As children we are completely and totally dependent on our caregivers to provide a safety and security in our environment. Without this security we internalize that that the world is not safe and that we are not of value. This can present as feelings of shame and guilt as well as thoughts of inadequacy. Abandonment can stem from a variety of neglectful conditions and includes but is not limited to inadequate supervision, physical or sexual abuse, or not having adequate basic needs such as food and clothing met.
Abandonment can also stem from unrealistic expectations being placed on us as children or from being blamed for the actions of others. Abandonment can result is learning that it is not okay to show feelings, not okay to have needs, or that it is not okay to succeed. These learned conditions can have profound implications in our function as adults and need to be consciously explored to regain control.
Talk therapy is very effective at treating a variety of abandonment related issues. Because of the wide variety of reasons that can cause us to be abandoned and the complexities and subtleties of professional diagnosis and treatment, feel free to call me to discuss further. I am experienced and trained in a variety of treatment and assessment methods for a variety of abandonment related issues. Contact a licensed mental health professional or your family doctor if you have concerns about issues related to abandonment. Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is waiting to help with all your Edmonton psychologist needs, call Today. Looking for a psychologist Edmonton, think Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling. Edmonton psychologists are ready to help with all your counselling Edmonton needs.