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15,746 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Florida in the last year

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

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As a person who loves helping people, I will be there for you every step of the way.

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I like to provide clients an empathetic and nonjudgmental space to explore their feelings, using a collaborative approach to support clients while the... I like to provide clients an empathetic and nonjudgmental space to explore their feelings, using a collaborative approach to support clients while they gain an understanding of and learn skills to regulate their emotions. Read more

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I aim to meet clients where they are and assist with any crisis situations that are occurring or may arise during the course of treatment.

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As a cancer survivor and a career-oriented professional, I understand the need for support to help manage the stress of life’s adventures

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

My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is cognitive therapy, which is often used along with exposure therapy. I find the best benefit in those therapies because they help you safely face both situations and memories that you find frightening so that you can learn to cope with them effectively.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy: breathing, validation, focusing on the five senses, cognitive challenging, mindfulness, and education on symptoms such as dissociation, arousal, and avoidance and their reasons.

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 when they are allowing themselves to be more vulnerable, connecting with the outside world, expressing their emotions instead of minimizing them, facing their fears, becoming more aware of what they are feeling, they state releasing tension and welcoming touch like hugs and embraces from people they trust, and they demonstrate less reacting and more reflecting.

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

Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy with yoga and meditation, journaling, remembering that their memories are memories and they are safe, talking with people they trust and not holding everything in, carrying an object that reminds them of the present, getting to know their triggers (smells, sounds, images, places, words), and most importantly being kind to themselves.

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

To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, I suggest that the client read about trauma, explore different types of treatments, write down their symptoms and any triggers that they are aware of, write down their goals for therapy, write what coping strategies they are currently utilizing, and taking note of who their support system is. I also ask clients to be open-minded and patient, since the first session is usually for the therapist to start getting to know the client and the reasons why they are seeking therapy.

Starting PTSD/trauma therapy

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 Orlando 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 Orlando
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Read more Always on time. Greatest sessions I’ve attended! Thankful for the opportunity to be part of the satisfied community! Thank you so much! Therapist: Sindy Castro
Emmanuel Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm 1000% better than I was 3 weeks ago...
Emmanuel Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★☆☆☆
Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Read more Yeah, therapy is subjective so it's hard to rate a company based on one therapist encounter but I do have to include the company overall because it's essential to my comprehensive review. My therapist tried, was friendly and accommodating but just didn't work for me. The company overall is disjointed and maybe a little too big for proper management. You call a central number to get set up but when it comes to quitting the therapist it is up to you as the patient to do it all. Any attempt to log into the site gets redirected to an email link. The latest CSR I had unfortunately had a thick accent and was not really listening to me and my responses.
Shawn Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Read more I was feeling very low missing my family. Brett gave me a new perspective felt very hopeful after speaking to him .
Orlando Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Read more I was feeling really down about Being separated from my loved ones due to COVID . Brett gave me hope and a whole new outlook. Very wise man .
Orlando Nov 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Read more Hi I was a prior supervisor for Margaret in California where she did her post degree internship. She was a very skilled clinician who had many kids that were high-risk and lived in low-income families. Her relationship and interactive approach was very successful with these children and families. I was impressed with her skill and abilities. I would highly recommend her. Vicci
Orlando Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Orlando is off of Metrowest Blvd and Metro Park Circle. We share a building with Metro Park, and located near Marks Tile.

Phone number

(407) 512-8596

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
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