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20,582 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Massachusetts 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.

Need more help deciding?

Trauma is an experience that causes distress and has a lasting or long-term impact on an individual. For example, an individual who is physically or emotionally abused, a victim of bullying, a military veteran—all of these individuals can be considered victims of trauma. As you can see, there are a variety of events that can cause trauma; the decisive factor is whether or not the event or experience had a serious psychological impact.

Victims of trauma can struggle in any and all areas of life after their experience. The good news, though, is that there is help available to these individuals. Trauma therapists and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapists specialize in helping people to heal after trauma, which involves processing the event, managing emotions, and identifying their new normal. If you are a victim of trauma, be sure that you take the steps to heal properly. Consider working with a trauma therapist who has the right skills and training to assist you.

“I did not ask for the things that I’ve been through, and I certainly did not ask my mind to paint and repaint the pictures in flashback form.” –Michelle Groth

Trauma and PTSD can make you feel terrible: it can come with troubling memories and flashbacks that put you right back in the distressing event. Know that you don’t have to manage these symptoms alone. A trauma therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks in Framingham can help you process your trauma, manage your symptoms, and live better post-trauma. They will lead with their caring nature and, of course, their skills and tools specific to trauma. If you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (508) 392-4269. We’ll be here.

Common Symptoms of PTSD: Nightmares, Flashbacks…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 7 or 8 out of every 100 people in the US will have PTSD at one point in their lives. Additionally, 8 million US adults are facing PTSD in any given year. As we touched on above, one can develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event, be it a physically or mentally dangerous event. Garrett Ellis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at our Framingham office explains what this might look like: “The major symptoms of PTSD include recurrent, involuntary, and intrusive memories of a traumatic event, distressing dreams related to the event(s), flashbacks, avoidance of or efforts to avoid distressing memories, thoughts, or feelings associated with the traumatic event(s), avoidance of external reminders (people, places, activities, situations, etc.), persistent feelings of fear, horror, anger, guilt, shame, etc., hypervigilance, sleep disturbance, and difficulty focusing and concentrating.”

Are you currently experiencing a combination of the above symptoms? Do you feel helpless or hopeless after your traumatic event? Get the help and support you need in trauma therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham.

How Does Trauma and PTSD Therapy Work?

There are several effective approaches to trauma or PTSD therapy, which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Your therapist will first get to know you a little better before they determine the best plan of treatment. They will want to know about the symptoms you have been experiencing, as well as any goals you have identified for this process.

That said, you can count on a supportive space for working through your trauma at Thriveworks Counseling. “Experiencing trauma is life-changing, and can have a great impact on our ability to function effectively. Therapy can help by establishing a safe, trusting, and secure professional relationship, learning effective coping mechanisms that allow one to manage their symptoms, and defining the trauma and exploring its impact on function,” says Ellis. “It is through this process that the individual can work through their trauma, gain insight and skills, and begin working towards recovery.”

Schedule a Trauma Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Framingham

Trauma can have a long-term, even lasting impact on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. While it isn’t our fault that we witnessed such a distressing event, it is our responsibility to ensure that we get the help that we need. Find help and healing in trauma therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham.

We have trauma and PTSD therapists on staff who are ready to assist you on your journey. If or when you are ready to schedule your appointment, give us a call at (508) 392-4269.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Framingham therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Framingham
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 Thriveworks Framingham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Read more Janan is a great therapist who works to understand and meet clients where they are at. I would highly recommend her!
Framingham Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Read more Brandon is a very upstanding person, whose kindness will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable opening up. He will help you learn coping strategies to overcome any obstacles you may be facing in your life. He can help you set personal goals that you will be able to successfully accomplish. He is empathetic and sensitive to your needs. I would highly recommend Brandon as your next counselor!
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Read more I highly recommend Brandon Ellis, he is compassionate and thorough. I’m confident that you won’t regret scheduling a session to meet him. He is dedicated to be in your corner.
Framingham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Read more Brandon Ellis is by far one of the best counselors that I’ve worked with! His integrity, wisdom, and motivation surpasses anyone that I’ve had! If you’re struggling and want great results, contact Brandon Ellis. You will not be disappointed.
Framingham Nov 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham is located in the Crown Building off Worcester Road, less than 500 feet from the intersection of Worcester and Cochituate Road. Behind the Crown Building you will find Sucker Pond.

Phone number

(508) 388-1648

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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