Types Of Therapy
SAC provides individual counseling for:
- Children (ages 3-12) and teenagers (ages 13-18) who have been sexually abused
- Adults who were abused as children
- Rape survivors of all ages
- Non-offending parents, caregivers, family members and significant others of those who have
been raped or sexually abused
- Spanish-speaking clients
Individual counseling sessions are typically 50 minutes, once per week.
Crisis intervention counseling is offered to individuals who have recently experienced rape or sexual abuse, or are currently in crisis from past abuse.
Our 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line is available for immediate assistance or ongoing support. The line is operated by trained staff and volunteers. Please call 1.800.879.1999 for immediate Crisis & Support Line services.
Therapy groups are offered on an as-needed basis and are approximately 90 minutes, once per week.
Groups at SAC develop based on the needs of current clients, referral sources, or callers interested in being in a group. Some groups take several months to start to ensure that an appropriate number of members can be involved. All groups at SAC are closed, meaning once the group begins, no new members can be added. This is done to provide the utmost healing, nurturing and safe environment for group members.
We recommend that a person receive individual therapy prior to starting a group at SAC.
While these groups are not on-going or available at all times, the following are groups frequently
offered at SAC:
Adult Survivor Education Group
A first step group for female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are just beginning their healing journey. The group addresses many issues, including: sexual abuse education, common reactions and effects of sexual abuse, positive coping skills, family dynamics, women’s health issues, and safety and support.
Female Adult Survivor Therapy Group
Enables female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to break through the shame and secrecy surrounding their personal experiences. Issues and topics include sexual assault education, trust and betrayal, coping skills and support systems, spirituality, sexuality, grief and mourning, intimacy and relationships, guilt and shame, family dynamics, anger management, power and control, support and encouragement.
Male Adult Survivor Group
For male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The goal of this group is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where each man can process his history of abuse. Group topics include issues of power and control, betrayal, stigmatization, sexual identity/orientation, coping skills, anger, family dynamics, spirituality, false beliefs, intimacy and masculinity.
Non-Offending Parent/Caregiver Group
To help adults understand the important role they play in their child's recovery from sexual abuse. Topics may include guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety and fear, legal issues, grief, family dynamics, relationships and sexuality. Other issues include learning more about the impact of child sexual abuse, the feelings and behaviors they may see from their child, supportive interventions and safety planning.
Rape Survivor Group
Looks at the myths associated with rape, rapist profiles, and Rape Trauma Syndrome. The women in the group are encouraged to tell their stories and express emotions to help with recovery from their trauma.
Addresses various topics including feelings, secrets, false beliefs, anger management, self-esteem, social skills, family issues, support and education, betrayal and trust, and issues of power and control. Each child is given the opportunity to tell his or her unique story of abuse using creative techniques. Groups are formed for children according to similar ages, developmental levels and experiences.
Ttherapy addresses various topics including feelings, false beliefs, self-esteem and self-image, family dynamics, boundaries, relationships and assertiveness. Each teen is given the power to choose when and how to tell his/her unique story of abuse. Group therapy is a living example that the teen is not alone.
Consists of one therapist working with two clients of similar experiences and age. Pair therapy is beneficial as clients share similar exchanges, thoughts, feelings and quickly learn that they are not alone in this world.