At Clove Alliance, we believe every survivor can create their own new beginning when armed with hope and a safe space to heal. Our counselors work to provide support, empowerment, and recovery to survivors of sexual violence—and the people that love them—along their healing journey. Like all Clove Alliance services, counseling is free, confidential, and aims to create a feeling of safety and trust in every interaction.
Please contact [email protected] or call 815-932-7273 for more information about these services.
A Path to Healing
Sexual violence affects survivors’ lives in many ways. Feelings of sadness, anger, fear, vulnerability, and guilt are common. Sometimes these issues surface years after the abuse or assault and can be confusing, causing a survivor to struggle in many areas of their life—both personally and in relationships. Our counselors assist in the process of recognizing how sexual violence has impacted the survivor’s feelings, relationships, self-esteem, and ability to function while working with them to find healing.
Survivors may choose to receive individual, family, couple, and/or group counseling. In addition, support groups are offered to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, teens, and parents.
Survivors commonly receive help in counseling with such issues as:
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Rape Trauma Syndrome
- Eating disorders
- Trust and safety issues
- Relationship issues with families and intimate partners