Providing for the needs of adult survivors
of childhood sexual abuse through affordable
therapy, education and advocacy.

Healing is Possible

It's never too late to get help.

Many survivors carry the secret of sexual abuse in childhood well into adulthood before seeking help. You are not alone. We’re here to help.



Shepherd's is an inclusive organization and welcomes people of all races, colors, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, ages, ancestries, ethnicities, and national origins. Shepherd's has fluent Spanish speaking therapists who are comfortable conducting therapy sessions in Spanish or English.


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Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor." Paige's story.



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October 27, 2015.

Prepare to be horrified. Or outraged. Or both. In a nearly impossible to comprehend story, the Los Angeles Unified School District contends that a 13 year old female student bears responsibility for being sexually abused by her male math teacher. In court, the school district put forth the argument that an 8th grader who was groomed and seduced by her teacher “learns maturity from the experience and is unlikely to ever need counseling as a result”… Read More


Cover-web.jpg2014-2015 Annual Report

Aiming high to reach more survivors who need scholarship support for therapy... and news of the year.

"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."

"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."

Hear about Paige's journey of healing and more in our Annual Report.



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End the silence: Join Shepherd's Counseling Services' work to prevent childhood sexual abuse and support adult survivors.

Shepherd's in O, The Oprah Magazine


When you see someone you love suffer and become vulnerable it's very hard to take care of yourself – but it is crucial for both of you.

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* Read "Was a Man in your Life Abused," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm