Kathy's focus is on helping women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and Spiritual Betrayal Trauma (SBT)
Kathy offers one-on-one coaching as well as groups. One on one sessions are $50.00 per 50-minute session and can be online or face to face, at offices in Marion or Harvey County KS.
Groups include survivor support, mindfulness meditation, and therapeutic writing. Cost: $10.00 per group session. Dates and times to be determined.
Childhood Sexual Abuse: According to RAINN, child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor
Some forms of child sexual abuse include:
Exhibitionism, or exposing oneself to a minor
Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing the minor to masturbate
Obscene phone calls, text messages, or digital interaction
Producing, owning, or sharing pornographic images or movies of children
Sex of any kind with a minor, including vaginal, oral, or anal
Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child's mental, emotional, or physical welfare
Spiritual Betrayal Trauma is when a person has experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual abuse as an adult and seeks support and care of their religious institution. If the religious institution fails to give support but rather protects the perpetrator of abuse and minimizes the affects the abuse is having on the victim or other survivors than spiritual betrayal trauma is present. The perpetrator of the abuse does not need to be the primary abuser for all survivors, to have his abuse behavior cause survivors to be triggered and re-traumatized.
Coaching vs Counseling: Coaching is not meant to replace mental health services. Coaching builds on strengths and goals to enhance life it is not meant to replace mental health services for illnesses such as severe depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other diagnoses as defined by the DSM (Diagnosis and Statistical Manual).
When a person has experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) it can have
longterm, complicated outcomes. When initially uncovering and working through the complex pain and losses of CSA, a well-trained trauma therapist or counselor is needed. However, CSA typically affects a person much like a chronic physical illness such as diabetes. Initially, a person with diabetes needs to see a specialist to get the illness under control. However, when it is under control the patient can go back to their primary care physician for checkups to maintain care for diabetes. Coaching for CSA can be viewed in a similar way. Coaching will help clients build tools and skills in dealing with long-term, chronic effects of their abuse and trauma issues. Coaching helps clients set healthy goals for the future and use the client’s own strengths to work toward those goals. This can help prevent or minimize triggering or retraumatization.
Crisis: Coaching is not meant to replace mental health services. If you are feeling suicidal or find yourself in an emotional crisis where you feel unsafe, please contact a mental health center in your areas or call the suicide prevention hotline.
Communication outside of sessions: Primary communication happens within sessions. If there is something urgent you need to discuss or run by me between sessions you may contact me via my business email. I will typically respond within 24 hours.
Appointment cancelation: If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please notify our office 24 hours before the appointment. Multiple cancelations without notification may result in terminating coaching services.
Alcohol and drug use: Any client that comes to a session high or intoxicated will be denied service for that appointment.
Third person in session: If you would like to have someone join you in a session please discuss this with me prior to bringing in the extra person. It is my policy to only meet with another person from your life when you are also present.
Confidentiality: All communicated during the coaching session are confidential. Anything you tell me in a coaching session will not be revealed to any third party.
The excepts to this client/coach confidentiality is if I believe a client is harming vulnerable individuals including children and the elderly. Also, if I believe a client may harm another individual or if the client is talking about harming themselves.
Meeting in public and confidentiality: If we happen to see each other in public I will not engage in conversation but will allow you to make the first contact. This is also an issue of confidentiality because you may not want others to know you are working with a coach.
The coaching/client relationship: Clients share their lives and personal issues with a coach. However, the relationship is a professional relationship. As your coach I will set boundaries to keep the relationship professional.