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29,212 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in North Carolina 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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Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +13 more

Nosaba Naveed is a multidimensional, multicultural, family systemic therapist.

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Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, Life Transition, +5 more

As a heterosexual African American male, I understand the issues of trauma/PTSD, general DSM-5-related mental disorders, and testing / evaluation.

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +4 more

As a black man who grew up with a family member who struggled with depression, I have seen first hand the struggle that families go through in dealing... As a black man who grew up with a family member who struggled with depression, I have seen first hand the struggle that families go through in dealing with a loved one's emotional pain. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

As a clinician with a wide scope of practice experience, and an individual living with a mental health disorder, I understand the importance of provid... As a clinician with a wide scope of practice experience, and an individual living with a mental health disorder, I understand the importance of providing a balance of empathy, directness, positive regard, and the ability to teach the tools of coping skills to manage mental health symptoms and other stressors in order to thrive! Read more

Emma Pluta

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

My therapy is trauma-focused. I have been trained in the first part of EMDR, but have not as yet completed the whole training. Trauma is so prevalent in our society, and it's important to at least have some understanding of how it affects the person and all those they interact with.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach body/feeling awareness, grounding, trauma-focused therapy, and EMDR.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when he/she can talk about the trauma-causing incident(s) without emotional dysregulation. Nightmares and hypervigilance decrease or stop, disassociation decreases, and their everyday functioning improves.

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

Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy with good nutrition, exercise, and quality sleep. Also, using their self-regulation tools and taking any medications prescribed consistently.

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

To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, someone can use their coping skills, be prepared to talk about it on whatever level they feel comfortable with, and have a safe supportive environment.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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★★★★
Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★
The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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