Childhood Emotional Neglect

You don’t have to live with the constant reminder of what happened in your childhood.

When thinking about the issues that you’re experiencing, you like to think that it’s not because of what happened. It’s been long enough, right? There’s no reason that you should still be affected by your childhood. Or, maybe you don’t see the connection. Perhaps you’re under the impression that the things that are happening are only caused by the “here and now.” In any of these situations, you’re exhausted. Drained. Physically and emotionally empty.

You don’t have to live with the torment of childhood neglect any longer.

Sometimes, people will search for or ask the question “is childhood emotional neglect ‘trauma’?”. While we won’t name the experience for you, it might be helpful to know that this is a normal concern. And, yes, some people would absolutely consider childhood emotional neglect to be trauma.

Counseling for Childhood Emotional Neglect Can Help

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You know that some of the things that happened in your past that, at the very least, weren’t great. Maybe your needs weren’t met in the ways that they should have been. In addition, you weren’t always given the tools you needed to succeed. In other situations, some of us know that we went through was harmful and we’re very aware of the impacts that it has on us today.

Unfortunately, the scares of childhood can remain and impact mental health even as an adult. Often times, the impact of childhood neglect can have seeped into most areas of our life. All of this can be very difficult to navigate. Living with pain leftover from your childhood is exhausting. But, you’re not alone. Healing is possible. Our counselors are here to help.

Common Symptoms of Childhood Emotional Neglect

Through our experience of providing therapy to folks recovering from childhood emotional neglect is that there are many symptoms someone can experience. With this in mind we know there are a few common symptoms we can expect to see in adults recovering from childhood emotional neglect:

  • Difficulty forming relationships
  • Trouble setting boundaries with others
  • Other mental health concerns, like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other related disorders
  • Trouble experiencing positive emotions

Signs of Emotional Neglect in a Child

If you interact with kiddos in any capacity, there’s a decent possibility that you’ll come across a child that has or is experiencing early childhood emotional neglect. Similar to adults, we know that each kiddo experiencing child emotional neglect will show it differently. Each child is in a different situation. As such, they all have different factors that work in their favor or against them. Our counselors have many years of experience working with individuals who experienced childhood neglect. Through their experience, they have seen some themes and learned how to help you find healing. Here are some common signs of emotional neglect in a child:

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  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Apathy.
  • Failure to thrive.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Aggression.
  • Developmental delays.
  • Low self-esteem.

These are only a few of the common symptoms of childhood emotional neglect. To learn more about what childhood emotional neglect looks like in adults or other signs of childhood emotional neglect, check out this article. 

Our Counselors Can Help You Navigate Childhood Emotional Neglect

Whether you’re recovering from childhood emotional neglect or you know a child that is currently experiencing child emotional neglect, our counselors can help. Through our work together, we can give you the tools that you need to navigate the difficult situations that you’re experiencing. Our counselors have many years of experience working with individuals navigating this issue. Much like they’ve helped other people, our counselors can help you, too.

Altitude Counseling’s Approach to Childhood Neglect

Our counselors approach this issue with the utmost of seriousness. Our counselors are well-versed in how difficult this issue is to navigate. So, they come prepared to help. Our counselors can teach you the skills you need to make progress and reach your goals. And, resolve issues that come up along the way. When working with kiddos showing signs of childhood emotional neglect, our counselors take the appropriate safety and precautionary measures to make sure everyone stays safe. And, makes sure that everyone has what they need to thrive.

Begin Counseling for Childhood Emotional Neglect in Colorado Springs, CO

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Living with childhood neglect can feel impossible. Oftentimes, it feels like many things are much more difficult than they need to be. But, you’re not alone. Our counselors are here to help. Through our work together, we can get you to a place where you can start to plan for what you want your life to look like. When you’re ready to begin working with us, follow these steps:

  1. Get to know our counselors.
  2. Receive the resources and stability you need.

Other Counseling Services Provided in Colorado

Counseling for childhood emotional neglect isn’t the only service we offer. We can help our clients in our Colorado Springs-based counseling clinic or anywhere with online therapy in Colorado. Our team of counselors help children and families improve their mental heal. Our therapists use a variety of techniques including CBT, IFS and EMDR. Additionally, our therapists provide therapy for depression, bereavement, trauma,  anxiety, substance use, teen counseling, and counseling for new mothers.  In addition, we provide faith-based counseling and counseling for spiritual/religious struggles. At Altitude Counseling, we’re here to help!

300 Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 428-2952

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