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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Dark Clouds Over Neverland

March 12, 2019

As painful as it is to watch, ‘Leaving Neverland,’ offers an incredibly clear picture of the relationship complexity that a sexually abused child often navigates. If there is a greater good to be served in watching this story, it is to remind us, once again, that the abuser to be feared is not the creepy man in the park but the family friend, pastor, priest, coach or even family member who takes the time to patiently and carefully form what feels like a genuinely caring and trusting relationship with the child and often his or her parents. . . . (read more)


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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.



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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.



"A New Chapter"


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....



For Partners of Survivors


Nationally recognized leaders in providing the unique services of support for partners of survivors. Learn more about our partner support services.

O, The Oprah Magazine:

"Was a Man in your Life Abused?" Article featuring our Executive Director, Janice Palm

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


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


to support healing for survivors!

Fourth Annual Fall Luncheon

Finding Hope, Inspiring Healing

October 2, 2019

Register Today to Attend or Find Out How to Become a Table Captain!





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Sexual Abuse in the News

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


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In Their Own Words:

Survivors Share Their

Stories of Healing