COMMON ISSUES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

  Flashbacks and Intrusive Memories
  Nightmares and/or Sleep Disturbances
  Dissociation and/or Spacing/Numbing Out
  Anxiety, Hypervigilance and/or Panic Attacks
  Low Self-Esteem, Guilt and/or Self Blame
  Self Destructive Behaviors and/or Addictions
  Depression
  Difficulty with Relationships and/or Sexual Intimacy
  Sexual Compulsions
  Somatic/Physical Symptoms

TEN WEEK THERAPY GROUP FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS

Participation in a group and hearing about other survivors experiences is a normalizing experience and often frees the survivor from feeling crazy, dirty, alien or different. This group was designed to provide a safe and supportive environment in which women could tell their stories, end the shame and guilt associated with the abuse, break the isolation and receive support.

Benefits of group work with women who experienced childhood sexual abuse are:

  • Identification with other members
  • Acknowledgement of the abuse and the subsequent breaking of unhealthy secrets
  • Provision of a support network
  • Exploration of emotions and beliefs
  • Provision of a safe context and catalyst for challenging beliefs and childhood messages
  • A safe place for grieving

Susan M. Hall, M.Ed, LPC, NCC


Home Page | Resource Links | Top of Page

© Susan M. Hall, M.Ed., LPC, NCC    Phone and Fax: 314-994-9988    Susan@susanhalllpc.com
939 Gardenview Office Parkway    Creve Coeur, MO 63141