I want to make a clarification regarding my post “Does Anyone Really Want to Know about Therapist Abuse? Part 1,” since a couple of people have expressed some concern over it. I did receive support after my abusive situation ended, and I did not mean to suggest that I had not or that no one listened to me. Some people did listen, and a few people were willing to engage with me more actively around the experience. I was also able to get back into therapy quite soon with a highly intelligent, well boundaried, female therapist, which was essential to my recovery.
I also want to say that I am still very much in the thick of my recovery process. I am still trying to understand and make sense of what happened to me over those five years. What that means is that my perspectives are not set in stone. They may shift and change over time as I come to new realizations and return from disconnection and dissociation. So occasionally it may appear that I am contradicting something I wrote at an earlier time as I arrive at new levels of understanding. It’s a process. I appreciate your tolerance and patience with this. Feel free to ask questions about anything that you don’t understand, and I will do my best to answer you.