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Rewriting Your Story with Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford | S2:E10

S2:E10 | Dec. 31, 2020 | 41 min.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

How do you learn to trust again after an assault? Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford is a forensic psychologist with nearly 20 years in the field of behavioral sciences. In today's episode, Dr. Bates-Duford poses the question: how can you use your story to empower someone who's suffering in silence? Wendy and Dr. Bates-Duford discuss how survivors don't fit one specific stereotype, how to mourn your past to move forward, and how to externalize your pain so you can stay present.

Connect with Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford, Ph.D., MFT, CRS, CMFSW CEO and Founder of Family Matters Counseling Group, PLLC Dr. Bates-Duford is a Forensic Psychologist and a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has engaged in extensive work and research on familial relationships, family trauma, and dysfunctions. She is known for her work with traumatic experience and symptom re-emergence. With nearly 20 years in the field of behavioral sciences, she has been instrumental in her work with stabilizing families, helping individuals and families navigate the challenges of mental illness, as well as victims of abuse/ trauma, reprocess the memory of the trauma in a manner that no longer paralyzes nor interferes with daily functioning.

Website: Instagram: @tarrabd

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About Host Wendy Strgar

Wendy is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, a pioneer in the organic personal care product industry. An active sex educator, Wendy is a popular blogger and author of two books. Sex That Works: An Intimate Guide To Awakening Your Erotic Life was published in June 2017 and is the companion to her first book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy. Dear Sex is Wendy's new podcast adventure.

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