"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"- Lao Tzu
When people think of trauma, they generally think of a war veteran, rape victim, or someone who has witnessed the horrors of violence. Most don't think of people who grew up in neglectful or abusive homes as having trauma - but they do.
While there is not a DSM-V diagnosis called complex trauma, most experts in the field of trauma use this verbiage when treating someone who has grown up in such an environment.
The greatest consequence to a person when their childhood wants and needs get neglected or their personal space violated, is an un-idividuated sense of self and learned belief of not being good enough. This in-turn can lead to the adult onset of depression, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency and unfulfilling and complicated relationships.
The good news is, therapy can help you heal those traumatized and neglected parts of yourself. You can unburden your pain and develop new beliefs about yourself.
Drawing from both a psychodynamic orientation and the Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy, founded by Richard Schwartz, which views the human person in terms of parts- you can rewire your stress response to your trauma. Through traditional talk therapy and insight work (mind /body) you can heal yourself and learn to thrive in your life.
If this appeals to you, then please contact me and we can set up an initial consultation.