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Counseling Philosophy

Counseling-Philosophy

DCRCC CONTINUUM OF CARE & COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY

Individuals who have experienced any form of sexual violence have survived a profound violation which can lead to deep, difficult feelings—including shock, shame, anger, and grief. These feelings can impact a persons’ relationship with family, friends, partners, and work. Whether you experienced sexual violence recently or decades ago, it is possible to heal, and you are not alone. DCRCC has trained therapists to support you in FREE individual or group therapy.

The DCRCC Clinical Program exists to support and empower survivors of sexual violence. Our therapy is based on empowering the survivors to regain control over their lives, helping the client to have choices, understanding that education is power, respecting their right to self-determination with the understanding that all forms of oppression are connected.

Values

  • We believe in the capacity for every survivor to heal and thrive.
  • Committed to the belief that all forms of oppression are linked, we value accessibility, cultural respect and understanding, as well as the empowerment of all people.
  • We respect the unique experiences of each survivor and believe that survivors are experts in their own experiences.
  • We support people to find their own power to improve the quality of their lives.
  • We believe that healing from sexual trauma is a series of journeys. We serve as guides assisting the survivor on the next part of their journey, providing them with tools and support, along with an invitation to hope, trust, and embrace their power.
  • We act and advocate with authenticity and integrity by staying true to these core values in all we do.