Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In completing her clinical psychology internship and working for several years at the Veterans Administration (VA), Dr. Mavrides developed expertise in working with traumatized individuals. While many veterans have been traumatized by combat experiences, many others have experienced trauma as a result of other life experiences in and out of the military, including sexual assault, vehicle crashes, and more. In her work as a certified doula, she also witnessed difficult births and traumatic postpartum experiences.  There is also growing evidence to support the notion that parents of premature and fragile infants requiring hospitalization in the NICU after birth may also suffer from PTSD. Dr. Mavrides wants to bring her experience with all these types of trauma together to help clients in her practice.

The details of each person's PTSD may be unique, but the symptoms and life problems are all too similar.  Dr. Mavrides has been trained in the psychodynamic treatment of PTSD, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.  She is currently pursuing additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.  Please contact Dr. Mavrides to discuss the best treatment for you if you are ready to try to put a trauma from your past squarely in the past.


Pregnancy- and Childbirth-related Trauma
Traumatic Childbirth
PATTCh: Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Birth

Trauma after NICU Hospitalization
When the Stress of the NICU Persists
NY Times: For Parents on NICU, Trauma May Last
Military Trauma
Protect Our Defenders: Resource Library

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
MST Facts and Programs at the VA
Make the Connection: Overcoming MST
Stateside Legal: MST Resources for Women

Sexual Trauma & Rape
RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)