Individual Specialized Counselling
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse offers individual specialized counselling for individuals impacted by any form of sexual violence including sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment. CCASA provides crisis intervention and short term counselling for up to 18 sessions for individuals impacted by sexual violence and their support persons.
Services include assisting the individual and/or support persons in dealing effectively with the acute stage effects of sexual violence crisis (whether past or recent). This includes helping people work through and face the many issues that without intervention could result in many difficulties both in their present lives and in the future. The program covers immediate impact, emotional and behavioural reactions and also addresses practical issues the individual may be dealing with at the time.
Potential topics and issues addressed in the individual sessions are: information on sexual abuse and sexual assault, sexual violence and its social context, anger, depression, trust, grief and loss, self esteem, assertiveness, guilt and shame, body image, sexuality, power and control.
This is a free service.