Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, or sexual trauma can be outwardly violent or not. It can be one event or a series of events over a prolonged period of time. Sexual trauma takes place in various forms of molestation, rape, uncomfortable touching or fondling, sexual harassment, verbal intimidation of harm if you do not perform sexual acts, being coerced or manipulated into prostitution.

Many incidences of sexual betrayal occur in the hands of loved ones, where trust is broken and the child is betrayed. It is no wonder then why many adults molested as children find it difficult to trust others.

Are you a male or female victim of sexual abuse?

  • Are you feeling captive and prisoner to your childhood abuse?
  • Are you struggling with anxiety or depression due to childhood sexual abuse?
  • Do you feel shame, anxiety, depression, low self esteem due to sexual abuse?
  • Do you live your life feeling guarded or protected?
  • Are you unable to trust or allow people to get close to you?

It is also common after sexual trauma- to have feelings of shame, fear, grief, depression, anxiety, distrust, and anger. It makes sense that the world may feel unsafe to you after trauma, and part of the grief experienced is grieving the loss of a safe world, as you once knew it.

You are not alone in your experience. Therapy can be a place for people to explore and address these deep-rooted conflicts and help process these abusive experiences, identifying any fragmented parts of yourself that arise. It is possible to move forward from sexual trauma with a guide who will support you, listen to your story and hold your pain within a safe container;


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