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As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone coul... As a clinician who specializes in trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, and relationships, I understand there are various reasons why anyone could be seeking to benefit from therapy. Read more

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

Need more help deciding?

Have you experienced a traumatic event firsthand? Were you a bystander of someone else’s distress? You might benefit from working with a trauma therapist, psychologist, or receiving PTSD treatment. Psychological trauma can be debilitating and come with harmful symptoms that make daily functioning near impossible. Be sure to get the assistance that you need to heal properly.

“I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worries control me. I will not let my stress break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay… because I don’t quit.” –Shayne McClendon

Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven offers trauma informed care, including trauma therapy and PTSD treatment. We can set you up with a caring, skilled professional who is eager to help you move forward. To schedule an appointment, simply call (203) 951-3871. A scheduling specialist will walk you through the easy steps to get all set up with trauma or PTSD therapist or psychologist. We look forward to hearing from you!

What Is PTSD? What Are PTSD Symptoms?

If you’re looking for a trauma definition, trauma stems from directly or indirectly experiencing a distressing event, such as physical assault or the loss of a loved one. These individuals have trouble functioning in their day to day post-trauma as they are forced to deal with harmful repercussions and symptoms. PTSD can be diagnosed in an individual who presents symptoms for at least an entire month post-trauma. That said, symptoms may not appear or become apparent until months or years later. PTSD is characterized by several main symptoms:

  • The individual relives the traumatic experience through flashbacks or nightmares, which causes significant distress.
  • The individual feels numb and avoids triggers (e.g., places, people, or events) that remind them of their traumatic experience.
  • The individual experiences an increase in arousal in the form of sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, or irritability

Additionally, an individual might display feelings of detachment, a reduced interest in daily or once beloved activities, hypervigilance, reckless behavior, guilt, fear, anger, and more. These symptoms can vary on a case by case basis.

How Can Trauma and PTSD Therapy Help?

Trauma therapy and PTSD therapy aim to help people work through their psychological trauma. These professionals can help you manage PTSD symptoms, confront your triggers, and come to terms with your traumatic experience so that you can move forward with your life. There are several common approaches to trauma and PTSD therapy, of which include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We’ll delve briefly into the basics of each:

  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy: TFCBT is designed to help clients address their thoughts and feelings related to the traumatic event. This approach is used with individuals of all ages and is typically short-term in nature.
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy: Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps victims of trauma by unveiling the contents of an individual’s unconscious mind. It is important that the client trusts their therapist and that the two are able to build a good relationship for this approach to work properly.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: This newer approach to trauma and PTSD therapy is designed to help people better process their traumatic experience. The ultimate goal is to remove any blockages and in turn allow one’s mental health to flourish.

If you have witnessed a traumatic event, consider working with a trauma or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven. These professionals have helped many other people just like you to heal from their past and build a better future.

Work with a Trauma or PTSD Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT

Are you struggling with PTSD symptoms after experiencing a traumatic event? You don’t have to face this alone. Let a trauma or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Counseling help you. These professionals have the skills, the training, and the experience you want your medical providers to have. They are able to help you manage your PTSD symptoms, better process the traumatic event, and pave a happy path for your future.

We are eager to help you live a better life. If you’re ready to schedule a trauma therapy or PTSD therapy appointment, reach out to us today. You can give us a call at (203) 951-3871. We have extended availability including appointments in the evenings and on the weekends.

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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 am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Maria Jan 2024
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Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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