Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sabrina’s Teen Years

Sabrina woke up to blood pooled under buttocks. She had passed out from the pain. She had screamed till “they” put a needle in her arm. She quickly fell into a deep dark hole of lost awareness. Needles were common in the cult, for every child was drugged repeatedly to create a numbness that shut down each childs’s […]

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Sabrina’s Story

When Sabrina presented in psychotherapy with me, her psychologist, she was experiencing great difficulty with her sexual relationship with her husband. We discussed marriage therapy as an option.  She described that intercourse with her husband was always physically painful. She also described little to no feelings of wanting to be sexual with her husband and […]

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Dear Laurie

Dear Melissa, What a positive step to reach out to me. I value your need to want direction to your marriage. I suggest my guiding you with ideas of how you can reach  your husband emotionally. The concept of active listening is a style of listening to your spouse that would affirm for him you are […]

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Sabrina’s Story

In her years of being a toddler, Sabrina experienced some of the darkest moments of her experience of living in the cult. She watched young children, as she was, being dragged by their hair into dark rooms were screams were the only sounds to be heard by the children locked in cages. Cages were the […]

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Sabrina’s Story

Having survived being born to the cult, Sabrina had extraordinary difficulty maintaining and sustaining loving relationships. She often expressed in psychotherapy “Who would love me?” Sabrina struggled deeply with feeling she was evil. How else, she would often say in therapy, do I explain how this horror  happened to me? It must be something about […]

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Dear Laurie

Dear Laurie, I so need help with my marriage. My husband and I have been experiencing a growing distance emotionally. I am feeling lonely and without direction to reach my husband. We have been married for 20 years and this has been the most difficult time in our marriage in the last year. What do I […]

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Sabrina’s early life in the cult

I will be continuing to present this clients story in detail, i.e. of her childhood memories and the subsequent psychotherapy experience that has assisted her healing. As Sabrina was taking a class a quarter at the local University, for several years, she began to be able to see the colors of the leaves on the trees […]

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