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Healing Through Therapy for Trauma

At Voyages Counseling, we recognize that trauma doesn't discriminate and doesn't follow a rulebook. That's why we're here. We're not about fitting experiences into neat little boxes. We're about understanding and honoring the uniqueness of your journey and helping you heal through therapy for trauma.

Individuals can experience trauma because of various life situations. Maybe it's a single moment that changed everything, or perhaps it's a collection of events that piled up over time. Whatever your story, know that you're not alone, and there's no "right" or "wrong" way to feel. We all react to and manage trauma differently.

EMDR and ART Therapy Approaches

At Voyages Counseling, our team is equally equipped to use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). While these are slightly different approaches, both can be effective, and our approach depends solely on your preferences.

We will work with you to discuss your preferred treatment style before employing either of these types of therapy for trauma.

While both therapies involve rapid eye movements, the techniques and methodologies differ. EMDR includes a structured eight-phase approach, whereas ART emphasizes visualization techniques and is known for its briefer sessions.

Voyages Counseling – Why Choose Us as Your Counselors

​Connecting with the right counselor can make all the difference in your healing journey. Our counselors’ unique approach distinguishes them from the rest, ensuring tailored care that addresses your needs.

Expertise That Matters

Our team of therapists understands that your trauma is yours and yours alone. We don't offer generic solutions because your experience isn't generic. We bring a wealth of expertise in trauma therapies to help you navigate the complexities of your unique story.

Comprehensive Services

Trauma doesn't follow a script, and neither should your healing journey. We offer a range of trauma therapy approaches because everyone deserves a customized path to healing. From traditional methods to innovative techniques, we're here to guide you towards what works best.

Client-Centered Approach

Your journey is yours to define. We're here to provide a safe space where you can explore, express, and heal. Our client-centered approach to trauma therapy means we adapt to your needs, ensuring you're an active participant in your recovery.

What to Expect During Therapy Sessions

Embarking on a journey of healing through therapy can bring a mix of uncertainties and emotions. Understanding what typically happens during therapy sessions can help ease concern and create a sense of readiness.

Initial Assessment

We will begin therapy by conducting an initial assessment. This involves discussing your history, the specific challenges you're facing, and your reasons for seeking trauma-focused therapy. It's a chance for you and your therapist to understand each other and lay the foundation for your therapeutic journey.

Establishing Goals 

Together with your therapist, you'll set therapeutic goals. These are the outcomes you hope to achieve through therapy. 

Creating a Safe Space 

A crucial aspect of therapy is creating an environment that is safe and supportive. Voyages Counseling therapists are trained to foster a space for you to feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and emotions without judgment.

Exploring Traumatic Experiences

While trauma therapy training progresses at your pace, the process involves gently exploring and discussing traumatic experiences that impacted you. Your therapist will guide this exploration with sensitivity, helping you process these experiences in a manageable way.

Therapeutic Techniques and Coping Strategies  

Your therapist may use techniques like EMDR or ART to help you process trauma and develop coping strategies.

Reflection and Integration 

As the therapy progresses, you'll likely engage in reflection and integration exercises. These may involve discussing insights from sessions, practicing new coping skills daily, and integrating the lessons into your overall well-being.

Progress Reviews 

Periodically, you and your trauma therapist will review your progress toward the established goals. This is an opportunity to celebrate achievements, address challenges, and adjust the treatment plan if needed.

Ongoing Support 

After formal trauma therapy concludes, periodic check-ins with your therapist or joining support groups can be beneficial. This ongoing support helps maintain progress and ensures you have resources available as you continue your journey beyond therapy.

Take Your First Step Towards Healing

While experiencing trauma isn’t in our control, healing from it is. Contact us to speak with a counselor at Voyages Counseling to explore the approach to therapy for trauma that may work best for you. Through planned, intentional treatment, you can move through healing and rebuilding.

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