Children who have grown up with alcoholic parents or families that were emotionally, physically or sexually abusive, may have become co-dependent adults or those who have developed their own addictions.  When one grows up with poor or non-existent boundaries, unpredictable, unsafe surroundings, it can be difficult to trust or build appropriate relationships.

Sexual abuse is a shameful secret that affects self-esteem, sexuality, relationships and a sense of self.  Sexual abuse survivors may be anxious, depressed and/ or self-destructive.  Getting the secret out in the open with a supportive counselor, can be very helpful.

While discussing the past can be painful, difficult and scary, therapy can help you heal those childhood wounds in a safe and caring environment.

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