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6 Benefits of Trauma Therapy

female therapist explaining to group of men and women the 5 benefits of trauma therapy

The benefits of trauma therapy are many. If you or a loved one have experienced trauma and are having trouble coping, you should seek professional help. An inability to cope with trauma can lead to mental health conditions and even substance use disorders. When not addressed, these issues can just get worse. This is why trauma therapy at a rehab facility is so beneficial. Reach out to The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare to find out more about trauma therapy centers in Texas. We provide comprehensive trauma therapy in a safe, welcoming environment. Call 844.413.2690 today to learn more. 

6 Benefits of Trauma Therapy 

For those who have experienced trauma, the cycle of trauma can continue if the original trauma is left untreated. Traumas can have effects that last for a very long time. If unable to cope with trauma, one can develop mental health issues or turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope.  

A trauma therapy program has many benefits, including: 

1. Trauma Healing 

The psychological and emotional impacts of traumatic experiences can weigh on you and be hard to deal with. Therapy provides a safe and supportive environment to work with therapeutic professionals to better understand the root of the trauma, how it affects you, and how to better manage it.   

2. Symptom Management  

Trauma therapy has proven to reduce the effects of the trauma and reduce the risk of relapse if a co-occurring substance use disorder is being treated. Symptoms from anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also be reduced through therapy. Clients will have better control of their emotions and improved overall well-being. 

3. Learning Coping Skills 

Having the right coping strategies to better manage the trauma and the associated emotions is a key part of trauma therapy. Healthier responses to triggers and stressors will equal a healthier lifestyle overall. Clients will also see improved relationships, increased self-confidence and self-esteem, and a greater chance of preventing future trauma-related issues. Without treatment, unhealthy coping mechanisms, like drug use, can continue and worsen.  

4. Reducing Triggers 

When not treated, the trauma triggers, flashbacks, and other symptoms can only get worse over time. Trauma therapy focuses on those triggers and how to best manage them. 

5. Dealing With Guilt and Shame 

Untreated trauma brings a lot of shame and guilt to the individual who has experienced the trauma, even if they aren’t responsible for what happened. It’s a type of survivor’s guilt. Through therapy, clients can let go of the guilt and process those negative feelings into something more positive and productive.  

6. Dual Diagnosis Treatment 

Untreated trauma often leads to the development of substance use disorders as a way to cope. Those who have suffered trauma and seek treatment are often dealing with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. This is why treatment centers offer dual diagnosis programs as part of treatment.   

Trauma Therapy Benefits in Texas 

Enrolling in a treatment program is a big step, so doing your homework and knowing what to expect is essential. The team at The Arbor is made up of therapeutic professionals who are experienced in treating trauma. Clients will work with therapists to develop healthy coping mechanisms to better manage the trauma and the triggers they are dealing with. For those who are being treated for a co-occurring substance use disorder, a trauma therapy program can also greatly reduce the risk of relapse.  

The goals of a trauma therapy program include: 

  • Being able to function on a daily basis without the trauma weighing on you 
  • Dealing with the trauma head-on through structured therapy 
  • Building a toolbox of coping mechanisms to manage the effects of trauma 
  • Redirecting negative thoughts to a more positive outlook 

The Arbor Can Help With Trauma Counseling 

Trauma can have lasting effects that hinder one’s emotional and physical well-being. It can also make you feel unsafe and overwhelmed. Coping with trauma can be difficult, and mental health and substance use disorders can result as a way to cope. The lasting effects of trauma can be best managed through a trauma therapy program like the one at The Arbor in Texas.  

The Arbor also offers: 

  • 12-step immersion 
  • Group therapy 
  • Dual diagnosis 
  • Equine-assisted therapy 
  • Family groups 
  • Young adult treatment 

Contact The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare at 844.413.2690 or online to find out more about the benefits of trauma therapy.