Counseling for Sexual Trauma Victims

Sexual trauma violates the most personal and vulnerable places in the human heart and mind. This kind of abuse often leads to severe consequences that may haunt a person for her whole life. Special counseling is available for victims of sexual abuse.

Sexual trauma can happen as the result of a wide range of experiences, including the following:

  • Rape
  • Child molestation
  • Exposure to sexually explicit materials (pornography)
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace or classroom
  • Persistent abusive sexual banter
  • Abusive or violent consensual sexual activity
  • Violation of personal privacy

Any time an individual is used for the sexual gratification of another person without their mature, informed consent they may be considered a victim of sexual assault. Depending on the age of the victim they may have a well developed or poorly formed understanding of the abuse they experienced.

Symptoms of Sexual Trauma

Many victims of sexual trauma experience the following symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD):

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Emotional detachment from others
  • An inability to experience healthy sexual activity
  • Self-medication through substance abuse
  • Self-injury
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

Many victims of sexual abuse will become victimizers of others if they don’t experience deep and substantial healing in their hearts and minds.

Counseling for Sexual Trauma Victims that Works

Most victims of sexual trauma are embarrassed about their experiences and are reluctant to share their feelings and pain with others. Most carry these secrets deep inside and then use drugs or alcohol to cope.

The truth is that victims of sexual abuse should be no more embarrassed to seek help than a victim of burglary would be.

Specially trained counselors can confidentially help these individuals to understand their emotions, to process their memories and anxiety triggers actively, and to find healing for their deepest wounds. With the proper help victims of sexual trauma can once again experience the joy and comfort of healthy, trusting, and committed sexuality.

This kind of treatment is an excellent prevention against chemical dependency, addiction, compulsive behavior and other destructive patterns.

Find Help for Sexual Trauma PTSD Today

If you have been victimized and are struggling to find healing please call our helpline, 424-387-3118. If someone you love is haunted by memories of sexual abuse we can help you offer potentially life-saving care as well.

Our helpline is open any time of day or night, seven days a week, and our specially trained counselors will give you free, confidential answers to the questions that haunt you. We can connect you with the best recovery resources available and can even help with logistical support related to travel and insurance confirmation. Don’t bear the terrible burden of sexual trauma alone. Call for help.


Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team