The emotional scars of sexual abuse can be deep and long lasting. It is extremely important to understand that no matter what the adult says in defense of his or her actions, the child did not invite the sexual activity and the adult’s behavior is wrong. Sexual abuse is never the child’s fault. An individual who has been inappropriately touched or molested may have varied reactions to the event(s). These include: withdrawal, guilt, poor self-image, poor self-esteem, anger, fear, drug abuse, etc. By working with one of our professional therapists, you can begin the healing process and learn coping techniques that will help restore a sense of control and reduce the powerful hold the memories of the abuse has on your life.