Sexual Abuse Therapists in Brighton, MI

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Dr. Carol Ann Crowley
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48116
My dissertation research was in the area of childhood sexual abuse.
"There are just some times in life when it can often help to talk." I have twenty-five years of experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and older adolescents. Talking and working in a therapeutic relationship can be an opportunity to identify issues, thoughts and behaviors that may cause distress for someone in their life and relationships. I believe that a deepened and thoughtful understanding of the self offers the possibility of new choices and healthy choices that can enhance personal peace and contentment.
My dissertation research was in the area of childhood sexual abuse.
"There are just some times in life when it can often help to talk." I have twenty-five years of experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and older adolescents. Talking and working in a therapeutic relationship can be an opportunity to identify issues, thoughts and behaviors that may cause distress for someone in their life and relationships. I believe that a deepened and thoughtful understanding of the self offers the possibility of new choices and healthy choices that can enhance personal peace and contentment.
(248) 639-4892 View (248) 639-4892
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Kara Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48114
My focuses lie in sexual abuse, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders (or eating related issues) and grief.
Searching for a therapist can be a challenge. If you’re looking for assistance with anxiety/depression, PTSD/trauma, grief, OCD, eating issues or other life challenges you have come to the right place. I am an EMDR approved therapist with additional training in other techniques. Therapy is not "one size fits all", which is why I take a more holistic approach to helping my clients. I offer services in-person and online, Monday-Friday (with some extended hours over weekends). I would love the opportunity to help you heal!
My focuses lie in sexual abuse, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders (or eating related issues) and grief.
Searching for a therapist can be a challenge. If you’re looking for assistance with anxiety/depression, PTSD/trauma, grief, OCD, eating issues or other life challenges you have come to the right place. I am an EMDR approved therapist with additional training in other techniques. Therapy is not "one size fits all", which is why I take a more holistic approach to helping my clients. I offer services in-person and online, Monday-Friday (with some extended hours over weekends). I would love the opportunity to help you heal!
(248) 985-7541 View (248) 985-7541
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Christin Lett
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48114
My clinical practice has been broad and I have worked with adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My passion is to help people heal after experiencing trauma. I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect or abandonment. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance use, and other addictions for both men and women. I have extensive experience working with individuals involved in the legal system, those who have been victims of crime, and those who work in the legal system in any capacity.
My clinical practice has been broad and I have worked with adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of difficulties. My passion is to help people heal after experiencing trauma. I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect or abandonment. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance use, and other addictions for both men and women. I have extensive experience working with individuals involved in the legal system, those who have been victims of crime, and those who work in the legal system in any capacity.
(248) 218-9387 View (248) 218-9387
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Cassandra Jessee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety? Panic? Depression? Trauma? Is the world just too much lately? Do you want to feel heard and enjoy life? My therapy dog Timon and I would love to guide and help you. Following a critical illness in my life, I started a quest for purpose and devoted myself to an educational journey to create synergy with my own life experiences. My interest is trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, suicide ideation, past sexual abuse, relationship issues coupled with focus on how interpersonal, cognitive thinking and environmental factors play a part in helping people to change.
Anxiety? Panic? Depression? Trauma? Is the world just too much lately? Do you want to feel heard and enjoy life? My therapy dog Timon and I would love to guide and help you. Following a critical illness in my life, I started a quest for purpose and devoted myself to an educational journey to create synergy with my own life experiences. My interest is trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, suicide ideation, past sexual abuse, relationship issues coupled with focus on how interpersonal, cognitive thinking and environmental factors play a part in helping people to change.
(810) 634-9065 View (810) 634-9065
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Stephanie Molnar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with young adults, women and men with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and secondary or vicarious trauma for those working in high stress fields. My hope as a therapist is to assist individuals as they continue to write their own stories, through a holistic and empowerment-based approach.
I have a passion for working with young adults, women and men with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and secondary or vicarious trauma for those working in high stress fields. My hope as a therapist is to assist individuals as they continue to write their own stories, through a holistic and empowerment-based approach.
(224) 423-5365 View (224) 423-5365
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Carl G Hagstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48114
We have worked successfully with juvenile and adult sexual abusers for over 30 years. Our mission is, 'no more victims'. We welcome the client to a process of increased self-awareness and responsibility. Our treatment modality is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on the following: client accountability; an exploration of the client's developmental history; identification of problematic belief systems and thinking errors; we build on core strengths and the development of healthy goals, utilizing the Good Lives Model (GLM).
We have worked successfully with juvenile and adult sexual abusers for over 30 years. Our mission is, 'no more victims'. We welcome the client to a process of increased self-awareness and responsibility. Our treatment modality is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on the following: client accountability; an exploration of the client's developmental history; identification of problematic belief systems and thinking errors; we build on core strengths and the development of healthy goals, utilizing the Good Lives Model (GLM).
(734) 732-4929 View (734) 732-4929
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Center for EMDR and Trauma Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
Are you haunted by painful past experiences that continue to cast a shadow over your present? At the Center for EMDR & Trauma Therapy, we understand that trauma and attachment wounds manifest uniquely in each individual, leaving a profound impact on their lives. If you find yourself caught in patterns affecting your relationships, struggling to connect emotionally, or easily triggered by small things, it might be time for a change.
Are you haunted by painful past experiences that continue to cast a shadow over your present? At the Center for EMDR & Trauma Therapy, we understand that trauma and attachment wounds manifest uniquely in each individual, leaving a profound impact on their lives. If you find yourself caught in patterns affecting your relationships, struggling to connect emotionally, or easily triggered by small things, it might be time for a change.
(734) 530-4345 View (734) 530-4345
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Jessica Esker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
Whether you are seeking therapy to work through past traumas, find relief from a specific issue, or just to have a person to talk to without judgement - You are in the right place. This is the first step.
Whether you are seeking therapy to work through past traumas, find relief from a specific issue, or just to have a person to talk to without judgement - You are in the right place. This is the first step.
(810) 599-9591 x4 View (810) 599-9591 x4
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Samantha Rae Breneman
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48114
I see adults (individual & couples), adolescents, and children 12+. My ultimate goal is to not only help my clients overcome their presenting issues, but also to foster within them a deeper, more complete understanding of themselves, as well as any relevant diagnoses. It is true that therapy can at times feel difficult, but the benefits (hope, support, validation, relief from trauma, reflective guidance, coping skills, insight into sources of distress, strategies for strengthening relationships, psychoeducation, etc.) can be lifelong and, with the right psychotherapist-client fit, even the most challenging sessions feel therapeutic.
I see adults (individual & couples), adolescents, and children 12+. My ultimate goal is to not only help my clients overcome their presenting issues, but also to foster within them a deeper, more complete understanding of themselves, as well as any relevant diagnoses. It is true that therapy can at times feel difficult, but the benefits (hope, support, validation, relief from trauma, reflective guidance, coping skills, insight into sources of distress, strategies for strengthening relationships, psychoeducation, etc.) can be lifelong and, with the right psychotherapist-client fit, even the most challenging sessions feel therapeutic.
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Solid Ground Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48114
Waitlist for new clients
If you are making the brave decision to seek out therapy, I sincerely commend you! You are taking a very courageous first step, one that can lead to potential life-changing healing and wholeness. Perhaps you are stuck in the damaging aftermath of trauma/abuse, and you cannot seem to pull yourself out of the nightmare of the past. Or perhaps you have felt your life torn apart and controlled by the claws of an addiction, and you feel helplessly stuck in the cycle of your habit. Or possibly you have been struggling all alone with the silent symptoms of a mental illness, and you are too afraid or ashamed to reach out and ask for help.
If you are making the brave decision to seek out therapy, I sincerely commend you! You are taking a very courageous first step, one that can lead to potential life-changing healing and wholeness. Perhaps you are stuck in the damaging aftermath of trauma/abuse, and you cannot seem to pull yourself out of the nightmare of the past. Or perhaps you have felt your life torn apart and controlled by the claws of an addiction, and you feel helplessly stuck in the cycle of your habit. Or possibly you have been struggling all alone with the silent symptoms of a mental illness, and you are too afraid or ashamed to reach out and ask for help.
(810) 374-0232 View (810) 374-0232
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Kisha Hath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AAS, BS, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48116
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, everyone! My name is Kisha Hath, I am a LCSW graduate from Michigan State. I specialize in working with children and teens, and young adults. I am practiced in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, trauma, sexuality/sexual identity, and more. My passion for helping others has been years in the making and working with my clients to see their progress and strengths! I understand that life is ever-changing and barriers can create feelings of helplessness, fear, and feeling overwhelmed. I believe each person has their own story, and I work with them to identify barriers and insights about their life.
Hello, everyone! My name is Kisha Hath, I am a LCSW graduate from Michigan State. I specialize in working with children and teens, and young adults. I am practiced in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, trauma, sexuality/sexual identity, and more. My passion for helping others has been years in the making and working with my clients to see their progress and strengths! I understand that life is ever-changing and barriers can create feelings of helplessness, fear, and feeling overwhelmed. I believe each person has their own story, and I work with them to identify barriers and insights about their life.
(810) 255-5153 View (810) 255-5153
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Dana Carley Kaczynski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
Overall wellness is what I focus on with my clients. This can mean so many things to each of us as individuals. Our mental and physical health need nurturing. In a nonjudgmental manner, I take a person-centered approach to sessions from the initial meeting, goal setting and throughout sessions thereafter. The relationship we will build will be the foundation of the work we do! I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 24 years working with clients of all ages. In the past few years, I have focused on trauma work, depression and anxiety disorders. I look forward to working with you as you set your wellness goals!
Overall wellness is what I focus on with my clients. This can mean so many things to each of us as individuals. Our mental and physical health need nurturing. In a nonjudgmental manner, I take a person-centered approach to sessions from the initial meeting, goal setting and throughout sessions thereafter. The relationship we will build will be the foundation of the work we do! I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 24 years working with clients of all ages. In the past few years, I have focused on trauma work, depression and anxiety disorders. I look forward to working with you as you set your wellness goals!
(810) 255-4733 View (810) 255-4733
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Emrielle VanCleave
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
As an integrative therapist, I’m here to help you feel whole again. If you struggle with trauma or other experiences that are difficult to let go of, I’m here to help you reconnect all your parts and come together as a whole person. Through our treatment together, you’ll be able to recognize the resiliency within you that is needed to take on life’s challenges and heal from those challenges you have already faced. All your parts will be welcomed with open arms and nonjudgement, understanding that the experiences you have had have led you to where you are today. I know that you are doing the best you can and want to do better.
As an integrative therapist, I’m here to help you feel whole again. If you struggle with trauma or other experiences that are difficult to let go of, I’m here to help you reconnect all your parts and come together as a whole person. Through our treatment together, you’ll be able to recognize the resiliency within you that is needed to take on life’s challenges and heal from those challenges you have already faced. All your parts will be welcomed with open arms and nonjudgement, understanding that the experiences you have had have led you to where you are today. I know that you are doing the best you can and want to do better.
(810) 269-4152 View (810) 269-4152
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E.t. Townsend
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48116
E.T. Townsend works to create authentic spaces, where folks can feel empowered to explore their identity in the spectrums of gender, sexuality, kink, monogamy, monogamish-ness and polyamory.
E.T. Townsend works to create authentic spaces, where folks can feel empowered to explore their identity in the spectrums of gender, sexuality, kink, monogamy, monogamish-ness and polyamory.
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Phillip Luttrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with things in your life? Have you been feeling like your coping skills aren't working any longer? Have you been drinking alcohol or using drugs to make it through the day? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you are the closest you have ever been to changing your life. Being able to recognize that things aren't how you want them to be takes a lot of strength, courage and insight. Often suffering happens in silence. That is why I believe the way to get control of your life back is by sharing openly, and honestly about your experience without judgment.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with things in your life? Have you been feeling like your coping skills aren't working any longer? Have you been drinking alcohol or using drugs to make it through the day? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you are the closest you have ever been to changing your life. Being able to recognize that things aren't how you want them to be takes a lot of strength, courage and insight. Often suffering happens in silence. That is why I believe the way to get control of your life back is by sharing openly, and honestly about your experience without judgment.
(810) 510-3183 View (810) 510-3183
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Kayla Mockridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming. We do all the things we’re supposed to do; we're productive at work, take care for our loved ones, spend time with our friends now and then, but we still end up feeling exhausted, lonely, and maybe even unimportant or unfulfilled. Therapy is an opportunity to choose yourself. It’s a chance to show up for yourself and give yourself the same kindness, love and compassion that you give to those around you. My goal is to guide you through self-reflection and personal growth in a safe and supportive environment and ultimately help you find your way to healing empowerment, and self-fulfillment.
Life can be overwhelming. We do all the things we’re supposed to do; we're productive at work, take care for our loved ones, spend time with our friends now and then, but we still end up feeling exhausted, lonely, and maybe even unimportant or unfulfilled. Therapy is an opportunity to choose yourself. It’s a chance to show up for yourself and give yourself the same kindness, love and compassion that you give to those around you. My goal is to guide you through self-reflection and personal growth in a safe and supportive environment and ultimately help you find your way to healing empowerment, and self-fulfillment.
(734) 212-8857 View (734) 212-8857
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Sarah Harrier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
I personally have a wait list for new clients, but have therapists on staff at Blue Lotus Therapy Services with availability in our Brighton and Okemos locations, as well as Telehealth. I strive to practice openness, respect, curiosity, and accountability during sessions with my clients to create a space for changes that fit your therapeutic goals. My therapeutic interests include working with people who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship/marital concerns, low self-esteem, identity conflict, and grief work.
I personally have a wait list for new clients, but have therapists on staff at Blue Lotus Therapy Services with availability in our Brighton and Okemos locations, as well as Telehealth. I strive to practice openness, respect, curiosity, and accountability during sessions with my clients to create a space for changes that fit your therapeutic goals. My therapeutic interests include working with people who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship/marital concerns, low self-esteem, identity conflict, and grief work.
(810) 294-8729 View (810) 294-8729
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Anchor Point of Hope Counseling Services, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
If you or someone you know is going through a difficult season in life and struggling with thoughts and emotions, we provide professional guidance and support to help you live a satisfying and fulfilling life! There are many available clinicians at this practice with a variety of expertise and insurances they accept. Schedule online at www.anchorpointofhope.com!
If you or someone you know is going through a difficult season in life and struggling with thoughts and emotions, we provide professional guidance and support to help you live a satisfying and fulfilling life! There are many available clinicians at this practice with a variety of expertise and insurances they accept. Schedule online at www.anchorpointofhope.com!
(810) 206-1650 View (810) 206-1650
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Sasha Sunday Nedeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, APSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116  (Online Only)
Are you ready to start your healing journey? Most of us feel pain or discomfort in our lives and we are hoping to turn something negative into something more positive. I can help you learn to regulate your emotions so you have more control over your feelings. I have experience working with individuals with extensive mental health, crisis counseling, and early childhood development. Whether it’s individuals or families, I can help you navigate the challenges within the juvenile and school systems. I have experience with trauma, stress, depression and crisis for both adults and students.
Are you ready to start your healing journey? Most of us feel pain or discomfort in our lives and we are hoping to turn something negative into something more positive. I can help you learn to regulate your emotions so you have more control over your feelings. I have experience working with individuals with extensive mental health, crisis counseling, and early childhood development. Whether it’s individuals or families, I can help you navigate the challenges within the juvenile and school systems. I have experience with trauma, stress, depression and crisis for both adults and students.
(810) 255-8653 View (810) 255-8653
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Celine M Klecker
Counselor, MS, LPC, CADC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people in therapy seek help for everyday concerns: relationship problems, anxiety, job stress, low self-esteem or self-doubt, Others turn to therapy during difficult times, such as a trauma, depression bipolar, mood disorders, or relationship problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist—someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life.
You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people in therapy seek help for everyday concerns: relationship problems, anxiety, job stress, low self-esteem or self-doubt, Others turn to therapy during difficult times, such as a trauma, depression bipolar, mood disorders, or relationship problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist—someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life.
(810) 379-9974 View (810) 379-9974
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.