Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists in Kansas City, KS

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Elizabeth Brake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
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Accepting new patients, can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse! We accept blue cross blue shield insurances and have discount self pay options. Self Scheduling now available. Click the website link to the left and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!
(701) 929-7786
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Kansas City, KS 66109
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Mindful Steps Inc
Psychiatrist, MD
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At Mindful Steps, I've created an atmosphere where I hope to listen, learn and treat any psychiatric condition that women may face along the way in their lifetime. Being a great psychiatrist means blending psychotherapy, biology, medication management with an ultimate goal of understanding the person. All through empathy and education. Meet people where they are and help them along the way.
(913) 333-0448
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Kansas City, KS 66112
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Dr. James Oh
Psychiatrist, DO
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My name is Dr. James Oh and I am a board-certified psychiatrist. I have a unique background (previously Army psychiatrist) and professional training (Osteopathic physician with training in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Psychiatry) that shaped me into a competent and compassionate healer. I approach mental health with a holistic mindset engaging the client's Mind, Body and Spirit. I am a sincere follower of Jesus and therefore my love for Him compels me to serve my clients the way I would want to be treated. (Matthew 7:12)
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Kansas City, KS 66101
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Interpersonal Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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Interpersonal Psychiatry is the most comprehensive mental health practice in Lawrence and Kansas City. We offer a range of treatment options alongside therapy and counseling, such as Deep TMS, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Light Therapy, Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction, and more. By offering a range of treatments under one roof, we aim to make getting support easy for our patients. Our goal is to improve the overall quality of your life.
(785) 371-0909
Lawrence, KS 66046
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Roger Kirkwood
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
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As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Roger Kirkwood listens to his patients to give them quality healthcare. His open and empathic communication have helped him related to a variety of patients through his years of practice. He has experience as a community healthcare provider in mental health and has worked with the military as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Prior to becoming a medical provider, Roger Kirkwood was a Medical Technologist for 10 years, performing and understanding all bloodwork and laboratory testing.
(785) 273-7292
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Topeka, KS 66614
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Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists

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.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Kansas City is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Kansas City Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Kansas City has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Kansas City, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Kansas City Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.