Childhood Issues

Unresolved childhood trauma and complex childhood issues continue to interfere with health, relationships, family and work decades after the fact.

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Demian Brown Toronto Psychotherapist

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Some questions that I can help with in relation to Childhood Issues:

What is the impact of childhood trauma, abuse, neglect on adults later and on their relationships?

What does science say about childhood and our brains?

What do depression, anxiety disorders, and addiction have to do with our childhood?

How can counselling or therapy help adults with unresolved childhood issues?

This is because these negative formative experiences in childhood literally affect the size and functionality of brain structures and alter neurobiological mechanisms that mediate stress responses. These physical vulnerabilities can lead to both psychological and physical health problems in adults.


clinical depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and possibly addiction are largely biochemical or biological disorders. And we’ve known that many mental health issues are linked to childhood trauma. Today science is discovering with amazing precision exactly what those links are-the effect of child abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse, and more on the child’s brain. The changes are lifelong.

and even the most vulnerable members of society, like children, are naturally built for countless tumbles, actual and emotional. Nature, with all its viruses and tidal waves, is ruthless, not idyllic and pampering.  We are wonderfully capable of bouncing back from anything that doesn’t kill us.

come to terms with the impact of child abuse or other childhood traumas on your wellbeing today. But perhaps the biggest obstacle to personal growth, our esteem, and wellbeing is not what actually happened or what you learned- but what you haven’t learned. Just as abuse changes a brain, so do love, positive thinking, new habits, and hope also change us. Focusing on resiliency and taking action- on the things we can change rather than those we can’t- in therapy focused on building resiliency to cope with childhood issues has been successful in my practice. The counsellor’s role as supportive, non-judgemental guide can help you work through painful revelations, but more importantly, we work together on breaking through so you can have confidence in how you choose to think and feel for yourself.


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“While in session I think, analyze, feel and assess out-loud with confidence as we go along allowing you to see my skills, my motives and judgements.”