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37,542 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +10 more

Whether you have a serious issue, specific challenge, or are just looking to increase happiness and improve your quality of life, I can help.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, +31 more
Military / Veteran, Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, Anxiety, +2 more

As a nurturer by nature, I approach each session with empathy and a willingness to hear my clients.

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Hear from our clinicians

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

Katherine: Trauma is unique to each individual. I explain to my clients that trauma can affect relationships and how a person responds to things. If you are experiencing anxiety, or depression, feeling like you are just trying to survive, or are easily irritated, it may be due to trauma. Trauma is not only about emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Trauma is something that changes your course. Some people use unhealthy ways to help them cope with it, like alcohol, drugs, self-harm, or suicide. This does not make you a bad person. You are just trying to survive the best way you know how. The key is to find the right person to help you.

Susan: I find that the best benefit of PTSD/trauma therapy is not to necessarily relive the trauma but to explore how that trauma is currently impacting their lives.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

Katherine: I cater my approach to the person. Some people need to take it slow. Some want to talk about what happened. Not everyone needs to relive the trauma to process the trauma. I talk to the client and ask them how they would like to approach it. Clients need to feel they have options and choices.

Susan: By using various types of therapy such as ACT, CBT, or DBT, clients are taught to accept their internal experiences, reduce overwhelming emotions, improve relationships, and restore functioning.

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

Katherine: I can tell when a client is making progress when their symptoms start to decrease. If they were just trying to survive, they start to relax and not feel exhausted all the time. They start to feel something is different. They can think clearly. They are no longer restless. The client communicates what they like and don't like. They express they feel better.

Susan: I will know that a client is making meaningful progress when the individual reports that they are having meaningful life experiences and have decreased avoidance.

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

Katherine: Clients can read different books about trauma. They can do self-care. Self-care is about taking care of yourself and doing things that you enjoy. It is important to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. This can be reading a good book, watching a funny show, going for a walk, exercising, or anything that you enjoy.

Susan: Clients will supplement their time outside of therapy by journaling at home and doing homework that will help them learn to implement strategies to improve functioning.

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

Katherine: A person needs to decide if they want things to be different. Are you ready to go on a journey of getting to know about yourself and how things affect you? If you are ready for change, then maybe therapy is for you. If you want to address your childhood or past and feel that I may be the right fit, then make an appointment with me or any therapist.

Susan: To prepare for the first session, clients can identify the emotional toll that interferes with functioning, impairing relationships and interfering with their quality of life.

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 Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
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

5.0 Thriveworks Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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