Sexual Abuse Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Negar Khaefi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified
If you have a history of physical/emotional/ sexual abuse or neglect, therapy is a safe place to address these wounds.
Are you living with a traumatic past, or severe anxiety? I am an experienced Anxiety and PTSD specialist. I focus on treating Career/Romantic Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Traumatic Memories, Nightmares, and Social Anxiety. My typical clients experience Panic Attacks, Trauma Flashbacks, Feelings of Unreality, Night Terrors, Feelings of Detachment, Fear of Death/Suicide, Losing Control, Fear of Going Insane, Fear of Open Spaces, Fear of Embarrassment/Rejection, Fear of Being Trapped, Elevator Phobia, Panic While Driving, Scary Intrusive Thoughts, Checking Compulsions, Constant Daily Anxiety about Work, Love Life, and Transitions.
(310) 692-4959 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Rossana Sida
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
in Marriage & Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Treatment of Sexual Assault Survivors via Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training from Strength United.
Are relationships supposed to be this hard? When sexual issues keep you from maintaining or obtaining a happy relationship it's time to see a sex therapist. As a sex & relationship specialist, I successfully treat people with issues surrounding sexual desire & performance, sexual trauma, problems with arousal or orgasm, differences in the amount of sex they'd like to have, & sexual pain disorders such as vaginismus. I assist clients in building intimacy by deepening their mutual understanding & compassion (for their often very opposite mate!) and help them stay accountable for taking positive action to improve relationships.
(323) 300-5528 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Faith Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Let’s empower you to move past your traumas, sexual abuse , and judgements to a place of total acceptance of love, and healing.
What does it feel like to truly love yourself? Your story matters. I am here to give it the voice you deserve. Beyond the fears and racing thoughts lay your worth and happiness. As a teen or young adult, your fears may cause you to feel judged, excluded, or hurt. I guide you to a place where you are seen and understood, so you can feel accepted and loved. Together, we can challenge those harmful thought patterns and help you truly feel good about yourself.
(310) 879-5572 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Chong Yu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Most of my practice has been with victims of child sexual abuse , non-offending parents, offending parents and sexually reactive children.
Bi-lingual: Korean-American Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles County - Just minutes from Koreatown and Hancock Park area. Although looking in the mirror may not seem so difficult, looking beyond what is on the surface and into our souls - it can be. What everyone sees on the outside may not be how it feels inside. What seems small to others may be life changing for you. How do you cope with what life brings to you? How is it working for you?
(626) 344-9975 
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Madeleine Shore
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
My clinical areas of focus include trauma, sexual abuse and sexual assault , intimate partner violence, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief and loss.
My clinical experience is in an outpatient setting working with primarily individual adult clients since 2017. My approach is client-centered and collaborative, and I pull from a range of different therapeutic techniques to provide a personalized experience depending on your unique story and goals for the therapy process. I am passionate about creating safety and support in the therapeutic relationship - the essential conditions for clients to pursue healing, growth, and restoration.
(424) 392-6956 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Areli Valenzuela
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma such as sexual abuse , physical, and emotional abuse.
My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you on your journey of growth and help you discover your inner strengths and power to live a fulfilling life. I provide a safe place for clients to express their experiences, thoughts, and feelings and treat everyone with respect, compassion, and a culturally competent perspective. I have specialized training utilizing evidence-based practices that were developed to ensure strength-based, research-backed interventions and treatment. These include but are not limited to CBT, IPT, Seeking Safety, Brain Spotting, TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused CBT).
(310) 683-5712 
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Gretchen Mattox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
As a sex therapist I want my patients to feel safe in our work together; trust opens the door to healing. I have successfully treated: infidelity, sexual abuse , pelvic pain, sexual compulsions, and erectile struggles. As the poet Rumi said, "The wound is the place the Light enters you." Toxic stress and unfinished emotional work can make us feel stuck or lead to destructive relationship patterns, and sexual acting out. My office is a shame free zone where we can unpack together a course best suited for your individual healing. Sex is a complex as each of us are as individuals. Shame can be in your past; a new life course awaits!
(310) 773-4247 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Milena Lukic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with trauma survivors. For the past ten years, I have been providing therapy to survivors of abusive relationships/domestic violence, sexual abuse , and adult women and men who were molested as children. I am certified in EMDR, an integrative psychotherapy treatment for processing of traumatic memories and adverse experiences and bringing them to an adaptive resolution. I am curious about who my clients are and what each of them needs; I see them as experts of their experiences and I feel honored to be a part of a mutual exploration of their self.
(747) 234-2771 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Jules Johnstone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
If you are a survivor of trauma and you feel you are losing control of your life, I assure you that healing and wellness are possible.  I am a trauma informed, sex-positive, LGBTQIA friendly Marriage and Family therapist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with individuals and couples who experience anxiety, depression, grief, or PTSD. My specialties include issues related to sexual assault , domestic violence, stalking, and childhood abuse. My education and extensive training has been focused on trauma,
(424) 238-6859 
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Los Angeles EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Here at Los Angeles EMDR, we provide expert Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a universally recommended treatment for trauma victims suffering from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychological distress. Trauma symptoms can result from experiencing life-threatening, emotionally painful, or chronic negative episodes. These can include: exposure to war, breakdown of a relationship, domestic violence, extra marital affairs, burglaries, armed robberies, traffic accidents, medical complications, physical or sexual abuse , bullying, and discrimination.
(323) 747-7546 
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Ariel L LANDRUM
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse , military members and their families, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated with your life? Do you feel you have little support? Perhaps you feel on edge and don’t know how to relax? Do you feel there isn’t enough time in the day? Or your world runs on chronic stress? Maybe you’ve noticed these feelings and have even tried ways to challenge them. Jumped into yoga, didn’t work. Read a self-help book, didn’t work. Sought advice from friends. They didn’t understand. Googled your symptoms. Yeah, that was a bad idea. If you find yourself saying yes, then you're looking at the right profile. Let me be your guide to balance and mental wellness.
(323) 792-2573 
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Los Angeles, CA 91335
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Gautami Ashok
Psychologist, PsyD, MSc
Verified
I have experience and interest in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationships, substance use and abuse (including sex addiction), sexually deviant thoughts, sexual abuse , and sexual intimacy.
In dealing with stressors, life events, challenging relationships, and traumatic experiences we develop patterns to keep ourselves safe and sane; which often also limits us. The challenge is unlearning these narratives and trusting our innate wisdom. When we feel safe, secure and accepted for who we are we can begin the process of shedding what doesn’t work for us, while exploring our untapped potential. I believe you are the master of your story; and I hope to create a safe space where we can gain insight about your inner battles, develop skills to enhance holistic development, and realize the potential of your authentic self.
(916) 848-5866 
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Lynn Steinberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
She provides expert testimony in sexual abuse and Parental Alienation Cases.
Dr. Steinberg has worked institutional settings with adults and adolescents. She has been in Private Practice since 1984. During that time, she has specialized in working with all kinds of abuse issues and become an expert in the treatment of sexual abuse . She has worked with individuals, couples, and families. Throughout this time, she worked with depression and anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders. She is interested in providing motivational coaching for those trying to find their preferred career.
(323) 621-3175 
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Los Angeles, CA 90020
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Ellen Faulk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Having done this work for 30 years the issues that have sadly remained consistent are the high levels of child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault , depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. A significant number of people will have an assault in their lifetime, so you are not alone. My doc dissertation was on sexual trauma, resilience (surviving), & posttraumatic growth (thriving). I am dedicated to all types of trauma and see that people can not only get better but they can choose the life they wish to live, often with help of a therapist and a desire to change.
(424) 353-2338 
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Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Jennifer Sleeper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
At times, we experience painful feelings of guilt and shame, or think "I am not good enough". I specialize in helping individuals with severe sexual abuse & trauma. My primary approach is called EMDR, a mind and body therapy which can help you cope more effectively with painful emotions. When a person experiences mild to severe trauma such as abuse, divorce, job stress, or a life-threatening illness, the brain cannot always process the event as it should. As a result, trauma can have a lasting effect and can interfere with your relationships, job and coping with everyday life. EMDR treatment can help move toward healing.
(424) 396-0987 
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Joshua Beckett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My areas of expertise: trauma, PTSD, sexual assault , domestic violence.
We often forget that our first experience of the world is a shared one; that by nature we are relational beings. Which is why therapy can be so powerful. My job is to help you move away from the things that no longer work (perhaps never did), and toward a preferred way of being. Our process together is one of discovery & transformation, and honors both what you are and what you are becoming. You and I will collaborate to create an environment that is safe and supportive (I don't do that alone -- only you know what is safe). Through compassion & curiosity, our therapy will find new narratives and make meaning of old ones.
(310) 928-9781 
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Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Patricia Ann Prickett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have extensive training in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse / assault and combat veterans and have also served as an expert witness.
I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process, which occurs in a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. My work with individuals is psychodynamic and insight-oriented, based on the idea that our sense of self is organized around the primary love relationships of early life, and that "mapping" these emotional experiences allows more freedom from self defeating behaviors and promotes the development of new choices. Integration and and processing early relationships can help one move towards a more conscious life in which you accept your past and are able to move towards a future of your own making.
(213) 344-3506 
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Los Angeles, CA 90020
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Charlene Underhill Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
My doctoral work focused on specialized care to adults and children who have been affected by sexual abuse and trauma.
I see individuals, couples and children and treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, self-sabotage, pregnancy and post-partum difficulties, and parenting challenges. I use a psychodynamic perspective, working with my clients in a collaborative and insightful process. Problems are understood within a context of past interpersonal experiences which often help provide understanding to the client's current situation. I am also well prepared to help clients of faith effectively integrate spiritual convictions and concerns with psychological understandings and emotional health.
(424) 286-2734 
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Alexandra Mcclung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My personal approach centers around providing a supportive environment to help clients feel safe and understood. I have over eight years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples and adults with poor social skills, emotional stress, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse and severe trauma histories. With compassion, humor, and understanding, I will work with you to help you build on your own strengths and attain personal change and growth.
(310) 596-4086 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Adam Fields
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified
Other areas of focus include parenting, aging, and past history of sexual abuse .
Are you living in a sexless relationship? Or perhaps the sex you're having is unsatisfying, or hampered by something specific. My office provides you with a safe, comfortable space to discuss your sexual life, answer your questions, all within the framework of a sex-positive atmosphere. I don't believe in pathologizing someone's sexual behaviors. As an AASECT-certified sex therapist, my philosophy is simple: if it's consensual, and it's not hurting you or your partner(s), your sexuality and all that it entails (your fantasies, experimentation, whatever turns you on) will be supported, nurtured, and listened to without judgment.
(310) 893-1808 
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Los Angeles or for Los Angeles sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in Los Angeles and sexual violence in Los Angeles. An Los Angeles therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.