Healing Shame from Sexual Trauma: Reflections from your Therapists

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in my experience supporting persons impacted by sexual trauma, I have witnessed the pervasive impact it can have on one’s sense of self, relationships, health, and so much more. One common theme I have witnessed is shame – the feeling of distress, worthlessness, humiliation, or self-loathing as a […]

What is Trauma-Informed Therapy?

The face of a person covered with a cotton-like material facemask, while with the appearance of being crying by wetness in eyes. Used as a representation of a person in traumatic distress or sadness that could benefit from Trauma Informed Therapy.

Trauma-informed therapy is a holistic approach that recognizes that nearly all humans have experienced some sort of trauma, whether that be an acute event like an assault, ongoing trauma like childhood sexual abuse, or a collective trauma like the COVID-19 pandemic. I am committed to providing such care to my clients.

How Do You Talk About Sex?

two women standing in the center wearing winter clothing in front of a snowy evergreen tree. One of the women is whispering into the ear of the other woman with her hand up to her mouth. The other woman looks surprised and is covering her mouth with her hand.

Sex is hard to discuss. Many people feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ashamed when the topic comes up in conversation. Some folks think they can talk about sex with anyone but the person they are having sex with.

Coming Out Later in Life

It is essential to note that everyone who identifies within the queer community decides if and how they’d like to share that with others. You can come out when you want, to who you want, however you want; it’s totally up to you!