PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an understandable response to a terrible traumatic situation. The trauma can be from war, abuse, assault and other experiences that cause intrusive distressing thoughts, feelings, images and anxiety that impair quality of life and daily functioning. Managing symptoms can be challenging and overwhelming. When I work with clients with PTSD, we focus […]
The Penn State Scandal. Focus is on the Cover Up. What about the Victims?
Recently I went to the Spring meeting of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) organization that I have belonged to for over twenty years. What a wonderful group we have in Wisconsin. We learned more about complicated topics such as diagnosis and treatment of women’s pelvic and […]
1 out of 6 men are sexually abused as children. Research shows that a large percentage of sexually addicted and other addicted men were sexually abused and/or abused in some other way as children. Addiction becomes a way to cope with the pain of the abuse. Shame, humiliation, fear and misplaced beliefs stop men from talking