I have come to understand that psychotherapy is most effective when therapists understand that their client’s problems, or reasons for which they are seeking professional help, results from longstanding deeper problem that are directly connected to childhood emotional wounds or traumas. The psychotherapist’s challenge is to trace the presenting problem or the psychological or emotional symptom to its source, or what I call, the original condition. The original condition is the period or the moment in time when the adult clients were psychologically/emotionally hurt, either by what happened or what did not happen to them (abuse or neglect).
Therefore, the secret of effective psychotherapy is as follows: To heal the emotional wounds that compels us to repeatedly act or replicate our childhood trauma in our adult relationships.
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC
Psychotherapist & National Seminar Trainer