A psychotherapist, Becky Hoffman, has her own untold history of severe childhood trauma. Lathsamy, Becky's client, as a child was enslaved for three years by a sex trafficking ring in Thailand. An unplanned pregnancy throws Becky into crisis. A raging little girl is buried deep in Becky's psyche. A journal, unfolding in a dialogue between Becky as overwhelmed client and Becky as therapist, helps her begin to heal her violated self.
This is the landscape of my novel The Therapy Journal, just published by Golden Antelope Press. It's a story that chronicles the struggle to break the stranglehold of trauma and live a life in which human connection and joy remain possible.