Individual Specialized Counselling
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse offers individual specialized counselling for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault. CCASA provides crisis intervention and short term counselling for up to 18 sessions for survivors of sexual violence, their friends, and loved ones.
Services include assisting the survivor and loved ones in dealing effectively with the acute stage effects of sexual abuse 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.