Clinical Psychologist Joanne Ronalds is listening to her client who is seeking therapy for her trauma and recovery

While there are effective treatments for people struggling with the impact of a traumatic event, many people face barriers that prevent them from getting help. Overcoming these barriers can be difficult but not impossible. Here are some first steps we recommend you take to start your journey to recovery. 

Taking the first steps: Overcoming the barriers to trauma recovery

A client is reflecting on her sessions by writing notes on her tablet and reading recommended self-help books.

Psychological therapy can greatly enhance well-being. These five tips can maximize its benefits: create space before and after your psychology sessions for reflection, clarify your goals , extend reflection outside of sessions to recognize patterns, actively participate in applying insights, and be patient and kind to yourself throughout the process.

Our five top tips to get the most out of your psychology sessions