Black Monday

The following is a guest post from Kira Love Flores of www.HeartsHealing.com. Kira is a survivor of therapist abuse who has her own October story to tell. (Please note: Kira’s “T” and my “Dr. T” are two completely different people. ~Kristi) * * * Anniversaries… dark anniversaries… October is a big month for me, especially …

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The Mackenzie Phillips Story – It’s Not Consent!

While I haven’t been following the Mackenzie Phillips story that closely, I’ve been catching enough of it that I’ve got to add my own two cents here. I did not see the Oprah interview—and maybe I’m glad I didn’t, because frankly, the feedback I’m hearing about how Oprah conducted the interview is a little disturbing. …

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New Study on Clergy Sexual Misconduct

SNAP issued a press statement today regarding a study from Baylor University on sexual abuse by faith leaders. I find many similarities between clergy/spiritual abuse and therapist abuse, particularly in my case, where there was a strong spiritual component in my therapy with Dr. T. I have a great deal of appreciation for the efforts …

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Aftermath (or The Joys of PTSD)

Within 24 hours of receiving my first wake-up call (Good morning, Kristi. I’m calling to inform you that you’ve been physically, psychologically and spiritually desecrated for the past five years. Have a nice day!), I freaked out. Imagine what it would be like if someone told you that everything you believed about the past several …

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The Search for Healing – Part 3

(Read The Search for Healing – Part 2) I’d like to say that getting the hell away from Dr. T solved all my problems. Unfortunately, it didn’t. As soon as I got my wake-up call, I went immediately into full-blown Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And boy, was that fun! I felt jumpy, panicky, anxious, depressed, had …

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The Search for Healing – Part 2

(Read The Search for Healing – Part 1) During that holiday season I hit bottom. Everything felt crazy—my mind, my body, the stuff with Dr. T… I had no idea what to do. I was at a complete loss, and apparently, no help was coming. I had to find a way to keep going. I …

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