Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
If you've been looking for answers as to why you feel so empty and alone, you've come to the right place.
Maybe you've asked yourself, "If I had such a great childhood, why do I feel so flawed and broken? If I'm so successful, why do I feel like such a failure?"
If this is your story, you might be suffering from the effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).
When a child's emotional needs for connection and acknowledgement were not met or validated in early life, it leaves a deep yet invisible wound. As an adult, you're disconnected from your own needs and feelings, and instead are left with a profound sense of shame, deprivation and unworthiness. Because it's about what didn't happen, it's hard to put your finger on what went wrong.
Why does this matter?
Emotional neglect in childhood sets the stage for many difficulties in adulthood, for example:
Depression; Feeling Sad, Empty, Numb
Harsh Self-Judgment; Lack of Self-Compassion
Perfectionism; Being a People Pleaser
Low Self-Esteem; Feeling Unworthy
Poor Self-Discpline; Overindulging in Food and Alcohol
Fear of Intimacy; Difficulty Trusting Others
Lack of Identity, Meaning and Purpose
The consequences of emotional neglect are no small matter; they permeate your relationships, your work, your sense of self. What was missing in childhood has derailed you from living the life you were meant to live.
Healing IS possible. You CAN create the life of Vitality, Connection and Joy that you've always hoped for.
Let's get to the root of what's getting in your way. I invite you to begin your journey of healing with me.
Working with me, you'll feel safe and seen. You'll begin to make sense of how your struggles in life resulted from emotional neglect. You'll find the insight for hope, healing and growth you've been seeking.
Through the services I offer, I'm dedicated to helping adults transform the damage of emotional neglect, navigate difficult life transitions and gain emotional freedom to live a life of meaning and purpose.
I work with adults who struggle with the devastating impact of emotional neglect. I help people to reconnect with what was missing for them, and learn to honor and express their own authentic self.