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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

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I personally understand the challenges of mental illness, life changes, managing stress, and needing help, especially in therapy.

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The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to bu... The key to health and happiness is balance: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually; trauma makes it hard to know what balance is and how to build it, and I'm here to help. Read more

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

Need more help deciding?

How trauma manifests is vastly different based on the event, the individual response, and the time elapsed. The two things it always has in common are: no one deserves it, and it can have widespread negative effects on your life.

“Trauma creates changes you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” – Michelle Rosenthal

When trauma starts affecting your job, sleep, social life, and so much more, it can feel like healing is impossible. This is a real, valid feeling, but that doesn’t make it true. The pain, anger, anxiety, depression, and everything else you may be feeling is very much real. But they don’t have to be forever. Healing is possible.

Thriveworks Columbus trauma therapy understands that it takes strength just to read this and reach out. Healing can be an exhausting, uphill battle. But you have already proven you have the strength to get back to the peaceful, fulfilling life you deserve.

What Are Some Symptoms of Trauma?

The brain can process millions of pieces of information every second. It is sensitive enough to form the picture of the world as we know it: full of emotions, memories, and sensation. But that beauty is also what makes trauma so harmful.

Traumatic events can destroy connections in the brain and build new ones, reprograming us. After a trauma, people might find themselves acting like they’re always in danger even when they aren’t. It can feel like your own mind can’t be trusted!

With such a sensitive brain, can we even hope in healing? Absolutely! If trauma can mold the brain, we can mold it back. The brain’s ability to heal has been coined neuroplasticity by researchers. It turns out our brain is more of a moldable plastic than hard stone.

There’s not a twenty-question test or brain scan to diagnosis a trauma. Thriveworks Columbus meets you where you’re at, so no matter your levels of impairment or traumatic event, we would love to meet you and talk with you through next steps.

Some common symptoms of people struggling with a trauma include:

  • Recurrent, painful dreams
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional numbness
  • Jittery/always on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hesitancy to open up to other people, even those you trusted before the trauma
  • Persistent fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame
  • Diminished interest in activities you previously enjoy
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • A general feeling of detachment from the world or yourself
  • Continuous feeling of discomfort in stomach and gut

What compounds the pain of a trauma is how isolating it can feel. Even the people who experienced the same exact event will respond differently. It can feel like you’re the only person in the world who feels like you do. That’s probably true, but it doesn’t mean you have to heal alone. Thriveworks Columbus is here to walk with you and guide you toward health and growth.

How Can We Help?

Thriveworks Columbus has spent years exploring the human psyche and learning the best techniques to stimulate growth and healing, but your individuality will always be the foremost factor in our sessions. Our grief counselors strive to walk beside you as you heal, not tell you what to do. Only you command yourself, we just might point some light at the darker areas of your life.

In a Thriveworks Columbus counseling session, we might use:

  • Education on the symptoms of trauma.
  • Effective coping skills when symptoms do flare up (things like relaxation exercises, anger-management techniques and guided imagery).
  • Guidance on how to better manage sleep, exercise and diet—which may have been severely impacted by the traumatic event and are vital in the healing process.
  • Identify and address any guilt, self-blame or other negative emotions surrounding what happened. The trauma is not your fault.
  • Walk through the lingering fear and anxiety. It can be painful, but the unaddressed emotions play a large part in the negative aftermath of a trauma.
  • Address any comorbid struggles such as anxiety or depression.

Coping with a trauma has a lot of pieces, and it can be time consuming and exhausting. You are strong enough to get back to that life you had before and create the one you always dreamed of. Your present does not have to belong to your past.

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 Columbus 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 Columbus
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
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I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
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