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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." 

-Anais Nin

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Making the decision to begin therapy is a hard one.  It takes courage and strength.  Dealing with trauma can happen in two parts - processing what happened and coping with what happened.  It is no longer required to go back to the bad stuff and open it all up in order to get some relief.  Our brains are remarkable in that way.  Our work can begin with addressing the current issues so that you can gain some immediate relief.   We can start with coping skills and build up to processing what happened.  What's most important is that you take the first steps to begin healing.

Individual Therapy

In order to recovery from a dangerous relationship, one must begin the process of disengagement that will lead to no contact.  This is not easy - and that's an understatement.  But, in order to begin recovery, survivors must engage in no contact.  As we begin to work on obtaining no contact, we will explore what happened - what you experienced so that you can gain clarity.  As you begin to gain perspective, the cognitive dissonance will decrease and relief will follow.  As you become more safe, we will untangle the mental confusion that kept you trapped in the relationship and I can teach you specific coping skills to deal with the very unique aftermath symptoms.

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Recovery from Dangerous Relationships

Training for Professionals

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I am available to speak for your organization or community group.  Please send me an email

so that we can connect.

 

 I also teach two courses for St. Petersburg College, Center for Public Safety Innovation.  For more information about upcoming courses or to request hosting me at your location at no cost to you, please contact the project coordinator Wayne Morris at Morris.wayne@spcollege.edu