You know something is off. You look around and wonder what it would be like to be carefree like other people. You feel alone inside and stuck, like the rest of the world is leaving you behind somehow. Your relationships keep falling apart. You aren’t sure how to get out of this hole you find yourself in.
Since the incident or that time in your life when it was happening over and over again, you feel like a shell of the person you were. It’s getting harder to pretend and harder to hold it all in.
If you are here, you have experienced either sexual abuse as a child or someone has forced or tricked or pressured you into something sexual. Or maybe it just went a lot further than you wanted it to go. You feel dirty, used, and ashamed.
Maybe you’ve tried to push it away. After all, who wants to think about such an awful thing? Who wants to even admit it’s happened to you? You might have spent a long time pretending it didn’t matter or wasn’t as bad as you were making it out to be. Maybe this even worked for a while. But, you are starting to realize that the way you feel about yourself now is affecting lots of areas in your life.
Fortunately, sexual abuse and assault do not have to equal a life sentence. Good treatment helps you get control of your life again.
Hope For The Journey specializes in sexual assault counseling for Texas.
We are honored to help people in Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities move from daily panic attacks to calm, confident, laughter-filled days. We watch you move from feeling broken and used to being on fire about your life. The strength, bravery, and resilience of our clients never ceases to amaze us.
What Should I Expect From Good Sexual Assault Counseling?
In the trauma world, we talk about simple trauma and complex trauma. We have to determine what kind of trauma you've experienced before talking about length of treatment.
Simple traumas are when only one bad thing happened in the midst of a life that otherwise was full of the support and love you need to have a good start in life. Complex trauma happens when you got the short stick in life and lots of bad things have happened–difficult childhood, multiple traumas, physical issues, etc…
Simple traumas and even some complex traumas can be healed in only 8-12 sessions. Significantly complex trauma can take a while longer–even years sometimes. But when you find a good fit with your sexual abuse counselor, you will typically start to feel better very quickly.
Once you get started, your therapist will have a better idea of how complicated your treatment might be.
What Will Sexual Abuse Therapy Cost?
Counseling–especially good, thorough sexual abuse counseling–is an investment in your future. As such, like anything, you get what you pay for. Our typical session rates are $125/hour. We do offer a sliding scale for a limited number of clients per clinician. And we are happy to bill your Out of Network benefits, if applicable. This is when your insurance benefits allow you to see someone outside their network and give you a refund check.
For little more than the cost of a massage, you can change your life trajectory forever. Find out more here.
How Will I Know If My Sexual Abuse Therapy Is Working?
When you feel supported, believed, and empowered, big and small things start happening in your life. Our clients often find themselves in great relationships, enjoying life, and feeling in charge of the direction of their lives.
Sexual trauma is a terrible thing to experience, but it does not have to dictate your future. If you are ready to take back control, find your counselor today with just a phone call.