Therapy and art therapy for rape victims
"It's OK to interview a therapist, either in a phone conversation or in a first session, so that you can obtain the necessary
information to make a well-informed decision. Here are examples of some of the types of questions you may want to ask:
- What are your credentials and training?
- What are your areas of expertise and specialization?
- What specific training do you have in your areas of specialization?
- Are you on the provider list for my insurance plan?
- What is your standard fee? How long are sessions? Do you have a sliding fee scale? Are fees different for individual,
couples, or group therapy?
- How many clients have you worked with that have had similar issues to mine? How did you work with them and how did it
- Are you in good standing with your licensing board? Has anyone ever made a complaint against you? If so, how was it resolved?
- Do you receive your own supervision, consultation, or therapy from a professional?
- Where did you go to graduate school and where did you do your internship?
- How long have you been in private practice?
- What are your beliefs about how therapy should work? What do you do during sessions and what do you expect from
a client during and between sessions?
- How can I contact you in an emergency?"
Use this search engine to find a therapist.
A listing and explanation for different types of therapy.
SOAR (Speaking Out About Rape) runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual
violence and enhance the public's understanding and acceptance of rape victims.
The oldest annotated directory of mental health resources for professionals and consumers on the Internet. Every resource
contained herein has been personally reviewed by Dr. Grohol.
EMDR is a relatively new and effective therapy for panic attacks. You can find a list of approved EMDR therapists at this
The American Art Therapy Association
(AATA) is a national association dedicated to the belief that the creative process
involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing. Founded in 1969 AATA is a not-for-profit organization of approximately
4,750 professionals and students that has established standards for art therapy education, ethics, and practice. AATA committees
actively work on professional and educational development, national conferences, regional symposia, publications, governmental
affairs, public awareness, research, and other activities that enhance the practice of art therapy.
Dedicated to encourage healing through the arts, Survivors Art Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed
to empowering trauma survivors with effective expressive outlets via internet art gallery, outreach programs, national exhibitions,
publications and development of employment skills
This site lists ways and resources for using art for healing.