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How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Options for help

If you are a victim of a crime and there is a police report, then in many states you can qualify for assistance from "crime victims reparations".
Contact your local department of mental health to see if such a program exists where you are. They can help pay for treatment if you qualify. Other interventions include individual and group psychotherapy. Emdr and tfcbt also are effective treaments.

In brief: Options for help

If you are a victim of a crime and there is a police report, then in many states you can qualify for assistance from "crime victims reparations".
Contact your local department of mental health to see if such a program exists where you are. They can help pay for treatment if you qualify. Other interventions include individual and group psychotherapy. Emdr and tfcbt also are effective treaments.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many ways

A person can call a rape crisis line even if the assault happened a long time ago.
The counselor can help you find a therapist to talk to. The national sexual assault hotline is 1-800-656-hope or go to www.Rainn.Org and click on the hotline online. It is free and confidential. It's important to find a good therapist who you feel safe and comfortable with. It may not be the first one you see.

In brief: Many ways

A person can call a rape crisis line even if the assault happened a long time ago.
The counselor can help you find a therapist to talk to. The national sexual assault hotline is 1-800-656-hope or go to www.Rainn.Org and click on the hotline online. It is free and confidential. It's important to find a good therapist who you feel safe and comfortable with. It may not be the first one you see.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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