the empowered parent: 29 signs of sexual abuse in children

As a mental health therapist specializing in working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA), I meet many survivors who wonder how their parents did not know they were being abused. Oftentimes children do not disclose CSA due to many reasons, including fear of disbelief or rejection, threats from the perpetrator towards their safety or … Continue reading the empowered parent: 29 signs of sexual abuse in children

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staying sane in the age of social media

Although breathtakingly beautiful, the hike I took this week was quite challenging for me. Out in nature, especially when pushing my body, is often when my mind is clearest, I feel most connected, and insights can come into focus. Here are some photos from the hike, along with some insights that decided to pop up on this unyielding mountain. … Continue reading staying sane in the age of social media

#takebackchildhood

One of the most frustrating things as a mental health therapist working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) is how rarely CSA is talked about outside of the therapy office. It creates a taboo, secretive air around being a survivor and can certainly add to the shame, guilt and aloneness often experienced by survivors.  One … Continue reading #takebackchildhood