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.

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Celebrating 30 Years - Shepherd’s Counseling Services provides specialized individual and group therapy services to men and women who were sexually abused as children, their partners and families. Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Policy. Welcome!



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Director's Blog

So, what is to be done?

January 29, 2017

Pedophiles are clever and cunning, often grooming parents or other adults right along with a child in order to gain trust and unrestricted access to the child. Once an adult’s (or child’s) trust is gained, their guard is down and niggling questions or a sense of discomfort is quickly whisked away. We have tens of thousands of adult survivors who will sadly attest to the effectiveness of this nefarious process. . . . (read more)



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"I will always live with being a survivor, but for the first time in my life, I can accept it for what it was and live a life free of the many emotions that swirled around it." - Chuck

Discover the healing in our Annual Report.



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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.



A New Chapter - Video


Each of us has a story ... We want each and every adult survivor to know that sexual abuse is not the end of their story....




Our therapy services are made possible by the generous gifts of individuals - 


to support healing for survivors!


Sexual Abuse in the News

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Shepherd's Counseling Services' executive director, Janice Palm, speaks out.

Visit our Media page for perspectives and insights into child sexual abuse, understanding survivors, and being part of positive change.


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For Partner's of Survivors


"Sexually Abused Men - Is your partner one of them?" (full article)

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