Kelly Clarkson and Chelsea Handler reveal how going to therapy has helped them with past traumas

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Kelly Clarkson and Chelsea Handler reveal how going to therapy has helped them with past traumas

Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from music manager Brandon, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage.  And now the singer has spoken a

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Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from music manager Brandon, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage.  

And now the singer has spoken about going to therapy and realizing how much her past experiences still come into play today.  

The 38-year-old shared her experiences while speaking to Chelsea Handler on her talkshow on Tuesday. 

Sharing: Kelly Clarkson and Chelsea Handler opened up about how therapy has helped them deal with their past traumas

Sharing: Kelly Clarkson and Chelsea Handler opened up about how therapy has helped them deal with their past traumas

Sharing: Kelly Clarkson and Chelsea Handler opened up about how therapy has helped them deal with their past traumas

‘I actually 100% know and go to therapy,’ Kelly said while they were speaking about their childhood traumas. 

‘You think you’re past it, and although you know the situation and think you figured it out, you just don’t realize how much PTSD comes into play when something triggers you like that.’ 

Chelsea said her therapist, Dr. Dan Siegel, helped her slowly uncover her childhood traumas, including the death of her brother, and worked with her to get past it. 

Trauma: 'You think you’re past it, and although you know the situation and think you figured it out, you just don’t realize how much PTSD comes into play when something triggers you like that,' Kelly said

Trauma: ‘You think you’re past it, and although you know the situation and think you figured it out, you just don’t realize how much PTSD comes into play when something triggers you like that,’ Kelly said 

She first went to therapy in 2016 when she couldn’t figure out why she had so much anger after President Donald Trump made it into office.  

‘He just took me back to my childhood and built on my relationship with my brother and reminded me why there was so much pain inside of me that presented itself as anger,’ she said. 

‘Underneath the anger there’s always something hurtful.’ 

Kelly’s openness about therapy comes after she was left with much emotional damage following her parents’ divorce when she was just six-years-old. 

Dealing with anger issues: She first went to therapy in 2016 when she couldn't figure out why she had so much anger after President Donald Trump made it into office

Dealing with anger issues: She first went to therapy in 2016 when she couldn’t figure out why she had so much anger after President Donald Trump made it into office 

Split: The singer filed for divorce from music manager Brandon Blackstock, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage and the COVID-19 lockdown reportedly deepened the cracks in the relationship (pictured in 2018)

Split: The singer filed for divorce from music manager Brandon Blackstock, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage and the COVID-19 lockdown reportedly deepened the cracks in the relationship (pictured in 2018) 

While the Piece By Piece hitmaker’s brother,Jason, went to live with their father, her sister, Alyssa, moved in with an aunt and she stayed with mom, Jeanne Taylor. 

A source told People last week that Kelly is determined not to cause the same hurt to her own children during her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.  

‘Her priority is making sure her children grow up in a stable, loving environment,’ said the source. 

Kelly shares daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4, with Brandon, and is stepmother to his kids Savannah, 18, and Seth, 13. 

Kelly and her ex’s marriage problems only got bigger while in quarantine.

The singer filed for divorce from music manager Brandon, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage and the COVID-19 lockdown reportedly deepened the cracks in the relationship.

Number ones: Kelly Clarkson is determined not to cause hurt to her children during her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock, a source told People on Thursday last week (pictured: with daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 in 2018)

Number ones: Kelly Clarkson is determined not to cause hurt to her children during her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock, a source told People on Thursday last week (pictured: with daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 in 2018) 

‘It was a stressful time. Quarantining exacerbated any issues,’ a source told People.  

Another insider revealed that work had put a lot of strain on their relationship and the pair – who have children River Rose, six, and Remington Alexander, four, together – had ‘been like friends for a while’.

The source explained: ‘Things had changed in their marriage and the split was a while coming. They both work so hard. It’s nearly impossible to enjoy each other, especially with the children needing constant attention.

‘Kelly’s been through a lot, and she thought Brandon was her happily ever after. It’s very sad.’

Kelly and Brandon had been quarantining together in Montana with their kids and his children, Savannah, 17, and 13-year-old Seth, from a previous relationship, and Kelly previously admitted it was an ’emotional rollercoaster’. 

Mommy's girl: While Kelly's brother Jason went to live with their father and sister Alyssa moved in with an aunt post-divorce, the singer stayed with mom Jeanne Taylor. (pictured with her mom in 2004)

Mommy’s girl: While Kelly’s brother Jason went to live with their father and sister Alyssa moved in with an aunt post-divorce, the singer stayed with mom Jeanne Taylor. (pictured with her mom in 2004) 

Rocky: 'It was a stressful time. Quarantining exacerbated any issues,' a source told People last week (pictured 2013)

Rocky: ‘It was a stressful time. Quarantining exacerbated any issues,’ a source told People last week (pictured 2013) 

She said earlier in the month she has been on an ’emotional rollercoaster’.

The I Dare You singer admitted life has been ‘really hard’ while isolating at home due to the coronavirus pandemic because she’s been having to juggle all her work commitments – she still does her talk show and is working on a new album – with attending ‘non-stop’ to the needs of her children.

‘Honestly, I have been on an emotional roller coaster,’ she said in an interview seemingly conducted before she split from husband Brandon Blackstock earlier this month. 

‘This has been really hard as a working parent, because I’m still doing all the same jobs.’

The singer added, ‘It’s been exhausting honestly, cooking every meal and cleaning nonstop after toddlers and teenagers!

‘Everybody’s learning from home now and the teaching! So, everything has been crazy.’

Family affair: The Voice star also has stepkids Savannah, 17, and 13-year-old Seth. (pictured in 2019)

Family affair: The Voice star also has stepkids Savannah, 17, and 13-year-old Seth. (pictured in 2019) 

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