Good trauma therapy can be transformational and liberating. Unfortunately, the high cost and a lack of insurance coverage put it out of reach for many.
Here are some alternatives to consider, depending on your budget.
$1,200 – Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Trauma therapy can cost $200 per session, and with recommended programs like Prolonged Exposure lasting twelve sessions, a course of therapy can cost thousands of dollars. Check your health insurance to see if you have coverage for psychotherapy like PE.
$20 per session – Yoga
The effects of trauma are felt in both the mind and the body, and yoga is recommended by top trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk, to reduce these effects. If a $20 yoga class isn’t affordable or accessible, then look for free yoga classes on YouTube. Stick to a weekly yoga practice to really experience the positive results.
$200 – Weighted Blanket
Can’t sleep? A weighted blanket can give your body a feeling of safety and calm, like a big hug. It can reduce the feeling of stress and anxiety at bedtime, common with PTSD, which can help you sleep better.
$5.99 – Detrauma writing exercises
Writing exercises can help you process traumatic memories and reduce symptoms of PTSD. You tackle one distressing traumatic memory during five, 30-minute writing sessions with Detrauma. Clinical research shows that Written Exposure is as effective as talk therapy for treating PTSD.
Are you tackling PTSD on a budget? Register for Detrauma now.