Are You Struggling With Historical and Intergenerational Trauma?

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Historical and intergenerational trauma refers to the passing down of trauma from one generation to another. If someone’s parent had significant trauma that affected the way they handled relationships, that tends to affect the person as they grow up. This type of trauma can trace back many decades through generations.

Available Treatment Options

Therapist interventions for historical and intergenerational trauma may involve family therapy or individual counseling. Addressing the trauma that the family member experienced is ideal, even if that person is no longer living. Processing emotions related to the trauma that family member experienced can give a person clarity and understanding. Understanding trauma is not the same as dismissing abusive behaviors. Instead, it’s accepting the person for their experiences and how those experiences and choices affected their relationship.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Historical and Intergenerational Trauma

Kayte Heslet, MS, LMFT

Sherman Oaks


I have specialized areas of experience/in-depth training in healing from trauma of many kinds, including abuse and Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN); working with the kinds of anxiety and depression that seem to be well on the way toward burnout; helping individuals who are struggling within their relationships; and assisting stepmoms/future stepmoms in managing the unique dynamics and stressor...

Deborah Danner, Ph.D., LCPC, CADC, NCC

Rolling Meadows


Deborah Danner has numerous certifications in trauma treatment and focuses sessions on helping you become more empowered in your life. She uses gentleness, honesty, and awareness to help previously ignored parts of you be heard. Patience and self-compassion are the centers of her therapy sessions. Her ultimate goal is to help you regain control of your life and love yourself.
Sol Therapy is a 100% teletherapy practice offering video and phone sessions. I believe therapy should be accessible to EVERYONE. Therefore, I offer a “Pay What You Can” Scale. After the initial consultation call, if it’s deemed that we are a good fit and you are committed to coming to therapy and working on your goals, then we will work together to find an option that works for you!