Sexual Abuse Support Groups in Sacramento, CA

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Stress Management for PTSD
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified
"For those individuals already working with a primary therapist with primary focus on managing symptoms of PTSD. This open group provides psychoeducation, support and experiential techniques aimed at symptom reduction. The group has rolling admission on a trimester schedule and ..."
(805) 312-7832 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Wounded Heart: Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Many women who were sexually abused at an early age discover that the self protective measures that got them through childhood cause great problems for them as adults. Wounded Heart is an 18wk intensive therapy group designed to help women ..."
(408) 610-1294 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Photo of Melissa Stolsig, Psychologist in Sacramento, CA
Stress Management for PTSD
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified
"For those individuals already working with a primary therapist with primary focus on managing symptoms of PTSD. This open group provides psychoeducation, support and experiential techniques aimed at symptom reduction. The group has rolling admission on a trimester schedule and ..."
(805) 312-7832 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95811
Photo of Julie Trosin, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Wounded Heart: Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Many women who were sexually abused at an early age discover that the self protective measures that got them through childhood cause great problems for them as adults. Wounded Heart is an 18wk intensive therapy group designed to help women ..."
(408) 610-1294 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Sexual Abuse Support Groups
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a support group that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Sacramento or for Sacramento sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse support groups, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Support Groups can help with child abuse in Sacramento and sexual violence in Sacramento. An Sacramento support group can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Sacramento Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Sacramento is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Sacramento are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.