Trauma Recovery
You Are Not Alone: A support group for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

In a context of safety and respect, men with similar histories help each other move beyond the confusion, pain, and shame of sexual victimization.

Lingering effects of childhood sexual abuse may include:

  • Guilt and secrecy

  • Low self-esteem 

  • Numb to feelings 

  • Haunted by old images and messages 

  • Isolation 

  • Problems trusting others 

  • Difficulty with intimacy and sex 

  • Confusion about sexual orientation

  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse 

  • Unresolved anger

 

If you are interested in learning more about this support group for men recovering from the consequences of childhood sexual abuse, please call me to request a no-fee consultation to discuss whether this is the right time and the right group for you. Individuals not ready for group experience may opt for private counseling, instead.

Trauma-informed therapy for individuals and couples

Trauma-informed therapy recognizes that the emotional impact traumatic experiences can be complex and long lasting and can have widespread impact on our lives. These traumas might be obvious, one-time events like a mugging, sexual assault, major medical events, the traumatic loss of loved one, betrayal by a loved one, or or repetitive traumas like neglect in childhood, bullying, military experiences, sustained physical and sexual abuse,. Even   etc  can leave us with unhealed emotional wounds and scars that are vulnerable to being re-injured or from  A trauma-informed approach to therapy recognizes that trauma complex impact of trauma (any perceived trauma) on a person's suffering and how it shapes a person's efforts to cope. integrates a thorough knowledge of this impact into every aspect of treatment and can trigger automatic defensiveness and de-stabilization of mood.  Sometimes new events can re-stimulate (trigger) old feelings and activate old coping styles.  that may no longer be . by new events-- in the past in the the current relationship -- what happened to each person experienced in the past that is leading , and in the context of the current relationship, with special attention to the events that trigger distress, old selfprotective styles, and coping skills  what coping coping or survival skills

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3769 Motor Avenue, Suite 205

Los Angeles CA 90034

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