As a young child, I was sexually abused by a family friend. This thoughtless, abusive act has forever changed my life. It’s not just changed who I’m but how I see things, how I view myself, how I make decisions and how I live my life. As a survivor of sexual abuse, I’ve struggled with self-esteem and anger issues, trusting others, accepting help from others, self-injurious behavior and a bunch of other conditions which I could directly connect with my abuse as a child.
For many years, I’ve attended therapy and have cycled through a number of different therapists and counselors. It’s not that each and every of my counselors or therapists was not good as what they did. On the contrary, each professional with whom I worked in regards to my experience played an important role in my healing process. Each one, in some manner, affected me positively in my continuing recovery.
My journey through counseling is not even over, in fact, it is simply at its beginning stages. For many years, I’ve attended individual counseling. In individual counseling, I discovered to discuss my fears and other emotions, understand where my underlying issues originate and how to control my emotions and avoid potentially dangerous situations עונג נשי. I have also attended group counseling which provides a dynamic like no other I have found in any one of my other therapy. In group therapy, I related to and found friends in other survivors and created a kinship that can not be created in some other way than to possess experienced similar situations. I learned new coping skills from other survivors and gained a feeling of empowerment from the strong band of survivors with whom I attended the group.
As I’ve, you too can heal from your own sexual abuse experience(s) with the assistance of sexual abuse counseling. Through counseling, you’ll learn new ways to deal with your experience and learn to love yourself for who you are. You will learn that the abuse was not and is not your fault because it is not. You can gain a wholesome self-esteem and self-understanding. When you have been sexually abused, counseling can help!