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

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Hear from our clinicians

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

David: My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is to utilize EMDR therapy. I prefer this technique because it has been validated in hundreds of research studies and I have personally found it to relieve trauma symptoms both in myself and in a large number of my clients.

Joseph: My go-to approach for helping people in PTSD/trauma therapy is TF-CBT. I find the best benefit in TF-CBT because it improves their ability to regulate their emotions and develop cognitive coping and processing skills.

Lauren: My approach to helping individuals with PTSD/trauma is to first find out how their lives are being impacted on a day-to-day basis. It's helpful to know in what ways they experience trauma symptoms: thoughts (stories, memories), overwhelming feelings (hurt, grief, anguish), or physical symptoms (tight chest, IBS). This is useful in informing me on the best approach to treatment for each individual client.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

David: I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy:

  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Creating a mental “safe space.”
  • Reframing the trauma as an experience that can potentially deepen and strengthen oneself.

Joseph: I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy:

  • Psychoeducation on trauma and reactions to trauma
  • Relaxation/imagery techniques
  • Feelings identification in response to trauma reminders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Dealing with dissociation
  • Cognitive processing
  • Creating the trauma narrative
  • Processing the traumatic experience

Lauren: I teach the following tools in PTSD/trauma therapy:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Neuroaffective relational therapy
  • Attachment therapy
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Lifespan integration
  • Somatic psychotherapy
  • CBT
  • Polyvagal (nervous system regulation) therapy
  • Posttraumatic growth/strength-based therapy
  • Faith-based therapy

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

David: I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they are able to report that the memory of the traumatic event no longer has the emotional pull on them that it used to.

Joseph: I know a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy when they indicate a reduction in the frequency, duration, and intensity of feelings experienced when exposed to trauma reminders.

Lauren: I know that a client is making meaningful progress in trauma therapy when they tell me, their symptoms are decreasing or feeling more manageable, and the traumatic experience(s) begin to seem more in the distance or like a chapter in a history book rather than a movie they are stuck in.

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

David: Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy by journaling their feelings, which can include their hopes and dreams or, if they feel inclined, reviewing their feelings about their past trauma.

Joseph: Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy with daily practice of relaxation techniques/imagery techniques, rating the intensity of their feelings when exposed to trauma reminders, and exercising.

Lauren: Clients can supplement their time in PTSD/trauma therapy by attending to self-care, getting good sleep, staying connected to people they care about, and trusting and accepting themselves to do the work.

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

David: To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, someone can try to relax, knowing that trauma is eminently treatable and most people make impressive recoveries from past traumas.

Joseph: To prepare for their first PTSD/trauma therapy session, someone can consider the impact that the traumatic experience has upon their feelings, thoughts, relationships, behaviors, attitudes, dreams, and hopes.

Lauren: Clients can prepare for their first trauma therapy session by taking a deep breath and trusting their decision to continue on the journey to greater health and wellness.

Starting Trauma/PTSD therapy

Need more help deciding?

Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event? Are you or they experiencing difficulty resuming life? Struggling with flashbacks, nightmares, and/or feeling that something isn’t quite right? Are personal relationships suffering? You or your loved one may be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

What is PTSD?

PTSD is a cluster of symptoms that people experience after going through a traumatic event. The traumatic event could be a car accident or illness, surviving a natural disaster such a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, or a manmade assault such as war, sexual assault, or even a violent crime. It is usually a time after you were exposed to injury or possible death, or were threatened in some way.

How Do I Know If I have PTSD?

Not everyone that experiences a trauma has PTSD. However, if you have any of the following symptoms for over a month and they haven’t gone away, seek professional help right away. PTSD is a serious disorder that can produce many unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • Flashbacks
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nightmares
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Problems with memory
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Avoidance of situations
  • Feelings of guilt or blame
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Alterations in cognition or mood

How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks-Reading, we have experienced, credentialed, licensed, caring and compassionate professionals that can help you determine if you have symptoms of PTSD and then determine the right course of treatment. We can help you process the event and the painful emotions that you have experienced on your journey. You shouldn’t have to do it alone. Sometimes people are reluctant to talk about their experiences and feelings about the traumatic event that occurred. We understand that. This is a normal part of the process. However, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

At Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing we are here for you and have experts that can help both adults and children. Get relief from your symptoms. We understand how debilitating the symptoms can be and we will try our best to get you an appointment within 24 hours. We can help you survive and embrace the future. We encourage you to take the first step and call to get help and healing. We are here to partner with you. Call us right away where a professional is standing by to help. “Thrive, don’t wither!”

Sincerely,
Your Team at Thriveworks Reading Counseling

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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★★★★
Going well
mary Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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