David Godot, Psy.D.

PTSD Treatment

I've provided psychotherapy to survivors of sexual, medical, and military trauma since 2009. Although I was trained in the use of exposure-based and cognitive therapy for PTSD at a VA Medical Center, my specialized training in recognizing and addressing the underlying patterns of psychological trauma has led me to generally use a more holistic, depth-oriented approach to PTSD treatment.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when:

  • A threatening or invasive experience disrupts your sense of security in the world
  • Powerful emotions overwhelm your ability to see how the experience fits into the story of your life
  • Those emotions lead to avoidance, phobias, anxiety, and disengagement or dissociation

Addressing those three psychological and neurological factors in therapy stimulates healing not only of the nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety typically associated with PTSD, but also the depression, sleep disturbance, chronic pain, and substance abuse that often accompany them.

Schedule an appointment

Trauma therapy can be difficult, and it's important that you choose a therapist you feel comfortable with, and confident in. You should understand their approach and be committed to sticking with it for a period of months.

So before you make an appointment with me, let's talk on the phone for 10 minutes to see whether you and I will be a good fit for each other. If not, I may be able to help you find the right match for your needs and personal style. Call me at (323) 942-9668.