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Returning to Therapy as an Adult When It Left Me With Trauma as a Child

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When you spend most of your life not knowing what’s wrong with you, a diagnosis can be a welcome surprise. My previous therapist would have said, “Nothing is wrong with you, you just have different challenges.” While she wasn’t incorrect, it is hard to feel that way most of the time.

Therapy did not become a mainstay of my life until my early 20s. In my opinion, after learning everything I’ve learned, it should have been much sooner than that.

Unfortunately, my only experience with therapy as a child left me with trauma surrounding it. I remember it, even though I often wish I didn’t.

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