Psychotherapy or talk therapy can help with trauma by helping the person find meaning and cope with the trauma. Depending on the approach, psychotherapy can help reframe the ways in which the individual sees themselves, the world, the future, and the traumatic experience to be more adaptive. Often, after an experience of abuse or danger, the person might fall into maladaptive thinking patterns, withdrawing from the world. Therapy can help you move forward and integrate the traumatic experience in better ways. Talk therapy usually works with the emotions and the thoughts associated with the trauma rather than the sensations or the somatic experiences that the person might have. Therapy often will include elements of psychoeducation to help peopleĀ  learn better coping strategies and new ways of dealing with the trauma.