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37,542 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Texas 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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Hear from our clinicians

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

Peta gay: My go-to: EMDR. The best benefit is no re-traumatizing because there is very little talking.

Victoria Ashley: My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is cognitive processing therapy (CPT). I find the best benefit in CPT because it teaches you to reframe negative thoughts about the trauma.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

Peta gay: I teach DBT coping skills to regulate emotions, progressive relaxation, and guided imagery.

Victoria Ashley: I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy:

  • Reflective talking on negative thoughts
  • Short writing assignments
  • Cognitive refocusing and reframing
  • Grounding techniques to focus on the present

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

Peta gay: I know when my client tells me that their trauma response is less intense.

Victoria Ashley: I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they are achieving their goals that we collectively agreed upon. This is demonstrated by their actions, demeanor, attitude, and personal assessments.

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

Peta gay: Clients can supplement sessions with self-initiated EMDR, such as tapping.

Victoria Ashley: Clients can supplement their time in therapy with external practices such as journaling, joining group activities, attending helpful seminars, and/or listening to positive podcasts.

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

Peta gay: I suggest taking a general approach to educating yourself about what trauma interventions are out there.

Victoria Ashley: To prepare for your first PTSD/trauma therapy session, you can write down your main concerns and what you have done in the past to try to alleviate them.

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 Pearland therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Pearland
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
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V Ashleigh was excellent. I wish we had more sessions with her but insurance tangled us up. Counseling via Zoom was my first. It takes longer to get acquainted when not in person. But it was convenient.
Read more V Ashleigh was excellent. I wish we had more sessions with her but insurance tangled us up. Counseling via Zoom was my first. It takes longer to get acquainted when not in person. But it was convenient.
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Stephanie is very calming and compassionate. I love her down to earth approach. She has helped me with many things that I needed to work on and many things I didn't know I needed help on. I have always felt accepted, and I highly recommend her!
Read more Stephanie is very calming and compassionate. I love her down to earth approach. She has helped me with many things that I needed to work on and many things I didn't know I needed help on. I have always felt accepted, and I highly recommend her!
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is a compassionate and empathetic therapist. She genuinely cares for those she counsels. I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, and I can highly recommend her services for anyone needing assistance or direction in life.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is a compassionate and empathetic therapist. She genuinely cares for those she counsels. I've had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, and I can highly recommend her services for anyone needing assistance or direction in life.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is compassionate with a warm, sweet and gentle disposition that puts you at ease when you first meet her. Anyone who is initially hesitant about talking to a counselor will find that she provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere to relax and release. Her genuine care and concern for her clients is clear and present during each session. At the conclusion of each session, I feel a sense of relief and determination to let go of a fixed mindset to move beyond the analysis paralysis that is blocking my achievement of long-term goals. I value Stephanie's expertise, compassion, and support, all of which have contributed to stronger bonds within my relationships, greater confidence in my career, progress in my educational journey, and overall improved life satisfaction. Stephanie is amazing, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is compassionate with a warm, sweet and gentle disposition that puts you at ease when you first meet her. Anyone who is initially hesitant about talking to a counselor will find that she provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere to relax and release. Her genuine care and concern for her clients is clear and present during each session. At the conclusion of each session, I feel a sense of relief and determination to let go of a fixed mindset to move beyond the analysis paralysis that is blocking my achievement of long-term goals. I value Stephanie's expertise, compassion, and support, all of which have contributed to stronger bonds within my relationships, greater confidence in my career, progress in my educational journey, and overall improved life satisfaction. Stephanie is amazing, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I never write reviews, but after meeting with numerous counselors/therapists over the years, I felt compelled to write one for Stephanie Kopecky. She is the best counselor I have ever had! Not only is she great at listening and understanding me, she is one of the most genuine and compassionate counselor/person I have met. She has helped me tremendously throughout my healing process and mental health journey. I am forever grateful for her support and guidance. If y'all are looking for one of the best counselors out there, look no further! I highly recommend Stephanie Kopecky to all of my family and friends.
Read more I never write reviews, but after meeting with numerous counselors/therapists over the years, I felt compelled to write one for Stephanie Kopecky. She is the best counselor I have ever had! Not only is she great at listening and understanding me, she is one of the most genuine and compassionate counselor/person I have met. She has helped me tremendously throughout my healing process and mental health journey. I am forever grateful for her support and guidance. If y'all are looking for one of the best counselors out there, look no further! I highly recommend Stephanie Kopecky to all of my family and friends.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie Kopecky is an amazing counselor. She is very professional and personable. She is very calming. Listens, intently and is very caring and compassionate. She is sincerely dedicated to helping others.
Read more Stephanie Kopecky is an amazing counselor. She is very professional and personable. She is very calming. Listens, intently and is very caring and compassionate. She is sincerely dedicated to helping others.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Stephanie is such and compassion, empathetic person. She is so easy to talk to. Her down-to-earth nature radiates with everyone she meets. People feel very comfortable in her loving presence.
Read more Stephanie is such and compassion, empathetic person. She is so easy to talk to. Her down-to-earth nature radiates with everyone she meets. People feel very comfortable in her loving presence.
Pearland Dec 2021
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★★★★★
I have worked with Stephanie before. She is a knowledgeable, caring, and creative counselor. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have worked with Stephanie before. She is a knowledgeable, caring, and creative counselor. I highly recommend her.
Pearland Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Kalon Skin Studio. Nearby is Instyle Blading Studio, as is Epic Urgent Family Care, Texas Speech and ABA Therapy, Trumpet Behavioral Health and Exodus Health. Further down the road is a JCPenney, Prime Urgent Care, Another Broken Egg Cafe, and NAM: Noodles & More restaurant.

Phone number

(210) 940-2502

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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