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Sexual Abuse Treatment

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  2. Sexual Abuse Treatment and Breaking the Trauma Bond
  3. Therapies for Sexual Abuse Treatment

Sexual abuse treatment is a type of care that requires a skilled therapist to walk the patient through the physical, emotional and spiritual pain they have experienced. In most cases, treatment will deal with rape, incest or childhood trauma leaving victims of the abuse with horrific emotional scars with which to resolve. To locate a safe and effective residential treatment center for sexual abuse call our toll-free helpline at (800) 943-0566. Operators are standing by 24/7 to take your confidential call.

Treatment for sexual abuse, especially for those that have turned to drugs and other self-destructive behaviors as a way to cope with the pain, is best provided in residential treatment. It is not uncommon for a person entering treatment to begin acting out as they begin to address the pain. They have not yet developed healthy coping skills and all they know is what they have learned.

As people begin to participate in treatment their self hatred, anxiety, depression, rage and a need to prove they are not worthy of love all begin to escalate. Residential treatment, therapy and possibly medication can help manage those feelings.

In addition to the emotions mentioned above, it is quite common for someone entering treatment to have co-occurring mental health disorders to deal with. These mental health or psychiatric disorders can range from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorder or a mood disorder.

Sexual Abuse Treatment and Breaking the Trauma Bond

One of the main focuses of sexual abuse treatment lies in helping the patient break the bond between the traumatic event and who they are. Most people entering this type of treatment are still tied to that event and the feelings that it produced. By helping the patient "go back" and revisit and relive that event, the therapist can help the patient work towards separating what happened to them and to not let what happened define who they are which takes time, patience and trust.

Therapies for Sexual Abuse Treatment

There are various types of therapies clinicians utilize to provide an effective level of treatment and some of these therapies include:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group process
  • Experiential psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Art, music and recreational therapy
  • Self esteem building
  • Communication skills class

One of the things our professional staff will do for you in your search for state-of-the-art residential treatment for sexual abuse is find a safe program for you that is affordable and of quality.

Our nationwide database allows us access to some of the best programs that treat co-occurring sexual abuse trauma and substance dependency across the nation. Don't wait any longer to get treatment for sexual abuse. Call us toll-free at (800) 943-0566 and experience all the rewards recovery has to offer. Operators are standing by 24 hours a day to take your confidential call.

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