First, it is crucial to recognize that everyone is different, and everybody's experience with PTSD is diverse; thus, everybody's therapy will be a little different. For instance, a counselor in Orlando that helps a retired Vietnam vet cope with decades-old trauma that still plagues him in his dreams may use treatment to be a little different than the therapy of a college student who was sexually assaulted on her college campus a few months ago.
One cannot overstate the importance of finding a counselor in Orlando you feel comfortable with! It is always critical in counseling, but especially when struggling with something as essential as trauma treatment, to find a counselor with whom you feel safe. This person doesn't need to be your best friend, but they ought to be somebody you think is devoted, smart, and won't judge you. Therapists understand from analyses that the most critical factor in whether an individual gets better over the course of treatment is the fit and the relationship between a client and a therapist, so please take the time to find somebody who feels like a safe place for you.
Again this is different for everyone. Nevertheless, many of the typical elements include learning coping skills, telling your story, learning what is safe vs. dangerous, confronting beliefs you've invented about yourself and the world around you since the trauma experience, and developing purpose out of your experience. Therapists go more in-depth about this when examining the alternatives available to you for trauma therapy.
There are plenty of different kinds of therapy for PTSD. At most offices, therapists deliver several different kinds of treatment for PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE), Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), therapy for children, sand tray work (usually an element of another type of therapy), and Mindfulness training. In addition, most therapists have attended various trauma trainings to comprehend the nuanced differences between the therapies and understand as much as possible about who reacts best to what type of treatment. But it would certainly require a book, not a short blog post, to share the details we've discovered over the years. So instead, we attempt to present you with a brief snapshot of the therapies we offer in our offices for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Additional treatments exist for PTSD, including Somatic Experiencing (SE) for grown-ups or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) for younger clients. If we don't supply the treatment you desire to try at our office, we know of other therapists in the region we trust to perform them and are comfortable offering you a referral if one of them will be a better fit for your particular situation. Call us today to discover more about trauma therapy with a counselor in Orlando. We want to help you heal.