Somatization is the experience of psychological symptoms presenting as physical symptoms. Somatization Disorder can be particularly frustrating for those dealing with it, as they genuinely experience the physical symptoms, and nothing is medically wrong with them.
Available Treatment Options
Therapy offers a safe space for the person to feel validated in their experience. Many people with Somatization Disorder have experienced other people thinking they are “faking” it. Therapists validate their feelings and develop a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust with the person.
Depending on the individual, counseling interventions could include family therapy, trauma therapy, or cognitive and behavioral interventions.
Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Somatization
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