Alice Miller shone the light on childhood repression.
"Humiliations, spankings and beatings, slaps in the face, betrayal, sexual exploitation, derision, neglect, etc. are all forms of mistreatment, because they injure the integrity and dignity of a child, even if their consequences are not visible right away..."
"...Later, the adults, once abused children, beat their own children and often feel grateful to their parents who mistreated them when they were small and defenseless."
If you need a professional who's looked into her own personal trauma as well as many of her patients to help you understand that childhood repression is a very real thing and we're all suffering from it, then Alice will provide you with such authority.