Do you think therapy can help me? Has it helped you before?

zaharuh
I was sexually abused when I was 16 and I have some bad memories from when i was a child. I've been really considering therapy and I think maybe it could help me since like I don't ever talk about these things to anyone and I could never even get myself to tell the full story to my family. I feel like I have a lot of problems like anxiety, low self esteem, trust issues, depression sometimes, weird sexual fantasies, like dreams about things that have happened to me. Whenever I think about it, it feels like I just want to shut down. It feels wrong talking about it rn like it's not something I want people to know about me I guess like if I couldn't even tell my own parents at the time how could I tell anyone. Part of me feels like the things that happened are my fault and I can't get that out of my head no matter how hard I try. Everywhere I've read they say it's not your fault but I don't know why I feel that way. There was like a long period of time where I was just not eating after it would happen. I always tell myself that I want long relationships in some time but for some reason it's not something I chase and I usually just go for something short term so I feel like I'm lying to myself. I just want things to change and I want to forget about these things I'm tired of living with these thoughts.
Do you think therapy can help me? Has it helped you before?
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