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When Guardedness Becomes Paranoia

Discerning what’s reasonable and what’s delusional

Photo by Mario Heller on Unsplash

Although mistrust due to maltreatment and betrayal plagues most people, as a clinician and survivor of complex trauma I’m all too familiar with how systemic attachment injuries rooted in childhood traumas, domestic violence, and narcissistic abuse can induce paranoia.

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd. Sheritherapist.com