Care for Loved Ones

Services for Loved Ones

At Brave Step, we believe that educating and supporting the loved ones of a survivor is critical. We offer trauma-focused care for loved ones and a supportive, understanding place to process your emotions.

Offering compassion and lending support to a survivor is complex yet necessary. Brave Step provides education, guidance, and a support network that allows loved ones a safe place to learn more about sexual violence, its impact, how to best support the survivor, and more.

Care Options

Individual Counseling

Brave Step offers individual therapy with an experienced trauma therapist who utilizes the most effective trauma modality – SE, IFS, EMDR, neurofeedback, and more. 

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, exploring repressed feelings, and more. 

To learn if you qualify for Brave Step’s programs, please review the applicant criteria below and then contact support@bravestep.org.

Program Details

Applicant Criteria

Family members, such as parents, siblings, immediate family members, spouses or close friends of sexual abuse survivors may apply to receive services if they meet these criteria:

  1. Any person over 18
  2. Has experienced sexual trauma at any time OR is a family member or friend of someone who has experienced sexual trauma
  3. Is experiencing struggle in daily life
  4. Is capable of participating in talk therapy
  5. Is willing to commit to and participate in their own recovery/healing 

Family members or close friends may not be accepted to participate in support group services if the person:

  1. Is receiving therapy services elsewhere.
  2. Has a severe dissociative disorder.
  3. Has a severe developmental or communication disorder that would prevent them from participating in talk therapy.
  4. Is actively abusing alcohol or drugs in a manner that would prevent them from participating in therapy.
  5. Demonstrates negative behavior that might harm other members of the support group or efforts of the group at large.

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Program Fees

As a 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 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.

Additional Resources

Changemaker Program

Changemakers will access carefully-vetted and trusted resources via our web portal, receive goal setting support, participate in training sessions, and gain the education they need to take steps toward action.

Upcoming Events

Check out Brave Step’s upcoming events and programs. 

Emergency Hotline

If you are in need of emergency help, please contact 911 or call (704) 358-2800 for 24-hour emergency mental health.

 

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