Sexual Abuse Counseling

Sexual Abuse Counseling

Sexual Abuse Counseling

Program Purpose

Sexual abuse often leaves families to face many questions and devastating emotions. To help families through this difficult time, One Hope United Sexual Abuse Counseling Services provide support and therapy to children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed sexual abuse, as well as children/youth who have displayed sexually inappropriate behavior, aiming to divert further incidents of abuse by reducing the risks to child safety and well-being.

Trained therapists utilize a cognitive behavioral/self regulation model that emphasizes the importance of family involvement, and services adhere to standards and guidelines for treatment provided by the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, all seeking to keep families safe and intact.

Specific Services Offered


In order to identify a client-specific treatment plan, therapists first complete an assessment of the individual/family.


Once the assessment is complete, therapists provide a recommended treatment plan. Length of treatment depends on a number of factors; however, commitment, consistency and family involvement have all been found to positively impact treatment length. Specific services can include:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Family support groups
  • Behavior management therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Psycho-educational interventions
  • After-care services

Additionally, court-ordered psychosexual assessments are offered for adolescents referred through Lake County and Kenosha County juvenile court.

Who is Eligible?

Children ages 3 and older who have experienced or been exposed to sexual abuse, and their families.


One Hope United offers counseling services to individuals and families on a fee-for-service basis. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and United Healthcare.  Please call for eligibility verification.

There is no cost to individuals and families referred as DCFS clients.

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