Support Groups in the United States/Canada

“ReBuilding Your House of Self Respect”
Peer Facilitated
“ReBuilding Your House of Self Respect”
Victory Foundation Program House
Community Room
Weekly on Monday at 7:00-9:30pm Additional groups possible if warranted by request
Johann DeWolfe, Co-Facilitator position still open
Currently under review
Initial interview, confidentiality agreement, attendance commitment
10-step recovery program
Telephone inquiries should be made in the evenings after 5:00 PM or on Saturdays.

We also offer a virtual group workbook for those interested in the group but unable to attend the meetings as scheduled.
Agency Sponsored
Agency Sponsored
British Columbia Agency Sponsored Survivor Therapy Program
#202 – 1252 Burrard St
Satellite offices in Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, White Rock and Courtenay.
Individual therapy is available at all locations. Vancouver hours are Mondays Through Saturdays, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. Hours are part time for satellite offices. Group therapy is available in Vancouver only on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and run in 12 week cycles.” I
Agency therapists all hold a minimum of a Master’s degree and have been trained specifically in working with male survivors. Male and female therapist are on staff
$30 per session for 12 week cycle Individual therapy $80 per session, sliding scale available
Male survivor of historical sexual abuse or recent sexual assault
some individual work prior to group is preferred, but not required
Self referral is acceptable and usually preferred
Groups run in 12 week cycles, co-facilitated by the therapists listed above and a Master’s level practicum student. Clients may participate in as many cycles as they wish. These are better described as therapy groups, although certainly supportive. Once a cycle begins, it is closed to new members for the duration of the 12 weeks. Individual
therapy is on-going until clients feel they are finished.
Sessions are booked for 1.5 hours as that is viewed as a more
productive time frame. Clients may opt for shorter sessions once
they have worked through larger issues. Therapists hold a minimum
of a Master’s degree and began with the agency in an eight months
internship before being hired. Therapy is available in English, Farsi,
Punjabi and Hindi.”
the group description as written already if fine and can follow the above
Some clients may qualify for compensation programs that will cover the cost of group participation. Our Victim Services workers will assist clients who wish to apply for compensation.
Ambler, PA, Therapist Facilitated Support Group for Male Survivors
Private Practice
Ambler, PA, Therapist Facilitated Support Group for Male Survivors
The Resiliency Center, LLC
602 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler Professional Center
Bldg B
Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Jeff Katowitz, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
Elizabeth Venart, 215-542-5004,
$50/session (2 hour session)
Pre-group interview. Concurrent individual therapy may be required.
The immediate and long-term impact of incest, childhood sexual abuse, and/or rape can include feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-worth, self-doubt, identity confusion, and a sense of shame. For male survivors of sexual abuse, the pain surrounding their trauma is often compounded by isolation and secrecy – as well as cultural messages about what it means to be a male and mistaken ideas linking abuse and homosexuality. Healing is available when men begin to speak about their experiences, connect with other survivors, understand that the abuse was not their fault, and begin to see themselves as resilient and whole. The Resiliency Center Director Elizabeth Venart is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing individual, couples, and group counseling to survivors of sexual abuse for nearly twenty years. She will be co-facilitating the group with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jeff Katowitz. Contact Elizabeth for information about start dates for sessions.
To learn more about The Resiliency Center of Ambler, Pennsylvania, see our website at For more information about Elizabeth Venart’s counseling practice, see her website at
Ashville: Our Voice: Male Survivor Group
Agency Sponsored
Ashville: Our Voice: Male Survivor Group
44 Merrimon Avenue
Suite 1
every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Sarah Cranford, LCSW
828-252-0562, crisis line #828-255-7576
Group is free and confidential.
`Men who are interested should contact us to schedule a screening/intake with a counselor. Screening is required before entering group.
Process/Support Group for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault: support, healing, sharing, encouragement and feedback.
The group is a 6-week group and will begin January 25th, 2012
Bergen County NJ Therapist Facilitated Survivor Support Group
Agency Sponsored
Bergen County NJ Therapist Facilitated Survivor Support Group
May vary; usually once per week for 1.5 hours in the evening
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
YWCA of Bergen County’s Rape Crisis Center, 201-881-1750
Bergen County
No Fee
Call for more information
Psychoeducational group for men who have experienced child sexual abuse. Group is led by a professional facilitator who covers several topics, such as trauma, anger, intimacy, and others. No more than 8 members are in the group, and group is held for 8 to 10 week cycles.
In addition to contacting the office regarding the group, survivors are welcome to utilize our 24-hour hotline for information, referrals, support, and crisis intervention as needed.
Berkeley, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group
Berkeley, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group
822 Delaware St.
Intro Group: Wed. 7p On-Going Group: Mon. 7p
Bill Burmester, M.A., MFT
Initial interviews
Concurrent individual therapy
12-week commitment
This is a 12-week group, with the option to continue as a longer-term group. Contact group leader for information about starting dates for sessions.
Boston — Time-Limited Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Agency Sponsored
Boston — Time-Limited Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
to be determined weekly; 12 week cycle
to be determine
617 927-6250
Informal intake interview required beforehand.
We ask that participants be in concurrent individual therapy and have some basic grounding skills at their disposal.
Commitment to attend the full series (12 weeks) is required.
Intake required.
No drop-ins.
Free time-limited group for male survivors of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault. Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health
The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway Health also offers counseling and advocacy to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community who have recently experienced domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and other traumatic events. Other groups include Trauma Education; Domestic Violence; Mindfulness and Movement.

Behavioral Health at Fenway offers individual and group therapy for a broad range of mental-health issues.
Chicago Clinician Facilitated Survivor Support Group
Agency Sponsored
Chicago Clinician Facilitated Survivor Support Group
5537 N. Broadway
Varies by group availability
The group is facilitated by 
professional clinicians — Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselors
No Fee
This group is specifically for people living with HIV who are survivors. The groups are gender specific so they are all-male groups.
TPAN, an HIV/AIDS organization offers a closed, 15 session intervention group that was developed at Duke University, called Living In The Face of Trauma. TPAN plans to offer at least 5-6 of these groups per year. They are professionally facilitated, but most of the therapists are survivors.
There will be an ongoing 
support group for graduates of Living In the Face of Trauma 
Groups. Hopefully this will seed groups and interest for survivors regardless of HIV status.
Columbus Male Survivors

Our support group is designed to allow participants to share individual stories, successes and failures in an environment of safety as each of us travel the road of recovery.  We are a peer lead support group who meet every other Saturday morning in downtown Columbus Ohio.   In order to maintain confidentiality and stability of the group we are not a walk-in group.  We talk with perspective members to see where they are in their recovery and what their needs are before they join the meetings.  Being that there are no therapists present we want to make sure that new folks understand how we work and that we are a good fit.

Dan Adams
Danbury: Voices of Courage
Agency Sponsored
Danbury: Voices of Courage
Danbury, Connecticut (Serving Upper Fairfield County& Lower Litchfield County)
Monday evenings 6:30-8:30PM On-going
Carly & Elizabeth
Office 203-731-5200
All services are free of charge`
Pre-registration, by calling 203-731-5200. Please ask for Viktor
This support group is open to adult male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse. Our goal is provide a safe space for men to explore and understand their experiences, learn from each other, and heal / grow in the process. Example discussions include knowing when you are safe, steps to recovery, managing emotions like fear and shame, developing fulfilling relationships, and planning for the future.

The group accepts new members at any time, and is staff facilitated
The Women’s Center provides free and confidential services to prevent and lessen the effects of trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life transitions to men, women, and children.

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