There are so many situations in life that can occur which may cause trauma. When this trauma isn’t dealt with properly, it can turn into a mental health concern. If you have experienced trauma throughout your life and you think it is affecting your mind and how you act, it may be time to get mental health support. There are a couple of ways you can accomplish this, including attending in-person therapy sessions or using online therapy sources. Here is a look at online therapy, and details on if it is able to help someone overcome trauma.
You don’t get to choose which experiences may or may not cause trauma in your life. What you can do is be honest about whether you have experienced trauma at some point throughout your life. For instance, if you were in situations where you weren’t treated fairly, if you are a veteran, or if you have ever found yourself in an abusive relationship, you have probably experienced trauma.
In some cases, a person is able to process traumatic experiences and move on from them, but in other instances, this may be harder to do. If your past traumatic experiences are affecting your routine and keeping you from being able to do certain things or go specific places, you should consider getting your mental health checked out.
Online therapy can be a great resource for addressing trauma. This is because it can be done in a way that makes you feel comfortable. With some services, you don’t have to look at your therapist, or if you do choose to video call with them, you can do so in your own home or a place where you feel at ease. You won’t have to drive to an office and sit in an unfamiliar room to talk about your trauma.
Online therapy is also less expensive than traditional therapy, which means it should make it more accessible for those that are without insurance or don’t have a lot of room in their budget to spend on their mental health.
There are many therapy techniques that can be addressed through online therapy that may be able to help treat trauma. One is called imagery rehearsal therapy. This involves discussing nightmares that you are having and essentially changing them up, so they are no longer causing you trauma. It is one technique that is used to treat trauma found in those with PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. You can read more about this type of therapy here: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/what-is-imagery-rehearsal-therapy-and-what-can-it-treat/
Does It Work?
There is evidence that suggests that trauma can be effectively treated through online therapy. When this was tested, results found that people that had PTSD, anxiety, stress, and trauma were able to see a change in their symptoms as they worked through online therapy. If you feel like you could benefit from online treatment, be sure to do some research to find a service that is right for you.
Keep in mind that there are a number of different types of therapy that will be able to address trauma, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and primal therapy. You can do research on these techniques to learn more or talk to your therapist about them. Together, you and the counselor you choose to work with may be able to help you address your trauma, so it is no longer affecting your life negatively. With the proper treatment, you may see fewer symptoms, and some may go away completely. Be sure to stick with it and keep an open mind throughout your treatment.
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