Abuse comes in different forms. You may have experiences physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abuse of power, intimate partner violence, control. No matter the abuse you experienced or are currently experiencing, abuse leaves you with psychological wounds that are harder to heal than bodily injuries. Survivors of abuse may find it challenging to cope with intense, often negative feelings that can plague you long after the abuse has ended, and your ability to find peace and happiness in life may be affected.
Survivors of abuse are likely to encounter one or more of psychological issues, such as; depression, anxiety, anger, dissociation, mood issues, PTSD, shame, self-destructive behaviors and/or trust issues. Therapy can help you express and process difficult emotions associated with the abuse. Therapy can help you develop self-compassion, self care strategies and learn how to trust again.