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Discover how starting trauma therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

One thing for certain, it will always rain and as your therapist, my mission is to ensure you are prepared for the storm

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +21 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +12 more

I come to sessions authentic, kind, and compassionate, and I will ask questions about all areas of your life that make you who you are - what is impor... I come to sessions authentic, kind, and compassionate, and I will ask questions about all areas of your life that make you who you are - what is important to you is important to me. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +15 more

As a licensed mental health care professional with more than 7 years of experience, Navil know's the importance of guiding her work with compassion an... As a licensed mental health care professional with more than 7 years of experience, Navil know's the importance of guiding her work with compassion and quality care. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +25 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

Clients are the experts on themselves, and it's a privilege to be trusted to guide them on their path to improved well-being and functioning.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +24 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +17 more

Sometimes it’s hard to reach out for help when life gets difficult! I'm so glad you did, because there are times when you need someone to support an... Sometimes it’s hard to reach out for help when life gets difficult! I'm so glad you did, because there are times when you need someone to support and encourage you, hold your concerns and problems in a safe space, and help you work towards fulfillment and peace of mind. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +20 more
Anger, Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +4 more

As a nurse practitioner, my philosophy of nursing is to provide individualized care to my patients and their unique situations, educating patients and... As a nurse practitioner, my philosophy of nursing is to provide individualized care to my patients and their unique situations, educating patients and their families and providing compassionate, high-quality care. Read more

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 Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak, MI 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 Royal Oak, MI will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Do you live in a constant state of fear and anxiety? Are you easily scared or startled—say, by a gentle knock at the door or a nearby dog’s bark? Do you worry endlessly about what terrible things might happen to you? If so, you might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD results from distressing traumatic events. It is a mental illness that many people associate with war veterans, but these aren’t the only individuals who suffer from PTSD. For example, victims of domestic abuse, policemen, firefighters, and those diagnosed with a life-threatening illness are at a heightened risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder—the common thread being one’s exposure to a psychologically disturbing event.

Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence. –Peter A. Levine

If you have been exposed to a traumatic event, it’s incredibly important that you work with a trauma therapist to manage any PTSD symptoms you might have and heal from the disturbing experience. Trauma therapists and PTSD counselors specialize in helping victims of trauma, and they can guide you on the right path of recovery. If you are in Royal Oak or the Oakland area, and you’re looking for trauma therapy, consider working with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Oakland. Our team is dedicated to the Thriveworks mission of helping people live happy, successful lives. If you are haunted by a past trauma, please allow our team to help. You can easily schedule an in-person or online session by calling our office at (947) 217-3010.

PTSD Symptoms: Do I Have PTSD?

Victims of traumatic experiences suffer with day to day duties and activities. For example, they might struggle to concentrate on their work or feel paranoid when they’re at the grocery store; they might struggle to keep up a conversation with others or connect with their significant other. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comes with specific symptoms and is diagnosed when the individual presents a set of these symptoms for 4 weeks or longer, following the traumatic event. Primary symptoms are as follows:

  • Flashbacks or nightmares, which cause the individual to relive their trauma in one capacity or another. This causes significant distress.
  • Numbness and avoidance of people, places, things that might trigger bad memories.
  • Sleep disturbances, trouble concentrating, irritability, changes in appetite.

If you have fallen victim to a traumatic event, you might also feel disconnected or removed from your life, experience a reduced interest in things you used to love or enjoy, and experience bouts of anger, fear, guilt, and other unpreferable emotions. These symptoms can change from person to person.

Trauma Treatment: How Can Trauma Therapy Help Me?

Trauma treatment often involves trauma therapy and/or PTSD counseling. These therapy modalities are designed to help victims of trauma process their painful past, work through any psychological harm it has caused them, better manage PTSD symptoms, and so on. As with most forms of counseling, the individual’s specific course of treatment will depend heavily on their individual needs and goals. That said, there are a few common approaches to trauma therapy that prove beneficial for these clients:

  • Psychodynamic therapy, which helps by searching an individual’s subconscious.
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), which focuses on helping the individual process all of their thoughts and emotions related to the trauma.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which is a newer approach, helping people better process trauma, guiding the individual through any roadblocks to one’s overall health and wellbeing.

If you have experienced a traumatic event, it’s important that you receive any extra support or guidance you need to process it and move forward. A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Oakland Counseling would be happy to help you.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Oakland Counseling

Thriveworks Oakland Counseling is proud to offer many different mental health services, both onsite and online. We understand that the mental health problems and life issues one might experience are many, and therefore, it’s important that we are able to offer help for these varying challenges—one being trauma and PTSD.

If you have fallen victim to trauma, consider calling our office at (947) 217-3010 to hear more about our trauma therapy services or to schedule your trauma therapy appointment today. Remember: we have both in-person and online counseling opportunities. Choose your preference, and we’ll be happy to meet you there.

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 Royal Oak therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Royal Oak
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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Highly recommend Thriveworks. My provider literally saved my life.
Ashley Feb 2024
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When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Read more When I met with Jillian Kraydich I was in awe with her professionalism and exceptional bedside manor. Our meeting started on time and I felt comfortable right from the start. She was patient, understanding and overall a great help for me. She took the time to get to know me over the course of a few meetings and always allowed me to talk about whatever was on my mind without interruptions or judgement. I have spoken with a few other therapists in the past but they did not allow me to speak as freely as Jillian did. I would highly recommend her for the numerous reasons I stated above.
Oakland Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Read more Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
Oakland Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Read more Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
Oakland Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Kelly kellerman is a great counselor, I appreciate her very much
Oakland Nov 2020
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Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Read more Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
Oakland Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Read more Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
Oakland Oct 2019
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★★★★★
After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Read more After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
Oakland Sep 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak is located right off the corner of the intersection of S. Main and E. 3rd St., just east of Centennial Commons Park. Starbucks and Freshii are on either side of us. Parking can be found on the street or two blocks west at the Center Street Garage, and the closest bus stop is at 11 Mile Rd. and Main.

Phone number

(947) 217-2743

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
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