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Margaret Keig

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

My go-to approaches for PTSD/trauma therapy are solution-focused brief therapy and EMDR. I prefer solution-focused brief therapy because, with solution-focused brief therapy, individuals are asked to draw on their past successes, strengths, and resources to create their desired future. I appreciate the respect this method has for clients, that it is non-judgmental and compassionate. I have also seen the effectiveness of a positive approach. I prefer EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) because it helps you heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences. Studies have shown that EMDR can be effective in a short period of time.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

In PTSD/trauma therapy with solution-focused brief therapy, I help you develop tools and skills, based on your current strengths, that you can use moving forward. These tools and skills may help you change harmful behaviors, achieve your life goals, and manage difficult situations. In PTSD/trauma therapy with EMDR, stress reduction techniques are taught to help you manage your emotions during and between sessions, including breathing exercises and resourcing techniques.

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 with solution-focused brief therapy when they see themselves as capable, strong, and wise. A client is also making meaningful progress when they can see a way toward their goals and when they experience hope and optimism. I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy with EMDR when there is a reduction in disturbing emotions and sensations, positive beliefs replace negative beliefs, there is a reduction in body tension, and changes are stable.

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

Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy with solution-focused brief therapy by keeping an eye out for when their problems are less present or gone altogether. The client can then identify what is different about these times, and do more of what is already working. Clients can also keep a journal of their distress while rating it on a 1-10 scale. Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy with EMDR by noticing thoughts, images, emotions, and sensations that come up between sessions, as well as vivid dreams, and sharing this information at the following therapy session.

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

To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session with solution-focused brief therapy, someone can reflect on these questions: From the time you set up this visit to today, what have you noticed that’s already slightly improving? If you have done therapy before, what worked best for you? You can also think about your goals for therapy. What would you like to be different in your life as a result of the therapy? To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session with EMDR, some optional steps are to read about EMDR, exercise regularly, learn meditation, and practice breathing exercises. Don't forget to bring a list of your current medications.

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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 Maitland therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Maitland
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
My therapist Dr. Connally Barry has helped me so much. I couldn’t be more happy with her.
Lori Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Read more So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Ahmet Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Read more I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Maitland Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Read more Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Maitland Jan 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Read more Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Maitland Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland is off of N Keller Road. and near a Subway. We share an office building with Five Star Claims Adjusting and Shannon Barna.

Phone number

(407) 707-6441

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • ASL
  • English
  • Spanish
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