Therapeutic Counseling

We know this is a distressing time, especially for survivors of trauma. Please reach out for support from friends, family, or professionals. Here you will find information regarding what we are experiencing and suggestions for coping.

Whether it is a few days after the abuse or years after—whether the assault happened locally or outside of our service area—we are here to help. We offer free, confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual violence and everyone else in the community who has been affected, including survivors’ acquaintances, friends, family and partners. Our goal is to assist clients in healing from issues that stem from the trauma of sexual violence, helping them to cope with the immediate crisis and regain a sense of control and trust.

Our counselors use a variety of trauma-informed, evidenced-based therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and bilateral stimulation (i.e. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Interested in Services?

Contact our agency at 270 782-5014 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm· A staff person will take some basic information from you and our service coordinator will schedule a half hour intake/orientation session.

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During this session, you can expect the following:

  1. Information on therapy services
  2. To discuss and sign consent forms for treatment
  3. Next steps

For parents and caregivers of children, it may be necessary to provide a copy of the most recent custody paperwork.

Community Partners and Professionals wanting to refer clients: Please fill out our External Referral Form and email the completed form to coordinator@hopeharbor.net or fax 270.782.5042.

 

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Types of Counseling Services

Crisis Counseling

Helping the survivor meet immediate needs, crisis counseling requires little paperwork and no appointment necessary. This option strives to stabilize reactions to trauma, prioritize and concerns, and provide information and referral services related to a recent assault or trigger. For immediate support, please call 270.846.1100

Individual Counseling

Provides an open, supportive, and confidential environment to address the issues following sexual violence. Regardless when the assault or abuse occurred, counseling is an option. This is a longer-term option compared to crisis counseling and is individualized to meet needs.

Couples Counseling

Helps non-offending partners heal from the lasting physical and psychological effects of sexual violence.

Family Counseling

Targets relationships and the overall functioning of the family unit for non-offending family members.

 

Hope Harbor has licensed mental health professionals ready to provide you with specialized therapy services. The main office is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We also have offices in Glasgow, Franklin, and Russellville for regional therapy services.

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Online Support Groups

Support groups help build trust and community among survivors as participants collectively explore the causes and possible solutions to their issues. Our support groups are open to all genders, adults (18+), and anyone who identifies as a survivor of sexual violence. We recognize sexual violence occurs in many different ways and we consider all forms of sexual violence (i.e. rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, exploitation, child sexual abuse) valid in regards to survivorhood or the survivor identity/label one gives themselves. Attendance at all sessions is NOT required.

 

Survivor-led Support Group

Our general support group meets every Monday via Zoom at 6pm CST/7pm EST for approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Attendance at all sessions is NOT required. New members are welcomed at any time.

Please complete the following form to register and receive more information from our Community Educator, Jacklyn Henry. If you do not get a reply within two business days, please check your spam. If you still do not have a reply, please call 270.846.1100

Online Support Group

Our group meets every Monday via Zoom at 6pm CST/7pm EST for approximately and hour and 15 minutes. Please complete the form below to receive information and link to join.
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Additional Holistic Support

 

Hope Harvest: A Therapeutic Garden

At the Bowling Green office, Hope Harvest: A Therapeutic Garden has been growing food and offering a safe space for clients, staff, and volunteers of Hope Harbor since 2016. Hope Harvest is a chemical-free garden where fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown without the use of pesticides or any other sprays. Volunteers and clients are welcome to assist with maintenance of the garden, enjoy the natural environment, and have the opportunity to take home produce. When entering the Bowling Green office, the sidewalk connecting the parking lot to the front door travels through Hope Harvest.

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Helpful Facts

  • All of our services are free of charge

  • All of our services are private and confidential

  • Therapy services are specialized and focus specifically on treatment of sexual abuse/assault

  • Therapy services are provided for those who are willing to engage in treatment

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What to Expect during Therapy

Our therapists practice trauma-informed therapy which is client-centered as well as individualized. Some types of therapy utilized at Hope Harbor are EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness techniques.

You, along with your therapist, will develop a treatment plan based on your unique needs which may include weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

Our therapeutic goal is to empower clients to utilize the resources they already possess.

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