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The Center for Abused Persons (CAP) offers affordable, trauma-informed care to adult and adolescent victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and childhood abuse. Masters-level counselors can help clients process the impact of trauma on their lives and cultivate safe, healthy households for themselves and their families.

Do you think that you might benefit from a supportive, non-judgmental listener? Would you like to heal from your past, gain insight into your experiences, or develop the courage you need to take action? Schedule your free intake appointment today! Schedules are flexible and fees for service are determined using a sliding scale.


Q: How do I schedule a counseling appointment?

A: We schedule appointments by phone. Call 301-645-3336 to schedule today!

Q: Can I receive CAP counseling if I have experienced family violence (abuse from a sibling, adult child, other relative, etc.) but not intimate partner violence?

A: No. Our grant funding limits the scope of our counseling services to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and childhood abuse. If you need referrals to other local counselors, please call 301-645-3336.

Q: How much does counseling cost?

A: The first session--also known as an "intake"--is free of charge. For future sessions, the counselor and client decide upon a fee for service using a sliding scale based on household income.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: We do not accept insurance. We only accept out-of-pocket payment.

Q: How do I pay for counseling?

A: CAP accepts cash and personal checks. We do not accept credit/cards and we cannot provide change.

Q: How often will I come to counseling?

A: Clients seeking counseling should expect to attend a session once per week. The total number of sessions depends on each client and their unique circumstances.

Q: What can I expect from my counselor? Or, what do counselors do?

A: Counselors use conversation, information, and thoughtful reflection to help clients achieve their goals. The client-counselor relationship should feature respect, trust, and understanding and sessions should always feel safe. Counselors refrain from giving advice or offering personal opinions. Instead, they help clients gain the confidence and ability to look inside themselves for the guidance they need.

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