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COUNSELING & THERAPY

You may benefit from counseling if you were a victim of crime.

After a crime, victims frequently begin to have feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, anger, and depression. You may find that you are unable to sleep or to make decisions. Counseling can help you work through problems, reduce stress, help you to learn new behaviors, and understand your own thoughts and feelings. Counseling can help you cope with how the crime has changed your life.

It is a good idea to consider seeing a counselor, especially if your problems interfere with your daily activities or you experience those feelings for an extended period of time. You can contact your local Victim Service Program, and they are available to answer questions and provide supportive counseling. 

There are many types of mental health professionals that can help, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. You may want to locate a trauma informed therapist or participate in a support group and talk with people who were also victims of crime.

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