Sexual Abuse Therapists in Sonoma, CA

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Dr. Philippe Kane
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Many people feel overwhelmed due to relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse , burnout, pandemic related stressors.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for 15 years. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, depression and couples conflict using evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I strive to incorporate a good sense of humor, patience and insight while we are working toward the changes you would like to see in your life. You deserve to be happy and comfortable in your skin and I can be an advocate by your side until then.
(415) 870-7116
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Darice Elaine Dekker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
My areas of special interest are family relationships, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence, sexual abuse , gender identity, and trauma.
Are you struggling in an important relationship? Are you at a crossroads in your career or your life, and are unsure of what path to take? Are the ghosts of past trauma or loss impacting your ability to have a healthy relationship with yourself and others? Are you dealing with anxiety or depression and finding it hard to live the life that you long to live? If so, I would be honored to work alongside you as you navigate the challenges you are facing and come to a place of clarity and healing.
(707) 862-7046
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Annette Henke Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experience began 33 years ago with children, couples and families in a variety of settings including group homes, school counseling, adolescent psychiatric hospital, sexual abuse treatment center, Family Service Agency, Divorce/mediation court, Hospice and private practice.
Many people come to me with prior experiences of therapy that were not helpful. This happens for many reasons but sometimes it's as simple as it wasn't the right fit. A wise mentor explained that "all human growth and healing takes place in the context of relationship, from infancy on". Therapy is a relationship of growth, change, healing. Many people are driven to therapy because of suffering in current or past relationship. Often the most challenging and hurtful relationship we have is the one with one's self. The "right" therapist is one that makes moving through this vulnerable process possible and bearable.
(707) 210-1849
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Barrie Glen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
While I have been serving the Napa community for over 25 years, my goal has been to help clients achieve greater effectiveness in facing life's challenges. Within a safe supportive environment, I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and other techniques to help clients develop effective coping skills to manage problematic situations, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, such as anxiety and depression. The objective is to help my clients achieve a greater sense of emotional well-being, along with the ability to clarify goals and take meaningful steps to achieve them.
(707) 234-4033
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Iris Herrero
Psychologist, PsyD, Art, Therapy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to know yourself better? Do you want to change those old patterns that keep you stuck and dissatisfied? My approach to therapy includes trauma work, mindfulness, which will help you gain awareness of feelings, thoughts and behaviors that often contribute to anxiety, depression and self-doubt. I can support you in improving your relationships with yourself and others, develop your strengths and reach your life goals. Change is possible!
(707) 504-3897
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Kathy Allard
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My "typical" client is of high intelligence, creativity, ingenuity and kindness, who attempts to address issues that keep emerging, preventing them from being fully happy and at their best. These problems often include depression, anxiety, loss, childhood trauma, addictions, and relationship dissatisfaction. All too often, people emerge from childhood with wounds related to family turmoil, parental loss, abuse, neglect, abandonment and various addictions. The aftermath can be emotionally unrelenting, despite repeated attempts to make "external" fixes. Sharing your pain with a Psychologist in an emotionally safe environment can help start the healing process.
(650) 763-3397
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Phylis Wakefield
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Creating the life you truly want to live requires courage and tenacity. As a psychologist, coach, healer and entrepreneur, I am committed to 'walking my talk' and creating a joyous life for myself and others. My purpose in life is to encourage, inspire and support people to live their lives with Adventure, Joy, and Spirit and truly make a difference in this world." Phylis
(707) 986-8987
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Terri Lee Roberson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Therapy is an important tool that can help you to understand how you relate with others as well as how you understand yourself. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with individuals & couples with psychological and interpersonal issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, relational problems, and trauma related disorders. I am a certified Emotionally Focused therapist and I help partners discover and shift difficult and destructive patterns. Please feel free to call me to schedule an appointment or phone consultation so that we may discuss whether my practice is right for you.
(707) 877-2035
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sharon Graham Burt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
It's not about who is right and who is wrong. People have a fundamental need for transformation. We are wired for growth and healing. I help individuals, couples, families and adolescents become aware of their own anxieties that get in the way of a secure attachment to self or others and gain healthy relationships. I integrate a humanistic, experiential approach to restructuring emotional experience and to repair interactions and relationship distress. My therapeutic relationship aims to be the secure base to feel validated and safe as we explore life experiences for healing.
(707) 210-0405 x2
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Diana Gray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Now is the time to talk to someone! With 25 + years experience as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and academic teacher, I feel confident in my abilities to help you become more of whom you want to be. Whether it's work stress, relationship issues, care-giving, disability, substance abuse, depression or anxiety, it is frequently helpful to talk to a skilled, licensed professional. I am direct, encouraging, and can help you focus on your most important issues.
(415) 236-3559
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Rochelle Pratima Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I believe we each have an innate capacity to heal. I enjoy working with a variety of issues and have an eclectic approach born out of 25 years experience. I work extensively with anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and relationships. I also teach meditation, relaxation, and pain management. I create a climate of acceptance and safety in which exploration and communication can flourish.
(707) 574-8935
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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JoAnn Consiglieri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I taught elementary school, grades 4-8 for 17 years before going back to school to get my Masters and become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have enjoyed working with mostly individual adults over the last 34 years and couples. I believe that the work of therapy is about the relationship we form with the therapist in our work to become whole and healthy adults. I am semi-retired, work one day a week still enjoying the work I do with my clients.
(707) 820-2617
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sara Brashear
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Traumatic experiences, whether the big ones everyone recognizes or the more subtle emotional injuries suffered by many, leave their mark. They may be hard to forget or make other things hard to remember. I work with you to feel better in the present moment and resolve the past. Areas that may benefit from the resolution of past difficulties are concentration, happiness, relationships and career success, among others.
(707) 721-4149
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Alicia Cockrum, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Psychological Testing & Assessment: Dr. Alicia Cockrum specializes in building compassionate and collaborative clinical relationships with adult patients who desire psychological testing and diagnosis. Dr. Cockrum provides comprehensive psychological & therapeutic assessments specializing in the following areas: ADHD, PTSD Bariatric Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Immigration, and Work or School Disability Accommodations. Dr. Alicia Cockrum has over 15 years of clinical experience and expertise in the areas of Psychological Testing, PTSD, Grief, Evidence Based and Compassion Focused Therapies.
(707) 587-4080
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Galia Schechter
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Verified
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to know first hand our common humanity; our struggles and pain, our resilience and triumph through my personal and professional experiences. I am bi-cultural and have worked and traveled around the world. My exposure to and appreciation of human differences and similarities across cultures inspire my life and work. I am an experienced psychologist and I deeply and holistically understand complex psychological processes. I am here to skillfully, lovingly and affordably support your psychological growth and transformation and to help you reclaim joy and vitality.
(510) 969-6086
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Zack I Medoff, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Are sadness, worry, anger, and/or shame eroding your life? Is a sense of dread stopping you from making some difficult decisions? What about your sense of connection, happiness, and fulfillment? I know how frustrating and exhausting this is. How and when will this change? First of all, you have made the healthy and brave choice of looking for help. Accept that you are not fundamentally flawed or a finished product. Commit to developing and putting into action the changes that will provide you the safety and security we all crave. I can and would be grateful to help.
(707) 412-8938
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Catherine Alexander Mahler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Your hope is for a new beginning for you or your child. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who uses a depth psychological approach to therapy. I incorporate play therapy, sandplay, working with dreams and art, believing that these non-verbal methods can help to activate the inherent capacity located within each of us to promote self-healing. I have experience working with grief and loss, depression, trauma, anxiety and other concerns in both children and adults. I invite your inquiries, please call or e-mail me for a free consultation to determine if therapy might an option for you or for your child.
(707) 376-8199
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Lily M. Rossman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in the holistic approach to healing and integrate many different modalities, theories and techniques to tailor each session to your individual needs. I have trained in Attachment based EMDR, which I have found to be extremely helpful to shift old Traumas and PTSD symptoms. I offer somatic therapy, helping people connect their bodies to their emotions as well as meditation, mindfulness and lots of humor. I provide a really laid back atmosphere where it feels comfortable to share and be yourself.
(707) 238-5224
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Cynthia Psaila, Marriage and Family Therapist, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you or your family are suffering, struggling to connect, or to find stability and progress in life, the process of therapy can support your growth and self esteem through these challenges. I work primarily with teens, adults, and families on specific issues such as anxiety, emotional disregulation, a difficult transition, trauma or loss, career or academic changes, and relational stress such as divorce or separation. Engaging in therapy can be the first step toward what matters most to you.
(707) 207-4814
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Ctr for Psychotherapy Spirituality & Creativity
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We all want to be the person we were born to be. Being ourselves makes us happy. When we suffer from unhealed wounds from the past we don't feel safe in the world, comfortable with ourselves or others. We may try to overcome our shame and numb our pain in a variety of ways with drugs, alcohol, sex or even work to name a few. I offer a gentle, non-intrusive and compassionate safe space for you to discover who you are. Together we explore those issues which currently block you from finding greater freedom in you life and intimacy in your relationships.
(510) 681-2279
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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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.