Many sexual assault victims find that therapy is a healing and empowering experience. A professional therapist or counselor can support you in your recovery from the trauma of a sexual assault.
A person trained to assist sexual assault victims will understand their unique concerns and know ways to help them cope with the physical and emotional effects of the assault. A counselor can also help victims deal with the reactions of family members and friends.
It is never too late to seek counseling to deal with your feelings and reactions to a sexual assault. Even if you were victimized some time ago, counseling can still be helpful. If you want to talk with a counselor but you want to remain anonymous, call an anonymous hot line or a rape crisis center.