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2,711 people sought sexual abuse therapy help in Texas in the last year

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What is Sexual abuse therapy?

Sexual abuse therapy helps victims heal from their abuse and trauma. Sex crime can take a number of forms, from the abuse of a child to the violent sexual assault of an adult. No matter what kind of experience you or a loved one has had, the trained providers at Thriveworks in Houston, TX will be ready to get to work on helping you find a path toward a better future.

How does Sexual abuse therapy work?

Sexual abuse therapy works by helping victims process and move forward from their traumatic experience(s). In addition, it helps one address and manage any resulting mental health challenges from depression to stress, anxiety, poor self-image, unhealthy eating patterns, and more.

Is Sexual abuse therapy conducted in person or online?

Sexual abuse therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Sexual abuse therapy last?

For sexual abuse, counseling in Houston often lasts for months to years. However, it can last longer or shorter, depending on the individual's unique needs.

Need more help deciding?

For sexual abuse victims in and around the Houston, TX area, it can be difficult to move on with life after such a traumatic experience. If you are struggling to move past what you have experienced, consider talking with a counselor at Thriveworks in Houston, TX about the sexual abuse recovery programs we have available.

What Are The Effects of Sexual Abuse?

Some of the most common symptoms experienced after sexual abuse and assault include:

  • Nightmares, flashbacks, and severe emotional distress related to the traumatic event.
  • Anxiety and depression: Victims of sexual abuse often experience persistent feelings of fear, anxiety, and sadness, which can lead to depression and other mood disorders.
  • Low self-esteem and self-blame: Survivors of sexual abuse may struggle with feelings of worthlessness, shame, and guilt, leading to a negative self-image and self-blame for the abuse.
  • Relationship difficulties: Sexual abuse can impact trust and intimacy in relationships, leading to difficulties forming and maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Substance abuse: Some individuals may turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with the emotional pain and trauma associated with sexual abuse.
  • Sexual dysfunction: Survivors may experience difficulties with sexual intimacy, including decreased libido, pain during intercourse, and difficulty experiencing pleasure.
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts: Victims of sexual abuse may engage in self-destructive behaviors such as self-harm or have suicidal thoughts as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions and trauma.

How Can Thriveworks Help?

Our Thriveworks Houston, TX team does not design sexual abuse therapy like a ‘one size fits all’ program – rather, we will work closely with you to find exactly the right combination of treatments and counseling options that will help you get back on track. Some of the most common treatments for sexual abuse and assault include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): This therapy helps individuals recognize and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs related to the abuse, as well as develop coping skills to manage distressing emotions and triggers.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a specialized therapy that focuses on processing traumatic memories and reducing the emotional distress associated with them through bilateral stimulation.
  • Trauma-focused therapy: This approach specifically addresses the impact of trauma on the individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, helping them process and integrate the traumatic experience in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Support groups: Participating in support groups with other survivors of sexual abuse can provide validation, connection, and peer support, reducing feelings of isolation and shame.
  • Art therapy: Art therapy allows individuals to express and explore their emotions and experiences related to the abuse through creative expression, providing a non-verbal outlet for processing trauma.
  • Mindfulness-based therapy: Practices such as mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques can help individuals develop greater awareness of their emotions and sensations, as well as cultivate skills for self-regulation and stress reduction.

Schedule with Thriveworks Houston Today

If you’re ready to receive professional support and guidance from one of our providers, reach out to Thriveworks Houston by phone or schedule online to begin.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Houston therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Houston is located off Allen Pkwy at the intersection of Rosine St and D’Amico St. We currently share the building with URBN Dental Montrose. Across the street you will find The Gordy Theater Company and Stages parking garage.

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(281) 789-6829

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