Counseling for Adults

If you are interested in counseling services, please call and leave a message with the crisis line (816-531-0233) and an Intake Specialist will return your call.

MOCSA’s counseling department is trained to specifically support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. We offer therapy and support groups for men and women, and these services are available no matter how recent or long it’s been since a sexual assault incident. Counseling is available to adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault at a number of locations throughout the metropolitan area, including our main office location.  

Counseling services are also available for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For many adults, childhood sexual abuse can have a lasting influence on their lives as adults. MOCSA provides a safe place for adult survivors to develop knowledge and skills for healing and change.

Individual counseling is available for adults who have experienced sexual violence at any age. While healing begins with the individual, personal growth is often strengthened by the opportunity to share with others. Ongoing support groups are available for Missouri and Kansas residents.

MOCSA therapists provide a variety of evidenced-based treatment modalities, including EMDR, yoga-based group therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and brain-based interventions. Clients identify their own strengths, and are supported as they navigate through their healing journey. For more information, please call our 24-hour crisis line numbers. 
 

SUPPORT GROUPS

MOCSA offers the following support groups. All groups held at MOCSA offices unless noted otherwise. For more information, please call our Intake Department during normal business hours, 816-931-4527.

Creative Healing Group
Open adult support group. This expressive arts group provides connection and support for adults that have experienced sexual violence.

Creative Writing Group 
Open adult support group. This group facilitates healing from sexual trauma using written word.

Men’s Support Group – Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
This group is open to adult male survivors of sexual assault or abuse. It is led by a male MOCSA advocate. Please contact Mike Medis for more information.

Men's Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Group  – First Tuesday of every month, 5:15-6:00pm
This free yoga group is a confidential and safe place that provides the opportunity to mindfully connect with your body. Contact Mike Medis for more information. 

Skills Group 
This is a psychoeducational group based on Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Members learn concepts and skills to enhance mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. This is a 6-week curriculum group. 

Partners in Healing (open to kids and caregivers) – Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
This group offers support and education to caregivers of children who have experienced sexual abuse. Parents and kids meet separately. Contact Intake for further information.

Johnson County Community College Support Group – Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm, Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS at the Regnier Center in room 170). 
This is an open, adult survivor-led support group.


24-hr Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hr Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 7 - 1 - 1


Interpreters will be provided for any language, spoken or signed. For more information or to make an appointment please call (816) 931-4527.