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25,439 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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Victoria DiPinto

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

My go-to approach for helping people with PTSD/trauma is to increase their sense of safety and to ensure that basic needs are being met. After, we can begin to process the trauma and any shame/guilt that has come from the traumatic event or events.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

The tools I teach in trauma therapy are mindfulness, distress tolerance, crisis management, emotion regulation, and cognitive reframing.

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

I know that a client is making meaningful progress in trauma therapy when they are meeting their basic needs and feel a sense of overall safety.

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

Clients can supplement their time in trauma therapy by practicing positive coping tools daily to cope with intense emotions.

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

To prepare for your first trauma therapy session, I encourage you to prepare yourself for painful emotions to come up in order for healing to occur.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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

4.8 Thriveworks Philadelphia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Both my individual therapist as well as my marriage counselor have been amazing.
Philadelphia Jun 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Read more Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Read more I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Awesome.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Read more My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Read more Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excellent first session with Grace. Looking forward to the next one.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Glad first visit. It’s been a very positive experience so far.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and N 18th St., approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. We currently share the building with LMQ Technology and Pearson Professional Center, among other businesses. On the opposite side of Commerce Street, next to our building, you will see the Ten Penn Center.

Phone number

(215) 398-6600

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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