Counseling assists victims in their healing process and empowers them to make healthy life changes and decisions.
- children ages 4 and up are taught body safety, choices, self-esteem and empowerment through art and play therapy, puppets, healing stories, and sandtray therapy.
- adolescents are encouraged to journal and express their innermost feelings through art and sandtray therapy. goals are set and strengths are discovered, helping to develop positive self-esteem and self-image.
- adults are encouraged to journal their feelings as they go through the healing process. counseling is supportive and informative. feelings are validated and goals are set for the future. strengths are recognized and coping skills are developed.
- partners and family members may also receive counseling to aid them in assisting their loved one’s recovery and in dealing with their own feelings resulting from the abuse.