Early Traumatic Experiences

Are you an adult who is currently struggling with the effects of a traumatic past? Are there painful, unfortunate events in your life that have led up to your current problems and daily struggles? Some common early traumatic experiences that adversely affect the daily functioning of individuals in their adulthood include:

  • Losses and deaths of significant family members
  • Child sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
  • Childhood bullying
  • Vicarious trauma during childhood (e.g., witnessing a crime)
  • Poverty and related experiences during childhood
  • Witnessing domestic violence in childhood

There are several other types of early childhood trauma that might be remembered by individuals once they reach adulthood. Many times adults get through life without addressing the trauma they have experienced in childhood, until something or someone triggers it or reminds them about the event. At this point, adults sometimes begin to experience several physical and emotional symptoms, without any understanding of what is happening to them. Once these symptoms become a reality, if they are suppressed or ignored, they can begin to manifest into different psychological illnesses. Research has found that by not addressing early traumatic experiences, a person's relationships, parenting style, levels of trust, and health may be affected.

If you are a person who has begun to experience the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of an early traumatic experience that may not have been fully addressed, know that help is available for you. Call for your free consultation to discuss your particular situation.

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Chyneitha Cook, Psy.D.

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Dr. Cook offers teletherapy services for adult residents of Orange County (Anaheim, Fullerton, Brea, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Irvine, Orange, Newport Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley) and throughout the state of California. Psychoeducation and other mental health information is provided at appointments to assist clients as they progress through the stages of their therapy. The links and information presented on this website are for informational purposes only. They are not meant to be used to diagnose any particular condition or disorder. The information presented here is also not meant to replace the professional opinion and advice of your physician. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed and you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or visit the emergency room of your local hospital.

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