The thoughts and feelings you experience after sexual assault can put a burden on your life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get back to leading a productive life and being in healthy relationships. One of the first steps may include short-term counseling.
During short-term counseling, you work one-on-one with an Aurora counselor who specializes in treating survivors. We help you establish healthy ways to cope with unpleasant thoughts and feelings. In just a few weeks, most survivors feel well enough to take the next steps in their healing journey.
As a sexual assault survivor, it’s common to feel isolated, but at Aurora Health Care, you are not alone. Let our experts help you move past the problems that are holding you back from living life on your own terms. We treat a high volume of survivors every year. This level of expertise helps you reclaim a sense of normalcy as quickly as possible.
Highlights of our program include:
We hold everything you share with us in the strictest of confidence. This policy means that we will not share anything you say with others unless we are required to do so by law. In these situations, we share only the minimum necessary information and only with people who need it, like the police.
Over the course of three to six sessions, our counselors help you set and achieve individual recovery goals.
During short-term counseling, our team:
After short-term counseling, long-term counseling can help you make steady progress toward reclaiming your life. Long-term counseling takes place in a group setting with one of our counselors and a small group of fellow survivors.
Aurora offers an array of counseling groups, including Spanish-language and men-only options. Find out more about long-term support for survivors.
Space in our long-term counseling programs is limited. If you are eligible for counseling services through your insurance plan, we ask that you pursue those services first. Doing so allows us to provide timely support to people who need access to free services.
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Get help at a healing center or forensic nursing location – you do not need an appointment.
Most of our services are available at no cost, thanks to generous donors.