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Working on your Childhood Trauma? Here is what to expect from your counselor

Updated: Sep 11, 2023



Therapists may approach working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma in a variety of ways. Here are some things therapists may say or do in the process of helping clients work through trauma in relationships:

  • "Let's explore how your past experiences may be impacting your current relationships."

A therapist may encourage clients to reflect on how their childhood experiences may be influencing the way they approach relationships as an adult.

  • "It's normal to struggle with trust, communication, and intimacy after experiencing trauma."

Therapists may validate clients' experiences and help them understand that the challenges they are facing are common for people who have experienced trauma.

  • "What would you like your relationships to look like?"

Therapists may help clients identify their goals for their relationships and work with them to develop strategies for achieving those goals.

  • "Let's work on building your emotional toolkit to help you navigate relationships."

Therapists may help clients develop coping strategies for managing difficult emotions, improving communication, and building trust with their partners.

  • "You are not alone, and you don't have to do this by yourself."

Therapists may provide clients with emotional support, reassurance, and encouragement throughout the process of working through childhood trauma in relationships.


Therapists strive to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore and work through the impact of childhood trauma on their relationships.


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