Survivors of Sexual Abuse
As many as one in three girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused at some point in their childhood.1 It is possible that out of 100 people you know, as many as 20 to 30 of those were sexually abused as children.2
“Sexual assault is an incredibly personal and destructive crime. Its effects on victims and their loved ones can be felt psychologically, emotionally, and physically. They can be brief in duration or last a very long time.”3 They can also resurface, unwelcomed, at later points in life.
If you are an adult survivor of sexual abuse, you are not alone, and I am here to listen. If you have a child who has been abused, it is important to get them help and continue to support their healing as they grow.
Sexual Abuse Therapy helps you or your child address feelings of:
Guilt, Shame and Blame
Grieving what was lost
Ambivalence towards the abuser
Sexual Abuse Therapy helps if you are struggling with:
Coping with daily life activities
Sexual Abuse history getting in the way of your relationship
Discomfort with sex
Difficulty setting limits and boundaries
Flashbacks and PTSD symptoms
1Briere, J., Eliot, D.M. Prevalence and Psychological Sequence of Self-Reported Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse in General Population: Child Abuse and Neglect, 2003, 27 10).)
3www.rainn.org Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
Allison Rimland, Licsensed Professional Counselor
Greenwood Village Counseling
7000 E. Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111