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

Abuse in all of its forms is alarmingly common in our society, and those who have survived it and those who are still experiencing it deserve to have some help to heal the emotional wounds and reunite themselves with a sense of safety, peace and self-confidence.

The aftermath can haunt people for years and can contribute to poor emotional and mental health. People who’ve been victims often feel ashamed, and often blame themselves. These people often display many of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Although there can be some very deep-seated wounds, there are methods to heal these wounds and help the those who have experienced it become thriving survivors.

Abuse has no regard for age, socioeconomic and marital status, race, religion or how intelligent a person might be. In other words, it can happen to anyone—both women and men—and it has happened to more people than most 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.

Facts about emotional abuse: 

All abuse causes emotional scars, and while emotional abuse may not leave physical damage, the pain digs in far beneath the skin. You may not be hurt physically, but you are still being abused. Attempts to scare, isolate, or control you are all signs. And they often are a sign that physical abuse will follow.

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