Find Help

We honor and regard the decision to seek help as an act of profound courage.

Shepherd's Counseling Services offers a safe place for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to explore buried feelings that may have been unsafe to talk about as children.

When these hidden feelings rise to the surface, as they often do in adulthood, they can disrupt emotional and physical well-being with surprising force. Survivors often ask, "Can this get better?" The answer is a resounding "Yes."

Get Started

To schedule your free initial appointment or to discuss options for services, email Brook, our Clinical Coordinator, at brook@shepherdstherapy.org or call (206) 323-7131.

Affordability

Talk to us. Shepherd's wants to reduce any obstacles to your desire to heal. Shepherd's will bill private insurance and is an in-network provider for several major carriers. Shepherd's also provides financial assistance, including a sliding fee scale and scholarships, to clients with the greatest financial need.

Our Services

  • Individual and group therapy for survivors
  • Support group for partners of survivors
  • Couples counseling
  • Family counseling

Shepherd's offers affordable therapy services for women and men survivors. These include group and individual counseling with therapists experienced in treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All of our groups emphasize trust and authenticity, and aim to help individuals regain a sense of validation and acceptance and to gain skills to live more satisfying lives.

How It Works

Therapy begins with connection. For those who have experienced the pain, confusion and overwhelming effects of sexual abuse, the connection with an individual therapist or other group members initiates a journey to reclaim the sense of trust and safety lost through abuse.

Find out more

We understand that asking for help is often very difficult. We invite you to call us to learn more, read answers to more questions, and download our Client Brochure (PDF).

You can also find information on symptoms, resources, the need for help and survivors' stories.

Our Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Policy

Shepherd's Counseling Services respects the human dignity and individuality of all members of its diverse community. To promote this environment, we will:

  • Above all treat clients, staff, and board members with respect.
  • Foster a safe, humane, and hospitable environment.
  • Acknowledge and affirm our differences.

Within our mission to serve adult (identified as not younger than 18 years of age) survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Shepherd's Counseling Services does not discriminate against any person - board member, employee, contractor, or client - because of age, ethnicity, disability, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation, religion, income, or political affiliation. It is the policy of Shepherd's to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

Common Questions

 

What should I do if I feel I am in crisis?

If you find yourself in need of immediate help when Shepherd's is closed, please call the Crisis Clinic at (206) 461-3222. This is a 24-hour crisis line.

What can I expect from therapy at Shepherd's?

Shepherd's Counseling Services provides a place to be heard and valued. Our therapists are all trained to listen, to encourage, to motivate, to guide and to be with you while your story unfolds.

What benefits might I get from therapy?

We help you to unlearn some of the judgments and misperceptions that are holding you in negative, self-critical places. We also help you relearn more positive ways of living an energized and happy life—the life you deserve to live. See more about the benefits of therapy.

How do I take the first steps?

Once you decide to contact Shepherd's, the process begins with a free initial interview appointment with our Clinical Supervisor. Options will be discussed, and, if appropriate, you will be assigned to one of our therapists for individual or group therapy services.

What if I can't afford therapy?

Talk to us. Shepherd's wants to reduce any obstacles to your desire to heal.