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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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 Sacramento, CA

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
 

Many people think sexual abuse or assault is the worst thing that can happen to a person. To me, the worst thing is to spend a lifetime stuck in that moment and unable to move forward. I'm here to help give you the tools to do just that. My work with survivors has shown me the unbelievable strength and determination that human beings can possess. I am honored to have really effective treatment modalities to help my clients find their strength and to heal.

— Shawna Anderson Curry, Addictions Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

I completed a one year counseling internship at Buncombe County’s rape crisis and prevention center: OurVOICE. The year I spent serving survivors in their healing process was rewarding beyond measure. I prepared by studying current research on the process that allows healing from trauma to happen. It was an honor and a pleasure to witness people returning to themselves. Today, my practice is dedicated to the strength of survivors.

— Ginelle Krummey, Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

Priority population since start of practice in 2014 as an Intern. Continue to provide trauma informed services to as well as psychoeducation to assist in transition.

— Adiel Holguin, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

I work closely with survivors of sexual abuse or assault. The aftermath of these traumas for survivors can be intrusive and interfere with participating fully in life. I provide a compassionate, safe, and skilled therapeutic environment in which these survivors can grapple with their experiences and move towards healing.

— Carolyn Solo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Blue Bell, PA

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
 

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

I have assisted many clients become freed from the burden of trauma memories from sexual abuse or assault.

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

I have worked with quite a few people who have experienced sexual assault or abuse and have found that focusing on working through the shame associated with the trauma and providing a safe place for clients to face their trauma can be helpful.

— Diana Dunigan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Arlington, TX

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
 

For most of my career I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual/physical assault. I've also facilitated groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse/assault. In my practice, I also support people in understanding other factors that influence experiences of sexual abuse/assault, such as other marginalized or stigmatized identities that might magnify feelings of powerlessness. Approaching my work through an intersectional lens allows a more integrated understanding of the impact of abuse/assault and allows for growth/change to be a more integrated process as well.

— Jeff Levy, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

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
 

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 themselves, their worth, and their sexual identity. I work with you to release the bonds of shame and confusion that can surround these events by creating a safe and shame free environment. It is here that healing and restoration can occur.

— Marc Heuser, Counselor in Golden, CO

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
 

Sexual abuse impacts 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 males. It is a painful and personal experience that can affect every aspect of both your and your child’s life. I have over ten years of experience working with children, adults, and families that have experienced sexual abuse.

— Julie Klamon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA

I have conducted research on working with sexual abuse survivors, provided therapy to survivors, and worked with a large number of survivors in support groups.

— Mark Myran, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

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