On this episode we had an in depth conversation about addictions. Our guest, Psychotherapist, Lori Golden talks about her own experience with addiction and sexual trauma. She gives some starter steps to begin to heal old wombs, let go of addictions, release shame, and other ways you can start to move past trauma.
We cover issues around male rape, masturbation addiction, reassessing authority figures, and childhood traumas.
triumph over trauma
Guest: Psychotherapist and Author, Lori Golden
Lori Golden is passionate about helping both trauma and abuse survivors on their healing journey. Her work today is an outgrowth of her recovery from childhood incest and addictions.
She has worked in the mental health profession since the seventies, earning her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College in New York with later training at the Gestalt Institute. Eventually, she opened her own private practice. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she combines various therapies she has gained knowledge and experience in over the years in her practice.
Lori does not limit herself to one modality of practice since her client’s needs vary. She believes there are many roads that lead to an individual’s healing.
In her private practice, she works with individuals, couples and families in and out of recovery from drugs, alcohol, food, co-dependency, sex and love addiction as well as people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from trauma and abuse.
A special group of trauma survivors centers on her work with burn survivors and care givers.
Her first book, My House of Lies, is a memoir about her addiction, recovery and overcoming childhood incest after thirty-seven years of amnesia. More significantly, her book reveals a remarkable journey to seek the truth, reclaim parts of herself that was lost to dissociation and addiction, and turn her own trauma and abuse into a passion to help others face their challenges.
Lori inspires and motivates others to seek their truth and heal in her consulting and presentations.