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You Deserve to Be Heard.

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You Deserve to be Believed.

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You Deserve to be Supported

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You Deserve to feel safe.


We Serve:

  • Children and adults (ages 4+)

  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse

  • Survivors of sexual violence 

  • Secondary survivors (i.e., parents, grandparents, partners, etc.) who are trying to support, understand, and navigate what their loved one has experienced)


What to expect at your first appointment:

  • Appointments last between 45-60 minutes.

  • We provide a safe and confidential environment ensuring the protection of our clientele.

  •  If you are under 17, a parent or guardian must accompany you to your appointment to complete the intake paperwork. The parent or guardian will attend the remainder of the counseling session at your request only and may wait in the lobby area.

  • You will complete paperwork at your first appointment with basic information about yourself and the symptoms you are experiencing after the assault. This helps your counselor know precisely how to best help you start your healing journey.

  • You will sign a consent form about our services and confidentiality policy.

  • You will have the opportunity to get to know your counselor and receive information on the overview of the counseling process. Your counselor will determine if you are working with other treatment providers to ensure we work together to provide you with the best care possible.

  • You are encouraged to move at your own pace, and we will set treatment goals together as a team.


        Individual Counseling:

  • Individual counseling at Pickens County Advocacy Center is provided by Licensed Therapists who have received specialized training in trauma. Our counselors create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

  • Therapy at Pickens County Advocacy Center is provided using evidence-based best practice models specifically designed to address trauma. Evidenced-based best practice models are proven to be effective at reducing symptoms related to trauma and PTSD and improving daily functioning. Some of the areas that counseling will address are issues related to trust, intimacy, self-esteem, safety, and power and control. The goal of therapeutic services is to assist you in getting “unstuck” and moving forward. 


 Our therapists are trained in various approaches to support

 your healing journey, including but not limited to

 These modalities are designed to help you process and overcome

difficult experiences, reduce distressing symptoms, and

develop healthy coping strategies.


 Our team is dedicated to providing you with compassionate care

and personalized treatment to help you achieve   

your therapeutic goals.



For more information about how you can participate in our therapeutic services,

 or have questions regarding the referral process, please contact:

Emily Clever, LISW-CP, Manager of Clinical Services, at or 864-442-5500.

We understand that the journey toward recovery from such traumatic experiences can be daunting, but you are not alone. Our compassionate team of licensed therapists are here to offer unwavering support, understanding, and expertise to help you navigate the complexities of healing.


Whether you are a survivor seeking solace or a loved one seeking guidance on providing support, our specialized programs are tailored to address your unique needs.


Together, we will embark on a path of healing and growth, empowering you to reclaim your strength and regain control of your life.


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