Sexual Trauma Treatment
Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse often bring on feelings of shame and self-blame or loathing, believing there must have been something you could have done to stop or diminish the abuse. Both loathing and self-blame are a part of the trauma narrative, here at Sabino Recovery our highly experienced team provides the proper patient care supplies in order to aid in the healing and recovery process for each of our residents.
At Sabino Recovery, we create a safe, nurturing, and validating environment for sexual abuse survivors that provides the support necessary to heal. We cannot promise to end sexual violence altogether, but we can provide information about physical distancing strategies and the proper personal protective equipment items in an attempt to decrease the unfortunate commonality of sexual assaults and domestic violence.
Abuse takes many forms. It can be one event or a series of events that may escalate over time. Sexual harassment, sexual violence, rape, inappropriate touching, unwanted sexual advances, being pressured to engage in sexual activity by threat of harm are all forms of sexual trauma. Belittling, gaslighting, ignoring, and stonewalling are all manipulations utilized by perpetrators and can leave survivors of sexual assault feeling scared and as though they are the “crazy” ones. Verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse are often difficult to explain or understand as there are no visual scars to prove its existence, yet the aftermath can leave a victim feeling painful emotions, isolated, invalidated, and stigmatized by those unwilling to honor the effects.
Emotional abuse, physical abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse are all too common occurrences in our society. The effects of trauma are devastating on the victim, especially childhood sexual abuse. Sabino Recovery is dedicated to providing a safe environment in which to provide sexual knowledge, warning signs, physical distancing strategies, and a place to heal.
Abuse of any kind is traumatic when the person involved feels a sense of fear, helplessness, physical pain, or threat of physical pain. The level of perceived threat and traumatic reaction to that threat is very individualized and almost impossible to anticipate.
How Can Sabino Recovery Help You Heal From Abuse?
Healing from abuse is not a one size fits all endeavor. There are many factors that determine the appropriate treatment regimen. From the onset of your stay at Sabino Recovery, our trained and compassionate staff will work with you offering professional help to develop treatment modalities that fit your specific needs and address the complexities of your traumatic memories.
The highly experienced clinical and medical staff prescribes a custom blend of medical, psychological, behavioral therapy, and integrative therapies to most effectively treat you as a whole person and core issues of traumatic events that resulted in exposure to abusive experiences.
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What Are Symptoms of Sexual, Emotional, and Verbal Abuse?
Those who have survived abuse can experience a wide range of symptoms making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. These include:
- Difficulty trusting
- Sexual anxiety and disorders, including having too many or unsafe sexual partners.
- Difficulty setting safe limits with others and relationship problems.
- Poor body image and low self-esteem.
- Self-harm, or eating problems.
We are experts at working with the guilt, shame, and relationship troubles that often accompany abuse of any kind. Ours is an environment of kindness, empathy, and trust. This allows our residents to feel validated and empowered to address those areas of their lives holding them back from feeling a sense of safety and security.