Therapists of Torture Survivors

It can be difficult for torture survivors to trust health professionals enough to talk about their traumatic experiences, especially if doctors were complicit in their torture. On the other side, therapists of torture survivors have to guard against burn-out from listening to harrowing accounts of inhuman treatment. Yet for the staff at these treatment centers, the work is a privilege.

“It’s an honor to be able to do it.”

Katherine Porterfield

Staff Psychologist

 Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, New York

Helping the traumatized community to heal.

Neal Porter

Director of International Services

Erin Morgan


The Center for Victims of Torture

Coming from personal experience…

Ana Deutsch

Co-Founder, former Clinical Director

Program For Victims Of Torture