Right now, as a result of your unresolved sexual trauma, you may be experiencing…
- A disconnect from your body.
- An inability to find sex pleasurable today.
- Avoidance of any reminder or trigger of your past traumatic experiences.
- Shame, guilt, and a sense of disgust for yourself and your body.
- Loneliness and isolation, feeling like you can’t talk to anyone about what you’ve been through.
You’re realizing that your sexual trauma is unresolved and it’s getting in the way of your life…
- You feel the double bind of wanting to be sexually close to your current partner but also extremely triggered when you try to do so.
- Your avoidance of sex is causing you to avoid relationships and maybe even postpone your timeline of having children.
- You have intrusive thoughts which dysregulate you and distract you from whatever you’re trying to focus on.
- Your disconnect from your body is shutting you off from being able to experience the non-sexual pleasure of any form.
- Your romantic relationship is suffering and may be on the verge of ending.
- Is there any way to resolve my sexual trauma without talking about the details?
- Is this content going to be too much for my therapist to hear?
- Will I ever be able to feel anything in my body?
- I want to get better but I don’t want to face what happened. How can I move forward?
You’re longing for…
- The ability to feel embodied and connected to your body.
- Strong boundaries and the ability to clearly communicate your no’s and yes’s around sex to your partner.
- Sex to feel easier; not fraught like a battlefield.
- The ability to move through your days and evenings without flashbacks and intrusions about what happened to you.
- The ability to trust, like, and appreciate your body again.
What you’re longing for is possible.
At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating sexual trauma.
How we can help you
By pursuing therapy for sexual trauma, you can imagine the following:
You feel completely disconnected from your body and have a hard time even identifying emotions and sensations in it.
You feel embodied, connected, and able to notice the subtle and large signals your body's wisdom contains.
Sex feels painful, scary, and distressing.
Sex feels more joyful, less painful, and more empowering for you.
Exposure to triggers of your sexual trauma overwhelms you and causes you great distress.
You can face your triggers and not be as distressed.
You have recurring, negative, and persistent intrusions about the experience(s) you went through.
You don’t experience mental intrusions of painful events anymore. And, if you do, they don’t cause you as much distress.
What if I’m Not Ready?
If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.
We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.
Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.
Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.
Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.
So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.
We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.