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1,727 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Missouri 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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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS, Carelon, +15 more
Domestic Abuse, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Stress, Women’s Issues, +10 more

As someone with many years of experience who loves to continually learn, I am well-equipped to address a multitude of problems.

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Linda Simmons

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

The approach I use most frequently in treating trauma/PTSD is EMDR therapy. Over the years, I have found this to be quite effective, as it is more likely to address the root source of the problem.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

As a certified EMDR therapist, I guide clients through the 8-phase process of treatment to help them reach their goal of healing. Part of the 8 phases includes practical tools and information that help with emotional regulation.

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

Typically, successful EMDR therapy addresses trauma memories in such a way that they no longer affect daily life functioning.

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

Once provided with emotional regulation tools, daily practice will empower clients to have more control over their lives.

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

Education is very important in EMDR therapy. The more a client knows and understands the process, the better they will be able to participate in the therapy.

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 Kansas City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Kansas City
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 Kansas City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Read more Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Read more Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Read more Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Read more Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Read more I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Read more Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Read more I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Read more Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Kansas City is located at 4010 Washington St, 2nd Fl-STE 201, Kansas City, MO 64111, near West 40th Street.

Phone number

(816) 722-2967

Languages spoken by MO providers

  • English
  • Japanese
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