An Individual Counselor Offering Counseling to Victims of Sexual Abuse in Sherman Oaks CA

Adrien Survol Rivin PSYD is my practice as a family and individual counselor in Sherman Oaks, CA. To my many clients from the local area and Los Angeles, CA, I offer various forms of therapy, including victims of sexual abuse counseling.

What Is Sexual Abuse?

It is any type of sexual activity that happens without consent. Sexual abuse is also known as sexual violence or sexual assault. Sexual abuse is a wide-spread problem, and it can lead to shock, fear, sadness, and sometimes – anxiety or depressive disorder. Even though the problem was extensively discussed nationwide after the #MeToo movement, there is still a long way to go when it comes to addressing sexual abuse.

How Often Does Sexual Abuse Occur?

According to the National Institutes of Health, in the U.S., one in three women and one in four men have been sexually violated in their lifetimes. However, these numbers may not be accurate because shame and fear prevent many victims from reporting abuse.

Effects of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse can result in shock, fear, sadness, and even anxiety or depressive disorder in some cases. It often is a traumatic event causing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder like insomnia, flashbacks, avoidance, and hypervigilance. Other consequences can be anger, anxiety, depression.

How to Heal Sexual Abuse

The good news is that up to 90 percent of survivors recover naturally with time. The process can be easier with the help of an individual counselor, and I offer expert mental health assistance to ease this painful experience. I can teach survivors to establish and understand their emotions and memories, as well as develop coping skills, restore self-confidence, and apply stress-management techniques.

If you are in Sherman Oaks, CA and you need the assistance of a competent family or individual counselor to address the healing from sexual assault, do not hesitate to turn to Adrien Survol Rivin PSYD. I can be reached at (818) 784-7107 for appointments and more information.

Review Us
Share This