Sexual Abuse Therapists in West Toronto, Toronto, ONSee all counsellors in West Toronto, Toronto
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.
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
Bloor West Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
We work with clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse , seeking to recover in individual therapy or group therapy. We also provide treatment and support for a variety of other mental health conditions.
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.
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.
Not accepting new clients
Laura Pearl Spivack
Registered Social Worker, MS, RSW, ACCfm
Laura Pearl Spivack is a forensic clinician and alternative dispute resolution professional living in Toronto, Ontario. Laura Pearl uses clinical skills, and alternative dispute resolution frameworks to help children and families involved in the family court system work better together, and parent through tough times. She specializes in the following: Family Court involvement, Child Welfare involvement, youth aging out of care, separation, and divorce, post-separation contact issues, interpersonal violence, intra-familial sexual abuse , children with sexual behavior problems, and being criminally charged.
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Much of my career has been supporting individuals recover from unhealthy or abusive relationships, sexual assault or harassment and harmful childhood experiences. I also provide compassionate grief counselling to individuals who have lost a loved one, experiencing separation or divorce, job loss, or the impact of cancer.
Waitlist for new clients
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.
Not accepting new clients
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Couns, Psych
My training and experience are in: child sexual abuse , trauma, attachment, family and couple issues, including separation and divorce, and parenting.
Are you feeling lost, struggling in key relationships, affected by events experienced earlier in life? I have found that taking time to examine your feelings in a safe and reflective environment can make a big difference in promoting new thinking leading to positive change. I am action oriented and strength based with a collaborative style - believing we all have inner knowledge and resilience to overcome our problems. With over 25 years as a mental health professional, I have helped children, youth, adults and couples, and families to confront difficult issues and overcome barriers to being their true selves.
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CHT, CI
Areas I work in include: relationship issues, physical/emotional & sexual abuse , depression, anxiety, anger, trauma/PTSD,.
Hello, my name is Debbie Papadakis. My goal is to empower you to unfold your inherent potential by accessing the subconscious mind using a combination of psychotherapy with hypnotherapy to help you live a healthy, wealthy, productive and happy life. For more than 25 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, couples and groups from diverse backgrounds to help empower them to overcome limiting beliefs, unwanted behaviours, negative thoughts and emotions, addictions and/or afflictions, fears and phobias that were hindering them from achieving their goals, unleashing their full potential, and living in harmony.
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.
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Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I am a registered social worker supporting people as they explore a variety of issues that create stress in their lives. I specialize in supporting those who have experienced trauma, particularly related to sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as well as birth trauma and other types of traumas experienced in adulthood. I strive to recognize and build on the resilience, knowledge and skills clients’ bring with them, while working towards new growth and change.
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.
Rachel Abigail Sunda
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDIV
It can be difficult to navigate our world especially when increased demands are placed on us either internally or from the outside. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to find yourself with all of the noise and demands that are placed on you? Would you like to claim your personal power and learn how to be the best version of yourself on your own and in relationships? Whether you are suffering with anxiety or depression or a mixture of both, I can help. Perhaps you have a history of emotional, psychological, physical or sexual abuse , or you have been bullied or been in an invalidating environment, I can help.
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
I have a particular interest in working with clients who are challenged by anxiety, depression, interpersonal trauma/abuse, & sexual abuse /behaviour issues.
Taking the first step to begin therapy can be very challenging. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to discuss/explore any issues you are experiencing. By deepening your ability to be introspective and self-compassionate, we can explore any negative thinking patterns/habits that may be interfering with you making changes in your life. My style is warm, compassionate, empathetic, and collaborative, but also direct and solution-focused. I specialize in working with children/teens/young adults, and have experience engaging even the most reluctant young people to promote positive change.
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
I also provide treatment to people with anger or addictions problems, including charges for domestic assault .
Has sexual behaviour, anger, or drug/alcohol abuse caused problems in your life, or in the life of your loved one? Do you have thoughts or feelings in these areas that seem overwhelming to you, and you don't know where to turn? Are you having difficulty in your relationships, your job, or in other important areas of your life because of your thoughts or behaviours in any of these areas? Have you, or has your loved one, been charged with a criminal offence? I might be able to help...
Waitlist for new clients
Registered Psychotherapist, BA
I provide therapy for indivduals who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger mangement, relationship problems, low self esteem, trauma, childhood physical or sexual abuse histories, grief and loss, body image, eating disorders or life transitions. My approach as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe and empathic space for each client to be able to explore whatever struggles may be preventing them from living a life of authenticity, meaningfulness, and joy.
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW, CYC, CH, NLPP
Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or explored different venues to overcome difficult situations, but you feel stuck! I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency tendencies, emotional/physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as life transition stressors. I also work with couples providing an active participation to identify their issue, focusing on change-oriented interventions guiding both to understand their individual roles and learn new harmonious strategies.
MA, ExAT, RTC, CCPA
"Self- love is doing the work we need to do to be free"- Yung Pueblo. I have experience working with opening creative blockages, survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse such as sexual assault and domestic violence, adults with a history of child-hood sexual abuse , people with diagnoses of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post- traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). I can help with sleep issues, anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief & loss, stress related to chronic illness such as multiple chemical sensitivities, persistent feelings of sadness and feeling a lack of meaning and joy in life.
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.