Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma

If you’re a survivor of childhood trauma, and you’re living in Florida, Vermont, Utah, or South Carolina, psychotherapist Susan Amore is dedicated to helping you overcome it.

Childhood Trauma and Its Effects

Trauma might seem like an uncommon thing, but it’s been reported to occur in as many as two-thirds of children’s lives. As much as we wish we could simply “get over it” and move on, traumatic events tend to stick with us through adulthood – especially when they go unaddressed. Below, psychotherapist Susan Amore of Florida, Vermont, Utah, and South Carolina shares why trauma is so common in childhood and how therapy can help.

Childhood Trauma

Trauma is, in short, an event that creates fear and strong reactions. This can be different for everyone, but some common traumatic events include:

  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Natural disasters
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Military-related issues, such as long deployments
  • Neglect

While traumatic events can occur at any age, they can, in ways, be harder to cope with as a child. This is because children don’t yet have as much experience as adults, making things seem more harsh and harder to understand for kids.

For example, losing a loved one can be hard at any age. However, as an adult, you can often make peace with it more quickly, as you understand what has occurred. Children might only see the loss – not the reasoning behind it. Confusion and fear can set in, leaving them with fear of abandonment.

Typically, we think that the effects will diminish as we get older. Though a child might grow up to learn that death is a natural part of life, unresolved emotions and fears tied to that loss can continue to cause problems well into adulthood. That fear of abandonment can remain and impact any relationships they try to have – even if they are unsure of what the problem is.

How Therapy Can Help

Above is just one example, but it shows the lingering effects of trauma from childhood. They don’t go away on their own and need to be addressed so that you can heal.

Therapy provides effective methods that can help you overcome these effects. Talk therapy is one method of understanding the problem. However, trauma often requires additional techniques, such as Brainspotting, EMDR, and TRE, that help us relax from the bodily sensations trauma causes and process traumatic memories so they won’t keep intruding. 

Begin your journey of healing from childhood trauma by scheduling a consultation with psychotherapist Susan Amore of Florida, Vermont, Utah, and South Carolina at (866) 844-7678 today.