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Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando

Sexual Abuse Orlando

Sexual abuse counseling Orlando is described as any sexual activity (physical, verbal, visual) which is emotionally and/or physically harmful. It exploits another in attempts to gain or meet that persons emotional or sexual need. Sexual abuse is an unwanted or undesired sexual activity. Perpetrators use force, make harmful threats and take advantage of their victims that do not give consent. Most of the time the perpetrator knows the victim.

Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando

Who It Affects

Statistics show us that one out of four females and up to 10% of males endure sexual abuse as a child. Often because the incident is not reported, researchers and experts agree that the number of occurrences is much greater. It is reported that men especially have much more difficulty reporting sexual abuse. This is due to shame and the pressure of society and how they may be viewed.

Denial is the most commonly used defense mechanism for the abused survivors. It is painful to think about. Sharing the abuse and memories with another. There are endless negative costs to not receiving treatment and counseling. The most common area that the survivor will suffer in is with relationships. They tend to live double lives. It is easier to push or suppress the memory in order to “get along” and be in relationships in a normal way. Honesty and trust is difficult to give and to gain. Bouts of depression, perfectionism and anxiety are common.

Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando Fl
Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando Fl

Statistics show us that one out of four females and up to 10% of males endure sexual abuse as a child. Often because the incident is not reported, researchers and experts agree that the number of occurrences is much greater. It is reported that men especially have much more difficulty reporting sexual abuse. This is due to shame and the pressure of society and how they may be viewed.

Denial is the most commonly used defense mechanism for the abused survivors. It is painful to think about. Sharing the abuse and memories with another. There are endless negative costs to not receiving treatment and counseling. The most common area that the survivor will suffer in is with relationships. They tend to live double lives. It is easier to push or suppress the memory in order to “get along” and be in relationships in a normal way. Honesty and trust is difficult to give and to gain. Bouts of depression, perfectionism and anxiety are common.

Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando

Effects

School

  • Truancy
  • Isolation
  • Dropping out or failing classes

Emotional/Cognitive

  • Depression
  • Fear and Phobia
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of Shame
  • Guilt
  • Suicidal ideas or self injury

Social/Interpersonal

  • Explosive anger and Aggression
  • Antisocial or conduct disorder
  • Leaving and running away from home, family and friends.

Physical/Sexual Functioning

  • Complaints of physical symptoms (stomachaches, headaches).
  • Prostitution and/or Promiscuity
  • Problems with sexual identity

Compulsive/Addictive Behaviors

Seeking Sexual Abuse Counseling Orlando

Therapy helps the survivor express and be able to process the very difficult emotions. Victims can learn the self care they need to start recovering. It includes recovering the mind, body and spirit. They can learn to start trusting again and find hope for the future.

At Life Counseling Orlando, the true path to healing involves intense and necessary work.

  • Believing it did happen.
  • Having the ability to tell your story.
  • Truly trusting and believing that the sexual abuse was not and never will be your fault.
  • Processing anger, shame and guilt that you have been holding onto.
  • Understanding how others lives around are affected.
  • Having the ability and time to grieve.
  • Correcting distorted and dysfunctional maladaptive behaviors and thoughts. Those that stem from the sexual abuse.

A direct result of the abuse is that our thinking becomes distorted. It can lead you down a road of pain and suffering. Reshape your life. Together in a collaborative team approach we will get your life on the right track. The track that leads to self love, awareness and peace. Call now and lets start the healing.

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