Peer Counselors provide free one-on-one peer counseling to people affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Counselors provide immediate crisis intervention, referrals, resources and support during their sessions.
None. Valley Crisis Center is a non-profit. We will never ask you for any sort of insurance information or payment for counseling services.
Yes, if you are seeking counseling for your child, they have to be five and older. If your child is mature for their age, the counselors may make an exception at their discretion.
If your child is 12 and older, they have the right to have the same confidential service as an adult. We understand that is not easy to follow when your child is hurt. However, after a traumatic experience, allowing them some privacy to make a decision for themselves is often the first step to healing.
Peer counselors will typically have 6 – 8 sessions with an individual. It is a case by case basis depending on the level of need a survivor has.
Valley Crisis Center provides short term crisis counseling that focuses on the trauma from intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Peer counselors are not therapists or psychologists, so they cannot prescribe, diagnose, or create a treatment plan.
Valley Crisis Center provides services in English, Spanish, and Hmong, but upon request additional languages will be accommodated.
You would have to be assessed for services. You can do an assessment by phone, in-person, or by webchat.
If your child who is between 12 and 17 and has been impacted by sexual assault or human trafficking but is not ready to receive services, we can provide counseling to you.