CVTC can help in a crisis. Our state certified Volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocates are available to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who visit any of our three Emergency Departments during overnight hours and on weekends. They are trained to provide crisis counseling, criminal justice advocacy, assistance with filing claims for reimbursement with the New York State Office of Victims Services, shelter placement and many other supportive services.
CVTC's licensed clinicians are experts in treating people who have suffered interpersonal trauma and violence. We know how to help with the symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CVTC therapists can help you process what has happened, and will create a safe space that will allow you to heal.
CVTC also offers unique and tailored support groups for survivors of violent crime. We offer groups that help you learn about what you've experienced and the symptoms it's caused, to groups where you can tell the story of your trauma in a room with supportive people who have experienced similar things. It can be powerful.
“I had been hurting for so long, I thought that's just who I was. Now I know I'm so much more than my abuse.”
Dana k. | Survivor of childhood sexual abuse
Other Healing Services
Through a partnership with CONNECT, we offer the services of a Legal Advocate to assist survivors of Domestic Violence with issues related to reporting to the police and/or District Attorney’s Office, court proceedings, obtaining orders of protection, immigration processes and asylum seeking. Partnerships with Manhattan Legal Services and the New York Legal Assistance Group allow us to ensure that all of our clients have access to legal assistance.
CVTC is one of very few programs state-wide offering psychiatric evaluation, consultation, treatment and medication supervision for clients suffering from severe symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at no charge.
CVTC is pleased to offer several forms of alternative therapy to our clients. These modalities include meditation, guided imagery, hypnosis, shamanic journey work, art therapy, and others, are offered in conjunction with trauma-focused psychotherapy. In addition to reducing anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSD, this work can be an effective alternative to psychiatric medication.