Our expert says:
Yes, there is hope. But I would think mainlym in the direction of a psychologist very specifically offering Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) which is ideal for exactly the sort of problem you mention. Other more wishy-washy psychotherapy would be unlikely to help, and medication isn't suited for this type of problem.
Fortunately, you don't need to tell your lousy mother how lousy she was. What is needed is to finally set yourself free from the persisting ill-effects of how badly she treated you, and that involves work within yourself, to revise the automatically unhelpful habits of thought that have developed
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