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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a trauma can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO, +19 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO, Carelon, +16 more
Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Sleep / Insomnia, Eating Disorder, +3 more

As a practitioner, Kate will bring a holistic care approach of both the body and mind, together with commitment to individual, personal and compressiv... As a practitioner, Kate will bring a holistic care approach of both the body and mind, together with commitment to individual, personal and compressive care to patients. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO, Carelon, +18 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Eating Disorder, +3 more

As a woman of color who emigrated to the USA a few years ago, and having faced the challenges of adjusting to a new way of life and the cultural shock... As a woman of color who emigrated to the USA a few years ago, and having faced the challenges of adjusting to a new way of life and the cultural shock, I think I can understand the challenges you are facing trying to fit. Read more

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 lives.

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

Need more help deciding?

If you are in the Washington, DC area, consider working with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Washington, DC. Our trauma therapists, PTSD counselors, and psychologists would be happy to help you work through your trauma. T

They can help you accomplish the aforementioned goals of processing your traumatic experience, managing and PTSD symptoms, and finding a healthy way forward. Reach out at (202) 932-7587 to schedule your session.

What Is Trauma Therapy? How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

Your Thriveworks Washington, DC trauma therapist will use their skills to equip you with tools for better understanding your experience and coping with your trauma. Additionally, they will help you process all of the emotions that accompany trauma, as well as any PTSD symptoms you might develop, such as:

  • Hypervigilance
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Self-destruction
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Emotional detachment
  • Irritability

What Benefits Will I Experience in Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy can provide many benefits to people who have encountered trauma. In your work with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Washington, DC, you can accomplish several goals important to healing and moving on from your trauma:

  1. Learn more about the psychology of trauma
  2. Process your emotions
  3. Identify triggers of PTSD symptoms
  4. Develop healthy coping skills
  5. Return to a happy life

A trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Washington, DC can help you in many different ways. They will get to know you and your specific trauma, which will inform the individualized treatment plan they develop for you. The Thriveworks Washington, DC team wants to help you heal and live happily again.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Washington, DC

To schedule your trauma therapy appointment, all you have to do is call (202) 221-8410. Our scheduling team will help you set up an appointment that is convenient for you.

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 Washington therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Washington
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 Washington reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
Read more I’ve really been helped by Thriveworks. I have a wonderful counselor who has been able to arm me with resources and knowledge surrounding my mental illness so I can be more prepared against my own future thoughts or environments. I’ve been able to request a different psychiatrist when one was not entirely a correct match for me, and I always get great positive feedback and respect from my mental health care professionals. It seems like they actually want you to have a good match with someone and will help you along the way.
DC Dec 2021
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★★★★★
As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Read more As an educator of students with a variety of special needs, I can attest to Sam's pedigree as a counselor. He is a skillful communicator, a staunch advocate for his clients, and he demonstrates an uncanny ability to remain calm and knowledgeable despite every and any difficult situation. Sam has been an invaluable resource to me in understanding the underlying conditions and trauma that provoke certain behaviors in children. In short, he has made me a better teacher!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Read more As the mother of a son with behavioral challenges finding an advocate to join your team is essential. Sam, my son’s therapist, came into our lives and changed our lives. We is extremely competent, caring, committed, tenacious and firm, unrelenting as an advocate and therapist for my son. He has also encouraged me and assured me of my successes. Everyone NEEDS a Sam...he’s available!
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Read more I've known Sam for many years and I can honestly say he truly cares. If you have Sam on your side, he'll give you the shirt off his back if you need it. He is hardworking, ethical and completely committed to his clients and their wellbeing.
Washington, D.C. Jun 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Washington DC is located on Wisconsin Ave near the waterfront. We currently share a building with Core Architecture and Design, Quarterlife Center, and Window Wears.

Phone number

(202) 932-7587

Languages spoken by DC providers

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
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