Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse often bring on feelings of shame and self loathing, believing there must have been something you could have done to stop or diminish the abuse.
At Sabino Recovery, we create a safe, nurturing, and validating environment for survivors of abuse that provide the support necessary to heal.
Abuse takes many forms. It can be one event or a series of events that may escalate over time. Sexual harassment, rape, inappropriate touching, being pressured to engage in sexual activity by threat of harm are all forms of sexual trauma. Belittling, gaslighting, igorning, and stonewalling are all manipulations utilized by perpetrators and can leave a victim feeling as though they are the “crazy” one. Sexual, verbal, and emotional 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 isolated, invalidated, and stigmatized by those unwilling to honor the effects.
Abuse of any kind is traumatic when the person involved feels a sense of fear, helplessness, injury or threat of injury. 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, developing treatment modalities that fit your specific needs, and address the complexities of your situation.
The highly experienced clinical and medical staff prescribes a custom blend of medical, psychological and integrative therapies to most effectively treat you as a whole person and core issues of trauma 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.