Back a couple years ago I went to a pain therapist who was able to help me sort out some of the emotions from my childhood that still cause pain in the present. That emotional pain showed itself in my body in the form of fibromyalgia and chronic insomnia.
I know I will never be free from the memories of my growing up years but they do not own me. I use them often in working with others who have suffered emotional abuse. But, sitting in the therapist office weekly knowing I could say anything and it was a safe place was just the start of getting freedom.
If you had ask me when I was from 20's to 50's I would have told you I did not need therapist. Really it was after I became a Christian and read a lot that I realize how my mental health was. Yet it hard to talk about any mental problems in Christian circles. To take an anti depressant, or anti anxiety meds is a big no no in some circles. Thankful for the Christian doctors I have had that understood the importance of mental along with our physical issues.