Sexual Abuse Therapists in Monterey, CA

See all therapists in Monterey
Photo of Grace M Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Grace M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have expertise in the areas of sexual assault /abuse, domestic abuse, and have worked extensively with at-risk youth and parents.
How can I help you? Was there a crisis, or an unexpected, yet, traumatic event that has happened in your life? Maybe you're just feeling lost, tired, overwhelmed, in-shock, and just in need of some extra support. Maybe it was an ultimatum, "Either we go to therapy, or we're done..." that motivated this decision. So here you are... reading this... are you ready? As your Therapist I will listen, be supportive, and help you deal with the crisis, trauma, and stressors in your life. I provide a warm, inviting, safe, and non-judgmental space where you and your healing are my main focus.
(831) 264-0937 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Mark F. Schwartz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Mark F. Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D
Verified
Clinical Specialties: Trauma - 20 years experience in working with PTSD, including, but not limited to sexual abuse and military sexual abuse .
With more than 30 years experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients. Oftentimes, Typically, he works with female co-therapist Lori Galperin when working with couples.
(831) 706-4795 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Photo of Stephen L Braveman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Stephen L Braveman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DST
Verified
His unique Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group has been meeting for 25 years.
Founder and Director of the Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of California, Stephen has been providing professional top of the field Sex Therapy and Gender Identity Therapy to the Central Coast for over 25 years! ISGC, extensively serves the needs of individuals with sexual dysfunctions, those who have been sexually abused, couples struggling with sexual and intimacy issues, the Transgender/Transsexual community, the LGBT communities and the communities of all other sexual and gender minorities. Stephen also serves Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Compulsivity as well as Sexual Offenders.
(831) 216-6848 
View
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Diane Sunseri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Diane Sunseri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Warm Greetings. I'm here to support you in Living Your Best Life. Let's work together to get you there. I can help you navigate challenges & discover your path forward. I believe we all know how to heal ourselves. My role is to guide you in this process. My experience: 15 yrs. working with clients of all ages. Focus: Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, troubled teens, self-harm, divorce, substance abuse, Survivors of childhood sexual abuse & breast cancer. I also offer parents guidance navigating Special Education Systems in schools & colleges, assuring students receive needed accommodations & services.
(831) 218-6214 
View
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Bonnie Rose Fernandez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Bonnie Rose Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Artist, Teacher
Verified
I have extensive training and experience in treating chronic childhood trauma including sexual abuse , physical abuse, and neglect, as well as grief, anxiety, and depression.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or feelings of overwhelm? Do you sometimes feel lost or alone, even when you are with other people? Are there painful events in your history that continue to cause you suffering? Our work together can help you find a deeper understanding of these dynamics, and connection with yourself and others. I have a gentle and supportive approach, where together we find the right pace for your healing and growth. I offer a somatic-focused approach to working through trauma and learning new ways to manage thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and situations that can leave us confused or overwhelmed.
(831) 623-5126 x214 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of David N Rubin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
David N Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PPSC, LMFT
Verified
I have worked with victims of rape, sexual assault & domestic violence from children as young as five to adults.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing. One of the most difficult things is to find a therapist who you feel "gets" you, that you feel you can build rapport with. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have experience working with children, adolescents and adults, those suffering from trauma, rape, sexual assault , grief and loss, children and adolescents, and those struggling with school issues (academic under achievement, bullying, emotional disturbance). I am providing services via Skype, FaceTime and phone. During this COVID-19 pandemic I am offering healthcare workers discounted therapy services.
(818) 495-4073 
View
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ena Rosa, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Ena Rosa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
I have worked with previous mental health populations including victims of domestic violence/ sexual abuse , addiction, severe mental illness including Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and psychotic disorders including Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.
Have you ever heard of the term Tabula Rasa? The term Tabula Rasa explains that we as individuals are born with a “blank slate” and the people, relationships, and experiences around us paint the characteristics of who we become. The beauty of this theory is that negative and traumatic experiences can be painted over with new insights, personal growth, and emotional development. I also utilize modern tools in therapy and personal assignments such as listening to podcast episodes, watching documentaries, or providing relevant reading material if interested. I prefer to work with adults and older teenagers.
(831) 346-0308 
View
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Nicole Saad Hofschneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Nicole Saad Hofschneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Hi there! I know finding a therapist can be daunting, and hope my profile helps you to decide if we will be a good fit. I have been doing this work for several years and find that providing a safe place for people to find hope, peace, healing, connection, and laughter is the most rewarding (and sometimes hardest) work we do in therapy. I have worked with clients and families of all ages and backgrounds and have found that we usually ask for help when we no longer know how to make things better. We all deserve healthy, hopeful lives and relationships, and therapy is a place to build the skills to help you find those things.
(831) 264-0360 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Hildur R Simonardottir, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636 
View
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Photo of Expansive Therapy, Counselor in Monterey, CA
Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal therapy practice with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. We offer online therapy to individuals and couples anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with the therapist who best meets your needs and availability.
(415) 914-1149 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lena M Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Lena M Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
(831) 221-9641 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Christina Shamah, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Christina Shamah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Are you searching for a sense of purpose, to better understand or be understood by others? Are you looking for support in making decisions more aligned with your values? I utilize an integrative counseling style tailored to your unique needs, providing the opportunity for you to tap into your strengths. Insight gained may provide you the opportunity to manage stressors and to make self driven choices in a balanced manner. Approaching life's most difficult challenges in a confidential way may allow you to work towards your goals, providing you the opportunity to safely delve into your relationship struggles.
(831) 920-4874 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Jessica Cooper, Psychologist in Monterey, CA
Jessica Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Therapy can be a meaningful experience that supports you in building healthy coping skills, better understanding yourself, and enacting desired life changes. I am a licensed psychologist with 16 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I strive to provide culturally sensitive therapy that honors your intersecting identities. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed lens and work to create a relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and understood in their lived experiences.
(831) 292-3965 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Paul Mark Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Paul Mark Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We are all in the process of change, it is an unavoidable element of life. The trick is to have the willingness to look at how we wish to change, and take steps to do so. This may involve simply developing a different perspective on some struggle or other. No matter what the problem is though it takes courage, to allow another person to see our vulnerability. With that willingness there are very few problems which cannot be significantly improved or solved. Encouragement from a person who understands what we struggle with can help empower us to take action to feel better and be happier..
(831) 263-4593 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephanie Chastain, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Stephanie Chastain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
If you are experiencing life’s bumps in the road, or feeling like you’re stuck, I can help. I am available to provide you and your family with compassionate, non-judgmental guidance. With 25 years experience, I specialize in relationships, couples, marital issues, divorce recovery, blended families, step parenting, women’s issues and transitions, mid-life changes, step parenting, blended families and military families.
(831) 216-5385 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Carrie L Forrest, Psychologist in Monterey, CA
Carrie L Forrest
Psychologist, PhD, QME
Verified
I utilize my training and experience in Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Biofeedback to help you accomplish your desired goals. From my extensive background I utilize what will work best for you as an individual. A result of our work together is for you to become congruent within all aspects of your life; your actions, thoughts and feelings, while living to the fullest each and every day. I will help you overcome obstacles and develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in recovery from traumas (PTSD), grief and loss, integrating and assimilating chronic pain, addictive behaviors and other conditions.
(831) 337-4414 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Samantha Young, Counselor in Monterey, CA
Samantha Young
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
I am passionate and driven regarding helping individuals to become their most authentic self through caring and compassion. I believe that the process of therapy is an individual and unique one for each person and should be tailored as such. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 12 years of experience working with individuals with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Relationship issues, Substance Abuse issues and other co-occurring disorders. I believe that every person deserves to have their mental health needs treated with dignity, respect and from a non-judgmental stance.
(831) 246-6915 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Christine Derr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Christine Derr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My focus as a therapist is solution oriented, accessing inherent strengths to face the struggles we all encounter in life with new skills and insights. I enjoy working with clients who seek greater self understanding and changes in how they relate to themselves and others.
(831) 607-8619 
Monterey, CA 93942
Offers online therapy
Photo of Lani Chin, Psychologist in Monterey, CA
Lani Chin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a therapist: help with a long term struggle, support during a current life situation, and/or your personal growth. Whatever your reasons, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can develop a solid relationship with. In our work together we will come to understand more about what isn't working. You may be feeling stuck, sad, alone, consumed by rage, or unsatisfied. You and I will work together to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship where you feel safe to talk about yourself openly.
(831) 264-1617 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy
Photo of Marilee G. Ruebsamen, Psychologist in Monterey, CA
Marilee G. Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Promoting healing & trustworthy engagement for children, youth, their families, adults who come seeking shelter, emotional safety and refuge (see abbeypsychservices.com). Even the youngest demonstrate remarkable strengths with precise, attuned, attention to their levels of awareness, given new experiences to help transform distorted cognitive appraisals of themselves, others, relationships, the world. Working together, we cultivate more accurate appraisals of internal/external experience, shift into clearer, more realistic thinking, enhanced empathy, healthier, more effective coping styles. We co-create new, hopeful, cooperative stories to replace hopeless, repetitive, "traumatic reliving" within the safety of a predictable, nurturing, skillfully maintained therapeutic environment.
(831) 275-8260 
View
Monterey, CA 93940
Offers online therapy


See more therapy options for Monterey

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 Monterey or for Monterey 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 Monterey and sexual violence in Monterey. An Monterey therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.