YOUR SEXUAL TRAUMA TREATMENT PLAN IS DEVELOPED JUST FOR YOU, THEN EVALUATED DAILY TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE HEALING PATH.
At Sabino Recovery, we have created a safe, nurturing environment for survivors of sexual abuse that provides the support necessary to heal. Sexual trauma 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. Sexual trauma does not have to be violent to be traumatic. Sexual abuse 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.
For those whose sexual trauma occurred in childhood the feelings of shame and the instinct to blame themselves can be much stronger. As adults, they may be less skilled at self-protection and may unknowingly put themselves in danger of further victimization and exploitation by being more vulnerable in dangerous situations.
WHY IS SABINO RECOVERY TRAUMA TREATMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Sexual trauma causes lasting changes in the areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotion, thought, and memory. When your brain is hijacked in this way, regaining control is difficult, no matter how long ago the trauma occurred.
Yet your brain is resilient and so are you. The treatment program at Sabino Recovery is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. Your resilience is a powerful force.
At Sabino Recovery treatment plans are developed around the very specific needs of each resident. There are no “treatment tracks,” which means your treatment plan is developed after you arrive. In addition, progress is closely monitored and the multi-disciplinary team makes real-time adjustments based on your progress and your needs.
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 are driving the PTSD symptoms. There is equal emphasis on psychotherapy, including equine therapy, somatic experience, EMDR, and neuro-psychodrama, as well as medical treatment and integrative therapies, which include adventure therapies, acupuncture, yoga, and massage. Since trauma “lives” in the body all of these modalities, beyond traditional talk therapy, is vital to true recovery.
To learn more about Sabino Recovery’s unique treatment program visit Our Approach
In the video below, Clinical Director Peggy Holt describes our “nurture, nudge” approach
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF SEXUAL TRAUMA?
Those who have survived sexual trauma 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 sexual trauma. Ours is an environment of kindness, empathy, and trust which allows our residents to do the hard work of recovery.