If You’re Afraid To Start Sexual Abuse Counseling, You’re Not Alone
It’s a very common fear—the fear of the unknown.
A large majority of my clients have to told me that they would have started counseling much earlier, but kept finding excuses to put it off because “they didn’t know what to expect.”
The Top 10 Fears Of Sexual Abuse Counseling
There is a common list of questions you might have before going into your first counseling session. You might not be able to articulate it yet (sometimes we don’t even know the questions to ask), but they are there.
If you could ask someone who has been through the process, your questions might sound something like:
- Why did you decide to do counseling?
- How did you find your counselor?
- What was it like making that first call?
- What was the first counseling appointment like?
- What was it like after your first counseling visit?
- What did you have to talk about?
- How long did you have to go to counseling?
- What was the hardest part of counseling?
- What was the most helpful part of counseling?
- How is life different after counseling
- 3 Additional Questions Answered…
Interviews With Other Survivors
Because it’s normal to fear something you have never done, I wanted to see if I could remove this obstacle by interviewing other women who have been through the counseling process and lived to tell the tale.
(I believe hearing their answers first hand is far more compelling than anything I could ever say, even as a counselor.)
In these candid interviews, these women not only answer all the common questions, they help you gain a complete picture of what the counseling process was like, what they were experiencing, and why they are glad they decided to take the step to get some help.
About The Audio Program
Counseling Stories is almost 2 hours of frank conversation with 6 different women. Each of the women have experienced different levels of sexual abuse and each have spent part of their adult lives trying to cope with the consequences of those experiences.
Get The Answers You Want
Each chapter is devoted to answering one of the common questions (listed earlier in this post) about sexual abuse counseling.
You don’t have to go through it in order. Skip around and begin with the questions that are the most important to you.
There’s no charge to download and listen to Counseling Stories. It’s important to me that as many people as possible get the help they need.
If you do find Counseling Stories is helpful and you would like to contribute financially so more people can listen to it, you’ll be given the opportunity to donate on the download page.
The Most Important Thing
The number one purpose of Counseling Stories is to make it safer for you to finally get the help that you need. That’s it.