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As a man of color specializing in expressive arts and dialectical therapy, I understand the power of mindfulness in combination with self-expression a... As a man of color specializing in expressive arts and dialectical therapy, I understand the power of mindfulness in combination with self-expression as a method of healing and self-exploration. Read more

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As a daughter, sister, mom, and wife, I understand the complex and unique issues that happen throughout all walks of life.

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In consideration of a work-life balance, my work is very meaningful to me. I am culturally competent, evidence-based and think about client needs, whi... In consideration of a work-life balance, my work is very meaningful to me. I am culturally competent, evidence-based and think about client needs, which helps create a successful therapeutic alliance. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cult... As a Latina, I have overcome personal obstacles in my career, personal life and I understand the hardships of work/ life balance and the need for cultural, strengths-based and patient-centered care and would love to assist you in overcoming similar hurdles in life successfully. Read more

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +16 more
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Being a black woman, I have a unique perspective as a therapist, and hope to normalize therapy for clients black and people of color in order to expan... Being a black woman, I have a unique perspective as a therapist, and hope to normalize therapy for clients black and people of color in order to expand mental health services to these communities. Read more

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

Need more help deciding?

When Shelly was in college, she was in a really bad car accident. She was hit when driving home after the holidays and ended up going to the hospital for multiple injuries. After countless physical therapy sessions and hospital visits, Shelly was able to almost fully recover from the accident. However, she experiences a change in breathing patterns and heavy chest when she has to drive on the interstate even to this day. It prohibits her from traveling long distances and she feels stuck. Although she has psychically recovered, she is starting to realize that she may need help recovering mentally.

There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm. –Dawn Serra

Are you a victim of emotional or mental abuse? Are you a military veteran? Are you a survivor of domestic abuse? Whether you had an experience like Shelly or you experienced another mentally taxing event, trauma can have negative effects on your life. Maybe you feel angry, or anxious, or depressed. Whatever it may be, your feelings are valid. That doesn’t mean you have to live like that forever, though. Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester offers trauma therapy to those who have experienced horrible events and need to work towards a healthier state of being. Call our office at (508) 409-6134 to get started.

What Is Trauma? How Can It Affect Me?

There are many types of trauma and the level of how badly we are affected by it depends on each unique situation. No matter what caused you the trauma you face in life, it is always devastating and merely impossible to overcome on your own. Trauma results from a psychically or emotionally harmful event that has lasting effects on your psychical, emotional, or social wellbeing. Different types of trauma could include:

  1. Sexual abuse or assault
  2. Emotional abuse
  3. Domestic violence
  4. Medical injury, illness, or procedures
  5. Natural disasters
  6. Neglect or deprivation
  7. Abandonment
  8. Victim of crime
  9. Accidents
  10. Loss

The symptoms of trauma depend on the type of experience you had and if it forms into PTSD or not. Generally, our brains are very susceptible to damage caused by trauma. In order to overcome trauma and move on, we first have to come to terms with the pain we are feeling and learn how to adapt. It’s frustrating to be in a constant battle with your brain, wanting to move on but not being able to. With the professional help of a trained trauma therapist, you can take back control of your life.

Some symptoms you may experience from trauma or the development of PTSD may include:

  • Flashbacks
  • Painful dreams
  • Emotional numbness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Persistent fear, anger, guilt, or shame
  • Difficulty finding pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Difficulty trusting others, even close family members and friends
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • Continuously feeling sick to your stomach
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Even if you don’t resonate with all of these feelings, or if your feelings are different than the ones listed, recovering from trauma is difficult and painful. Luckily, the counselors at Thriveworks in Worcester understand how you are feeling and want to help you work through your trauma.

How Can Trauma Therapy Help?

Once you decide to take the next step and get the assistance of a psychologist, you can start to learn ways to cope with your feelings and move forward. During your beginning sessions with a trauma therapist, an assessment will be taken to accurately determine the concern at hand and what steps need to be taken. A unique plan of action will be created specifically for you that is centered around your challenges and goals. Our counselors have the techniques and tools needed to stimulate growth and healing. Here at Thriveworks, we might use:

  • Effective coping skills when symptoms do occur (relaxation and anger-management techniques)
  • Identify and address any guilt you might be feeling. You are not responsible for your trauma
  • Education on the symptoms of trauma so you can better understand when you are having a flare-up of emotion
  • Guidance on how to manage sleep, exercise, and diet
  • Walk through any lingering anxiety and fear

Coping with trauma isn’t a straight shot. It takes a lot of patience, work, and trust with your therapist. You are proving your strength by getting the help you not only need, but deserve.

Start Your Road to Recovery: Schedule an Appointment with a Trauma Therapist at Thriveworks in Worcester, MA

We will work with you to overcome your fear, anxiety, and lack of trust while also giving you the skills to tackle any emotions you have in the future. When you are ready to take a step in the right direction, we will be here with open arms to help.

Call us today to schedule an appointment at (508) 409-6134. We offer appointments in less than 72 hours, often the very next day after your initial call. We want to give you the care and attention you need as soon as possible. In addition, online counseling services are available if you’d prefer to meet with a therapist remotely.

Don’t let the trauma you’ve experienced in life to control how you live any longer. We look forward to helping you thrive.

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 Worcester therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Worcester
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

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I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Read more I have been very happy with the counseling I have received. Jason is a down to earth person. I like him on a personal and professional level. He is a good listener and understands my challenges. He has offered techniques to help me identify my anxieties before they have a chance to affect my behavior. He has introduced me to Cognitive Behavioral therapy as one of the tools I may find useful to effect change. I have made improvements in my behavior as a result of Jason's counseling.
Jim Jan 2024
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Everyone has been great
Gary Jan 2024
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Best therapist i have ever worked with!
Jerry Dec 2023
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I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Read more I have the privilege of working with Jamie (Coonan) Bruce for the past 4 months+ and have gained a sense of peace and equilibrium by doing so. Jamie has guided me to create a thriving daily practice of serenity and peace even in my own fragmented chaotic times along with the insane chaotic times in the world presently. I feel my relationship with her has led me to an understanding of my past trauma that is beneficial in my growth and connection with family and others. As we resolve past issues, it is gently ushering in a new skill set. I am better able to manage the fluctuating moods and emotions enhancing my coping skills. Jamie's experience with PTSD for so many years is a blessing for me as I live with hypervigilance day in and day out. I have been able to better manage my anxiety and I am learning how to manage my pent up anger making fluid, acceptable and letting it go. I feel blessed that I found Jamie to work with and am grateful for her teaching, listening and presence.
Worcester Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Read more I have been seeing Jeffrey White for four months now, to deal with longstanding issues related to a traumatic childhood. He has taught me so much about how trauma affects the body and mind and how to change that. That education, along with his compassion and encouragement have helped me get to a place of calm and confidence that would have seemed impossible to me before starting therapy. I'm so grateful for his help - it's been transformational for me.
Worcester Sep 2021
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★★★★★
I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Read more I have been a client of Jeffrey White from Thriveworks for a few months now. We meet weekly and after each session I feel educated and heard. His ability to hold space for me is recognized and appreciated ten fold. Our sessions involve a combination of therapy and coaching, and I couldn't ask for someone better to just listen to me and provide objective feedback. If you are looking for an educated, thoughtful, and inspirational therapist, Jeff White is your person.
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Read more Me and my husband are having counseling therapy with Jeffrey White, he not only is a compassionate person but the only professional that has been able to clearly identify the root of our issues and work with us in ways that makes us feel absolutely confident that we are becoming stronger as individuals and also a better couple. We are incredibly grateful to have him as a therapist and every time we finish a session with him, we can't wait to till the next one!
Worcester Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Read more Everyone I have met has been Compassionate professional individuals. Especially Nicole! Thank you!
Worcester Mar 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester is located off of Grove St. We share a building with Premier Home Healthcare Services. There is also a Sunoco located nearby.

Phone number

(508) 576-5598

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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