Therapy for Victims of Crime

20130403_9999_17.web.leavesIf you have been the victim of a crime or witness to a crime, you can experience a wide range of disturbing feelings, sometimes long after the crime was committed. You might feel anxious or depressed and have a hard time sleeping at night. You might be fearful, “always on alert” and unable to go out in public. Therapy can help you process the trauma and reduce the related symptoms.

You might not be aware that therapy could be available to you free of charge through the California Victim Compensation Program. To be eligible for therapy, you must be a victim of  or witness to a qualifying crime involving physical injury, threat of physical injury or death. Examples of these crimes include: domestic violence, homicide, robbery, child abuse, elder abuse, physical or sexual assault and hate crimes. For certain crimes, emotional injury alone may qualify you for this program.

I am a therapy provider to the California Victim Compensation Program. If you have been a victim of a crime or witnessed a crime, please contact me so that I can assist you with applying for help through this program. If you have already been approved for their support and services, I would like to work with you.

Help with Processing the Trauma of Crime

If any of the following are true for you, please call me:

  • You need support so that you can heal from being a victim of or witness to a crime.
  • You need crisis intervention and a safety plan for you and/or your family.
  • You need help with education, resources, empowerment, validation, making decisions and healing the effects of trauma.
  • You are dealing with Post-traumatic stress disorder.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I provide therapy for victims of crime, including victims of domestic violence, from my office in Kentfield. I work with clients from throughout Marin County, Sonoma County, San Francisco and the East Bay. I look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about the California Victim Compensation Program, please see their website.