Welcome to the Surviving Therapist Abuse website!
History of the Website
This website and blog were created by Kristi Coombs in July 2009, during a period of recovery and healing following her five-year experience with therapist abuse. Finding a general lack of support and understanding regarding therapist abuse, she started the blog in hopes that other survivors would feel less alone and have access to some much-needed resources.
The Intention for the Website
The intention for this site is twofold: First, to bring awareness and attention to the issue of therapist abuse, exploitation, and professional sexual misconduct by providing a survivor’s perspective; second, to offer resources for those who may need help or support. Although the writing primarily addresses issues relating to abuse by therapists and mental health professionals, the content sometimes covers issues of abuse by other professionals and authority figures as well.
Where to Begin
If you are new to the blog, you may want to start at the beginning. You can link to the first post here or start with A Survivor’s Story, then work your way forward. If you’d like to read more about Kristi’s experience, click the link About Kristi’s Experience under the Category pages in the right sidebar menu.
Suggestions and Comments are Welcome!
If you have any suggestions for resources you’d like to see on this blog or topics you’d like to see addressed, please leave a comment or use the Contact form to send a private email.
Regarding comments, please review our Comments Policy for participation guidelines.
Supporting the Website / Affiliate Disclosures
If you appreciate the information and resources available on the site and would like to support the site’s continuation and growth, consider making a donation. Click the orange Donate link at the top right-hand corner to be taken to a secure PayPal webpage where you can make payment by checking account or credit card. Contributions are greatly appreciated and help cover web-hosting fees and maintenance costs of the site. While we thank you for your support, please note that your donation is not tax-deductible.
The site is an affiliate of Amazon.com’s Associates program, and the Books & Media pages serve as portals to Amazon.com. If you link to Amazon via the webpages and then proceed to make a purchase, we will receive a small commission on the sale. There are a few different category pages, so we encourage you to check them all out for interesting reading material, CDs and DVDs.
Thanks so much for visiting!