Therapist response

I learned from reading about it and from my own experience that the response of the therapist is key to moving forward in therapy.  I was blessed with my first counselor that delivered just the right mix of validation, encouragement and teaching new skills.  Later experiences I had one not believe me, another tell me…

Defining abuse

Sometimes defining what we call abuse is helpful to identify what is what.  People do not all respond or define abuse the same way.  Sometimes when I read a definition I would feel bewildered because it happened to me all the time and it was just the way I was treated, the behavior was not…

Same words

Different meanings.  One of the hard things about writing a blog about PTSD I can use words like dissociation, nightmares, suffering, and many other words and what I mean may not have the same definition to some of my readers.  I went on some websites and felt marginalized and dismissed because I was not in…