Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. And according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men […]
Online stalking and harassment is becoming more common. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2017 Online Harassment survey, 41% of Americans have been personally subjected to harassing behavior online, and an even larger number (66%) has witnessed these behaviors directed at others. The incredible popularity of social media sites and apps make it all too […]
It seems like the last few weeks (or months) have been overwhelming. In my practice many of my clients are being bombarded on Facebook and social media about all the awful things happening in the government. People turn on the news and its one more person being exposed for sexual harassment. As I write this people are deciding if a pedophile should hold public office in Alabama. It is surreal. For many people this is also personal. There is true hate that has been brewing for years targeting who they are. Speaking for myself, as a bisexual Jewish woman of color it is scary to hear blatant hate for groups I belong to as well as people for whom I consider myself to be an ally.