The Rob Porter Story and You…

On February 8, 2018, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

Are you trapped in domestic violence? Do you want to get out but are afraid to leave?  Is it hard to talk about your pain because you are afraid of being judged if you don’t leave?  Are you afraid of not being believed by your friends, family, or even by your therapist?

One out of four women and one out of every seven men have been on the receiving end of domestic violence, emotional and physical abuse.

Between me and all of the amazing clinicians in my network of friends and colleagues, we will do the best we can to help you find resources.  Just call me or e-mail me.  You are in charge.  We are here to support you, however that looks for you, whatever you need!



Is this Your Year to Forgive & Forget?

On January 1, 2010, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1


I have the honor of working with many people who have been abused physically, emotionally and or sexually.  Our culture teaches us to “forgive and forget” and in fact those who don’t are often shamed for not taking the high road.  Society says to forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones, and turn the other cheek.  For people who have been abused or traumatized, forgiving isn’t necessarily the answer.  The truth is you can choose to accept what has happened but you don’t have to forgive whoever has harmed you unless you so choose to.  Forgiving is a very personal choice not to be influenced by what you think you “should” do.  There is no shame in accepting what has happened without forgiving the perpetrator.  The power comes when you can make your reaction to what happened be a choice.  That’s the difference between being a victim and being a survivor.