Events Author Laurie Kahn Baffled by Love Keynote Address Illinois Coalition of Sexual Assault Statewide Conference The Trauma of Betrayal May 24, 2017 Springfield Illinois Cathedral Counseling Center Understanding the implications of Child Abuse as a Traumatic Experience of Love Oct. 4, 2017 Chicago, Illinois University of Chicago School of Social Work Betrayal Trauma and […]

Me Too #A New Awakening, But Still on Thin Ice

Why now?  Why # me too? Why are people surprised that sexual assault is painfully common and that women are silenced? For years as a trauma therapist I observed how those who were abused by someone they depended on or loved, learned to minimize or normalize cruelty and mistreatment. They feel shamed and unworthy, unable […]

Therapist meets Narrative Nonfiction

An Author website! I feel giggly, like an excited teenager equally delighted and embarrassed by my pleasure. For over thirty years I have been a practicing psychotherapist devoted to the craft I love. I have reached a moment in my career where I have the pleasure and privilege to mentor, teach and consult to other […]