Benefits of Counseling
The Sexual Assault Center is a safe place for you to share your story of abuse and to receive the support and validation you deserve.
Realizing you are not alone can be a powerful tool to healing and releasing guilt and shame that survivors of abuse often experience. Whether the assault occurred recently or years ago, therapy helps survivors regain a sense of power and control in their life.
The impact of the crime of sexual assault can be devastating to the victim and their family if they do not receive effective support to regain stability and a sense of safety and security in their lives.
Victims of sexual assault are:
- 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
- 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
- 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
- 26 times more likely to abuse drugs
- 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
SAC provides hope for healing. If a victim receives therapeutic treatment, he or she is less likely to suffer from long-term trauma-related symptoms, and has a very positive prognosis for healing and recovery. Whether the assault occurred recently or years ago, therapy helps survivors regain a sense of power and control in his or her life.