Emotional and Spiritual Healing from All Types of Abuse


What if you could transform your pain to power and purpose?

Vulnerable, courageous, and deeply personal, Unbraided provides a path to experience breakthrough and healing from abuse. Using journaling exercises, biblical principles, and her one-of-a-kind 7 Steps Toward Healing framework, Unbraided is a reflective journey toward a life with renewed energy, unshakeable confidence, and unquestionable purpose.

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Karla Monterrosa shows you how to heal from abuse and thrive in your faith, family, and purpose.

Karla Monterrosa experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuses early in her life. She was able to take those negative experiences and use them as fuel to propel her forward for a time, accomplishing personal, educational, and professional successes. Eventually, within the stresses and pressures of marriage and motherhood, her scars became utterly exposed. She realized that her past was beginning to harm her family in the present, and it was then she chose to take courageous steps to heal from abuse—to become the woman, wife, and mother they deserve.

If you’re ready to experience healing from abuse, Unbraided will help you get healthy emotionally and spiritually so you can cultivate the self-confidence and courage needed to follow through to freedom. Learn how to deal with the long-term effects of abuse—fear, shame, lack of trust, and anger—in order to build strong relationships, enjoy intimacy, and experience joy.

Is Unbraided for You?

Imagine feeling healthy, supported, and free to live out your purpose.

Unbraided is for you if…


You desire to deepen your faith but are unsure how.


You are ready to take bold action but don’t know where to begin.


You continue to struggle with the wounds of your past and don’t know how to get free.


You know someone who experienced abuse and want to support them better.

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“Karla is a truly transparent communicator who, with God’s help, has uncovered her true self and inspires others to find their authentic selves. She speaks from a place of deep healing and it is palpable.”

Cydelia Miranda Storey

Latin American Bible Institute

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Unbraided Life, is a community for women survivors of abuse. A supportive network where you can continue your healing journey, live out your purpose, and enjoy a healthy and thriving life.

Karla Monterrosa

Karla Monterrosa, is a an author, keynote speaker, and women’s empowerment coach who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of women and families. Karla is a certified Mending the Soul support group facilitator, but it’s her almost two decades of experience in community and economic development that make her programming practical, unique, and transformational. She understands what motivates, inspires, and ultimately leads people to unlock their power. As a survivor of abuse herself, she is passionate about leveraging her skills to help others overcome their past. She believes everyone has a God-given purpose, and through her unique coaching program, Unbraided Life (www.unbraidedlife.com), Karla guides survivors of abuse to discover their specific needs and develop actionable strategies. Through honest self-reflection, biblical principles, and her one-of-a-kind 7 Steps Toward Healing framework, Karla knows she can awaken what has been in you all along.

Why I Wrote The Book



Childhood abuse has profound and long-lasting effects that manifest themselves in subtle and devastating ways in our lives. Unless we know it, they remain a part of us, wreaking havoc. Once we are aware, we can begin to take steps to change this. 


Healing and breaking the cycle of abuse is possible, and it begins with you. I want to lead you toward the path of healing and give you essential tools to make healing a reality in your life.


When a woman is healthy emotionally and spiritually, she is stronger, more creative, and genuinely influential within her family and community. She becomes an agent of change in the lives of others.

Additional Support

As you dive into the book, you may feel overwhelmed by your emotions at times.

If you are finding it difficult to get through your reactions alone, seek help. A friend, counselor, pastor, or mentor can be a great partner and shoulder for you to lean on as you move through your healing journey.  Here are some resources you can turn to for support.

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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

—Romans 8:28 

recommended counseling resources

Brea, Costa Mesa, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, and South Bay

Center for Individual and Family Therapy

San Fernando Valley

Christian Based Counseling for Women

Free resource in South Orange County

Saddleback Church Counseling Ministry 

Orange County

Hope Culture Counseling 

Additional Support

No one deserves to experience abuse of any kind, for any reason.

If you suspect that a child has been, or is in danger of, abuse or neglect,  contact the county Children’s Protective Services 24-hour emergency response phone. You may also contact the police or county sheriff.

Abuse can take many forms. If you are unsure if you are currently in an abusive relationship,  learn about the various types of domestic violence here.

If you have concerns about what’s happening in your relationship, get help. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

Search for additional resources near you at Me Too’s movement’s  HEALING RESOURCES LIBRARY.

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