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18,161 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Georgia 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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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.

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“Trauma creates changes you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” – Michelle Rosenthal

No one deserves to go through a trauma. While traumas can come in many different shapes and sizes, they all can have devasting effects on your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In the immediate aftermath or years down the road after a trauma, it can feel hopeless.

Thriveworks Savannah Trauma Counseling has seen hope prevail in dark situations over and over again. You don’t have to fight for yourself alone, the trauma therapists at Thriveworks Savannah is here to be your partner as we walk towards the life you deserve- one of health, growth, and fulfillment.

Everyone will respond to a trauma differently. Maybe you’re feeling angry, or anxious, or depressed. All of these feelings are entirely valid. You went through something no one should ever have to, and it’s going to take some time and work to work through those emotions and memories.

You have the power to take back the life your trauma stole, and to even build a better one. The healing process isn’t always comfortable and is oftentimes scary. The courage you show by even considering it is proof of your strength. Thriveworks Savannah is here for you to lean on and learn from.

What Is Trauma?

There are many types of trauma, although they might interlay and it’s possible for one event to hold more than one type. Each type is equally as devastating, and equally as possible to overcome.

  1. Emotional Abuse
  2. Sexual Abuse
  3. Physical Experiences- war zones, a natural disaster, violent car crash, or physical attack are all examples
  4. Complex- usually a result of prolonged stressful events like chronic medical issues or a disruptive household life. Usually doesn’t result in PTSD but can have major lasting impact long after the situation is over.

Trauma can have wide symptoms depending on the type of trauma experienced, individual differences, and if PTSD forms or not. In general, our brains are quite susceptible to damage from trauma. They are so adaptable to the world around us, processing millions of bits of information a minute, that trauma can mold the brain into an unhealthy version. This is why you might feel like you’re always on the brink of danger or can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning or walk down that one street.

It’s frustrating to feel like your own brain betrayed you, but it’s not the end. Just as trauma molded your brain, we can mold it back. With the professional guidance of a Thriveworks Savannah Trauma counselor, you can take control of your life and build the life you’ve dreamed of.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- or PTSD for short- is a result of a trauma that has lasting effects. Experiencing a trauma does not always mean forming PTSD, but PTSD is always a result of a trauma.

Symptoms of PTSD may include:

  • Recurrent, painful dreams
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional numbness
  • Jittery/always on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty trusting others, even ones you opened up to before the trauma
  • Persistent fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame
  • Difficulty finding pleasure in activities you used to love
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • A general feeling of detachment from the world or yourself
  • Continuous feeling of discomfort in stomach and gut

Even if you don’t identify with all of these symptoms or don’t have a full-blown PTSD diagnosis, recovering from a trauma is still a painful and difficult process. There is often shame, doubt, and fear associated with the trauma. Thriveworks Savannah wants to stress that trauma is never, ever the fault of the victim.

How Can Thriveworks Trauma Counseling Help?

Thriveworks Savannah always keeps the focus of a counseling session on you. Your situation is unique and so should a counseling session. We work to be your partner in this healing process.

Years of training and experience have left us with a few tools that can help us in our sessions. For example:

  • Education on the symptoms of trauma
  • Learning how to cope with symptoms (Examples include relaxation exercises, anger-management techniques and guided imagery)
  • Developing healthy sleep, exercise, and diet habits. These are oftentimes affected by trauma and are crucial to full mental and physical health.
  • Discover and work through any guilt, self-blame or other negative emotions surrounding the trauma. It was not your fault.
  • Fear and anxiety can lurk under the surface for years, we can work on dismantling these.
  • Address any comorbid struggles such as anxiety or depression.

When so much is crushing down on you, healing feels impossible. Thriveworks Savannah knows it’s not. The strength to overcome a trauma is in you. Maybe you want a little extra support, and that is exactly what we are here for. Your present is in your control; the past doesn’t have to keep its control.

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | 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 Savannah
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • English
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