Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to talk about what happened to me to get an appointment?

No. All we need is your first name and we will book you an appointment with a counselor

What will happen during my first appointment?

You will meet with a counselor for a 1 hour appointment. During this appointment the counselor will ask you some questions to better understand your needs. You will NOT have to tell us the details of your assault. A counselor will call you back around a week after this first appointment to set up additional appointments or suggest a referral to another service that would better meet your needs.


How do I know if counseling is right for me?

Many survivors have found that counseling can be a helpful in many different ways depending on where they were in their healing process. The best way to tell if counseling at BARCC is right for you is to come in to meet with a counselor so that you can talk about your situation.

Can I get counseling at BARCC if I was assaulted as a child?

Yes. Almost half of the people who come to BARCC for counseling experienced sexual violence as a child.

Can I get counseling at BARCC if I am a man?

Yes. We have both individual and group counseling for male survivors.

Do you have any male counselors?

Yes, we have male and female identified counselors.

Do you have other questions about counseling at BARCC? Call our Hotline, 1.800.841.8371 anytime and a trained rape crisis counselor will be happy to answer all your questions.

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