have unique experiences where they would be better suited to in-person therapy sessions. We can help you figure out which is best for you.
How many people are impacted by sexual abuse?
As a society, we’re getting better at talking about sexual abuse and recognizing it as a serious issue that impacts a huge number of men and women. Recent studies indicate that 16 percent of men and 25 percent of women have experienced some form of sexual abuse. But the impact of sexual abuse on a person doesn’t go away once the perpetrator has been caught. Abuse affects a person for their entire lives, and can impact all future relationships the abuse survivor forms, including their marriage, impacting their ability to be vulnerable and have healthy sexual intimacy.
The good news is that you don’t have to remain in “survivor” mentality forever. You can take ownership of your journey towards healing, and work on ways to cope with past abuse so that you can enjoy things you may not have previously been able to enjoy
How does trauma impact relationships?
Disengagement and withdrawal: Because trauma is often prompted by violations from the very people we should be safe with, victims have a strong need to feel safe, but they are often unable to trust human connection.
Vicarious Traumatization: Seeing the impact of trauma on someone you love, a spouse or partner can begin to fear that the world is an unsafe place, becoming disengaged and withdrawn, just like the loved one who experienced trauma directly.
Distancing, Defense, and Distrust: Trauma causes you to be distant and distrustful of vulnerability, which creates distress in your marriage, leading to further trauma, leading to further distrust and distancing.
Does marriage impact healing for survivors?
Trauma can have a big impact on your marriage, often without you even knowing. The good news is that processing past traumatic experiences and then engaging in marriage therapy can also create a powerful bond between spouses. Marriage can also provide a healthy, healing emotional experience for some survivors. If viewed in the right way your traumatic experiences can actually be used as a powerful tool for bringing you and your spouse closer together.
Do you do other kinds of counseling or help with other issues?
Yes! Our therapists are able to help with a variety of family and personal issues. We have therapists who are trained in marriage counseling, infidelity counseling, betrayal counseling, porn and sex addiction counseling, among other areas.
By learning a little bit about you in our Free Consultation, we can make sure you see the team member who is best equipped to help you. And if we are not the right people to help, we will definitely point you in the right direction and provide referrals to other qualified therapists.