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4,882 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Colorado 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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Jaelyn Aragon

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

My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is first and foremost to ensure a safe, comfortable, empowered therapeutic environment. Overall, I take a focused, gentle approach to guide clients through the healing journey of PTSD/trauma recovery.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

While not an exhaustive list, I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy:

  • Trauma-informed CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy done through a lens of understanding the unique impacts of trauma on a client's ability to manage thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors
  • Somatic experiencing: Noticing the impact that positive and negative experiences have on a client's body, aiming to resolve symptoms of stress, shock, and trauma that accumulate in our bodies

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

A client making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy will look different from person to person. Trauma is multi-faceted; there is likely no singular end goal or point where a person will be able to say that their trauma no longer impacts them in some way. A client is making meaningful progress in therapy for PTSD/trauma when they are able to report an improved ability to manage day-to-day symptoms, and when they are able to recount the memory of the experience while holding space for any feelings that may come up.

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

Clients can supplement their time in therapy for PTSD/trauma by giving themselves a lot of grace, patience, and time. Putting focus and energy towards the things a client wants to see improved will help them spend less time feeling “stuck.” Lean on a consistent support person and reach out when needed.

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

To prepare for your first session for concerns of trauma, I encourage individuals to simply show up as they are, and to not put too much pressure on themselves. You get to decide how much information you share in the first session and can decide how much time to spend talking about trauma.

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 Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

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

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • 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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Self-pay costs at Colorado Springs
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 Colorado Springs reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Since day one Marie has been so nice and understanding of all my issues with anger. She has helped me so much to take a step back and analyze issues and approach them in a very calm manner and retrain my brain to deal with anxiety issues that lead to anger. She has helped a ton in putting forth effort to better my marriage and other relationships with family. I couldn’t thank her enough for all her help in the last couple of months and in the future! Love her!! Definitely recommend her!
Read more Since day one Marie has been so nice and understanding of all my issues with anger. She has helped me so much to take a step back and analyze issues and approach them in a very calm manner and retrain my brain to deal with anxiety issues that lead to anger. She has helped a ton in putting forth effort to better my marriage and other relationships with family. I couldn’t thank her enough for all her help in the last couple of months and in the future! Love her!! Definitely recommend her!
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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★★★★★
I have met several therapist and none have came close to helping me navigate the world in the way that Mrs. Marie has. I am forever grateful for having this amazing opportunity to learn from this truly amazing therapist!
Read more I have met several therapist and none have came close to helping me navigate the world in the way that Mrs. Marie has. I am forever grateful for having this amazing opportunity to learn from this truly amazing therapist!
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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I really love [Marie Whatlay], she is really helping me with my attitude, my thought process, thinking before I speak and everything else along with what I need . Just wish it could be in person.
Read more I really love [Marie Whatlay], she is really helping me with my attitude, my thought process, thinking before I speak and everything else along with what I need . Just wish it could be in person.
Colorado Springs Mar 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Cassandra for over 10 years and have seen her work hard for the clients she serves. She is caring and compassionate while also approaching her work with clients and colleagues realistically and honestly. They know she is trustworthy and means what she says, and that it comes from a good place. She genuinely wants the best for others.
Read more I have known Cassandra for over 10 years and have seen her work hard for the clients she serves. She is caring and compassionate while also approaching her work with clients and colleagues realistically and honestly. They know she is trustworthy and means what she says, and that it comes from a good place. She genuinely wants the best for others.
Colorado Springs Jul 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer is one of the best and I'd recommend her to everyone without thinking twice. She's helped me though burnout, anxiety, grief (and so much more), while being one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable therapists I've interacted with.
Read more Jennifer is one of the best and I'd recommend her to everyone without thinking twice. She's helped me though burnout, anxiety, grief (and so much more), while being one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable therapists I've interacted with.
Colorado Springs Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Marie was a phenomenal! Thank you for your knowledge and patience.
Colorado Springs Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer has been working with my daughter for a few months and has developed a safe, reliable & trustworthy relationship with her that has been incredibly valuable to us. My daughter has not only gained comfort through some very difficult times but more importantly has learned & continues to grow healthy coping skills & tools that she will be able to use for the rest of her life! We are incredibly grateful to have found such a dedicated, caring, and valuable therapist!!
Read more Jennifer has been working with my daughter for a few months and has developed a safe, reliable & trustworthy relationship with her that has been incredibly valuable to us. My daughter has not only gained comfort through some very difficult times but more importantly has learned & continues to grow healthy coping skills & tools that she will be able to use for the rest of her life! We are incredibly grateful to have found such a dedicated, caring, and valuable therapist!!
Colorado Springs Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Thriveworks Colorado Springs is really great. It encompasses a wide variety of counselors for a wide variety of mental and emotional health issues. They also have an awesome presence on Facebook with great thought provoking tips, ideas, and suggestions for daily living and dealing with mental and emotional health and well-being.
Read more Thriveworks Colorado Springs is really great. It encompasses a wide variety of counselors for a wide variety of mental and emotional health issues. They also have an awesome presence on Facebook with great thought provoking tips, ideas, and suggestions for daily living and dealing with mental and emotional health and well-being.
Colorado Springs Jun 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located near the intersection of Tenderfoot Hill Rd and Venetucci Blvd, just west of the CanAm Highway. We currently share a building with Colorado Family Counseling Center and Accura Dental Care, and we’re across the street from Home2 Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs South. The closest bus stop is Venetucci/Lake.

Phone number

(719) 259-2834

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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