I love what Amelia has to say here because this is something I’ve shared when it comes to healing from abuse too. What works for some, even most, people, may or may not work for you as an individual
When we are offered therapy modalities that are presented as the gold standard of treatment, it can make us feel like a failure when we have trouble with the treatment. However, sometimes it just takes reminding our therapists that we are individuals and that even though one treatment might be the usual option, it might not be the best option.
We are all different. Amelia goes on to talk about how EMDR was presented to her as the “gold standard” treatment, but as someone who is autistic, it just really didn’t work.
That’s not something to be ashamed of, it is just a fact. She, as an individual, needed something else. So be it. We are all individuals and deserve the opportunity to find what works for us.