As a young child, I was sexually abused by a family group friend. This thoughtless, abusive act has forever changed my life. It has not just changed who I am 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 number of other issues which I will directly relate to my abuse as a child.
For quite some time, I have attended therapy and have cycled through several different therapists and counselors. It is 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 regard to my experience played an important role in my own healing process. Each one of these, for some reason, affected me positively in my own continuing recovery.
My journey through counseling is not yet over, in fact, it is simply at its beginning stages. For quite some time, I have attended individual counseling. In individual counseling, I discovered to go over my fears and other emotions, understand where my underlying issues originate and how to regulate my emotions and avoid potentially dangerous situations עונג נשי. I also have attended group counseling which supplies a dynamic like no other I have discovered in any one of my other therapy. In group therapy, I connected with and found friends in other survivors and created a kinship that can’t be created in some other way than to have experienced similar situations. I learned new coping skills from other survivors and gained a sense of empowerment from the strong group of survivors with whom I attended the group.
As I have, 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’ll learn that the abuse was not and is not your fault because it is not. You are able to gain a wholesome self-esteem and self-understanding. If you have been sexually abused, counseling can help!