I need some advice about therapy for sexual abuse victims?
- 31 Jan 2014 by Anonymous
- 31 Jan 2014
- syncope, suicide, abuse, mental health, sexual assault
Hi, I am a 15 year old girl and I was sexually abused by a stranger when I was 7 years old, walking home from a friend. I recently told my therapist about it but the abuse it self is in a blackout. She said it was normal and that my symptoms match with sexual abuse, and she is sure of it. On Monday she is going to tell my mother. I knew that it would happen soon though. But I didn't know she had to tell the children authorities.
I will need to go to interviews and therapy at a place for kids that have been sexually abused.
I'm really scared of needing to tell someone else about it because it took 8 years to tell my therapist. Do you know what the people in that place will do? What's the therapy like? Do I need to go to some examinations? (because I don't want that)
Can you explain to me what I will do in that therapy the next months?
I'm sorry you had to go thru that and are still going thru it. Remember that the people where you will go to for therapy are there because they want to help kids like you, they aren't going to make judgements about you. You did nothing wrong, so don't be afraid.
I first want to say I am very sorry you had to go through such a horrible ordeal. It is a law that the therapist turned it in, but in the long run you may feel better with going to a kids therapy group as well your mother knowing that way you will have more support.
It is normal to feel scared, but try not to if that is at all possible. The therapy that you will be starting will be similar to what your doing now with your therapist, but more than likely with a group of other kids. You don't need to rush at anything, take your time and only talk about what you're comfortable talking about.
If there is anything else you need to know or you just want to talk feel free to come back to this site for support or friendship. Take care
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