Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma
What is Sexual Abuse Trauma?
Sexual abuse is a different type of trauma because of the shame it instills in the victim. With childhood sexual abuse, victims are often too young to know how to express what is happening and seek out help. When not properly treated, this can result in a lifetime of depression and anxiety.
Outcomes of Sexual Abuse
By far the most common effect of sexual abuse is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms can extend far into adulthood and can include withdrawn behavior, avoidance of circumstances that remind one of the event, and physiological hyper-reactivity.
Symptoms of Sexual Abuse:
Low Self Esteem
Withdrawal and Mistrust
Difficulty Relating to Others
Sensitivity to Physical Touch
Compulsive or Avoidant of Sexual Behaviors
Self Harm/ Self Destructive Behavior
It’s crucial for survivors of sexual abuse to seek counseling to decrease or to prevent PTSD symptoms.
Treatment Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Related PTSD at Milestones at Onsite
At Milestones at Onsite, we want you to know that we stand behind you one hundred percent. We want to support you and walk with you into your recovery. We believe in unconditional love and provide a safe environment for you to do the work that has been needed for a long time. We are here to help and we’d be honored to have the opportunity to show up for you and help you discover joy in your life.