Counseling
All services at the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico are free of charge.
No matter where you were or what you were doing, if you have been sexually assaulted or abused, you have the right to respectful and confidential care. For more information about counseling services or to schedule an appointment, please call us Monday- Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Confidentiality

We are committed to protecting client safety and privacy of client information. All therapy services provided by The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (RCCCNM) are strictly confidential.

Who Can Be A Client

The RCCCNM Clinical Program serves adults and teens (13 and older), of any gender, whose lives have been affected by sexual violations. This includes survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, teen and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and incest, as well as other sexual violations.

It does not matter how long ago the violation occurred. The abuse/assault may have been recent or may have occurred in the distant past. We know that survivors of sexual violations often feel the effects of the violations for an extended period of time afterwards. We do not limit how long after an assault a survivor may request services.

Counseling services are available to significant others. Significant others, friends, and family members of survivors who are having difficulties associated with the sexual trauma of someone to whom they are close may request services.

  • You do not have to make a police report in order to access RCCCNM's counseling services.
  • You will not be asked about your immigration status.
  • You do not have to make a donation in order to access RCCCNM's counseling services.

Individual Counseling

Counseling is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client. Client and therapist work together to determine the client's specific treatment goals. Our therapists provide services in a supportive, respectful, and sensitive manner based on a philosophy that emphasizes client self-empowerment and dignity.

Group Counseling

To participate in group therapy at RCCCNM, clients must first participate in an initial Intake Assessment with a licensed therapist (see Accessing Clinical Services). During the assessment, the therapist will determine whether there is an appropriate match between a client and currently available groups.

Scheduling

If you are interested in individual or group therapy at RCCCNM, please call during office hours and request an intake.

Information & Resources

There is an ever growing body of research about trauma. The Rape Crisis Center's licensed therapists stay abreast of this research through continuing training and education so that we can provide the best possible services for our clients, their families and friends.

To read some of the published research and scholarly articles on trauma, see our Resources.

 
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