In my experience as a sex therapist and an author, I have worked with lots of people, both male and female, who are trying to recover from sexual trauma. Sexual trauma can affect one or both partners in a relationship and it can cause many problems if left untreated. Here is what I have found about recovery from sexual trauma.

Addiction Causes

All addictions can stem from different factors. Several of the most common causes are:
  • Biological Factors
  • Environmental Factors
  • Social Factors
  • Psychological Factors
  • Post-traumatical Factors
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Anger or frustration

The most common type of sexual trauma experienced by women is rape or incest. These types of experiences can traumatize a woman emotionally and physically. But other kinds of sexual abuse can also leave women physically and emotionally scarred. Physical scars can be emotional and sexual abuse can lead to chemical imbalances that can make a woman ill and develop depression. Some of the physical symptoms of sexual abuse include chronic headaches, nausea, vomiting, and loss of energy.

Effects From Diseases and Addictions

All diseases have negative effects, which are hard to recovery. The most popular are:
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Memory problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Social problems
  • Decrease in productivity
  • Family problems
  • Serious dependences
  • Problems at work

For many women who are trying to recover from sexual trauma, they need a qualified sex therapist to treat their sexual issues. There are two kinds of sex therapists that you can work with-one can treat patients who were abused physically or sexually, and the other can work with patients who were abused emotionally.

Depending on the type of treatment needed for the problem, both therapists may treat both the physical and emotional aspects of the problem. In some cases, some therapists will only treat the emotional symptoms while others will only treat the physical and some will treat both at the same time.

Most Populars Addiction Treatment Therapies

  • Art Therapy
  • Psychotherapy (Personal and Group)
  • Fitness Therapy
  • Muai Thai Therapy
  • Gym Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Animal Therapy
  • Outdoor Walks Therapy
  • Journalling
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Through
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Music Therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • One on One Counselling
  • Stress Management Programming

A good sexual therapist will work with the client to create a safe environment where the patient can recover emotionally from their experience. This environment will include being able to openly discuss their sexual experiences, learning about healthy relationships, and how to deal with certain situations that can lead to a traumatic experience in the future.

While treating women suffering from sexual trauma, a therapist will also help her work through the aftermath of their abuse. They will work to help her to overcome her anxiety and depression by helping her to create healthier relationships with her children and husband. When these relationships are healthy, they will make it easier for her to get over the abuse she suffered at the hands of her partner. The therapist will teach the woman how to better take care of herself and she will also learn how to trust again after having experienced such an emotionally difficult experience.

Related Treatments

Recovery from sexual trauma can be long and painful process. It does not have to be this way for many women. It is important for them to realize that the sex therapist can help them recover and bring them back to a place of healthy relationships. Many times the counselor is not only a qualified therapist but a mother, sister, or friend who has also been through sexual abuse herself.

If you are someone who has been through sexual trauma, you should not ignore your feelings and seek the help of a qualified therapist. In addition to working with your emotions, a therapist can also work with your family and loved ones to help ensure that you get through this painful time in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an addiction?

Addiction is a complicated condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use no matter dangerous consequence. As a rule, people with addiction have an excessive awareness on using a certain substances, such as beer, wine, weed, cocaine or other drugs, to the point that it takes over their life.

How much does treatment cost?

The treatment cost vary depending on some of factors. The most short and cheap programs start at $300.

How long are your treatment programs?

More often treatment centres offer 20, 30, 60, 90, 180 day treatment programs.

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