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Discover how starting trauma therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As an African American female who dared to challenge cultural norms within societal and family systems, in search of my own uniquely defined voice and... As an African American female who dared to challenge cultural norms within societal and family systems, in search of my own uniquely defined voice and identity, I can definitely identify with the fears that surround becoming vulnerable to the opinions of others. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Carelon, +15 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +6 more

I believe counseling may be best understood as a collaboration that seeks to resolve your issues and concerns.

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I appreciate the importance of utilizing tools to help you grow at your own pace.

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As a young African American woman in an ever changing society, I wholeheartedly open my mind to you with the goal for you to be successful here or out... As a young African American woman in an ever changing society, I wholeheartedly open my mind to you with the goal for you to be successful here or out in the world. Read more

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As a single mother, I understand the stress of daily responsibilities, lack of self-care, and trying to balance life.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

My goal is to create a safe space to encourage your openness to discuss your concerns.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, +8 more

I'm excited to meet all kinds of clients and have experience treating various psychiatric symptoms.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +14 more

I will use my extensive experience to find the path to wellness that is most appropriate for you.

Starting Trauma therapy

What is Trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on treating the psychological impact of traumatic events on individuals. Trauma therapy helps people process and heal from their trauma by guiding them through their trauma in a compassionate and supportive way, allowing clients to feel the full scope of what happened to them and eventually move on from the event(s). This process helps people who have experienced trauma find ways to feel safe in their life.

How does Trauma therapy work?

Trauma therapy will often require individuals to walk through their experiences in a controlled and compassionate setting (unless the client has a dissociative disorder) so that they can fully process the event, an activity that will allow them to move on from what happened and feel safe again. Thriveworks Atlanta therapists will also help clients learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with their symptoms outside of therapy.

Is Trauma therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks trauma counseling in Atlanta, GA is conducted both in person and online through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Trauma therapy last?

If an individual is working through a single event that occurred during adulthood, they may only need a few months of treatment. However, in instances of childhood trauma or repeated traumatic events, therapy may continue over the course of years. Trauma therapy usually ends when the client believes they have met their therapeutic goals, however long that takes to occur. Thriveworks therapists in Atlanta, GA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Trauma comes with excruciating pain—when you first experience it and for many years to follow. A traumatic experience is one that is deeply disturbing or distressing. Examples include the loss of a close friend or family member, physical or mental abuse, natural disasters, and other near-death experiences. If you encounter a traumatic experience, you will likely feel sad, angry, fearful, confused, and other difficult emotions. On top of that, you might develop PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, especially if you fail to process your trauma properly.

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.” –Michele Rosenthal

Traumatic experiences stick with us because they physically alter our brains. After we experience trauma, our brain enters a state of hyperarousal. It is constantly looking out for threats, especially those that match your previous trauma. That’s where those “triggers” you hear about come in. This hypervigilance is but one of many long-term effects of trauma. It also doubles as a symptom of PTSD.

There is good news. If you are on edge, unhappy, or otherwise affected by trauma, you can receive the right help to work through it and live better. Trauma therapists specialize in helping people just like you. If you are in the Atlanta, GA area, consider working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta. Just call (678) 804-7374 to speak with a member of our scheduling team and get all set up. Keep in mind that in addition to traditional in-person therapy sessions, we offer online counseling too!

Healing from Trauma: Do I Need Help?

As we mentioned earlier, trauma stays with us… unless we intentionally address it, process it, and allow ourselves to move forward. This recovery process involves opening up about your experience as well as how it makes you feel. This can sound intimidating, scary even, but talking about your trauma is crucial to healing. Talking to a friend or family member can be helpful, but talking with a mental health professional is multibeneficial.

Trauma therapists and PTSD therapists have skills, training, and experience specific to trauma and helping people through their trauma. The trauma specialists at Thriveworks Atlanta will provide you with an unbiased, nonjudgmental space to open up. They will also present you with valuable tools for better managing your trauma symptoms. And, perhaps most importantly, they will provide you with perpetual support throughout the process. While trauma isn’t often resolved easily or quickly, it is possible. And we want to help you do it.

What Is Trauma Therapy? How Can It Help?

Trauma therapy is an effective approach to treatment for those who have had traumatic experiences. As we’ve touched on previously, trauma therapy will involve opening up to a trauma specialist about your experience. Your trauma therapist will listen closely and then design a personalized treatment plan to best meet your needs. This plan might involve several therapeutic techniques, but your therapist will have the following goals in mind for you:

  1. Alleviate or better manage your symptoms of trauma/PTSD
  2. Shift your focus from the past to the present
  3. Steadily improve daily functioning
  4. Reclaim power over one’s life

These are big, important goals that will ultimately help you process your trauma and get back to living the life you know and love. You might even have additional goals to add to the list. In any case, the Thriveworks Atlanta PTSD therapists and counselors are happy to walk with you on your journey. They understand just how debilitating trauma can be. They don’t want you to live in the past—they will help you look hopefully to your future.

Work with a Trauma Therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA

Have you encountered a traumatic event? We know that you’re probably struggling as a result. Be sure to take care of yourself and get the help that you need in healing properly. Thriveworks Atlanta, GA has trauma counseling services available for you. Our trauma therapists and PTSD therapists can provide you with treatment that will help you process your trauma and move forward once and for all.

To schedule a trauma therapy appointment, just call our office at (678) 804-7374. We’ll get you set up with one of our skilled, caring professionals who specialize in trauma treatment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Atlanta
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

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My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Read more My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Anne Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Read more I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Anne Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Read more My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Andrianna Jan 2024
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★★☆☆☆
Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Read more Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Chasen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Read more Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Atlanta Aug 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Atlanta is on the corner of Piedmont Road NE and Burke Road NE. Our building is across the street from a Waffle House and BP Gas Station.

Phone number

(678) 679-8404

Languages spoken by GA providers

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