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Andrew Haynes

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What is your go-to approach for PTSD/trauma therapy?

For clients struggling with PTSD/trauma, I combine client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With client-centered therapy, I establish a nonjudgmental environment where clients can openly share their stories, fostering a sense of being heard and understood. CBT techniques are utilized to help clients identify and challenge any distorted beliefs that may be impacting their well-being. This integrated approach aims to promote self-awareness and empower clients to manage their beliefs that fuel their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors more effectively. Moreover, I assist the client in crafting detailed trauma narratives, which ultimately help shift traumatic events from the forefront of their mind to become mere background noise.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

In aiding clients dealing with PTSD/trauma, I teach them about the structure of the ego personality, relaxation techniques to alleviate hyperarousal, emotional awareness and examination, reframing and restructuring beliefs, and the significance of crafting vivid trauma narratives at their pace.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they demonstrate improved emotional regulation, reduced hyperarousal symptoms, increased ability to cope with triggers, and a greater sense of self-awareness and empowerment. They may also show signs of decreased avoidance behaviors, enhanced interpersonal relationships, and a gradual shift from feeling overwhelmed by trauma memories to gaining a sense of mastery and control over their emotions and experiences. Additionally, clients making meaningful progress often exhibit increased engagement in therapy, willingness to explore difficult emotions and memories, and a growing ability to implement healthy coping strategies in their daily lives.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement PTSD/trauma therapy?

Clients can supplement PTSD/trauma therapy in their personal time by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Engaging in regular physical exercise can also help release pent-up tension and promote overall well-being. Journaling can be a valuable tool for processing emotions, thoughts, and trauma-related experiences. Seeking out support from trusted friends, family members, or support groups can provide additional emotional support and validation. Engaging in creative activities such as art, music, or writing can serve as a cathartic outlet for expressing and processing emotions. Finally, practicing self-care activities such as getting adequate rest, maintaining a healthy diet, and engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation can contribute to a sense of balance and resilience in coping with PTSD/trauma.

What should someone do to prepare for starting PTSD/trauma therapy?

To prepare for starting PTSD/trauma therapy, individuals should spend time reflecting on their traumatic experiences and emotions, identify specific goals or areas they want to work on, gather relevant information about their trauma, establish a support network, practice self-care techniques such as relaxation and mindfulness, approach therapy with an open mind and willingness to explore difficult emotions, and set realistic expectations for the therapeutic process. These steps can help individuals feel more prepared and engaged in their therapy journey.

Starting PTSD/trauma therapy

What is PTSD/trauma therapy?

At Thriveworks, PTSD/trauma therapy involves dedicated efforts to address and navigate through past and/or recent traumatic events. Therapists specializing in trauma create a secure environment to process and heal from these experiences, aiming to reduce trauma-related symptoms and enhance overall quality of life.

How does PTSD/trauma therapy work?

Our Thriveworks providers use PTSD/trauma therapy treatments like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing EMDR, CBT, and exposure therapy with the goal of helping clients process the traumatic events they have experienced so that they can to start feeling safe and secure again.

Symptoms of PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can vary but often include:

  • Flashbacks and distressing memories of the traumatic event
  • Nightmares and sleep disturbances
  • Intense anxiety and irritability
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Negative changes in mood and thought patterns
  • Increased arousal, like difficulty concentrating or exaggerated startle response

How do you overcome PTSD triggers?

The best way to overcome PTSD triggers is to seek the assistance of a professional therapist, such as those at Thriveworks, who can help you to understand and treat your PTSD triggers.

What type of therapist is best for PTSD?

In most cases, a therapist who specializes in PTSD/trauma therapy is the best type of mental health professional to address the symptoms of PTSD.

Is PTSD/trauma therapy conducted in person or online?

PTSD/trauma therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long should you go to therapy for PTSD?

If a client is working through a single traumatic event that occurred as an adult, trauma or PTSD therapy may only take a few months, but in general, it can take a year or more to effectively treat trauma symptoms and PTSD. The duration of treatment is highly dependent on the client and the severity of their symptoms.

How successful is therapy for PTSD?

The success rate of therapy for PTSD depends entirely on the individual's symptoms, commitment to attending sessions, and personal abilities.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Duluth therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Duluth
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.1 Learn about verified reviews
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My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Read more My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Qingqing Feb 2024
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Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Read more Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Tracy Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist and I have learned much about myself!
Karen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Read more Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Duluth Jan 2022
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★★★★
My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Read more My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Duluth Aug 2021
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★★★★★
Very good
Atlanta Jun 2018
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★★★★★
I felt better about myself walking out of the session...
Atlanta Apr 2018
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★★★★
Enjoyed my first session.
Atlanta Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth is located off of Abbotts Bridge Road, and near Kani House. You will find an Urgent Care Center across the street, and an Extra Space Storage down the road.

Phone number

(678) 679-9918

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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