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Tips for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence Looking for a Mental Health Professional

Experiencing sexual violence can often cause or worsen mental health concerns. Addressing your mental health through therapy after sexual violence can be helpful in coping and healing. Therapy may also help with handling some mental health issues often associated with surviving sexual violence, such as depression, anxiety, and symptoms associated with post-traumatic distress.

Caring for your mental health needs through therapy can also seem like a big task, especially when dealing with the aftermath of sexual violence. To make this process easier, use this sheet as a guide to finding a therapist who fits your needs. Remember that you, along with all victims/survivors, have unique needs that may or may not be met by working with a therapist. Take the path that is best for you.

Advocacy Advocates, Victims/Survivors Minnesota

Last modified: 7/7/2022