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

Need more help deciding?

A traumatic event can be an emotional, sexual, or physical one. It can vary widely in the time elapsed and individual responses. But all trauma has two things in common: no one deserves to go through it, and it can have detrimental effects on your life. Michelle Rosenthal says it like this:

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

Thriveworks Dover understands that the mental and emotional scarring a traumatic event can cause makes it seem like healing from a trauma is impossible. Especially when it starts influencing your social life, your job, your ability to sleep, and so much more. These are real, valid doubts, just like your individual experience.

Yes, the pain, anxiety, depression, anger, and everything else that goes into the healing process is real. But they don’t have to weigh you down forever. Healing is possible, and you don’t have to do it alone. Healing from a trauma isn’t always comfortable, it can be exhausting and an uphill battle. Thriveworks Dover respects the strength it takes just to read this and reach out for help. It alone is a testament to your strength, the same strength that will carry you through this hard time and take back the peaceful, fulfilling life you deserve.

What Are Some Symptoms of Trauma?

The brain is an incredible organ that is processing millions of pieces of information every second. It’s through this that we can fully interact with the world, form memories, and feel emotions. But it’s also part of what makes the brain so susceptible to highly stressful and emotional events such as trauma.

A traumatic event can literally form new connections and close old ones in the brain. Trauma can reprogram us to act like we are always in danger, even when everything is entirely safe. How frustrating is it when you can’t even trust your own mind? If you’ve gone through a traumatic event, you know full well how much of an effect it can have. If the brain is so sensitive, is there hope?

Of course! As vulnerable as the brain is, it’s equally as resilient. Researchers use the term neuroplasticity to explain our brain’s remarkable ability to heal. It is more of a moldable plastic than solid stone, so although trauma can shape it, together we can shape it back.

There’s no definitive test or brain scan we can do to pinpoint whose brain is healthy and whose could use some gentle molding. But at the end of the day, a solid prognosis isn’t necessary. If you aren’t happy where you are in life, or are struggling in anyway, that is a good enough reason to come talk to a Thriveworks Dover counselor.

To help you make that decision, here are some common symptoms for people struggling with a trauma:

  • 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

Everyone’s experience with trauma will be different. This can be an isolating and lonely experience—even people who supposedly are going through what you are don’t quite understand your unique situation. That’s one of the reasons seeing a professional counselor can be helpful. Thriveworks Dover strives to make sure you’re not alone as you go through this process. We are here to listen and guide you toward your ideal self.

If you’re still on the edge about reaching out for help, it can never hurt to call. We can help walk you through the decision-making process and provide more details.

How Can We Help?

Thriveworks Dover counselors make sure to individualize each session. You and your experiences are unique, so the therapy process should be too. Our goal will always be to walk beside you, not tell you what to do. We have years of experience exploring the human psyche and learning the best ways to cultivate healing and growth, but you are the only expert on yourself. We are just here to help point a light at some of the darker areas.

Some of the proven techniques we use include:

  • Education on the symptoms of trauma
  • Learning 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.

Thriveworks Dover understands that coping with a trauma is complex, time consuming, and oftentimes exhausting. We are trained to maximize the healing process so you can get the life you want to have—the one you deserve—faster than before.

Your present does not have to be lost to your past. We are excited to hear from you and start the process of healing together

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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | PPO HMO

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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 have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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