I’m really sorry your dealing with this kind of unprofessional shit. She should know better and to be late all the time is insult to injury with a trauma survivor. We already think we can be craped on.Apparently I owe $1,000+ to her for claims she only now processed from months ago.
This has not been my understanding. It may be different in different parts of the country, or indeed in different countries, but in my area, trauma therapists should be able to treat anyone with trauma. It is true that men's sexual trauma requires somewhat different approaches than women's sexual trauma, but any trauma therapist with reasonable experience should be able to understand and make allowances for that.I have found that generally speaking females (even professionals) do not understand male sexuality. This specialized therapy, geared toward adult male survivors of child sexual abuse, is often expensive and most insurances don't cover these specialists. I am told that these specialized therapists also find that male clients do not continue in therapy for long especially when involved in group therapy.
Yes, I agree totally. There is not much out there for the average Joe.It took me well over a year to find her. I think it is crazy that if I never transitioned I would have access to endless resources but since I did I now have basically nothing. I have a lot of thoughts on the differences in resources for men and women but I'll save that for a different post. Point is; I wish more than anything there were better resources for men like us.
Hello Strangeways, just wanted to let you know that I read your post and that I am glad that you have had a positive experience in therapy.This has not been my understanding. It may be different in different parts of the country, or indeed in different countries, but in my area, trauma therapists should be able to treat anyone with trauma. It is true that men's sexual trauma requires somewhat different approaches than women's sexual trauma, but any trauma therapist with reasonable experience should be able to understand and make allowances for that.
Likewise, I've heard that although many, many fewer men come to therapy for trauma issues, they can be some of the most dedicated and hard-working clients therapists encounter. Many men prefer group therapy to individual therapy, but others prefer individual therapy.
Insurance is a problem for everyone, not just men.
I'm not trying to put you down, @Piepel. My experience is just different and much more positive than yours.
Right on Greg123.@Piepel i share your thoughts. i appreciate that there are different ways of solving a problem. having said that, i can’t imagine tacking this outside of my faith. (this from a guy who can’t even pray right now because i am struggling with God about my CSA). the two most pivotal experiences of my life have happened during two healing prayer sessions decades apart.
i have much respect for anyone on a healing journey regardless of their higher power. i just know that Jesus has been critical for mine.
I too find this site very helpful, but this is my second go round with malesurvivor. The first time I was overwhelmed with rage and resentment as the flashbacks were a new experience for me. It has been a few years now and I feel a little more steady. Though I must admit I haven't had a flashback in two years, thank God.@Piepel and @Greg123 ,
I've long had a rocky relationship with God and religion in general. But when I was with my last boyfriend he took me to a church and helped me find my way back to God. My relationship with the big guy isn't exactly where I would like it to be but it has been very beneficial for my PTSD. I've found that this song speaks to what I need as a survivor.
On the subject of medication, I've tried just about every anti-depressant available since I was 14. They don't work for me. I tried anti-anxieties too with no results. Places like here and a solid support system are the most effective things.
And yet those medications can be extremely helpful to some, lifesaving even, just as praying to God would be entirely unhelpful and destructive to others.I'd rather deal with my emotions in a church in prayer to God. It's free and I get to keep my liver.