Sexual Abuse Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Gail Grossman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping children and families develop new strategies and coping skills to work through difficult life transitions and overcome emotional and behavioral problems that impede ideal functioning. My expertise is in working with families dealing with sexual abuse and divorce issues. I provide individual and group support for children and adults navigating through the painful process of coping with these issues. Utilizing a family systems approach, I have a collaborative and interactive style and focus on each individual's assets and problem solving strengths. I have worked extensively with the judicial system providing evaluation, mediation,and parenting plans.
(847) 379-5483
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Evanston, IL 60202
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The Healing Journey Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CYT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to look at your deepest fears and face them with the support of an experienced and trusted therapist. At the Healing Journey Psychotherapy, I am committed to work with you and support you through a style that is relational, inquisitive, compassionate and challenging. My areas of expertise include surviving sexual abuse , domestic violence, chronic pain and the after effects of traumatic experiences in relationships.
(312) 257-3683
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Emily N Halliday
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
My specialties include anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse , domestic violence, incest and rape, trauma and PTSD, food addiction and body image.
As a trauma informed therapist, I aim provide culturally sensitive and empowerment focused therapy when working with individuals, couples, and families. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Earlham College and Master of Arts in Counseling from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I utilizes empathic listening and supportive techniques to help explore concerns and goals.
(224) 205-4591
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Debora Romeo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My experience with trauma includes physical, emotional or sexual abuse , the effects of war, or other personal tragedies.
I provide collaborative psychotherapy services for adults, teens, couples, groups, and families with a warm integrative approach. Using the best of solution-focused and goal-oriented psychotherapies, including EMDR therapy, I offer clients tools and processes, which specifically address their unique problems and concerns. We will continue to assess your needs and goals on a regular basis and will work together as you achieve the healing and skills that you desire and deserve. I offer the opportunity for you to find joy in all areas of your life and relationships, especially your relationship with yourself!
(847) 773-5607
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Madeleine Glenn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I focus on and have experience treating trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, attachment disruptions, ADHD, relational conflict, childhood abuse, and survivors of sexual assault .
Have you ever felt alone on your path towards healing? Are you struggling to understand how to connect with others, set healthy boundaries, and find self-worth? Therapy can provide a safe space to feel seen and heard. When we begin to explore and understand ourselves, this causes everlasting change that enhances our sense of self and helps us to connect with others. As a trauma-focused therapist I hope to foster a genuine connection based on unconditional acceptance, support, and empathy.
(847) 613-1904 x123
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Shruti Patel
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy has a power to HEAL, enhance growth, and obtain inner peace. As a psychotherapist, I strive to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and encouraging insight within a nurturing environment. Together we can identify goals to facilitate growth and healing. My specialties include trauma therapy, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, substance abuse, and empowerment training. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image concerns, women's issues, relationship concerns, and troubles with adjustment and life transitions.
(847) 457-0203
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Hannah Espinoza
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have also worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief, and sexual abuse .
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. In Michigan, I worked at an elementary school with children who had mood disorders, trauma and behavioral issues which were impacting them in school. I also worked with adults and couples who were struggling with depression, anxiety and communication barriers. In Illinois, I worked primarily with adults struggling with severe mental illness. Some diagnoses included schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD. I use many different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Imago Therapy, Family Therapy and Psycho-education.
(224) 204-0631
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Robert Benson Sanoshy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
While my practice has included a wide variety of clients, I am most comfortable working with emerging adults transitioning through college and into adulthood, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and members within the LGBTQ community.
My ideal style of therapy is suited to clients who believe that the relationship between therapist and client is paramount to the ability to change. I believe that change happens at the crossroads of challenge and non-judgement and this is the primary focus of my treatment- creating a safe environment in which clients believe they can present their issues and have them challenged in a supportive and non-judgemental way. I firmly believe that all clients have the ability to heal and grow regardless of personal, historical, professional and relational challenges.
(773) 570-7904
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Not accepting new clients
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Samantha Gehr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
), sexual abuse , women's issues (infertility, unhealthy relationship patterns, poor self-image, postpartum issues, etc.
I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
(872) 215-4639
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
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Val Newman
Counselor, ATR, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Val has woven traditional talk therapy and creative techniques to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals, youth and families to work through difficult life experiences. She has extensive experience working with youth and families managing the challenges associated with emotional and behavioral problems, domestic violence, sexual assault , mental health concerns, and various traumatic life events. She believes in an empowerment and strength-based approach while fostering an environment that encourages self-acceptance, self-awareness and growth.
(312) 548-1672
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Marylu A. Halperin
Counselor, MA, MPH, RN, LCPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I treat a broad array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, anger management, parent/sibling/partner loss, relationship issues, emotional & sexual abuse , and stage of life transitions.
Choosing a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to successful treatment. I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life. In addition to excellent training, I also bring life experience, wisdom, curiosity and compassion into treatment.
(312) 854-2751
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Mind Body Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our therapists have extensive training and experience working with sexual addictions, betrayal trauma, trauma, sexual abuse , eating disorders, and adolescent life-adjustment challenges.
The therapists at Mind Body Therapy are compassionate and highly trained to work with you and the challenges you may be facing. We work with pre-teens, teens, adults and couples to heal from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem challenges, addiction, trauma, and other life-adjustment challenges. We practice using evidence-based treatments that are tailor-made to fit your unique personality and life-circumstance. We are confident that we can help you because we know you already have the power and strength you need to heal yourself.
(773) 673-9269
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Evanston, IL 60203
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Cindy L Robinson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While relationships have the power to injure they also have the power to heal. When early experiences have been less than optimal, building relationships can be challenging, both inside and outside of therapy. This affects family, friendships, employment and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself. I will work with you on trying to make sense of why certain patterns repeat in your life. We will consider the ways in which you survived past hurts and how that might interfere with living a fuller life today.
(224) 707-8712
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Allison O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you frequently feel anxious, unsafe, or frozen in certain situations? Do you struggle to connect with others or communicate your wants and needs? Are you not living your life in a way that fits your values and fulfills you? My priority as a therapist is to support you in your time of struggle, in a way that centers your needs, circumstances, goals, and concerns. I can provide a compassionate space to process your feelings, nurture existing strengths, and heal from trauma, pain, or loss. If you’re ready, I’d love to assist you in finding a path forward, feeling better, and reconnecting with your truest self.
(847) 868-0505
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kate Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, LSOTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.
(872) 985-0101
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Olga Gonzales Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a Latinx woman, I appreciate the complexities of identity and intersectionality. I am committed to my clients, with attention to advocacy and an anti-racist lens, and I am an active ally in helping clients navigate the reality of oppressive systems that impact mental health. I am trained and experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds and am skilled at providing therapy for all clients. Other specialty areas are working with postpartum, perinatal parents, trauma, LGBTQ+, young adults, and people in life transitions.
(847) 961-2458
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rhonda Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is common to feel like the wheels have fallen off after life hands you the unexpected. It is my passion to help adults who have been contending with stressful, often traumatizing, life experiences to heal, restore and transform. I look forward to providing you with a safe place to explore, find solutions and move forward.
(847) 496-9504
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Vito Alberga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, ACCHT, BCD, EMDR
Verified
Verified
When life's challenges weigh you down or for those times when you might need a little extra support and guidance, I can help. Sometimes asking for help is not always easy to do, so I offer a free initial consultation. I will work closely with you in forming an effective plan of self empowerment. Together we will help you find and use the tools that you need to live a more fulfilling life.
(847) 969-5001
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Ivan Velasco
Counselor, MSMFT, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I love helping others to make sense of their issues through an integrative approach. My specialties are, (1) Couples, Families and Individuals; (2) Multicultural Issues; (3) Work with actors, models, and sexual workers; (4) Negotiations.
(847) 558-6929
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Bori Kim
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I’m Bori, a therapist and a trauma-specialist. Let me first say this: thank you very much for being who you are. I do appreciate that you are prioritizing yourself in this healing journey. I appreciate that you have made this audacious, brave decision to seek counseling. No matter where you are or which season you are in, your story matters. Your struggle matters. Your being matters. Your inner child matters.
(312) 548-7769
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Evanston, IL 60208
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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.