Trauma Counseling

What is Trauma?

As a Trauma therapist , I explain trauma to my clients as experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that devastate survivors’ ability to respond constructively, leaving them feeling helpless. Trauma is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as the emotional response someone has to an extremely negative event. The emotional effects of trauma can be debilitating to many, and might require expert help to restore normal functioning.

Examples of Trauma

In my experience as a Trauma psychotherapist, the most common causes of Trauma that my adult clients have expressed include:

  • Sexual abuse and/or rape

  • Physical and emotional neglect as children

  • Terrorist attacks or severe natural disasters

  • Abrupt separation from loved ones by death or other means

  • Witnessing an act of violence

Symptoms of Trauma

As a Trauma therapist, I have heard a wide range of symptoms associated with experiencing traumatic events. Some of the most common symptoms reported by clients in Trauma therapy are

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief

  • Anger, irritability, mood swings

  • Guilt, shame, self-blame

  • Feeling sad or hopeless

  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Withdrawing from others

  • Feeling disconnected or numb

  • Insomnia or nightmares

  • Being startled easily

  • Racing heartbeat

  • Aches and pains

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Edginess and agitation

  • Muscle tension

This list is in no way exhaustive. Different people experience different symptoms for Trauma that can range in severity and expression.

How Can Trauma Therapy help you?

Because Trauma is rooted in events out of the ordinary, my primary focus as a Trauma counselor is to work with my client on creating order and routine and a sense of familiarity in the Trauma counseling process. Things as simple as meeting at the same time of day, the same day of the week, and sitting in the same spot week in and week out may seem trivial, but can go a long way in allowing a sense of consistency to develop which helps my clients relax and explore their many feelings towards the trauma. Establishing an excellent relationship with my Trauma clients is key as well. I do not pretend to know how they feel or what the must be going through, because the truth is, I don’t. What I try to do is gently walk with them on their path to healing, and going at their pace. I don’t ask my clients to recount traumatic events to me, and if they want to at their own accord, I help them tread lightly and go at a pace that does not re traumatize them.

What to Expect in Trauma Therapy?

My Journey with Trauma clients is generally divided into two stages:

Stage 1 includes:

  • Exploring feelings and impressions associated with the traumatic event(s)

  • Understanding our body’s defense mechanisms, and recognizing when the client is engaging fight or flight responses.

  • Gaining new skills and awareness to self soothe and regulate emotions

  • Finding new ways, and revisiting old ways of connecting with and trusting other people

Stage 2 includes:

  • Discussing new “post trauma” goals and aspirations

  • Understanding and leveraging personal resilience

  • Regaining sense of agency over the client’s own life

  • Experimenting with relationships while in the safety of the therapeutic relationship

You Might Want To Know!

WHAT IS COUNSELING?

WHAT IS COUNSELING?

Counseling( also known as therapy ) is “talk therapy”, an approach to psychotherapy that involves no use of therapeutic drugs, and is focused on establishing a high level of collaboration between a professional counselor/ therapist and yourself.

 

The collaboration aims at addressing your immediate psychological needs, as well as examining and correcting erroneous self-held beliefs, negative thought patters, and harmful relationship patterns that are distressing you or causing problems in one of the major areas of life (Home, work, and school).

Click here to learn 8 ways you can benefit from therapy today.

WHAT IS MARRIAGE COUNSELING?

WHAT IS MARRIAGE COUNSELING?

Marriage counseling is exactly as it sounds. It is an evidence-based method that involves a certified professional relationship counselor guiding you and your partner to get the most out of your partnership and to resolve conflict and discord. Sometimes referred to as couples therapy or relationship counseling, it uses psychotherapy, which opens up the avenues in communication, intimacy, comfort and understanding in a marriage, enabling both partners to improve and strengthen their bond.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COUNSELOR AND A PSYCHIATRIST?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COUNSELOR AND A PSYCHIATRIST?

Many get confused about the difference between a counselor and a psychiatrist. The main difference is that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor trained in counseling. As such, they see your concerns through a medical model lens, which stipulates that concerns stem from a biological problem, and thus the solution is to administer medicine to correct the imbalance.

 

In contrast, Counselors and psychotherapists view you from a “strength-based approach”, where we collaborate with you to discover the resilience and strength you have, and leverage that to empower you to effectively address your challenges.

 

At  Naya Clinics our approach to therapy draws from the humanistic school of psychotherapy and the existential school of psychotherapy to create our own unique approach Positive Existential Therapy PET developed by our founder Sam Nabil

WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?

What Is A Life Coach?

life coach is a person who helps you understand what your personal goals are and assists you to create a plan to achieve those goals.

Life coaches do this by providing you with Life coaching service. This could be either a short-term or a long-term, but it typically involves an action-based plan of action.

A life coach is not always a healthcare provider or a medical professional, though some life coaches go through training programs and unofficial certifications. At Naya Clinics, all our life coaches are ALSO licensed therapists, giving you the best of both worlds.

HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR THERAPY NEAR ME?

HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR THERAPY NEAR ME?

If you are a new counseling client and would like to book a marriage counseling, therapy or life coaching appointment near you, please follow the available appointments link below, chose the name of your preferred marriage counselor, therapist or life coach from the providers drop down menu.

 

After that, pick a counseling location near you from the location drop down menu to see the availability there.

 

You can then request the appointment that works best for you directly online and we will confirm it as soon as we can.

 

For counseling appointments near you in the Cincinnati Ohio, Hyde Park Ohio, Blue Ash Ohio, West Chester Ohio or Florence and Northern KY areas follow this link

https://samnabilcounseling.clientsecure.me

 

For therapy appointments near you in the Denver Colorado, Cherry Creek Colorado, Aurora Colorado, and Boulder Colorado areas follow this link

https://nayaclinics-colorado-denver.clientsecure.me/

HOW MUCH IS YOUR FEE FOR MARRIAGE COUNSELING/THEARPY/Life COACHING Services?

HOW MUCH IS YOUR FEE FOR MARRIAGE COUNSELING/THEARPY/Life COACHING Services?

 

We use a sliding scale in the practice to determine the counseling fee based of the combined annual income of the household (your income plus the income of your significant other).

When you request an appointment with our therapists or coaches using our online portal, our secure and HIPPA compliant client portal will automatically send you a full intake packet with all the information you will need including the sliding scale, as well as the information you will need to fill out before your first appointment with your counselor, therapist or coach.

 

Your information is only to secure your appointment, and you can go back to the portal at any time – until 48 hours before- to cancel your therapy appointment at no charge.

 

For your convenience, we have 4 different pricing options for our clients to suit every need and budget.

 

1) Our clinical counseling interns see clients for 70$/ individual session and 90$ for couples’ and marriage counseling sessions.

2) Our Licensed counselors’ fees are on a sliding scale starting 120$/session for counseling and coaching sessions, and 140$ for couples’ counseling and marriage counseling sessions

3) Our Chief clinical counseling officer (Carla Seemann) fees are on a sliding scale starting 160$/session for individual therapy and life coaching, and 180$ for relationship therapy and marriage therapy sessions

 

4) Sam Nabil’s fees are on a sliding scale starting 220$ for individual therapy and executive life coaching, and 250$ for Relationship therapy, Couples’ counseling and marital counseling

 

* Please note that the sliding scale fees quoted above are the entry point on the scale. Your fees may be different than what is quoted above.

** Please note that not all therapists are available in all locations.

DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE FOR YOUR COUNSELING SERVICES?

DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE FOR YOUR COUNSELING SERVICES?

 

We provide all clients with receipts and or super bills to file with their insurance companies for our Relationship Counseling, Family Counseling and Individual Counseling Services. Life Coaching Services are typically not billable by most insurance providers.

 

Most of our clients who chose to file an out of network claim for our services get reimbursed a substantial portion of our fee by their insurance. We do not work with insurance directly.

 

WHY ARE YOUR SERVICES OUT OF NETWORK?

 

Working with insurance in most cases means we must diagnose you with a mental health illness. Most of the clients we see do not have a mental health illness and are rather dealing with stress or a curve ball that life threw their way in their relationships or at work.

 

We therefore find it very counterproductive that insurance companies would require us to provide a mental health diagnosis. This is especially troubling because your diagnosis would stay on your medical record for ever.

 

Insurance companies also often insist on establishing time limits for counseling in most cases.

 

We believe a diagnosis and how much you want to stay in marriage counseling or therapy should be your choice, and not the choice of your insurance company.

 

We have therefore chosen to operate out of network and leave you with the choice. You can apply for out of network reimbursements or chose to keep your work with us private

HOW DO I GET INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR THERAPY SERVICES ?

HOW DO I GET INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR THERAPY SERVICES ?

When you have made your out of pocket payment to us, you will automatically receive a bill/invoice in your email.

For easy and convenient reimbursement for your out of network insurance claim, we recommend you use the getbetter app on your phone.

https://getbetter.com/

WHICH LOCATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME TO CHOOSE FROM?

WHICH LOCATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME TO CHOOSE FROM?

My colleagues and myself practice out of 5 different locations in the Cincinnati area and suburbs as well as Northern Kentucky. We also operate out of 4 locations in the Denver Colorado area.

 

In most cases, our clients are never more than a 10 t0 15 minutes drive away from one of our locations.

In Ohio

·     Blue Ash Ohio

·     Downtown Cincinnati

·     Hyde Park Ohio

·     West Chester Ohio

·     Florence, NKY

In Denver Colorado

·     Lodo/ Downtown Denver

·     Cherry Creek Colorado

·     Aurora Colorado

·     Boulder Colorado

Coming Soon

·     Columbus Ohio

·     Indianapolis Indiana

Also you can always work with us online from wherever you may be.

WHY IS MY PREFERRED LOCATION NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DROP DOWN MENU?

WHY IS MY PREFERRED LOCATION NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DROP DOWN MENU?

If a location(s) is not available from the drop down menu, this means we are fully booked at this location. Please pick your next preferred location or consider our online therapy options. You can also email us and we can try to fit you in your preferred location if a spot opens up.

I GET AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE WHEN I EMAIL YOU. IS THERE A WAY TO REACH YOU DIRECTLY?

I GET AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE WHEN I EMAIL YOU. IS THERE A WAY TO REACH YOU DIRECTLY?

If you do not find answers to your questions in the FAQ section or would like to reach us directly for another reason, please email us at [email protected] and a team member will get back to you as soon as we can.