Your Choice of Therapist Matters
When dealing with the fallout of trauma, it is important to choose a therapist with specialty training in all phases of trauma treatment. Trauma-informed care places considerable effort on creating an environment of safety and stability, providing information on the impact of trauma on mind and body, assessing for dissociation, preparing for trauma processing and selecting evidence-based interventions that offer a high chance of success. If one or more of these components are missing, re-traumatization instead of healing can occur. While there is typically some distress during trauma processing, meaningful treatment choices and preparation are essential in order to be able to tolerate treatment.
I believe that healing from trauma is possible (as opposed to just learning how to cope with symptoms).