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How Many Patients Will Be in My Trauma Rehab Program?

How Many Patients Will Be in My Trauma Rehab Program?If you have experienced trauma severe enough to necessitate a rehabilitation program, chances are you have endured some serious side effects from your experiences. These symptoms of emotional trauma can include anger, mood swings, anxiety, denial and guilt. All of these side effects, coupled with your feelings of disconnect from others, can make entering into a treatment program feel overwhelming.

What Will My Trauma Treatment Plan Look Like?

As every treatment program is different, it can be almost impossible to know exactly how many people will be in your treatment program. By learning about the different treatment options available for trauma, you can get an idea of what your program will look like (including how many people might be working with you). The following is a list of common trauma therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT is one of the most common forms of trauma therapy, as it helps you perceive your experiences differently in an effort to overcome your trauma. CBT can be conducted both individually between you and your therapist, as well as in a group setting. By joining  group therapy, you can begin to work through your experiences, and also learn from others to help deepen your therapeutic process.
  • Exposure therapy – As one of the most beneficial forms of trauma therapy, exposure therapy can help you stop avoiding your fears and face them head on. Generally, this type of treatment occurs between just you and your therapist, as it might bring up feelings and reactions best handled in private. If this is the type of therapy you are looking into, chances are your program will consist of just you and your therapist.
  • Behavioral activation – If you choose to enter into a program where behavioral activation is practiced, you will have the opportunity to work with others facing similar issues. During this type of therapy, you will be asked to remain active in ways that help you prevent avoidance of your issues. These activities can include joining in on some experiential therapy, where you work with others in an active setting such as rock-climbing or horseback riding. The partnership of a small group of patients can help you work through your trauma.

Benefits of Group and Individual Therapy

Both individual and group therapy can be extremely beneficial if you are looking to overcome your trauma. By participating in both forms of therapy, you can develop the skills necessary to help ease your trauma. Individual and group therapy can offer slightly different yet overlapping treatment:

  • Individual therapy – During all kinds of individual therapy, you can pair up with your therapist to help get the education and skills needed to work through and heal from your trauma. With the one-on-one attention from a professional, you will learn to apply the skills you gain in therapy to your home life.
  • Group therapy – Group therapy is highly regarded as some of the best therapy, as it allows for you to share ideas and experiences with others while learning how to rebuild trust and listen to others.

Each program is going to be different, but you will most likely work with a counselor individually, or work with a small group of patients with similar issues.

Do You Have Questions about Trauma Rehabilitation?

If you experienced a traumatic situation and are considering entering a trauma rehabilitation program, call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now. Our trained counselors can help answer your questions and find the right program for you. Call us today.