Sexual Abuse Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Anna Lyons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
I earned my master’s in counseling psychology at National University and specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my education and training, I provided therapy for survivors of sexual assault , intimate partner violence, and domestic violence victims. I also supported individuals transitioning from the prison system into sober living homes by providing empathetic case management services. In addition to practicing at Pacific Beach Health, I also practice as a primary therapist at Boardwalk Recovery Center.
(619) 215-5314 
San Diego, CA 92109
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer V Kulka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Trauma can fracture who you are as a person. It can make you feel unlike yourself, distant from others, changed forever. This does not have to be permanent. I can help you cope and heal from sexual and relationship trauma. Together, we can build resilience, access your strengths, and free you from your past. Learning to understand your trauma, manage symptoms, change unhealthy relationship patterns, and increase self-esteem can help you cultivate the life and meaningful relationships that you want. Most of my clients have experienced rape, sexual assault , childhood abuse, systemic oppression, and/or violence from a partner.
(442) 245-5162 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Miyoung Son
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Reaching out for help can be challenging for many. As psychotherapy aims at positive changes you desire, I am honored to provide a safe place for your self-exploration and reflection in which you can gain your inner peace and change you long for. Being specialized in trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence, I can offer some resolution in your trauma work. Trauma can penetrate not only your emotional well-being but also almost every facet of your life. My warm and peaceful presence would guide you through an effective treatment you deserve. My other specialties include performance anxiety, and psychological impotence (ED).
(619) 485-6056 
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San Diego, CA 92123
Offers online therapy
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Kelly A Counts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I specialize in treating complex trauma, sexual trauma and the full spectrum of anxiety and stress disorders with EMDR. I am passionate about working with clients whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, children or spouses of individuals whom have been diagnosed with personality disorders, victims of sexual abuse and survivors of incest abuse. Growth and healing is not just possible but attainable together. I approach every client as a whole and healthy being capable of unlimited growth regardless of a diagnosis or a severe history of trauma and pain.
(714) 376-3887 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Tamara Sharifov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship conflict, impacts of structural/cultural racism, as well as the day-to-day struggles that come with life. All with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to the general population, I work with those in the humanitarian sector, front-line workers, and military personnel. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT-Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness-based treatment, under leading expert Dr. Paul E. Holmes. I also have unique knowledge of armed-conflict, and sexual assault .
(760) 309-6306 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Morgan Shaw
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced significant trauma in their lives, particularly child sexual abuse , child maltreatment, and intimate partner violence.
I believe that we all experience our own unique traumas in life, and it's how we respond to them that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. I'm here to help you see things from a different lens, or perhaps just help you develop new ways of responding to your own individual experiences. Healing your traumas allows you to regain your sense of power and strengthen your sense of self. I take a holistic approach to healing and wellness and believe that each client requires a unique, person-centered approach.
(858) 437-5596 
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Rocio Ocampo Giancola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I have experience helping clients that have suffered Childhood sexual abuse trauma and assault .
Do you have a teen or a loved one struggling with depression, self-harm, or conflict? I know it is not easy seeing someone you love hurting. It's overwhelming, painful, and exhausting. Are you yourself struggling with depression, anxiety or substance use? My goal is to help you move you forward to your preferred self/selves. I have experience working with youth, individual adults and families, trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse , grief and loss and substance use. You do not have to do it alone. I am committed to supporting your journey to peace, confidence and a sober free life. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
(619) 737-1658 
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
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Lorene Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience working with teenagers and adults with histories of trauma. Some of the populations I have worked with include foster children, victims of domestic violence and/ or physical , sexual abuse , and clients with substance abuse issues.
(805) 232-7518 
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San Diego, CA 92126
Offers online therapy
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Andrea Burt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Life is full of ups and downs. At times we need help getting through the downs. I have 23 years of experience working with individuals and families suffering with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse , and relational difficulties
(619) 775-2875 
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San Diego, CA 92123
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April Minjarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family, therapist. I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral/mental health field. I have experience working with active-duty service members/first responders, adolescents, students, LGBTQIA+, professionals, and more. My specialties include trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, phase of life issues, combat PTSD, sexual assault , early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. I enjoy a collaborative; client-centered approach and I look forward to working with you.
(858) 293-4190 
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Melissa McCormick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with those struggling to live with the effects of trauma and challenging life experiences who are desiring to work through past and present family issues in the midst of anxiety, depression, and other issues such as healing from abuse, assault , and neglect.
I am passionate about supporting women and teens facing the challenges of life in a way that helps them find sustained change. It is hard to live in this world and not question if our bodies, stories, and voices are “good enough.” We wonder if it is possible for us to be okay with who we are, and make different choices than we’ve made in the past. We often make decisions that are rooted in insecurity, leaving us trapped in anxiety. I value helping women learn to understand and respect their whole story on their own terms. Together we can define your own goals for change.
(619) 649-8023 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Joelle A Tonkovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering therapy to adults, children, adolescents, and families. I have worked extensively with issues related to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse , neglect, child endangerment, and domestic violence). I believe that healing, growth, and lasting change can occur within the safety of a therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment in which issues can be explored.
(619) 722-3025 
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San Diego, CA 92110
Not accepting new clients
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in helping people recover from sexual abuse and unhealthy relationships, helping them to once again trust their own instincts, and speak up for their true needs.
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(760) 249-7112 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Sarah Izaguirre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I have helped survivors of trauma including sexual abuse , child abuse, domestic violence and emotional abuse.
Working with children, teenagers, adults, and families has been my priority for the past 7 years in order to help them develop the skills they need to build healthy lives. My goal is to create a safe environment in which individuals feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and free of judgment. I believe in working as a team in order to help each person develop insight in themselves and their situation, while cultivating their strengths, and highlighting their resiliency. When needed, I involve parents, families, psychiatrists, and physicians in order to ensure collaboration to increase the client's support within treatment.
(619) 598-1117 
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San Diego, CA 92106
Offers online therapy
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Madison Omholt
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, SEP
Verified
Some of my specialties include the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, resolving relationship/marital issues, eating disorders, recovery from sexual assault and domestic violence.
The pandemic Covid-19 is fracturing & obfuscating our lives. As individuals and families, many of the structures, financial, health, vocational, are failing, and pressure, anxiety and insecurities abound in their stead. As a 30-plus year meditator, studied in arts and sciences, joyfully married, I am here to share the wisdom and peace of those traditions, as well as psychotherapeutic, meditative, ayurvedic, yogic, and neurological-somatic based techniques to lead toward greater health and well-being (including pandemic coping!). We have three kids, ages 6 to 13 at home with us daily. We feel the pressure, but also are doing
(619) 273-5062 
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San Diego, CA 92106
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Diane Lass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In addition to life transitions, I've specialized in domestic violence, grief/loss, sexual abuse , divorce, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in the Ocean Beach and Palm Desert area. I provide individual and couples therapy as well as empowerment support groups. My approach is non-judgmental and compassionate. I believe we can all use support at various times throughout our lives. Change can be difficult. Even positive changes can bring about uncertainties. My focus is on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
(619) 493-4402 
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San Diego, CA 92107
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Rebecca Rabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with survivors of trauma, including sexual assault , domestic violence, or child abuse or neglect.
For over 19 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
(619) 502-9466 
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San Diego, CA 92106
Not accepting new clients
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Jill Maher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 16 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in complex trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault . I also provide support for people who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself.
(858) 295-1549 
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
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Merissa A. Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, feeling stuck in a dark place of depression or addiction? Maybe you are experiencing challenges with feeling too needy in relationships or having difficulty connecting emotionally. Perhaps, you are wanting to be more assertive, have less stress in social situations, and have more confidence at work. Past experiences can strongly influence the way you feel about yourself and the world. Past events can be anything from experiencing emotional/physical/ sexual abuse , bullying, emotional neglect, experiencing racial trauma, or not feeling accepted for being LGBTQ+.
(619) 393-4746 
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Jessica Hancock Fodor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
My specialties include working with adolescents and families, substance abuse issues, relationship issues and survivors of physical and sexual abuse .
I believe in helping people change from the inside out - not just addressing their day-to-day struggles but the feelings, beliefs and expectations that underlie them to bring about lasting change. By exploring these core issues and learning new tools to deal with them, you can break free from the obstacles that interfere with satisfaction and fulfillment in your life and relationships.
(619) 717-6299 
San Diego, CA 92103
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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 San Diego or for San Diego 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 San Diego and sexual violence in San Diego. An San Diego therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.