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Counseling Center

Safelight provides individual and group counseling free of charge to children, adolescents, and adults. Sessions can be in person, walk and talks or remote through telehealth. A variety of support groups are offered for both survivors and nonoffending supports.

Our Counselors

All master's level, licensed clinicians trained in a variety of modalities to address trauma including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Traditional Talk Therapy

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Clinical Service Groups (PDF)


To learn more call:

828.693.3840 and ask for the counseling center
Ms. T's Success Story

Counseling can play a key role in helping people move from feeling like victims to feeling like survivors who are ready to move forward in their lives and thrive. Ms. T came to Safelight, entering our shelter to escape abuse and exploitation from her family. While in Shelter, she accessed a variety of Safelight services, including counseling. Through individual counseling, she was able to address her feeling of grief, loss, and trauma. Her fear and anxiety abated, and she has been able to move forward, live independently, go to college, and develop healthy social connections. She continues to use counseling as a support in her new life.

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Counseling waiting area
Counseling area
Child Counseling Room
Child Counseling Room

2023-2024 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health
Relocate 828
Dunlap Construction
Horizon Heat and Air
Southern Alarm
UNC Health Pardee logo

Funded By:

Governors Crime Commission
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Mary Kay Foundation

Memberships and Affiliations:

NCA Accredited Member
Charity Navigator Safelight Page
Impact Health logo and website link