Counseling

The Counseling Department specializes in working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors as well as to victims of serious crimes and their loved ones.  Counseling can take place on a one on one basis or in a group setting. Click here http://crisisshelter.org/how-we-help/support-groups/ to read about support groups being offered at this time.

We have four Master’s level counselors, including three licensed therapists, on staff as well as a Bachelor level counselor who specializes in providing a full spectrum of services to human trafficking victims.
Bi-lingual counseling services are also available.  All counselors are degreed in Social Work, Human Services, or related areas. Unique to this agency, our counselors have received 80 hours training specific to the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and are required to attend at least 10 hours of continuing education yearly.

To further enhance client care, this department meets regularly for case management as well as individual supervision. This time is considered part of the counseling process as a way for the counselors to coordinate client needs and develop treatment plans.

Populations served: Children, Adults and Significant Others.

Visit our alternative website at  http://www.fightforzero.org  to receive support by chatting with or emailing one of our trained professionals. 

Services Provided:

  • Intake/Needs Assessment
  • Play Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy using A Window Between Worlds
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Master’s Level Therapy
  • Human Trafficking Support
  • Parenting Education
  • Court Preparation and Accompaniment
  • Miscellaneous Educational/Awareness Programs or Workshops

Visit http://crisisshelter.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=23&action=edit to see a list of our current support groups.

The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County empowers and advocates for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.  We inspire and educate citizens to create safer communities and break the cycle of violence.

 

 

“I always felt really safe at the Crisis Shelter. I felt nothing would happen to us there. The key cards (to unlock doors into and within the Shelter) made me feel safe. I remember how I would take my brother and sister to play in the child care room – I wanted them to feel safe too.”