Healing from Developmental Trauma


New Origins is a place of hope and recovery for those who have experienced developmental trauma. We understand that the effects of developmental trauma can be profound, and our comprehensive approach is designed to provide you with the support, understanding, and healing you need.

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Understanding Developmental Trauma

Developmental trauma, or complex trauma, occurs during a person’s formative years and can result from adverse childhood experiences, neglect, abuse, or significant disruptions in early attachment. It can impact an individual’s emotional, psychological, and physical well-being.

What are the Symptoms of Development Trauma?

Emotional Dysregulation

You might find it challenging to regulate your emotions effectively. It’s possible to experience intense mood swings, ranging from anger and sadness to anxiety and irritability, often without an apparent trigger.

Difficulty Forming Relationships

Developmental trauma can impact your ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. Trust issues, fear of abandonment, or difficulty in connecting with others on an emotional level are often observed.

Low Self-esteem and Self-worth

If you’re dealing with developmental trauma, you might struggle with a negative self-image, feeling unworthy, inadequate, or unlovable. Accepting yourself and overcoming self-critical tendencies may be challenging.

Intense Fear or Avoidance of Conflict

Developmental trauma might lead you to have an increased fear of conflict or confrontation. You might find yourself avoiding situations where disagreements or conflicts may arise, often prioritizing maintaining peace over expressing your needs or opinions.

Hypervigilance and Heightened Startle Response

Due to past traumatic experiences, you might constantly be on high alert, expecting danger or threat even in non-threatening situations. This can result in an exaggerated startle response and persistent feelings of being unsafe.

Flashbacks and Intrusive Memories

If you have developmental trauma, you may experience intrusive and distressing memories, flashbacks, or nightmares related to your traumatic experiences. These memories can be triggered by certain events, sights, sounds, or smells.

Dissociation and Depersonalization

Dissociation, a coping mechanism, might cause you to disconnect from your thoughts, feelings, or identity as a way to escape overwhelming emotions. You might feel detached from yourself or as if you’re watching your life from the outside.

Self-destructive Behaviors

Some individuals dealing with developmental trauma may engage in self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, or risky activities as a way to cope with emotional pain or regain a sense of control over their lives.

Difficulty Trusting Authority Figures

Past betrayals or neglect might make it difficult for you to trust figures of authority such as teachers, therapists, or employers, affecting your ability to seek help or guidance.

Feelings of Isolation and Loneliness

If you’re dealing with developmental trauma, you may experience a profound sense of isolation and loneliness, even when in the company of others. Forming meaningful connections and maintaining a sense of belonging may be a struggle.

Why Choose New Origins for Healing from Developmental Trauma?

At New Origins, we are committed to helping you heal from developmental trauma by addressing its underlying causes and providing evidence-based therapies tailored to your specific needs.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Healing

Trauma-Informed Care

Our team of experienced professionals is trained in trauma-informed care, which means we recognize the impact of trauma and create a safe, supportive environment for your healing journey.

Individualized Therapy

We offer individual therapy sessions with licensed therapists specializing in trauma treatment. These sessions provide a confidential space for you to explore the effects of developmental trauma on your life and develop strategies for healing.

Trauma-Focused Therapies

Our therapists are trained in evidence-based trauma therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which are proven to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences.

Group Therapy

Connect with others who have experienced developmental trauma. Group therapy can provide validation, support, and a sense of belonging as you share your experiences and learn from others.

Mindfulness and Self-Care

We incorporate mindfulness techniques, meditation, and relaxation practices to help you regulate your emotions and reduce stress, which is essential for trauma recovery.

Holistic Healing

We emphasize holistic well-being by offering activities such as yoga, art therapy, and nutrition counseling to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Support Throughout Your Healing Journey

We understand that healing from developmental trauma is a process that takes time and ongoing support. At New Origins, we provide a comprehensive aftercare plan and connect you with resources to continue your healing journey beyond your time with us.

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We accept Most Major Insurance

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Begin Your Journey to Healing Today

Addressing developmental trauma at New Origins is a courageous and transformative step towards reclaiming your life from the grip of past experiences. We believe in your resilience and your capacity for healing.

Contact us today to speak with a compassionate member of our team and take the first step toward a life filled with emotional freedom, resilience, and personal growth. Your healing journey begins here.

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