“Life Isn’t About Waiting for the Storm to Pass…
It’s About Learning to Dance in the Rain.”
– Vivian Greene
Sexual assault is an act in which a person sexually touches another person without that person’s consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will.
Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. The use of a child, or other individuals younger than the age of consent, for sexual stimulation is referred to as child sexual abuse.
Sexual assault and sexual abuse can co-occur or occur independent of the other.
Sexual abuse and sexual assault can cause a variety of difficulties for the person who was victimized. The psychological impact can vary amongst individuals. When the assault or abuse is kept secret, it appears to be one of the most damaging aspects of this form of abuse.
Therapy is an important step toward healing although it can feel scary and uncertain. Feelings of shame and confusion often keep people from seeking help and they find themselves further in the depths of pain as time goes on. We know how courageous you must be to take the first step toward acknowledging what has happened to you and that you want help to heal.
Children and teens who have been victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse can recover with the support of their non-offending parents/ caregivers and mental health intervention.
At Children’s Wellness Center of Colorado, PLLC we can offer a variety of trauma specific interventions including Group Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). *
*If you are seeking a particular intervention, please inquire about availability of a therapist with training in that intervention.