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49,532 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Virginia 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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My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand t... My approach to counseling is systemic and holistic. I see my clients' struggles in the context of their families, culture, and society. I understand that symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD can look different for different people and also the ways they cope may vary. Read more

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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.

Need more help deciding?

Trauma occurs much more frequently than we realize. Too often trauma is associated only with returning veterans who have experienced difficult things during their service, but there are actually many factors, many of which go overlooked or unnoticed, that can affect the onset of trauma in our lives.

Trauma may be caused by involvement in any event we perceive as deeply disturbing. The following list, while far from exhaustive, covers experiences that are often common in our day-to-day lives, but can potentially be traumatic:

  • On-going stress from such things as living in a violent or unsafe environment
  • The responsibility of caring for someone with a chronic or life-threatening illness
  • Being the victim of or witness to such events as accidents, injuries, or natural disasters
  • Experiencing neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, domestic violence, bullying, or invasive medical procedures
  • Watching intense events on the news such as the 9-11 attack or the Boston Marathon bombing
  • The loss of anything important to us such as a job, a home, a limb, bodily functions, or a relationship through death, divorce or abandonment

If you’ve experienced any of these, the good news is that there is hope to process these events and to find a full and lasting recovery! At Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling we specialize in treating trauma, and our team of passionate and highly trained trauma therapists can come along side you and equip you with the tools you need to heal.

Grief and trauma are close friends.

We often grieve the losses that accompany a traumatic experience. Have you ever observed how an animal in the wild deals with trauma? After the initial “fight, flight, or freeze” response, they will literally shake it off physically and move on. Bears being tagged will come out of anesthesia shaking it off and still running. People, on the other hand, often become trapped in the “freeze” response and can sometimes remain there for a lifetime. This can lead to the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and can be a very serious mental health issue if left unattended. At Thriveworks Roanoke Trauma Counseling, our counselors specialize in the treatment of PTSD and can help you on your way to recovery.

Identifying the effects of trauma in your life is a key to your healing

Trauma brings with it a variety of symptoms, and a Thriveworks Roanoke therapist can help you to identify the symptoms in your life and work with you eliminate these negative effects. Among the common symptoms of trauma are physical changes such as headaches, stomach problems, and shortness of breath, a change in activity levels or sensitivity to bright light or loud noises. Being present in large crowds or an unfamiliar place causing a feeling of always being on the alert can also be the result of trauma in your life. Some people find it difficult or impossible to relax, often saying it even hurts to do so. These symptoms often lead to sleep difficulties including inability to fall or stay asleep, kicking, night sweats, nightmares, frequent waking often as though being startled awake. Similarly, psychological symptoms may involve mood swings, memory problems, emotional pain, substance abuse or addiction (self-medicating), a noticeable change in personal hygiene or housekeeping behavior, taking exceptional risks, isolating, wondering “what’s the point”, flashbacks, aggression, self-mutilation or suicidal thoughts.

The most important thing is to identify these symptoms as they arise – don’t feel guilt or shame about them. If you or someone you know is experiencing the effects of trauma, be proactive! Some of these ideas can help:

  • Get moving! Remember, trauma freezes us in a state of arousal and fear, so exercises like walking, running, swimming or even dancing work well to stave off that fear. If 30 minutes at a time isn’t possible, try three 10 minute sessions daily and really get in touch with your body.
  • Connect with others. Isolation, while tempting, is not helpful to recovery. Get out and connect with people through social events, volunteering or even joining a support group. Connecting doesn’t mean you have to discuss your trauma – in fact, sometime stalking about the trauma can make things worse, much like peeling a scab off an injury prevents healing.
  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Many people have found yoga, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises to be very helpful.
  • Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, rest, and avoid using alcohol or other substances as these may make things worse.

Know when to seek help

Healing from trauma improves our ability to move through future threatening situations with greater ease and can create a natural resilience to stress. We have the power to change the course of our responses, to be proactive rather than merely continuing to react to and be victimized by them. With proper interventions, you have the hope to recover.

While everyone heals at their own rate, not everyone can heal on their own. If your symptoms interfere with your normal daily functions, or if your relationships are being negatively impacted, it’s time to reach out to a professional, and we at Thriveworks Roanoke Trauma Therapy are here to provide you the professional help you need, right away. We operate with a no waiting list policy. Call us today and see a counselor within 24 hours, and sometime seven the same day! We’re excited to help you on your road to recovery!

Call Thriveworks Roanoke Counseling today at 540-788-5090! We’re ready to start when you are.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Cave Spring therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Cave Spring
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 Thriveworks Cave Spring reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Wonderful company and providers! I don’t feel nearly as crazy as I used to!
Roanoke Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Read more Although I missed my appointment every interaction I’ve had with Thriveworks so far has been excellent. Any staff member I’ve talked to has been friendly, compassionate and very kind.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very pleased with the help I am getting from Thriveworks.
Roanoke Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I would definitely recommend them! Very caring, personable and genuine!
Roanoke May 2018
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★★★★★
I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Read more I was very pleased with our first visit. My son is not the easiest child to get to open up and Christine was very good with him and knew how to communicate with him effectively.
Roanoke Dec 2017
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★★★★★
I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Read more I was placed VERY WELL with a counselor who can help me untangle my spaghetti brain! Thank you for your accessibility and welcoming environment.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★
Competent, highly trained and understanding people.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Chris in a professional capacity for 6 years, during which time he provided individual counseling for a number of children that I referred to him. Chris always demonstrated a sincere empathetic sensibility in his relationship with his clientele. He is keenly adept at providing the skills and guidance that allows others to pursue a self-actualizing understanding and awareness of themselves. He is a superb counselor.
Roanoke Oct 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

We share a building with Roanoke Forest Products Co, Physiotherapy Associates, Kevin Thompson LPC, and Free Motion Physical Therapy. In the same parking lot is a Truist Bank, Edward Jones Financial Advisor office, Vector Marketing, Atlantic Coast Neurosurgery, and Martin Music Services. Across from us on Electric Rd is Blooming Lotus Oriental Massage, Divine Dance Center, and Bank of Botetourt-Roanoke. Across from us on Brambleton Ave is Roanoke County Cave Spring Fire Station 3.

Phone number

(540) 210-1379

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Hindi
  • German
  • Urdu
  • English
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