Accessing Clinical Services

Clinical Services at RCCCNM are offered in both English and Spanish. Due to high demand, when you request counseling services, your name may be placed on an Intake Scheduling list. You will be informed about how long the wait may be. You will be called as soon as an intake appointment is available.


During the initial Intake appointment, you and a therapist will determine whether and how RCCCNM Services might best meet your needs. Your intake will include:

  1. Assessment. During Intake, you will be asked to complete some paperwork and to meet with one of our therapists. You and the therapist will review your general situation, discuss your needs, and develop a plan.
  2. Planning.You will be informed about services The Rape Crisis Center can offer about other community resources that are available to you.
  3. Help with Self Care. Your Intake therapist also addresses immediate self-care and safety issues that often accompany trauma.

If RCCCNM is determined to be the best setting for you, your name will be placed on our Counseling Scheduling list. As soon as there is an opening, you will be contacted to set a time and date for your first counseling session.

Scheduling an Intake Appointment

  1. Call the Rape Crisis Center from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.
  2. Ask to speak to the intake therapist. You will be asked for basic information like name, address, and phone number.
  3. An intake appointment will be set as quickly as both your schedule and our availability allows.


A parent or guardian may call to set up an initial appointment for a minor (13yrs to 15yrs) if it is not feasible for the minor to make the appointment herself/himself. An appointment should not be made if the minor does not want to come.


A parent or guardian's permission to access our counseling services is not required. RCCCNM treats minors in accordance with the NM Children's Code 32A-6A-14.

Professional Referrals

Please be aware that clients must call to set up their own appointment. It would be helpful if the client signed a Consent to Release Information form so that you, as the referring professional, can speak with the assigned therapist at RCCCNM. Please obtain a consent to release information.

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