Therapy Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

You are a survivor. You are strong. You are resilient. You have a team at Lotus who is here to support and guide you as you seek justice and healing.

Lotus Sexual Violence Resource Center provides sexual assault survivors free services, including clinical therapy. We use an evidence-based approach to our therapy services. That means we’ve helped past survivors overcome and have modified our approach to match what will help you most. We help you build resources, change behaviors and use your body as a tool for long-term recovery.

Therapy Services

What types of therapy do we offer?

At Lotus, we provide a holistic approach to healing and wellness which includes therapy techniques and wellness practices addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of a survivor’s experience. In a nurturing environment, our healing services are designed to help survivors build resources, change behaviors, and use the body as a tool for recovery. Expressive arts and play therapies fosters learning and self-expression and builds on the natural way that people learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. Mindfulness and movement can bring new depth to healing and inner resilience helping to bring survivors back into their bodies, to interact with the world around them, to tell their stories in a language other than spoken words and to begin trusting others again. Survivors gain a new sense of belonging and develop a sense of community that strengthens them as they overcome the challenges of trauma.

Some of the evidence-based therapy treatments we provide are:

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy
  • SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Some of the practices we use are:

  • Play therapy
  • Sand tray therapy
  • Expressive arts therapies
  • Yoga and movement
  • Mindfulness and meditation training
  • Regulation training

For caregivers of children who have experienced sexual violence we also offer individual, family and group therapy services. During this time it is vital for you to take care of yourself, as well as your child.

Contact us to learn more about the therapy services we offer, free of charge to survivors.

Will I be charged for these therapy sessions?

Lotus is Kentucky’s designated advocacy center for child abuse and sexual assault survivors in McCracken, Calloway, Marshall, Graves, Hickman, Fulton, Ballard and Carlisle Counties. We are funded by the state, as well as community members who want to see healing, growth and an end to violence. All of our services are free for survivors of sexual assault. We are here to lessen your burden, not increase it. Because our services are free, know that you have an entire community of people who want to see you healed and hopeful.

My child or the child I care for was sexually assaulted, are there any resources for me, the caregiver?

Yes, we have caregiver support groups available. Your role as a supportive caregiver is vital to the health and healing of your child. Lotus advocates will assist you in understanding the nature of trauma and its effects on not only your child, but your entire family. It can be easy to focus solely on the needs of the child and neglect your own needs. Our support groups offer education, community and guidance on your own personal self-care plan. We offer a safe and supportive environment to caregivers as they work toward healing from what is often one of the most difficult situations a caregiver will ever have to overcome. Contact us to learn more.

“I had my last session two weeks ago today and for the first time in a long time, I can look at myself in the mirror and smile. They helped me understand that what happened was a part of who I am but didn’t have to control what I do or how I feel.”

Kathy, Sexual Assault Survivor