Hilary Jacobs Hendel “The problem with verbal abuse is there is no evidence,” Marta shared. She came for help with a long-standing depression. “What do you mean lack…

By Lysianne Buie A friend of mine, Sigourney (name changed), once told me she would never see a therapist who wouldn’t hug her. Adamant that non-sexual touch in…

By Eleenor Abraham Anna R. was having an ultrasound, prepared to see her baby for the first time. When she asked the technician what the sex of the baby…

The Trauma-Addiction Interaction By Dr. Sara Aharon, psychologist The impact of psychological trauma on mental health has been under-estimated. Clinical experience and a growing body of research is…

By Afifa Mahboob As a counselor, social worker, or therapist, how do you begin conversations with your clients? What are the best ways to break the ice and…

Print Print PDF By Rebecca Abavi Chad Gracia’s award-winning 2015 documentary, The Russian Woodpecker, addresses the legacy of trauma caused by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The film documents the…

Print Print PDF By Jana Vigor, Contributing Writer In her 2012 TED talk on domestic violence, Leslie Morgan Steiner discusses what she calls “crazy love,” the irrational and often deadly…

By: Janany Jayanthikumar, Red, and your heart starts to race. Red, and your palms sweat. Red, and the sounds around you blur together. Imagine becoming emotionally aroused or…

By Amanda Bartella In the 1970s, Pat Ogden began paying attention to the connection between her clients’ dissociations from their bodies and their psychological concerns. With the development…

By: Tessie Mastorakos After receiving a mysterious phone call from someone she believed may have been a friend, Stefanie put on her shoes, told her younger brother that…