counseling for children

We are excited to share that in addition to counseling adult survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, YWCA Richmond is now offering children’s counseling for residents of Richmond or North Chesterfield.

Previously we only had the capacity to offer adult counseling services for survivors in our community. Yet, 90% of the survivors we work with have children, and many expressed concerns for their children who have witnessed violence and experienced trauma.

We are now able to provide the family support needed – in one location – through this expanded service for the parent and child(ren).

Our Children’s Clinician is currently offering 1:1 counseling for children who reside in Richmond or North Chesterfield and have either:

  • Witnessed intimate partner violence against a parent or guardian (ages 5+) OR
  • Experienced dating violence or sexual violence (adolescents ages 13+)

Here is more information below about our children’s counseling services and how to sign up:

About the counseling services:

  • FREE with no insurance required
  • Up to 12, 45-minute sessions can be provided for each child
  • In-person and virtual counseling options are available (note: in-person preferable for clients under 13 years old)
  • The child should not be under the care of another counselor at the same time

How to sign up:

  • Parents can reach out to the regional EmpowerNet hotline at 804-612-6126 to get signed up
  • Teens can directly text or call the regional EmpowerNet hotline for supportive services
  • The regional EmpowerNet hotline is 24/7, with the option to text or call