We help people recover from trauma using the highest quality treatments for PTSD. Currently, we offer cognitive processing therapy (CPT), which is one of the most reputable and well-studied PTSD treatments. In fact, approximately 90% of people respond to CPT, which works for many kinds of trauma, including sexual assault, combat, and childhood abuse.
Nema is available to adults ages 18 years and older. We currently serve patients in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York — and are working to add more states soon.
During intensive treatment, you’ll meet with your therapist 3-5 times per week. This is because CPT, the gold-standard treatment for PTSD that Nema uses, is most effective when delivered multiple times per week, as featured on This American Life by NPR. Patients generally complete intensive treatment within 3-4 weeks. After this, you’ll meet with your therapist monthly for up to a year in order to make sure you’re still effectively managing your symptoms.
Nema’s services are all delivered virtually, by video visits and through our online patient portal. This allows us to bring the care right to you, from the privacy of your own home.
Yes. During intensive treatment (~4 weeks), people generally pause with their existing therapist, or address non-trauma issues with their existing therapist while we work together on the PTSD. If you would like us to communicate with your existing therapist, our care team will provide progress updates and a summary of your treatment.
All of Nema’s therapists are licensed mental health professionals who hold a master’s degree or higher. They are specialty trained in trauma and PTSD and receive regular ongoing training from Nema’s clinical leadership, including with the co-inventor of CPT, to ensure we’re providing the best possible care.
Yes, Nema has a team of psychiatrists that provide short-term courses of medication management while you are in care with us. If you wish to pursue medication for your behavioral health condition, the first step is to request a Physician Evaluation session. During this evaluation, your provider will discuss your diagnosis and the recommended treatment options, which may include medication support. If medication is indicated, your provider will give you information about risks and benefits, possible side effects, and typical time to effectiveness. After helping place you on an optimized medication regimen, we will help you identify a long-term prescriber for ongoing medication management. At this time, Nema does not offer medication support without also engaging in our therapy services.
Yes! We accept several major insurance plans including UnitedHealthcare, Optum, Oxford, and ConnectiCare. We are happy to check whether Nema is covered as an in–network benefit under your insurance. If Nema is considered out-of-network, we can provide you with a superbill detailing the services you received for potential reimbursement from your health plan
Call us at (203)-208-8228 to speak with a member of our team. We’re here to help!
If you have come here because you have experienced trauma, you are not alone. American society is unfortunately afflicted by trauma, which is defined as an exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, and/or sexual violation. There are several ways you can experience a trauma: the event can happen to you directly; you can witness the event in person; you can learn that a relative or close friend was exposed to a trauma; and/or you can have first hand repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of the event (e.g., first responders, EMTs). A staggering 83% of U.S. adults have been exposed to a traumatic event.
After a trauma, the majority of survivors recover on their own. However, some survivors will go on to develop symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance of people or places that trigger intrusive memories, or self-blame related to the event.
Many people think of PTSD as an illness of war veterans, but PTSD is common in many populations. Traumas such as sexual assault and domestic violence are actually more likely to cause PTSD than combat exposure. Women are also two times more likely to suffer from PTSD compared to men.