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Healing From Trauma? Explore Counseling Types and Benefits

Trauma manifests in many ways and can occur in childhood or adulthood. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, bullying, and witnessing domestic violence are traumatic experiences people seek therapy to heal and recover from. Trauma counseling from the licensed therapists at Kayenta Therapy offers the promise of healing and growth. 

It helps individuals reclaim their lives and transcend trauma’s hold on them. It can also lead to deeper family and friend relationships, greater self-awareness, and a renewed zest for life.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a deeply personal and individual experience. What’s traumatic for one person might not be traumatic for another. For many people, trauma compounds over time, leading to complex reactions and emotional responses. Trauma counseling provides a supportive and safe environment where individuals learn to process their experiences, develop coping strategies, and heal.

Indications someone is suffering from trauma can include:

Healing From Trauma: Different Therapy Types

Trauma affects people in different ways, so a therapy that works for one person might not be appropriate for another. Fortunately, there are many options when seeking trauma therapy.

  1. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on problematic thinking patterns. A therapist works with the patient to change them, leading to a change in behaviors.
  2. Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a type of CBT therapy where the patient is gradually exposed to their trauma-related memories, thoughts, and emotions in an effort to stop avoiding trauma triggers.
  3. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) targets how the patient views themselves, others, and the world at large. Its aim is to help people get “unstuck” from problematic or irrational thinking.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is designed for children and teens and addresses trauma-related challenges like anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. 
  5. Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is unlike many other therapies in that it concentrates less on talking and more on performing eye movements or tapping to resolve traumatic memories.

Working with a therapist specially trained or certified in trauma counseling can help resolve deep wounds and allow people to live rich and rewarding lives.

Book Trauma Counseling With Kayenta Therapy 

If you’re looking to heal from trauma, you don’t have to do it alone. Kayenta Therapy’s trained and caring therapists can help you explore healing in a safe and supportive setting, including teletherapy. To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact a therapist directly online.