The trauma of abuse doesn’t have to be the end of your story.
As a survivor, you face unique challenges related to your experience. Whether you’ve been mistreated physically, verbally, emotionally, sexually, or in any combination of these ways, it’s okay to have deep wounds that endure long after the abuse ends. MySpectrum offers professional, personalized abuse counseling to help you address the symptoms and challenges that stem from trauma. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, trouble adjusting, challenges in your relationships, and a combination of other mental health (and physical health) symptoms as a result of your trauma. In addition, we recognize that many survivors of abuse repeat the cycle of abuse within their own lives and relationships. As such, we are here for you too.
Come to us for support and counseling in Virginia, regardless of where you live in the state. We offer compassionate in-person and online abuse counseling, so you can connect with us locally or through our teletherapy options. Whether you are near our home office in North Chesterfield, our office in Springfield that will be opening soon, or elsewhere in Virginia, we can provide the physical, emotional, or sexual abuse therapy you need in a way that is convenient and comfortable for you.
Signs You May Need Counseling
Essentially a misuse of power to harm others, abuse can take many forms. From using manipulation and threats to try to control someone, to making sexual contact without consent, to physically attacking another person, each type of abuse deeply damages victims. Attackers can be total strangers or, in the case of domestic abuse, our closest allies. Today’s technological world has also created opportunities for online abuse, such as cyberbullying. Whatever the type of abuse, victims who show the following characteristics are indicating a need for help:
- Issues with anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Aggression, anger and/or other behavioral issues
- Confusion, numbness, out-of-body experiences
- Irritability and mood swings
- Self-destructive behavior
- Poor Sleep
- Mistrust of others
- Difficulty establishing and maintaining health relationships
Mistreatment of others
Benefits of Getting Support
Whether it’s emotional, physical or sexual abuse counseling, the rewards of getting help can be immense. Through counseling with a trained therapist, you can gain the tools you need to better understand and learn how to regulate your emotions, as well as cope with the after effects of your abuse.
At MySpectrum, we tailor all therapy counseling and coaching to best meet your needs — in a form of counseling that’s energizing, invigorating, fun, and not stigmatized. Most of all, we are a safe space for you, because we recognize you need safety after all you’ve been through.
To get more information about or set up an appointment with one of our therapists, contact us today.