You might look to these resources for help in finding a therapist. For example, the MaleSurvivor web site has a Professional Resource Directory and the RAINN web site has information about finding therapists in any part of the United States. You might also want to look for a rape intervention service in your area. Many of them offer short-term counseling, and may be able to help you find an individual therapist or a support group.
Other web sites on this page have articles about male sexual victimization or list books that may help you. Still others have contact information for reporting suspected child abuse.
To find out more about therapy and how to choose a therapist, consult this chapter from my book Beyond Betrayal.
MaleSurvivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization
An organization for survivors, their loved ones, and the professionals who work with them. Included are Professional Resources, Bibliographies, Discussion Forums, and a live Chat Room. MaleSurvivor also sponsors a Weekends of Recovery Program and periodic conferences about male sexual victimization.
Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Lasting Effects, and Resources
Dr. Jim Hopper’s excellent web site includes a discussion and review of research and statistics on the sexual abuse of male children, and a list of Web resources for males sexually abused in childhood.
This site offers information about recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Addiction
Sexual Abuse Service of the William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology (WAWI)
I founded the Sexual Abuse Service at the White Institute. Its clinic offers low fee services, and its Referral Service offers private referrals on a sliding scale (including moderate fees) to psychoanalysts trained in working with sexual abuse.
National Center for PTSD
This resource from the US Veterans Administration offers a lot of information about trauma and PTSD.
Make the Connection
This U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website is for military personnel who suffered sexual trauma while serving in the armed forces.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)
This New Zealand-based site offers support for male survivors of sexual abuse
This Australia-based site offers support for male survivors of sexual abuse
A Boy’s Story
An illustrated first person account of boyhood abuse
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
This is the website of a professional organization that studies all facets of trauma and dissociation
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
This is the website of a professional organization for professionals to study and share information about trauma
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
This is the website of a comprehensive resource, training and research center dealing with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma.
YesICan.org International Child Abuse Network
Features on-line support groups led by trained facilitators for adult survivors of abuse and domestic violence.
Rainbow Male Survivors Network
An Australia-based site offering assistance and support for gay and bisexual males who have been sexually abused. Provides survivors with free referrals to appropriate services and resources.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. The site includes statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.
Safer Society Foundation
A national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.
The Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation
Resources for persons with dissociative disorders and treating professionals. extensive catalog of books and videos on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative identity disorder (MPD), child sexual abuse.
Stop It Now!
Information about and help for: child sexual abuse, sex offenders, victims of child abuse, parents of youth with sexual behavior problems, professionals working in the field of child abuse.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
An organization for those abused by Catholic clergy. The site includes online support, news reports, reports related to activism, and resources for emotional and spiritual healing.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse
MASA is an organization that works to increase adult awareness of sexual abuse, connecting victims with resources and supporting legislation to protect children.
Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse In the Context of Homophobia
Male Sexual Abuse Victims of Female Perpetrators: Society’s Betrayal of Boys
Kali Munro, a Toronto based psychotherapist has written these two brief articles explaining some issues important to male survivors.
The Next Step Counseling and Training
The site of the center in Brookline, MA, directed by Mike Lew, author of Victims No Longer. The site’s resource page includes links to many international websites and organizationsa dedicated to helping sexually abused men and women.
A site that focuses on issues of seductive and covert (rather than openly physical) incest.
Focuses on issues related to abuse by Catholic clergy, the Catholic Church’s cover-up, and the scandal and crisis that ensued.
A Montreal-based center for sexually abused men with a web site in French.
The Men’s Project (Le projet pour hommes)
An Ottawa-based center for sexually abused men with a web site in both English and French.
British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
A Vancouver-based center offering services to sexually abused men.
Darkness to Light
A Charleston (SC)-based group dedicated to diminishing the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (NYCAASA)
A coalition of programs in New York City united to help victims of rape, incest, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
Seeks to end sexual violence committed against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
A 12-Step group for survivors of child sexual abuse and incest.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
A 12-step program for sexually compulsivity.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA )
An international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders. It was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment.
Amplify Your Voice
A site by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people.
A web page with personal stories of survival.
The Men’s Health Network
“An informational and educational organization recognizing men’s health as a specific social concern.” This site has a comprehensive listing of numerous resources for men’s health in general.
A mental health site with this excellent section on abuse.
For Male Survivors of Sexual Assault: “I thought it never could happen to me”
The University of Texas at Austin has this excellent resource for male survivors of sexual assault.
A UK web site that provides information, support and counseling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
A support and resource service for men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted and/or raped.
Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (AMSOSA)
Formerly Survivors Swindon, this regionally-based UK agency has a site with some excellent discussions of a wide range of issues related to male sexual victimization
Gift From Within
“An International Nonprofit Organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization” that particularly focuses on issues related to PTSD
Partners of Adults Sexually Abused as Children (PASAC)
One of the few web resources specifically intended for partners of people abused as children.
Sexual Recovery Institute
Web site of a Los Angeles-based institute that works with issues related to sexual addiction.
Sex Help: Sex Addiction Help for Sex Addicts
A web page created by Patrick Carnes for those with sexual addiction/compulsion/dependency problems
Good Men’s Project
A web site devoted to issues relating to masculinity
Men Can Stop Rape
A web site focusing on how men can stop rape that includes section for male survivors of rape
This site has a wealth of information regarding a wide variety of addictions
The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel
A web site for Israeli sexual abuse victims
Black Sexual Abuse Survivors (BSAS)
A website specifically for African-American survivors of incest and sexual abuse.
First Step Cambodia
Support for male Cambodian survivors of sexual abuse.
Menstuff: The National Men’s Resource Center
A good site for multiple resources for men.
Sex Addiction Therapy
Dr. Ken Adams’ Michigan-based site features information about sex addiction.
Help 4 Guys.org
Resource guide for male victims and survivors of all kinds of abuse.
Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Resource for understanding PTSD
I Believe You.org
Resource about adult sexual assault and abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide
Resource about elder abuse in nursing homes
Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World
Resource about sex education for older teenagers
Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse
What It’s Like to Attend Your First Meeting
Guide to attending your first 12 step meeting
Smart Recovery: Self-Management and Recovery Training
Guide to self-management for addiction recovery
1in6: Courage, Hope, Strength
Los Angeles-based nonprofit for young men from 18 to 30 who were sexually abused in boyhood.