Why intensive trauma treatment?
Trauma treatment is often the key to unlocking post-trauma growth because trauma is a biological trauma, even if the trauma is not a physical injury. The experience of trauma causes the brain to encode the experience in a way where the emotions continue to be experienced like they are ongoing. Working through traumas in a timely fashion causes the least disruption to daily life because there is a sense of progress and momentum through the week.
Is this treatment really effective?
This is evidence-based trauma help that has outcome studies that show its effectiveness. Clients typically come to us after they have “tried everything else.” Clients who are honest and motivated usually experience tremendously beneficial, life changing benefits.
How long does it take?
Each client is an individual with a unique history. The number of traumatic events and the age of the client will determine the number of hours someone may need. The length of time is most often one week long, at the most. For those needing less than a full week of treatment, we are happy to work within your specific needs.
What about my child missing school to come for treatment?
Oftentimes, during the school year, scheduling may require a child to miss some or all of a week in order to complete treatment. The feedback we have consistently received is that, the child’s symptoms were precluding him from being able to behave appropriately or learn in the classroom and treatment improved one or both of those aspects so much that the time missed was well worth it, in the long run.
How much does it cost?
The average cost for children 7-17 is $1,600 per week, and $3,175 per week for those 18 and up. This covers the cost of individual help and is comparable to the cost of traditional treatment, since approximately 30 hours of help are provided for an adult through the course of a week. Room and board are on your own, as this is not inpatient treatment. This is actually a very economic alternative to years of outpatient therapy and/or hospitalization.
How can payment be made?
Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.
Does Thrive accept third party payment?
We are able to bill Ohio Medicaid. Most other insurances do not cover this treatment. For children adopted in the state of Ohio who are not Medicaid eligible, there is funding that can be applied for through PASSS (Post Adoptive Special Service Subsidy). Check with children services in your county of residence for an application.
Is it emotionally overwhelming to process such painful events?
Although the content of processing can be quite difficult, this method of trauma help provides a way to address traumas that protects the client from re-experiencing those events. Our clients typically report that they find the work to be without emotional distress. They are usually very surprised that effective help can be found without having to experience emotional distress in the process.
What follow-up is provided?
By the end, individuals have gained the knowledge, freedom, and tools they need to engage in the world in a dynamic and proactive manner. But, sometimes this is a new experience in which a client finds it helpful to touch base. We are always reachable by email and one (1) hour of phone consultation is available after any intensive program. We are also happy to provide a written or verbal summary to other mental health professionals, should our clients choose to continue more refined points of treatment at home after our intensive program. We are happy to make referrals for ongoing help to therapists trained in Thrive follow-up.