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A 46-year-old female asked:

Talking about rapes, abortion to therapist, feels like i am being raped and abused all over again, feeling so violated how can i make this easier

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Psychotherapy: You need to convey your feelings openly to your therapist and learn why they are asking the questions and eliciting the information that makes you feel like this. If you do not get an adequate response you may want to seek additional opinions. Sorry that this has happened to you and wish you better soon.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Do the work: The work needed to handle these issues is hard and keeps the events fresh in your mind.The months needed to make progress are torture.Most want to put them out of their mind and be done with the process.However, working through these issues now prevents them from resurfacing/changing your life later.
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You might want to get in touch with Rachel's vineyard. It is the largest post abortive healing ministry in the world. It might just be something that you might need. They offer retreats for men and women who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of rapes and abortion. I pray for your peace.
Jul 17, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Therapy.: Psychotherapy is an art. The therapist needs to balance dealing with painful issues that the patient may want to avoid AND the need to not overwhelm the patient by going too deeply or quickly in sessions. This requires sensitivity on the therapists' part. It would be my hope that you are working with a provider who is experienced in working with sexual assault victims. Please express to your >>
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
provider - how therapy is affecting you. If you are making no movement in your treatment - there is a problem. If you are falling apart due to your treatment - there is a problem. The major tenant is "First do not Harm". God Bless.
Jul 17, 2014

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