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37,542 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Texas in the last year

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

Dwight: My go-to approach for helping people with PTSD/trauma therapy is control theory. I find the best benefit in control theory because it teaches clients to only focus on choices that are within their control, which helps them move forward from past traumas.

Matthew: My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is EMDR. I find the best benefit in EMDR because it is evidence-based and there has been significant research done to support the idea that it can help individuals find relief from traumatic experiences. This approach gives individuals the space to process and desensitize painful emotions, while also allowing them to naturally find new ways of thinking that are more healthy and adaptive.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

Dwight: I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy: Identifying current choices they make and how they either promote or prevent emotional growth to help the client move forward from a traumatic event.

Matthew: EMDR is different from a lot of other tool-based forms of therapy. My go-to approach for therapy is tool-based and focuses on consciously shifting one's thoughts and emotional state. EMDR is a little different. It is more free-flowing and can lack some of the structure of therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectical behavioral therapy. When engaging in EMDR, there are still parameters, but they are a lot wider. In addition, the change in emotion and thinking occurs organically and isn't something that is taught or trained. There is a slight mystique to EMDR that demonstrates that the mind can naturally heal itself given the right environment and opportunity.

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

Dwight: I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they focus more on present choices than their past choices.

Matthew: I know a client is making meaningful progress in trauma therapy when their scores improve. I engage in measurement-based care, and EMDR has its own built-in measurement. At the end of every session, we will check the SUDS, or subjective units of disturbance. There is likely to be a natural decrease in this score, and processing will continue until the score reaches neutral or a 0/10.

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

Dwight: Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy by working on increasing mindfulness training.

Matthew: Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy by writing down memories, thoughts, and dreams related to the trauma that may come up after each session. This material can then be addressed in the next session. In addition, there are several visualization tools taught to help clients regulate their emotions and maintain boundaries around the traumatic experience so that it doesn't overwhelm their daily lives. These can and should be practiced as well.

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

Dwight: To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, someone can write a summary of their past trauma and ways it affected their functioning to share with the clinician and help them avoid having to retell their story of trauma.

Matthew: To prepare for your first PTSD/trauma therapy session, you can make sure you have somewhere private where you can focus and hopefully not be disturbed. In addition, do your research on types of therapy. There are as many modalities of therapy as flavors of ice cream. You don't want one bad experience to ruin the entire experience. Make sure you find an approach and a professional you trust to assist you and a space where you have room to express yourself and work to achieve your goals.

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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville
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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It was great
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Read more I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Pflugerville Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Read more Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Pflugerville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Read more I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Pflugerville Jul 2021
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★★★★★
I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Read more I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Cedar Park Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Read more Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Pflugerville Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Read more I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Pflugerville Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Read more I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Pflugerville Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville is located on S A.W. Grimes Blvd. in the Cambridge Heights area. There are other medical offices surrounding our office, including Tallgrass Professional Medical Center and Martin Nelson Endodontic Group.

Phone number

(512) 883-7112

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Tagalog
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