To any dissociative trauma survivor weighing heavy in denial.... Denial.... SO important for your years of survival.... SO very very crucial for maintaining your education, functionality, employment... Denial.... important, so very powerful... covers up the amnesia What time loss? Has anyone lost time? Denial... covers up the pain covers up the horror covers up the … [Read more...]
10 Qualities a Therapist Recognizes in a Good Client, part 1
Most clients quickly think of the many qualities they want in their therapists. However, are those clients also thinking about whether or not they are presenting themselves as the type of client someone would want to work with? As an experienced psychotherapist, I am proposing that there are many criteria for clients to consider about themselves as well as about their prospective therapists. Many of the … [Read more...]
Kathy, Why do You Work as a DID Trauma Therapist?
Why do I work as a DID trauma therapist? I’ve been told it would be soooo much easier and less stressful and probably more lucrative to sell shoes. However, I have devotedly worked with trauma survivors and their loved ones for over 30 years. During this time, I have come to appreciate the depth of pain, the atrocious injuries, the years of dysfunction, the heartbreaking losses, and the overwhelming grief … [Read more...]
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