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4,304 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Ohio 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, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
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Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

I am a person-centered therapist who provides a judgment-free space for clients to share their thoughts and wounds. I aim to work together with them t... I am a person-centered therapist who provides a judgment-free space for clients to share their thoughts and wounds. I aim to work together with them to achieve healing and growth. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

I am passionate about mental health and seek to help with my experience, knowledge, and an open, nonjudgmental ear while offering assistance through p... I am passionate about mental health and seek to help with my experience, knowledge, and an open, nonjudgmental ear while offering assistance through psychotropic and psychotherapeutic interventions. Read more

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

My go-to approach for helping people with PTSD/trauma is beginning with providing a safe environment for them to share their story. I provide psychoeducation on their reaction to what has happened, as oftentimes clients feel like they are crazy for having their reactions to traumatic events. I provide coping skills from cognitive behavioral therapy and from cognitive processing therapy. I find the best benefit in these approaches because they help heal the heart and mind from the trauma that has happened. Narrative therapy is another one I have used and that involves the client writing down what happened and using grounding techniques to help them regulate their emotions while reliving the trauma and making it something that has little impact on them.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach the following tools to help with trauma:

  • Thought stopping: This involves redirecting thoughts to something else such as a game of naming 20 candy bars or naming the 50 states.
  • Breathing exercises that help with regulating the heart rate and breathing to a slower pace.
  • Identifying everything in your surroundings without judging it as good or bad.
  • Snapping a rubber band.
  • Listening to a guided meditation on a place that brings calm or a place you would want to visit.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they rate the impact of their trauma lower than a 5 or 6 out of 10, they display not being bothered by thinking about the trauma, and are no longer dealing with flashbacks or nightmares.

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

Clients can supplement their time in therapy with the CPT app, using their coping skills regularly, and doing any and all homework assigned to help treat the trauma. Reading books that provide education.

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

To prepare for their first therapy session, someone can think about and write down aspects of their trauma. It will be helpful for me to understand what has happened to them and how it impacts them.

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 Cleveland therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Self-pay costs at Cleveland
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 Cleveland reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I had my first session with Kelly Black and I am looking forward to the next one. I suffer from depression and she is helping me find and use ways to deal with and reset my negative thought patterns.
Read more I had my first session with Kelly Black and I am looking forward to the next one. I suffer from depression and she is helping me find and use ways to deal with and reset my negative thought patterns.
Cleveland Mar 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Cleveland, OH is located off Euclid Ave, between Interstate 90 and E 30th Street. Next door to the Innerbelt Lofts, we currently share the building with Quick Employment and Central Kitchen Incubator, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Euclid Ave, you will find the AHF Pharmacy.

Phone number

(614) 689-3972

Languages spoken by OH providers

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