Counseling for Adults

If you are interested in counseling services, please call and leave a message with the crisis line (816-531-0233) and an Intake Specialist will return your call.


MOCSA’s counseling department is specifically trained to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. We offer individual therapy and support groups for men and women, and these services are available no matter how recent or long it’s been since a sexual assault or abuse occurred.  
MOCSA therapists provide a variety of evidenced-based treatment modalities including EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), sand tray, and other brain-based interventions. Clients identify their own strengths and are supported as they navigate through their healing journey. 

SUPPORT GROUPSsupport groups

All support groups currently on hold. Please call during business hours for details and further information: 816-285-1338. 

Women's Support Group 
The Women’s Support Group is an open, drop-in group that will create a safe space for survivors to come together through activities and discussion. 

Creative Healing Workshops 
This expressive arts group provides connection and support for adults that have experienced sexual violence. Honor your feelings creatively through healing projects. All supplies are provided.  

Creative Writing 
This group is a way to facilitate healing using written word. Group meets weekly and is provided a topic and time to write and share (optional). 

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY)
This group provides a space for individuals to cultivate an awareness of their own mind-body conjunction. TSY is adjunct to individual therapy in which participants are provided an opportunity to learn/practice being in their own bodies and strengthening self-regulation skills. 

Men’s Support Group
This open group is peer led and provides support and information for men age 18 and over who have experienced sexual abuse or assault. Questions? Email Tracy or call 816-285-1348.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Support Group
This is an open, adult survivor-led support group will resume in the fall.

DBT Skills 
This is a psychoeducational group based on Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Members learn concepts and skills to enhance mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. 

Partners in Healing (open to kids and caregivers) 
This group offers support and education to caregivers of children who have experienced sexual abuse. Parents and kids meet separately. The group discussion topics include supporting your child after a disclosure of sexual abuse, increasing and enhancing coping skills, the development and enhancement of family communication skills, and emotional regulation and distress tolerance. This group is open to all caregivers of a child who has experienced sexual abuse. 

Teen Support Group - Download Outline & Resources
This group will provide a safe space for teen survivors of sexual abuse or assault to receive psychoeducation on the effects of trauma enhance coping skills, learn about healthy boundaries, and explore the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior.  

Healthy Connections Support Group
This group will focus on learning about relationships while giving support for survivors and their relationships after sexual trauma. 

24-hr Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hr Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 7 - 1 - 1

Interpreters will be provided for any language, spoken or signed.