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Is It Possible to Heal From Abuse Without Therapy?

Healing from abuse without a therapist

by Patty Hite, Jennifer Stuck & Christina Enevoldsen

Patty: Thirty years ago, when I started to heal from sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, there were no support groups for survivors. No one talked openly about abuse, especially not about sexual abuse.

I tried to talk to my friends. Though they felt compassion, they thought the best solution was to forget it and try to move on.

I lived in a very small farming town of 750 people.  Seeing a therapist or doctor who understood the effects of abuse was not an option.