Services for Adult Survivors

Brave Step serves as a steadfast guide for adult survivors of sexual violence on their personal journey to wellbeing, empowerment and claiming the life they deserve.

Our survivor-centered, flexible-to-need care program is a customized approach for individuals, offering the most effective adult modalities and delivered by caring professionals.

Care is tailored to each survivor, enabling each brave individual the opportunity to take various steps at their own pace and discretion.

Brave Step is inclusive.

Your Path Forward

As a survivor, it’s imperative that you choose the best steps for you. You can select one or more of the services below and revisit others as your journey progresses.

Peer-Led Support Groups

Peer-led support groups offer connection and understanding. Our programming is offered to marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women.

  • Virtual: The first Wednesday of each month.
  • In Person: The third Tuesday of each month.

Therapist-Led Gender Inclusive Support Group

Our therapist-led gender inclusive support group is an open group for all genders and gender-diverse folks, ages 18+, who identify as sexual violence survivors. Our goal is to provide a safe place for ALL survivors to experience support and community in their surviving and thriving journey. Meetings will be topic driven with participants able to provide valuable insight and input into the meeting agendas and future meeting topics. 

  • Virtual: Second Thursday of each month.

Individual Counseling

Brave Step offers individual therapy with an experienced trauma therapist who utilizes the most effective trauma modality – Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Brainspotting, neurofeedback and more.

**Please note, due to a significant demand for counseling services, Brave Step has implemented a wait list for individual counseling. To be added to the wait list, we encourage you to submit your information via the form below. Thank you for your patience.

Group Therapy

Group therapy for 12 sessions led by an experienced trauma therapist that helps with resilience-building, garnering insight on one’s trauma along, breaking the silence, community building, exploring repressed feelings, and more.

Empowerment Programs

Brave Step offers a variety of empowerment options including trauma-informed yoga, skill development, and more.

Finding One's Voice

Options for finding one’s voice through journaling, art, music, telling a loved one, alumni meetings, etc.


Ready? Let’s get started.

Are you ready for care?

  • Are you a survivor of sexual violence?
  • Do you feel that your daily life is a struggle?
  • Are you 18 years old or older?
  • Are you willing to commit to and participate in your recovery?

Reach Out

If you are interested in any Adult Survivor Care program, please complete the initial form below. Brave Step’s program team will be in touch within three to four business days.

Read, Learn & Grow

Brave Space

Are you looking for an online community where you can connect and build meaningful relationships with over survivors? If so, please complete this short questionnaire to request access. 

Inspiring Stories to Encourage You

No matter where you are on your journey, we often need inspiration from others who have walked similar paths. Let these stories lift you up and help carry you forward. 


Explore our library to find numerous books and resources for empowerment and guidance. The books in our library are available to “check out” for free and can be mailed to your home.

Changemaker Program

Access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, participate in training sessions, and gain the education you need to take steps toward action.

Brave Step Loved Ones

Learn about Brave Step’s program to help equip your loved ones with the support and care they need.

Upcoming Events

Check out Brave Step’s upcoming events and programs.

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