Sexual Abuse Therapists in Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB

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Bonnie j Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, trauma-related difficulties, and life transitions. These often show up as depression, stress, sleep difficulties, and affected relationships. I can help you heal from physical and sexual abuse . Together, we can navigate transitions and find your personal power. My goal is to help you develop a sense of your own power and identity. Sometimes I am the "expert" with the knowledge and experience, other times I simply listen to you in your painful moments. At all times, I am here entirely for you and always on your side.
(587) 849-4435
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Amanda Jahraus
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Thank you for considering my profile as you take steps towards your own healing and growth. Moving through survival and into daily life can be filled with uncertainty and difficulty. Challenging life experiences may leave you feeling stuck, disconnected from yourself and others, and may shift the foundation of deeply held values and beliefs. I am passionate about supporting adults who are seeking support related to life transitions, relationship concerns, anxiety, stress, trauma and trauma-related symptoms, depression, sexual violence/abuse, and existential crisis.
(587) 319-2475
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2H
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Julie Anne Crain
Psychologist, MEd, CCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Thanks for taking the time to view my profile. Therapy is a collaborative process that uses curiosity, courage and compassion to start exploring and unpacking all of the parts of ourselves and our experiences so that we can become connected to our wholeness once again. There are times when we may feel haunted by our past experiences, are having difficulties coping with life transitions or stressors, or are feeling stuck. It is my belief that through gentle exploration we can start to find the inner resources needed to move through and grow from these difficult experiences.
(780) 666-7131
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Katrina Hewton
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that healing comes through a meaningful source of connection. I practice from an intersectional approach and enjoy working in the overlaps of diverse presenting concerns because I believe that human experience is complex and multifaceted.
(825) 250-3429
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Not accepting new clients
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Sharon Stopforth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Looking for more than just talk therapy? My ideal client is looking for therapy that goes deeper than talk therapy. I have worked for 23 years with clients recovering from anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, abuse, and codependence. Experience has shown me that using a mind/body approach to therapy is the most effective for healing from these issues. My belief is that our being is grounded in the body and that ignoring the body will have limited lasting success in the treatment of psychological issues.
(888) 489-0593
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Dawn Watts
Counsellor, MA
11 Endorsed
11 Endorsed
I enjoy working with clients that need help with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, emotional abuse, burnout, time management, perfectionism, over-responsibility, sensitivity and relationship concerns. Additionally I specialize in helping adult children deal with unhealthy families and make positive changes. For individuals I use methods proven by research, but also tailor the treatment plan to what you feel will work for you best. For couples, I use Gottman based methods, to yield long lasting results. Too often people cycle back into problems, fearing therapy didn't really help. I work to assist you in healing problems at the root.
(587) 854-0133
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Lynn Michele Sloane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Experienced Ph.D. level registered psychologist, practicing in Calgary since 1987. I enjoy helping motivated individuals in therapy. I combine clinical training with personal authenticity and sensitivity to diversity and socialization influences on how we handle what we are facing. Effective therapy is collaborative and empowering, with therapist and clients working together to make positive changes towards the clients' goals. This may involve learning to self-soothe, anti-depressant behaviours, and homework between sessions. Good therapy builds on strengths.
(855) 804-2237
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Lorrie Paulsen
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I am an open minded therapist who believes in a collaborative and supportive experience. I work from an evidenced based model and pull strategies from a variety of different therapies to help clients experience success and achieve their goals. I also have a strong and diverse assessment/diagnosis background and am able to provide diagnostic clarity when needed, both from a learning and psychological perspective. I very much believe in the strengths and resiliency of my clients and am proud to assist them in their journey of healing and recovery.
(587) 802-3647
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Proactive Minds Counselling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Looking within ourselves is a powerful tool for change. If you are looking for a safe place to explore different ways of dealing with stressors in your life and improve your mental health, we are here for you. Our individualized approach will ensure that counselling is tailored to your needs to ensure you can meet your goals.
(825) 250-0612
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2J
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Margaret Maidment
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC:AT, RProv, Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist currently taking new clients. Therapy is a collaborative process that focuses on healing and increasing mental wellness. Change your unwanted behaviours into tools that will help you heal using cognitive behavioural therapy. Find your inner voice and express your experiences to those people around you with narrative therapy. For experiences that defy words, art therapy helps you to communicate those experiences, and to externalize your negative feelings and behaviours, so that you can explore and assess them safely.
(403) 629-0198
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2J
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Mirjam Codirenzi
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am passionate about supporting you to create more experiences of personal freedom and empowerment in your life. Together we will connect with what is alive for you in the moment, and use various approaches to move towards your goals. This journey may take us into your shadows or wounds to unburden them, releasing what is no longer healthy for you, and connecting with things that bring you peace, joy, and a sense of curiosity in your life.
(587) 603-8086
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Rebecca Teebay-Webb & Associates
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We are a team that is client-centred and dedicated to providing genuine and compassionate counselling that is tailored to our clients’ goals. We support clients experiencing a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, PTSD, CPTSD, addictions, substance abuse, and recovery from overwhelming, challenging or traumatic events holding them back. We appreciate that negative experiences can be held in the body and may present psychologically, physically, emotionally, cognitively, through nervous system dysregulation, and ongoing patterns, behaviour and decisions that they may wish to change.
(403) 998-1745
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Azra Karmali
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MPsy, RPsych
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
A Holistic approach to therapy. NEW clients welcome! I offer a warm, accepting and culturally sensitive space, to provide support for children, parents, and families. Sessions include expressive art, play therapy and sand tray. Every session is individually formulated to be developmentally appropriate with no expectations. My focus is in providing children, parents/caregivers, and families an opportunity to build connections and explore their healing journey, with an emphasis on secure attachment.
(587) 742-0461 x704
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Jenn Betts
Psychologist, R Psyc, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety and depression is difficult to experience. Emotions are often overwhelming. These emotions could be anger, sadness or worry. Your struggles may have recently just started or have been there for years. I desire to journey alongside you through this difficult time.
(587) 355-1757
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Ifeoma Ezekeke - The Change Talk Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling helpless, stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, grieving, struggling with parenting, or other life issues? I’m here to tell you that I have your back and will walk the walk with you in solving these problems that life may have presented you. Is there also a possibility that you may be scared, overwhelmed or discouraged by the thought of attending therapy? Well, be rest assured that these kinds of feelings are normal whenever we consider making the tough changes, we so desire in our lives. Congratulations, you have taken the right first steps by summing up the courage to seek help and support!
(587) 856-0611
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Waitlist for new clients
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Nicole St. Michel
Counsellor, BA Psyc, MA, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside of you as fate" (Carl Jung). Stuck? Confused? Fearful? Are you, or someone you love, needing support/skills to move through a difficult time? I am a clinical counsellor and my work is anchored in my knowing of the wisdom that is being blocked by the pain. My role is to hold the container that leads you back to your true self.
(587) 847-2779
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Waitlist for new clients
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Kellyanne Whittington- Counselculture Canada
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified
Verified
There are a multitude of reasons why we might seek out external supports beyond our inner circles. We might experience traumatic events, loss, conflict, or other crisis that can impact us significantly and create difficulties in functioning within our daily lives, influence our moods, or relationships and it can helpful to look for psychotherapy provided by clinical counsellors. I provide a trauma informed care approach while practicing within a bias free lens, and being non-judgemental. All therapy will be collaborative and encourages the concept that the client is the expert in their story.
(587) 841-5886
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z
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Natalie Forcier
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychologist offering compassionate care by video or in person in Calgary, and online in the Northwest Territories and across Alberta. With dignity and respect we can approach the troublesome barriers, pain, or patterns keeping you stuck. Together we can explore and restore what is valued and meaningful, whether that be related to improving your personal well-being or your relationships. I strive to offer a safe and confidential space for diverse individuals including sexual & gender minorities (LGBTQ2S+), as well as individuals from all religious, spiritual, ethnic, cultural, and racialized identities.
(587) 400-0835
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Al Roemer
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CCPA, CCC
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Al, and I am a Psychotherapist, Sexologist and Clinical Counsellor practising in Calgary, Alberta. I have over 20 years of mental health, addictions, crisis and outreach work in a variety of counselling settings. I share my time between my family, my private practice and various volunteer positions in and around the Calgary area.
(587) 813-6070
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Karla Harapiak
Counsellor, MA, MC, BN, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*I am currently accepting new clients, both in person and online.* My passion is working with individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship issues. I believe that many of our current challenges are rooted in our past and that by uncovering and working through our past relationship difficulties, including attachment and abandonment injuries, we can begin to heal. I love working with clients who are wanting to make changes in their lives by digging deep and working to address whatever issues they are facing.
(825) 250-0291
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Southeast Calgary
Calgary, AB T2J
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.