Sexual Abuse Therapists in Cedar Falls, IA

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Photo of Jill Danielle Gronewold, Counselor in Cedar Falls, IA
Jill Danielle Gronewold
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I use a variety of modalities to treat a wide range of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. My professional training includes working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, rape/sexual assault , domestic violence, and grief. I have experience in providing counseling from a Christian perspective, although I welcome clients from other faith and spiritual backgrounds.
(641) 715-9961
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Liz Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience treating: anxiety, depression, Selective Mutism, Bipolar Disorder, phobias, PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse , abusive relationships, grief and loss and others.
Welcome! Thank you honoring yourself and giving the gift of self-exploration, understanding, healing and balance to your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 17+ years, working with youth, adults, and families.
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Lindsay Finnegan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach to address presenting problems. This technique is beneficial in helping to treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, relationship issues, etc. as thoughts and feelings lead to behaviors or actions. Treatment services are also provided utilizing trauma informed care and EMDR to help with symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
(712) 380-1513
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Deanna Shafer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Deanna. I provide a safe and accepting space to help clients work towards their mental health goals. I work with adult and older teen individuals on a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress. I practice strengths-based, trauma-informed therapy and use a variety of modalities, including mindfulness, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and solution-focused therapies. I’m an ally to members of LGBTQIA+, immigrant and refugee, BIPOC, and neurodivergent communities and particularly enjoy working with these groups. I provide services in English and Spanish.
(319) 224-8749
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Jennifer Brost
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MA, MBTI
Verified
Verified
Few things are more distressing than when an important relationship is not going as well as it could. Whether relationship problems are causing you stress or if you are simply struggling within yourself, I would be honored to assist you on your journey towards greater emotional and relational health. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner.
(319) 313-5224
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Kayla Reisinger
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Life is difficult, unpredictable, and not always beautiful. As a therapist, I will support you in working through the feelings that accompany those difficult times and work towards developing healthy view of yourself. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of everyday life, parenthood or work, experienced trauma, want to mend a relationship, explore attachment, or just need support through a trying time, I am here to help you reach your goals.
(319) 239-3533
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Stephanie Neelans (Harken)
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have worked in the counseling field for over 20 years, primarily in a University setting, until the past several years when I began working in private practice. I enjoy working with clients who believe in their potential to change and have the motivation to make those changes. I have experience working with a variety of issues. Clients I most often work with struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship/marital problems, abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I listen, without judgment, and provide objective feedback while also being compassionate. I provide a safe space to learn, change and grow.
(319) 349-1046
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Lauren Holst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
You’re deserving of peace of mind, happiness, inner strength, and a good path forward. I work with the common challenges of being human—anxiety, relationships, grief & loss—including pet loss, life changes, depression, self-confidence, self-esteem, trauma, and more. We’ll work through whatever you bring to therapy in a way that prepares you to meet any difficulties along the road while you reach your goals.
(319) 290-0106
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Stephanie Hebert
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Not accepting new clients at this time.
(319) 250-7376
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Deanna Hanson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have 30 years experience with youth, families, adults and school staff. Multiple trainings on body based approach to healing trauma, and increasing resiliency zone. Clients discover their identity, as I mine hearts to find/extract the ore treasured within. Raised on a cattle ranch: I am practical, hard working and love the outdoors. My joy is to help the afflicted , the broken hearted and proclaim liberty to captives. I love using metaphor to clarify vision/focus around personal and crisis issures. I am a Christian, believing in the Bible / prayer and will gladly integrate in the process if requested.
(319) 284-8739
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Kylie Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out during vulnerable times and making the decision to seek help is a big step, which is why I focus on building a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe environment. I focus on empowering clients to gain overall well-being by providing a non-judgmental atmosphere. A cornerstone of my work is to become an ally for clients to assist them in achieving their goals and recognizing their strengths. Although I work with clients with many different concerns, my passion lies in assisting with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
(319) 601-8078
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Renee June Barbu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients 16+, I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
(319) 220-0947
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David Towle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a Counseling Psychologist, I help you cope with life challenges that affect your emotional, mental and physical health. The life concerns you face in relationships, in your career, at school, or with your health can impair your functioning and cause distress, depressed moods, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. My goal is to help you improve your sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. My background includes working at college counseling centers, private practice, healthcare settings, and an employee assistance program.
(319) 284-8748
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Emily Fakler
Counselor, MA, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or tackling a new chapter of life, I love working with clients who are ready to understand themselves better, and looking for support in their growth. I believe every person has their own unique set of patterns for tackling life and emotions, and problems often arise when these patterns are no longer serving us well. It can be difficult and frustrating to seek a better life if we do not first understand what has brought us to our current struggle or what still stands in our way. I'm here to be a listener, companion, and problem-solver while you're on that journey.
(319) 254-5053
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Emily Allaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed? Guilty? Ashamed? Or are you feeling anxious about making a decision? In the process of preparing for a major life change? Is one or more of your relationships struggling? Our lives can throw us some pretty uncomfortable curve balls from time to time and we get to realize we have choices. You may not know what to do with that ball now that you've caught it, and that's ok. The fact that you’re here tells me you have hope.
(319) 281-0342
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Stephanie Newsom, MA, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa, who has been working in the counseling field for over 20 years. I primarily serve adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety, relationship distress, stress management, eating concerns, and histories of trauma.
(319) 250-2078
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Raven Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel defeated and alone? Are you seeking to heal the inner areas of self doubt, worry, fear, pain, and other places where hope is subsiding? Do you need a space to problem solve, slow down, and reflect with guidance from a clinical perspective? I am a clinician with over 12 years of experience providing person centered counseling and would like to help you discover how to find awareness and cope better. A raven is associated with loss; yet it's symbolism is complex. As a talking bird, it represents prophecy and insight which makes complex decisions and shows rich awareness. I am ready to help support you in your hour of need!
(319) 318-6773
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David Moore
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
It can feel awful to struggle with crippling anxiety, depression, or the impacts of past trauma & abuse. Maybe it's a rough patch in your life or struggles in a relationship. Maybe you've struggled for so long it just feels the way it will always be. We all need help from time to time with our struggles, whether they are recent issues or long-term mental health challenges. You may not even be sure what the problem is, but you know there is a problem & you want to feel better. You want a non-judgmental, safe, empathetic, and skilled person who can help. I work with individuals (18+), & couples.
(319) 696-6189
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Cathy A. Rottinghaus
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach focused on empowering clients to actively assist in their mental health journey. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, play therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, and other personally expressive interventions with clients. I place a high value on clients’ personal autonomy and collaboration in establishing mental health goals.
(319) 220-4572
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Kenzie Flot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm so glad you have reached out for help. I'd love to meet with you to help look at your goals and how we can make a plan to achieve them.
(319) 349-2795
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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.