Survivors of Abuse and Sexual Assault
One of the most basic human needs is to feel safe. Without a secure sense of safety in the world it is difficult to grow and thrive. When that sense of safety is destroyed, when we are assaulted whether by someone we know or love, or by a stranger it can be devastating. We often feel frozen, unable to function or move on with our lives.
Symptoms of trauma include flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty sleeping and eating, loss of interest in the things and people we love and difficulty handling normal life. If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone.
Violence, threats, sexual assault and violation are a profound affront to our souls. There is help available. One particularly effective approach is EMDR therapy combined with supportive counseling.
Please contact us for more information about available resources and to discuss what kind of support would be most helpful to you.