Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

The psychologist who ‘shamed’ me & rejected my view on mental health policy shaming people, has apologised.


I am always shocked by apologies, especially when they seem genuine. Having not received many apologies in my life, and always being able to detect the non genuine, non remorseful apologies, it comes as a surprise to me, when more genuine apologies are offered.

It actually helps, when I do receive genuine apologies, because it raises my belief in humanity.

The psychologist, who disagreed with my view about mental health policy ‘shaming’ those most impacted, most suffering, most vulnerable, has emailed me and apologised and is considering my view further, and I am grateful for that.

He is a very educated man and has worked with the APA etc and is very ‘high up’ in the mental health world in the US.

I will ponder some more about this apology and my response. My capacity to not immediately respond, react, and to sit back and think, digest, consider, ponder, is such proof of my continued healing.

As is my self esteem and confidence in my deeper insight and capacity to ‘think’ and my empathy.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “The psychologist who ‘shamed’ me & rejected my view on mental health policy shaming people, has apologised.

  1. I’m celebrating with you! Thank you for speaking for so many. Have you ever heard from Dr Phil on this subject?
    I’ve wondered how he views Psycho, or patho Narc’s He’s pointed out on air certain ones who are Narcissists, but he tells them it’s not acceptable and instructs them on how not to be that way. (we know that could be a fantasy for family of narcs.)
    He says he knows he doesn’t have 100% success, but that he believes his show helps many at home to wake up and get help for various problems.

  2. This apology is a welcome change from the way doctors usually are!!

    Have had so many negative & abusive experiences with doctors including bullying, shaming & molestation so it’s good to know that some are reading your posts and giving what you say deeper consideration!