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

I find the best approach while working with people who have experienced traumatic events is to build a connection with you first. A supportive therapeutic relationship is crucial for trauma treatment.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

Psychoeducation is usually where I start when facilitating trauma work. It is important that we know how the brain works and why the symptoms are occurring. Negative thinking is common when someone is experiencing PTSD. I teach cognitive interventions to support the client. Lastly, prolonged exposure questions guide you to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings, and situations you may be avoiding.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress when they show a change in their demeanor, practice helpful skills outside of therapy, and self-report relief in their symptoms.

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

You will be taught many coping skills to manage intense emotions and reactions. It is important to practice these skills outside of our counseling time.

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

It's important to ask your provider questions about trauma therapy. The client should be informed and comfortable.

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

Need more help deciding?

A traumatic event is one that causes an individual psychological distress. This means that there are many different and varied forms of trauma, including physical abuse, mental and emotional abuse, military combat, bullying, natural disasters, and other near-death experiences. Whatever the specific event may be, it has a lasting or long-term psychological impact on the victim who might develop a number of harmful symptoms as a result.

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.” –Michele Rosenthal

Have you endured domestic abuse? Are you a military veteran? Were you a victim of bullying in grade school? If the answer is yes, you have experienced potentially traumatic events. We say potentially because some people are able to walk away from these distressing events just fine. Others, though, are severely impacted, and they often need the help of a professional to get back to living the happy, healthy life they remember and long for again.

If you are in Leominster, MA, consider working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. These professionals understand the impact that a traumatic experience can have on an individual. They want to help you process your trauma, work through any PTSD symptoms you may have developed, and guide you toward living the life that you deserve—one without suppressed fear, nightmares, and flashbacks to the traumatic event. It might take some time and hard work, but we’ll help you get there. Just call Thriveworks in Leominster, MA when you’re ready to schedule your appointment.

What Is Trauma Therapy?

Therapy is designed to provide people with a safe place to talk with a professional about their personal thoughts, feelings, problems, and experiences. Trauma therapy is a form of therapy that aims to help people process their traumatic experience and how it affects their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Your trauma therapist will provide you with skills and strategies for better understanding and coping with your trauma. They will help you process all of the emotions that come with trauma and also help you manage any PTSD symptoms you might be experiencing, such as:

  • Irritability
  • Hostility
  • Hypervigilance
  • Self-destruction
  • Flashbacks
  • Fear
  • Severe anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Emotional detachment

As you may have experienced for yourself, these symptoms can be difficult to manage and have devastating effects on your mental health and wellbeing. If you are experiencing PTSD symptoms be sure to work with a healthcare provider, such as the trauma therapists at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA.

What Benefits Will I Find in Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy can benefit any and all victims of trauma. By working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist, you can accomplish the following goals important to healing:

  1. Learn more about what you are experiencing. Your trauma therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA can help you better understand what trauma is and how it affects you.
  2. Open up about your emotions. Your therapist can also help you explore different emotions caused by your traumatic experience.
  3. Identify triggers. Do you know what sets you off and makes you feel fearful or recall traumatic memories? Your Thriveworks therapist will help you identify and work through these triggers.
  4. Develop healthy coping skills. Your trauma therapist will also help you to develop healthy coping skills for responding to triggers, managing your symptoms as well as your emotions related to your trauma.

As you can see, a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA can help you in multiple ways. If you think that you could benefit from trauma therapy, reach out to us today. We want to help you heal and live the life you imagine for yourself.

Work with a Trauma Therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Trauma can have a long-term or lasting impact on your life, especially if it goes unaddressed. Address your trauma properly with the help of a Thriveworks trauma therapist or PTSD therapist. These individuals are skilled, caring professionals, and they are able to help you accomplish the following: learn more about your trauma, open up about your trauma-related feelings, identify triggers of trauma, and develop healthy coping skills.

If you are ready to schedule your first appointment, give Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA a call. We can offer you a next-day appointment.

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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 27 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Leominster
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 was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Marissa Jan 2024
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Deb Joy is excellent.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
Leominster Sep 2021
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Leominster Sep 2021
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
Leominster Sep 2021
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Leominster Jul 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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(978) 612-6361

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