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20,582 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Massachusetts 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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Good news! We have 28 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

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 Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • 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

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Cambridge
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

4.8 Thriveworks Cambridge reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Read more I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Great representation.
Cambridge Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Good
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Been good so far
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Couldn’t be happier.
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Read more Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Cambridge Aug 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Read more So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Cambridge Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Grateful to have found your practice.
Cambridge Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is near Cooper Park, off of Centre Street and Hancock Street.

Phone number

(617) 764-9202

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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