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2,877 people sought sexual assault therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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Starting Sexual assault therapy

What is Sexual assault therapy?

Sexual assault therapy helps victims heal from their assault and trauma. Sexual assault can take a number of forms, from the abuse of a child to the violent sexual assault of an adult. No matter what kind of experience you or a loved one has had, our therapists in Alexandria, VA will be ready to get to work on helping you find a path toward a better future.

How does Sexual assault therapy work?

Sexual assault therapy works by helping victims process and move forward from their traumatic experience(s). In addition, it helps one address and manage any resulting mental health challenges from depression to stress, anxiety, poor self-image, unhealthy eating patterns, and more.

Is Sexual assault therapy conducted in person or online?

Sexual assault therapy at Thriveworks in Alexandria, VA is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Sexual assault therapy last?

Sexual assault therapy often lasts for months to years. However, it can last longer or shorter, depending on the individual's unique needs.

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Counseling for People Who Have Suffered from Sexual Assault in Alexandria, VA (Franconia)—Counselors, Therapists

The therapists at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia) have worked with a number of people who have lived through sexual violence. Our mental health professionals understand that sexual assault brings many forms of harm into an individual’s life, and we are committing to giving our clients the holistic care they deserve.

Sexual Violence: A Difficult Reality

When people understand the different forms sexual violence can take and how frequently it may occur, then this knowledge may help fight the shame that sexual violence can ignite within victims. Sexual assault is a broad term that could mean an individual has experienced:

  • Rape is when one person forces or coerces (either physically or emotionally) another person to perform a sexual act that involves penetration. Forced oral sex is a form of rape.
  • Sexual Harassment includes undesired sexual advances, unwelcomed solicitations for sexual favors, or talk that has inappropriate sexual overtones.
  • Child Sexual Abuse is sexual contact or acts of any kind between a child and an adult. Because children cannot consent to sex, any sexual interactions between an adult and child are abusive.
  • Sexual Assault involves actions like unwelcomed sexual touching, groping, or fondling. It also can be attempted rape.
  • Incest occurs when one family member sexually abuses, rapes, or sexually assaults another.
  • Intimacy Partner Sexual Violence can occur when a spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend perpetrates sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or rape.

The Wounds of Sexual Assault

When people live through sexual violence, they often are traumatized. Each individual reacts to trauma in unique ways, but there are patterns. Trauma can leave physical, emotional, and psychological wounds. Of course, the physical harm is most visible, but the wounds that are not seen are just as real. Here is how victims of sexual violence may experience side-effects of what they have endured:

  • Physical Wounds. Victims can sustain a number of injuries during a sexual assault. They often experience broken bones, cuts, bruises, and more. In the wake of the assault, a victim may discover that the attack gave them a sexually transmitted disease (STD). These are bacterial or viral infections that, like their name suggests, are transmitted through sexual contact. A sexual assault may also impregnate a victim.
  • Emotional and Psychological Wounds. Not all wounds from sexual violence are visible. Many, in fact, are not seen, but they are painful nonetheless. Victims of sexual violence frequently report flashbacks, nightmares, and other symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They also experience high rates of depression and other mental health challenges such as eating or sleeping disorders. They may cope with the pain through suicide ideation or other forms of self-harm.

Help at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA (Franconia) for Sexual Assault Victims

If you or someone you love has lived through sexual violence, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Alexandria. Our counselors are ready to help.

When you call our office, a scheduling specialist will answer and help you make an appointment—or you can book online to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alexandria therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Alexandria
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Read more I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Marjorie Feb 2024
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★★★★★
At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Read more At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Horace Feb 2024
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Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Read more Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Horace Jan 2024
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★★★★
I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Read more I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Ed Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Read more My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Louisa Dec 2023
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★★★★
Love our therapist.
Heidi Dec 2023
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★★★★★
My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Read more My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Alexandria Mar 2021
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★★★★★
I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Read more I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Alexandria Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria is located off of Franconia Rd., just behind Oak Tree Plaza. We share a building with MRM Associates. Right next door to us is a MakeSpace, and the closest bus stop is at Franconia Rd. & Beulah St.

Phone number

(703) 454-8246

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
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