As a kid, I was sexually abused by a family 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’ve struggled with self-esteem and anger issues, trusting others, accepting help from others, self-injurious behavior and a host of other conditions which I could directly interact with my abuse as a child.
For many years, I’ve attended therapy and have cycled through numerous 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 regarding my experience played an essential role in my own healing process. Each one, for some reason, affected me positively in my own continuing recovery.
My journey through counseling is not even over, in reality, it is just at its beginning stages. For many years, I’ve attended individual counseling. In individual counseling, I have learned 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 have attended group counseling which supplies a dynamic like no other I have found in some of my other therapy. In group therapy, I related to and found friends in other survivors and created a kinship that cannot be created in every other way than to own 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 help of sexual abuse counseling. Through counseling, you will learn new ways to cope with your experience and figure out how 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 healthier self-esteem and self-understanding. If you have been sexually abused, counseling can help!