Sexual Trauma and Victimization
Sexual abuse is defined as un-consented sexual contact in which offenders use force, make threats, or take advantage of victims who are unable to agree. Most victims and offenders are acquainted. Adult and child sexual victimization is a complicated and global problem that happens in a variety of cultures and communities. Sexual activity is either undesired or forced for both child and adult victims of sex crimes in order to fulfill another person’s sexual satisfaction, need for power and control, or financial profit. Information on the frequency and incidence of sex crimes, whether gathered through community surveys or official victimization records, understates the full scope of the problem. The majority of sex crime perpetrators know their victims, and females are more likely to be victims and men are more likely to be perpetrators, regardless of the victim’s age. The reasons for sex offenses vary and are frequently determined by the victims’ sexual maturity (age). Shock, anxiety, or denial are common first emotions to sexual assault.
At First Light Psychological Services, in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY we are providing treatment and coping strategies to the sexual trauma victims to help them feel like themselves again, to overcome the depression and post-traumatic symptoms caused by the distressing event, by helping them to rest and restore their body’s balance, through cognitive behavioral therapy and by helping them avoid drugs and all the negative coping strategies in a bid to move towards a better and stress-free life.
Symptoms of Sexual Trauma and Victimization
Shock, anxiety, or denial are common first emotions to sexual assault. Anxiety, fear, and post-traumatic stress disorder are long-term symptoms. While efforts to cure sex offenders have been ineffective, psychological therapies for survivors, particularly group therapy, tend to be successful.
At First Light Psychological Services, in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY our staff of dedicated professionals is providing wide-ranged diagnostic and symptomatic evaluations for the sexual victims, helping them become a part of effective treatment regimens and coping strategies which is the first step towards moving on from the flashbacks of the distressing event and moving towards a new life.
Treatment Strategies for the Victims of Sexual Trauma:
Are you feeling physically down? Feeling detached from your body or surroundings?, Having trouble concentrating? Using stimulants, risky activities, or physical pain? Compulsively using drugs or alcohol?, Escaping through fantasies, fantasies, or too much use of TV, video games, etc.?, Feeling detached from the world, the people in your life, and the activities you used to enjoy?
At First Light Psychological Services, in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY we believe that Regardless of age or gender, the impact of sexual violence goes far beyond any physical injuries. The trauma of being raped or sexually attacked can be devastating, leaving you feeling frightened, humiliated, and alone or overwhelmed by hallucinations, flashbacks, and other painful memories. The world doesn’t feel like a protected place anymore, we are treating the victims of sexual abuse through our several helpful treatment strategies have and helped a no. of people to move towards a normal life.