Sexual Abuse Therapists in Montréal, QC

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Romeo and the Crow
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, MSc, CFT, PsychTh
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3K  (Online Only)
I have been working with mood related conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, impulsivity) since 2018. I specialize in identity related issues including but not exclusively gender and transitioning related difficulties. The context of my specializing studies have been family and couple related difficulties including cultural and religion related and romantic and intimate relationship dynamics including infidelity and attachment. Even though I am not an expert on trauma (immigration related, war, assault, bullying, ...) traumatic experiences have often been part of my work.
I have been working with mood related conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, impulsivity) since 2018. I specialize in identity related issues including but not exclusively gender and transitioning related difficulties. The context of my specializing studies have been family and couple related difficulties including cultural and religion related and romantic and intimate relationship dynamics including infidelity and attachment. Even though I am not an expert on trauma (immigration related, war, assault, bullying, ...) traumatic experiences have often been part of my work.
(438) 701-0429 View (438) 701-0429
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Laurie Betito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X
Although I am known mainly for the work I do in the sexuality field, I also help people deal with anxiety, depression, infidelity, sexual abuse, codependency and more.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
Although I am known mainly for the work I do in the sexuality field, I also help people deal with anxiety, depression, infidelity, sexual abuse, codependency and more.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
(514) 612-3079 View (514) 612-3079
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Dominique Cloutier
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2T  (Online Only)
Dominique has 10 years of clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. She has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, life transitions, difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period.
Dominique has 10 years of clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. She has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, life transitions, difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period.
(438) 817-8686 View (438) 817-8686
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Bassam Khoury
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Postdoc, Harvard, Prof
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3X
I specialize in cases that other therapists shun from, including severe anxiety, depression, teens and adults with emotional disturbance from abuse (psychological/physical/sexual abuse) or neglect; borderline personality disorder; psychotic disorders, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation/behaviors.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
I specialize in cases that other therapists shun from, including severe anxiety, depression, teens and adults with emotional disturbance from abuse (psychological/physical/sexual abuse) or neglect; borderline personality disorder; psychotic disorders, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation/behaviors.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
(438) 500-1186 View (438) 500-1186
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Montreal Mental Wellness Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Prof, McGill
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X
I specialize in cases that other therapists shun from, including severe anxiety, depression, teens and adults with emotional disturbance from abuse (psychological/physical/sexual abuse) or neglect; borderline personality disorder; psychotic disorders, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation/behaviors.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
I specialize in cases that other therapists shun from, including severe anxiety, depression, teens and adults with emotional disturbance from abuse (psychological/physical/sexual abuse) or neglect; borderline personality disorder; psychotic disorders, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation/behaviors.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
(438) 700-2220 View (438) 700-2220
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Deniz Naji
Art Therapist, ATPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2J
Whether you are dealing with past trauma or current triggers that keep you from moving forward, there are always ways to process what has happened and how we can work together towards a more fulfilling future. As an art therapist with a trauma-informed lens, I incorporate counselling, somatic awareness, movement, and play into my work, to enhance resiliency and promote healing. Issues I have worked on include intimate partner violence, self-harm, sexual abuse, and refugee, immigration and acculturation issues, as well as intergenerational trauma.
Whether you are dealing with past trauma or current triggers that keep you from moving forward, there are always ways to process what has happened and how we can work together towards a more fulfilling future. As an art therapist with a trauma-informed lens, I incorporate counselling, somatic awareness, movement, and play into my work, to enhance resiliency and promote healing. Issues I have worked on include intimate partner violence, self-harm, sexual abuse, and refugee, immigration and acculturation issues, as well as intergenerational trauma.
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Shadi Asadollahi
Counsellor, MA, CCC, co
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I have several years of experience providing counselling to individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem, sexual assault, stress, burn out, anger management, life transitions (immigration, career and educational decision making), isolation, and interpersonal and family issues.
If you are suffering from psychological, emotional or interpersonal issues and feel too confused or overwhelmed to make any changes, I can help you. We work as a team to help you resolve your issues. I believe in the uniqueness of individuals and their experiences and provide a non-judgmental, empathic and supportive environment to assist my clients. I offer you new sets of skills and help you to explore new perspectives, not only to overcome your problems but also to increase your resilience and create more meaning and happiness in your life.
I have several years of experience providing counselling to individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem, sexual assault, stress, burn out, anger management, life transitions (immigration, career and educational decision making), isolation, and interpersonal and family issues.
If you are suffering from psychological, emotional or interpersonal issues and feel too confused or overwhelmed to make any changes, I can help you. We work as a team to help you resolve your issues. I believe in the uniqueness of individuals and their experiences and provide a non-judgmental, empathic and supportive environment to assist my clients. I offer you new sets of skills and help you to explore new perspectives, not only to overcome your problems but also to increase your resilience and create more meaning and happiness in your life.
(514) 700-3561 View (514) 700-3561
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Elena Saimon
Counsellor, MA, CO
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I specialize in individual counselling with adults experiencing adaptation difficulties, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, parenting issues, self esteem related problems, grieving and loss, burnout, career development/ transition, chronic stress, sexual abuse and anger management.
I am driven to help you to understand yourself, find your inner resources and make important changes in your life. Confidentiality, empathy, empowerment, emotional support and unconditional positive regard are very important for my clients. I will tailor my approach to match your unique situation to maximize the effectiveness of each session.
I specialize in individual counselling with adults experiencing adaptation difficulties, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, parenting issues, self esteem related problems, grieving and loss, burnout, career development/ transition, chronic stress, sexual abuse and anger management.
I am driven to help you to understand yourself, find your inner resources and make important changes in your life. Confidentiality, empathy, empowerment, emotional support and unconditional positive regard are very important for my clients. I will tailor my approach to match your unique situation to maximize the effectiveness of each session.
(514) 600-1899 View (514) 600-1899
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Maheema Dua
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3Y  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, ASD, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, break-ups, self-criticism, PMDD, complex PTSD, chronic illnesses, fibromyalgia, binge eating, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and childhood emotional neglect. Each of these carries its weight and I commend you for choosing to work through it.
I provide psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, ASD, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, family conflicts, relationship issues, break-ups, self-criticism, PMDD, complex PTSD, chronic illnesses, fibromyalgia, binge eating, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and childhood emotional neglect. Each of these carries its weight and I commend you for choosing to work through it.
(437) 291-8368 View (437) 291-8368
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Centre for Erotic Empathy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3S
Concerns include: "Am i normal?", low or absent arousal, low desire, dissatisfied desire individually or in relationship, body image, genital body image, confidence, performance anxiety, rekindling desire, sexual assault, incest, abuse, break ups, open relationships coaching, polyamory, asexuality, bdsm, kink, etc.
Loving and being attracted to each other unfortunately doesn't always mean you reliably aroused when you want to be. Many healthy, wonderful relationships in fact yearn for greater erotic connection and sexual fulfillment. For some concerns, even one meeting can be an important step. I respect your financial investment in this process and seek timely effectiveness. Trained at Columbia University, my work is non-judgmental, confidential, and of high quality. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. There is absolutely no need to be concerned about immediate commitment to ongoing treatment and all are welcome.
Concerns include: "Am i normal?", low or absent arousal, low desire, dissatisfied desire individually or in relationship, body image, genital body image, confidence, performance anxiety, rekindling desire, sexual assault, incest, abuse, break ups, open relationships coaching, polyamory, asexuality, bdsm, kink, etc.
Loving and being attracted to each other unfortunately doesn't always mean you reliably aroused when you want to be. Many healthy, wonderful relationships in fact yearn for greater erotic connection and sexual fulfillment. For some concerns, even one meeting can be an important step. I respect your financial investment in this process and seek timely effectiveness. Trained at Columbia University, my work is non-judgmental, confidential, and of high quality. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. There is absolutely no need to be concerned about immediate commitment to ongoing treatment and all are welcome.
(514) 400-2507 View (514) 400-2507
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Tammam El-Khodor
Counsellor, Reg OT, MRSc, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4K
I have diverse clinical skills with a special focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, concussions and brain injuries, PTSD, and men's survivors of sexual abuse.
I work with individuals and couples who seek to improve their mental health and relationships. I work with individuals, who experienced trauma, struggling with anxiety, and/ or seeking meaning to life events. My unique life experience exposed me to different cultures and ways of living, which included the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I believe that relationships, mental health, and behaviors are better understood when body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously. I work with my clients to navigate through their experiences, including their spirituality, to create helpful meanings in their lives.
I have diverse clinical skills with a special focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, concussions and brain injuries, PTSD, and men's survivors of sexual abuse.
I work with individuals and couples who seek to improve their mental health and relationships. I work with individuals, who experienced trauma, struggling with anxiety, and/ or seeking meaning to life events. My unique life experience exposed me to different cultures and ways of living, which included the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I believe that relationships, mental health, and behaviors are better understood when body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously. I work with my clients to navigate through their experiences, including their spirituality, to create helpful meanings in their lives.
(778) 403-5273 View (778) 403-5273
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Dr. Celestine Stevens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
avenuepsy.com / Email only please! - Hi! My name is Celestine. I am a bilingual, registered psychologist and I am the co-owner of Avenue Psychology in NDG. Having worked for nearly 5 years in federal prisons, I specialize in trauma, the treatment of deviant behaviour, criminal psychology and personality disorders. My practice focuses on building a strong, trusting relationship with the client and exploring all issues that arise. More specifically, I enjoy treating PTSD and complex-PTSD with a tailored approach for each client.
avenuepsy.com / Email only please! - Hi! My name is Celestine. I am a bilingual, registered psychologist and I am the co-owner of Avenue Psychology in NDG. Having worked for nearly 5 years in federal prisons, I specialize in trauma, the treatment of deviant behaviour, criminal psychology and personality disorders. My practice focuses on building a strong, trusting relationship with the client and exploring all issues that arise. More specifically, I enjoy treating PTSD and complex-PTSD with a tailored approach for each client.
(438) 834-7641 View (438) 834-7641
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Jd Drummond
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Please note I am currently offering online appointments only. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can work through your concerns and feel heard and understood. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I am here to help. You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost, and are seeking a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and it's essential to have a safe and supportive environment to explore and work through life's challenges.
Welcome! Please note I am currently offering online appointments only. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can work through your concerns and feel heard and understood. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I am here to help. You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or lost, and are seeking a compassionate and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and it's essential to have a safe and supportive environment to explore and work through life's challenges.
(438) 803-0955 View (438) 803-0955
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Evans & Co Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
(438) 255-2997 View (438) 255-2997
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Justine Falardeau-Drouin
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2J
Do you feel like you need a safe space to talk about your self esteem, your questions about your partner, your struggles with your friends or your sexuality? Communication issues or differences in your sexual desire can lead to conflits and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Do you want to work on yourself or work on your relationships? You might be looking for information about your boundaries, your preferences and your desires. Let's find how to express your needs in a way that works for you. Come talk in individual or couple’s therapy.
Do you feel like you need a safe space to talk about your self esteem, your questions about your partner, your struggles with your friends or your sexuality? Communication issues or differences in your sexual desire can lead to conflits and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Do you want to work on yourself or work on your relationships? You might be looking for information about your boundaries, your preferences and your desires. Let's find how to express your needs in a way that works for you. Come talk in individual or couple’s therapy.
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Mariam Elsaadani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X  (Online Only)
Whatever it is that you have been trying to deal with, in therapy we can develop a better understanding and develop insights that can help you with any of the difficulties that you are facing and to be able to overcome them.
Whatever it is that you have been trying to deal with, in therapy we can develop a better understanding and develop insights that can help you with any of the difficulties that you are facing and to be able to overcome them.
(438) 230-2737 View (438) 230-2737
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Cerise Morris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I am a Montreal counsellor and psychotherapist with over 40 years experience in private practice. I help people to understand themselves better, improve their self-esteem, get rid of self-defeating patterns and develop more satisfying relationships. My approach emphasizes how you think and make choices in the here and now, so that you can change faulty or limiting beliefs and overcome discouragement. My personal style is open, direct and encouraging.
I am a Montreal counsellor and psychotherapist with over 40 years experience in private practice. I help people to understand themselves better, improve their self-esteem, get rid of self-defeating patterns and develop more satisfying relationships. My approach emphasizes how you think and make choices in the here and now, so that you can change faulty or limiting beliefs and overcome discouragement. My personal style is open, direct and encouraging.
(514) 612-3679 View (514) 612-3679
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Hilda Coker
Counsellor, MA, DT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2E
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
(438) 802-2383 View (438) 802-2383
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Dr. Lara Kalaf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2Y
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
(438) 600-1622 View (438) 600-1622
Photo of Yamin Weiss, Registered Social Worker in Montréal, QC
Yamin Weiss
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
Disconnection, frustration, feeling stuck, and losing hope can all lead to seeking support for relief. Through careful exploration and connective discussion, we can resolve the issues getting in the way with compassion, commitment, and expansion. Learn how to understand and put words to needs, painful events, and traumatic experiences. Make helpful sense of your situation through the emotions, behaviours, thoughts, and beliefs that accompany it, and learn how to respond in meaningful and fulfilling ways to overcome whatever barriers.
Disconnection, frustration, feeling stuck, and losing hope can all lead to seeking support for relief. Through careful exploration and connective discussion, we can resolve the issues getting in the way with compassion, commitment, and expansion. Learn how to understand and put words to needs, painful events, and traumatic experiences. Make helpful sense of your situation through the emotions, behaviours, thoughts, and beliefs that accompany it, and learn how to respond in meaningful and fulfilling ways to overcome whatever barriers.
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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.