Sexual Abuse Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ONSee all counsellors in Central Toronto, Toronto
Samantha Hawke, Ontario Sex Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, RP(Q)
I have clinical experience in the areas of gender-based violence including sexual assault , childhood sexual abuse , intimate partner violence and masculinity expectations as well as depression, anxiety, PTSD and the effects of trauma, life transitions, post-partum and career issues.
I work with individuals and relationships of all genders and sexualities to help deepen a sense of connection with self and others while creating an environment that feels warm and safe for exploration. At the core, my therapeutic approach offers a space that fosters collaboration and encourages free and open communication. My foundational clinical orientation is Narrative Therapy for its emphasis on understanding how social and cultural norms influence who we are and how we identify in this world.
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
The body keeps the score. I help trauma survivors live full, and connected lives. I have many years of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault , as well as harmful, abusive, or neglectful childhood experiences. Trauma may impact your self-esteem, or create relationship issues, anxiety, alienation from the body, feelings of being disconnected from yourself and others. A central focus of my work has been supporting clients impacted by trauma without the lens of pathology. That’s to say: there’s nothing wrong with you at all. Your way of being in the world was developed as means of protection.
My area of specialty is gender based violence - focusing on intimate partner abuse, sexual assault , childhood neglect, and violence against sexual minorities.
I believe we are doing the best we can with the tools available. From my perspective, trauma can get locked in the body if there isn't enough safety to respond in the moment. I will support you in building on the wisdom you already have, and will creatively explore with you the places you feel stuck, shaky, or unmet. Through a relational and experiential process, I will bring attention and compassion to your suffering and untended needs. You can expect me to be warm, direct, steady, and responsive. Additionally, I am Queer & Trans affirming, kink-aware, and knowledgeable around polyamory/non monogamy.
Talk with Grace Sexual Trauma Therapy Centre
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
I’m a registered social worker and highly skilled psychotherapist for over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults who are mainly survivors of sexual abuse . Sexual trauma can create long lasting emotional and psychological issues ranging from PTSD, relationship problems, trust issues, feelings of shame and guilt, eating disorders, anxiety issues, depression, addiction, self-harming or suicidal thoughts. It takes a lot of courage for someone to be ready for therapy in hopes for a chance to finally move on and not let the past continue to hold you back anymore.
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, DipTIRP, RP
I also work with both male and female survivors of sexual abuse and assault .
If you choose to work with me I will strive to create a safe, respectful and meaningful relationship with you. I will listen carefully, with empathy and without judgement. Sometimes I ask a lot of questions in order to understand, to the best of my ability, what things are like for you. In working together to help me understand your story, usually what happens is that things start to make more sense for you too. Confusion often gives way to clarity. Feelings such as anxiety, anger, depression and isolation often subside as well.
Registered Psychotherapist, BScPsy, DiplCTP
CONGRATULATIONS. You've taken the first step towards getting help. Finding the right therapist can be difficult. For that reason, I offer an initial 40 min. consult for free. My LGBTQ positive practice is in Mind/Body & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Problems I work with are: Sexual Abuse , Problematic Sexual Issues/Behaviours, Gender issues, Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Loss/Grief, Dissociation, Relationship issues and DID. I pay close attention to overwhelming thoughts, emotions, and sensations. My previous massage practice (1989-2014), reflecting my knowledge of how emotions are expressed and often held in our bodies.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
If you've experienced sexual abuse , rape, or crime you likely noticed changes in how you think, feel and act, Maybe you believe that you deserve what happened or that there was something you could have done to stop it. Maybe you see the world as a dangerous place and people as untrustworthy. Perhaps you're on edge, hypervigilant and out of control of your emotions or you don't feel them at all. One thing is for sure - you're suffering. Please hear me when I say that it doesn't have to be this way forever. There are well researched therapies proven to help you heal, including those specifically for PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Karen (Kaz) Connelly
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
I work with the whole person. My practice is called The Courage Room because our bodies are the courage room. You're here because you've made it to a turning point. Bon courage! We also sit together in 'the courage room'—with respect, tenderness, & openness. I work with many creatives (including pregnant women / new parents), the gifted, &/or highly sensitive people with trauma & attachment wounds. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, sexual assault & incest. As a writer/educator, I can step into an active coaching role (for those who request this). Learn more about my work & books here: www.thecourageroom.ca/counselling
Sex Therapy with Tiff | Ms. Tiffany LaPorte
Registered Psychotherapist, ST, RP, MA, BS
Sex and eroticism are topics that continue to be associated with a lot of shame, yet they embody elements of our identity, impact our intimate relationships, and influence our physical, emotional and mental health. Empowering your sexuality and advocating for your sexual health and intimacy is what I strive for most! From low desire, to performance issues, kinks/fetishes, out of control sexual behaviour (sex addiction), sexual pain, sexual abuse /trauma, and identity confusion (amongst other sexual challenges), I am here to explore and assist you (and your partner) through these challenges professionally and comfortably.
Dr Soheila Pashang Counselling and Consulting
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RSW, MSW
The journey of healing begins with you! As a registered social worker, I have supported many individuals and families to overcome mental health, grief, loss, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse , sex trafficking, violence, relationship, separation and divorce, parenting, anger management, migration, and integration.
I provide Tele-Virtual services using a secure telephone and password-protected platform. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details. I am a registered Social Worker with extensive experience working with individuals, families, and groups. I joined academia in 2007 to teach social work and counseling-related courses, after working for over 20 years within multifaceted organizations since 1990. I accept referrals from private insurance companies.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd, BFA, CDBT
We work with clients on issues, including: Anxiety; Depression; Suicidality; Self-harm; Emotional regulation; Interpersonal relationships; LGBTQ questions and concerns; Emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse ; Grief and loss; Trauma.
PEACE Psychotherapy is a group of independent therapists committed to promoting empathy, acceptance and compassion for all. We understand that many people struggle with powerful negative emotions, impulses and behaviours, and we are prepared to fight the good fight, even when it gets messy. We will ask the difficult questions and support you in the process. We believe that no matter how hopeless one feels, everyone has the capacity for change and the desire for a life worth living. We have devoted our careers to helping people learn to accept what they cannot change, change what they can, and gain the wisdom to know the difference.
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Marsha Malbari (She Her Hers)
Registered Social Worker, BA psy, MSW, RSW
In uncertain times you may feel overwhelmed by difficulties & feeling stuck. Many problems we experience are not our fault. I can help you effectively & quickly resolve relationship problems, sexual abuse trauma, feelings of betrayal, abandonment, social anxiety, self blame, self esteem, motivation & unsettling shame issues. Many times we lose our purpose in life & do not understand why we are plagued by unhelpful thoughts & feelings. By seeing me you will be understood even when your values may differ from your loved ones and others in your life. Contact me for a .5 hr initial consult & you will be relieved you did so.
Farnoush Mozafari Ph.D. (c)
Registered Social Worker, PhD, (c), RSSW
I specialize in the following symptoms: Psycho-somatic conditions, Obsessional behavior, Phobias, Underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, Difficulties in concentrating, Dissatisfaction at work, Inability to form satisfactory relationships, School or work phobias, Sleeping disorders, Trauma, and Sexual abuse .
I strive to provide a comforting, educational, and private environment for all my clients. Sessions are devoted to assisting clients in identifying patterns and, in becoming conscious of them, developing the capacity to understand and change them.
Bruce (B) Dow
Pre-Licensed Professional, RP (Q), MPS '23, MFA, BFA
In my clinical work, I use an integrative, client centred approach in the treatment of addiction, anxiety, body, gender identity and sexuality, career stress, depression, eating disorders, family issues, porn addiction, relationship issues, sexual abuse , sexual problems, and trauma. Together we will explore which modalities best suits your needs: Attachment Theory; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFS / IFIOS); Existential Psychotherapy; Family Systems Therapy; Internal Family Systems; Narrative Therapy; Sex Therapy; Spiritual Direction; or Trauma-Related Dissociation interventions.
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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Supporting you through life transitions, coming to terms with previous traumas (including sexual assault ), concerns related to gender and sexuality, struggling with anxiety, depression, meaning, relationship challenges, and complex grief (including childhood loss). The process is truly collaborative; we work together to consider your current patterns and explore how they may be connected to various times or parts of your life. In gaining an understanding of how you experience things and your characteristic ways of engaging with the world, treatment is tailored to work best for you and the results you'd like to see in therapy.
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
I have several years experience working with individuals in crisis, struggling with their mental health, and those who have experienced trauma including grief, victims of crime, sexual assault , and domestic violence.
*Now accepting clients* For so many, the hardest part of therapy is putting themselves first. When you’ve come to the point of accepting that you need support in overcoming challenges in your life, you may feel overwhelmed, beat down, tired, and low. Many of my clients feel a sense of relief following the first session where they’ve taken the first step in improving their life, relationships, and happiness. Therapy is work, and requires dedication to the process and to yourself.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
I have experience helping clients understand, address, and overcome the multitude of issues they encounter as result of trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, or sexual assault .
I am a cisgender woman, with Mi’kmaw and Settler roots; as a result, the holistic therapy I provide is rooted in an anti-oppression approach. I was lucky enough to earn a Master of Social Work from the University of Buffalo. I chose that program because, unlike most other programs, it offered a specialty in utilizing a Trauma-Informed Focus. I was also trained in using EMDR. I have six years’ experience providing therapy; first in the USA and now in Canada. I’ve also provided services in community settings like the youth justice system and a community task force created to help deal with the human trafficking epidemic.
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MA, RP
Specialized training as a Sex Therapist (20+ yrs) helping with intimacy problems, affairs, painful intercourse, erection difficulties, sexual identity & victims of sexual abuse /incest/rape.
Many of us struggle with problems for weeks, months or even years, but when it gets to the point where you're overwhelmed and it's interfering with your life, work or threatening your relationships, I can help. My approach is non-judgmental, down-to-earth and goal-directed. My Specialties are: sex therapy, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse , separation & divorce counselling and career testing (adults & teens). As a seasoned therapist, I use various modalities: CBT (cognitive-behaviour therapy), Adlerian, Reality, Attachment, Brief Solution-Focussed and Art Therapy (children & teens). LGBTQ Positive.
Mozafari: Empowering Minds
Registered Social Worker
I specialize in trauma primarily, but I also focus on symptoms/conditions that arise from untreated trauma, such as: psycho-somatic conditions, obsessional behavior, phobias, underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction at work, inability to form satisfactory relationships, school/work phobias, secondary trauma, and sexual abuse .
My name is Farnoush Mozafari Ph.D. (c), RSSW and I have been specializing in the fields of social and individual psychology, clinical social work, and psychoanalysis for a decade now. In my private practice, I strive to provide a comforting, educational, and private environment for all my clients. Sessions are devoted to assisting clients in identifying patterns and, in becoming conscious of them, developing the capacity to understand and change them.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
I provide psychotherapy for trauma, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse , physical abuse, mental and emotional abuse, childhood abuse, racism/racial abuse, depression, anxiety, anger issues, behavioral issues, self esteem issues, self image issues, relationship issues, work stress, personal stress, and stress from everyday issues.
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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.