Trauma Therapy in San Diego

When you’ve been traumatized, it settles deep inside you. Even if they have managed to push away the unhappy memories, traumatized individuals feel they have always been on their own and do the best they can to work things out for themselves.

Suppose lately, you have been wondering whether you suffer from unresolved trauma despite experiencing peaceful moments or years and continue to feel like withdrawing socially. In that case, La Jolla Recovery wants to be there to support you on your journey of healing trauma through our mental health therapies.

Therapy for Trauma and Attending Mental Health in Treatment

Even if you have had therapy, the most severe effects of childhood trauma tend to remain because there is only so much you can do all by yourself. There is no template for working out unresolved childhood trauma, though. The symptoms might go underground for years. An emotional upheaval or an event that serves as too close a reminder of your earlier trauma can put you back into the original drama.
According to Freudian theories, we often feel compelled to repeat, even if we avoid such repetition. That’s why you might find yourself in relationships that remind you of those that traumatized you in the past. Until you’ve had help working out exactly how its roots are alive in the present, your childhood trauma can stay with you for the rest of your life.

Attending trauma

There are many kinds of childhood trauma that you might not identify as trauma at all, such as the death of a sibling, a severe childhood infection, a learning disability that left you doubting yourself, absent or emotionally detached parents, your parent’s childhood trauma, or a combination of many calamities.
Whatever the cause, your needs for nurturing were underestimated or overtly ignored, sometimes even being exploited to cater to your parent’s needs. People experienced neglect if their emotional and physical needs as a child were not prioritized in their homes.
Being abandoned early in your life is a trauma, regardless of how nurtured you were by other relatives or your remaining parent; such kind of loss can be almost unsurmountable. You may still need to mourn for these losses. Most unresolved childhood trauma affects self-esteem and creates anxiety. If you were seriously ill and were isolated at home or hospitalized, that meant separation from parents and maybe traumatizing medical procedures. This can leave you with anxiety that persists. If you had dyslexia, ADHD, or any other learning problem, you likely felt different or compared yourself unfavorably to the rest of your class. This would have a very negative impact on your self-image, even if you struggled against challenges you couldn’t control. Or maybe you gave in and gave up. An unreachable parent is traumatic. Perhaps you’re wary of your needs and uncertain of being loved. And maybe you learned to stay distant yourself, not expecting much.

Transgenerational Trauma

A parent’s anxiety can seep into a child’s life and leave you traumatized, constantly worried, and living with the same kinds of anxieties your parent had, without even knowing it happened.
If your father or mother had a traumatic childhood and that trauma was also unresolved, it is unconsciously passed down from parent to child. Also, parents that were traumatized live out their trauma as well. They often can’t be fully there for you or even identify with the abuser who victimized them. If your parents or grandparents went through a catastrophic historical event, such as World War II, the Holodomor, the Iraq War, or the Vietnam War, the terror and unbearable losses could still haunt them.

Trauma Symptoms as an Adult

Symptoms of your childhood trauma spill out when you’re stressed. Or when something in your life serves as a subtle reminder of what happened to you as a kid.
Your childhood trauma lives in your symptoms, such as panic attacks, catastrophic anxieties, relationship fears, obsessions, or eating disorders. Your childhood trauma might ruin your happiness, relationships, or even your career.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based in Atlanta, Georgia, adults who experienced or witnessed traumatic events as a child are at higher risk of dying from at least five of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease. According to the report, those individuals are at a higher risk of developing asthma, cancer, clinical depression, and diabetes. The risk of developing such health risks was greater when people experienced multiple traumatic experiences or shared traumatic experiences over prolonged periods. Eliminating childhood trauma could prevent almost 2 million cases of coronary heart disease, 2.5 million cases of obesity, and more than 20 million cases of depression. Preventing trauma could keep up to 1.5 million students from dropping out of school in The United States.
Suppose your trauma has started deeply disturbing your adult life, turning everything upside down, now that you thought all the debris had been left behind. In that case, you should know that we offer psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapies that unfold at your own pace. We provide a safe and state-of-the-art venue, one in which you can build empathic ties with our team of clinicians, even if you happen to distrust them at first. We have the knowledge and experience about childhood trauma and how destructive it can be in your life, but only after getting to know you would we be able to see and help you heal the precise effects it has had on you.
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