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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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 Willits, CA

For the past 15 years, I have worked extensively with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. One of my training sites was Valley Trauma Counseling Center. I incorporate aspects of Attachment-Focused EMDR, Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am an expert in empowering survivors to kick shame to the curb, listen to their gut instincts, and stop re-creating the trauma in their present-day relationships.

— Kirstin Carl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, 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

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
 

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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 www.sexuallycompulsive.com

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

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
 

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 www.sexuallycompulsive.com

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

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
 

Over the last ten years I have sought additional training in trauma, with particular focus on working with survivors of sexual assault. I previously worked in a rape crisis center and volunteered with RAINN for several years. My goal in addressing your sexual trauma is to help you move toward empowerment in your body, relationships, and in the world.

— Laurel Roberts-Meese, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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 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

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
 

James Foley LCSW 60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165 www.sexuallycompulsive.com

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