SAFE provides free, confidential counseling and therapeutic services for survivors during their healing process to help move beyond the violence and trauma.

The Therapeutic and Counseling program is designed to meet survivors wherever they are in the process of healing, which could be immediately after an incident, months later, or years down the road. Through education on the dynamics of interpersonal violence and the development of goals, survivors are supported as they heal from trauma and reclaim their lives.

We provide counseling services in multiple languages, including Spanish and American Sign Language.

Counseling for adults, children, teens, and families

We offer individual, group, and family counseling. Family counseling focuses on relationships and the health of the entire family. Counseling for adults and youth includes play therapy.

We have a variety of counseling groups to fit all people and needs, including groups for drop-in clients, teens, Spanish-speaking clients, people with disabilities, women of color, men, and more.

Counseling groups offer survivors the opportunity to join together to share experiences, connect, learn about the impact of trauma, develop coping strategies, and heal in a safe, supportive, and strength-based group setting.

Phone counseling

SAFE also provides phone counseling for survivors and families who have significant barriers to attending sessions in person.

For more information about counseling and phone counseling services, please contact the SAFEline by phone at 512.267.SAFE (7233), text at 737.888.7233, or chat online at safeaustin.org/chat.