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Boston Online and In-Person 
Therapy for Trauma and PTSD

We provide online and in person trauma and PTSD therapy for all in the Boston region and across Massachusetts. The primary goal of working with a professional and empathic professional trauma therapist is to help you over time realize meaningful and lasting change, gain freedom from your depression and live your best life. The best time to start the process is now!

The Effects of Trauma & PTSD

The effects of trauma and PTSD can resonate across time and cause suffering in the present day. While many people recover without therapy or other treatment, it is very common that without therapy, trauma can manifest as depression, fear, rage, conflict, substance abuse and job loss. When you work with a trauma therapist at our practice it is our singular goal to help you to not only recover, but also to achieve the kind of insight and perspective that can make a life of joy, meaning and peace within reach. You deserve this opportunity and it is an honor to work with you on this vitally important journey.

While many people recover without therapy or other treatment, it is very common that without therapy, trauma can manifest as depression, fear, rage, conflict, substance abuse and job loss. When you work with a trauma therapist at our practice it is our singular goal to help you to not only recover, but also to achieve the kind of insight and perspective that can make a life of joy, meaning and peace within reach. You deserve this opportunity and it is an honor to work with you on this vitally important journey.

Why We Offer Online and In Person Trauma & PTSD Therapy

By its very unexpected and uncontrolled nature, traumatic events we could not predict and which were beyond our control. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event and the impact can be too overwhelming to deal with right away. So the mind and body, with the wisdom of Nature, put into motion the shock response, or a “fight or flight” reaction, as a survival mechanism, to block the full impact of the traumatic event. That shocking or scary event triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. It is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm.

Long-term reactions to trauma can include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, nightmares, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches. While these feelings are normal, and most people get over them naturally, some individuals have difficulty moving on with their lives.

Those who experience continued denial, the pushing away of the trauma, will suffer because denial doesn’t erase it. The trauma lingers, stored in our brain and body, like a powder keg ready to explode when a psychological trigger, or even a physical trigger like a scent, can set it off. Those who continue to experience problems resulting from a traumatic event may be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

A person suffering the after-effects of a traumatic event or dealing with PTSD requires compassion from family and friends, and guidance from a trusted mental health professional. Knowledge, understanding and proper treatment are critical elements in reducing the impact and intensity of the disruptive nature of trauma, which can cause fear, isolation and difficulty carrying on with the basic activities of daily life. Psychotherapists can help people suffering from trauma find constructive ways to manage their emotions.

Does Health Insurance Cover Online Trauma & PTSD Therapy?


Yes! Most major health insurance networks do cover online therapy. Boston Evening Therapy therapists accept many health insurance plans and private pay. The best time to start the process is now!

Trauma and Risk of Suicide

Research indicates that there is a correlation between many types of trauma and suicidal behaviors, according to The National Center for PTSD. The results of a study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect showed evidence that traumatic events such as childhood physical or sexual abuse, loss of a family caregiver or exposure to family violence are associated with an increased risk of suicide.

One found strong evidence that among veterans who experienced combat trauma, the highest relative suicide risk is in those who were wounded multiple times or hospitalized for a wound.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that develops in relation to any events that create psychological trauma. The person directly experienced the trauma or witnessed it occurring. PTSD can result from learning of an actual or threatened death of a close family member or friend, or repeated first-hand exposure to the details of the event. A formal diagnosis of PTSD is made when the symptoms cause significant distress or impairment in social or occupational situations for a period of at least one month. With a PTSD diagnosis, the symptoms are not due to a medical condition, medication, drugs or alcohol.

The results of a national published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that out of six different anxiety disorders, PTSD was significantly associated with thoughts of suicide or attempts at suicide.

Military Veterans and PTSD

Awareness of PTSD has become more common with the unfortunate increase in numbers of military personnel who have witnessed extreme levels of horror close-up. Many military veterans diagnosed with PTSD have seen, at close range, one or many members of their unit blown up by improvised explosive devices. Many have returned home with life-changing injuries. And while eagerly trying to embrace home, family and community, some of these veterans with PTSD struggle desperately to make the transition from the horrors of combat to common activities like Saturday afternoon shopping at the mall with their family.

We Help Massachusetts College Students and Young Adults with Trauma and PTSD

Our Boston and Massachusetts based online trauma therapists realize the potential emotional challenges of being a college or graduate school student or recent graduate while confronting the effects of trauma history. Being a student and transitioning to a new phase of life can create stressors and as well as challenges to our personal identity which can be elevated to crisis level in combination with an unrecognized and untreated traumatic past. The transition from student to "real life" can feel sudden, jarring and disorienting. Our professional online trauma therapists are knowledgeable, understanding and insightful and ready to build a close therapeutic alliance with you to help you make important changes and lasting improvements to your life.

Treatment Options for Trauma and PTSD

There is no one treatment that is right for everyone when it comes to healing from trauma or PTSD. The most important factor is working with a professional therapist who has the experience, vision and compassion to create an individualized plan that may include a combination of strategies. These are some of the most common therapies:

Contact Our Boston Online Trauma and PTSD Therapists Now
We are available to work with you in Boston and across Massachusetts. It is our goal to provide meaningful and effective care to help you face, manage and rise above your experience with trauma and the complications it has brought to your life. Our purpose is not only to allow you to manage or eliminate the suffering that comes with trauma, but also to help you develop new insight, perspective and skills to live your best life of meaning and peace. Reach us now and let's start together.

Behavior Therapy

*Exposure
The most common form of behavior therapy is exposure, where a person gradually faces a fear. In this way, the memories of a traumatic event can be brought to light gently without the consequences of the original trauma. *Relaxation training: Learning relaxation techniques can help a person decrease the intensity of the trauma by managing stress and anxiety. 

*Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This therapy helps a person learn skills to replace negative, incorrect or irrational thoughts with more accurate, positive and healthy thoughts.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The person focuses on the traumatic experience while tracking a moving light or the therapist’s moving finger. It has been shown to be effective for decreasing the symptoms of trauma.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness is paying attention to the moment, accepting thoughts and emotions, and allowing them to exist without judgement. It is gaining increasing support among mental health professionals as a treatment, or part of a treatment plan, for trauma and PTSD. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy has been found to be helpful for people dealing with PTSD and depression.

Medication
The right medication can help make the symptoms or trauma or PTSD less intense and more manageable. Medication can help lessen symptoms such as irritability or depression.

When collaborating with a mental health professional, the goal of trauma-focused therapy is to integrate the traumatic event into your life, so the effects of trauma are manageable and eventually minimized. That allows for continued healing on the path to a healthier and more peaceful life.

Contact Our Boston Online Trauma Therapists Now

We are available to work with you in Boston and across Massachusetts. It is our singular mission to provide meaningful and effective trauma care and healing in collaboration with you and to help you face, manage and rise above your traumatic past.. Our purpose is not only to allow you to manage or eliminate the suffering that comes with trauma and PTSD, but also to help you develop new insight, perspective and skills to live your best life of meaning and peace. Reach us now and let's start together.

Get Help Today

Scheduling an online trauma and PTSD therapy appointment is the first step towards seeking the help you need. At Boston Evening Therapy Associates, we are dedicated to making the process fast and easy for you. Our mission is to provide meaningful and effective therapy, and we are committed to working together to help you create positive and lasting changes for your best life.
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