Trauma, physical and sexual abuse counseling can help in today’s world. Traumatic events affect many people from different backgrounds. Today, we know how trauma affects the mental and physical health of those impacted by emotionally disturbing events or experiences. Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event(s) can develop emotional responses
such as anger, deep sadness, guilt, anxiety, low self-esteem and often PTSD. Major events – fire, flood, personal tragedy – or news headlines about sexual assault can trigger past traumatic experiences.
Substance abuse, isolation, developing unhealthy or abusive relationships are ways people cope with trauma, physical and sexual abuse. Seeking psychotherapy and opening up about your past trauma not only helps manage the consequences of trauma but allows the healing process to begin. Seeking professional help from a talk therapist can help to make you feel whole again.
At Pacific Psychotherapy Associates, we are a group of highly trained psychotherapists
with a wide range of experience. We work with physical and emotional trauma and physical and sexual abuse. It is estimated by RAINN
that a person is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds and 24 people per minute are victims of physical abuse as reported by HOTLINE
. Seeking help is the first line of defense. We do, however, understand how challenging that can be for many. Some people feel ashamed about coming forward and admitting they are/were a victim of abuse. Others find it hard to seek help because they live with their attacker. Yet, should you choose to seek our help, we can help you open up about the trauma you experience(d). We can help you cope with your emotions, devise a plan to reduce your stress and allow the healing process to begin.
It is important to seek help from a mental health professional if you have suffered from a traumatic experience in your life. Whether the experience is physical, emotional or sexual abuse, a professional counselor can help you. As mental health counselors, it’s important for us to collaborate with you to properly assess and support your mental health needs. Together, we will work towards healing you.