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Sexual Assault, Abuse and Mental Health

What Is Sexual Abuse & Assault?  Shame, guilt, embarrassment, sadness, disgust, fear, mistrust, anger, powerlessness and anxiety are only a few of the countless emotions that sexually abused and assaulted survivors are made to live with.  Sexual abuse and assault … Continue reading →

Expressive Arts Therapy & Complex Mental Health

Expressive Arts Therapy Expressive Arts Therapy is a form of therapy that utilizes and embraces the energy of the arts in its many forms. It provides an inroad to understanding ourselves from a subconscious and intuitive place. With the guidance … Continue reading →

Trauma and its Inevitable Effect on our Lives

Today, we have a guest post from our PMVC member Natasha Huff. In this post, Natasha discusses trauma and its impact on our lives. We would like to thank Natasha for her thoughtful discussion of trauma and PTSD and for … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy for Trauma or Stress

After exposure to terrifying or catastrophic events, most people, about 70-80%, eventually recover and resume a normal life with little or no professional intervention.  A large number of people, about 20-30%, experience prolonged psychological distress that may interfere with their … Continue reading →