Sexual Abuse Therapists in Downtown, Tampa, FL

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Jennifer Bloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m truly excited for you that you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and give yourself one of the greatest gifts ever which is investing in your healing and self-growth. I want to help you through past heart-breaks and struggles so you don’t have to carry what’s been bringing you down to the ground. Are you dealing with a break-up? Do you feel lonely? Are you feeling bored and restless with your current life? Do you lack self-esteem? Do flashbacks from the past bring you down?
(813) 592-1893
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Ciara Helm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A common question: "How do I know if I could benefit from TRAUMA therapy?". Trauma is not event specific, it is person specific. Meaning, trauma is your brain struggling to process any distressing memory or thought, which is why it keeps trying. I am passionate about helping my clients heal from old wounds & specialize in childhood trauma, grief related to any type of loss, anxiety or any other painful experience that makes it difficult for you to be the person you want to be. If you're struggling to focus on your present because your mind keeps pulling you back to your past, you are not alone and there is hope for a better future.
(813) 680-4492
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Jennifer Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that a respectful, supportive, collaborative, relationship, is important for deeper healing. My approach is warm & creative. I use traditional psychotherapy and adjunctive therapies to work from the inside out - allowing one to resolve deep-rooted, underlying issues. I am skilled and Certified in Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR ,and Sex Therapy. Together, we work towards freeing you from the pain of anxiety, Depression, PTSD, sexual disorders and eating struggles. Self-understanding with resolution can allow choice. I welcome the opportunity to be part of your journey to a freer life.
(786) 699-8745
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Lisa Giarratana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we just want to feel better. The stress of daily life combined with the complications of relationships and our own histories can make it difficult to feel connected, whole, and peaceful. When we experience trauma and/or ongoing stress in life we develop habits, beliefs, and cycles that sometimes cease to serve us any longer.
(813) 536-4052
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Raquel Menocal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello everyone! I am a licensed therapist who specializes in marriage and family therapy—that just means that on top of helping with clinical mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, etc., I am specially trained in family and relationship needs as well. I picked a specialty in marriage and family therapy because I genuinely believe that societal, family, and cultural conditions deeply influence the way we think, feel, act, and react to day-to-day interactions—which is the foundation of MFT’s systemic perspective.
(813) 547-6998
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Gina Zuccolo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Welcome! I am passionate about providing psychotherapeutic services in a warm, empathic, and ethical setting. I provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can express yourself and your concerns freely. I value your input while also incorporating the most reliable and validated treatment methods available. I have substantial experience working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, trauma, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and family conflict. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families who are motivated to engage in therapy. I encourage you to contact me to discuss your questions and the changes you wish to make.
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Kelly Humbarger
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am interested in helping clients with a range of concerns from those wanting a space to process their thoughts and emotions to those suffering from extensive trauma. Perhaps your mind has been filled with anxious thoughts that keep you up at night or you have been losing interest in the things that used to motivate and excite you. Maybe you feel trapped in the past and find yourself triggered at inconvenient times. If you are looking for a safe space to process your feelings and are hoping to change the way you think and feel, you are looking in the right place!
(813) 536-5854
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Wendi 'nicki' Line
Counselor, LMHC, LAPC, CST
14 Endorsed
14 Endorsed
If you find yourself feeling stuck or lost, disconnected or out of control, or like an outsider in your sexual or romantic relationships, I welcome you to the start of your healing journey. I am a Kink Aware, Poly Friendly, board certified sex therapist (CST) who works with the LGBTQ+ communities. Together we will work on making your relationships healthy and satisfying. I will challenge you in order to foster empowerment and confidence. You are the best expert on you. I am here to help guide and facilitate treatment for you and your relationships.
(678) 582-8439
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33606
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Yvonka De Ridder
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life should be about happiness! So often we are a product of our environment while being held captive by society's standards, taboos, and the expectations of those around us. It is amazing to learn how quickly we've adopted the beliefs and perspectives of those around us living by their rules and ideas of our life. When we actually take a moment in time to explore, evaluate, and change those - we can begin living our lives for ourselves. Those changes can make an incredible impact on changing your life for the better. It's never too late!
(813) 701-3280
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Lynn M Bryan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
LMHC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Every person goes through a period in their life where they desire to make changes, face difficulties, find the courage to challenge themselves, or simply find that their old ways are no longer serving them in their life. I take the time to understand each client in order to tailor their treatment to their uniques circumstances. In my practice I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. It is an honor to provide the services that I do. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental safe place for healing.
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Ann Witt
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you attended self-help workshops and read the latest books only to find yourself repeating the same old patterns that produce the same old results? My counseling style will fuel your motivation to create sustaining life changes, whether you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, your career, relationship issues, parenting challenges, or the stressors of daily living! An innovative, caring, action-oriented approach will help you transform old patterns of behavior into renewed focus for more desirable, self-affirming outcomes. Make that important call right now while you are thinking about the changes you want to make.
(727) 287-5516
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Tampa, FL 33602
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Surgey Figueroa
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help you heal from emotional pain, cope with anxiety and depression, increase confidence and create healthy relationships with others. I use an integrative approach centered around my client’s needs, with treatment highly individualized to each client and what they are currently facing. My goal in therapy is that you feel in control of your life and the direction in going by helping you heal from past experiences, manage stressful situations to improve life satisfaction and teach you skills to increase your confidence, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and develop healthy boundaries, and effective communication.
(850) 203-5827
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Tampa, FL 33602
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Shelina Persad
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When people experience trauma or any life altering event(s), it is not uncommon for their lives to become chaotic or unmanageable. My goal is to bring clarity and healing to those who have been through traumatic experiences or feel lost, and aim to regain control of their lives. My ideal client is someone who is honest, open to feedback, ready to hold themselves accountable, and prepared to do the necessary inner work to grow & hopefully expand their self awareness. CBT, DBT, Solution focused, Integrative, & Humanistic treatment modalities are utilized, which are helpful for those who struggle to manage their symptoms and lifestyle.
(941) 241-0863
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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HarmonyUs, Inc.
Counselor, LMHC, AP, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
We believe in the importance of both Science and Spirituality in our work. We are advocates for both Herbal and Prescription treatment and believe in the use of both Eastern and Western medical systems to treat disease and maintain health. We practice a model of therapy, coaching, and counseling which is collaborative, open and holistic in nature. Our therapeutic relationship should feel warm, safe and be connecting. This model is different than many counseling models which have a less collaborative flavor. In these models typically the therapist is the "expert" in the room and should not be challenged.
(813) 438-4599
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Tampa, FL 33602
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Melanie Rosario
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in the following areas: Personal growth, Unresolved trauma and Relationships. I help individuals and couples to recover from trauma (Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Child Trauma), and find relief from the pain of past experiences and relationships using EMDR and other therapy modalities. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, hopeless, lack of motivation or having difficulties functioning in a daily basis I can help you get back on track. When working with couples I use Gottman techniques to help manage conflict, recover from hurt & resentments while increasing emotional intimacy.
(321) 800-4227
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Julie Dumois-Sands
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience and specialize in working with children, teens, couples, adults, trauma, EMDR, and many other areas. I also offer night and weekend appointments.
(813) 344-1472
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33646
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Dr. Rick Temple
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed Psychologist with over 18 years of experience in the psychology field specializing in working with adults. I can offer you Personable & Experienced Psychological Services. Available during business and evening hours.
(813) 793-7473
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33646
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Yvonka De Ridder
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
***Not Accepting new clients a the moment - on Maternity leave****
(443) 775-2617
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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Millennial Therapy Florida
Counselor, LMHC, EdS, MS, CST
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you a young professional seeking help? Are you struggling with anxiety, identity, sex, or relationship concerns? Do you feel stuck and want to be more in control of your life and mental health? No one teaches you how to navigate life's ups and downs. It can make adjusting to change difficult and relationships stressful.
(727) 334-8572
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33602
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David Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over 40 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In my practice clients can confidentially discuss their problems without fear of judgement or feeling misunderstood. My goal is to help individuals, couples and families live happier and more balanced lives. I've also authored 2 books: - MARRIAGE PERSONALITIES and - FAMILY PERSONALITIES
(813) 414-5933
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Downtown
Tampa, FL 33646
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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.