About Dr. Patti
Dr. Patti Feuereisen is a psychologist in private practice in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. She is a strong feminist and passionate about helping girls heal and change the culture around sex abuse. She knows that girls that survive sex abuse are the strongest most resilient girls there are! She also trains staff who work with sex abuse survivors, speaks at colleges and high schools, runs workshops around the country, has book readings at alternative book stores, is a speaker for Take Back The Night. Her next project is an audio tape of Invisible Girls, including the voices of girls from all over the world.
For over 35 years Dr. Patti has been counseling sex abuse survivors, and she has found that girls who start to talk about their sexual abuse and bring it out from behind the shadows, into the open, heal and thrive. Dr Patti has found that when teen girls, and young women in their 20's begin to disclose their abuse, they let go of the unfounded shame and guilt they have been carrying around. She has helped many girls help themselves through her private practice, the publications of Invisible Girls and this website. Girls need a book and site that is their own with a seasoned clinician to answer their questions, and communicate with them.
Dr. Patti has also authored the book, Invisible Girls: Speaking The Truth About Sexual Abuse, now in its 3rd Edition release date December 2018. This groundbreaking book lets girls know all over the world that sex abuse is never the survivors fault! Invisible Girls teaches girls everywhere that they can heal and thrive after sexual abuse.
In 2006 Dr. Patti founded the only organization to honor incest survivors through thriverships. A portion of the proceeds from Invisible Girls go directly to Girlthrive Inc. To date Girlthrive has awarded hundreds of thriverships to girls all over the country. It is a life line to a girl who may not have felt she would be honored just for enduring sex abuse! Dr. Patti would love to hear from you!
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interview with Dr. Patti January 2019 Radio Health Journal
Experts say incest is the most common of all sexual abuse, but the least discussed openly. This can leave victims isolated and less able to reveal abuse, which can have further psychological ramifications later on. A noted expert on sexual abuse discusses how incest makes girls feel particularly responsible and unable to come forward, and a non-profit organization that seeks to help them.