Perhaps you have been impacted by childhood trauma or you are currently struggling with life’s difficulties. You wonder if what you are feeling is normal or if you should be able to handle it on your own, but sometimes it all just feels like too much.
It has been 20 years since your traumatic childhood experience but you just can’t seem to get over it like you think you should.
Sure – you had to grow up fast and figure out how to get by when your parents were always gone or when one of them came home drunk again, but that was a long time ago.
Could it possibly still be impacting you?
The answer is “yes” and it is ok to admit that you are not ok. There is a trauma counselor in your area who is passionate about helping people just like you work through their childhood trauma and get on the road to healing.
As an adult, you feel like stress is just a fact of life and if everyone else deals with it pretty well, you can too.
But if you are really honest, you would say that you are overwhelmed and just surviving, barely making it through each day and unwilling to admit how you are really doing, even to yourself.
Deep down, you know that stuffing your emotions is not healthy, but what other choice do you have?
Why not talk with a licensed therapist who has helped many people in your same situation learn how to embrace their emotions and cope with stress in healthy ways, changing “surviving” into “thriving”?
Dr. Lynn Winsten is an excellent resource in Berkeley if you have experienced child abuse, neglect, trauma, relationship problems, or any other emotional imbalance in life.
She will help to analyze the root cause of the problem and create a plan for getting your life back to the way you wanted it to be.