Women sharing strength & compassion
A Soft Place to Land
Whether you've just learned the truth, or you've been making progress in your healing, we offer experiences designed for whatever stage of the recovery process you are in. You'll receive guidance from someone who has walked this path and understands the devastating mix of emotions you are feeling, someone who is not afraid of your sadness or your anger, and who will never call you codependent or suggest that you are somehow responsible for what he has done. Here you can do the work necessary to reduce your trauma symptoms and build your strength so that when you return home, you'll be better able to care for--and make decisions for-- yourself and your family.
Tania Rochelle, MFA, MS, LPC, NCC, is a counselor who works with wives and partners of men called sex addicts. She is also a teacher and a writer, who brings these skills into her work with traumatized women. She is trained in EMDR to reduce trauma symptoms, and enjoys teaching women to use writing and other types of creative therapy to process trauma as well. But more important for you to know, she has been where you are. She survived and is able to find joy every day. You can too.
Diane Strickland, MA, MDiv, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist-Therapist. After three decades in ordained ministry, she's been coming alongside partners professionally since 2014. Diane is an expert at accompanying partners through discovery trauma: managing symptoms, identifying risks, engaging legal processes, and affirming and honoring the life of each woman. Diane, too, has walked this path, through the darkness to become a light. Her website, YourStoryIsSafeHere.com, is a powerful resource for partners,
Lili Bee is the founder of POSARC, one of the very first resources for wives and partners of men called sex addicts. She is a pioneer in partner support and a fierce advocate for partners as they face a treatment industry that has historically abused them further. She is APSATS (Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists) certified and a certified SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner). And guess what else? Yes, Lili is a former partner and radiant survivor.
Susan Olsen, OD, is a creator, a detail wrangler, and a Doctor of Optometry. Raising two daughters in the wake of a sexually addicted spouse has given Susan a deep love and understanding of women in all phases of discovery. She uses her self-professed slightly OCD organizational skills and compassion to oversee the communications and media for Sweetwater Retreats.