A beautiful and evocative account of how a client feels on the other end of the so-called slippery slope, the receiving end of egregious sexual exploitation. In this book, Carrie Ishee makes the path intelligible and sympathetic without recourse to angry polemics or victimology. You will hand your heart over to her and thank her for your deepened understanding of this terrain and for the knowledge that there but for the grace ….
–Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Author, Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory, & Academic Contexts
Carrie Ishee’s message of healing from devastating psychiatric sexual abuse is powerful and vital. Backing up her message with images she created while healing from the abuse, she inspires us all to tap into forgotten parts of ourselves. Carrie’s open sharing helps others put into words otherwise nameless feelings and thoughts and reaches many able to hear her message of growth and restoration.
Dr. Nancy Ingraham
Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Center
Carrie Ishee is the archetype of joy and the transformative power of healing from unconscionable abuse by a professional in the healing profession. She speaks and writes retrospectively from that place of healing and wholeness that had been stolen from her and is now healed. She is articulate, knowledgeable in writing and speaking about a very heavy topic with the lightness that only one who has been healed can know. This book is a must read for all therapists and for all women. And it would not hurt men to read it too. This is an important book for all. Highly recommend Carrie as therapist, speaker and author.
Dr. Sherry Young
National Treatment Consultant/The Right Fit Consulting
Carrie T. Ishee, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, PCC
Carrie T. Ishee is a licensed professional clinical counselor, board certified licensed art therapist, professional certified coach, speaker, and award-winning author with a private practice in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in somatic-based creative expressive approaches to healing.
Early in her career she studied Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus in Behavioral Medicine. She held clinical and research assistant positions at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the Department of Behavioral Pediatrics (post graduate internship at the Kennedy Institute), the University of Maryland Hospital Intensive Behavioral Management Program, and in the Department of Orthognathic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.
is to educate, teach, and inspire others to overcome shame, trauma, heartbreak, and loss and become their best selves.
is to be a voice for transformation, help others heal shame and darkness, and inspire authenticity and connection.
is one of overcoming soul shattering trauma to become a creator of a joyful, purposeful life.