Recovery from Sexual Assault

Here are some of my favorite resources for my clients who are recovering from sexual assault.

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Children by Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides live help for survivors sexual violence that is free, confidential and secure. Operation is 24 hours a day. Volunteers and staff at this call center are trained on issues surrounding sexual violence and can provide support and information about individual or group counseling, medical attention, reporting a crime to law enforcement as well as many other services.


Telephone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online Support

Medical & Legal Advocacy and Counseling

Locate the sexual assault crisis center nearest to you.

The Abbie Shelter and violence free crisis line. Providing domestic and sexual violence services to the Flathead Valley since 1976.Violence Free Crisis Line: 752-7273

International Resources

International resources available here

Military Personnel

Safe Helpline services are provided by RAINN through a contract with the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office — however, your information will remain confidential. RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with SAPRO or your chain of command.


Resources For Authentic Living
Here are some of my favorite tools for living an authentic life. I hope you will find them of use to you.

resourcesCallings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
~Gregg Levoy
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
~Martha Beck
First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
~Stephen R. Covey
Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens
~Marianne Williamson
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
~Byron Katie
The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions to Guide You to an Extraordinary Life
~Debbie Ford
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
~Sarah Ban Breathnach
Steering by Starlight: Finding Your Right Life, No Matter What!
~Martha Beck
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
~Dan Millman
Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior: A Companion to the Book That Changes Lives
~Dan Millman

Resources For Caring For Your Bodyresources
One really can’t separate the physical body from your spirit and mind. However, for the sake of providing some resources to support you in caring for your body, here are some of my favorite tools to help you on your journey.

Injury: Learning to Live Again by Dorothy L. Mercer, Ph.D.
Living with Chronic Fatigue: New Strategies for Coping with and Conquering CFS ~Susan Conant, Ed.D.
Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill ~ Maggie Strong
Prayer and Our Bodies ~ Flora Slosson Wuellner
The Wisdom of Menopause ~ Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Women’s Body’s, Women’s Wisdom ~ Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Resources For Changes And Transitions

When you are faced with difficult choices, anticipated transitions, or unforeseen life changes, I hope you will find some of the resources below to be helpful to you on your journey.


The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife
~Marianne Williamson
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
~Bruce Fisher

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
~Stephen Covey
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes
~William Bridges
The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments
~William Bridges
Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Difficult Times
~Pema Chodron

The Jill Principle: A Woman’s Guide to Healing Your Spirit After Divorce or Breakup
~ Michele Germain (Author)

Resources For Grief And Loss
Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one or a pet, a significant relationship, a dream, a home, or a job, I hope you’ll take some time to check out some of these resources to support you on your journey.

resourcesA Time to Grieve
~Carol Staudacher
~Ellen Steinbaum
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
~Elizabeth Lesser
Gentle Closings: How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love
~Ted Menten
The Grieving Tree: A Year’s Account of Recovery from Loss
~Anne M. Brooks
Living When a Loved One Has Died
~Rabbi Earl A. Grollman
The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Eight Challenges of the Empty Nest Years
~David and Claudia Arp
~Roberta Temes
Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life
~Debbie Ford
When Someone You Love is Dying
~Norma Supson
Working It Through: An Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Workshop on Life, Death and Transition
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

resourcesResources for Improving Your Communication
These are some of my favorite resources to help you improve your communication.

BrainStyles: Change Your Life Without Changing Who You Are
~Marlane Miller
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
~Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D
When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within
~Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Peter D. Rogers, Ph.D., & Judith McKay, R.N.
The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Resources for Journaling for Personal Growth
If you are interested in journaling for personal growth, I think you will love some of these resources.

resources_medicinehorsemt.comFamilies Writing
~Peter R. Stillman
Harvesting Your Journals: Writing Tools to Enhance Your Growth & Creativity
~Rosalie Deer Heart & Alison Strickland
Journey Notes: Writing for Recovery and Growth
~Richard Solly and Roseann Lloyd

Keeping Your Personal Journal
~George F. Simons
Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest
~Christina Baldwin

Writing the Natural Way: Using Right-Brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers
~Gabriele Lusser Rico
Inspired to Journal
LifeJournal for Writers: Writers’ Journal Software
Visual Thesaurus
Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words ~ Barbara Ganim

Resources for Money Mattersresources
Here are some great resources to help you get your money matters in order.

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment
~Maria Nemeth, Ph.D.
Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever
~Jean Chatzky
Money Drunk, Money Sober: Ninety Days to Financial Freedom
~Mark Bryan & Julia Cameron
Money: A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want
~Kate Northrup
It’s Not About the Money
~Brent Kessel

Resources For Strengthening Your Boundaries

Here are some resources to help you strengthen your boundaries.resources

Broken Toys Broken Dreams: Understanding & Healing Boundaries, Codependence, Compulsion & Relationships
~Terry Kellogg
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
~Melody Beattie
The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
~Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.
The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to Do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life
~Patricia Love
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
~Pia Mellody
Healing the Shame that Binds You
~John Bradshaw
Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners – Understanding Covert Incest
~Ken Adams, Ph.D.
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
~Patricia Evans

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men~Lundy Bancroft
The Serenity Channel
The Stalking Resource Center

Crisis Lines
American Foundation for Suicide Preventionresources
Befrienders International
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Centre for Suicide Prevention
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
The Samaritans
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention

The Montana Warm Line

The Veterans Crisis Line