Providing In-Person and Virtual Therapy

Liz Gruber, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Trauma & PTSD

Many people will experience some form of trauma in their life such as a natural disaster, an accident, loss of a loved one, witnessing violence, experiencing neglect or a criminal act, etc. Some may recover rather quickly while for others, it can take years. In some cases, recovery might not start until years after the traumatic event. Trauma can cause severe disruption to one’s social, physical and emotional functioning. This can manifest as nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance of places that trigger distressing memories, dizziness, sweating, irritability, fear, depression, pain and more. 

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I’ve worked with individuals across the lifespan who have endured trauma. It is common for trauma survivors to be hesitant to talk about their experiences even when they seek therapy. I work with folks where they are at and know it takes tremendous courage to initiate help. Trauma focused therapy is a key component to healing. It includes multiple modalities that ultimately help reduce the frequency and intensity of distressing memories, learn coping strategies when experiencing distressing sensations, move trauma from being stuck in the body, and improve emotion regulation. This helps individuals make meaning of their experience without trauma dictating their life, communicate more effectively, and develop meaningful relationships.

Sample Road Location


4400 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek, FL 33069



Hillsboro Boulevard Location


5300 W. Hillsboro Blvd.,
Suite 210,
Coconut Creek, FL 33073



Office Hours

Additional weekday day times per appointment only

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday - Sunday


Contact Us


Dr. Liz Gruber

mail Fax: (561) 544-7147

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9a.m. - 6 p.m.

Additional weekday times available per appointment only