Your Sanctuary After Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is an unspeakable horror that leaves deep, indelible marks on its survivors. At Shield Bearer, we understand the profound courage it takes to step out from the shadows of such a traumatic experience. Our compassionate and specialized counseling offers survivors a haven to heal, rebuild, and rekindle the light within.
The Depths of Human Trafficking: Facing the Unimaginable
It’s difficult for many to fathom the ordeal survivors of human trafficking undergo. Beyond physical abuse, they face emotional manipulation, isolation, threats, and profound violation of their human rights. The aftermath includes struggles with:
Fear of betrayal, difficulties in forming relationships.
Self-Worth and Identity
Struggling with shame, guilt, or feeling dehumanized.
Physical and Psychological Trauma
Chronic pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.
Reintegration into Society
Feeling out of place, fearing stigmatization or judgment.
The Shield Bearer Approach: A Holistic Path to Healing From Human Trafficking
Shield Bearer’s therapeutic approach is designed with profound empathy and an understanding of the unique struggles trafficking survivors face.
Customized one-on-one sessions enable survivors to safely process their experiences, regain autonomy, and rediscover their voice.
Survivors connect with others who’ve walked similar paths, fostering mutual support, understanding, and shared healing.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
Addressing negative thought patterns, fostering resilience, and aiding survivors in reclaiming control over their thoughts and feelings.
Recognizing the widespread impact of trauma and integrating this knowledge into all aspects of therapy.
Restorative Therapies: Reclaiming Body and Soul
We believe that a variety of therapies are helpful in getting on the path to recovery. Here’s how we can help:
Art and Expressive Therapies:
Offering survivors creative avenues to express feelings, sometimes beyond words.
Mindfulness and Meditation:
Grounding practices to center the mind and combat dissociation.
Reconnecting survivors with their bodies in safe, healing ways.
Our Comprehensive Support Network
Collaborating with legal experts to guide survivors in their pursuit of justice.
Helping survivors reintegrate into society with skills and confidence.
Facilitating community-based activities and connections, offering a sense of belonging.
Frequently Asked Questions
Human trafficking counseling is a specialized therapeutic approach designed to address the unique traumas and challenges faced by survivors of trafficking. It offers a safe space to process experiences, rebuild self-worth, develop coping mechanisms, and reintegrate into society. With the guidance of trained professionals, survivors can embark on a healing journey to reclaim their lives.
Your safety and confidentiality are our utmost priorities. At Shield Bearer, we adhere to strict protocols to ensure that our center is secure. All interactions, records, and counseling sessions remain strictly confidential. We also collaborate with legal experts and other support services to provide comprehensive protection and assistance.
The healing journey is deeply personal and varies for each individual. While some survivors find solace within months, others may need longer. There's no defined timeline for healing from the trauma of human trafficking. At Shield Bearer, we respect each individual's pace and provide support for as long as it's needed.
Yes, we do offer group therapy sessions. They provide an opportunity for survivors to connect with others who have had similar experiences. Sharing stories and challenges in a supportive group setting can foster mutual understanding, reduce feelings of isolation, and promote collective healing.
Absolutely. We recognize the crucial role that loved ones play in the healing journey. With the consent of the survivor, family and friends can participate in designated sessions, receive guidance on offering support, and gain insights into the challenges their loved one is facing.