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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!

 

 

February 2019 Blog PostDirector's Blog

Dangerous Denial

February 6, 2019

I have long wondered what it is in our human condition that makes it so difficult to accept the overwhelming and destabilizing reality of sexual abuse, especially the sexual abuse of a child?

As difficult and incomprehensible as it is for an adult to fathom the act of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child, it is exponentially more confusing and unbelievable to the child who is victimized in a way that breaks every rule about what is safe in this world. . . . (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"

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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

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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)

 

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