As a therapist, I listen to the untold story. I am the midwife to a narrative that needs to be constructed, told or infused with compassion and new meaning. The loss of the ability to make meaning is crippling. Therapy not only touches the lives of our clients but also transforms the experience of the […]
Why now? Why # me too? Why are people surprised that sexual assault is painfully common and that women are silenced? Is this an awakening, a new refusal to accept this creeping new normal that the socio-political environment champions? Are we less willing to turn down the volume on the assault on human decency now […]
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 […]
I am enchanted by stories. Stories untold. Stories that ache for words. Stories that emerge only in the presence of a trusted other. The experience of those injured or betrayed as children is often wordless. Children are silenced and robbed of their stories. As a therapist and as a writer I am aware of the […]
Laurie Kahn MA, LCPC, MFA is a pioneer in the field of trauma treatment. For more than thirty years, she has specialized in the treatment of survivors of childhood abuse. In 1980, she founded Womencare Counseling and Training Center.