Sexual Abuse & Assault

Unwanted sexual contact can leave both physical and emotional scars. This includes any sexual act in which one person has not consented or is being coerced through power, age or responsibility imbalance, or with the use of drugs or alcohol. Acts like having sexually explicit pictures of you taken without consent, inappropriate touching, or having someone expose their private parts or even send you unwanted pictures are all considered sexual abuse and assault.

Sexual abuse and assault can have a lasting impact on one’s mental health.

Some of the issues that you may face after the assault or abuse occurs Include:

  • Problems sleeping
  • Trust issues
  • Feelings of numbness
  • Overwhelming fear
  • Shock and confusion
  • Issues with sexual identity or functioning
  • Trauma response (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues

How We Can Help

There are several ways to work through issues caused by sexual assault or sexual abuse. Insight’s Psychologists can work with you in order to provide a full evaluation or understanding and come up with the best possible plan to work through the issues. Options may include grief work, talk therapy, CBT, couples or family therapy or EMDR.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse or assault and are suffering from the mental and emotional after effects, Insight Psychological can help. Please call us today. We have four convenient locations – Spruce Grove, Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.