Alcoholism and Incest

Incest has devastating psychological effects on both the target and the perpetrator. Children rely on their parents for protection, provision and care, but sexual exploitation from a parent or close family member causes both acute and chronic trauma for children. On the other hand, feelings of frustration and shame often haunt the perpetrators as well. … Read more

About Trauma and Abuse

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop as a result of exposure to any physical or psychological trauma. The event that triggers PTSD can be physical, sexual or psychological and can be something the individual experienced personally or witnessed someone else go through. What Is PTSD? PTSD is becoming more familiar and more widely acknowledged, but … Read more

Trust Issues After Trauma

One of the most complex human emotions is trust. Trust is the strong belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Trauma can disrupt the emotion of trust, and this can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. What Is Trauma? Trauma can occur for many reasons, but all trauma … Read more