Sexual Abuse Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

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Susan J Novak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with depression, suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, wresting with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault , I can help you work on those issues. With over 22 years of experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
(949) 245-6850
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Clare Albright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse , religious abuse....
(949) 763-4789
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Susan J Novak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with depression, suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, wrestling with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, feeling controlled or humiliated by your significant other, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault , I can help you work on these issues. With over 22 years of clinical experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
(949) 245-6733
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Tanishia Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Tanishia Santana LCSW, psychotherapist and life coach. I'm the Founder of Clinical Holistic's Life Coaching and Development. I specialize in helping individuals/couples heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault , domestic violence, and PTSD. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome their struggle with MH, using my specialized methods and techniques. I’m experienced working with BIPOC, LGBT+, and military veterans.
(949) 506-3124
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Kimberly Brassett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Healing happens when the therapeutic relationship is collaborative, honest, compassionate, respectful and caring. I come from a place of personal experience and a genuine desire to help make a significant improvement in the lives of the people with whom I work. I provide a unique therapeutic approach to treat a wide variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual abuse , addiction, and trauma. I have had the pleasure of working with clients from various cultures and backgrounds as well as all ages. I strive to create a supportive, safe environment where you can share your experiences, emotions, challenges
(949) 359-8371
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Miguel E. Gallardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also work with trauma, including sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.
I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs.
(949) 390-9540
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Susan J Novak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whether you are struggling with depression, suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, wrestling with your marriage, coping with divorce, dealing with an illness or death, feeling controlled or humiliated by your significant other, or living with a history of sexual abuse or assault , I can help you work on these issues. With over 22 years of clinical experience, I have helped many people improve their lives. Find your solutions and start feeling better today!
(949) 297-6680
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Ashley McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking healing from your past, healthier relationships, and personal growth, I would love the opportunity to come alongside you on your journey. Healing can happen in a collaborative, compassionate, and supportive therapeutic relationship. I want to help you break free from the bonds of your past so that you are able to reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from a humanistic client centered approach and utilize EMDR to help individuals reprocess past trauma and unhealthy belief systems. I strive to create a supportive and safe environment to process through these barriers to healing.
(949) 569-5519
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Marcela M Castellanos
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Hi, and thank you for visiting my page. One of my passions in life is to help guide the individuals I work with, to be the best that they can be. My first experience with therapy was my own, and with that, I found that therapy works best when we are honest with ourselves, and the person you choose to help guide your path of healing and awareness, from what's holding you back from your best life. Life can be challenging at times, you may struggle with inner conflict, uncertainty, and confusion as to what step you should take next in life. To make lasting changes within yourself, to attain your lifelong goals & dreams.
(949) 787-0157
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Yesenia Cortez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome to my page! Congratulations on taking your first steps in beginning your healing journey! I know it takes a lot of courage to begin this process and I am already immensely proud of you. For me, the greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients grow through discovering ways to make changes in their lives that allow for a hopeful future. I offer a warm, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed space for you to feel safe and validated.
(949) 832-6248
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Homayoun Shahri
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, CBT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my work, I listen to what the client speaks verbally and through his or her body. I pay special attention to client's unspoken words. Through empathic attunement with the client, I become aware of what he or she is experiencing in the therapeutic process, as well as in his or her past. I am also impacted by client's painful experiences and resonate with his or her feeling states. Through becoming a witness to client's painful past, the client can become free of his or her earlier experiences and can feel joy and pleasure of living, being alive, loving, and being loved.
(949) 284-8259
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Rudi Rahbar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Where healing begins...With an empathic heart and open mind, I will listen and assist you in your life's journey. Through collaboration and integration, I work with clients who are motivated for change in their lives. I have experience in the realms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also have experience working with cultural identity issues within the family and relationships.
(949) 468-2959
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Dan Lucey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified
Verified
You had a difficult childhood where you felt hurt, neglected and misunderstood. Now you want to develop close relationships, but the anxiety and or depression are making it hard. You may have seen other therapists, but it has not gotten to the root of the issue/the deep inner healing. Your tired of living this way and want some real change. Part of you has lost hope that it can ever change but another part of you believes that it IS possible. My specialty is to heal past wounds from childhood and help you become free of the pain to live with freedom.
(714) 515-6601
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Katie Erlandson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTI
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Together, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 556-4585
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Christine M Lillja
Psychologist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am licensed as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Psychologist. I started practicing psychotherapy in 1993 and I love the work so much I have never done anything else. In today's world we don't take the time to listen and get to know each other. We start to suffer from depression and anxiety because we are so disconnected from each other and ourselves. I am trying to change that with one person at a time. I invite you to visit me and see how we can create a journey of healing together.
(949) 356-9181
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Anne H. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, RDN, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times in our lives when we need the help of an experienced therapist to guide us through our life struggles. Whether you have an eating disorder or addiction; depression or anxiety; relationship challenges or going through a life transition, I can help. I am an interactive therapist who provides compassionate nonjudgmental care. I will work collaboratively with you using different methods of treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Techniques depending on your needs. We will work together to address your underlying issues; enable you to gain insight; and develop life management skills to improve your well being.
(949) 298-3972
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Bridgman Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Thank you for visiting our profile page. You are searching, not just for someone who can assist you with the issue you are struggling with, but someone you can connect with; someone who can truly understand you. The best way to find that person is to interview them on the phone. Credentials are only the starting place for a therapy relationship. Keep in mind you are choosing somebody with whom you can share pretty much everything about you; perhaps things you've never told any other person. Make sure you pick somebody you like & trust.
(949) 383-4025
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Max Gezerseh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Based on personal belief and experience and coming from a Humanistic Existential theoretical perspective I believe in the great innate potential every individual has and the helper's role as a facilitator or coach to assist the individual to discover and to utilize such strength to live up to one's highest potential. My practice areas include: Substance Abuse (adults & adolescents), Grief Counseling, Marital & Premarital Counseling, Adolescent Misbehavior, Anger-Management, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, and Stage of Life. I am experienced to work with challenging behavioral problems like borderline personality disorder and adolescents' substance abuse or misbehavior.
(949) 531-7104
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
SoCal Adolescent Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
We have current availability with both male and female therapists for weekly teen therapy and family therapy. Let us help you today!
(949) 649-0541
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Dr. Susana O. Salgado
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We all deserve to experience joy, have a voice and discover our most authentic selves. I want to support you in learning how to hone your strengths and leverage your power to feel fulfilled in your life journey. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, had an “aha” moment, want insight to a pattern, or whether someone is encouraging you to seek support; we will spend time exploring your unique circumstances and possible solutions to alleviate your distress. I believe in our need to be connected, loved and to feel whole and that the absence of these feelings can be the basis for some of our struggles and suffering.
(949) 391-4640
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Sexual Abuse Therapists

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.