When everything about your life seems right, but you’re experiencing sadness and pain, you may be an adult who suffered from childhood emotional neglect.
As a child, you needed both physical and emotional care from your parents. If your emotional needs as a child were neglected, you may be experiencing some or all of these symptoms in adulthood:
You have a hard time knowing what you feel
You believe that there is something wrong with you
You feel hollow or empty inside
You feel disconnected from those you should feel close to
You question whether your feelings are valid
You believe that feelings are “bad”
You are overly self-critical
You frequently feel shame
You believe that you can’t rely on anyone but yourself
Childhood emotional neglect can be difficult to identify. Unlike physical neglect, emotional neglect is invisible.
I help people recover from childhood emotional neglect.
If you were an emotionally neglected child, you were taught that having feelings is wrong.
You don’t have to live that way anymore. In therapy, you’ll learn that having feelings is normal. Your self-criticism will be replaced with self-compassion. You will feel more connected to yourself and more connected to others.