Taking the first step on a trauma-healing journey is huge. You’re giving yourself a chance to find freedom from the fear and confines of your negative experience. So, if you’ve decided to go through trauma therapy, start by giving yourself a pat on the back.
Beyond that, though, you might be wondering what to expect from this journey. How long will it take to heal? When will you find the freedom you so desperately deserve?
It’s important to understand that trauma therapy and the healing process are very personal. The effects of your trauma likely didn’t develop overnight. Rather, you’ve probably been dealing with them for months, or even years.
With that in mind, trauma therapy can take time. Some people see improvement very quickly, while others have a longer journey ahead of them.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that can influence your trauma therapy experience, and some of the benefits you’ll gain to inspire you to start your healing journey now.
What Can Influence How Long Trauma Therapy Takes?
Again, there’s no specific number you can count on when it comes to how long trauma therapy might take. However, some of the factors that can make a difference include the type of trauma you’ve experienced, the treatment type you choose, and even how comfortable you feel with the therapist you choose.
Being able to have a strong, healthy relationship with the person helping you on your healing journey can make a big difference. Additionally, having a support system in your corner can help. Healing from trauma isn’t easy, and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.
Finally, your personal goals can make a difference in the length of your therapy journey. What do you want to gain from your experience? Do you want to change negative memories into positive ones? Or do you want to learn healthier ways of coping? Your goals can determine how long therapy might take. It’s something you should discuss with your therapist before you begin your healing experience.
What Are the Benefits?
If you’re still on the fence about trauma therapy, consider some of the benefits. The effects of trauma can control your life. They can make it difficult to have healthy relationships. They can cause you to live in fear. You never know when something might trigger you, leading to other mental health issues like anxiety.
Trauma therapy will educate you on the effects of trauma. The more you learn about how it can impact you and how you can connect that information to your own life, the stronger you’ll become.
Additionally, you’ll be able to identify your triggers in a safe environment. While it’s not always easy to bring those triggers to light, once you know what they are, you can learn how to take control over them.
Therapy will also help you to re-establish safety and security in your life. You’ll learn healthy ways of coping with your symptoms and essentially rebuild your identity. You will learn that your trauma doesn’t have to define who you are. Once your self-esteem starts to improve, you’re less likely to be depressed or anxious, as well.
The Benefits of a Trauma Intensive
If you’re ready to try trauma therapy but want to dive into the experience head-first and tackle your symptoms quickly, consider a trauma intensive. It can achieve the work of multiple weeks of therapy in just 2-3 days.
Curious whether a trauma intensive is right for you? Feel free to contact me for more information about trauma intensives. We’ll discuss the right path for your healing journey, so you can start redefining who you are without the effects of trauma holding you back.
Begin Working With A Trauma Counselor in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and online in all of Arizona
Our team of trauma therapists would be happy to help you identify and overcome emotional, relational, mental, and spiritual trauma in your life. We have offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and in all of Arizona through online counseling for trauma. To start a trauma therapy intensive, please follow these simple steps:
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