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

Need more help deciding?

A traumatic event is one that causes long-term harm, physically, mentally, or emotionally. Common examples of trauma include sexual abuse, war combat, natural disasters, and domestic violence. Whatever the traumatic event or circumstance is, it negatively impacts the victim’s life. One might have nightmares about their trauma every night or suffer from anxious thoughts related to the event. They might even experience uncontrollable physical reactions to people, places, or things that remind them of their trauma.

“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula

that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed.

Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.”

–Dawn Serra

If the trauma goes unaddressed or is not properly managed, the victim might develop a condition called posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD comes with harmful symptoms like flashbacks, fear, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, emotional detachment, guilt, and more. The good news, though, is that it isn’t too late for an individual with PTSD to heal from the traumatic event they have experienced and live a happy, healthy life again.

Have you witnessed a traumatic event? Consider working with a trauma therapist, psychologist, or counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. We have experts on staff who specialize in helping clients work through trauma and manage symptoms of PTSD. They have tools that will help you heal properly. To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at (240) 513-3093. A scheduling specialist will take your information and then set you up with a skilled, caring provider who can help you live better.

Do I Have PTSD? Signs and Symptoms

You might not recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD, even if you are suffering with the disorder yourself. PTSD is characterized by the following:

  • Your life was threatened or you suffered a serious injury
  • You’ve developed symptoms related to your trauma, like recurrent nightmares or thoughts, flashbacks, or intense distress when exposed to triggers
  • You go out of your way to avoid triggers, as demonstrated by your effort to avoid harmful thoughts, feelings, or external stimuli.
  • You display outburst of anger, moodiness, or reckless behavior related to the traumatic event

The symptoms above can change life as you know it. They can make getting out of bed, concentrating at work, and enjoying your relationships extremely difficult. Fortunately, you can get effective treatment for your PTSD or traumatic experience. A trauma therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda can help you to process the trauma, manage the damage, and ultimately live a happier life.

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

The therapists at Thriveworks Bethesda understand that every trauma is different. If you decide to partner with one of our trauma therapists or psychologists, they will first work to understand your specific experience and presentation of symptoms. They will then come up with a treatment plan that will best help you. Your trauma therapist will use multiple techniques to help you process the trauma, manage symptoms, and accomplish your goals in therapy. Several common goals include:

  • Coming to terms with the trauma
  • Properly managing PTSD symptoms
  • Learning tools for relapse prevention
  • Improving quality of life
  • Focusing on a better future.

Every traumatic experience is different, which means every experience in therapy needs to be different. The trauma therapists at Thriveworks Bethesda tailor treatment to each client. They will work to provide the very best care for you. If you have witnessed a traumatic event and have yet to address it, give us a call today. We want to help you heal as soon as possible. And as far as we’re concerned, you’ve already waited long enough! Get back to a happier, healthier you.

Schedule an Appointment for Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Bethesda

If you’ve experienced a traumatic event, it’s important you get the proper care and treatment. The trauma therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Bethesda possess a unique set of skills, have gone through extensive training, and have plenty of experience to help you live better. Additionally, they truly care about your wellbeing and they want to see you get back to that happy, healthy person you were before.

When you’re ready, call us at (240) 513-3093 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and we will be ready to get started!

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Bethesda
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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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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