One of the ways in which abuse and rape survivors process the trauma they've survived is through therapy.
There are many different kinds of therapy: professional talk-based therapy, group therapy, and peer counseling (speaking with friends, online communities, etc). Within talk therapy there are many different schools of thought: psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, and more.
Everyone's experiences with therapy are different, and everyone decides what type of therapy works best for them. Many survivors never enter professional therapy until later, preferring peer counseling for a time.
This week's questions are:
- Do you participate in therapy or peer counseling?
- What type of therapy works best for you?
- Do you prefer therapy to be a long-term treatment, or short-term/as-needed?