Many survivors of sexual abuse feel shame and hesitate to come forward. As a psychotherapist I create a safe space for you to share your story.
Sharing your story helps you to recognize how old patterns may be holding you back. Clergy abuse therapy targets how old patterns are repeated.
For over 20 years as a psychotherapist in Oakland, I have offered psychotherapy to adults who continue to suffer from sexual abuse by clergy or other authority figures. It takes courage to come forward to enter into clergy abuse therapy.
All abuse is devastating. Abuse by a trusted religious authority figure is a double betrayal.
Often survivors also mourn the loss of the spiritual community that was such a support for them. They feel spiritual homelessness. A psychotherapist can help you through this grieving process through clergy abuse therapy.