Childhood Sexual Trauma and Adult Sex Addiction: Is There a Connection?

April 28th, 2020 // // Tags: , ,

By Wendy Lee Nentwig Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, shape our beliefs and behaviors as adults. So, it’s no surprise that sexual trauma or abuse experienced...

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What is Child Abuse and Why Does Child Abuse Still Matter in Adulthood?

April 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma. Abuse is one form of trauma. Often times, the childhood trauma that occurred because of child abuse is overlooked as a...

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Childhood Abuse Is More Prevalent Than You Think

April 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

It is estimated that each year three million cases of child abuse are reported to authorities in the United States (source: Childhood abuse comes in many...

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Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

April 12th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

I remember as a twelve year old, sitting alone in our living room after one of our by then typical family meltdowns …….trying to make sense of the...

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Withholding Sex Is a Form of Psychological Abuse

August 16th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , ,

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT, CST is a Senior Fellow at Gentle Path at The Meadows. The following is an excerpt from her book “Mirror of Intimacy: Daily...

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Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Often Struggle with Sex Addiction

June 29th, 2017 // // Tags: , , ,

By Joe Turner Sex addiction is an incredibly deteriorating illness that, in many cases, stems from traumatic incidents in a person’s developing years. Sexual abuse, particularly when...

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The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Sexuality

June 28th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

By Cassandra Rustvold, LMSW, MEd, Trauma Therapist at Gentle Path at the Meadows Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has the potential to transform the trajectory of one’s life...

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Special 40th Anniversary Offer from The Meadows

June 18th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

The Meadows is 40 years old this month! Our first patient was admitted on June 18, 1976. We’re proud of how much we have grown and expanded...

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Nine Books for The New Year

December 8th, 2015 // // Tags: , , ,

Are you hoping to make a fresh start in the New Year? Or maybe take some additional steps along an already well-worn path of self-discovery, recovery, and...

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Limited Time Offer on Our Signature Survivors Workshop

November 11th, 2015 // // Tags: , , ,

Now through December, you can enroll in our Survivors Workshop for only $2925. That’s $325 off of the current price. As an added bonus, you’ll get to...

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