Our Approach

The Brave Step Approach

Trauma therapy is not one-size-fits-all. It is critical for Brave Step to help you map a realistic plan to address the life-impacting effects of sexual abuse. As a survivor-led organization, our secret to success is understanding firsthand what it’s like and creating a place, both online and in person, where individuals are safe, understood and supported. It’s also critical to identify an appropriate therapist based on his/her qualifications for assisting the courageous.

Who We Help:

  • Men and women impacted by sexual abuse
  • Parents and immediate family members affected by abuse
  • Spouses or close friends of the courageous

Program Fee:

As a survivor or the loved one of a survivor, you deserve to lead your best life, but quality trauma care can be expensive, difficult to find, and challenging to understand what services will garner the best outcomes. Brave Step makes the process easier and allows more survivors and their loved ones the opportunity to access care. A benefit of Brave Step’s program is personalized service, one that is designed to give you optimal results that are affordable and obtainable.

  • Many of Brave Step’s carefully vetted therapists accept insurance. Our team works diligently to find the right fit for care and one who accepts your insurance.

  • For those without insurance, Brave Step has a sliding scale that is tailored to your specific situation.

  • A $50 application fee also is required prior to starting services.

Latest In The News

As a survivor-led organization, our secret to success is understanding firsthand what it’s like and creating a place, both online and in person, where individuals are safe, understood and supported.

2022 Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

2022 Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie BankApril 2-9, 2022, Participate from any locationBe a Changemaker. Each step you take fuels life-changing minutes of counseling and support by Brave Step.Sexual violence impacts us all. The pain is often reflected in...

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Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank May 17-23, 2021, Participate from any locationSexual violence impacts us all. The pain is often reflected in the faces of the people you see every day at your job, in the community, and even within your family....

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Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Brave Step is launching a new round of IN-PERSON group therapy led by one of our wonderful providers, Katie Overcash. Read her bio here: https://katieovercash.com/ Group Therapy will meet once a week for 12 weeks from Sept. 11 to Dec. 18 from 7-8:30...

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Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Peer Leader Training In Brave Step’s Peer Leader Training, we will explore together what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  Brave Step currently hosts Courageous Corner, our peer support group, Courageous Book Club, and Courageous Creators...

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Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

RECENT UNC CHARLOTTE GRADUATE AND FORMER INTERN JOINS BRAVE STEP’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS On Tuesday, Brave Step’s Board of Directors announced the addition of Casey Denbow, a former intern and recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate, to the nonprofit’s...

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