Sexual Abuse Counseling Will Help You Get Your Feelings Out.
We are the experts in working with survivors of Sexual Violence.
Survivors of sexual abuse often avoid addressing the painful memories of their past. Although speaking of these experiences can be challenging, it can be liberating as well. That’s why, expressing those emotions is the beginning of taking back what the sexual abuse has taken from you.
Often a survivor struggles with feelings of numbness, fear of intimacy, shame for “allowing the incident to happen” and many more emotions. However, while it is be challenging to face these emotions, utilizing these emotions as the basis for healing helps with self-love and recovery.
Sexual violence can lead to survivors having difficulty identifying and validating their own thoughts and emotions. Counseling helps survivors express and value their own emotions again.
Sexual abuse can lead to painful emotions like anger, guilt, and shame. Sexual abuse counseling can help you gain a new perspective on life. After facing emotions, survivors have the opportunity to challenge the way they see themselves and create new hope for their future.
Sexual Abuse Counseling
Together, we will create a safe space for you to share your experience. Speaking your truth can bring clarity and help you gain insight in how your past experiences impacts your life. Developing an awareness about your thoughts and behaviors in regards to relationships and sexuality is a powerful experience. Once you gain insight and bring compassion to these patters and their origins, the ability to make more productive choices becomes possible.
During counseling the focus will be on:
- Telling your story
- Believing it happened
- Believing the abuse was NOT your fault
- Dealing with and processing anger
- Understanding how the abuse affected your life
- Grieving losses
- Correcting dysfunctional behaviors stemming from the abuse
Your future does not have to be defined by your past.
If you need help taking back your life after an experience of sexual abuse or sexual violence, speaking with a counselor is the beginning your own healing process.