About

Sexual Assault Survivor - MFT - Speaker - Author - Sherrill Anderson Nielsen
Our Mission: the victim, faith communities, our culture

Our mission is to ignite a movement within our faith communities that breaks the Code of Silence and provides a way for survivors of sexual violence to get on the Recovery Road.

We are working toward helping survivors build awareness of the damages done to them, and a way to make choices for their recovery. We are seeking to transform our culture in the area of sexual violence. The time has come when people are being empowered to overcome the evil choices others have made toward them, choices that impact them every day. Today, survivors are making choices to Redeem the Silence.

What we can do for you, and how can we help?

  • Blogs: thoughts about current issues associated with recovery
  • Help you get on the Recovery Road
  • Present to your church a way to start the Recovery Road
  • Provide workshops for groups
  • Online webinars
  • Confidential consults

What can you do?

  • Join our virtual community
  • Get confidential advice and support
  • Investigate local support at your church
  • Start reading
  • Blog your experience

How can faith communities partner with us?

  • Invite us to come and consult to design a Recovery Road within your community

Sherrill Anderson Nielsen: who am I?

  • Experience
    • Survivor of Sexual Assault, on the Recovery Road for over 30 years
    • Twenty years as a professional therapist, San Jose and Morgan Hill Calif.
    • Founder of Discovery Counseling Center (originally South Valley Christian Therapy Associates) in Morgan Hill, Calif.
    • Served as Director of the center for seven years.
    • Adjunct professor, Western Seminary, Los Gatos, Calif., three years.
    • Speaker/presenter for churches, community workshops, William Jessup University (formerly San Jose Christian College)
    • Author: Redeem the Silence: an Unintended Journey
  • Education
    • Bachelor degree (Sociology, minor in Special Education for Mentally Retarded), San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
    • Public schoolteacher, five years
    • Masters degree (Marriage and Family Therapy), Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif.
  • Credentials
    • Lifetime California Teaching Credential
    • California license, Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Specialized training in EMDR, Eye Movement and Desensitization.