Sexual Abuse or Assault

Sexual abuse is a term uses to describe any type of non-consensual sexual violence, including sexual assault or rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner sexual violence. Sexual violence can have lasting psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. Survivors will commonly feel a range of emotions, including shame, fear and guilt and may develop symptoms of depression, PTSD, addiction or anxiety. If you have experienced sexual abuse or assault of any kind, there is help available. You do not have to handle your issues alone. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts specializing in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse or assault.

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Treating clients with a history of surviving sexual abuse or assault: both single events and those surviving multiple assaults or incidents of abuse. Utilizing a combination of EMDR, Brainspotting, Flash Technique and unique approaches to trauma treatment planning.

— Jordan Nodelman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilton Manors, FL

Statistics show that roughly 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys have experienced sexual abuse, molestation or assault in their lives. These experience can wreck havoc on an individuals understanding of their worth, personhood, and their sexual identity. I work with you to release the bonds of shame and confusion that can surround these events. I do this by creating a safe and shame free environment, and by using evidence based practices, to help you heal these wounds.

— Marc Heuser, Counselor in Golden, CO

I have worked with hundreds of clients who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. I have seen countless clients experience complete healing from these violations.

— Alissa Beuerlein, Counselor in Nashville, TN

Trauma is an emotional response to any circumstance where you felt hopeless and overwhelmed. Many times the trauma is in the form of sexual abuse or assault. These experiences exceed your capacity to shape your beliefs, identity, spirituality, and coping. Trauma impacts the way you see yourself, others and the world around you.

— Ashley Dunn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in RALEIGH, NC

I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault, and trauma - whether this occurred during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, and was a one-time or ongoing assault. I have helped children and young adults disclose sexual abuse to family members, survivors of all ages address and process past sexual trauma(s), and clients work through recent/current sexual abuse.

— Krystal Ying, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA

Sexual abuse can have an impact on almost every aspect of a person's functioning. It is sometimes hard to start the work to heal from sexual abuse, but our work together will assist you in discovering a life beyond the sexual abuse.

— Paula E. Bruce, Ph.D. & Associates, A Psychological Corporation, Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA

Often times we may experience something in childhood, growing up, within our family system, or as an adult that we are not truly able to process in a healthy and safe environment. Maybe you were never told that what happened wasn't okay. Maybe you have always been a caretaker of others and have never had a chance to stop and process your own emotions, thoughts, and experiences. I am here to sit with you in these moments of processing. I believe you and your story/stories.

— Meagan Fischer, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tyler, TX

I work with clients that have experienced childhood sexual abuse and assault by utilizing EMDR therapy and traditional talk therapy to change negative thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors related to the trauma they have experienced.

— Christina Castro, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Healing from sexual violence can be an incredibly challenging road. I work closely with the LGBTQ+ community, which is experiencing an epidemic of sexual violence. For LGBTQ survivors, their very identities and the fear of discrimination can prevent them from seeking help and healing. I stand with you and am here as a resource to aid in therapeutic and trauma processing.

— Leta Lawhead, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA

Discrete, life-threatening experiences aren't the only experiences that can impart traumatic stress. Trauma can be caused by anything that threatens your perception of self and who you are as a person, including oppressive systems and institutions. Maybe you developed coping mechanisms, but you're looking to thrive rather than survive. Trauma informed care is the cornerstone of my work. I strongly believe in the power of collaborating with you to ensure a trustworthy and empowered relationship.

— Anastasia Scangas, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I work with all trauma and am currently a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Certified Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I am also trained in Brainspotting and believe this to be a powerful tool when processing trauma. We will take our time to process the trauma and my goal is to provide safe space where you feel free to explore how trauma is impacting your life.

— Ashlei Lien, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Inglewood, CA

I have specialized training in working with survivors of sexual assault, and I have volunteered as an advocate for a sexual assault hotline. In my private practice, I have also contracted with agencies that provide free therapy for survivors of sexual assault.

— Kate Smaller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

By the age of 18, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered sexual trauma. Sadly, often adult survivors find that few are willing to walk with them in their story and suffering. Many want you to "get over it," yet the effects last a lifetime. I count it a sacred privilege to walk beside you as you journey through what you suffered, and bring beauty from the ashes.

— Cresaya Kingsbury @ Wild Foxgloves Counseling, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Vancouver, WA

With over a quarter century & 40k hours of expert treatment for all types of sexual misbehaviors provided, I give you an evidence based, research oriented treating of “sex addiction”, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, App Hook-Ups, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, compulsivity, Professional Sexual Misconduct, serial affairs, porn, as a Certified sexual misbehavior professional. James Foley LCSW 60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165 718-208-6135

— "Sex Addiction", Sexual Misbehavior Absolute Expert James Foley, Psychotherapist in New York, New York, NY

I have assisted clients who are survivors of sexual abuse or assault. I have worked with past clients on desensitizing negative beliefs about self because of the abuse or assault using EMDR and Brainspotting. I have also worked with clients who become triggered and have flashbacks to the abuse or assault. Through EMDR, we shift the automatic reaction to these triggers and in the process, past clients have become freed and clear of the burden of these awful memories.

— Jordan Nodelman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilton Manors, FL

Healing from sexual violence is often a very challenging road. I work closely with the LGBTQ+ community, which is experiencing an epidemic of sexual violence. For LGBTQ survivors, their very identities and the fear of discrimination can prevent them from seeking help and healing. I stand with you and am here as a resource to aid in therapeutic, trauma processing. I additionally work with heterosexual women who have experienced sexual abuse/assault/violence.

— Leta Lawhead, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA

My clients include adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault survivors, and survivors of multiple assaults.

— Julie Collura, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Like all the counselors at Hope For The Journey, I specialize in healing sexual trauma. Tweens/teens and adults who have been sexually abused or assaulted need a therapist who understands their specific needs for healing. The work we do now will allows for healthy relationships and happy futures. You might feel like this is the worst thing that could possibly have happened. The good news is that you can heal, grow, and learn to take back your life. I'm here to help.

— Ariel Morado, Counselor in Austin, TX