An Online Psychologist Can Help You Heal From Childhood Trauma
Updated February 11, 2020
Reviewer Dawn Brown
Childhood Trauma Sticks With Us
Online counseling isn't just about convenience; it's about progress and moving forward. You can accomplish real emotional growth with an online psychologist. One of the things that you can work on in online therapy is childhood trauma. It can be painful to dig up emotional scars from childhood. An online psychologist has experience helping people work through childhood trauma. There may be wounds that we are not aware of because we've repressed these painful memories. With a psychologist's help, we can uncover these painful moments from our childhood and start to look at them clearly, without judgment. Doing this begins the healing process.
How Do You Know Your Family Trauma is Impacting You?
Family trauma can impact your life in ways that you never thought possible. Issues you thought you moved on from begin entering your subconsciousness and consciousness. They may even start affecting the way you interact with your own family.
Imagine you are a mother and you notice you're developing anxiety attacks. The attacks happen in the morning, but you don't know why you're having the attacks. Your online psychologist can help you identify the root of the problem. It could be that you were bullied as a child at school. Maybe you tried to tell your parents, but they didn't listen. Perhaps you attempted to report it to the school officials and they didn't believe you. As you get your children ready for school, you start worrying that they will also be victims of bullying. You start to get a panic attack, and you can't stop it. Due to the anxiety attack, your kids are late for school each day. This becomes a chronic problem for you.
Now, your anxiety attacks are impacting your family, and you don't want that to happen. You want your kids to get an education and to be on time for school. However, your anxiety disorder, caused by your childhood trauma, is in the way. Working with your online psychologist you can heal from this trauma.
Unpacking Childhood Trauma
An online psychologist will talk to you about your childhood. They'll find out if you have any history of anxiety or depression from your past. They will explore what issues are causing you to stagnate in your life. Childhood trauma can leave scars and make it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis if the wounds are deep enough. Sometimes trauma is buried so deeply that it can be difficult to get to the source of what happened to you. But over time, as you develop a relationship with your psychologist, you will figure out what is causing your anxiety or panic attacks and get to the source of the trauma.
It doesn't necessarily have to be anxiety that's bothering you. It could be anger issues or some other mental health problem. Your online psychologist can help you decipher what's happening for you and why. It's important to be patient with yourself during the process of figuring out what is causing your mental health issues. Understand that digging up trauma is not easy, so be kind to yourself. Remember that if you need to cry, that's okay. If you need to scream, do it. There's no wrong way to feel about what happened to you. You have a right to process your feelings however they make sense to you. You will figure out the source of your trauma and explore it with your psychologist over time and there will be a variety of feelings and emotions involved.
An Online Psychologist Can Support You
The journey you are embarking on to figure out why you are hurting is intense. You're lucky to have the support of an online psychologist who is there to make sure that you are safe when you are discovering who and what hurt you in the past. Childhood trauma may have affected you to the point it is destroying your adult relationships. That's where your psychologist can help. They will work with you to develop strategies to minimize the impact of your childhood trauma on your everyday life. You want to have healthy friendships and hopefully a healthy romantic partnership. And if your childhood trauma is making those things difficult, it's time to address these issues with your online psychologist. Just because you experienced traumatic childhood events doesn't mean you can't live a happy life now.
Many people go through horrendously traumatic experiences and come out the other side. You don't deserve to be miserable. You can heal from your trauma no matter how intense and how painful it was. You are not those experiences. They are something that happened to you. Your online psychologist is there to support you in that healing process. You don't have to do this alone. They are trained to help people who have been through extremely painful experiences, examine them, and realize that they survived.
Healing Takes Time
There is no timeline for healing. However long it takes you to work through your childhood trauma is how long it takes. You don't have to push yourself when it comes to processing the pain you've been through because that's not going to speed up the process of healing. You are allowed to feel your feelings, and be patient with yourself as you heal.
Healing takes time and you cannot fast-forward through the process. You are allowed to analyze what is happening to you. Talk to people from your past and ask them questions if it helps you figure out how to process what you've been through. You can discuss all of these things with your online psychologist. If there are people in your past that are toxic to you, talk about those relationships with your psychologist and figure out how to navigate them. They are there to help you figure out how to work through these painful memories and realize that you're strong and in control of your life.
Vulnerability is Strength
There is power in being vulnerable. The more that you express yourself, the more that you know who you are. It's powerful to be able to see your strength and your flaws and embrace all of you. You are vulnerable to opening up about your trauma to your online psychologist and helping them know that you've been through something that impacted you. Just because you experience something traumatic doesn't mean that you're broken. You are a beautiful person. You've experienced something that affected you profoundly. Now you have the chance to work with a trained professional who is there to help you figure out how to integrate your trauma into your existence. You will learn that you don't need to define yourself by what you've been through because you are not your trauma.
An Online Psychologist Will Help You Process Your Pain
We have all been through extensive life experiences, some painful and some full of joy. Life is extraordinarily unpredictable, and we cannot know what will happen from one moment to the next. You did not bring your childhood trauma upon yourself, but it did happen to you. It is real and you have a right to move forward. Seeing an online psychologist will help you process your pain and heal from the trauma that you've experienced. If you're ready to talk about the childhood trauma that you've been through the counselors at ReGain are here to help you and support you along the way on your journey to mental health.
Working with an online psychologist can make you feel more comfortable discussing your childhood trauma. By communicating with your psychologist online you can have more anonymity, making it more comfortable to discuss the trauma you suffered as a child. This can be especially helpful with childhood trauma that involves sexual abuse. Additionally, working with your psychologist online means you can communicate with them when you need them. You also get access to someone who has experience dealing with helping others overcome childhood trauma regardless of geographic location.
An Online Psychologist Gives You Privacy
Many times individuals are hesitant to get the necessary help to overcome childhood trauma for fear of the social stigma that is often associated with going to counseling. However, when you work with an online psychologist you can access help from the privacy of your own space. It eliminates the need to go into a counseling center for a face-to-face appointment. The online nature also provides a safe space to discuss uncomfortable issues connected to your trauma. This can help you get to the root of your issues more efficiently as you are more comfortable opening up in an online format as opposed to going to a traditional appointment.
Easy access to your psychologist is another benefit of getting online help. You can message your psychologist online and read their responses. This can be beneficial in remembering and reflecting on the guidance that they have given you in overcoming your trauma. Many individuals have overcome their childhood traumas by working with an online psychologist. Below are some reviews of ReGain counselors for you to review, from others who have used them to help overcome their own childhood traumas.
"Even when I had no idea what kind of counselor to pick, I was matched with a beyond certified and compassionate woman who was a GREAT listener. I really connected with her and she will be in my contacts forever. Andrea has been flexible with her scheduling even in the chaos that was my life. I'm so appreciative of her abilities to help me. She helped me learn to love myself through a divorce, childhood trauma, and overcome my fears for the future."
"Joiet understands that I come from a very toxic childhood and I thank her sincerely for pushing me along the way to become a better person and stop the cycle."
Working with an online psychologist can help you overcome the issues presented by your childhood trauma so you can heal and minimize the impact it has on your life. It's time to finally be free of your trauma and ReGain can help make that happen.