The Shocking Truth About a Crappy Childhood

Dr. Colleen Cira received both her Masters and Doctorate from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC, a boutique group practice specializing in Women and Trauma with locations in Chicago and Oak Park.

She was named one of the “Top 100 Women in Chicago Making a Difference” by Today’s Chicago Woman. Dr. Cira is a trauma and anxiety expert, clinical supervisor, writer, speaker, consultant, activist, wife, and Mommy to two little ones.

Here are some few things Dr. Cira would say in an interview:

    • What are some things that constitute having a crappy childhood?
    • Even if you don’t necessarily feel “traumatized” by it, it can continue to impact your life NOW!

  • ACE Study:

    • They found that at least 64% of the people they surveyed had at least 1 ACE in their background ( Study:
    • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) surveyed thousands of people about adverse childhood experiences (ACE) as well as current difficulties in their life.
    • The more ACES you have, the more likely you are to have risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death (

  • You may have even tried going to therapy to deal with whatever is bugging you now – depression, anxiety, relationship issues, perfectionism, etc – but if you haven’t dealt with whatever is in your past, it will likely continue to interfere with your present.

Available for Interviews:
Dr. Colleen Cira


Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.


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