Does psychotherapy help young children who have had issues with sexual abuse?

Yes it is extremely . helpful and important to help reduce the negative impact of sexual abuse on a child. Much of the therapy is carried out using play with toys, dolls and puppets to help the child express their feelings of anger, guilt and shame associated with the abuse. Find a licensed child psychologist with expertise in trauma work. .
Yes. Psychotherapy, used and applied correctly, can be very beneficial. It is very important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable.
Psychotherapy. Yes. Many children traumatized by sexual abuse have benefitted significantly by play and verbal psychotherapies.
Play therapy. Play therapy is utilized with children who can communicate traumatic effects such as child abuse in a safe and comfortable way as well as recover. Early intervention is quite important for recovery and healing and preventative for long-term effects of depression including, suicide.
Choose carefully. The behavioral consequences of sexual abuse may be devastating and a skilled therapist can help. But be careful. Especially when there is a question as to whether sexual abuse has occurred, some "therapists" see their first task to be getting the child to make statements for use by the prosecutor. This is an abuse which hopefully you will be able to avoid. Best wishes.
YES. One wants a child psychiatrist who is competent with play therapy ; other therapies appropriate to children. The focus should be the child. The perpetrators and the law are secondary.
Yes. Psychotherapy can certainly be done with children who have been traumatized. Find a reputable psychotherapist who deals with childhood trauma issues, and make an appointment. Also consider contacting your state licensing boards, and find out if they have any recommendations for clinics who deal with this sort of thing nearby.

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Is there a difference between psychotherapy and just therapy? Why does psychotherapy help heal sexual abuse more?

Yes. There are different types of psychotherapy ranging from Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy, supportive Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Psychotherapy or EMDR. The type of psychotherapy will depend on the needs of the individual and sexual abuse can be healed by using different techniques to aid the individual to deal with the trauma through memory retrieval thus dealing with feelings. Read more...
Yes, there is a. difference between the two. A therapist may provide counseling with specific situations and a counselor may function in a psychotherapeutic manner. Psychotherapy requires more skill than simple counseling. It is conducted by professionals trained to practice psychotherapy such as a psychiatrist, a trained counselor, social worker or psychologist. Read more...
Talking will help. For most people who work in mental health and abuse recovery, the terms "psychotherapy" and "therapy" mean the same thing. There are many different kinds of psychotherapies. In healing from sexual abuse,probably most important is finding a licensed mental health professional with whom you feel a positive connection (good vibes) based on a couple of meetings. Tell your story. Go from there. Read more...

Vague memories suggesting sexual abuse as a kid. I'm in psychotherapy, but wonder if this can cause si joint/pelvic instability? Sacrum slips in/out.

SI joint. Glad to hear you are in therapy as i surmise these childhood issues and their ultimate healing will also rectify your sacroiliac joint 'problem '. Good news for you is that sacral "instability" is an orthopedic problem that is rarely , if ever, seen unless you have sustained a severe pelvic fracture ... Best of luck! Read more...
Seems unrelated. It is hard to see how there would be a connection. Read more...
Beware. During the 1980s, there was a school of psychotherapy, largely amateur, devoted primarily to recovering "vague" memories of childhood sexual abuse which the folks wrongly claim cause most emotional problems. If someone is doing this to you -- and suggesting it can cause a rare orthopedic problem -- please, please get a 2nd opinion from a bona fide, scientific psychotherapist. Read more...