Sexual abuse is a crime that fundamentally changes the way a person relates to the world around them. They may find themselves anxious or depressed, dealing with unwanted memories, and having issues with intimacy. It’s also something that is uniquely linked to shame, with victims feeling like they could or should have done something different to prevent the abuse. 7 Cups is here to offer online sexual abuse therapy for victims and help those seeking to heal or to find empowerment.
A victim of sexual abuse may be left feeling isolated and lonely. It’s often helpful for a victim to understand that he or she is not alone. In the United States, one in five women and one in 71 men will experience assault. Those rates increase during childhood, when one in four girls and one in six boys will be abused. But these crimes are among the least reported with 63 percent not reported to authorities.
Though abuse can take many forms, there are a few that are common. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), a victim may have experienced sexual assault as a child, drug facilitated abuse, incest, abuse by an intimate partner, elder abuse, sexual abuse by a professional or colleague, multiple perpetrator abuse, and more. One thing remains consistent with all forms of abuse: it is never the victim’s fault.
7 Cups exists to bring a listening ear to anyone dealing with the ramifications of sexual abuse. There is hope, and relief from symptoms like depression, anxiety and shame. Many of our therapists can help you find the path towards recovery from the symptoms of sexual abuse. Begin sexual abuse therapy with us today.
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