Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.
Takes Many Forms
You probably don’t know
How much childhood trauma
Lives in your
That can change.
Need Help With Your Childhood Trauma?
I’m Dr. Sandra Cohen, a Los Angeles and Beverly Hills-based psychologist and psychoanalyst. I specialize in treating all forms of childhood trauma.
Sometimes trauma is subtle, sometimes it’s not. It’s no secret. Physical, sexual abuse and severe neglect are the most obvious of childhood traumas.
But, serious illness, the loss of a parent, abandonment, divorce, an undiagnosed learning disability, a parent’s alcoholism or mental illness, or a parent’s childhood trauma are also traumatizing.
You keep telling yourself it’s all in the past. You’ve tried your best to move on. But, when you haven’t had the right kind of help for your trauma, the past lives on in your symptoms.
And, your symptoms are hard to live with. Sometimes you’re not even sure exactly what’s causing them. We can find out.
Everyone comes to psychotherapy with a very particular childhood history of relationships, traumas, and losses. These are “remembered” in your body, behaviors, in the places where you are stuck.
Your symptoms are small parts of your history. They remind you that the past still lives inside. The psychoanalytic form of psychotherapy I practice offers a detailed focus on whatever symptoms you bring.
In therapy, we’ll talk. And as we do, we’ll think about your symptoms. We’ll work out what parts of your history, experiences, memories, and early relationships exist at their unconscious roots.
You don’t have to live this way. Symptoms can be understood. Change is possible, even for problems you’ve had a long time.
There are answers. And, psychotherapy will help.
Psychotherapy frees you from the symptoms of your childhood trauma. From what stands in the way of love; your creative work; and doing what you’re meant to do.
Most importantly, from the worries and self-judgments that have interfered with your self-esteem, confidence, and success.