Counseling for survivors of sexual assault or abusive relationships
What happened to you is not your fault. You didn’t ask for this and you do not deserve to be treated this way.
That’s what we want you to know right now. Of course, we’ve not yet earned your trust. That’s okay. After an assault or while you are dealing with the effects of a violent relationship, it can be very difficult to trust others. Perhaps, you’re actually prone to trusting people too much or getting into a pattern of unstable relationships. The effects of trauma are long-lasting and often affect people in very different ways. No matter how you cope with trauma, it can be helpful to work with a therapist you feel comfortable with.
Common Reasons to Begin Trauma Therapy for Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence in Raleigh, NC
Although every survivor of sexual and relationship violence deals with their experience differently, we know that there are some common signs or symptoms that might be more concerning. These signs of PTSD or trauma can include:
- risky behaviors
- eating disorders
- sleep disturbances
- physiological disorders including chronic pain
- paranoia & fear
Some trauma survivors have difficulty making decisions on their own, being overly dependent on others. This can also look like having difficulty handling emotions in a healthy, productive way. Often, a person who has been abused pushes others away or even becomes easily attached very quickly.
Survivors of trauma can feel like they are very needy of others for reassurance. What we want you to know now is that you are strong, capable, and do not have to depend on anyone for your strength. However, for the time being, counseling can help you feel more like yourself and less like a victim. YOU can feel free. You can feel strong and capable again. Counseling with Foundations Family Therapy can help.
Counseling for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Works
Through therapy, you have the opportunity to connect with yourself in a safe and controlled space. Your mind, body, and spirit can feel calm again. When you finally feel safe in your body, you can do the work to process traumatic experiences in a complete and healing way. With the guidance of our expert trauma therapists, you will learn to regulate disturbing emotions as they arise. Trauma therapy can help you restore your natural sense of safety and security, with a renewed trust in your instincts and intuition. Finally, in therapy, you can instill hope for the future and develop healthy patterns of living a more full life.
Foundations Family Therapy Can Help You Feel Free
After therapy in our Raleigh, NC or Fuquay Varina locations, our clients say they feel ”free”. You can also get support throughout the state with our online therapy in North Carolina. No matter how you connect with our therapists, you will feel empowered. More in control of your emotions. Survivors of domestic and sexual violence can feel healthier, and then better able to engage in healthy relationships. In fact, trauma therapists can help survivors of trauma know what you want in a partner. You will be able to express emotions in a positive way so you feel truly heard and understood. We want you to feel comfortable asking to have your needs met in a productive way.
Survivors Can Get Online Therapy in North Carolina
It might be too hard to get into our Raleigh or Fuquay Varina therapy locations right now. But, that does not mean you cannot still get therapy for yourself or a loved one. Of course, this might not be the best option for everyone. But, if you feel safe to utilize video therapy in North Carolina, we can help now. You, your children, and anyone else who might need assistance right now can get help online. We provide online trauma therapy for anyone who lives in the state. Read on for more information about online counseling in North Carolina!
Start Counseling for Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault in North Carolina
At our Fuquay Varina and Raleigh counseling clinics, our caring therapists listed below specialize in counseling for families dealing with the effects of PTSD, sexual assault, and domestic violence. To start therapy with us at Foundations, follow these simple steps:
- Contact us at (919) 285-4802
- Meet with a trauma-informed family therapist
- Begin your journey toward healing and hope
Other Counseling Services at Foundations Family Therapy:
Our team of therapists can offer you and your family supportive counseling for a wide range of concerns. We provide services for teens and young adults, anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, and marriage and couples counseling. Take the first step toward a better life by calling today.