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6,577 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Maryland in the last year

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Stacey Gray

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

When working with clients who are seeking treatment for trauma or PTSD, my approach is client-centered and focuses on helping the client be able to move forward from the trauma in order to have a healthy and happier life. Many clients who seek counseling for PTSD and trauma do so because the trauma has kept them stuck emotionally and they are having a difficult time moving forward in at least one aspect of their life.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

When working with clients who are seeking counseling for PTSD and trauma, my approach focuses primarily on being able to process trauma as well as using CBT approaches and mindfulness strategies to help manage intense emotions, as they often present with anxiety symptoms as well.

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

When a client is making meaningful progress with treatment for PTSD and trauma, they can typically acknowledge feeling more in control over their intrusive thoughts, are able to ground themselves emotionally, and experience less anxiety on a regular basis. The client would also note that they are able to redirect their thoughts and are able to work on having more peace in their lives. The trauma is also no longer causing them to feel stuck.

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

Clients who are in counseling to address PTSD and trauma can supplement their time in therapy by engaging in activities that help them feel a sense of calm and rest as well. Being able to journal, engage in mindfulness activities, as well as seek support from their loved ones if they are experiencing emotional discomfort is also encouraged.

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

To prepare for their first session, someone should identify goals they would want to work on as well as recognize that working through trauma is a process and can take time. Healing is a process; however, it is worth it for anyone who is seeking counseling.

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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 Nottingham therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Nottingham
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

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I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
Read more I tried to call billing; I missed an evening telehealth appointment because of a widespread power outage from the massive storms of 1/9/2024. Offshore personnel had no idea what I was talking about; they said they were in the Phillippines, and in addition the language barrier was quite severe. Health professionals here are wonderful to work with; however, technical or financial issues are difficult to straighten out. I gave up and will just deal with the treating persons here.
Theresa Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Nottingham is off of Belair Road and Blakely Avenue. We share a space with Driscoll Tax Group and are down the road from Wells Fargo and Chick-fil-A.

Phone number

(410) 862-4262

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
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