Trauma can stem from a single event or a series of traumatic events that are repeated over a period of time, causing individuals to suffer overwhelming painful, frightening or loathing emotions. Experiencing trauma during childhood while the brain is still developing can have severe and long-lasting effects that can carry into young adulthood and – if left untreated – into adulthood. The negative impact of childhood trauma is deep, long-lasting, and often devastating.
Emotional Trauma Issues
- Codependency – Individuals suffering from codependency repress their emotions and needs to the point they are subjected to relationship trauma and extremely low self-esteem. Codependency causes sufferers to ignore their own needs while constantly fulfilling the needs of others.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – is an anxiety disorder that stems from life-threatening events or psychological trauma. Individuals who experience sudden, unprovoked, and disturbing memory flashbacks or have repeated nightmares might be suffering from PTSD.
- Relationship Trauma – In spite of age, the young adult is often experiencing trauma in the context of intimate relationships.
- Love Addiction – is a painful, compulsive and addictive disorder that negatively impacts both the addict and the object of his or her obsession.
- Love Avoidance – is an inability or refusal to show love for someone for fear of being hurt. Love avoidants guard themselves in relationships.
- Trauma – can be a single event or a series of traumatic events that are repeated over time causing an individual to become overwhelmed with painful, frightening or loathing emotions.
- Adoption – Often experienced in early childhood without conscious awareness or recognition by the time the adopted child becomes a young adult the effects are still felt on a very profound level coupled with present-day emotional dysregulation and relational difficulties.
Grief and Loss
Grief and Loss includes situations from the death of a loved one to the loss of one’s health to the end of relationships to major life changes. Once individuals go through the grieving process, they can forge ahead in their lives.
Trauma sufferers often struggle with:
- Emotional challenges
- Low self-esteem
Young Adult Emotional Trauma Treatment
The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. Dr. Claudia Black – renowned author, speaker, and trainer who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s – is the clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center.
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6075.