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: South Round Rock

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) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients: No

Expertise: Kids (15 yrs and older), Adults, Couples

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber Clemens, LMFT

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Location: South Round Rock

Evaluations Offered: Drug and alcohol evaluations, substance abuse

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)NO Optum EAP

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

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

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

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Location: North Round Rock, Video Therapy for residents in Texas and California

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

Accepting New Clients:  No   (Video and in office)

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)
Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda Durst, LPC

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Location:Cedar Park

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

Accepting New Clients:  NO     (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS)

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up), Female Adults and Couples (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS)

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Cedar Park

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)NO Optum EAP

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

Accepting New Clients:    NO    (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 ONLY

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)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients : NO    

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: North Round Rock

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) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  No

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock

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)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients: No

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

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Beacon, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:   No  (video and in person)​

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

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney Briggs, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock, 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) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  NO

  (NO CHILDREN OR COUPLES AT THIS TIME)   (video and in person)

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

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

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Location: Video Only for residents in Texas, Louisiana and Florida

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)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  NO   (No Couples, No Substance abuse or history of addiction/excessive use. No Eating Disorders) VIDEO THERAPY ONLY AT THIS TIME

Expertise: Adults and couples

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