Survivors of Childhood Abuse
There’s no shame in survival.
If you are a survivor of childhood abuse – whether physical, sexual or emotional – then you might have a lot of questions, feelings and personal problems to sort through. While our culture tends to sweep the problems of childhood under the rug and expect you to just “deal with it” as an adult, the healthiest way to work through the problems of your past is to face them with the help of a professional. You can live the life you want and you can find ways to cope with the darkness of your childhood. At the Metropolitan Center for Psychological Services, we’re here to help.
So congratulations. By reading this, you’re taking the first step in seeking help and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation so you can see if our childhood abuse counseling services are right for you. You just have to keep taking the small steps to help you get to a better, happier life.
Childhood Abuse and Your Mind
Just because the abuse you suffered took place years ago, doesn’t mean that it’s not directly effecting the way your mind works today. It’s not easy to overcome the things that happen to us as children because it’s during that time that our brains are developing. The lessons we learned from the behavior of people around us back then directly impact the way our brains understand the world today. You can change the way you think and you can train your brain to function in a healthier, happier way, but it takes time and effort to do it. Through a series of strategies, discussions, and small life changes, we can help you re-shape your life so that the effects of abuse don’t follow you every moment of every day.
Common Struggles of Childhood Abuse Survivors
If you experience any of the following, you’re not alone. Most survivors experience at least some of the problems on this list and we can help you tackle and overcome all of them.
- Low self-esteem
- Feelings of shame and guilt
- Depression and anxiety
- Problems sleeping
- Lack of trust (even close friends, family and significant others)
- Entering into abusive relationships as an adult
- Flashbacks to the event/s
- Sexual intimacy problems
- Alcohol/drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Constant sense of grieving, mourning or sadness
So contact us today to get started with a confidential consultation. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you resolve the problems of your past so you can look forward to a happier future.