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 Sexual Trauma Therapy in Morrisville

Heal and Reclaim Your Life

Breaking the Cycle of Pain:
A Compassionate Path to Recovery

Living with the aftermath of sexual trauma can be incredibly isolating and challenging. Without seeking professional help, individuals might find themselves trapped in a cycle of pain, where:

  • Feelings of fear, anxiety, and mistrust persist, affecting daily life and relationships.

  • Unaddressed trauma can lead to or exacerbate mental health issues such as depression and PTSD.

  • Coping mechanisms may become unhealthy, leading to substance abuse or self-harm.

  • Intimacy and personal relationships may suffer, causing further isolation and loneliness.

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The Value of Healing Therapy

Our specialized sexual trauma therapy brings numerous benefits, designed to help you reclaim your life and find peace:

  • Regain Control:

    • Learn strategies to manage intrusive thoughts and flashbacks.

  • Build Trust:

    • Foster healthy relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

  • Embrace Self-Worth:

    • Overcome feelings of shame and guilt, recognizing your inherent value.

  • Develop Resilience:

    • Strengthen your ability to cope with life's challenges and uncertainties.

  • Find Joy Again:

    • Re-discover happiness and pleasure in both big and small moments of life.

Professional and Compassionate Therapists for Sexual Trauma

MCC is backed by Heather Steele's extensive experience and a dedicated team specializing in trauma. With over a thousand clients helped since 2017, our practice utilizes cutting-edge approaches tailored to sexual trauma recovery.


We understand the depth of your pain and the courage it takes to reach out for help. Our team at MCC approaches every story with the utmost respect and empathy, offering a safe space to heal and grow. You're not alone in this journey.

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Understanding Sexual Trauma and Its Healing Process​

  • Sexual trauma affects individuals deeply, impacting emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is the first step toward healing. At MCC, our therapy approaches are centered around understanding the individual's experience and fostering a safe environment for recovery.

  • Techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and Somatic Experiencing are employed to help survivors process their trauma, reduce symptoms of PTSD, and reclaim a sense of empowerment. Our therapists are trained to work with you at your pace, ensuring that healing respects your individual needs and journey.

Embrace a Future Unburdened by Past Traumas

Ready to transform your life? Contact Morrisville Counseling and Consulting PLLC for a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Let us be your partner in your journey towards healing and a brighter tomorrow.

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Compassionate Theapists for Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and Cary Residents

Our convenient office location in Morrisville makes it easy for residents of Durham, Raleigh, and Cary to access the mental health services they need to address trauma or whatever is affecting their lives.

Find us just off of i40 and 540 at:
2880 Slater Rd, Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Frequently Asked Questions

How does sexual trauma therapy help in healing?

Sexual trauma therapy offers a safe space to explore and process traumatic experiences, helping individuals understand and manage their emotions, develop coping strategies, and rebuild trust and relationships.


How long does therapy typically take?

The duration of therapy varies based on individual needs and the nature of the trauma. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support needed for as long as you need them.


Is the therapy process confidential?

Absolutely. Confidentiality is paramount in our practice, ensuring that your journey to healing is private and respected.


Can I choose my therapist?

Yes, we believe in the importance of a therapeutic match. We strive to connect you with a therapist who best suits your needs and preferences.

How does sexual trauma impact emotional and mental health?

Sexual trauma can have profound and lasting effects on an individual's emotional and mental health. It often leads to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Survivors may experience intense feelings of fear, shame, and isolation, which can affect their daily lives and relationships. The impact can vary widely among individuals, depending on factors like the nature of the trauma, support systems, and personal resilience.


Can sexual trauma therapy help with issues like anxiety and depression?

Yes, sexual trauma therapy can be very effective in addressing issues like anxiety and depression, which are common among survivors of sexual trauma. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and Somatic Experiencing can help individuals process their trauma and develop coping strategies to manage and reduce their symptoms. Therapy provides a supportive space to understand and work through the emotions and challenges that arise from trauma.


How does sexual trauma therapy address feelings of shame and guilt?

Therapy for sexual trauma often focuses on helping individuals understand and reframe the negative beliefs about themselves that stem from their trauma, such as feelings of shame and guilt. Therapists work to create a non-judgmental and empathetic environment where survivors can openly discuss their experiences and feelings. Techniques may include narrative therapy, where individuals rewrite the stories they tell about themselves, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to challenge and change harmful thought patterns. The goal is to help survivors recognize that the trauma they experienced does not define their worth or identity.


Can therapy help if the sexual trauma happened many years ago?

Absolutely. It's never too late to seek therapy for sexual trauma, regardless of how much time has passed since the event. Trauma can remain deeply buried in an individual's nervous system and continue to affect their physical and mental health for years. Therapy can help unpack these long-held traumas, allowing the individual to process and heal from their experiences at their own pace. Many people find that addressing their trauma, even years later, can lead to significant improvements in their quality of life.


How do therapists ensure a safe and supportive environment for survivors of sexual trauma?

Therapists ensure a safe and supportive environment for survivors by establishing trust and confidentiality, showing empathy and understanding, and respecting each individual's pace and boundaries. They use trauma-informed care principles, which recognize the widespread impact of trauma and seek to avoid re-traumatization. This involves being sensitive to the survivor's needs, offering choices and control over the therapy process, and providing a stable, respectful, and empowering treatment atmosphere. Therapists are trained to handle sensitive topics with care and to provide a space where survivors feel validated and heard.


For even more information, read our in-depth guide on sexual trauma and it’s treatment.

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