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

Discover how starting therapy with a sexual assault can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 Newport News, 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 Newport News, 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 Sexual Assault Victims—Therapists in Newport News, VA

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or rape, consider reaching out. The therapists at Thriveworks Newport News have worked with many survivors.

We understand the deep wounds that sexual violence can cause, but we also understanding how strong you are and how much healing you may experience. Call us today or go online to book your first session today.

The Injuries of Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is often traumatizing, leaving victims with both physical injuries and emotional harm. Sexual assault is a very personal experience, and each individual will respond in their own, unique way. However, it is not uncommon for victims to experience…

  • Physical Injuries. During an assault, victims may sustain any number of physical injuries, including broken bones, bruises, cuts, and more. They may also become infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or become pregnant.
  • Emotional and Psychological Injuries. Sexual violence can also do great harm to an individual’s emotions and psyche. Many survivors report that the emotional and psychological harm of the attack has caused more pain than the physical harm. Victims of sexual violence may develop PTSD, and thus, they may experience hyper-vigilance, flashbacks, panic attacks, and more. Victims may have difficulty with other mental health problems, like sleeping or eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. They may also deal with the pain of the assault with self-harm or suicide ideation.

Healing for Sexual Assault’s Visible and Invisible Wounds

During and after a sexual assault, victims often are plunged into deep shame. This shame can whisper (or shout) terrible lies to victims—lies like… it was not that harmful… what did you do to provoke this?… you were asking for it… do not talk about what happened. Often, these lies try to hold survivors back from healing, and thus, for many victims of sexual assault, the first step toward recovering from the assault is acknowledgment. It is important to reiterate that what happened is not your fault. You did nothing to provoke it or ask for it. You deserve safety and healing. When these truths are acknowledged, victims can reach out for help.

Each person’s healing journey is unique, but often, people work with a therapist. A skilled mental health professional can often help people find the treatment they need for their emotional, physical, and psychological wounds. If you are willing to work with a counselor, here are a few ways to find one…

  • Before scheduling an appointment, inquire if they have experience helping people who have survived sexual assault. Just as medical professionals have specialties, so do mental health professionals. It may be important for your therapist to have a firm grasp on what sexual assault it and how to heal from it.
  • Ask about their therapeutic methods. For example, some therapists use Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TICBT). Others use Trauma-Informed Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Some are trained in both. As a potential client, you should know what methods they will use and what those methods entail.
  • During your first meeting, pay attention to how you are feeling. In any therapeutic relationship, it is important that you feel safe. If you feel uncomfortable or you sense any red-flags about the therapist, feel free to choose a different professional.

Appointments at Thriveworks Newport News for Sexual Assault Victims

If you have experienced a sexual assault, you are not alone. If you are ready to get started, so is Thriveworks Newport News.

We offer evening and weekend sessions and also accept a variety of insurance plans. Let’s heal together. Call today to get started or book online with Thriveworks Newport News.

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 Newport News therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Newport News
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
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Ms. Brenda, is a outstanding MHP, she takes times to listen and gives outstanding advice. She always give suggested reading and the reading has helped tremendously.
Read more Ms. Brenda, is a outstanding MHP, she takes times to listen and gives outstanding advice. She always give suggested reading and the reading has helped tremendously.
ROBERT Feb 2024
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Pennie Hurta has been a great therapist for me. I also love that she is always doing continuing education. She is on it! Highly recommended!
Read more Pennie Hurta has been a great therapist for me. I also love that she is always doing continuing education. She is on it! Highly recommended!
Hedi Feb 2024
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Thank you Thrive Works fdor your servicesw. The therapy,counseling and Coaching I received from DR.Patrical Jone Psy was excellent all the material and coaching was so much beneficial to me>The first day i was fearful that i would not be able to get through my grieving of loss of my wife of 52 years but after going through the affirmation of self-esteem gave me a new outlook that i could put my life together aqgain.With hope and prayer along with support group iam on the road aqgain. I feel better about now and iam optimistic about life.. so thank you Dr. Jones again for your coaching. It is not what happened to me but how I handle it that determines my emotional well-being Donnell
Read more Thank you Thrive Works fdor your servicesw. The therapy,counseling and Coaching I received from DR.Patrical Jone Psy was excellent all the material and coaching was so much beneficial to me>The first day i was fearful that i would not be able to get through my grieving of loss of my wife of 52 years but after going through the affirmation of self-esteem gave me a new outlook that i could put my life together aqgain.With hope and prayer along with support group iam on the road aqgain. I feel better about now and iam optimistic about life.. so thank you Dr. Jones again for your coaching. It is not what happened to me but how I handle it that determines my emotional well-being Donnell
Newport News Nov 2019
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I decided to seek counseling for the first time 3 months ago and I’m glad I did! It’s been a huge blessing for me, and my counselor James Martin is so wonderful! I look forward to our sessions and find myself feeling so good after them. Coming to counseling gives me an opportunity to talk about everything that has happened in the last two weeks and really process it. James has taught me a very important lesson of learning to accept things that happen in life & I’m really happy with Thriveworks. I tell people about you guys all the time!
Read more I decided to seek counseling for the first time 3 months ago and I’m glad I did! It’s been a huge blessing for me, and my counselor James Martin is so wonderful! I look forward to our sessions and find myself feeling so good after them. Coming to counseling gives me an opportunity to talk about everything that has happened in the last two weeks and really process it. James has taught me a very important lesson of learning to accept things that happen in life & I’m really happy with Thriveworks. I tell people about you guys all the time!
Newport News Apr 2019
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I had the pleasure of working with patrica jones .a very caring and thoughtful counselor ,but due to her leaving the newport news office i chose to stay on this side to get future help.
Read more I had the pleasure of working with patrica jones .a very caring and thoughtful counselor ,but due to her leaving the newport news office i chose to stay on this side to get future help.
Newport News Mar 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Patty! She is amazing and very professional. From the first call to the last session, I was always treated with respect and kindness.
Read more I highly recommend Dr. Patty! She is amazing and very professional. From the first call to the last session, I was always treated with respect and kindness.
Newport News Jan 2019
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My daughter really enjoys her appointments.
Newport News Jan 2019
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I love the gentle treatment im shown whether its on the phone or in person. Its been easier to see hope in my future just from the two visits ive had so far.
Read more I love the gentle treatment im shown whether its on the phone or in person. Its been easier to see hope in my future just from the two visits ive had so far.
Newport News Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

We are located off of Loftis Blvd, directly across the street from the Sentara Medical Campus. Once you reach the parking lot, you'll see our office (with our logo on the door) at the front of the building parallel to Loftis Blvd.

Phone number

(757) 418-8127

Languages spoken by VA providers

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