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You can definitely have better self-esteem. No question, sexual abuse damages your good feelings about yourself as much as it damages trust. But, if you choose a psychotherapist who specializes in sexual abuse and understands not only its conscious effects but also what you can’t know about yourself, you canContinue Reading

For men who have experienced sexual violence, confusion and uncertainty around intimacy is understandable, if you consider how some people who perpetrate sexual abuse invest considerable time and effort in getting to know a child, to build trust and a sense of intimacy in order to commit sexual abuse. TheContinue Reading


Indeed, anxiety would not exist without one of the great achievements of human evolution—our ability to imagine and mentally inhabit the uncertain and unknowable future. When anxiety propels us into the future tense, we are often smarter, more focused, and more goal-oriented so that we can snap into action ifContinue Reading

Signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late skipping school or being disruptive in class appearing with unexplained gifts or possessions that can’t be accounted for experiencing health problems that may indicate a sexually transmitted infection having mood swings and changesContinue Reading

Signs of a One Sided Relationship You’re frequently apologizing for things. It feels effortful to engage your partner in a conversation (especially tough ones). You hide things about your relationship with others—or you divulge too much about your relationship with others, instead of discussing issues with your partner directly. You make excusesContinue Reading