Childhood Trauma Therapy in Brooklyn, NY

Childhood trauma carries serious impacts that can extend well into adulthood. If you suffered trauma in your past, it’s time to find someone you can talk to.

What Is Childhood Trauma?

Childhood trauma includes any situation in which a child is harmed or is put in a situation where harm can occur. Not only does this include physical harm, but mental and social distress as well. It can also occur after witnessing a traumatic or violent event, even if you weren’t personally injured or affected. The trauma can stem from inside of the family unit or from outside sources.

Childhood trauma comes in many forms, all of them causing grief that can last well into adulthood. Childhood trauma can include:

  • Bullying
  • Disasters
  • Community violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse (physical, mental, or sexual)
  • Medical trauma
  • Grief

Childhood trauma can happen to anyone from any background, and it extends beyond the list above. Traumatic events are extremely personal and children often have trouble talking about them until they reach adulthood. That’s why many sufferers don’t seek childhood trauma therapy until years after the event.

Our focus is to help you manage your childhood trauma therapy in a way that brings you relief. Our caring therapists in Brooklyn, NY are waiting to help you.

When to Go to Therapy for Childhood Trauma

There are many reasons why adults seek therapy for childhood trauma, but some examples of the most common ones include anxiety attacks, depression or difficulty with personal relationships. It is common for the impacts of childhood trauma to extend well into adulthood. People who experienced childhood trauma often experience these symptoms as adults:

  • Risky and impulsive behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Difficulty with personal relationships
  • Employment difficulties
  • Increased risk of suicide

Even if you aren’t experiencing these symptoms, but you experienced childhood trauma, it’s important to not ignore it. If you experienced trauma as a child, the team at North Brooklyn MFT can help. They have the experience and education to lead you through strategies to deal with past traumas.

Why Attend Childhood Trauma Therapy?

Childhood trauma lasts for years. Even as an adult you might be triggered by certain people, locations, events, or memories, dredging up uncomfortable feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger.

Childhood trauma includes more than just emotional side effects. Triggering memories can also cause debilitating physical symptoms including high heart rate, sweating, and nausea.

Therapy helps you identify and find ways to talk about these triggering events from the past. Our team of experienced therapists for childhood trauma in Brooklyn, NY helps you identify these factors so you can begin to deal with and reconcile what you are feeling.

What Can You Expect from Our Therapists?

Childhood trauma therapy as an adult attempts to identify links between your behavior today and the traumatic events that happened to you as a child. Your North Brooklyn MFT counselor helps you frame your past in ways that affect your present.

On the other hand, your therapist will also make it clear that what happened during your childhood has no guaranteed link to what you are feeling now. Sometimes the troubles you are experiencing today aren’t linked to the past. In other words, your therapist helps you sort through and understand your feelings.

Often, distresses you are feeling today stemming from childhood trauma are related to avoidance. When something happens to you when you are young, your brain trains itself to avoid situations, people, places, or thoughts that remind you of it. Your counselor will help you explore this avoidance, and if you are comfortable, will help you find ways to confront it.

How Much Does Childhood Trauma Counseling Cost?

As with most individual therapists in Brooklyn, NY, we are out-of-network insurance providers and do not participate directly in any insurance. We are happy to provide an itemized bill for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement of your childhood trauma therapy session.

Before making your appointment, ask your insurance provider what your out-of-network mental health benefit is and about your deductible for mental health coverage.

North Brooklyn’s therapy fees are:

  • Fully-licensed therapists — $200 per session
  • Associate therapists — $130 per session
  • Therapy interns — $80 per session

We maintain a 48-hour cancellation policy. Barring a real emergency, we require notice of 48 business hours on any cancellation. Otherwise, a charge will be issued to you for your missed session.

Our Childhood Trauma Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

The compassionate team at North Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy includes skilled childhood trauma therapists for adults and older teens still suffering from its effects.

Our Locations

Our childhood trauma therapy sessions are available at two convenient locations in Brooklyn, NY:

Get Help with Redefining Who You Are Today

One of the best aspects of childhood trauma therapy for adults is learning that although something terrible happened to you as a child, it doesn’t have to define who you are today. Your therapist will help you explore skills and techniques so you can live a full and productive life in the present.

At North Brooklyn MFT located in Brooklyn, New York, the compassionate counselors have the experience and training needed to help you deal with lingering childhood trauma. Our services are available in-person and online in New York State. Call the office to set up a consultation or use the online booking tool to schedule your childhood trauma therapy appointment today.