Heal from Past Trauma

And Start Living Fully

Trauma-informed therapy and coping skills to help you move beyond surviving to thriving.

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Is this you?

Trauma can make it hard to feel safe, trust others, or believe in yourself.

Trauma can leave you feeling disconnected, emotionally numb, or unsure of yourself. 

Perhaps you’ve been living with unresolved trauma, and you don’t even know it.
Have you experienced something painful? It may have happened once or over a period of time.
And ever since then, if you really think about it, there may be inklings of a subconscious fear that different versions of the event might happen again.

In your mind, this might sound like…

Sometimes, it feels like you’re walking on eggshells. It’s hard to trust people. 

Or, maybe you feel broken. You’re filled with self-doubt. You constantly criticize yourself. 

You keep yourself numbed or distracted through phone scrolling, social media, achievements, social outings, but if you really look within, you feel disconnected from others. You feel disconnected from yourself. You’re emotionally numb. These are just a few of the many symptoms you could experience.

If this sounds familiar, know that healing is possible

You’re not alone. Many people experience trauma but don’t realize its impact until later.

Signs of inner child wounds, childhood trauma, and attachment injury in adults

Trauma can take many forms.

Traumatic and painful experiences can disrupt our sense of safety and stability and our ability to trust others or ourselves. They can make us prone to feelings of shame, guilt, isolation, or hypervigilance. These ways of living and being can be all that someone knows. It may be hard to even imagine or know that life can be different.

Trauma therapy can provide the tools and support you need to reconnect with yourself, build healthy relationships, and live a fulfilling life.

If you feel weighed down by unresolved traumatic experiences, unaddressed pain can hold you back from living the life you want.

We offer individualized trauma-focused therapy to help you process the past, manage triggers & create real change.

Our Expertise

Our Therapists


Offering online therapy in NY

Also speaks: Mandarin Chinese

Offering online therapy in NY

Also speaks: Mandarin & Cantonese

Online therapy in NY, NJ & DC


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I tried two Betterhelp therapists before I came here.. wow the difference between the quality of therapy is notable. Quality therapy is different. My therapist isn't distracted. She remembers what I tell her and notices patterns. I'm glad I didn't just give up on therapy when it didn't pan out the first two times.
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I originally had some anxiety about therapy but it's been helpful to talk through that along with other childhood issues I've been dealing with.
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I've met Priscilla through our supervision group through the years. As a therapist myself, I can tell she is very punctual, empathetic, compassionate and an excellent listener. She also is resourceful and has wonderful clinical training especially in trauma and working with first generation American adults. You are in good hands, I highly recommend her!
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After working alongside Priscilla for several years, I can confidently say that she is a highly competent psychotherapist. She is knowledgeable, empathic, self-aware, respectful - qualities that make for the best therapists! Priscilla has advanced training in psychodynamic therapy and specializes in treating, among other conditions, high-functioning anxiety, complex PTSD, unresolved childhood trauma, and difficulties related to self-esteem. Her approach to therapy is one that goes beyond teaching coping skills to assist her clients in their journey toward emotional wellness and self-discovery...
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Priscilla is a wonderful colleague. She is a kind, insightful, and attentive therapist who is committed to her patients’ growth and who will support them throughout their journeys.

Address the root of your trauma so you can move from surviving to thriving.

Our Approach to Treating Trauma

Schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your individual needs and goals.

If past trauma is holding you back from living your best life, take the first step toward healing and book a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

about trauma treatment

Therapists, like all humans, have different personalities and ways of working. Naturally, not everyone will be a match for each other. That being said, we are still happy to have been a part of your journey and want to help in any way we can by offering recommendations for your therapist search as well as reaching out to our networks to see if anyone offers the kind of therapy you are looking for 🙂 

Anyone who wants a space to explore themselves and journey towards emotional wellness can benefit from therapy. If you’re unsure, try asking yourself these questions:

  • Am I content with the way I live my life?
  • Is how I live and relate to others congruent with what I authentically value, feel, and want?
  • Are there areas of my life or self-development that I feel stuck in?
  • Have I been trying the same things over and over again to feel better, expecting different results, but still feeling stagnant?

You may not need to know the full answer to these questions to try a few sessions. Sometimes, mulling this over aloud with a therapist can help you sort out your thoughts and answers. That’s also part of the therapy process!

Therapy at our practice is not a passive process or a quick solution. People seeking a quick fix without having to do much work themselves may not be a good fit. Therapy is a gradual and ongoing process. It involves self-discovery, exploration, and developing coping mechanisms over time. Meaningful change often requires time and consistent effort.

Therapy can last any time between a year to many more, as long as you are still progressing from our work. The length of therapy depends on what you want and need, and what you want/need can be fluid and dynamic. 

Healing and personal growth is not strict or predictable. You can start off by wanting to address something very specific (e.g. “I want to feel less anxious”), but through our work together could realize a deeper meaning to these anxious symptoms (e.g. “I feel anxious because I am terrified of intimacy” to “I’ve had very familiar experiences of being emotionally suffocated when I was close to people”). Realizing these deeper long-standing issues may then shape the focus and length of treatment. 

Regardless of why you are seeking therapy and how long you hope to be in treatment, it is important to remember that your thoughts and input are invaluable to me, and the pace and length of treatment will always be a collaborative discussion.

Meeting consistently and stably on a weekly basis will help build safety and trust, which is essential for the work to progress on a deeper level. Biweekly sessions impact the effectiveness of therapy. 

Often, meeting less frequently results in a ‘catch up’ type of session and does not allow for the time, space, and emotional capacity needed to address what goes on beneath the surface.

Depending on the level of our work, there are also times when meeting two or more times a week is appropriate, and that will always come from us talking and making that decision together.

If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance may be able to reimburse you for approximately 50%-80% of each session after the out-of-network deductible is met.

Out-of-network psychotherapy coverage varies by carrier and policy. It can be confusing, but we’re here to help! If you aren’t sure whether or not you have out-of-network benefits, we can check for you. Just email your insurance card and date of birth to info@imagineemotionalwellness.com 

A 45-minute session is between $150 to $250 depending on the therapist you work with and modality (individual versus couples). A sliding scale fee is available depending on financial need. You choose which payment method works best. You have the option of making payments by credit card, HSA/FSA, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. Contact us to inquire about rates for the specific therapist you would like to work with.

Here are 3 simple steps.

A part of the work in trauma therapy involves processing the trauma in a way that moves you toward healing but at your own pace. While talking about trauma can be a helpful part of the healing process, it’s not always necessary or appropriate for everyone.

Trauma therapists are trained to work with individuals at their own pace and to respect their boundaries and needs. You are in control of what you want to talk about, how much of it you want to discuss, and if you even want to discuss it at all at any given moment. Having that control over the pace and speed of treatment is crucial, considering that many people who have been traumatized were left powerless and helpless when it happened.

Treatment helps you process the experience in a way that gives you power and control. It’s important to remember that trauma therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist, and you have the right to express your needs and preferences throughout the therapy process.

If you feel uncomfortable talking about your trauma, you can discuss this with your therapist and work together to find alternative approaches that may be more effective for you.

We specialize in treating trauma, including:

✓ sexual trauma

✓ complex trauma

✓  betrayal Trauma

✓ childhood trauma

✓ race-based trauma

intergenerational trauma

✓ intimate partner violence

✓ domestic violence

Complex trauma refers to repeated and prolonged exposure to traumatic events or experiences, often starting in childhood, that have a cumulative effect on an individual’s psychological and emotional development. Complex trauma can occur as a result of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect, domestic violence, or other forms of interpersonal trauma.

Unlike a single traumatic event, complex trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s sense of self, relationships, and overall functioning. It can lead to symptoms such as difficulty regulating emotions, dissociation, identity confusion, chronic feelings of emptiness, low self-esteem, and a pervasive sense of being unsafe in the world.

Because of the complexity of the trauma, treatment for complex trauma often involves a longer-term approach that addresses the underlying emotional and relational issues that have developed as a result of the traumatic experiences.

Intergenerational trauma refers to the transmission of trauma from one generation to another. It occurs when the traumatic experiences of one generation have a lasting impact on the psychological, emotional, and social well-being of subsequent generations.

Intergenerational trauma can be caused by a range of factors, such as war, genocide, forced migration, slavery, racism, and discrimination. The trauma can be passed down through the family in a number of ways, such as through parenting styles, family dynamics, and cultural norms and values.

Read more about multicultural therapy here.

Race-based trauma refers to the psychological and emotional distress experienced by individuals who have been exposed to racism, discrimination, and prejudice. It can occur as a result of direct or indirect experiences of racism, including interpersonal racism, institutional racism, and systemic racism.

Race-based trauma can have a range of effects on an individual’s mental health and well-being, including symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and complex trauma. It can also impact an individual’s sense of self, identity, and relationships.

Examples of race-based trauma may include experiencing racial profiling, discrimination in the workplace or school, being the victim of a hate crime, or witnessing acts of racism against oneself or others.

It’s important to note that race-based trauma is a result of systemic issues and not the fault of the individual who experiences it. Treatment for race-based trauma may involve addressing the underlying trauma and developing healthy coping strategies to manage the effects of racism on an individual’s life.

Read more about multicultural therapy here.

Sexual trauma can profoundly impact an individual’s psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. It can affect someone in many ways, such as

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Sexual trauma can lead to the development of PTSD, which can cause symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, and avoidance behaviors.
  • Self-blame and guilt: Many survivors of sexual trauma may feel a sense of shame, guilt, and self-blame, even if they were not at fault.
  • Relationship difficulties: Sexual trauma can also impact an individual’s ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, as well as their ability to trust others.
  • Sexual dysfunction: Sexual trauma can also lead to difficulties with sexual intimacy and functioning, such as pain during sex, difficulty reaching orgasm, and disinterest in sex.

Everyone’s experience with sexual trauma is unique, and the effects may vary from person to person. Treatment for sexual trauma often involves addressing the underlying trauma and developing healthy coping strategies to manage the effects of the trauma on an individual’s life. 

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