Trauma can lead to a complicated set of emotions and symptoms that can be hard to navigate alone. It can lead to changes in your mood, behavior, and the way you see the world. These changes can be due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. In severe cases of PTSD, a therapist may be necessary to help manage symptoms.
A PTSD therapist can be trained in psychotherapy and can use various therapies to help find relief. They can help you acknowledge the emotions that come with trauma and find tools that can help you better manage your feelings.
Most PTSD therapy will involve cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR. CBT helps you identify and replace negative thoughts and feelings with more positive ones. It also helps you recognize negative thought patterns and change your response to them. EMDR deals with the memories surrounding the traumatic event and helps to reprocess them so that you can move past the event more easily.
Working with a PTSD therapist can be emotionally challenging, but it can provide a safe space to work through the trauma. If you are struggling with PTSD symptoms and have tried other forms of treatment with little success, seeking the help of a PTSD therapist can be a positive step towards healing.