Complex trauma overwhelmingly develops in minoritized communities. This can be due to overexposure to violence and underrepresentation in mental health communities. In mental health treatment, some clients from minoritized communities unknowingly reveal circumstances describing sexual assault, and in turn, their mental health clinicians consult on whether disclosing this to the client serves their healing process.
In this 2-hour presentation, Anisha Cooper explores sexual trauma in people from minoritized communities, issues of consent, how to treat the issue not directly related to the presenting concern, and how to advocate for the client outside of the therapy room.
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Anisha Cooper, MEd, LPC, NCC, EAS-C, CCTP is the owner of Wishing Well Counseling & Consulting, a holistic trauma recovery practice that treats trauma as a spiritual injury in collaboration with other disciplines. Anisha is a licensed professional counselor with a specific interest in helping gender and sexual minorities on their healing journeys. She's also recognized as a certified clinical trauma professional and board certified counselor.
Anisha received her Bachelor's in Biology, Minor in Chemistry with a concentration in Psychology as well as her Master's in Counselor Education and Supervision from Georgia Southern University. She specializes in working with sexual trauma survivors and relearning touch/intimacy after recovery. She also has experience providing training related to professional development for minority communities, and she provides workplace training for diversity and inclusion practices.
At home, Anisha often dances with her young daughter who reminds her makeup is not necessary, bellies are homes, and stretch marks make room for beautiful things. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, and playing board games with her family.