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2,413 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Illinois 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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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 Evergreen Park therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Evergreen Park
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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My session is wonderful. I feel good about how it's going.
Patricia Feb 2024
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I just want to thank you for all of your help.
Patricia Jan 2024
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I feel very comfortable with my Dr. Very easy to talk to.
Patricia Jan 2024
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I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
Read more I would like to say thanks to Stephanie for her great care and counsel. She is patient, kind and professional. She's a great listener and encourages and challenges you to make positive changes in your life. No matter what situation you are facing she reminds you that you can achieve positive change in your life. She helps you not to give up hope. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
Evergreen Park Jan 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evergreen Park is located off of S Western Ave. We share a building with Midwestern Career College and Advocate Children’s Medical Group among other businesses. In addition, the Western Ave and 98th St. Bus Stop is at the corner of our building.

Phone number

(773) 985-4588

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • English
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