Human Trafficking Recovery

Mental Health Counseling & Therapy Services located in Hoboken and Teaneck, NJ

Human Trafficking Recovery

About Human Trafficking Recovery

Human trafficking recovery can take years, but with the right support, you can cope with lasting effects such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Supportive counseling from the professionals at Hudson River Care and Counseling in Hoboken and Teaneck, New Jersey, can improve your quality of life, emotional well-being, and self-esteem. Call Hudson River Care and Counseling or book an appointment online today for more information on human trafficking recovery services.

Human Trafficking Recovery Q&A

What does human trafficking mean?

There are many misconceptions about human trafficking and what it looks like in real-world scenarios. Human traffickers coerce their targets for their own personal gain. They take control of their subjects using tactics like threats, manipulation, lies, and physical force. Sometimes, they use the illusion of positive reinforcement, like the promise of high pay or emotional commitment. 

As a survivor of human trafficking, you may have been coerced or forced into sex work, illegal labor, or inhumane labor of any kind. There is one exception to this definition that applies to minors: Even without direct threats or force, subjecting a child to sexual acts or services is considered human trafficking. 

Human traffickers often target vulnerable people, such as those experiencing financial hardship, emotional vulnerability, or a lack of social support systems. 

How will I know if I need human trafficking recovery services?

If you experience human trafficking, you might not initially recognize or label it as such. However, the mental, physical, and emotional consequences that arise as a result may indicate to you that you should seek help. Survivors of human trafficking frequently experience:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Fear
  • Isolation
  • Memory loss
  • Emotional attachment to their traffickers (Stockholm syndrome)

Because of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, you might face additional challenges, including addiction, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). 

Which services can support human trafficking recovery?

Hudson River Care and Counseling provides personalized counseling services catered toward people in recovery from human trafficking. 

Although your experience is unique to you, you might benefit from group therapy or a support group alongside others with similar experiences. Licensed mental health professionals lead these support groups at Hudson River Care and Counseling. 

You might also be interested in individual counseling for human trafficking recovery. During one-on-one sessions with your counselor, you can gain insight into your experiences, learn coping skills, rebuild your self-esteem, and work toward other personal goals. 

Hudson River Care and Counseling offers the option of spiritual and religious-based counseling according to your preferences and beliefs. You can also personalize your experience by using convenient telehealth services, which allow you to attend counseling sessions remotely. 

For more information about human trafficking recovery services, call Hudson River Care and Counseling or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation today.