Christian Counseling

Diane Langberg & Associates

Jenkintown, PA website 215.885.1835

Trained therapists on staff

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)

Glenside, PA website 215.884.7676

Counseling services and resources

John Applegate, MD & Associates

Philadelphia, PA website 215.222.0310

Diane Langberg & Associates

Jenkintown, PA website 215.885.1835

Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia

Eight local locations website 215.399.0064

Help filing PFAs (Protection from Abuse)

Philadelphia Renewal Network (PRN)

various locations website

In NJ: Kathleen Donaldson, MA (Mt. Laurel, NJ) Expertise in sexual abuse and women’s issues.

Harvest USA


Harvest USA brings the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ by helping individuals and families affected by sexual struggles and by providing resources.

Ann Spooner, LSW

Wayne, PA email

Trauma and sexual abuse

Other Services

Domestic Violence Hotlines

Philadelphia: 866.723.3014
New Jersey: 800.572.7233
Delaware County: 610.565.4590
Montgomery Country: 610.277.1860

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)

website 215.985.3333 (24-hour hotline)

Helps survivors of sexual assault and abuse through counseling and advocacy.  Crisis counseling and long-term therapy for survivors of sexual abuse.

Crisis Text Line


Text HOME to 741741.

24/7 crisis counseling

Suicide Prevention Hotline


Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Philadelphia, PA website 215.496.0707

Recommended Books

Short Resources

Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue (Mini book, by Darby Strickland)

An Open Letter to Helpers Who Wonder: Is It Abuse? (Web Article, by Darby Strickland)

Domestic Abuse: Help for the Sufferer (Mini book, by Darby Strickland)

A Letter to Wives Who Are Wondering: Is It Abuse? (Web Article, by Darby Strickland)

Innocence Lost: Rebuilding After Victimization (Mini book, by David Powlison)

Why Me? Comfort for the Victimized (Mini book, by David Powlison)

Recovering from Child Abuse: Healing and Hope for Victims (Mini book, by David Powlison)

Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims (Mini book, by David Powlison)

Living with an Angry Spouse: Help for Victims of Abuse (Mini book, by Ed Welch)

What the Bible Says to Abuse Survivors and Those Who Hurt Them (Mini book, by Victor Veith)

A Painful Past: Healing and Moving Forward (31-day devotional, by Lauren Whitman)

Domestic Violence

Is it My Fault? Hope and Healing for those Suffering Domestic Violence (by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb, Elyse M. Fitzpatrick)

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong (by Leslie Vernick)

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship (by Leslie Vernick)

Why Does He Do That? (by Lundy Bancroft, This is a secular resource that is helpful to understand experience of an abusive relationship.)

Trauma & Abuse

On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (by Diane Langberg)

Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores (by Diane Langberg)

Rid Of My Disgrace: Hope And Healing For Victims Of Sexual Assault (by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb)

God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies (by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb)


Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense (by Paul Tripp)

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (by Timothy Keller)

God’s Grace in Your Suffering (by David Powlison)