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Ashley Almeida

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

My go-to approach for PTSD and trauma therapy is a trauma-informed approach focused on helping the client process their narrative. Another important and widely regarded form of trauma therapy is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

In PTSD/trauma therapy, I work with folks to build regulation skills and give them a lot of psychoeducation and unconditional positive regard.

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

Clients can know if they’re making progress if they become any less symptomatic, are better able to understand their narrative, and are more able to regulate themselves.

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

To supplement PTSD/trauma therapy, clients can and should use breathing techniques to self-regulate, exercise or move, and engage in their community.

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

To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy appointment, clients should explore their therapy options to help them understand what their options are!

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 Attleboro 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 Attleboro, MA 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 Attleboro, MA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Have you ever experienced or witnessed a disturbing event that stuck with you for days, maybe even weeks afterward? This is a mere taste of trauma. Trauma is a disturbing event that causes psychological distress, often for years following. The individual can develop symptoms like shock, anger, irritability, guilt, anxiety, and withdrawal from others, all of which make day to day functioning difficult. Additionally, if they fail to properly confront and process their trauma, they can go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“Then again, he supposed the healing process, in contrast to trauma, was gentle and slow… the soft closing of a door, rather than a slam.” –JR Ward

When someone experiences a traumatic event, their brain changes. It enters a state of hyperarousal, in which it’s always looking for dangerous or threatening externals. Think loud or sudden noises and quick movements. And it pays expressly close attention to threats that remind you of your previous trauma; hence, triggers.

The fortunate part is that there is help available. Professional help that can assist individuals in managing their trauma symptoms, healing from PTSD, and ultimately moving forward with their life—one that isn’t hung up on a terrible event in the past. We have trauma therapists here at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro who can provide you with this help and support. To schedule your appointment, just call our office at (508) 205-0195.

Trauma Help: Do I Need Trauma Therapy?

As we started to discuss, trauma sticks with us—sometimes for months, sometimes for years after the event. It all depends on when and how we address our trauma. “The major symptoms of PTSD include irritability, agitation, hypervigilance, anxious or depressed mood, social isolation, nightmares, and flashbacks,” explains Paige Hartmann, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Thriveworks in Attleboro, MA. “Symptoms such as social isolation/avoidance and anxious/depressed mood may emerge first as full symptoms of PTSD often do not present until several months or even up to a year later following exposure to a traumatic event.”

To recover and move on, we must open up about our experience as well as how it has affected us. What emotions are you experiencing? Are you struggling at work or in your relationships as a result? Talking to a trusted loved one can prove beneficial, but working with a mental health professional can help you make leaps and bounds in your recovery.

The trauma therapists and PTSD therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro have impressive skillsets and ample experience specific to trauma recovery. They can offer that unbiased, nonjudgmental, and professional relationship that will empower you to open up and heal. They will also teach you valuable tools for managing your trauma and/or PTSD symptoms well. Finally, they will provide you with endless support on your recovery journey.

How Does Trauma Therapy Work? Can It Help Me?

Trauma therapy is one form of trauma treatment that has proven to help many people process and heal from their traumatic experiences. This specific approach to treatment requires delving into your experience and discussing it with a trained professional. If you decide to partner with one of our trauma therapists, they will listen intently and then develop an individualized treatment plan that will best meet your unique needs. “Therapy can help one manage their symptoms of PTSD by developing coping skills and grounding techniques to utilize when flashbacks or other triggers/symptoms related to their trauma arise,” Hartmann explains. “Individuals are able to work through their trauma in a therapeutic setting when they establish a strong rapport with their therapist and begin to feel comfortable processing their traumatic experience at their own pace.”

Primary goals for trauma therapy include:

  1. Learning to better manage your trauma/PTSD symptoms
  2. Shifting your focus from your past trauma to your promising future
  3. Improving steadily throughout treatment
  4. Taking back control over your own life

These goals will help you process all of your pent-up emotions related to your trauma and in turn heal. You might have other goals to tack on to the list, too. Whatever the case is, the trauma specialists at Thriveworks in Attleboro are here to guide on your journey that is healing from your traumatic experience. They want to help you find hope, health, and happiness again.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA

Are you left reeling after a traumatic experience? We know that you might be feeling hopeless and scared right now, but we want you to know that we can help you. Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA has trauma therapists and PTSD counselors who can provide you with life-changing guidance and support. They will help you turn away from the past and walk forward confidently into your future.

To begin working with one of our trauma therapists, just give our office a call at (508) 205-0195. We can get you scheduled and set up to meet with your provider ASAP. For many new clients, this means meeting their therapist within 24 hours of their call. Also, keep in mind that we have in-person and online therapy sessions available.

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 Attleboro therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Attleboro
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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Dave Feb 2024
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It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
Read more It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
Attleboro Jun 2018
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Well organized and my therapist seems great.
Attleboro Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Attleboro is located just off of N Main St. where it intersects with Park St. We currently share a building with Attleboro Friends of Cats among other businesses. Across N Main St. is a larger building where Spooky Games, T & T Nail Salon, and others are located.

Phone number

(508) 406-9434

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
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