Anna was six years old when she came to Sunflower House after being sexually abused by a male friend of the family. When she started play therapy, she was engaging in inappropriate sexual talk and behavior and was experiencing symptoms of depression. In play therapy, she was able to recreate her abuse experience in a safe place and learn how to cope with emotions of fear, guilt, and sadness. After six months at Sunflower House, Anna was no longer engaging in sexual talk or behavior and had minimal signs of emotional disturbance. Anna graduated after nine months of therapy.

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