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

Need more help deciding?

For the first few years of their relationship, John didn’t realize that he was a victim of constant mental and emotional abuse. But as soon as it became clear to him, he ended the relationship and parted ways with his gaslighting ex-girlfriend. He insists to his friends and family that he’s fine, that he’s just glad he got out of the relationship when he did. But John isn’t yet healed. He has nightmares about his ex, flashbacks to instances of abuse, and finds concentrating at work almost impossible. Additionally, he isolates himself from his loved ones—insisting that he’d rather just be alone right now.

An abusive relationship is but one example of a traumatic experience. And John’s specific experience, which we just detailed above, depicts just several of many harmful effects that can come with trauma. Trauma is defined as an event or experience that causes one psychological distress. It can come in the form of an abusive relationship—mentally or physically—or it can come in the form of a great loss (be it the loss of a loved one or a beloved job), a natural disaster, a near-death experience, exposure to violence, and more. And, as you can see in the example above, it can leave one struggling to resume life.

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable

can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they

become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we

trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

–Fred Rogers

If you are a victim of trauma, and you are in the Fairfield, CT area, consider working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks. We have therapists, counselors, and psychologists on our team who specialize in helping people heal from their traumatic experience(s). These professionals want to help you get back to a happy, healthy, successful you. If you’re ready to meet with one of them, just give Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT a call at (203) 433-3563. We can get you scheduled right away.

What Is Trauma Therapy? How Does It Work?

Therapists, counselors, and psychologists work to provide their clients with a comfortable space for talking about and working through their problems. This process often involves sharing difficult thoughts and feelings as well as discussing individual experiences that have had a major impact on them. Trauma therapists and PTSD therapists have this same goal in mind, only their treatment is trauma-focused and an end goal is to heal from and/or gain closure from your trauma.

Your trauma therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT will guide you in processing your trauma, exploring emotions, and coping with PTSD symptoms in each session. Common PTSD symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Sleep disturbances (e.g., nightmares or insomnia)
  • Self-destruction
  • Emotional detachment
  • Hypervigilance
  • Hostility
  • Depression and/or anxiety

You might develop these quickly or more slowly post-trauma. In either case, it’s important that you learn to cope with these symptoms as you heal from your traumatic experience. A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Counseling can help you navigate this journey.

How Can a Trauma Therapist, Psychologist Help Me?

The trauma therapists, PTSD counselors, and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling can help you make important progress in healing from your traumatic experience and moving forward with your life. More specifically, your therapist will help you to…

  1. Identify your trauma and understand the psychology of trauma
  2. Open up about and feel all of your feelings related to your experience
  3. Develop tools for coping with PTSD symptoms
  4. Press play on the life you know and love again

The trauma therapists and PTSD counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT can help you heal from your traumatic experience and get back on your feet again.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT

Every traumatic experience and the individual’s response to it is different. Your trauma therapist will take a look at your specific trauma, response, needs, and goals, to develop the best possible treatment plan for you. If you’re ready to experience this personalized treatment, just give Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT a call at (203) 433-3563.

Thriveworks Counseling has next-day appointments as well as evening and weekend sessions available for you. Just call in to schedule on a day and time that works for you.

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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

Phone number

(203) 793-0805

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