My DBT T and I ventured into some of the images in my head today. It's been a long time coming, and it felt like a big relief to put a toe in the water.

I also told him some about some of the really unhealthy coping strategies I used to get comfort…which felt beyond shameful. I once told a T, 15 years ago, but never really went much further than talking about them once…because we were in the midst of a massive meltdown over boundaries (hers), and it all blew up.

This T is a male T. He…

Talking about csa coping strategies: does the shame ever end!