Sexual Abuse Therapists in Naperville, IL

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Photo of Camille Ellimac-Raheem, Pre-Licensed Professional in Naperville, IL
Camille Ellimac-Raheem
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
As a therapist I am committed to helping others navigate life's many unexpected challenges, while always maintaining a genuine demeanor and exemplifying compassion. Through utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and integrating various therapeutic techniques helps to enable my clients to make transformational changes in their everyday lives. By incorporating these techniques within session I have been able to help clients who has suffered from anxiety, depression, sexual assault , domestic violence, low self-esteem, stress, along with grief & loss.
(312) 820-8542
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Stephanie Wendland
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have also have a special interest in women's issues, and trauma-related stress including abusive relationships, sexual assault , childhood abuse and emotional neglect, family discord and codependency.
If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling hurt, lost, or stuck and aren't quite sure what will help. When our most important connections are ruptured through stress, trauma, and broken relationships, life becomes overwhelming, unmanageable and isolated. Finding a therapist who will listen with intention and compassion can help you feel understood and more connected to yourself and your world. I use a relational-style focused on increasing your awareness and insight so that you feel empowered to move forward.
(630) 448-8944 x6
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Janea Meeks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with life transitions, identity concerns, grief, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors and racial identity conflicts.
Hello and welcome to your first step! I commend you on taking the time to research counselors. Maybe you have decided you just need a sound board or maybe you are ready for a complete over-hall. Either way, you took the time to start researching and believe it or not, that's the first step. I'm a licensed professional counselor and I would love the opportunity to walk in this journey with you. However, you'll want to make sure you find a good fit with someone you trust.
(331) 210-9032
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Amie Eipers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CH, CPT
Verified
Verified
Some areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood physical/ sexual abuse , divorce stressors, adolescent stressors, alcohol/drug abuse, relationships, co-dependency, physical/sexual assault , weight loss/mgmt, & work stressors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering individual, couple, & family counseling. I strive to provide a relaxed atmosphere so my clients feel comfortable sharing about themselves. I like to learn about my client’s life, not just the traumas or troubles, but all of the good, their strengths & supports. I believe the client is the expert on themselves & they are always an integral part of directing the treatment strategies & goals.
(331) 204-1830
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Julie Villarejo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a dedicated and compassionate bilingual therapist who has worked with clients of diverse ability, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identities. I have experience working with adolescents and adults addressing a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, identity issues, chronic illness, sociocultural stress, and trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma professional and specialize in the treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD, sexual assault , domestic violence, and other traumatic events.
(331) 260-9531
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Sharon L Heath
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with sexual abuse / assault survivors.
We all need help at times - someone to talk to and/or someone to help us learn better ways to achieve the life we want, whether it's to cope with depression, anxiety or past traumas, or learn better ways to communicate. I will provide a safe, supportive environment in which you can talk about your thoughts and feelings, and also learn healthy skills to better manage your emotions and have better relationships. I will provide you with caring feedback and perspective. I will provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, caring relationship because I know that the relationship between the therapist and the client is an important one.
(331) 305-6682
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Cynthia M Stafford
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders; depression, bipolar disorders and post-partum depression; eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating; weight management and healthy lifestyle coaching; trauma recovery, including sexual abuse ; self-esteem and self-image issues; marriage and relationship counseling; and divorce recovery.
Are you struggling in your personal life or relationships? Counseling is the first step to becoming healthy and fulfilled. I have 30+ years of experience walking alongside people of all ages, including couples and families, to help them on their journey of personal growth. We will work cooperatively together to reach your goals through proven therapeutic interventions, including stress management, anger management, communication skills, emotion regulation, relaxation techniques, cognitive/behavioral therapy, & EMDR. You will learn to face and deal with your difficult challenges so you can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
(630) 449-7745
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Susan Pauna, MS, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
EMDR is a very powerful therapy that allows individuals to reprocess traumatic events (war, sexual abuse , bullying, grief).
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are suffering from anxiety, depression or PTSD? Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? What change would you like to see happen in yourself and your life and how would you feel different as a result? Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and counseling can help. We can discover long-standing patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful life. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a difficult situation or you are just ready to move to a new direction in life, I look forward to working with you.
(630) 474-3172
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Jada Choate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
Verified
She also hopes to help with those experiencing domestic violence, eating disorders, family conflict, grief and loss, identity issues, life transitions, school issues, self esteem issues and sexual abuse and intimacy issues.
Jada is a licensed social worker who earned her bachelor of arts and science in psychology with a minor in sociology from Quinnipiac University. Jada also holds a master’s of arts in social work from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Willis Counseling and Consulting, Jada worked supervising a mental health support and suicide prevention text line for teens. At WCC, Jada hopes to work with those age seven and older who struggle with addiction, anger, anxiety, body dysmorphia (BDD), boundaries, dating and relationships, decision making, depression and domestic violence.
(773) 207-6098
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Cathy Conway
Counselor, MA, LCPC, SEP, TEB
Verified
Verified
Working with adolescents, and adults in a counseling, coaching and /or mentoring capacity is a joy! My approach is client-centered, strengths-based and integrative with a focus on identity and value. Specialized training in trauma-based approaches have helped me to understand more deeply the integration of body, mind and spirit. I can help with adoption, anger, anxiety, boundaries, burnout, codependency, depression, loneliness, parenting, phobias, relationships, self-esteem, sexual abuse , singleness, stress management, spiritual integration and trauma.
(630) 394-6108
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Angie Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, RYT200
Verified
Verified
My experience working with individuals covers areas of disruption from complex trauma, sexual abuse , religious trauma, grief, attachment wounds, abandonment and shame.
I believe healing is possible through an invitation to connect with your body, emotions, and thoughts. To build understanding about how your experiences, relationships, and culture have impacted your life. I seek to be a companion in the process of sharing your personal story as you sift through the well of your entire lived experience to discover your authentic voice. Together, we will use body based interventions, emotionally focused work, and brain-based approaches like EMDR to reclaim the chapters of your life where difficult experiences stole your sense of who you are, and nurture growth, healing, and overcome loneliness.
(630) 524-4362
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Naperville, IL 60565
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Josette Nard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP, CRS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A licensed MFT, I've had specialized training in Family Reconstruction, dream work,Gestalt, ACOA issues, sexual abuse trauma, EMDR, TFT and spiritual issues among others.
Even after nearly 40 years as a therapist, each time I begin to work with people I feel as though I am walking on holy ground. Each person who comes to me willing to be vulnerable and open to the change necessary to bring about greater relational happiness and deeper personal awareness is treated with profound respect. Therapy takes courage to face that part of ourselves that may be limiting or sabotaging our relational and personal growth.
(630) 426-6864
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Joselyn C Woodson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I use trauma-informed treatments including, EMDR and cognitive-behavioral therapies to help individuals recover from trauma, sexual abuse , child abuse, and anxiety issues.
Life presents challenges for all of us. As a highly skilled therapist, I help individuals, couples, and families who have become overwhelmed by life's challenges or feeling "stuck" in their situation. I help my clients build inner strength and find relief from disturbing emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a personalized treatment approach tailored to a client's needs. I work with clients to identify and overcome dysfunctional patterns that interfere with mental well-being, relationships and general life satisfaction.
(630) 756-5119
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Brandy Porche
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, CAMS-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling with trauma, toxic shame, anxiety, depression, codependency, family conflict, spirituality, narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse , relationship issues or more, call me today.
As we navigate our unique journey in life, sometimes additional support is needed along the way. My interactions with clients are grounded in compassion, respect, empathy, and an understanding of cultural impacts. My role as a therapist is to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging but you are worth the life changing experience. I work with couples, families, & individuals including adults and adolescents. Looking forward to serving you and your family.
(469) 436-9298
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Suzanne W Keenon
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Suzanne is a skilled therapist experienced in helping individuals, couples and families navigate through challenging periods in their lives. Suzanne’s warm, accepting and interactive approach provides a safe place for growth and change. She draws on her genuine empathy, compassion, education and life experiences to make progress with her clients.
(630) 504-2761
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Eric Hoyme
Counselor, MPH, MA, LCPC, LCMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Welcome! My name is Eric Hoyme and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treating trauma and PTSD. I have been practicing psychotherapy for 13 years and have worked in psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, and private practice. I am an EMDR Therapy specialist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a gold standard treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that was developed in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It involves attending to both the past and the present in order to resolve problematic emotions.
(224) 434-3168
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Mitch Kruckenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Are you tired of feeling confused and disempowered in the climate of today's society? It's okay, you're not alone. As a specialist in men's mental health, I understand the unique challenges that men face when dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, anger, and life transitions. I believe in tailoring treatment to meet the needs of each individual through Client-Centered Therapy. I also recognize the importance of taking care of your body, mind, and spirit in achieving a balanced and fulfilling life.
(630) 349-6356
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Niesha Cory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
“Finding the light at the end of the tunnel” are words that I live by, but also encourages others to instill within themselves. Finding hope can be hard to see when life is full of twist and turns. But that does not mean that you have to go through it alone. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and client and working together as a team to come up with ways to cope with daily challenges.
(331) 871-7032 x7
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Naperville, IL 60563
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James Kowal
Counselor, PhD, BCN, LCPC
Verified
Verified
As a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and trauma specialists we employ many other methods besides talk therapy: EMDR, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy, Clinical hypnosis, Internal Family Systems, Holographic Memory Resolution, Ego State Therapy and Neurotherapy (EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback). Thus, we are able to help patients get to the root cause of many psychological disorders by using state-of-the-art technology, neuroanalysis, and advance methods and techniques of neurotherapy and psychotherapy. We have four different types of neurofeedback technologies available to match the patient's needs to the best, state-of-the-art technology available.
(630) 448-4471
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Psycholegal Assessments, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Steven Gaskell at Psycholegal Assessments, Inc. offers expert and comprehensive Psychological Evaluation Services throughout the Chicago and Atlanta Metropolitan areas at offices in Naperville and Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia. Forensic Psychological Testing and Evaluation is offered in: Fitness to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility, Mitigating Factors, Malingering, Risk Assessment, Sex Offender Evaluations/Psychosexual Evaluations, Mitigating Factors for Sex Offenders, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), and Expert Witness Testimony.
(630) 560-4581
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Naperville, IL 60563
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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.