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As a therapist with her own personal life experiences, I look forward to walking alongside you as you begin this journey to better your mental health.... As a therapist with her own personal life experiences, I look forward to walking alongside you as you begin this journey to better your mental health. I'm so happy you're here! Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +18 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +26 more

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Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, Anger, +17 more

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Aetna, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +17 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +19 more

My life's passion is to help individuals through their struggles to achieve emotional wellness and become their true authentic self.

Crystal Smith

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

My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is trauma-informed CBT skills. I find this method of support is most beneficial because it focuses on reducing physical arousal associated with the trauma reminders, improving coping skills to better manage the symptoms and working to understand the traumatic events in a way that allows the client to have control over the events rather than the events controlling the client.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach skills that allow a person to improve emotion regulation like deep breathing skills and grounding techniques. I also focus on skills that allow a person to reduce the intrusive or ruminating thoughts that are contributing to feeling stuck. These thoughts are a result of the trauma and learning to stop them will help reduce the impact from the trauma.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress working through their PTSD/trauma when they have fewer noticeable symptoms of PTSD. We often see less hypervigilance, less avoidance, a more positive mood, and an easier time engaging in situations where a trauma reminder might be present.

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

I encourage clients to participate in positive self-care including meditation, mindfulness, and light exercise.

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

To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, a client can reflect on their situation to understand the most important area of need. Understanding what areas of their life are being negatively impacted by the trauma can help them accurately describe their struggle and help create a direction for treatment.

Starting Trauma therapy

What is Trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on treating the psychological impact of traumatic events on individuals. Trauma therapy helps people process and heal from their trauma by guiding them through their trauma in a compassionate and supportive way, allowing clients to feel the full scope of what happened to them and eventually move on from the event(s). This process helps people who have experienced trauma find ways to feel safe in their life.

How does Trauma therapy work?

Trauma therapy will often require individuals to walk through their experiences in a controlled and compassionate setting (unless the client has a dissociative disorder) so that they can fully process the event, an activity that will allow them to move on from what happened and feel safe again. Thriveworks Sterling Heights therapists will also help clients learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with their symptoms outside of therapy.

Is Trauma therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks trauma counseling in Sterling Heights, MI is conducted both in person and online through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Trauma therapy last?

If an individual is working through a single event that occurred during adulthood, they may only need a few months of treatment. However, in instances of childhood trauma or repeated traumatic events, therapy may continue over the course of years. Trauma therapy usually ends when the client believes they have met their therapeutic goals, however long that takes to occur. Thriveworks therapists in Sterling Heights, MI will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Trauma Therapy in Sterling Heights, MI—Macomb Therapy for Trauma, PTSD

Are you searching for Macomb therapy for trauma or PTSD help? Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI has you covered. We provide trauma therapy and PTSD therapy to those who encounter traumatic experiences. The professionals who lead this type of therapy are dedicated to helping their clients find healing, acquire tools for coping with triggers, manage their symptoms, and ultimately enter a happy, healthy headspace again post-trauma.

If you have experienced a traumatic event, consider working with a trauma therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI. You don’t have to live in fear and pain. Let us help. Call today to schedule your appointment: (586) 238-4265.

Have I Experienced Trauma? Do I Have PTSD?

Trauma can vary dramatically from person to person, in terms of what the trauma was and how it affects them. That said, common side effects of trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include:

  • Irritability
  • Flashbacks
  • Fear
  • Hypervigilance
  • Anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Loss of interest
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Emotional detachment

Do you have flashbacks to your traumatic experience? Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Are you irritable on a daily basis? Do you struggle to trust others, even your closest friends and family? If you experience any combination of the above, it’s important that you receive the right help in trauma therapy or PTSD therapy. A trauma therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI can help you manage these harmful side effects and symptoms.

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

Trauma therapy is an individualized experience. In other words, the therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI evaluate your specific needs before they design your treatment. This ensures that you are getting the best care possible. That said, trauma therapy often uses techniques in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as well as prolonged exposure.

If you have been exposed to a traumatic experience, such as domestic abuse, physical violence, or the death of a loved one, consider your needs and then consider working with a professional. While you might feel inclined to get through this alone and insist that you’re okay, the truth is that all trauma victims can benefit from talking with a trauma therapist or psychologist.

Schedule Macomb Therapy for Trauma, PTSD at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI

Trauma can be scary, overwhelming, confusing, heartbreaking, and all-around distressing. A trauma therapist can help you work through all of these emotions and provide you with the right support. If you are in Macomb County or the surrounding area and you’ve witnessed a traumatic event, consider reaching out to the trauma experts at Thriveworks Sterling Heights, MI.

You can call to schedule your appointment right now at (586) 238-4265. We will have same-week appointments available, so that if you need (or want) to get in to see a therapist or psychologist immediately, you can. In addition, we’ll have evening and weekend sessions available. This further supports our mission of providing our clients with quick, flexible scheduling options. Whenever you choose to come in and see us, our trauma therapists and PTSD therapists will be ready to get to work. Help and healing is just around the corner.

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 Sterling Heights therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Sterling Heights
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
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Efficient reminders, easy to utilize and caring, effective care from my therapist.
Michelle Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Read more I really needed someone to talk to and didn’t know where to turn. An internet search came up and I found Thriveworks. Best decision I ever made was calling to schedule an appt. The staff is friendly, respectful and discreet. I appreciate Thriveworks so much. Therapy has helped me tremendously. I highly recommended this place.
Latasha Feb 2024
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My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
Read more My overall experience has been as expected when dealing with behavior healthcare. There is no real care for the patient and their needs. I spent an hour on the phone with a call center rep from the billing department who said I had no insurance on file, then proceeded to transfer me to the correct department who said I did. I have been without medication that was prescribed on Monday. When I received a call back from the psychiatrist, it seemed that your company forgot to send it over. That is unacceptable behavior when it comes to dealing with any customer.
George Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Read more Marya is such a good listener and is very sincere. Always feel as if we accomplish something. She has given me permission to call or text whatever needed and she responds in a very timely manner. I plan to continue working with her. She’s great.
Gary Jan 2024
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★★★★★
It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Read more It's a wonderful experience working with Cornelia Golden. She presents a healthy balance of comfortability and professionalism. She listens with the intent to hear what is being said and yet hear what's not being said. Cornelia has a very calming presence and I feel both confident in her counseling skills and that my concerns are professionally cared for. She is a very capable counselor. Clients will greatly benefit from working with her. I am happy to write this review for Ms. Cornelis Golden.
Sterling Heights May 2022
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★★★★★
Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Read more Amazing listener. I dont know what I would do without her. She has helped me through so much in my life. I'm so grateful for her genuine kindness.
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Read more Dana is an awesome therapist, listens to you and gives you great solutions, I highly recommend her and wouldn’t see anybody else
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Read more Dana, is awesome very understanding , kind, no matter my issues she always helps me to figure it out , I highly recommend her!!
Sterling Heights Dec 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Sterling Heights is located at the corner of Utica Road and Triangle Drive. We currently share a building with DAS Architects, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Utica Road, is the Sterling Estates neighborhood and La Grand Blvd.

Phone number

(586) 203-3931

Languages spoken by MI providers

  • English
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