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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 lives.

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

Need more help deciding?

Trauma is an extremely distressing experience that leaves a negative psychological impact. Examples of a traumatic event include physical assault, emotional abuse, natural disasters, military combat, the loss of a loved one, a vehicular crash, and getting bullied. As you can see, a wide variety of experiences can be traumatic and leave the individual(s) grappling in the aftermath for years to come.

Fortunately, there is treatment out there for people who have experienced trauma as well as those who have gone on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Several forms of therapy have proven effective, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Whichever you choose or decide works best for you, trauma therapy can help you come to terms with your experience, better manage symptoms, and live happier.

“This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as, ‘getting over it.’ There is no ‘back to the old me.’ You are different now, full stop. This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy.” –Catherine Woodiwiss

Have you witnessed a traumatic event? Are you struggling to go about your normal day-to-day? Consider working with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Aurora. These experts are ready and eager to help you heal from your trauma and get back to normal living. They have worked hard to obtain the necessary skills, training, and experience to help clients just like you live better after experiencing trauma. If you think that you could find value in working with a trauma therapist, reach out to Thriveworks Aurora at (303) 731-3701. We’re here to help you when you decide you’re ready!

What Are the Symptoms of Trauma and PTSD?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) states that PTSD is characterized by specific symptoms that present after exposure to a traumatic event. While symptom presentation can vary on an individual basis, the following are common emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms:

  • Recurrent memories of the event that cause distress
  • Flashbacks, in which the individual feels like they’re experiencing the event all over again
  • Intense psychological distress results from exposure to triggers that remind the individual of the traumatic event
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Lack of interest in once enjoyed or beloved activities
  • Feelings of detachment from day to day life or loved ones
  • Inability to feel positive emotions, like happiness or excitement
  • Reckless or self-destructive behavior

Are any of these symptoms characteristic of your new normal? Are you struggling to manage these symptoms and live a happy life? We have good news: A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Aurora can help you. They understand these symptoms and they know how to help you better manage them to live a better life. You can get started in trauma therapy today, just give Thriveworks Aurora a call.

What Is Trauma Therapy? How Does It Work?

As we touched on previously, there are several effective forms of treatment for trauma and PTSD. The type of treatment that is best suited for you will depend on your symptoms, your triggers, and your unique needs. Think about what goals you have for trauma therapy. Common goals include:

  1. Accepting that the experience happened
  2. Reducing or learning to cope with symptoms
  3. Rebuilding confidence
  4. Improving daily functioning
  5. Feeling excited or hopeful about the future

Decide what your main goals are and then communicate these goals to your trauma therapist. They will use all of the information you give them to design an effective treatment plan for you, of which might involve talking to your therapist about your traumatic experience, discovering triggers, exploring relationships, and identifying the right way forward.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Aurora Today

Trauma therapy proves valuable to those who have experienced any number of traumatic events, from physical assault to bullying. If you’re struggling post-trauma and think that you could benefit from working with an expert, reach out to Thriveworks Aurora. We want to get you the help that you need and guide you toward living a happy, healthy life again. You can easily schedule an appointment by calling (303) 731-3701. We’re ready when you are.

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 Aurora therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Currently, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Aurora is located off of E 2nd Ave, across the street from Red Sky Condominiums and Aurora Epoxy Flooring and just north of City Center Park. Our building is shared by New Horizons Primary Care and Recovery Monitoring Solutions Aurora. The closest bus stop is around the corner at Sable Blvd. and 2nd Ave.

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(302) 244-7419

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