Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma can take many forms.  We often associate it with the physical or sexual assault of a little one, but it can be emotional as wel,. such as, in the form of neglect, or forcing the child to conform to the parent or caretaker’s wishes without regard to the genuine needs of the child.

Some of the factors that determine the effects of trauma on a person include:

— the degree of perceived personal threat

— the stage of development when the trauma occurred (earlier abuse is more detrimental )

— the capabilities of emotional supports who are available

— the relationship of the victim to the perpetrator

— the innate ability to cope.

Whatever a person’s problems are as a consequence of such mistreatment, reaching out to a therapist who is knowledgeable and experienced with these issues will make a huge difference in one’s life.  There is hope and healing is possible. Psychologists like Dr. Lynn Winsten can be trusted to seriously address your problems.

 

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