Recovering From Abuse
If you are a survivor of incest - rape -
physical abuse - or other traumas -
should know that
recovery is possible.
The experience of abuse usually is frightening and confusing.
from family members and friends often
make things worse.
As a result, survivors often have problems with trusting other people. They
may feel cut off from their feelings or unsafe - they may experience nightmares,
flashbacks and other difficulties.
I have a lot of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, especially
incest and rape. When I was a professor at U.C. Irvine, I taught classes on
sexual assault, and developed support groups for survivors of assault. These
experiences led me to become a therapist. In my Orange County office, I offer
therapy for sexual abuse survivors, especially incest.
In therapy, we will begin by developing trust and safety in our relationship. I
will do my best to create a safe and supportive place. Gradually you will become
more powerful and will take steps to reach your goals and be happier.