How can we help adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse?
I was recently interviewed by a FIU student on the topic of sexual abuse. He was doing a project on victims of sexual abuse and wanted to know more about the symptoms adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse present and how the society can help these survivors. Below some excerpts of the interview: Question: Are there similarities in the behavior of patients who have been abused as children? Are there types of abuse that generally lead to behaviors that are ultimately self-d
Traumatic Experiences: What are the consequences for our mental health?(Experiências traumáticas: qu
Published at: Gazeta News: Experiências traumáticas: quais as consequências para a nossa saúde mental? O trágico evento na escola Marjory Stoneman Douglas deixou todos as pessoas e, particularmente, todos os pais ansiosos, com medo, vulneráveis. A marcha pelas nossas vidas (March for our lives) realizada em 24 de marco, refletiu a intensidade do medo e da preocupação com tiroteios em escolas nos Estados Unidos. Muitas perguntas ainda procuram respostas. O que fazer sobre a fa
WHY DID I DECIDE TO WRITE THIS BLOG?
I have been thinking to write a blog for a while... but since I am not media "savvy" I kept on postponing it. I finally decided to write this blog because I think it can be a useful platform to widespread information about topics related to my work as a mental health counselor. I hope this blog can be a practical and easy way to share useful information with my clients, prospective clients and a broad audience (if anybody reads it...). As a registered mental heath counselor i