Crime Victims

It is estimated that three in ten people have been victims of crime, and one in four women have been sexually abused. But in reality, that number is likely higher, as many crimes go unreported.

Whether you are a victim that has or has not reported the crime to authorities, the resulting stress or trauma experienced is real. Even if you have been a witness to a crime or escaped from a potential criminal act, it can be difficult to cope.

Murder, assault, theft, burglary, robbery not all crimes are the same. And as a victim of crime, their family members, or witnesses, not all of your reactions are the same. Feelings of vulnerability and of being physically or psychologically violated, along with not feeling safe, are common. Reactions such as sleep disruptions, depression, excessive anxiety, fear of noises, increased suspicion of strangers, the need to keep weapons nearby, and repeatedly checking locked doors and windows are typical. Even signs of post-traumatic stress may surface following the crime experience.

Hinkle & Associates brings personal understanding and insight to its work with victims of crime, offering special considerations for your unique needs.

  • Confidentiality and respect for client privacy
  • Goal-oriented counseling from clinician directly familiar with the criminal justice system
  • Clinical experience drawn from 30 years on the police force and work in emergency rooms
  • Assistance coordinating victim services and interactions with prosecutors/defence attorneys
  • At Hinkle & Associates, working with people exposed to trauma is the primary focus. And helping you regain your confidence and psychological health is the top priority.

    Specialized Therapy and Counseling for:

  • Direct Experience of a Crime
  • Assault Situations
  • Witnessing of Trauma
  • Witnessing of Criminal Acts
  • Families of Crime Victims
  • Families of Perpetrators
  • Specialized Treatment including:

  • Individual and Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Relaxation
  • Pain Management
  • The Why for Basic Self Defence
  • Desensitization of Trauma Cues
  • Self Safety
  • Real-life Scenario Exposure
  • Practice Facing Feared Situations