Psychotherapy for Child Abuse Victims in Burlington

What is Psychotherapy for Child Abuse?

Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, can help victims of child abuse heal their pain and psychological wounds through working with a therapist.

Child abuse involves hurting, manipulating, or neglecting a minor under the age of 18. The abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, social or financial, and can result in all sorts of pain and psychological issues. The pain caused by abuse can be more difficult to heal than physical injuries.

Benefits of Psychotherapy for Recovery from Child Abuse

Working through therapy and counselling has many benefits for those healing from child abuse. Our registered Social Worker and Counsellor, Anne-Marie Banks, has more than 10 years of experience with:

  • Finding effective, positive ways to handle difficulties in day-to-day life
  • Building or repairing meaningful relationships in personal and family life
  • Gaining relief from lasting effects of mental or physical trauma
  • Overcoming anxiety and depression
  • Reduced stress
  • New perspectives on various mental and social problems

What Effects of Child Abuse Can Psychotherapy Treat?

Child abuse can cause a ripple effect that can take control of every aspect of a child’s life. It can negatively impact children’s academic and social skills. Child abuse can also have a domino effect on the child’s health if he or she misses any developmental milestones. Some of the psychological issues that children face includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • PTSD
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Trust issues
  • Shame
  • Dissociation
  • Irritability and mood swings
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Therapy and Counselling at our Clinic in Burlington

Psychotherapy treatment is different for everyone. For children, counselling and therapy to help recover from child abuse can take a few forms:

Play therapy: Kids can find it difficult to express their emotions by talking. It can be easier for kids to demonstrate their feelings through play.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: This type of therapy helps children cope with distorted thought processes that arise from trauma.

Group therapy: With group therapy, children can meet other kids with similar circumstances. The therapy can help minimize any notions of stigma, shame, and isolation so that kids have a safe environment to learn new skills and communication techniques.

Family therapy and parent-child interaction therapy: Family therapy can help victims repair their emotional connection with the family, while parent-child interaction therapy targets the relationship between the abuser and the victim specifically.

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.