I'm the Senior Trauma Therapist for the DC Rape Crisis Center. I'm passionate about PTSD, trauma and sexual violence. Follow me on Twitter @SaraStaggs.
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Please check out my "About Asks" section of my overview. Thanks!
My views are my own and don't necessarily reflect the views of DCRCC.
About Asks: I love getting them! However, since I'm probably not licensed in your state/country and I don't know you, I'm really not able to help with questions specific to your symptoms or situation. If you want to know more about how to get help, I always recommend googling hotlines in your area that can help you with resources, safety assessment and planning, or preparing to ask your therapist about certain things, some of the most common asks that I get. What kind of asks are appropriate? Anything that is a general question about trauma, including exposures, symptoms, training or trauma therapy. Thanks!
it-will-all-make-sense asked: Hi - I know that a lot of other therapists follow you on here. I was wondering if you would share this with your followers: a peer supervision group is forming in NYC. The group is geared towards those therapists who have had significant experience in therapy themselves and need a safe place to reflect on the challenges of going from client to therapist (and back again). (free) monthly meetings in NYC - starting in march - msg @it-will-all-make-sense to get on email list!
Sure- hey clinicians, peer support groups are a great idea no matter where you are!
I thought that I would “pay it forward” on the subject of favorite mental health blogs, and maybe that it could be a thing. In the spirit of paying it forward, creativesocialworker is out, obviously, since that would just make a closed circle of admiration (she graciously named me as her favorite this week).
I would say my go-to mental health blog would be therapy101. In particular, this person is a genius with asks, breaking down complicated concepts into accurate, bite-size morsels. Rarely have I seen such reliable information presented in such a pleasant, approachable way. Keep it up therapy101, and I would love to hear you share your favorite!
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite blog on tumblr and why? What do you think of the person who runs it?
There are a ton of great blogs on here that makes this a difficult question… My favorite tumblr would have to be traumatherapist. Her posts really resonate with me and I am so glad that she is willing to share her experience with the tumblr community. Sara Staggs runs it and I think she is just great :)
For people looking to follow other mental health related blogs i created a list here.
Feeling very honored and grateful to creativesocialworker and really to all of my followers. Y’all don’t know how much you give back to me, truly.