Sexual Abuse Therapists in Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO

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Jessica Peeples
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am IFS Trained through the IFS Institute, and have experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse , or assault ; life transitions; relationship problems; or may be experiencing depression and/or anxiety, but don't know why.
Whether you're feeling anxious or worried, down or depressed, or have been struggling to overcome a traumatic experience, I am here to help.
(720) 784-5090
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80210
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Abby Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with those in and coming out of the sex industry as well as survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse , sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, domestic violence, ritual abuse, and other forms of trauma.
I am passionate about fostering a safe, healing, and empowering environment for those who are experiencing difficult repercussions from trauma, exploitation, and abuse. Your experience may include depression, anxiety, dissociation, substance abuse, relational conflict, grief, self-harm, suicidal ideation, disordered eating, low self esteem and more. Every story is unique and the difficulties that stem from trauma can feel overwhelming. This is why I will work compassionately and collaboratively with you to identify your specific needs and goals for therapy.
(720) 712-3036
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80231
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Black Dog Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, NLC
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years experience in the field of trauma with emphasis on sexual abuse , depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, interpersonal/relational conflict and life transitions. I received my BA and MA from Naropa University in Boulder, CO which has a philosophy rooted in the belief that all individuals have the tools within themselves to heal from even the most difficult of experiences. My therapeutic foundation is rooted in this same philosophy. My ideal client is anyone eager to reclaim who they truly are with curiosity, compassion and raw vulnerability. By discovering this inner truth, they are set free.
(720) 836-1756
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Rachel Smith
Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
How do we find inner peace when our outer presentation is wrong? Where is self-acceptance when the world around you is unaccepting? Your internal struggles are real, and you are not alone. Wholeness begins with healing. They say time heals all wounds, but some wounds are so deep it feels as though they may never heal. Asking for help takes strength. If you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma from sexual assault or abuse, and/or sex and relationship issues, let’s chat. Please reach out via email if possible
(719) 294-1656
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80210
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Not accepting new clients
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Masako Suzuki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I'm not currently accepting new clients. However, in my private practice I provide individual therapy primarily for adults. I specialize in grief, life transitions, suicide prevention, relationships, disempowerment, ism (classism, sizeism, heterosexism), self-identity, and trauma associated with childhood sexual abuse and neglect. I also specialize in treating individuals struggling with minority issues, interracial relationships, cross-culture and immigration. My approach includes sandtray, active imagination, and mindfulness.
(720) 809-7393
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80210
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Gail Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have worked with survivors of child abuse, sexual abuse , domestic violence, emergency responders and others.
I love helping people to overcome loss, remove barriers, learn more about themselves, and live fuller lives. You might be going through a painful loss or a major transition. You may have recently experienced a terrible trauma, or you have decided to finally address long-standing painful childhood experiences. You may be trying to decide if you can fix your relationship, or if it's time to leave. There are any number of reasons why people seek the help of a mental health professional. But it is often one of the most important journeys a person can undertake.
(720) 634-2564
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80247
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Stephen Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist specializing in men's issues, I know how hard it is to deal with trauma, sexual abuse , divorce, ED, anxiety, anger, relationships, loneliness.
I specialize in men's issues and trauma. Often men are leaned upon and asked to be strong. Most of the time we are able to take on this challenge. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and things become overwhelming. Anxiety or depression follow which can lead to pain in the form of unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, withdrawal, and anger. This can be confusing and frustrating; how can we be struggling when we are supposed to be strong, self-sufficient problem solvers? The good news is that therapy is an effective solution to these common male issues.
(720) 580-6222
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80246
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Gillian Kaag
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical specialist with expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, depression, complicated grief (suicide loss, perinatal loss), and unwanted sexual experiences (rape, sexual assault , harassment, violence).
As a psychologist, I partner with clients to help them heal from raw emotional pain, recognize their inner strengths, and build resiliency in the face of life’s biggest challenges. My style is one that is warm and nurturing while also direct and honest. If you’re feeling stuck, not good enough, lonely, overwhelmed, devastated, or ashamed, you are not alone. I have dedicated my career to learning gold standard treatments to ensure that when clients have the courage to reach out for help, I am able to offer treatment interventions that they can trust will make a difference.
(720) 730-6722
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Sarah Close
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults. I spent my first few years in practice working in community mental health. During this time I supported clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, oppositional behavior, sexual abuse , and attention issues.
(303) 848-2303
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Lisa Tafolla
Counselor, MA, LPCC, SEP
Verified
Verified
Trauma, PTSD, Sexism-Based Traumatic Stress (SBTS), including sexual assault , workplace harassment, domestic violence, misogyny/sexism, oppression, abuse, childhood abuse/neglect, accidents, medical, mass disasters, and attachment, developmental and intergenerational trauma. Entrepreneurs & professionals including leadership, vision, ambition, energy, meaning, stress management, boundaries, imposter syndrome, work and life integration. lifestyle relationships, choices and satisfaction. Life transitions, relationship issues, stress, depression, anxiety self-esteem challenges, life-limiting mental blocks and values misalignment.
(720) 295-5736
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80246
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Rachel Moses
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, depression, past sexual abuse , low self confidence, trauma, life transitions and grief and loss.
We are not meant to live life in isolation. We innately crave deep meaningful relationships. I believe in helping people build healthy, deep lasting relationships and friendships. However, sometimes life happens. Attachment wounds surface. Trauma occurs. Life Transitions are inevitable. Depression and anxiety take over. These things keep us from enjoying the people and things we love. I take a holistic, evidenced based approach looking at past and present issues, as well as your emotional, physical, spiritual and mental state. I enjoy helping individuals overcome deep shame, insecurities and fears that they are not good enough.
(720) 573-0977
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80224
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Leah Raulerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , ACS, BCN
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Everyone wants to feel better, but I want to know: how does that look for you? My style is compassionate, trauma-informed, and client-centered, integrating concepts of somatic work, DBT, existential psychotherapy, parts work, EMDR, Neurostimulation and Neurofeedback. I specialize in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual assault , domestic violence, emotional abuse and neglect, grief and loss, and other traumas. My clients are living with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, life transitions, and existential questions.
(720) 702-4740 x3
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Emily Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Has your trauma taken something from you? I work with people who have had their lives change because of trauma, helping them to find healing, meaning in their relationships, and freedom in their lives. I will support you while together we weave a new story for your future. With a background in International Disaster Psychology, I work with trauma of all kinds, from family abandonment or sexual assault to bombings and earthquakes. You're in the right place if you don't love the way life feels, but wish you could.
(970) 410-2126
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80210
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Sheri Vanino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My expertise includes working extensively with victims of violence and trauma, sexual abuse , interpersonal violence, adolescents, family members of victims of homicide, suicide or traumatic death and parents of sexually abused kids.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou. I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Denver. I assist clients in developing insight and self-awareness so they may make more informed choices rather than perpetuating old patterns and habits. My work tends to focus on healing from the past, increasing coping skills and building on existing strengths to move in a new direction and create change. I bring 26 years of experience, knowledge, skills, humor, and empathy to my work with clients.
(303) 625-6572
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80224
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Cody Michael Mitts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Did you experience abuse a child? Did your parents hit you, yell at you , call you names, or neglect to take care of you? I specialize in helping adults like you recover from childhood trauma that happened early in life. People often seek my help because as an adult they're struggling with relationships, they can't control their emotions, and they want to feel more self confident. I help adult men and women find peace and discover self confidence by resolving the trauma that's holding you back from growing. Many of the people I've helped didn't realize how much their childhood experiences had an effect on their life as an adult.
(720) 606-4626
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80209
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Ashley Townsend - Phoenix Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with complex trauma. I have had the privilege of learning from clinicians in recovery as well as clients facing addiction, children and teens in foster care, survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. My background in crisis intervention has illuminated the interconnectedness and intersectionality of multiple traumas. And I understand that for most people, the therapeutic environment is a place where we need to experience acceptance for many interwoven losses, fears, and challenges.
(720) 316-4748
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Caroline E Yates Deffenbaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that given the safety, support, and tools, we all have an innate capacity to heal and live full lives. Our brains and bodies are designed for this purpose, and my goal as a therapist is to empower clients through relational and body-based treatments to rebuild the relationship with themselves and others. I work with clients seeking support to heal from experiences of trauma, abuse, and loss, as well as those managing burnout, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in treating trauma-related disorders, including those developed following sexual and intimate partner violence, childhood abuse, and traumatic loss.
(720) 868-9359
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
Not accepting new clients
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Kelly Klene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My practice uses many techniques to work with folks who have had difficult experiences. These experiences can make people feel stuck, act out in ways that are hard to understand, and feel as though they are re-creating ineffective past patterns. It is possible to feel better, and I want to help.
(720) 410-6541
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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Kate Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you or your child are struggling with issues related to healthy boundaries, coping with a divorce, or working through trauma I would love to help support you and your family. I specialize in working with kids and adolescents and have more than 11 years of unique experience working with children struggling with sexual boundary issues. I am passionate about my work and advocacy for children and adolescents. As a therapist I blend together my compassion with my ability to be direct when needed.
(720) 802-6182
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80246
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Misha Grodt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck in anxiety, low self-worth, overwhelming emotions or past trauma/abuse? Are you unable to "get over" experiences from your past? Have you tried therapy but were left frustrated by the feeling of not getting anywhere? There is hope! As a highly trained therapist, I offer nonjudgmental support to help you overcome unresolved trauma and/or patterns of thinking and behavior that are no longer serving you. Please see my website for more information, or call/email to arrange for a free half hour consultation.
(720) 457-5856
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Southeastern Denver
Denver, CO 80222
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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.