Sexual assault counseling for Austin, TX

You know something is off. You look around and wonder what it would be like to be carefree like other people. You feel alone inside and stuck, like the rest of the world is leaving you behind somehow. Your relationships keep falling apart. You aren’t sure how to get out of this hole you find yourself in.

Since the incident or that time in your life when it was happening over and over again, you feel like a shell of the person you were. It’s getting harder to pretend and harder to hold it all in.

If you are here, you have experienced either sexual abuse as a child or someone has forced or tricked or pressured you into something sexual. Or maybe it just went a lot further than you wanted it to go. You feel dirty, used, and ashamed.

 

We understand and can help.

 

Maybe you’ve tried to push it away. After all, who wants to think about such an awful thing? Who wants to even admit it’s happened to you? You might have spent a long time pretending it didn’t matter or wasn’t as bad as you were making it out to be. Maybe this even worked for a while. But, you are starting to realize that the way you feel about yourself now is affecting lots of areas in your life.

You are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

Sometimes the signs are obvious, and sometimes they are not so obvious. For instance, you might notice:

  • You hate your body.
  • Sex (or dating) isn’t enjoyable the way it used to be.
  • Pain actually feels better than how you feel on the inside.
  • Your relationships are falling apart or are non-existent. You just can’t seem to be normal around other people.
  • You always seem to be waiting for the other shoe to fall.
  • Drinking or drugs is the only way to feel good.
  • You “lose it” more often than you’d like to admit.

We could go on, but you get the idea. Sexual trauma can be extremely damaging to your body, your relationships, and your life as a whole. Fortunately, it does not have to be a life sentence. Good treatment helps you get control of your life again.

Hope For The Journey specializes in sexual assault counseling. We are honored to help people in Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities move from daily panic attacks to calm, confident, laughter-filled days. We watch you move from feeling broken and used to being on fire about your life. The strength, bravery, and resilience of our clients never ceases to amaze us.

 

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What should I expect from good sexual assault counseling?

All you need are 5 Steps…

  1. Treatment starts with a decision. Talking about your assault is such a scary thing, and reaching out is often the hardest part of treatment. So, we try to make each step of the way as smooth as possible. From the first phone call, to signing the paperwork, to understanding what your options are…we want the process to be easy, clear, and tailored to you.
  2. Once you’ve made the decision, we know it’s time for us to build trust. Our clinicians do what they say they will do. We start where you are and work together to build a treatment plan that walks you step by step towards the life you have always wanted. We know how far you can go even when you doubt it yourself.
  3. We then focus on figuring out what works for you. Our clinicians are at the top of their games. We are constantly learning new things about sexual assault counseling so that we can provide the best proven options to you. You decide which one fits best to start and then we lean in.
  4. Don’t worry, though. We move at your pace and troubleshoot along the way. We will check back often to make sure what we are doing is actually working and to problem-solve, if not. We do not want you to waste your time and money on something that is not working for you. This is why you’ve come to the specialists.
  5. You will know you are done when you feel whole. The sexual abuse or sexual assault is now just something bad that happened to you. It no longer feels like who you are. You feel excited about the future. Your confidence in yourself is strong. You have relationships that matter and support you. Whatever your best life is, you are now able to live it.

How Long Will It Take?

In the trauma world, we talk about simple trauma and complex trauma. Simple traumas are when basically one bad thing happened in the midst of a life that otherwise was full of the support and love you need to have a good start in life. Complex trauma happens when you got the short stick in life and lots of bad things have happened–difficult childhood, multiple traumas, physical issues, etc…

Simple traumas and even some complex traumas can be healed in 8-12 sessions. More complex trauma can take a while longer–even years sometimes. But when you find a good fit with counseling, you will typically start to feel better very quickly.

Once you get started, your therapist will have a better idea of how complicated your treatment might be.

 

What Will It Cost?

Counseling–especially good, complete counseling–is an investment in your future. As such, like anything, you get what you pay for. Our typical session rates are $125/hour. We do offer a discounted rate of $95/hour for our pre-licensed clinicians. And we are happy to bill your Out of Network benefits, if applicable. This is when your insurance benefits allow you to see someone outside their network and give you a refund check.

For little more than the cost of a massage, you can change your life trajectory forever.

 

How Will I Know It’s Working?

When you feel supported, believed, and empowered, big and small things start happening in your life. Our clients often find themselves in great relationships, enjoying life, and feeling in charge of the direction of their lives.

 

Sexual trauma is a terrible thing to experience, but it does not have to dictate your future. If you are ready to take back control, find your counselor today with just a phone call.

 

Serving Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Hutto & Surrounding Areas

*Adults *Kids *Teens *Parents/Partners

 

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1101 Satellite View #501
Round Rock, TX 78665

hello@hopeforthejourney.org
512-400-4790

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