"The Ripple Effect": click on the issues below to view PDFs.
From the very beginnings of our organization, Shepherd's Counseling Services has never waivered from our dedication to providing affordable therapy to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Our Founder, Sr. Vera Gallagher, envisioned a place of healing that would make it possible for all survivors, regardless of ability to pay, to receive the specialized help that would open the doors to healing. Read more.
Hope - Inspiration - Healing - what do these words have to do with adult survivors of childhood abuse?
Perhaps it seems paradoxical that an organization that deals with the difficult and painful topic of childhood sexual abuse sponsors events that talk about hope, inspiration, and healing. Yet in over 27 years of treating adult survivors, the evidence is clear and consistent: individuals who come through our doors bearing a lifetime of pain and shame find healing and release and a hopeful... Read More
Recently, a past client got in touch with me to share some reflections on the long-term impact of his therapy at Shepherd's: "Before I came to Shepherd's, I tried several other therapy situations and, while they were all somewhat helpful, it wasn't until I came to Shepherd's that I was treated like a person, not a problem - that's when my life started to change."
In this world of increasing standardization of services, what makes Shepherd's Counseling Services unique? As medical services (including mental health care) come to be shaped by a bottom line driven business model... Read More
On the evening of October 6, 2013 at Green Lake Park in Seattle, our message will be clear: It's Okay to Talk About It. On that night, at 7pm, as light falls to dusk, Shepherd's Counseling will hold its 3rd annual Turn the Light On event to bring light, voice, and awareness to the reality of childhood sexual abuse... Read More