Sexual Abuse takes Courage and Strength to Disclose

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Sexual Abuse takes Courage and Strength to Disclose

By Dr. Dean Aslinia

January 16, 2018

As a therapist, but more specifically a sex therapist, each time I have heard a disclosure of child sexual abuse a little more of my heart has shattered! However when I’m the therapist, I not only have to remain strong for me to be effective for my client, but also strong for them so that they can begin the healing process. This public disclosure by @simonebiles, one of our nation’s gold medalists hit home for me yet again!

1. Because it’s yet another sick demented asshole taking advantage of a trusting child.

2. Because I have been a part of the hard road to recovery from the pain to survivorship.

3. That yet again, adults and organizations that we ought to trust and have faith in have let us down again, by not protecting those that we love!

US Gymnastics owes each of these 100 ladies a lifetime of apologies for having placed a sick predator in charge of their medical care and then had the audacity to call him a physician! But I will not focus on him, because who is important here are @simonebiles @alyraisman and the rest of the victims. Ladies, please know, I understand the pain, risk, strength, anxiety, and trauma that such disclosures carry with them. Being that you all are role models for so many girls in the world, please know your pains today, are so meaningful, purposeful, and profound in communicating to other victims of sexual abuse, that it has never been their fault and the shame and guilt is also not theirs! You are one major step closer to no longer being a victim and to now being survivors of a horrific period and incident that will NEVER again happen in your life.

In your moments of weakness and doubt, please remember you have the thoughts, prayers, and strengths of me and a whole nation behind you! We are here for you, as you were here for us on that gold medal stand.

You are gold medalists in the journey of life my friends. #remainstrong#nolongervictims #nowsurvivors#itookcourage #wearewithyou#youarenotalone #congratulations#weloveyou #dallassextherapist#drdeanaslinia #simonebiles #alyraisman#usgymnastics

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About the Author:

Dr. Dean Aslinia is a Licensed Mental Health Expert and University Professor. He holds a license as a Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor in the State of Texas. Dr. Dean’s educational background includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, and a second master’s and doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Over the past decade, Dr. Dean has been engaged in professional trainings, clinical mental health practice, graduate higher education teaching, research, writing, and advocacy for greater mental health access for all Americans. In 2011 he co-found and created New Horizons Center for Healing in north Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. The clinic over a five-year span grew and became the most comprehensive mental health clinic in the State of Texas. Housing more than 30 licensed mental health professionals, ranging from adult, child, and addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency counselors, AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors, and Therapists) certified sex therapists, play therapists, and eating disorder specialists. His peers in the profession consider Dr. Dean a leader, as he is the Past-President of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, a member of the Texas Counseling Association’s Governance Council, and currently serves on the Texas Counseling Association’s Executive Board. He was also appointed by the Collin County (North DFW) Commissioner’s Court to serve on the Collin County Local Behavioral Health Authority (MHMR) Life Path System’s Board of Trustees. He has also on several occasions, testified in front of the Texas House and Senate Health and Human Services Committees as well as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for advocacy of mental health related bills. Dr. Dean’s passion, strong leadership, and desire to create a greater social interest with his work has led him to creating Ulead Ulearn Professional Training Company, to provide companies, universities, schools, and organizations with a better understanding of the impact of behavioral and emotional health in their environment. Furthermore, helping companies achieve their goals by fully understanding their work-force, and addressing their concerns. Dr. Dean is an engaging, fun, inspirational, and high energy speaker with expertise in business and leadership development, relational health and communication, team building and trust, mental health legal and ethical compliance, emotional intelligence, workplace environment, and anger and conflict resolution. Dr. Dean has researched and taught on topics that hold individuals, employees, and executives from producing at their ultimate capacity. He in a concise, clear, and highly motivational delivery method communicates and delivers his message to his audience and calls for them to begin to take action on their lives. Media & Press Requests Please Email: [email protected]

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