Treating Trauma

Potter Counseling and Consulting provides in-person and online appointments out of Durham, NC

Have you, or your child, experienced a traumatic event? Does what happened continue to have a negative impact on your life or relationships?

If you, or your loved one, are experiencing some of the following symptoms, then trauma treatment might be helpful.

  • Reliving the bad experience in thoughts during the day or through dreams at night (Re-experiencing),
  • Experiencing excessive fear and worry about harm occurring again, which can lead to a great deal of energy being spent trying to protecting oneself from all possible threats (Hypervigilance),
  • Excessive Anger and/or Depression that often leads to relational problems (Negative Alterations in Cognitions and Mood),
  • Great difficulty talking about what happened, which can keeps people stuck in the past and make it difficult to live fully in the present (Avoidance)

Fortunately, treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral TherapyCognitive Processing Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy have been shown to be effective in reducing these symptoms in a majority of people.

Erik Potter is a rostered provider of TF-CBT with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC CTP).

Erik Potter is a Quality Rated Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

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Some Evening and Weekend appointments are available upon request with select therapists.

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9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM


9:00 AM-5:00 PM