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Therapy

KCSARC’s therapists are experts in providing trauma-specific therapy to help victims of sexual assault heal. KCSARC offers individual therapy for children, teens and adults, as well as group therapy for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

Assessment
After speaking with a client care specialist, you may be referred to a therapist for a clinical assessment. KCSARC’s treatment begins with a four-hour assessment which utilizes a best-practice model for assessing trauma. Clinicians meet with a client for two sessions, gathering information through clinical interviews and standardized measures, to assess the client’s unique experience of trauma. This comprehensive assessment allows the therapist to make individualized recommendations for treatment. Together, the therapist and client develop a treatment plan especially tailored for the client’s needs.

Individual Therapy
KCSARC’s priority is to treat the trauma of sexual or physical abuse. The main goals of treatment are symptom reduction and trauma integration. Trauma is our primary focus, and may also encompass treating not only symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety, but also other related issues resulting from the abuse.

Because treatment is a focused and structured intervention, most clients complete therapy in an average of 16-20 sessions. Some individuals participate in fewer sessions, some may participate in more. Treatment is flexible and individualized based on client’s needs.

Adults: KCSARC provides individual therapy to adults who have experienced the trauma of sexual assault in adulthood. The therapy is trauma-specific, but can be related to a recent sexual assault or one that may have occurred in previous years.

Children and Adolescents: Children ages 6-18 who have been sexually and/or physically assaulted may qualify for trauma-specific individual therapy. Specialized sexual and/or physical assault treatment benefits the child whose primary issues have arisen due to the trauma of sexual/physical assault. Parents are actively involved in the therapeutic process, including involvement in individual therapy sessions and working with a parent educator. Services for younger children are provided through our Family Services Program.

Group Therapy: There will be an 8 week long Spanish group starting in April, date TBD.This structured, closed group is for women 21 years of age and older who have specific memories of the abuse in childhood and can articulate the impact it has had on them throughout the years. An initial assessment is required to ensure the compatibility of the group format with survivor's needs. Group fees can be met by insurance or negotiated. If you are interested in participating in the next group or want more information, please call KCSARC's Intake at 425.226.5062.