The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) offers counseling services to survivors of sexual violence in the immediate crisis. Whether the immediate crisis may be a few days after the abuse or years after, we are here to help. Our goal is to assist clients in the healing of issues arising from the experience of sexual violence, helping them to cope more comfortably with the immediate crisis, recover a sense of control and trust in their own strengths and skills.
Common Survivor Reactions:
Survivors of sexual violence may experience different reactions and emotional changes after an assault, some of which can be very intrusive and disruptive.
- Loss of control
- Re-experiencing (flashbacks)
- Mood swings
- Body memories
It is very important to understand that there is no right or wrong way for survivors respond to sexual violence. Any one might experience all or none of the reactions mentioned above.
Services are available to children, adolescents and adult survivors of sexual violence and their families.
Available services include:
- Individual and Family counseling
- Play Therapy
- Group Counseling and Support Groups: We offer specialized groups for ongoing clients depending on enrollment. If you are interested in participating in a group, please contact us. One of our counselors will be in touch with you when we begin the screening process. Please note that it may take time for a new group to begin.
For more information about our counseling services contact Carmen Vasquez, Associate Director of the Counseling Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 521-7273 to schedule an appointment.