Healthy Recovery After Trauma Study

Do you have a history of unwanted sexual experiences?

  • Have you ever experienced a rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sexual activity while you were unable to consent due to the influence of alcohol or drugs?

  • Do you have unwanted memories, nightmares, or avoid situations that remind you of what happened?

  • Do you blame yourself or feel physically or emotionally different since the experience?

If so, researchers at the University of Kentucky would like to invite you to participate in a treatment study. Researchers at the UK Clinic for Emotional Health are evaluating two psychological treatments for participants with a history of unwanted sexual experiences. All information is kept strictly confidential. You will receive up to 18 sessions of individual psychological treatment at no cost. Both in-person and telehealth appointments are available. This study does not involve any medication. 

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have a history of unwanted sexual experiences
  • Are still impacted by what happened  
  • Identify as any gender (e.g., male, female, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary)

Due to state laws governing psychological services, this study is available to Kentucky Residents only

If you're interested in learning more about this study, the first step is to complete a Phone Screening. During this call, we will tell you about the study in more detail and as you some questions to see if the study would be a good fit for you. This phone appointment will take around 20-30 minutes. 

You can sign up for an available timeslot below and one of our phone screeners will give you a call at that time. If you do not see a time that works for you, please check back as we add additional times, or email us at:  


Local, Regional, and National Resources

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
  • Comprehensive Care Crisis Line: 1.800.928.8000
  • Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1.800.656.4673
  • Bluegrass Domestic Violence 24 hour crisis line: 1.800.656.4673 or 859.253.2511
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 859.276.2917
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 859.253.3600
  • American Addiction Centers: 1.877.577.8618
  • SAMHSA Facility Locator (English and Spanish): 1.800.662.4357 (HELP)

Lexington Area

Community Mental Health

  • Bluegrass Regional Comprehensive Mental Health Care Center: 1.800.928.8000
  • Beaumont Behavioral Health: 859.296.3141
  • Eastern State Hospital (Inpatient Psychiatric Care): 859.246.7000

Veteran Mental Health

  • Lexington Veterans Affairs Medial Center (VAMC)
    • Cooper Division: 859.233.4511
    • Leestown Division: 859.233.4511
  • VA Community Clinics
    • Berea VA Clinic: 859.986.1259
    • Hazard VA Clinic: 606.436.2350
    • Morehead VA Clinic: 606.784.3004
    • Somerset VA Clinic: 606.676.0786

Substance Use Treatment

  • Lexington Drug Treatment Centers: 859.309.6774
  • Ridge Behavioral Health System: 859.269.2325
  • Chrysalis House (Women only): 859.977.2504
  • Hope Center Recovery Program
    • Men's Program: 859.225.4673
    • Women's Program: 859.252.2002

University of Kentucky

For the General Community

For Students

  • UK Counseling Center: 859.257.8701
  • Student Behavioral Health Clinic: 859.323.5511

Inpatient Psychiatric Care and Substance Use Treatment

National Resources