Sexual Abuse Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Maddalena Genovese
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
Stress can impact the whole person and trauma can turn one’s world upside down. Sexual and physical assault, combat, medical traumas or serious accidents are all examples of traumatic events that can cause an array of distressing symptoms. Anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares along with nausea, and chronic fatigue are common and can wreak havoc on relationships. Sometimes feelings of horror, anger, sadness can seem to come out of nowhere making people feel like they are going “crazy.” But they are not. These are symptoms of trauma, and specialized evidence base treatment can help.
Stress can impact the whole person and trauma can turn one’s world upside down. Sexual and physical assault, combat, medical traumas or serious accidents are all examples of traumatic events that can cause an array of distressing symptoms. Anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares along with nausea, and chronic fatigue are common and can wreak havoc on relationships. Sometimes feelings of horror, anger, sadness can seem to come out of nowhere making people feel like they are going “crazy.” But they are not. These are symptoms of trauma, and specialized evidence base treatment can help.
(587) 609-8204 View (587) 609-8204
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Candace Hamilton Emdr Consultant
Psychologist, BSc, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Hi, I am Candace. I specialize in working with adult women who have experienced relational trauma, using both individual and group therapy. The truth is most of my clients do not use the term "rational trauma" to describe what they have experienced. Instead, they explain that they have decided to reach out for help because they desire to take control of their lives after experiences such as intimate partner violence and maltreatment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, workplace bullying, being betrayed by someone they trusted, childhood trauma and coping with the impact of being in a narcissistic abusive relationship.
Hi, I am Candace. I specialize in working with adult women who have experienced relational trauma, using both individual and group therapy. The truth is most of my clients do not use the term "rational trauma" to describe what they have experienced. Instead, they explain that they have decided to reach out for help because they desire to take control of their lives after experiences such as intimate partner violence and maltreatment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, workplace bullying, being betrayed by someone they trusted, childhood trauma and coping with the impact of being in a narcissistic abusive relationship.
(587) 858-0528 View (587) 858-0528
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Eric Luther Krepstekies
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5M
I am a registered psychologist working in Edmonton. I work primarily with individual adults and couples, but I have experience with children, and families as well. I have over 6 years experience working with complex clients with intricate problems and I have provided mentorship and supervision to student therapists. My main areas of focus are relationships, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as men & women's issues, which covers a wide variety of topics, such as, but not limited to: sexual abuse & trauma, sexual identity & orientation, intimacy issues, infidelity, pornography addiction and sexual disorders.
I am a registered psychologist working in Edmonton. I work primarily with individual adults and couples, but I have experience with children, and families as well. I have over 6 years experience working with complex clients with intricate problems and I have provided mentorship and supervision to student therapists. My main areas of focus are relationships, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as men & women's issues, which covers a wide variety of topics, such as, but not limited to: sexual abuse & trauma, sexual identity & orientation, intimacy issues, infidelity, pornography addiction and sexual disorders.
(587) 210-2294 View (587) 210-2294
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Hala Kaiss
Psychologist, MC, R, Psych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering in-person services in Calgary & virtual services throughout AB. I have experience working with Adults through a number of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-esteem, emotional regulation, childhood abuse/sexual assault, healthy sexuality, and self-awareness/identity. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can look different for each and every person; what may be traumatizing for one, may not be for another. You define what it means for you, & together, we can work towards lessening the impact of these events.
(587) 578-0483 View (587) 578-0483
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Jan-Marie Chrzanowski
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H
Not accepting new clients
I work with a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse, and trauma.
As a registered psychologist, I am passionate about working with children, youth, adults and their families. I support clients in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I support families in developing their relationships, and assist parents/caregivers in adapting their parenting styles to the unique needs of each child.
I work with a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, sexual abuse, and trauma.
As a registered psychologist, I am passionate about working with children, youth, adults and their families. I support clients in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem. I support families in developing their relationships, and assist parents/caregivers in adapting their parenting styles to the unique needs of each child.
(855) 544-3035 View (855) 544-3035
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Kingsley Moyo
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
A significant part of my ethos, is seeing Individuals and couples thrive in their sexual health and relationships. Ranging from helping couples bring the passion back in their mismatched sexual desires, stop the reoccurring fights, resolve the parenting and money conflicts, and heal betrayal (infidelity). I work with you to let go of the shame surrounding your sex life; resolve the joy stolen by erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation and the frustration of in-orgasm and painful sex. There's hope to heal the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual addictions. Pleasure and happiness belong in your sex life and relationships.
A significant part of my ethos, is seeing Individuals and couples thrive in their sexual health and relationships. Ranging from helping couples bring the passion back in their mismatched sexual desires, stop the reoccurring fights, resolve the parenting and money conflicts, and heal betrayal (infidelity). I work with you to let go of the shame surrounding your sex life; resolve the joy stolen by erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation and the frustration of in-orgasm and painful sex. There's hope to heal the trauma of sexual abuse and sexual addictions. Pleasure and happiness belong in your sex life and relationships.
(587) 415-6718 View (587) 415-6718
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Debbie Jabbour
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6A
I’ve been privileged to live and work in Alberta’s far north, where I’ve become familiar with a wide diversity of cultures and personalities. I understand the unique challenges – such as isolation, transportation, lack of access to support services - that Northerners face. My clients include those facing issues related to intergenerational trauma, residential schools, 60s scoop, addictions, family violence and systemic racism. I have experience working with trauma, sexual assault, grief and loss, separation/divorce, and the LGBTQ community.
I’ve been privileged to live and work in Alberta’s far north, where I’ve become familiar with a wide diversity of cultures and personalities. I understand the unique challenges – such as isolation, transportation, lack of access to support services - that Northerners face. My clients include those facing issues related to intergenerational trauma, residential schools, 60s scoop, addictions, family violence and systemic racism. I have experience working with trauma, sexual assault, grief and loss, separation/divorce, and the LGBTQ community.
(587) 410-5992 View (587) 410-5992
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Jessica Blake
Psychologist, MEd , RPsych, CST
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Sex, Sexual assault and trauma, affairs & Infidelity, Sexual Dysfunctions and disorders, LGBTQ2+, & Poly/Open Lifestyles.
Customer service is not a term you may automatically think of when you hear psychological services, but to me, you cannot have one without the other. I pride myself on customer service, and work hard to deliver all of my psychological services in a customer focused and driven environment. Together we can work on solutions that are of value to you for any difficulties and dilemmas you are facing. I am team orientated, and believe in a collaborative process, especially when working with children & parents, and I understand how challenging this process can be. I want us to meet your counseling and life goals together.
Sex, Sexual assault and trauma, affairs & Infidelity, Sexual Dysfunctions and disorders, LGBTQ2+, & Poly/Open Lifestyles.
Customer service is not a term you may automatically think of when you hear psychological services, but to me, you cannot have one without the other. I pride myself on customer service, and work hard to deliver all of my psychological services in a customer focused and driven environment. Together we can work on solutions that are of value to you for any difficulties and dilemmas you are facing. I am team orientated, and believe in a collaborative process, especially when working with children & parents, and I understand how challenging this process can be. I want us to meet your counseling and life goals together.
(587) 315-5539 View (587) 315-5539
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Farrel Greenspan
Psychologist, MC, BA, BMOS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a registered psychologist specializing in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. I previously conducted research at the University of Alberta, designing a treatment center intended to treat children of sexual abuse. I completed my Master's degree in counselling psychology at City University in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to that I completed two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Organizational Studies with a specialization in human resources. I aim to provide my clients with as much time and comfort as they need until they feel safe and secure.
I am a registered psychologist specializing in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. I previously conducted research at the University of Alberta, designing a treatment center intended to treat children of sexual abuse. I completed my Master's degree in counselling psychology at City University in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to that I completed two Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Organizational Studies with a specialization in human resources. I aim to provide my clients with as much time and comfort as they need until they feel safe and secure.
(780) 901-2638 View (780) 901-2638
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The Integrative Trauma and PTSD Recovery Centre
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
At The Integrative Trauma and PTSD Recovery Centre, we understand that trauma can touch every aspect of life. We are a dedicated team of therapists specializing in treating trauma and PTSD in adults, children, and families. Whether you have experienced a single life-altering event, the ongoing effects of complex PTSD, the wounds of relational trauma, or are an adult survivor of childhood trauma or sexual abuse, we are here to support you on your journey towards healing.
At The Integrative Trauma and PTSD Recovery Centre, we understand that trauma can touch every aspect of life. We are a dedicated team of therapists specializing in treating trauma and PTSD in adults, children, and families. Whether you have experienced a single life-altering event, the ongoing effects of complex PTSD, the wounds of relational trauma, or are an adult survivor of childhood trauma or sexual abuse, we are here to support you on your journey towards healing.
(587) 407-2819 View (587) 407-2819
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Kirsten Harding
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5H
Waitlist for new clients
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring over 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
I bring empathy, warmth, and collaboration as a therapist and aim to create meaningful connections through the safe exploration of experiences shaping your life. I have worked extensively with anxiety, depression, trauma (including childhood trauma), sexual assault/abuse, grief/loss, relationship/family issues, stress, as well as chronic and acute health issues. I also have a heartfelt interest, and post-graduate training, in working with individuals and couples impacted by infertility and perinatal/postpartum mental health. I bring over 15 years of experience and work with adults (individuals and couples) and teens.
(587) 206-9769 View (587) 206-9769
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Rochelle Major
Psychologist, BA, MEd, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6H
Not accepting new clients
My expertise is in the "existential issues" people face (meaning, purpose, isolation, death) as well as grief, depression, anxiety, aging, retirement, career transitions, dementia/care-giving, PTSD, OCD, sexual abuse, relationship issues, body image, cross-cultural issues and interfaith relationships.
I am doctoral level Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive training and experience in clinical treatment and research. I work with a wide range of issues faced by individuals and couples, tailoring my work to meet their unique needs and drawing on their strength and resilience to facilitate change. I believe strongly in every person's natural ability to heal and grow from painful experiences and feelings. My job is to be a genuine and compassionate guide in this process to help clients move beyond feeling "stuck" and towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
My expertise is in the "existential issues" people face (meaning, purpose, isolation, death) as well as grief, depression, anxiety, aging, retirement, career transitions, dementia/care-giving, PTSD, OCD, sexual abuse, relationship issues, body image, cross-cultural issues and interfaith relationships.
I am doctoral level Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive training and experience in clinical treatment and research. I work with a wide range of issues faced by individuals and couples, tailoring my work to meet their unique needs and drawing on their strength and resilience to facilitate change. I believe strongly in every person's natural ability to heal and grow from painful experiences and feelings. My job is to be a genuine and compassionate guide in this process to help clients move beyond feeling "stuck" and towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(780) 932-1554 View (780) 932-1554
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Joshua Dunn
Psychologist, MEd, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
I specialize in treating PTSD stemming from military service, first responders, policing, sexual trauma, vehicle accidents, forms of abuse, assault, and suicide.
I am a doctoral-level psychologist who has provided psychotherapy and assessment for almost 20 years in the Alberta area. I have training in many treatment modalities; however, I mostly use Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) to address a range of issues including trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, perfectionism, grief, substance use difficulties, as well as identity and relationship struggles.
I specialize in treating PTSD stemming from military service, first responders, policing, sexual trauma, vehicle accidents, forms of abuse, assault, and suicide.
I am a doctoral-level psychologist who has provided psychotherapy and assessment for almost 20 years in the Alberta area. I have training in many treatment modalities; however, I mostly use Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) to address a range of issues including trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, perfectionism, grief, substance use difficulties, as well as identity and relationship struggles.
(587) 847-2845 View (587) 847-2845
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Trauma Therapy for Women (Mikaela Norton)
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women who have experienced trauma, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress, domestic abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse.
Accepting New Clients! If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
I specialize in working with women who have experienced trauma, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress, domestic abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse.
Accepting New Clients! If you've been through a traumatic experience, it's likely that you're in search of a therapist that specializes in trauma care. You want solutions, but with a caring, judgement-free space to process your emotions and experiences. I have spent over 5 years working with survivors of trauma of all ages and successfully helped them work through their healing process. By utilizing many forms of therapy, I can successfully tailor your experience to what works best for you. You're unique. Your therapy experience should be too.
(587) 705-4764 View (587) 705-4764
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Carissa Cornfield
Psychologist, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! First let's acknowledge the step you’ve already taken towards your healing just by searching for a counsellor that's right for you. If that's me, I truly look forward to beginning this journey with you! While skilled in working with a variety of mental health challenges, I'm most experienced working with those related to childhood experiences, abuse, trauma (including sexual abuse), relational ruptures, & loss. These impacts can include shame & self-criticism, guilt, anxiety, depression, overwhelming or muted emotion, perfectionism, over-working, body image, self-esteem, and boundary challenges, and more.
Welcome! First let's acknowledge the step you’ve already taken towards your healing just by searching for a counsellor that's right for you. If that's me, I truly look forward to beginning this journey with you! While skilled in working with a variety of mental health challenges, I'm most experienced working with those related to childhood experiences, abuse, trauma (including sexual abuse), relational ruptures, & loss. These impacts can include shame & self-criticism, guilt, anxiety, depression, overwhelming or muted emotion, perfectionism, over-working, body image, self-esteem, and boundary challenges, and more.
(587) 715-0121 View (587) 715-0121
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Erin Martin
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I specialize in working with adults and trauma with a passion for supporting people who have experienced some kind of sexual abuse/assault (recently or a long time ago).
Daytime availability only - I provide support for adults around anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, boundaries, relationship challenges, trauma, sexual abuse/assault, and difficult childhoods. I also provide support for partners and supporters of people who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. Many people I work with want to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives -This can come up in their relationships with others, in their relationships with themselves, and/or in their professional/educational lives. I love talking about self-worth and supporting people to feel better about themselves.
I specialize in working with adults and trauma with a passion for supporting people who have experienced some kind of sexual abuse/assault (recently or a long time ago).
Daytime availability only - I provide support for adults around anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, boundaries, relationship challenges, trauma, sexual abuse/assault, and difficult childhoods. I also provide support for partners and supporters of people who have experienced sexual abuse/assault. Many people I work with want to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives -This can come up in their relationships with others, in their relationships with themselves, and/or in their professional/educational lives. I love talking about self-worth and supporting people to feel better about themselves.
(587) 907-5182 View (587) 907-5182
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Robert Valela
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
I offer personalized therapy that works. I'm committed to helping you feel better, achieve your goals, and overcome any challenge, be it intrusive thoughts, painful and intense emotions, or posttraumatic stress from issues like combat or sexual trauma, accidents, abuse, assault, death, or suicide. I work with couples and adults dealing with trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, panic, depression, grief, ADHD, and relationship issues. I focus on supporting couples and adults within military, police, correctional, emergency medical, healthcare, and fire rescue services confronting challenges like PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
I offer personalized therapy that works. I'm committed to helping you feel better, achieve your goals, and overcome any challenge, be it intrusive thoughts, painful and intense emotions, or posttraumatic stress from issues like combat or sexual trauma, accidents, abuse, assault, death, or suicide. I work with couples and adults dealing with trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, panic, depression, grief, ADHD, and relationship issues. I focus on supporting couples and adults within military, police, correctional, emergency medical, healthcare, and fire rescue services confronting challenges like PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
(587) 801-4629 View (587) 801-4629
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Alycia Chung Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6J  (Online Only)
I provide a discrete and confidential environment to explore issues related to unhealthy coping patterns as well as Abuse and/or Assault.
I provide a safe and welcoming environment in which to support you along your healing journey. A strong therapeutic relationship is essential, and you can expect a compassionate and genuine therapist who is dedicated to helping you grow to your fullest potential. I believe that you are the best expert on your life and that effective therapy involves a process of skill building and learning to trust your intrinsic wisdom. Therapeutic success to me is when you can use the wisdom from both your mind and body in order to make choices that are congruent with your values.
I provide a discrete and confidential environment to explore issues related to unhealthy coping patterns as well as Abuse and/or Assault.
I provide a safe and welcoming environment in which to support you along your healing journey. A strong therapeutic relationship is essential, and you can expect a compassionate and genuine therapist who is dedicated to helping you grow to your fullest potential. I believe that you are the best expert on your life and that effective therapy involves a process of skill building and learning to trust your intrinsic wisdom. Therapeutic success to me is when you can use the wisdom from both your mind and body in order to make choices that are congruent with your values.
(780) 666-4731 View (780) 666-4731
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Hoda Samadi
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I also have an expertise in helping individuals overcome limitations, such as, anger control problems, cognitive deficits, grief, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, substance use issues, vocational stress, and phase of life problems.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist that has a clinical background training in Emotional Disorders (e.g., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depression, and Anxiety), Sleep Disturbances, Chronic Pain and Couple Distress. Additionally, I concentrated in Child Psychology where I helped adolescents overcome childhood traumas and developmental issues.
I also have an expertise in helping individuals overcome limitations, such as, anger control problems, cognitive deficits, grief, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, substance use issues, vocational stress, and phase of life problems.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist that has a clinical background training in Emotional Disorders (e.g., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depression, and Anxiety), Sleep Disturbances, Chronic Pain and Couple Distress. Additionally, I concentrated in Child Psychology where I helped adolescents overcome childhood traumas and developmental issues.
(825) 250-0656 View (825) 250-0656
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Jasmine Fulks
Psychologist, BA, MCPsych, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a Registered Psychologist with quality clinical experience providing direct counselling services to individuals. I use an eclectic approach to helping guide the healing path with emphasis on solution-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have worked with a variety of clientele of diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities and ages experiencing a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault/sexual abuse, self-esteem/confidence, relationship issues, communication, substance abuse/recovery, crisis, anger management, suicide, self-harm, sexuality,grief and life transitions.
I am a Registered Psychologist with quality clinical experience providing direct counselling services to individuals. I use an eclectic approach to helping guide the healing path with emphasis on solution-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I have worked with a variety of clientele of diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities and ages experiencing a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault/sexual abuse, self-esteem/confidence, relationship issues, communication, substance abuse/recovery, crisis, anger management, suicide, self-harm, sexuality,grief and life transitions.
(866) 818-3056 View (866) 818-3056
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Queer Spirit Counselling and Therapy Services
MA-CP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
My heart especially goes out to those who find themselves at the intersection of queerness and faith, and those who have suffered spiritual, emotional or sexual abuse and trauma.
My name is Naomi Isaac (she/her), and I am a queer therapist who specializes in working with individuals who may be struggling to integrate queer and spiritual identities. Queer people from religious faith backgrounds (and their families) are often marginalized by both the queer community and their faith community, and may feel alone in the struggle they may have to understand their queerness in the context of their faith or religious upbringing. Having a therapist who is familiar with both worlds, who will respect all aspects of their identity, is crucial in working through these unique challenges in counselling.
My heart especially goes out to those who find themselves at the intersection of queerness and faith, and those who have suffered spiritual, emotional or sexual abuse and trauma.
My name is Naomi Isaac (she/her), and I am a queer therapist who specializes in working with individuals who may be struggling to integrate queer and spiritual identities. Queer people from religious faith backgrounds (and their families) are often marginalized by both the queer community and their faith community, and may feel alone in the struggle they may have to understand their queerness in the context of their faith or religious upbringing. Having a therapist who is familiar with both worlds, who will respect all aspects of their identity, is crucial in working through these unique challenges in counselling.
(825) 809-5495 View (825) 809-5495
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Fern Ashton
Psychologist, M A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
Not accepting new clients
As a trauma specialist, I have supported individuals through diverse life experiences, including traumatic exposures (childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety) for more than 25 years. Through a client centered lens of support and encouragement, I have worked with individuals in varying stages of life span, including children, youth, adults and seniors. I value the courage, commitment, and authenticity each client brings to the table and am honoured to be a part of that healing journey. I believe in the ability to heal and approach my client interactions with love, support, and humour.
As a trauma specialist, I have supported individuals through diverse life experiences, including traumatic exposures (childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety) for more than 25 years. Through a client centered lens of support and encouragement, I have worked with individuals in varying stages of life span, including children, youth, adults and seniors. I value the courage, commitment, and authenticity each client brings to the table and am honoured to be a part of that healing journey. I believe in the ability to heal and approach my client interactions with love, support, and humour.
(855) 464-8649 View (855) 464-8649
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Mahmoud Shabani-Ghazvini
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6T
Any trauma, depression, Relations issues, unhealthy relationships, domestic abuse, adult survivors of childhood abuse. Adult survivors of sexual abuse. Also immigration and criminal assessment report.
Any trauma, depression, Relations issues, unhealthy relationships, domestic abuse, adult survivors of childhood abuse. Adult survivors of sexual abuse. Also immigration and criminal assessment report.
(587) 600-0618 View (587) 600-0618
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HopeWell Psychological - ONLINE
Psychologist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5M  (Online Only)
We are compassionate and experienced Psychologists who have supported adults in various capacities, since 2012. We know that people are resilient and strong but certain life circumstances can be difficult to overcome for most. We have several specialty areas that include working with: 1. people who have gone through a car accident, 2. people who have experienced a significant life change/transition, and 3. people who have experienced trauma (due to military service, emergency responding, or sexual abuse). Currently, we provide only online counselling and have flexible hours.
We are compassionate and experienced Psychologists who have supported adults in various capacities, since 2012. We know that people are resilient and strong but certain life circumstances can be difficult to overcome for most. We have several specialty areas that include working with: 1. people who have gone through a car accident, 2. people who have experienced a significant life change/transition, and 3. people who have experienced trauma (due to military service, emergency responding, or sexual abuse). Currently, we provide only online counselling and have flexible hours.
(587) 209-4430 View (587) 209-4430
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Kenzie Brinsmead
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I help individuals and couples navigate communication issues, intimacy concerns, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, trust issues, and trauma related to sexual abuse. If something feels off in your relationships or sex life, I'm here to provide support. Together, we'll navigate the challenges of stressors and delve into unmet expectations. If anxiety, low mood, self-criticism, or shame are barriers, or if you feel like you've been conforming to societal expectations rather than embracing who you are, our focus will be on rediscovering your authentic self.
I help individuals and couples navigate communication issues, intimacy concerns, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, trust issues, and trauma related to sexual abuse. If something feels off in your relationships or sex life, I'm here to provide support. Together, we'll navigate the challenges of stressors and delve into unmet expectations. If anxiety, low mood, self-criticism, or shame are barriers, or if you feel like you've been conforming to societal expectations rather than embracing who you are, our focus will be on rediscovering your authentic self.
(587) 871-4414 View (587) 871-4414
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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.