Childhood Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault
-If you have experienced sexual abuse (childhood or as an adult) or sexual assault, you may walk through the world feeling angry, depressed, confused, and overwhelmed.
-You may also feel disconnected from yourself and the world in general.
-You may dread talking about what happened to you. Or you may want to talk about it but don't know how. You may remember every detail, or only a vague sense that something happened.
-You may resent the effort, time, and money of therapy when the person who did this to you does nothing to take responsibility or make things better.
-Or it was a stranger or date who assaulted you and you're left with the effects and ongoing symptoms including flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety in certain life situations, triggers that remind you of the event, or low self esteem, depression, instability in relationships, etc.
The effects of sexual trauma can affect a person emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Perhaps you no longer understand the world or question your previous spiritual or religious beliefs. Perhaps you no longer feel comfortable to have sexual intimacy. Or you long for closeness but feel trapped by touch and emotional intimacy.
My style is supportive, empathetic, curious, and at times gently directive. I want you to feel empowered as you grieve what has happened to you. Together we will explore the pace and depth that feels right for you.