Sexual Abuse Therapists in Vaughan, ON

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Dr. Katelyn Boersma @ FLEX Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Making the decision to disclose difficulties and seek out psychological services can be challenging. I work collaboratively with adult and adolescent therapy clients to develop a clear understanding of problems, building agreement on the core tasks of therapy to lead to meaningful changes. I utilize my training in Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Integrative therapies to address a diverse range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma (eg. sexual assault , childhood abuse), and personality difficulties. The foundation of our relationship will be our focus on establishing and maintaining a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust.
(855) 586-7390
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Vaughan, ON L6A
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Emilia Pacholec
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
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.
(437) 747-6029
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Vaughan, ON L4H
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Julie Cinamon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Cinamon sees individuals and families for a number of reasons including difficulties with mood, anxiety, work and family related stress, emotion regulation, behaviour, and parenting. She supports people experiencing life transitions, parents seeking help for their children and teens, and individuals with symptoms impacting their day-to-day lives. She has a special focus on trauma, including sexual assault . She is skilled in providing a variety of therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, traditional play therapy, family therapy, psychodynamic/family systems talk therapy, and trauma-informed therapy.
(647) 370-2966
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Sandra Martey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Emotional issues of life events can preoccupy us or leave us feeling anxious, confused, angry or depressed. Are your feelings affecting your work life balance, relationships or ability to cope with daily activities? Are you experiencing challenges such as, people struggling to understand you or are you experiencing difficulties in making sense of your own emotions. I work with teenagers, adults, couples and families providing therapeutic services for a wide range of mood related disorders to include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family conflict, sexual abuse , bereavement, trauma and relationship difficulties.
(647) 952-1768
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Dorothy Hsieh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a counsellor, my perspective stems from my ethnic background and where I grew up. I am a Chinese-Tibetan woman, a second-generation Indian and a first generation Canadian. I can support people who have experienced a wide range of issues, such as, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse , PTSD, hopelessness, post-migration stress, prejudice, racism, ADHD, and gender and identity issues. Additionally, I have also worked with people with Autism and their caregivers as an IBI/ABA therapist.
(289) 307-5184 x9
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Frances D'Amato
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse , poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
(905) 936-4747
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Mursal Srosh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MPsy, RP, PhD Can
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist and have over eight years of experience. I am the clinical director at Promedicare Wellness. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Most of my therapy work has been helping those suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, phobias, OCD, and attentional difficulties. I also help those dealing with relationship difficulties, suffering from loss, and anger. Additionally, I specialize with those that have suffered from motor vehicle accidents and rehabilitation psychology.
(289) 536-2892
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Linda Thai
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, CCC, RP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I would like to support you with your life challenges, stressors, depression and anxiety. I want to help you reach your goals effectively through warm and empathic interaction. I can provide a warm space if you are looking for a caring and empathic therapist. As an affirmative therapist, I also work with BIPOC and LGBTQ populations, with extensive training in couples work. I facilitate non-judgementally and can walk us through collaborative and effective approaches. I have extensive experience working with ADHD, Autism and Neurodiversity and specialize in Brainspotting Trauma therapy. I want to understand your lived experiences.
(289) 210-6037
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Building Bridges Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP
Verified
Verified
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(289) 207-6240
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Eric Agbata
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MPH, PhD, RP(Q), CCC
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Also, I have an MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health with more than 15 years of public health academic and research experience to help my clients overcome their anxiety and mood concerns, relationship and attachment issues, trauma, cognitive, behavioural and life difficulties. My top priority is to be culturally competent, help you attain self-growth, live your authentic life again, and enjoy optimum performance and results.
(289) 319-0916
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Nilgun Turkcan
Art Therapist, PhD, MA, BCT, RDT
Verified
Verified
A Canadian & Turkish with PhD, MA, BCT, RDT, a member of OEATA– who is a Creative/ Expressive Arts Therapist, a lecturer, and a supervisor. She holds a PhD Degree in Expressive Therapies Program from Lesley University in Boston and MA degree from of Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University, in Montreal, and has started her clinical work at Mc. Gill University Hospital. In her 21 years’ clinical multimodal arts therapies (drama, art, dance movement and music) work in Canada and Turkey, she has been working with individuals (in all ages) and couples, and various groups at many centers&hospitals and in her private practice.
(437) 747-6529
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Vaughan, ON L4H
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Faith Balshin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am very passionate about addressing my clients’ unique experiences, and I provide client-centred therapy to help you get to where you want to be, however that may look. I have had considerable experience working with clients in rehabilitation settings, educating youth, adolescents, young adults, adults and their families who have had anxiety and/or other mental health challenges. I have also worked with older adults as they have progressed through rehabilitation. I have supported individuals throughout treatment, as my positivity and active listening helps clients tackle their concerns.
(289) 210-7454
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Lyna Hijazi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BA, BEd
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients! At Healing Path Therapy, I connect with people experiencing mental health crises, traumas, toxic relationships, and those adapting to major life transitions – facilitating one-on-one conversations, therapeutic interventions, alongside mindfulness exercises for ongoing emotional, psychological, and physiological support. Establishing rapport and building relationships with clients is a crucial part of the therapeutic process, and by leveraging strengths in communication, active listening, and de-escalation, I strive to provide the required tools to not only promote healthy change, to but to sustain it as well.
(365) 600-5073
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Antonia Villalba
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), HBA
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical associate at Elpizo Counselling Services. I hold a MA in Counselling Psychology, a BA (Honors) in Business Ethics and Environmental Studies, a Human Services Counselling diploma in Mental Health & Addictions and I am a certified Life Skills Coach and Group Facilitator. I have been working in the Human Services field for the past 18 years with adults and youth in various capacities from counselling and case management to project management and program delivery.
(289) 275-9184
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Bavly Kost
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, MPS, RP, OCT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
You are here because you are looking for something. Something that either reveals deeper aspects of who you are or shows that you are attempting to learn more about yourself. Being human is a messy journey filled with highs and lows, fears, stresses, and anxieties. Let's journey together as we navigate life's challenges and see what life can offer you. My experience is expansive as it ranges from therapy in the health care setting, to private therapy and supporting trauma clients. I have worked with a variety of clients but not limited to, mental health, palliative care, bereavement support, and long-term care clients.
(289) 302-0494
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Vaughan, ON L6A
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Kristina Virro
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc , MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You might be reading this because you've been feeling "stuck" in some capacity. Maybe life isn't going how you thought it would or perhaps you just haven't been feeling quite like yourself. It is during these times that therapy can be extremely beneficial. In a safe, confidential space, you're not only given the opportunity to share some of your innermost thoughts and beliefs, but receive compassionate feedback on how they could be altered in a way that improves your mental health.
(289) 724-4954 x4
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Vaughan, ON L4H
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Shagun Sharma | Lotus Pathways Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Within the psychotherapeutic environment, my key values include: respecting and empowering individualism, creating a safe space, and creating a collaborative approach with you. You are the storyteller of your life, and my role is to further support you while you write, edit, and enhance the pages. My clients have shared that I provide a genuine and non-judgmental presence while they worked towards their therapeutic goals. You can expect a therapeutic setting that is professional, yet relaxed, and the calm atmosphere we will create together will help you explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences.
(289) 272-7428
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Jodi Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MEdPsy, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with children adolescents, parents and families for over 20 years in the fields of Education and Psychology. I have a passion for giving children and adolescents a voice, working across cultures, with intergenerational and complex trauma, as well as behavioral and attachment challenges. These challenges can present in multiple ways including anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges, difficulty with relationships and poor school performance. I work from a systemic, trauma informed, client-centered perspective helping children, adolescents, parents and families to feel validated, connected and understood.
(365) 398-0602
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW
Verified
Verified
Talking with a trained listener helps alleviate emotional distress for good. Myrtle Pellew PhD is trained to listen and interact with you in a way that will assist you to get to the very root of your emotional concerns. You will be empowered to accomplish such things as, being able to face your difficulties; to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills; to assume responsibility for bringing about positive life changes; to enable you to make desirable choices; to work on mending broken relationships; to manage anger and aggression appropriately; to improve your self-esteem/image; and to receive inner healing.
(647) 371-5196
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Tania da Costa
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, RP
Verified
Verified
Often when we experience difficulties in life we can feel stuck. We may spend our time and energy ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading us to miss the present moment. "The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.The future is not here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.Worrying is worthless"(Brian L. Weiss).I'm passionate about my work and will work to help you tackle life's challenges that fit your lifestyle and goals for therapeutic change. By creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment as the foundation to help create change and help prevent later suffering/hardship
(289) 210-5959
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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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.