PARAMUS, N.J., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The recent Supreme Court hearings and the nomination process resultedin an increase of 338% to sexual assault hotlines (RAINN, October 1, 2018). Sexual abuse survivors are seeking help in record numbers not seen before.
"We have seen a tremendous increase in clients reaching out for assistance and seeking counseling for the first time," states Dr. Stephen J. Oreski, LCSW, a psychotherapist specializing in treating those impacted by sexual violence. "When one person speaks out regarding their experience with sexual violence, often others will come forward." Speaking out reduces the stigma associated with identifying as a survivor of sexual abuse. It can be extremely difficult for survivors to come forward and share their story. They may feel ashamed, concerned that they won't be believed, or worried they'll be blamed.
If someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, or shares that they are a survivor, Dr. Oreski offers some guidance on how to respond to the disclosure:
Dr. Stephen J. Oreski & Associates is a psychotherapy and counseling practice dedicated to working with survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, offers a safe and healing environment to address the issue surrounding all forms sexual violence.
For more information, please go to https://www.bergencountytherapist.com
Dr. Stephen J. Oreski LCSW has been involved in the sexual violence movement for over 20 years. His professional background includes leadership in social movements, policy, advocacy, and community organization. Dr. Oreski is the clinical director for the largest sexual violence resource center in New Jersey, and maintains a private practice in Paramus, NJ, specializing in long-term counseling for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
SOURCE D&S Psychological Services, LLC
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