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I am a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) that is here to help you face whatever mental health challenges you are struggling wi... I am a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) that is here to help you face whatever mental health challenges you are struggling with. Read more

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I believe in an integrative approach that will create a strong foundation and will result in the best outcomes for the clients in my care.

Aldeena McAlister

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

My go-to approach for treating PTSD is approaching the traumatic event as something that happened in the past as a part of the client's timeline. It's not what happens to you, it's what you believe about yourself in response to what happens to you. By working with the belief, healing can occur. If we focus on the event, nothing can be changed, because we can't change the past.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach the following tools in trauma therapy:

  • When you think about this event, what do you believe about yourself?
  • What would you prefer to believe? What do you need to get there?
  • Pay attention to the body, it has the answers you are looking for.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in trauma counseling when they are compassionate toward that part of themselves that lived through the experience.

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

Clients can supplement their time in trauma counseling by continuing to implement compassionate inquiry. This is a process of being curious rather than critical toward themselves.

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

To prepare for your first session, you can simply show up with an open mind.

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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 Fort Worth therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Fort Worth
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 love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Read more I love my Dr Odu-Onikosi. But I have had several very bad experiences with the appt makers and supervisors over the appt making ( if there are any supervisors ....as no one has ever called me back ) The mis information they provide is gross and straight up not correct. You are probably losing patients over this as if I didn't like my Dr so much this second instance would have made me stop using Thrive for my needs all together.
Sara Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Very good process!
Jerry Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Always professional and kind
Miriam Jan 2024
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★★★★★
James seems to have a lot of knowledge in the area I need help in.
Jerry Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Fort Worth is located at the intersection of W Magnolia Ave and Fairmount Ave. We currently share the building with Envoy Hospice, among other businesses, and are located next door to the restaurant The Usual.

Phone number

(682) 223-4725

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
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