As a child, I was sexually abused by a family group friend. This thoughtless, abusive act has forever changed my life. It has not only 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 have struggled with self-esteem and anger issues, trusting others, accepting help from others, self-injurious behavior and a bunch of other issues which I could directly relate to my abuse as a child.
For several years, I have attended therapy and have cycled through numerous different therapists and counselors. It’s not that each and every of my counselors or therapists wasn’t good as what they did. On the contrary, each professional with whom I worked in regard to my experience played an essential role in my healing process. Each one of these, in some way, affected me positively in my continuing recovery.
My journey through counseling is not even over, in reality, it is merely at its beginning stages. For several years, I have attended individual counseling. In individual counseling, I have learned to talk about 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 attended group counseling which provides a dynamic like no other I are finding in any one of my other therapy. In group therapy, I associated with and found friends in other survivors and created a kinship that can’t be created in any other way than to own experienced similar situations. I learned new coping skills from other survivors and gained an expression of empowerment from the strong group of survivors with whom I attended the group.
As I have, you too can heal from your sexual abuse experience(s) with the assistance of sexual abuse counseling. Through counseling, you’ll learn new ways to manage your experience and learn to love yourself for who you are. You’ll learn that the abuse wasn’t and is not your fault because it is not. You are able to gain a healthy self-esteem and self-understanding. When you yourself have been sexually abused, counseling might help!