Therapy and Counseling

Therapy Assessments

A Child Victim Therapist provides assessments, crisis counseling, individual, group and family therapy. Children who have been sexually abused often display symptoms such as anger, acting out, nightmares, bed wetting, withdrawal and isolation. These symptoms require treatment so the abused child can move beyond the trauma of abuse and begin healing.

Counseling Services

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass offers short-term counseling services for sexually abused children. Children are seen at no cost for up to twelve sessions.  The focus of treatment is the child and the issues that emerge surrounding sexual abuse.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Changes in sleep patterns and nightmares
  • Changes in eating patterns, eating too much or too little.
  • Changes in behavior or mood that were not displayed before the abuse.
  • Feelings of anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, and guilt related to sexual abuse.

Some children may not display any symptoms at first; however it is important to provide counseling for them. The earlier a child enters treatment, the better it is for the child and family.