Restoring hope with dignity

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Human Trafficking (18+)

The Joseph J. Peters Institute recognizes the hardships that can afflict adult survivors of sexual abuse. Our long history of providing caring, compassionate treatment, combined with our leading clinical expertise allows us to help move the people we serve from trauma to healing. At the Institute, we engage the individual and significant others in a relational process to build understanding and trust, explain treatment methods, and work together with participants to heal.

The Institute provides a variety of Cognitive Behavioral and Supportive InterventionsCognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps address distortions in thinking to alleviate depression and anxiety. The treatment takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are at the root of a person’s difficulties, ultimately changing the way he or she feels and experiences the world.
including Prolonged Exposure Prolonged Exposure
Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is an evidence-based practice used with adult survivors of trauma. This treatment has been studied and found to be effective in reducing suffering caused by trauma, and allowing individuals to obtain relief. PE is possible through the trusting relationship between those suffering from trauma and their clinicians. The treatment is designed to help those suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) revisit the traumatic event(s) at their own pace and facilitate a process of memories, thoughts and beliefs. As our doctors and therapists work closely with those they are treating, suffering is eliminated and individuals are able to rebuild their lives.
treatment to all adult survivors of sexual abuse and other traumas.

The Institute offers Individual Therapy Individual Therapy
Individual therapy is used at the Institute to support individuals in recovery as they pursue specific goals
, group therapy and psychiatric care, as appropriate to individuals suffering the effects of trauma as a result of sexual exploitation, prostitution and other traumas. Adult survivors are encouraged to participate in group therapy.