Sexual Abuse Therapists in Wichita, KS

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Photo of Sharilyn Ray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wichita, KS
Sharilyn Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have many years of experience in child welfare, fostering, domestic violence, and sexual abuse . I have experience working with victims of sexual abuse and their caretakers, helping in the healing process. I provide services in the areas of - Children and adolescents with behavioral and sexual issues - Anxiety and depression (including postpartum depression) - Relationship challenges: couples and families - Phase-of-life changes, grief, and loss - Life stresses and next steps.
(316) 395-9433
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Wichita, KS 67226
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Melanie A Miller LSCSW llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience supporting trauma and abuse survivors, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse ; neglect; and human trafficking.
Based on research, training, experience and a lifelong mission to help others, I have spent the last 25+ years supporting others, especially trauma and abuse victims, on their healing journeys. I focus on strengths, potential and capacity, while facilitating an individual healing process. Patients often tell me, "I don't like therapy, but I like working with you!" I bring my whole self to the process. Ultimately, it is your time, your life. There are a lot of ways to be healthy and whole. I am here to support you in becoming your version of healthy and whole!
(316) 633-4463
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Happy Life Therapies - Patrice Borders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, EMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My practice is called Happy Life Therapies. I believe we can all live a happy life. Wherever you are in your journey, I will meet you there. You can tell me your greatest hopes, your darkest fears, your deepest shame and regrets. Together we will find your way to peace and happiness. When you need help moving on, when you need a sounding board, inspiration, or someone to sit with you I am that therapist. Trauma, divorce, sexual abuse , fostercare placement, grief, body issues, I can help you. I am a listener.
(316) 215-8356
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Wichita, KS 67217
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Jenny Findling
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with young children and their families. I use age-appropriate interventions to assist children in working towards resolution of the emotional distress that drives problem behaviors. I work closely with parents to support them in learning to reconnect with their children on an emotional level. I work with autistic children and adults who struggle with anxiety and depression. I use a person-centered (and child-centered) philosophy of therapy. I have expertise in working with trauma survivors, especially relational trauma such as sexual abuse and abandonment issues.
(316) 666-1522
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Wichita, KS 67211
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Karen Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I'm skilled in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault .
Many people feel that they are destined to repeat unhealthy patterns of behavior that have been passed down from generations before them. The feeling of hopelessness sets in and it is easy to just accept that nothing will ever change. I work with high functioning, motivated people who are ready to break that cycle of unhealthy behavior patterns and are looking for help. My goal is to help you break those patterns and feel empowered to live a more fulfilling life.
(316) 712-6348
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Wichita, KS 67202
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Sherry Haslam
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief, trauma due to emotional, physical, or sexual abuse , parenting and relational issues, spiritual abuse and issues, personality disorders, and issues related to disabilities.
I believe all people were created with dignity and worth for relationships as beautiful masterpieces that are fragmented by both small and large traumas due to the brokenness of our world. My passion is to walk alongside others in their healing, equipping them with the tools they need to address their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual goals in pursuing restoration and wholeness. My Christian faith lays the foundation to offer acceptance, grace, freedom, and confident hope for healing. My approach to therapy utilizes Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and somatic work, and is systemic in focus.
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Wichita, KS 67226
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Dawn Sweeney Kniep
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, CHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have considerable training & experience working with survivors of sexual abuse / assault and can additionally offer insight & support for parents and family coping with disclosure of their child's abuse.
My desire is to be a resource of safety and hope in the lives of individuals, couples and families as they are navigating difficult times in their lives; it is my belief that it is these painful and difficult times that can be the pieces of our lives that make us and our relationships stronger, healthier and beautifully unique. Most often clients already have the pieces of the puzzle within them to improve their situation and simply need a new perspective.
(316) 541-1567
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Wichita, KS 67206
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Bobbie Alley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Why does this still bother me? Why can't I shake this feeling? Why can’t I turn off my mind so I can rest? Why do I keep asking questions that may have no answer(s)? These questions can get in the way of living your best life. Seeking out therapy can be a difficult yet rewarding thing to do. The good news is that there is support to help you regroup and live your life authentically. I have worked with people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault , child abuse, trauma, mental illness, addiction, gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, and people who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
(316) 535-7623
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Heidi Cleveland
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience with grief, domestic violence, sexual assault , abuse/neglect, attachment/bonding, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, career transitions, vicarious/secondary trauma in first responders and individuals involved in custody or the child welfare system.
Are you ready for a change? You are not alone! My practice is a warm, supportive and non judgmental place to gain insight and create positive change. We will work together to resolve your current struggles!
(316) 320-0663
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Wichita, KS 67210
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Abundant Hope Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Treatment specialties include: physical abuse, sexual abuse , emotional abuse, neglect, ADHD, adjustment disorders, adolescents, adoption, anger management, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, childhood trauma, couples/marital, depression, divorce, domestic violence, family issues, life transitions.
I believe in having hope and moving forward to live a fulfilling life. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Emporia State University. I have 17 years experience in the child welfare system with 10 years of that as a therapist in residential, outpatient, and school settings.
(316) 251-9409
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Wichita, KS 67215
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Christopher Jensen
LMLP
Verified
Verified
Clients who are the most successful, in my observation, are ready to take the brave steps necessary to start building a better future for themselves. They are ready to face their fears and to place trust not only in the process of therapy but in themselves. Often, a person doesn't know where to start, but they have some idea of what is going wrong. Too often, they have a blind spot that stops them from experiencing the "Aha!" moments we use as a foundation for growth. If we are able to identify and challenge ourselves through a supportive environment of education and encouragement, we can facilitate the transformation we desire.
(316) 669-4956
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Wichita, KS 67206
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Jenny Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Something different— this concept can be as equally attractive as it is intimidating. Many times, we find ourselves in challenging situations or circumstances that affect our mental and emotional well-being. Pain and distress can come upon us suddenly or gradually, and we need something different.
(316) 600-7954
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Wichita, KS 67220
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Janice Marie Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Making a decision to share intimate details about your personal challenges can be a difficult decision, but if I'm honest, we have all had challenges. Our challenges come to empower us, strengthen us, and to place our lives in order. At "Empowered To Live Counseling" I would be honored to join you and share in discovering the wisdom and strength that lies within you.
(316) 854-4756
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Wichita, KS 67208
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Michelle Scheu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that each of us, child or adult, has within ourselves what we need to successfully face life's challenges. Most of the time we are able to use our inner resources to successfully navigate on our own. However, there may be times when it is helpful to have a different perspective in order to reach a resolution. I will work with you, your child or your family to help you discover, or rediscover, your strengths and resilience.
(316) 854-4122
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Becca Brown Gordon
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. Most therapists do that. But what if therapy is supposed to provide more? Therapy should help you understand your life story, resolve your emotional difficulties, strengthen your relationships, and fulfill your potential-- all so you can cultivate a life you love. I've helped hundreds of people facing difficult paths of grief, anger, fear, conflict, and shame reach a deeper experience of gratitude, peace, love, and fulfillment in their lives. Therapy is hard work, but not harder than living with unaddressed pain and in dysfunctional patterns.
(316) 669-5330
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Wichita, KS 67206
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Christina L Granados
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As your therapist, my goal is to provide you a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment where you are able to explore your full potential for healing, growth, and change. I believe in a collaborative, integrative, and mind-body approach when working with adults who have experienced trauma; depression and anxiety disorders; anger issues; blended family and relationship issues; divorce; and everyday life stressors and adjustments.
(316) 854-4759
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Shane McCurdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy doesn't always have to be serious. I believe effective therapy & the therapeutic process is at times of fun, focused, serious, or emotional depending on your needs & emotional state in the moment. My approach is friendly with an ability to make anyone feel comfortable & supported, balancing sincerity with humor. I started Level: Wellness • Mind therapy practice to reflect my approach to help & for all the therapists at Level: Wellness • Mind to conduct the best “strengths-based therapy from a level perspective.”
(316) 395-5130
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Crystal Horsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Trusting your therapist is key to healing therapy. Building a strong, trusting, and supportive relationship with clients, creates the foundation for a successful intervention. I have experience with various presenting issues such as: infertility, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and adolescent issues. I work with couples through Prepare Enrich and Couples Communication. I am also EMDR certified, which helps to provide a trauma based therapy. I am passionate about learning of a client's story and providing the necessary tools, skills, and education to help the client overcome their struggles. I seek to help clients improve their quality of life.
(316) 665-4016
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Wichita, KS 67207
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LaSheena Barnes
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
LaSheena is a Psychologist who welcomes the opportunity to assist individuals, couples, and families in overcoming life's various hurdles. She has experience with providing therapy for people from all walks of life, ages 4 and up. She has extensive experience with treating depression and behavioral concerns in children and adolescents, as well as concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, bipolar disorder, and more severe concerns in adults.In addition to therapy services, LaSheena also does psychological evaluations for a number of different concerns, such as autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc.
(316) 444-4995
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Wichita, KS 67202
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L'Oreal Benitez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LCAC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
At times it can be challenging to cope with the obstacles life can throw our way. I am passionate about working with individuals achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with couples, adolescents, and adults from many different diverse backgrounds. I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, trauma, and pregnancy related concerns including infertility and infant loss. In addition, I work with various other mental health needs including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse.
(316) 333-5439
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Wichita, KS 67206

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.