Sexual Abuse Support Groups in Fairfax County, VA

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Photo of Jennifer Semaan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairfax County, VA
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EdS
Verified
Verified
"If you identify as an adult survivor of childhood sexual assault /abuse/trauma, you might find it beneficial to join a therapy group, in which you can process your experiences in a judgment-free and safe space. This therapy group will help you ..."
(703) 783-2617
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Photo of Jessica David, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fairfax County, VA
Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Are you a survivor of sexual assault ? You are not alone. Dr. Jessica David will begin hosting group therapy sessions for survivors of sexual assault , abuse and/or trauma. The group therapy sessions will be a safe, open environment open to ..."
(703) 348-8047
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
Photo of Brenna Chirby, Psychologist in Fairfax County, VA
Sexual Assualt Survivors Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This is a group for people who have been sexually assaulted. It is a safe environment to explore trauma triggers and lean adaptive coping skills to manage the symptoms of PTSD. Initial screening is required. Please contact Dr. Chirby "
(703) 957-7541
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Group meets in:
McLean, VA 22101

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Sexual Abuse Support Groups
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Fairfax County Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Fairfax County is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Fairfax County are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.