Sexual Abuse Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Corye Goodman Pike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
It feels as though our lives have transitioned overnight due to current events. This time can be especially challenging if you were already in the midst of a life transition. Whether you just had a new baby, recently got married or divorced, love someone struggling with addiction, or went through a traumatic event; a sexual assault , medical crisis or are in the grieving process, I can offer support and expertise. I'm especially seasoned in working with trauma and helping folks navigate their interpersonal relationships and relationship to self. Collaboration, awareness, and transformation are key components to my therapy practice.
(424) 581-1156 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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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 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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David W. Schreiber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified
I have over 13 years of experience working in private practice and residential treatment, treating individuals suffering from severe depression, overwhelming anxiety, and trauma from sexual abuse , emotional abuse, and physical abuse.
With so many different kinds of therapists and therapy styles, finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. I believe the most important factor in finding the right therapist is what we call the "fit" - how comfortable and understood you feel when sitting with a therapist. I offer a free initial consultation to see how your "fit" is with me.
(310) 503-1767 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Claudia Gersh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I have developed considerable experience working with trauma including physical and sexual abuse , as well as working with high conflict divorce situations.
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to work through the challenges their life is presenting. Many years of training in psychotherapy in addition to an extensive background in yoga and meditation allows me to help guide my clients inward in order to become more familiar with themselves. I work with my clients to promote healing and self-efficacy. Significant change requires deep personal examination, this is difficult to do on our own.
(310) 359-9369 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Cheryl B Lanktree
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault , traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
(213) 701-1149 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ned Weyer Rodriguez
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, MA, Theo
Verified
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in state-of-the-art therapy to help persons recover from stressful life experiences [e.g., developmental(family-of-origin) stress & trauma, child abuse, sexual assault , violence/crime, accidents], through therapy that heals the mind, body, & spirit. I address all trauma reactions: Complex PTSD, Depression, Guilt/Shame; & provide caring therapy that works by integrating research-validated & new leading-edge treatments. As a highly interactive therapist, I provide feedback & experiential exercises, & work hard to create a richer & more effective therapy experience than traditional talk therapy.
(310) 776-6852 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Jill Howe-Vercos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I love working with clients of all ages and have particular interest in survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, parenting issues and skill-building, support for new parents, healthy aging, life transitions, and relationship issues of all kinds.
Heal the past. Be present. Have a future. You are not broken -- you already have the tools you need. My goal is to help you access those tools and remove any obstacles that prevent you from feeling like yourself. Whether you're struggling with old wounds or need support for current life challenges, we'll work together to build on your strengths -- and uncover ones you may not yet know you have.
(310) 945-2918 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Bree Cullinan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, panic attacks, eating disorders, assault and other trauma related symptoms.
As a strength based therapist my goal is to help you uncover your strengths, help you feel empowered, understand patterns of behaviors, and become the best version of yourself. Painful and difficult emotions often arise after life events, coming in the way of relationships with family, friends, partners or co-workers. Using a collaborative approach, we can together to improve negative thought patterns in life and to help you live life to the fullest.
(424) 363-4374 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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.
(213) 513-4838 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Anna Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you seek help with your anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting, relational issues, life transitions, trauma--including sexual abuse and rape--call me so we can discuss how we can work together and resolve these issues.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an extensive background in anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. I provide therapy for individuals and couples in a safe, judgment-free environment. I've helped many people overcome obstacles to satisfaction in life. My clients have found this work leads to transformation and empowerment. In addition to talk therapy, I have experience providing treatment in different modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic/Body awareness work.
(646) 798-6074 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Monica L. Martocci, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Specializing in the treatment of Children, Adolescents, Adults, Active Duty Military/Veterans, and their Families. Focusing on Addictions, Eating Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Sexuality Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Child/ Sexual Abuse , Dissociative Disorders, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and Self-Harm.
(310) 779-1499 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Danielle Feinerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and difficult life transitions, whether it’s with work, school, or relationships. Having received specialized training in EMDR, I am especially passionate about trauma recovery. I work with clients to help them heal from low self-esteem, toxic relationship patterns, debilitating fears, & negative self-beliefs that can result from painful childhood or adult experiences such as neglect, bullying, domestic violence or sexual assault . I take special care in helping my clients gain self-compassion and reconnect with their sense of self and inner resilience.
(310) 929-6310 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Georgette Vojdani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Clients who experienced neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or other sudden and traumatic events and as adults are suffering from anxiety, depression, phobia, insomnia, anger, drug addiction and relational issues are able to heal by processing these past traumatic events.
Traumatic events causes one to develop negative beliefs about oneself or the world. These experiences become fixed in the body-mind in form of negative emotions causing anger, depression, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, panic, anxiety, phobias, shame, low self-esteem which can create difficulties with your relationships at home and at work. I use EMDR to heal the deep wounds of traumatic childhood events which are the source that one may believe that he/she is not a good enough person, not loveable, does not deserve to be loved or trusted. Negative self beliefs and negative emotions effects our body and mind causing physical and emotional distress.
(424) 236-6210 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Julia M Gunderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
My specialties include marital problems, depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, women's issues, parenting, crisis management, trauma-related cases such as domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse and many other issues. I am committed to helping my clients feel better and make changes easily, and I have the skills and passion to assist you in making better decisions. I am bilingual in Spanish. I can offer my services in the office (during Covid only telehealth), via Skype, via phone or in the comfort of your home or office. Available all day of the week.
(909) 610-3952 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Candace Burnham
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My areas of speciality include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual assault /trauma and disordered eating.
Do you feel unsatisfied in your relationships or in your work life? Do you notice yourself facing the same issue time and time again? Perhaps you find yourself second-guessing every decision or just never feeling like you are “good enough.” If this sounds familiar, I can help. Through a relationship characterized by safety and trust, I will support you to uncover the unhelpful beliefs, underlying emotions, and past experiences that are keeping you stuck. In doing so, you will learn to make better choices, turn goals into realities, and find a greater sense of peace in your day-to-day life.
(213) 214-3960 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Allison Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
When you experience a significant trauma or many cumulative smaller traumas it can feel like you may never heal. Big life changes and stressors can feel overwhelming and bring on high levels of Anxiety and/or Depression. Being a teen or a young adult finding your identity and your voice can make life feel impossible and you feel worthless. My expertise is trauma, particularly sexual assault and abuse and with teens and young adults struggling with transitions, self-esteem, and family dynamics.
(424) 403-1252 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Laurel Roberts-Meese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am trained in EMDR and have years of experience working with trauma, sexual assault , and LGBTQ issues.
I help driven professionals process trauma, decrease anxiety, and strengthen their relationships. You've probably got a lot going on; your relationship is strained, demands on you at work are increasing, or ways you used to cope aren't working anymore. Whatever brings you to therapy, we can figure out a way to feel better together.
(628) 216-2543 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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 Santa Monica or for Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica and sexual violence in Santa Monica. An Santa Monica therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.