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. Finding abuse help is necessary to overcome the obstacles it creates in many facets of our personal and everyday lives.
The effects that abuse has on one’s life can feel completely overwhelming and while the desire to keep these issues to yourself or to handle them on your own may be present it is never the right answer. Getting abuse help is the best way move on, improve your life, and to undo the damage that an abuser has caused. One of the most difficult things to come terms with other than admitting that you need assistance, is actually taking the step to getting the help that is needed to get better. There is no shame in having been the victim of abuse, and the best way to triumph over it is through the professional assistance.
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. A skilled abuse therapist will be able to help you identify an approach that is right for you when it comes to moving forward. Therapy can get you the assistance you need in developing self-compassion, self care strategies and learn how to trust again.