Whether your experience happened recently or years ago as a child, it’s never too late to get the help and support you need. Counseling can be a helpful resource and a tool for healing.
The Care Center counselors provide trauma-informed, specialized support to people of all ages and genders who have experienced sexual trauma or abuse. All services are completely free-of-charge and confidential.
Since everyone’s experience is unique and everyone needs something different, The Care Center counseling services are flexible and individualized. When working with The Care Center counselors, the following options are available:
- You can learn about how trauma affects the brain and the body.
- You can learn about symptoms and gain coping skills for managing them.
- Counselors offer a safe and understanding place for you to process your feelings, whatever they may be.
- Therapy can be short term crisis intervention or you can choose to continue therapy for up to a year.
- You are allowed to bring a support person along.
- Counselors often coordinate with other mental health providers to make sure you are getting wrap-around services.
- Individual therapy is also available to the friends, family, and loved ones of victims and survivors.
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The Care Center currently offers support groups in Douglas, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties. Groups are free and confidential. Facilitated by the Support Group Coordinator, groups focus on cultivating a trauma-informed safe space for peers to support and believe one another and to develop anxiety soothing skills. To learn more about joining a support group, please call 785-843-8985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Support Groups are available at the following locations and times:
- Lawrence Open Group: Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Lawrence Office
- Ottawa Open Group: 1st and 3rd Thursdays every month from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Ottawa Office (March – August 2018)
- Oskaloosa Open Group: 2nd Wednesdays every month from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Oskaloosa Office (March – August 2018