What is Incest?

What is incest, woman looking at the horizon.

What is incest?

Incest is a form of childhood sexual abuse.  Typically, the person abusing the child is older and may be a relative of some sort that the child relies on for care. 

What does the sexually abused child experience as an adult?

Common experiences include:

Not everyone who experiences incest has the same reaction. 

Incest is not something that many people talk about.  In fact, many people keep it secret because of the guilt, shame and confusion associated with the experiences.

There is help available.  You don’t have to suffer anymore.

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Photo of Jordanna Saunders, psychotherapist in Goodyear, AZ Jordanna L. Saunders, MC LPC NCC Jordanna is a psychotherapist practicing in Goodyear, AZ.