Sexual Violence Counseling

Caring, professional counselors provide confidential individual counseling to sexual assault survivors and their non-offending family members. Services are offered to women, children and men who have been victims of assault. In providing trauma-informed services, counselors understand the dynamics of sexual violence and the effect trauma has on the lives of survivors and their family members.   

Services are provided to survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual exploitation, ages 3 and above. Counselors support each survivor through their healing journey by utilizing a variety of methods including traditional “talk” therapy and expressive therapies (Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy). The counselor works with the adult and teen client to identify a plan for therapy that best meets their needs. Parents and guardians are involved in developing a therapy plan for their child. As the disclosure of sexual abuse/assault frequently impacts a survivor’s loved ones and family members, counseling is also available to non-offending siblings, parents, partners and spouses. Counselors support significant others as they explore their experiences of secondary trauma and work to build a support system for the survivor.

Where: RISE Center, Parks Francis Center, Logan Square Satellite office, South Suburban Center, Patterson and McDaniel Family Center
Who's Eligible: Survivors of sexual violence ages 3 and above and their impacted non-offending significant others (spouses, partners, parents/legal guardians, siblings)
Costs: Free
Contact:

312.733.2102, ext. 2146 (Chicago)
630.790.6600 (West Suburbs)
708.754.0486 (South Suburbs)