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.

Meet the specialists

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I am deeply aware of the painful and often debilitating challenges that this experience presents. For the last two years I have been a participant in the three-year Somatic Experiencing Training Program (SE)ⓒ for resolving trauma, much of which focused on inescapable attack and sexual assault in particular. I feel well-equipped to facilitate your healing in this area, and to help you regain a sense of wholeness for having fulfilling relationships.

— Peter Carpentieri, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

Understanding what sexuality & sensuality mean to you undefined by past experiences or voices that don’t serve you. Letting go of that inner critic and strengthening your relationship to your body through self love & body positivity.

— Ketki Chavan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including survivors of child sexual abuse.

— Chelsea Newton, Clinical Social Worker in Golden, CO
 

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

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
 

Many people I work with have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or rape. If specific memories are not available, we work with felt sense and any memories that may present as we do the work. I do not work with perpetrators. I use a trauma informed approach, build a strong therapeutic relationship and provide skills to help you manage symptoms, to slowly prepare and feel more confident to engage in treatment, on your healing journey.

— Teresa Petersen, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

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
 

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 extensive training and experience providing mental health services to survivors of sexual abuse/assault including human trafficking /Commercially Exploited children. I have completed several trainings including a 44 hour sexual assault advocacy training with ongoing training yearly.

— Erminilla Saucedo, Counselor in Hemet, CA
 

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

Many of my clients have experienced sexual abuse or assault. When it is appropriate for the client, I like to use EMDR to treat the symptoms of PTSD that are often developed as a result of the trauma. Sexual abuse and assault are painful experiences to work on that require moving at the client's pace and developing a strong sense of safety within the therapy.

— Marissa Greenberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA
 

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

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

Before working in private practice I worked for several years as a Victim Therapy exclusively with sexual abuse victims.

— Amanda Leno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mesa, AZ
 

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 San Diego, CA

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