Trauma COUNSELING

WHAT IS TRAUMA?

Trauma is a psychological or emotional response to any distressing or life-threatening event. This can refer to a wide range of life events. Some examples of life events that may cause trauma are a life-altering accident, illness or injury, losing a loved one, or divorce.

Because our experiences are subjective and there is such a wide variety of the types of trauma that one can experience, psychologists use the word “trauma” as more of a blanket to term.

TRAUMA SYMPTOMS

Shock and denial are typical reactions at the time of a traumatic event. However a trauma survivor may experience other symptoms long term. Some of these symptoms are:

  • Anger
  • Persistent feelings of sadness and despair
  • Flashbacks
  • Feelings of isolation and hopelessness
  • Physical symptoms, such as nausea and headaches
  • Survivor’s Guilt

In many cases, trauma survivors can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Those with PTSD have persistent thoughts and memories about their traumatic experience and lasting severe trauma symptoms.

TREATMENT FOR TRAUMA

Because everyone’s experience of trauma is different, every trauma treatment is unique and tailored to the trauma survivor. The following therapies are effective in treating trauma:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Talk Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • EDMR

These modalities can be used in conjunction with each other to treat both the conscious and unconscious mind.

WHY SEEK HELP?

It is important to know that you are not alone and it is possible to heal from psychological and emotional trauma. Working with a counselor who specializes in trauma can help you cope with your trauma in a healthy way and help you learn to feel safe again.

Trauma Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Robert Gallegos, LPC-S

Robert Gallegos, LPC-S

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Location: In person South Round Rock and Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Evaluations Offered: 

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, (NO AETNA EAP), Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero,  Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:   NO    (no Couples)

Expertise: Kids (15 yrs and older), Adults

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber Clemens, LMFT

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Location: Video Only for Texas and Colorado Residents

Evaluations Offered: Drug and alcohol, substance abuse, Adult ADHD

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP) Beacon,Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients: Yes    (Video only)  Daytime availability only

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

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Location: In person South Round Rock and Video Therapy for residents in Texas and California

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Multiplan/PHCS, Tricare, Triwest-VA, Humana, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers)  Sendero, Self pay $130

Accepting New Clients:  NO  (Video and in office) Morning and Early Afternoon Appointments only

Expertise:  Kids (10 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Assessments:

  • Anxiety and Panic attacks
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  • Bipolar
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction (e.g. porn, internet, eating ,etc)
Rhonda Mack, LPC

Rhonda Mack, LPC

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Location: In person Cedar Park and Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Aetna (no EAP) , Sendero, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  Yes (Video and in person)

Expertise: Kids (14 yrs and older), Adults , Couples

Amy Venn, LCSW

Amy Venn, LCSW

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Location: Video Only for Texas

Insurances Accepted:  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients: No (Video only)

Expertise: Adults and Children (12 and up), No Couples

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Video Only for Texas Residents

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self Pay $150

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting New Clients:  YES  (VIDEO ONLY)

Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

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Location: Video Therapy for residents in Texas and Colorado

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Tricare, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients : NO (Video Only)

Expertise: Kids (5 yrs and older) and Individual adults (no couples)

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

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Location: In person North Round Rock and Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,   United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)  , Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  No

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: In person North Round Rock and Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients: No

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location: In person Cedar Park and Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Beacon, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  NO (video and in person)​ Daytime availability only

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney Briggs, LPC

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Location: Video Therapy for residents in Texas and Colorado

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare,   United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Triwest-VA,

Accepting New Clients:  NO (Video Only)

  (NO CHILDREN OR COUPLES AT THIS TIME) 

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults , Couples

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