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Doing The Right Thing

Doing The Right Thing

Once upon a time there was an adolescent girls group home located on Stratton Avenue. We were the last stop before Woodside. The girls, between the ages of 12 and 18, were chronic runaways, neglected, physically and sexually abused, and practiced self-harm to cope....

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

Why I care, why I do what I do, why I go into the community, the motels, why I feel even the most lost have a chance to change, even if they have failed every time before: Part I – What It Was Like In the 1970’s, friends and relatives would gather and have...

Beware of Predators

Beware of Predators

Over the period of almost a decade, I occasionally asked myself, “what is it going to take, in order for me to leave for good?” At the end, I saw what it took looking at myself in the hotel mirror – at 5’10, I was down to 130 pounds – something I hadn’t weighed since...

Sexual Violence & Common Responses

Sexual Violence & Common Responses

According to national statistics, one in six women are sexually assaulted during their lifetime. As disturbing as this statistic is, the number of victims is higher, as these reports do not include marital rape, or the many women and men who do not report sexual...

New Group Starting

New Group Starting

Women's 101 Group 2021 Beginning Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm and continuing for 9 more consecutive Friday's A New Day Counseling, LLC is offering a Closed, 10 week support group for women   Do you find yourself with little time for self-care and...

“But, It Wasn’t Physical Abuse…”

“But, It Wasn’t Physical Abuse…”

It’s time to stop throwing this qualifier into our experience! Let’s look at psychological abuse and the multifaceted, never-ending techniques Sociopaths and Psychopaths use to abuse: Tracking tire prints in the driveway, and if any unfamiliar track is discovered, it...

Family Abuse, Psychopathic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

Family Abuse, Psychopathic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

The term “family abuse” has been instated to describe domestic violence and child abuse, two phenomena that often occur in the same family. The term encompasses inter-generational violence and recognizes all individuals who fall victim to abuse, either physical or...

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
~ Alice Walker