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Fears & hurdles in therapy

In today's vlog I address some of the biggest concerns people tend to have when considering therapy, particularly for survivors of sexual abuse.  It certainly isn't inclusive of all the fears people have, just some of the most common. What fears did/do you have about starting therapy?  Can you relate to some of the ones […]

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More on acceptance & healing sexual abuse

After receiving a lot of feedback on my last video on the importance of acceptance in healing, I thought a little clarification might be helpful 😉 .  I'd love to know what you think.  How do you feel when you think about "accepting" the significance, the impact?

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Healing sexual abuse.....it’s not always about the details

There is a very common fear idea when it comes to healing sexual abuse…that you must replay all the painful, embarrassing details of the abuse experienced.  In today’s vlog I talk about why that just isn’t true and what is necessary for healing. Do/did you have fears about sharing details?  Has the fear kept you from […]

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Healing abuse through validation

Today’s vlog is a response to someone from YouTube requesting more information on what validation is, why it’s important, and how to get it. I am so appreciative of everyone who takes the time to comment and ask questions in whatever way you do! Do you feel you’ve received the validation you need?  In what […]

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The Face of Domestic Violence

Less than one week into Domestic Violence Awareness Month we already have the first murder as a result of DV.  I say first because unfortunately it likely will not be the last. According to latest statistic I was able to find (2005), in this country 3 women are killed by their partner or ex partner […]

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Feeling the feelings

Today's video blog is about moving through pain.  Why we have to acknowledge pain in order to feel more positive feelings. The only way around is through ~ Robert Frost.  While it can feel incredibly scary to take the risk of feeling, without it you may miss the most beautiful experiences of your life.

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Searching for a therapist

So you’ve made the decision to go to therapy.  Now you just need to find the right therapist. This can be one of he biggest obstacles to someone following through.  Who do I choose?  What do I look for?  What do all those letters mean after her name?  It really can be quite confusing and […]

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Healing from sexual abuse - part 7

Today’s post is the 7th story of healing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Remember, everyone’s journey is different.  This is meant to let people know that healing does happen and to identify all the different ways and all the different areas that your life can grow and change. ***Please be aware, the following is a […]

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Healing from sexual abuse - part 5

Today’s post is the 5th story of healing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Remember, everyone’s journey is different.  This is meant to let people know that healing does happen and to identify all the different ways and all the different areas that your life can grow and change. ***Please be aware, the following is a […]

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