Are you interested in providing therapy services to Brave Step's clients?

Brave Step was founded in 2014 to strengthen adults impacted by sexual abuse by providing meaningful steps on their healing journey. We design personalized care plans and offer inspiration, education and connection for survivors and their loved ones. 

Through online resources and personalized care, we can help survivors take the brave step toward improving quality of life and long-term health, and inspire them to educate their family and the community.

We believe that to serve this underserved audience we need the very best clinical and program care available in Charlotte. Therefore, we are interested in partnering with you in two capacities; providing group therapy and individual counseling. 

If you are interested in working with Brave Step to address this great need, please review our stringent requirements that have been put in place to ensure we are providing exceptional care while building a world-class program.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered as an approved therapist to whom Brave Step clients may be referred, these minimum qualifications must be met:

  1. Licensed Mental Health Professional in good standing.
  2. Minimum 5 years of experience in treating sexual trauma, defined as having a substantial portion (20% or more) of clients in their caseload or practice being treated for sexual trauma.
  3. Has participated in at least 50 contact hours of specialized training and/or supervision in trauma content knowledge.
  4. Has participated in at least 50 contact hours of specialized training on professionally accepted techniques most often used to treat sexual trauma, such as, but not limited to, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, psychophysiological trauma-work, mode deactivation treatment, internal family systems and dialectical behavioral treatment. The therapist does not have to be trained in all of these modalities but should be familiar with at least one of them.
  5. Passes background checks including, but not limited to, a criminal check and is in good standing with licensing boards in all states in which they have held a license.
  6. Accepted via a vetting process, whereby two members of the Advisory Board, a clinical director or designee, if available, as well as any other person(s) selected by Brave Step will review the therapist’s credentials on paper and in person to determine if they are qualified to serve Brave Step clients referred to them.

If you qualify, we encourage you to submit the application below at your earliest convenience. Within the document, you will find basic information about Brave Step, who we serve, therapist qualifications, treatments and other services, and much more.

  • Please note, we are making revisions to our application. A revised one will be posted soon. If you have questions, please contact

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