Millions of people across the world have experienced sexual violence at some point within their lifetime. Due to increased awareness, survivors are realizing they are not alone and are seeking help and/or speaking out about what happened to them.
What is sexual violence? Sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent from the survivor. Sexual violence can include behaviors such as attempted rape, rape, or fondling or unwanted sexual touching to name a few.
Whether you have experienced one or multiple assaults, experienced sexual violence as an adult or as a child, no matter what your gender, no matter what your sexual orientation, the trauma symptoms from sexual violence can impact every area of your life. Inability to concentrate, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, sleep disturbances, nightmares, feeling tense or jumpy, memory problems, obsessive thinking, and changes in sexual behaviors are just some of the trauma symptoms you may be experiencing if you have been sexually assaulted.
Therapy can assist you in identifying and treating the specific trauma reactions you have been experiencing from your assault(s). You can also gain productive coping skills to help you manage triggers and trauma reactions. You can re-establish healthy sexual experiences and intimacy into your romantic relationships. You can feel a sense of ownership and control over your body again in a healthy way. Whether you were sexually assaulted as an adult or as a child, recently or years ago, assaulted once or numerous times, you can heal. There is hope! I want to help you achieve the healing you have been wanting to have. If you are ready, call me to begin your journey.
Survivors of sexual violence can also experience feelings of guilt or shame that prevent them from seeking help. THE SEXUAL ASSAULT YOU EXPERIENCED IS NOT YOUR FAULT. Healing is possible and you do not have to go the process alone!