He says the only reason he hasn't talked to anyone is because of the cost.
If it were me, I would hold him gently,and ask him this one simple question.
What, pray tell is more important than your emotional well being?
For me,my sexual abuse, has hindered my job performance. If I don't have the skills, to pay the bills,I've got nothing.
And just remember, courage is not the absence of fear, courage is feeling fear and doing it anyway.
I believe, the first sentence I read on this subject, said something like this. "Now that you have the courage to heal, Know that you Can."
It's a hard road.
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez