Sexual Abuse Therapists in Salinas, CA

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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse . It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
(831) 800-2175
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Grace M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Jolie Pate-Terry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Experienced in working with TAY, LGBTQIA+/ gender diversity, substance use, HIV+, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse , and physical abuse/ neglect.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma and behavior modification. I am well versed in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, CBT, ACT, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy and use a strengths-based and humanistic perspective in treatment.
(831) 201-5357
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Caryn Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Currently limited spaces open for child and adult therapy. Do you want to feel more satisfied with some of the aspects of your life? Life can be full of many changes and challenges. Are you needing support with anxiety, depression, fear, trauma or grief? All families are welcome.
(831) 777-4788
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jan Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The journey of self-discovery and healing can be challenging and finding someone who is qualified and supportive to accompany you is important. I offer a warm, accepting and nurturing environment in which together we can explore your feelings and thoughts to gain a better understanding of your self and to make positive changes that will allow you to live life more fully. My goal is to understand you as you are and to work with you at your own pace honoring your unique strengths and knowledge.
(831) 531-7949
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jill Babbitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you desire more love, connection, intimacy and passion in your life? Do you crave a more satisfying and meaningful sex life? I can help you gain access to the resources you have within to get you there. We all want to feel less stressed, get along better with the people in our lives and enjoy life to the fullest. I have tools to help. In a nurturing environment, I can help you learn effective communication, heal from past traumas, and let go of the negative thinking and stress that no longer serves you. I can help you better understand yourself as a spiritual and sexual being so you may feel more connected to yourself and others.
(831) 800-2016
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
“Therapy, yeah that’s not for me”, may have been a thought that has crossed your mind once, twice or many times. So look at this as a huge step in the right direction for you, as you look at profiles and possibly make a decision to invest in yourself. I've been in your shoes and looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating. Your story is for you to share when you’re ready and with someone that you trust . You may be at a point in your journey in which you are experiencing difficult and unexpected feelings and emotions that you are trying to make sense of or find answers to. That is where I hope to help you.
(831) 800-2083
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Enrique Morales Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Living in today's world is complicated and often stressful. If you feel stuck, insecure, stressed, fearful and depressed I am here to assist you to overcome your struggles. Working together you will learn effective coping skills to reduce the effects of stress, trauma, and emotional anguish. If you are looking for a safe place to freely express your emotions, receive unconditional acceptance, be supported and have guidance on resolving your everyday challenges feel free to contact me. I have the experienced of working with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(831) 750-1281
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Bill Falzett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Individual psychotherapy emphasizing solutions to specific behaviors and desired outcomes. What do you want to fix, change, improve and get well of? Evaluations/treatment for memory loss and concentration. I have been a psychotherapist since 1968. Of late I have been emphasizing Medicare.
(831) 709-9675
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Sandra Marie Nesheim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Change is a given part of life. One's response to change can mean the difference of having a good day or a bad one, a fulfilling life or feeling stuck in a situation. One's response to change depends on one's thoughts and feelings about the change. Changing one's thoughts about a situation can be challenging. It occurs little by little. It takes a lot patience and practice to make changes. My clients may have depression, anxiety, attention problems, other behavioral or emotional problems or traumatic experiences to change.
(831) 269-3807
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Salinas, CA 93901
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LH Healing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Verified
My name is Leidy Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with children and families for the past 9 years. My focus is to ensure that everyone lives a healthy and balanced life, prioritizing their mental health as a means to happiness. This may require processing any underlying trauma that is influencing negative daily behaviors. Everyone deserves happiness so it is important to overcome the underlying stressors that can prevent achieving and reaching a healthy state of mind. Whether it is depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or inability to accomplish daily tasks. I am here to help.
(831) 387-7716
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Mary Unruh-Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My ideal client has some insight and understands that therapy is work. It's not just about having me (or anyone else) solve their problems -- it's something that has to be done jointly. They also need to be willing to listen and change.
(831) 800-2526
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Patricia Hikida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I am supportive of your journey to improve your relationships and communication with others. I also have an extensive background in providing mental health services, so I can help you with your relationship issues or stigma that may be related to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety or other mental health conditions. You do not have to go it alone.
(951) 228-2197
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Jaqueline Ma. Ward-Mederos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life changes, separations, divorce, children having difficulty adjusting to a separation. Adults experiencing difficulties adjusting to sudden changes, grief, and loss. Your household has become a battlefield between your adolescent, spouse and you? Blended family issues? Unexplained sudden changes in your child’s behavior? sudden sleep changes, excessive fears, ongoing cries and temper tantrums? Si tiene problemas con sus hijos y no encuentra una solucion, esta pasando por un divorcio? Su casa se ha combertido en una campa de batalla? Su hijo (a) ha tenido cambios drasticos en su comportamiento, miedos, berrinches? Llame
(831) 256-4365
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Not accepting new clients
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Kristin Falzett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
All of us have those moments in life where we finally "get" something, those times when everything finally makes sense. As a therapist it is a pivotal moment in the therapeutic process, as a parent it can be very rewarding to see this occur for your child, and as an individual, it can be the difference between getting stuck in a bad place and moving forward in your life. I work with individuals, children and couples who are facing life's stressors and are looking for the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
(831) 789-2657
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Salinas, CA 93901
Not accepting new clients
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Michael Ryan Guichet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy.
(831) 346-1251
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Maren Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you enhance your ability to develop a more intimate, fulfilling, and joyous life and relationships. I work collaboratively to help you build on your strengths and develop new skills, while creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
(831) 531-7759
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
(831) 216-6676
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Kerri King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Most mental health providers assist the patient(s) with the process of gaining interpersonal awareness, but do not specialize in both the emotional and physical aspects of intimacy. Alternatively, most intimacy coaches do not specialize in the psychodynamic underpinnings of human attachment and resulting relational dynamics. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment that allows couples or individuals to address issues, questions, and concerns pertaining to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.
(408) 426-4431
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Salinas, CA 93906
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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.