As a child, you are still learning and growing. You learn most of what you know about the world from those around you and closest to you — your parents. However, if you grew up in an abusive environment or you were neglected as a child, odds are you will carry this childhood trauma into your adult life. You probably also developed many coping mechanisms that may not be the healthiest for you.

Dr. Lara Dye is an addiction specialist who helps those who have suffered from childhood trauma. She can give you the tools you need to change possible addictive behaviors or other coping strategies you’ve developed so that you can become a better version of you. Read on for more on the effects of childhood trauma, and then give Dr. Lara Dye a call today. She serves all of Texas with telehealth services, including Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth.

EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

Identity.

Many children who suffer trauma do all that they can to try to please their parents because they want their love, affection, and protection. In trying to do so, they often create false personas and an image that is not who they are inside, but instead is who they think their parents want them to be. As adults, they can become lost and have a hard time discovering who they truly are. By speaking to a childhood trauma therapist, such as Dr. Lara Dye, he or she can help you discover your truth. You’ll also have an opportunity to release many of your pent up emotions that were buried and deal with them. Letting go of hurts and forgiving others are crucial components to childhood trauma therapy that helps the victim heal.

Empowerment.

As a child, you often thought or were told that you had no value and were demeaned in other ways. This may have negatively imbibed you and impacted your own thinking about yourself. You may have developed a victimhood mentality that could be holding you back in life. You may believe you have no control over what happens to you, situations, or circumstances. The reality is that you may not have complete control, but you do have choices that impact how you look at things. It’s looking at things more as you are empowered in your world rather than the world is taking advantage of you. It’s a subtle shift in perspective and mentality, but an important one moving forward in your adult life. A great childhood trauma therapist, such as Dr. Lara Dye, can help you make that switch.

HOW DR. LARA DYE CAN HELP

Dr. Lara Dye is a clinical psychologist and CSAT based in Austin, Texas. She offers a wide variety of therapy services besides childhood trauma, including couples counseling, love addiction, sex addiction, and process addiction therapy. Through her telehealth services, she is able to offer confidential counseling services to anyone in the state of Texas at their convenience. She also offers group therapy and individual therapy sessions. If you’re looking for a great therapist in Texas, including Dallas and Houston, give her a call today!