Sexual Trauma

You can’t ‘just forget it.’

What happened makes you feel alone, ashamed, and unable to talk about it.

The reactions to sexual trauma are varied.

For some, intimacy becomes difficult – or impossible.

Others jump if anyone gets too close.

Or maybe you have become hypersexual. You find yourself having sex with different people in an effort to get the pain to go away.

All are the experiences of those who have been sexually assaulted.

You feel empty inside and don’t know how to get past the pain.

#metoo

The #metoo movement has caused there to be more conversations about sexual trauma.

Women are not the only victims. Men are, too.

Most survivors of sexual assault don’t report their assault or trauma to anyone.

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes, and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 38 men will have been raped or have had someone attempt to rape them. And 1 in 14 men will have been forced to penetrate someone in their lifetime.

While studies show that civilian rates of sexual assault are going down, rates for military sexual assault are going up.

According to DOD’s Fiscal Year 2018 report on Sexual Assault in the Military, .7% of men and 6.2% of women experience sexual assault, and 6.3% of men and 24.2% of women experience sexual harassment.

The #metoo movement has reopened the wounds for many people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, as people have been reminded of their own experiences.

There is hope!

You are not alone. From the statistics listed above, either you or someone you know will have experienced sexual assault/trauma/harassment during your lifetime.

Psychotherapy can help you overcome the pain of the past by processing what occurred. EMDR treatment is one of many ways to process what has happened so that it no longer holds you captive.

Neurofeedback can help with the hypervigilance you experience that leaves you feeling you are not safe.

We will support you and listen to you. We will not judge or shame you.

Call us today at (719) 323-3094 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.

Your life is worth it!