Participation in a Shelter from the Storm© support group is not a replacement for professional counseling. Most sexual abuse victims experience profound emotional problems. Virtually all sexual abuse survivors could benefit from professional care.

Since sexual abuse is the most personal and damaging form of betrayal, recovery from sexual abuse can be the most intense and emotionally challenging form of recovery. Survivors of sexual abuse often struggle with powerful issues such as shame, thoughts of suicide, addictions, and even dissociation.

For these reasons, it is strongly recommended that participants begin the recovery process with a professional evaluation. Subsequently, they are required to connect with a professional counselor on a weekly basis. This person should be trained in working with survivors of sexual abuse to monitor the participants progress while participating in the sexual abuse recovery group. For information on how to choose a counselor see the link below.

Choosing a Christian Counselor

  • Proverbs 20:18 - Plans succeed through good counsel....
  • Proverbs 1:5 - A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel......
  • Proverbs 11:14 - Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
  • Proverbs 19:20-21 - Listen to counsel and receive instruction, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - ARISE! International is not a counseling facility and does not provide onsite counseling. Please review the following resources of trained professionals to assist in  recovering from the effects of sexual trauma. 

Trauma Support Services of North Texas, Inc

24 Hour Crisis Hotline - All services are free and confidential

Dallas Area Office

407 North Cedar Ridge Rd. Suite 315

Duncanville, TX 75116


Ft Worth Area Office 

1000 Bonnie Brae

Fort Worth, TX 76111


Interfaith Dallas-Family Services 

5600 Ross Ave

Dallas, TX  75206

Kimberly Pearson, Counselor  - 469.828.1827

Door Of Hope Counseling

Cynthia A. Thompson, M. Ed., LPC-S

1201 North Watson Rd, Suite 299

Arlington, TX 76006


Email: [email protected]

Elledge Counseling Associates

(christian counseling)

Offices in Red Oak, Midlothian, Duncanville, & Grand Prairie,

and serving the communities of Waxahachie, DeSoto, Lancaster & Cedar Hill.

                                    For information or to schedule an appointment                                      please call 972.268.3096 today.

Harmony Counseling Center

6969 Pastor Bailey Drive-Suite 250

Dallas, TX 75237


Contact: Dr. Brenda Richardson, LPC-S

[email protected]

Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Services

2001 West Plano Parkway

Plano, TX 75075


Operation 220 

(formerly Exchanged Life Ministries) (christian counseling)

2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 3800

Plano, TX 75075


e-Counseling available through Skype

New Outlook Counseling & Wellness Center

9535 Forest Lane Suite 258

Dallas, TX 75243


Shepherd's Call Counseling & Teaching Ministry

 (christian counseling)

Penny McAdams

711 E. Lamar Blvd Suite 105

Arlington, TX 76011


Kelley McCoy, M.A., LPC

1401 N Central Expressway, Suite 375

Richardson, TX 75080

[email protected]


The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center

P.O. Box 866754

Plano, TX 75086


24-Hour Crisis Hotline - 800.886.7273

(Services are free of charge to those impacted by sexual violence)

Wholesome Intimacy

Lila Stephenson, MA, LPC

600 Strada Circle, Suite 112

Mansfield, TX 76063


Lena Pope Counseling Services

401 W. Sanford St, Suite 1600

Arlington, TX 76011

The Family Place

Incest Recovery Services - Free counseling for victims of incest

Individual counseling and support groups 

Free service 


Charis Counseling Center (christian counseling)

M. Louise Foster-Wilson, LPC

407 N. Cedar Ridge, Ste. 200

Duncanville, TX 75116


Lifeline of Hope Family Services, Inc

(christian counseling)

Jennifer Lewis-Johnson

1700 N Hampton Rd, Suite 106

DeSoto, TX 75115

(972) 850-8116

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (christian counseling)

1808 W. Camp Wisdom Rd

Dallas, TX 75232

For more details or questions contact the Counseling Ministry at 214.672.9100 Ext. 9152

Diversity Counseling Services

Margret Ward, LCSW, CEAP, SAP

18601 LBF Frwy, Suite 160

Mesquite,TX 75150


The Women's Center

1723 Hemphill

Ft. Worth, TX 76110

(817) 927-2737 Hotline – answered 24 hours, 7 days per week

(817) 927-4039

Parkland-Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis Center

Dallas, TX 75235


24 Hour Hotline: 214.590.0430

(Services are free to Dallas County residents)

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (darcc)

24 Hour Hotline 972.641.RAPE (7273)

Counseling Office

4210 Junius St

Dallas, TX 75246

Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (darcc)

Jackson Building-Lower Level

8198 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX 75231

(Services are available to anyone impacted by sexual violence. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are also available in Spanish).

Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc

P. O. Box 640

Denton, TX 76202-0640

24 Hour Crisis Hotline - 940.382.7273 or 800.572.4031


A Renewed Mind Ministries

Dr. Diana Brown

Mesquite, TX 75149


Bethesda - Healing Wounded Emotions

Trinity Church - Cedar Hill


Christian Counseling of Houston

Director - Cynthia Kubetin Littlefield

26010 Oak Ridge Dr, Suite 105

The Woodlands, TX 77380