Treatment for Adults Sexually Abused as Children/Victims of Rape and Assault


Image of Negar Khaefi, MFT Los Angeles Therapist

Anxiety and Trauma Specialist | EMDR Practitioner | Clinical Supervisor

6535 Wilshire Blvd. Suite # 261 | Los Angeles | CA | 90048 | MAP VIEW

Ph: 323-638-4152 | negarkhaefi@gmail.com

Living with Sexual Trauma is painful and debilitating. Much of your emotional energy gets tied up in just keeping your head above water. You might feel isolated and cut off, grappling with unwanted memories and constant triggers of feelings you try to forget. Many survivors are plagued by feelings of shame, helplessness and inadequacy. Sexuality and intimacy are most affected. Treatment for Sexual Trauma is a delicate and involved process to be guided by a professional who has had extensive training and experience.

Adults sexually abused as children often have the following signs and symptoms:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Body image problems
  • Difficulty trusting partners
  • Difficulty setting interpersonal boundaries
  • Sickened by intimacy
  • Disgusted by touch
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Viewing sex as an obligation
  • Avoiding sex all together
  • Chronic guilt about sex
  • Chronic feelings of “badness” or shame
  • Being passive in relationships
  • Being seductive in inappropriate situations
  • Sexualizing friendships and other nonsexual relationships
  • Compulsive sexual behavior

Psychotherapy benefits for those living with a history of sexual abuse:

  • Unburdening of secrets and disempowering traumatic memories
  • Reducing feelings of shame
  • Helping you feel that you have an ally and are not alone
  • Putting the anger and loathing where it belongs
  • Raising self-worth and self-esteem
  • Empowerment
  • Moving toward a healthy sexuality and intimacy

If you are ready to begin addressing your history of sexual trauma your courage and determination toward self-care and healing are admirable.

Please visit my FAQ section for more information about my location, fees, insurance policies, and my qualifications. I hope that you take the leap, and reach out for help. Call me for a complimentary phone consultation or send me an email about yourself. We can begin to face it together.

6535 Wilshire Blvd. Suite # 261 | Los Angeles | CA | 90048 | MAP VIEW

Ph: 323-638-4152 | negarkhaefi@gmail.com