Therapy Issues

Childhood Trauma

Right now, as a result of your unresolved childhood trauma background, you may be experiencing…

  • A sense of worthlessness and deep shame about who you are.
  • A profound sense of being alone in the world and like the black sheep of your family. 
  • Few or no memories, feeling like your childhood is a fog or a big blank.
  • Strong, overwhelming somatic and emotional responses with no clear, obvious triggers.
  • Rigid or no boundaries and challenges standing up for yourself and being responsible in your relationships.

You’re realizing that your unresolved childhood trauma is getting in the way of your life…

  • You feel like everyone else got the proverbial Handbook to Life but not you. You feel stuck in life and have no idea how to move forward.
  • You cope with your painful emotions through eating disorders, reckless behaviors, or developing harmful dependency habits.
  • Relationships – good ones – feel like a mystery and you don’t know how to figure them out.
  • You want to hold better boundaries with the painful people in your life but you have no idea how to.
  • You long to create a family of your own but question your ability to do so because of your past. You feel broken and unequipped to parent anyone else.

You’re wondering…

  • Is what I went through in my childhood really trauma? Was it even traumatic at all?
  • Shouldn’t I be over this by now? 
  • Is there any hope for me if 20, 30, or 40 years have passed? Is it too late to resolve my childhood trauma?
  • Can someone as “broken” as I feel actually have a happy and good life?
  • Does childhood trauma recovery therapy actually work?

You’re longing for…

  • A normal, happy life. Something better than what you came from and what you see from your family of origin.
  • An ability to think highly of yourself. So much so that you don’t allow an abusive person anywhere near you.
  • The skills and tools to set boundaries with the painful people in your life, and maybe even the confidence to consider estrangement.
  • Healthy, fulfilling relationships. With friends, with a romantic partner, and with your own children.
  • An ability to heal whatever may be in your past so that you can have a good adulthood.

What you’re longing for is possible.

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating childhood trauma.

How we can help you

By pursuing therapy for childhood trauma, you can imagine the following:

Before Therapy After Therapy

Denial about your childhood experience. Denial that’s keeping you from healing.

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A clear understanding of how your past actually was, how it impacted you, and the support to begin to grieve it and heal from it.

Frenzied efforts to keep the painful feelings at bay – eating disorders, dependency, risky behaviors, etc.

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You can face and tolerate your feelings. You can deal with them more skillfully.

Erratic, chaotic, and dysfunctional relationships.

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Healthy, functional, stable relationships.

Feeling at the mercy of your past, the people from your past, and the critical voices in your head.

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Experiencing more choice and possibility in your beliefs about yourself, others, and the world, and increased capacities to act in alignment with these beliefs.

What if I’m Not Ready?

If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.

We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.

Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.

Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.

Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.

So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.

We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.

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