Sexual Abuse Therapy in Glendale, Arizona

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Sexual Abuse Warning Signs

  • Fear of intimacy or closeness
  • Thinks of self or body as repulsive, dirty or bad
  • Sexual promiscuity and/ or sexual anorexia
  • Sudden mood swings: rage, fear, insecurity or withdrawal
  • Develops new or unusual fear of certain people or places
  • Compulsive eating or dieting




  • Half of all Women have experienced sexual harassment or violence
  • 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes

Treatment Approaches

When you have PTSD, it may seem like you’ll never get your life back. But it can be treated. Psychotherapy and short- and long-term medication can work very well. Often, the two types of treatment are more effective together. The most important thing in getting help for PTSD is to confront and treat the memory of the traumatic event rather than bring it to the back of your mind. This is the main goal of trauma-focused CBT or EMDR.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

The EMDR technique is used to help patients process traumatic events that have occurred in their lives, but also to overcome phobias or improve performance in certain aspects of their lives.

When experiencing a traumatic event or intense unpleasant situations, the processing of the trauma may not be done correctly and may become blocked. By not correctly storing the information of this event in the corresponding memory network, the information is fragmented in the nervous system in such a way that it can be automatically activated, conditioning the behavior and affecting the person’s life.

Somatic Based Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a specific type of trauma therapies that are based on the idea that trauma is stored in the body & Nervous system, thus healing trauma must also focus on the same place.  Somatic therapy is considered a ‘bottom up” approach in that the therapeutic begins with body sensations and information acquired from the Limbic system (automatic responses) rather than beginning with the rational or cognitive processing techniques (Top-down therapies like CBT or other skills based or talk therapies).  In Somatic Therapies, clients are taught to address their physical responses first through different techniques which helping them to learn to stay in the present moment and learn to create a sense of safety in their bodies, before moving into the Top-down processing therapies.

Examples of Somatic Therapies include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Experiencing and experiential therapy.


Neurotherapies are a collection of innovative techniques and practices used to improve the function of the human brain in a non-invasive manner which help the client with self-regulation of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Some of these include: Neurofeedback, Safe & Sound Protocol & Biofeedback Therapies.

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