CRITICAL INCIDENT THERAPY

Have you witnessed or experienced tragedy, serious injuries, or life-threatening situations at home, at school, or at work? Has this experience continued to affect you emotionally, mentally, or physically? Does trauma impair your day-to-day life?

CRITICAL INCIDENT THERAPY

Have you witnessed or experienced tragedy, serious injuries, or life-threatening situations at home, at school, or at work? Has this experience continued to affect you emotionally, mentally, or physically? Does trauma impair your day-to-day life?

WHAT IS CRITICAL INCIDENT THERAPY?

When an individual experiences critical incident stress, they may first feel numb or disassociate as if the event happened to someone else. However, their physical and psychological well-being, as well as their future ability to function through triggers and additional stressors, will depend on how they manage this stress. Critical Incident Therapy can help not only lessen the impact of the critical incident and encourage the natural recovery process, but it can help manage and explore the ongoing impact of past traumatic events. Interventions include both short- and long-term treatments designed to mitigate traumatic stress and assemble a sense of psychological closure to promote posttraumatic growth.

SIGNS IT MAY BE TIME TO SEEK A THERAPIST:

  • Insomnia/Hypersomnia
  • Flashbacks
  • Muscle Tension
  • Irritability/Frustration
  • Restlessness
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Impaired Concentration
  • Social Isolation
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Avoidance
  • Nightmares
  • Guilt

WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES CAN CRITICAL INCIDENT THERAPY HELP ADDRESS?

  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Workplace Injury
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Community Trauma
  • Pre-Crisis Preparation
  • Complex Trauma
  • Defusing
  • Complicated Grief
  • Childhood Trauma

HOW LONG ARE THERAPY SESSIONS?

Critical incident therapy is typically offered in 45-55 minute sessions occurring weekly or biweekly depending on treatment needs and insurance coverage.

If you’re ready, we’re ready. We offer flexible appointment times including virtual, evening, and weekend appointments. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

HOW DOES INSURANCE WORK WITH CRITICAL INCIDENT THERAPY?

Prior to beginning services, we will conduct an eligibility and verification of benefits check to provide you with estimated costs, as well as any restrictions or provisions imposed by your insurance provider. However, we are not responsible for any changes or contradictions in coverage. We strongly recommend you to communicate directly with your insurance to best understand your benefits as you may be financially responsible for out-of-pocket costs for any balance unpaid by insurance.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS

Insurance

• AHCCCS
• Aetna
• BlueCross and BlueShield
• Cigna
• Optum
• UnitedHealthcare

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