Sexual Abuse: Claiming Victory Over Darkness with Sarah Van Hook
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Once the victim of an abuser herself, Sarah Van Hook grew up to be a champion pediatric and geriatric therapist. Yep, Sarah has seen the full gamut of evil out there in all its manifestations and she’s lived to tell about it!  

With power, she pushes back the darkness every day as she shows others the way to victory. Truly, I am so honored to get to interview her. 

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Cathy Krafve and Gina Butler 

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Now back to the amazing Sarah Van Hook.

I bet you’ll love Sarah’s down-to-earth attitude. If I didn’t tell you, you might not ever guess this is one well-educated chick! Click above to listen in to this authentic conversation or go here for more podcasts.

Transforming the Trauma of Sexual Abuse

Sarah is a licensed therapist, specializing in clinical mental health, plus marriage and family therapy. She has two master’s degrees, hospital experience, and is about to start her doctorate. Obviously, this gal knows her stuff. 

“The most important thing to remember is, in the moment, it’s a very, very hard experience, obviously,” says Sarah. “But a lot of what people forget is we have control over how much we let it define our life.” (For more on how God defines us, click here.)

Certainly, Sarah is the perfect example of taking a traumatic experience in her childhood and transforming it forward into a beautiful gift of compassion now. Due to a lifetime of work, she’s well-equipped to work with kids who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual assault or molestation. With tender understanding, she gets what they’re going through. TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK HERE

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