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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 Waco 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 Waco, TX 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 Waco, TX will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Whether you suffer from the negative effects of trauma or from PTSD, the therapists at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Waco, TX are ready and willing to use their expertise to help you work through your trauma by cultivating a safe environment of trust and support, either in online sessions or in-person therapy sessions. 

They will work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for you and your personal set of symptoms, so that you can feel safe and in-control again as you move through life.

How Does Trauma Therapy Work? Is It Similar to PTSD Therapy?

The goal of trauma therapy is to process a traumatic event or events, working through the feelings those memories bring up and how the event still affects one’s life in order to reduce the negative effects of trauma. This process uses a variety of techniques to treat the symptoms and effects of trauma, such as: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Prolonged exposure therapy
  • Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

PTSD therapy and trauma therapy are essentially the same in terms of treatment. However, they are two different concepts. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosable disorder caused by experiencing a traumatic event. 

Trauma is a pervasive issue that is caused by experiencing one or more traumatic experiences over time. These events have lasting negative effects on one’s functioning and mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is not a diagnosable problem, as is it not a mental disorder, but more like an experience that then causes certain symptoms like anxiety, 

Do I Need Trauma Therapy? How to Tell if I Need PTSD Therapy

If you believe that your past trauma or PTSD symptoms are interfering with your life, consider seeking help from a mental health professional. Symptoms of trauma and PTSD that can indicate a need for mental health care may include:

  • Having intrusive traumatic memories
  • Avoiding certain places or situations that remind you of traumatic events
  • Feelings of hopelessness, numbness, guilt, shame, or detachment 
  • Lack of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Hypervigilance
  • Irritability, aggressive behavior
  • Self-destructive behavior such as reckless driving or substance abuse
  • Trouble concentrating

Generally, though, if someone experiences a traumatic event and does not feel better after two weeks, they should consider seeing a trauma therapist for treatment. No one wants to experience trauma, but when those events begin to change how you live your life and start negatively impacting your mental health, trauma-informed treatment is the best way to reduce your symptoms. 

Advantages to Online Trauma Therapy

Online therapy has many advantages. Unlike in-person therapy, online therapy requires no commute. This can save people travel time, gas money, even money spent on childcare, as it can be done from, or whatever safe place you have that is equipped with WiFi. 

Thriveworks offers online trauma therapy options to those who prefer more easily-accessible therapy, so that you don’t have to worry about leaving the comfort of your home—you can focus the time and energy you have solely on bettering yourself.

Trauma Therapists Near Me: Is There PTSD Counseling in Waco, TX?

Thriveworks Waco offers experienced trauma therapists that are eager to help you process your trauma and work through your symptoms so that you can have the comfort, safety, and confidence you deserve in your life.

You aren’t alone in your struggles; take control and book a session today by giving us a call or schedule online.

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 Waco 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 Waco
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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Waco, TX is located at 1000 W Hwy 6 #150, Waco, TX 76712. We share a building with Shamrock Property Management, Photography by Cecy, Ridge Creek Family Therapy, The Tisdale Law Fir, Dr. William Peper MD, and Kevin Krause State Farm Insurance offices, as well as many others. In the same lot are many buildings with other offices, such as Uncommon Healthcare and NuGenesis Medical Spa & Vein Care. Nearby is another plaza which contains Jazzercise, D-BAT, Sunoco, and Joy’s School of Dance.

Phone number

(254) 374-6907

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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