Sexual Abuse Therapists in Evansville, IN

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Laura Ellsworth
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CFMHE
Verified
Verified
I am in private practice and have 34+ years experience. My practice is focused on sexual abuse survivors, relationships, stress, anxiety, grief, marriage, divorce, and custody issues. I do psychological testing for custody and parenting time by court order. I also serve as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem. I take a limited number of clients so call/email to see if I am currently accepting new clients. Email is often the fastest way to reach me (lauraellsworthcounseling@gmail.com). My website (lauraellsworth.com) may answer many of your questions about my practice and fees. I offer virtual sessions on a case by case basis.
(812) 220-3347
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Evansville, IN 47714
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Laura M Symon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
This office specializes in the many dimensions of past or current sexual abuse .
Each person I meet has a story, and healing and personal growth occurs when you are heard, validated and supported in a nonjudgmental way. Many of my clients are busy professionals, and I offer first of the day, lunchtime, and late afternoon appointments for your convenience. In sessions together, I will support and encourage you as you gain inner momentum in your own healing journey. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, a specific type of trauma therapy that allows you to notice body sensations at a pace that is comfortable for you as you work to rewire the nervous system without overwhelm in a safe and inviting environment.
(812) 638-4313
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Evansville, IN 47708
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James Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Have you experienced physical emotional or sexual abuse in your life? If you are struggling with nervousness, anxiety, low self-esteem, feeling hopeless, unable to trust anyone and feeling you are not good enough as the result of emotional, physical or sexual abuse , then you need to contact me. I understand the impact that trauma has on survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse ...how it makes you feel unworthy, how it makes you feel unsafe today, and how it is difficult to enjoy life. Don't let the past continue to impact your present life...you have suffered enough! I offer EMDR therapy to help you get past your past.
(812) 406-0948
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Evansville, IN 47725
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Laura Ellsworth
Counselor, LMHC, CFMHE
Verified
Verified
I have 34+ years experience. I have expanded my virtual practice for all of Indiana so please note my office is in Evansville, In. My virtual practice will focus on life transitions, grief, loss, adult trauma survivor's, anxiety, family issues, relationship/marriage indecision, and post-divorce recovery. I will also accept children 14+ years old dealing with life decisions, college planning fears, anxiety, and parental divorce. I cannot work with suicidal clients virtually. If you are needing an assessment or GAL then you will be expected to attend in person. I am still accepting in office clients too.
(812) 737-3042
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Evansville, IN 47714
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Erica Ashby-Johnson
BS, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Walking with people through life's difficulties and struggles is a privilege, honor, and part of my purpose in life. I commit my life to helping people find their way back to the right paths that THEY should and WANT to be on in order to live out their own PURPOSE.
(812) 616-4901
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Evansville, IN 47713
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Michael Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Obstacles don’t have to stop you if you run into a wall. Don’t turn around and give up, figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Every person has the ability to reach beyond the limits of what is possible, and we only reach these limits by working through them until we go beyond them into the impossible. Each step we take can move us towards achieving those goals.
(812) 635-5730
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Victoria Nguyen
MSW
"Just do what you can today." It can be as simple as getting out of bed or brushing your teeth. Your “best” each day is going to look different and that is okay. Reward yourself for the accomplishments you did, no matter how big or small. YOU are the main character to your story and no matter how you narrate it, I would be honored to walk alongside you in achieving your goals!
(812) 203-5107
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Missy Altman
Counselor, MACC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is there some loss, trauma, or pain from the past impacting your life today? Past pain or fears of the future can trigger anxiety and make life difficult to navigate. I work with clients to help them heal from past harm, grieve losses and move toward new beginnings. True, effective change and greater freedom is possible with a willingness to heal and to grow.
(812) 758-7016
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Evansville, IN 47713
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Julie M Bellamy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not only do I understand the challenge in picking up the phone to make that first phone call for help, I understand and am mindful of the challenges of following through with this, every step of the way. I see my role as a therapist as helping each of my clients to move toward their best life. I work collaboratively with my clients to figure out what that means for them, and am mindful that my job as a therapist is to work myself out of a job.
(812) 496-4328
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Evansville, IN 47714
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Heather Meredith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, but you don’t have to navigate your healing journey alone! While making yourself vulnerable may seem scary, it is also one of the strongest indicators of courage. When faced with overwhelming emotions, it can feel comfortable to avoid those feelings; however, comfort and courage cannot exist at the same time.
(812) 389-0378
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Andrea Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide counseling services to adults 19 years of age and older. Creative and personalized interventions are utilized to target a wide variety of mental health concerns including, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and OCD, as well as challenges that many of us face which impact functioning in important areas of life, such as Aging in Place Successfully, Grief and Loss, Ineffective Communication Skills, Life Transitions - Life after School (High School or College), Raising Children, Divorce, etc. , Poor Self-Esteem and Body Image.
(812) 720-4189
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Adria Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Life’s experiences, past or present, can be difficult to navigate on your own. My goal as a therapist is to support you through your journey to discover your inner strengths, build resilience, and achieve personal healing.
(812) 203-5096
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Wham Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LCADC, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Congratulations on the decision to make positive personal changes in your life! I offer over 30 years of clinical experience counseling people with issues related to mental health and various addictions. I offer the ability to connect well with people and use my training and experience to help you solve your issues. My office is located in a large and very relaxed setting of the historic Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. Your call will be answered by me; offering you a personalized and extremely confidential experience.
(812) 432-2337
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Evansville, IN 47708
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Cory Roppel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Who could benefit from my services? Anyone who is experiencing difficulties that currently seem beyond their own resources to handle, anyone who continually finds themselves struggling with the same problems over and over no matter what they try, or anyone who finds themselves unable to overcome the past. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, or feeling overwhelmed by current life circumstances, I want to invite you to partner with me to help you get on the other side of these problems so that you can feel a greater sense of overall well-being and find more enjoyment from life.
(812) 289-6633
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Evansville, IN 47711
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Dawn Shaner Gable
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Every client has unique needs and strengths, and their treatment plan should be like no one else's. Together we choose from a spectrum of techniques--cognitive/behavioral, family or couples therapy, hypnotherapy, regression, insight-oriented--to create a plan specialized for you. Whether it's anxiety, depression, transgender or sexuality issues, PTSD, dissociation, trauma, relationship problems, or religious abuse, we work together toward your healing. We are ready to help you manage pain, stop bad habits, end smoking, or prepare for surgery. Or request an in-depth psychological evaluation to explore your strengths and needs.
(812) 496-2209
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Evansville, IN 47713
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Michelle Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I currently work independently within Virtual Consult, MD who provides therapy as well as psychiatry to its clientele. I work with adults and geriatric population in order to assist individuals in learning to cope with daily life stressors, develop mental wellness, and sobriety. As a therapist my goal is to meet clients where they are at and assist individuals in developing coping skills that fit their current need and situation.
(812) 301-8881
Evansville, IN 47714
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Megan A Knies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a believer in possibilities and change. If you are someone who feels now is the time for positive transformation or you and your family are wanting help dealing with the stressors of life, I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I love to work with individuals as young as 12 using cognitive behaviors therapy as well as adults with a wide range of concerns. You will feel welcomed when you come to the office, and we will work as a team to meet your goals in therapy. I have experience with LGBTQ+, trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions and I am a licensed clinical social worker.
(812) 782-1738
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Lori Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Beginning March 2, 2020, I will have my own private practice. I am accepting new clients. Life stressors can become overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, unresolved grief, and low self-esteem can leave a person feeling unable to cope. As a therapist my goal is to meet clients where they are and assist them in developing coping skills that fit their situations. We can work together to help you increase contentment, peace, and find new ways to cope.
(812) 362-2871
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Evansville, IN 47716
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Chris Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Verified
One of the hardest feelings is feeling like we have hurt or disappointed those closest to us. It’s a struggle every day to keep relationships and even friendships going smoothly. We often disappoint ourselves as well, and life hasn’t been what we have hoped it would be. Maybe things look good on the surface but inside we feel like everyone else has it figured out while we barely keep it together. It doesn’t have to feel like this, and I can help you feel better through therapy. While in therapy with me you will definitely laugh, you might cry, and you will see changes in your life that you’ve wanted for a long time.
(812) 675-5464
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Evansville, IN 47715
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Jennifer Lynn Harwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I believe the client has the ability to heal themselves with the right direction. My ideal client would be motivated, perhaps has tried other therapies they did not find helpful, and are ready for a new approach, addressing core issues of beliefs. I deal with issues of trauma and abuse histories, PTSD, anxiety and depression, substance addictions, codependency, and most general mental health issues. I also provide Therapeutic Life Coaching using EMDR. Go to my website for more information!
(812) 247-6835
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Evansville, IN 47715
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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.