1 in 4 Americans will have experienced sexual abuse in their life, yet an even fewer number will ever reveal this to someone. This is unfortunate because a large part of healing from this type of trauma is getting support and working to identify how this experience has impacted your story, your journey and your current life circumstances. Sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape are all considered to be traumatic experiences and many times people who have survived such incidents go on to meet criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s best to meet with therapist so that they can more fully evaluate the extent of your symptoms and asses whether you meet criteria for PTSD or not.
We realize it can be very difficult to open up to someone new about such a sensitive event in your life, but we promise to be non-judgmental and welcoming in our approach with you. It’s not uncommon for survivors of sexual abuse to take longer to feel comfortable with their therapist or to open up about their experience and that is okay! We want to come alongside you at your own pace while gently nudging you to your goals.
Our therapists are trained in various trauma modalities that are proven to effectively decrease symptoms related to sexual trauma. The therapies include but are not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Community Resiliency Model (CRM), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).