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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Sexual abuse or assault, whether as an adult or as a child is in my opinion one of the most challenging traumas to overcome. With it often comes a host of debilitating mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and substance abuse. I provide these clients a safe space to tell their stories and heal from these experiences. I am trained in EMDR and have much experience in working with survivors of abuse.

— Lisa Fulfor, Clinical Social Worker in Frisco, TX

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

I have worked with survivors of sexual violence for many years, and in many ways. I believe that creating safe spaces for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories is vital for survivors to be able to process and heal from their experiences. In the work that I've done with survivors, nearly always, I hear, "I thought it was just me who experienced _____." I want you to know that you're not alone. I will understand your behaviors and believe your experiences.

— Anna McDonald, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Having lived through sexual abuse or assault may have caused you to often fear for your safety, have trouble trusting others, and doubt your own self-worth. EMDR Therapy can help you to finally let go of vivid memories so that you can be confident and assertive in expressing your wants and needs.

— Bryan Gower, Licensed Professional Counselor

James Foley LCSW 60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165

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

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

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

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

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, 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 spent eight years at the Dallas children's Advocacy Center as a therapist then Assistant Director of Clinical Services. I primarily treated child victims of sexual abuse as well as their non-offending caregivers, who were often also victims of sexual assault. I testified numerous times as an expert witness in criminal child sexual abuse court cases on abuse and trauma. I have worked with clients that disclosed right away as well as clients that waited decades to tell.

— Leslie Boutte, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Many prefer to think childhood sexual abuse and trauma is rare and occurs only in other countries, but the heartbreaking truth is a minimum of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have suffered sexual trauma by the age 18. Adult survivors find that few are willing to walk with them in their story and suffering, and many want them to be "over it" though the effects last a lifetime. Your story is not too much for Wild Foxgloves, we will be a witness to your suffering, and help you reclaim what was stolen.

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

I've worked with sexual abuse survivors for the better part of a decade. I provide a safe environment where you can feel at ease, heard and seen. Something I have seen countless times, is that sexual abuse survivors often blame themselves. I am here to tell you, you are not to blame and you deserve to feel safe and find healing. With EMDR therapy, I can help you find strength in the resources you already have within you and process the trauma in a safe and effective way, as you feel ready.

— Kandace Ledergerber, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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

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

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

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

I am a survivor and have specialized training in working with survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. When I was certified as a rape crisis counselor, I supported survivors through crisis, and dealing with the medical and justice systems. I have worked with a large number of survivors in groups, individual therapy, and couples work. My goal in addressing your sexual trauma is to help you move toward empowerment, which informs how you are in relationships and the world.

— Marjorie Boggs Vazquez, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA