Counseling for Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse | Ken Donaldson LMHC

Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse Can Victimize Women and Men

The aftermath of abuse can haunt people for years and can contribute to poor emotional and mental health. People who’ve been victims of abuse often feel ashamed of the abuse, and often blame themselves.

These people often display many of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Although abuse can cause some very deep-seated wounds, there are methods to heal these wounds and help the “victims” become thriving survivors. I’m fortunate to have the tools, training and experience to help former victims of abuse become one of those thriving survivors.

Abuse has no regard for age, socioeconomic and marital status, race, religion or how intelligent a person might be. In other words, abuse can happen to anyone, and has happened to more people then “we” would like to acknowledge.

Consider the following:

  • Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted).
  • From 2009-2013, Child Protective Services agencies substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate that, 63,000 children a year were victims of sexual abuse.
  • 66% of victims of sexual assault and rape are age 12-17.
  • 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • Over 25 million people in the United States have been stalked by a former intimate partner in their lifetime. 
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

 

With emotional abuse, you may not be hurt physically, but you are still being abused.

Attempts to scare, isolate, or control you are all signs of emotional abuse. And they often are a sign that physical abuse will follow.

You may be experiencing emotional abuse if someone:

  • Monitors what you’re doing all the time
  • Accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Tries to stop you from going to work or school
  • Gets angry in a way that is frightening to you
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Threatens to hurt you or people you care about
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, “If I can’t have you then no one can.
  • Decides things for you that you should decide (like what to wear or eat)

No one has the right to hurt you in any way, physically or emotionally. It’s time for you to get on the healing path. Call and we’ll discuss the best treatment options for you. You deserve to be happy and to have a positive view of the future.

 

Call (727) 394-7325

Personal and Confidential Counseling for Survivors of
Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

 

 

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