Counseling Services for Students
Don’t know what to do? We’re here to help.
Whether something has happened to you or to someone you care about, talking about sexual assault is hard. That’s why we’re here.
How can we help you?
We have a variety of services that you can take advantage of—all free of charge and all confidential. Whether you want to process your feelings, explore options for how to move forward, or get help from an advocate; we can help. If you aren’t sure how we can help you, that’s okay too! We can talk that through with you and make sure that you are getting the support that best fits your needs.
Here’s what you can do.
As a student in San Mateo County, your school counselor can help coordinate access to our services. You don’t have to coordinate through your school if you don’t want to. Getting a school counselor involved is only meant to take some logistics off of your plate, like...
- Contacting RTS
- Figuring out when to meet an RTS advocate
- Finding a safe place to talk through your needs and process your feelings
*This service does not require parental involvement or permission, and your conversations with RTS are confidential.*
If you don’t want to get help through your school, you can call our crisis line for help. There, one of our caring counselors can help you navigate what has happened, and discuss options for moving forward.
Are you a school-based counselor looking to help survivors on your campus?
RTS offers free trainings to help school counselors build their knowledge of trauma responses, cycles of violence, and healing. Facilitated by the RTS counseling team, this training will better prepare you for the eventuality of supporting students who have survived sexual violence. By providing continued education surrounding modalities and interventions that can be used for healing trauma, this training will bolster your confidence when approaching issues involving sexual violence.