Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is not limited to physical contact. It may also include non-contact abuse such as voyeurism, exposure, child pornography, and abuse by peers. Sexual abuse by family members is not uncommon and has devastated many. Children, adolescents, men, and women can be negatively impacted for years by past abuse. Pathways counseling offers hope for those looking for a way to free themselves from past abuse. Our Christian therapists will gently and compassionately walk with you through your difficult journey, allowing you to set the pace.

One or more of these signs may be present

Anxiety, rage, and other unexplained emotions

Feelings of isolation from significant others

Lack of interest in sexual relations

Poor grades at school

Bruising or soreness in intimate areas

Not feeling attracted to your partner

Difficulty in expressing and receiving affection In children

Does not want to spend time with a particular person

What should I do?

Sexual abuse can occur to both children and adults. If you are a caregiver for a child and suspect abuse, you may want to question them about it to find out more. You can also turn to a pediatrician for help. Depending on the circumstances, it may also be necessary to contact the police. Adults may also choose to report sexual abuse to the authorities.
Pathways can help both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available.