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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Expert evidence based research oriented treating of “Sex Addiction”, Serial Affairs-Infidelity-Cheating, Child Porn, Prostitution use, Cam Girls, Hook-Up Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Compulsivity, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sex Offenses, as a Certified sexual misbehavior professional, and I want to help you correct your thinking and behaviors.

— "Sex Addiction", Sexual Misbehavior Absolute Expert James Foley, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have worked with sexual abuse and assault since I was a therapist in 2011 and even before that as a mental health case manager.

— Samantha Bryant, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fulshear, TX
 

Yes, you can talk about. It will get better if you do. So often people try to shove the secret away inside and find, like a shaken soda bottle, it explodes and the worst times. Good news, if you stop shoving it away, you can get through it and have all the smiles and laughs you have been missing out on. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy and have several years of experience using this technique with survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child, and several other traumas.

— Josie Oldham, Counselor in Wichita, KS

Sexual abuse ravages the capacity for joy, the ability to love freely, to rest, and to live in the present, and feel comfortable in your own body, and for many with their sexuality. This is compounded by the complicit silence of our society. Though 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered sexual trauma by age 18. Survivors find few are willing to walk with them in their suffering. Many want you to "get over it," yet the effects last a lifetime. I seek to offer a space of kindness where your

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

When you have experienced sexual trauma, it is crucial to work with someone who understands the complexity and depth of how your life and sense of yourself can be impacted. I work with you to begin the process of feeling safer in your body and in your relationships, to regain confidence and trust with those around you and with yourself. I create a caring, non-judgmental place where I bring many years of training in body-based trauma healing approaches, mindfulness, and relationship focus.

— Ellen Tarby, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ithaca, NY

I have been working with sexual trauma ever since I volunteered in undergrad at a women's crisis response team on campus. I have had a passion for helping those who have been through sexual trauma and claiming back their power, however that looks. Not everyone is comfortable telling their story and no one is entitled to your story. I hope to help you and make you feel able to process what happened to you.

— Laura Wood, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in SEATTLE, WA
 

I am trained in several trauma-informed strategies. I currently hold certification in Complex PTSD and Trauma (CCPT) Levels I and II, which incorporates EMDR, Parts Work (IFS), CPT, and Polyvagal Theory. I am well-versed in Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), DBT, CBT, Family Systems, and the impact of trauma on the brain.

— Sarah Nunes, Social Worker in New York, NY

In healing from sexual abuse or assault we start by creating safety. Safety in your relationship with me, safety in your world, and safety with your body. I support you in connecting with your body and honoring your body’s signals. We will work together to build a healthy sex life that prioritizes your health, safety, and desires.

— Ciara Bogdanovic, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

I am trained in several trauma-informed strategies. I currently hold certification in Complex PTSD and Trauma (CCPT) Levels I and II, which incorporates EMDR, Parts Work (IFS), CPT, and Polyvagal Theory. I am well-versed in Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), DBT, CBT, Family Systems, Somatic Psychology, and the impact of trauma on the brain.

— Sarah Nunes, Social Worker in New York, NY

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
 

Sexual violence impacts a large portion of our population. I have found that when you make it safe to talk about, many people have stories to tell. My research in graduate school focused on working with sexual abuse victim/survivors. I have worked with a large number of victim/survivors in support groups, as well as providing individual therapy to people struggling with a history of sexual violence.

— Mark Myran, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Alamitos, CA

Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse has helped me understand the multitude of feelings that come with this experience, and how hard it is to talk about. I have focused much of my schooling on processing trauma specifically to help others process and recover from this heinous act. I am EMDR trained, and have utilized EMDR therapy to process my own experiences and heal from them.

— Sara Busick, Licensed Master of Social Work in Meridian, ID
 

I will do everything I can to make my clients feel safe when discussing these sensitive topics. Some clients like to discuss the actual event(s), and some like to focus on how it has impacted their relationships, their self-esteem, their attachment style, their relationship to sex, and more. I provide psychoeducation on the impacts of abuse and assault and offer various paths of healing. And sometimes you just need a safe place to cry, and I can provide that too.

— Jennifer Kulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CA

I previously worked at the The Center for Relationships and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, Michigan. My clientele included work with LGBTQ teens and adults as well as individuals who had experienced sexual assault and trauma.

— Leticia Berg, Psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

I have extensive hours in the community, ER, and in private practice advocating and providing education to law enforcement/medical staff/general public for this population. Often society teaches victims/women to not get raped, rather than teaching abusers to not rape.

— Camden Huber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Winter Park, FL

I have experience working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the confusing consequences of this unique type of abuse. Often, male survivors of sexual abuse struggle with intimacy, relationships, perfectionism, codependency, identity, dissociation, self sabotage, and overall boundary complications across different relationships. I can support you in the process of developing a treatment plan and following through to address your individual concerns step by step.

— Ross Kellogg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA