Sexual Abuse Therapists in Chelsea, MI

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Lindsay O'Rourke Llpc
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
In this day and age, it may be difficult to feel seen, heard, validated and appreciated. You may feel like there is no one around to discuss your thoughts and feelings with, or that doing so may burden them. We try to go it alone, but sometimes it just takes a bit of support and a listening ear to process stress and to release it. If you are going through marital or relationship stress, family or friend difficulties, you are struggling with grief, low self-esteem, or are experiencing trauma, such as, sexual assault or domestic violence, you are safe here.
In this day and age, it may be difficult to feel seen, heard, validated and appreciated. You may feel like there is no one around to discuss your thoughts and feelings with, or that doing so may burden them. We try to go it alone, but sometimes it just takes a bit of support and a listening ear to process stress and to release it. If you are going through marital or relationship stress, family or friend difficulties, you are struggling with grief, low self-esteem, or are experiencing trauma, such as, sexual assault or domestic violence, you are safe here.
(734) 280-3381 View (734) 280-3381
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Angela Brantley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
The decision to seek therapy can be scary. If you seek help with anxiety, depression, betrayal trauma, sexual addictions, childhood trauma, MPE/NPE adults, self-esteem issues or lingering effects of neglect or abandonment I'm here to help. Over the past 12 years, I have used a brain based, client centered, whole person perspective and developed a personalized approach based on each client's unique experiences and needs. All aspects of the person are considered in my approach to therapy, including health, family of origin relationships, physical and emotional wounds experienced, internalized beliefs and core values.
The decision to seek therapy can be scary. If you seek help with anxiety, depression, betrayal trauma, sexual addictions, childhood trauma, MPE/NPE adults, self-esteem issues or lingering effects of neglect or abandonment I'm here to help. Over the past 12 years, I have used a brain based, client centered, whole person perspective and developed a personalized approach based on each client's unique experiences and needs. All aspects of the person are considered in my approach to therapy, including health, family of origin relationships, physical and emotional wounds experienced, internalized beliefs and core values.
(517) 200-3725 View (517) 200-3725
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Cynthia Swartz
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118  (Online Only)
I believe that when people seek counseling it is because they want to make a change in their lives, improve a life situation, make a decision, solve a problem or have greater understanding and insight to their lives. Counseling is a trusting partnership between client and counselor. A process of looking at and integrating thoughts, feelings and actions in a safe environment. It is not about telling you how or when to change, but rather finding what works best for you. Effective counseling requires a commitment of time, energy, and active participation by both client and counselor.
I believe that when people seek counseling it is because they want to make a change in their lives, improve a life situation, make a decision, solve a problem or have greater understanding and insight to their lives. Counseling is a trusting partnership between client and counselor. A process of looking at and integrating thoughts, feelings and actions in a safe environment. It is not about telling you how or when to change, but rather finding what works best for you. Effective counseling requires a commitment of time, energy, and active participation by both client and counselor.
(517) 441-3106 View (517) 441-3106
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Advanced Behavioral Therapies LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
We are a seasoned professionals with care, concern and a passion for supporting others. Our approach integrates holistic and evidence based modalities for thirty years now. We have been fortunate to facilitate the experience of creative healing of children, adolescents, and adults alike. We will return your call promptly to see how we can be of help.
We are a seasoned professionals with care, concern and a passion for supporting others. Our approach integrates holistic and evidence based modalities for thirty years now. We have been fortunate to facilitate the experience of creative healing of children, adolescents, and adults alike. We will return your call promptly to see how we can be of help.
(734) 514-4198 View (734) 514-4198
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David Votruba PhD PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
The individuals, couples, and families with whom I work are interested in understanding and addressing not only certain specific emergent problems such as those associated with adjustment and relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety, but also the underlying thoughts, feelings, and behavioral and relational patterns that have contributed to the development of these problems. Through a collaborative, empathic, psychotherapeutic process, these individuals, couples, and families expand and utilize their skills, strengths, and self-understanding in order to live more meaningful and rewarding lives.
The individuals, couples, and families with whom I work are interested in understanding and addressing not only certain specific emergent problems such as those associated with adjustment and relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety, but also the underlying thoughts, feelings, and behavioral and relational patterns that have contributed to the development of these problems. Through a collaborative, empathic, psychotherapeutic process, these individuals, couples, and families expand and utilize their skills, strengths, and self-understanding in order to live more meaningful and rewarding lives.
(734) 265-0984 View (734) 265-0984
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Amy Barbee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
Being human is not always easy and life can be quite difficult. There may be times when you worry about the future, feel angry or sad; guilty or ashamed; feel upset about the emotional pain you are experiencing; or feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Therapy can help by providing you with the tools and insights to help you navigate through the most difficult of life's experiences. I believe our most challenging times in life can also be our greatest opportunity for change and growth-therapy is the place to nurture that process.
Being human is not always easy and life can be quite difficult. There may be times when you worry about the future, feel angry or sad; guilty or ashamed; feel upset about the emotional pain you are experiencing; or feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Therapy can help by providing you with the tools and insights to help you navigate through the most difficult of life's experiences. I believe our most challenging times in life can also be our greatest opportunity for change and growth-therapy is the place to nurture that process.
(734) 304-5037 View (734) 304-5037
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Cheri Albertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
As a psychotherapist & social researcher, I have 20+ years experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing a broad range of challenges & issues. We all live together in the same society, but the complex factors that effect each of us individually can create challenges that make it hard to succeed, live up to our potential & lead happy, satisfying lives. There are tools, that we can use to deal with these challenges. Learning how to access our inner strength and power is something each of us are capable of - and this empowerment is the key to resolving confusion, pain & suffering.
As a psychotherapist & social researcher, I have 20+ years experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing a broad range of challenges & issues. We all live together in the same society, but the complex factors that effect each of us individually can create challenges that make it hard to succeed, live up to our potential & lead happy, satisfying lives. There are tools, that we can use to deal with these challenges. Learning how to access our inner strength and power is something each of us are capable of - and this empowerment is the key to resolving confusion, pain & suffering.
(734) 548-9148 View (734) 548-9148
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Michael J. Kristovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
I am currently accepting new clients. Through therapy we can break troubling patterns of thoughts and behaviors, move toward more fulfilling relationships, increase our capacity to cope with suffering, and identify and draw upon internal resources and strengths in order to live life in full. I believe that a strong, trusting, empathic, and collaborative alliance is at the core of a successful therapeutic experience and that this relationship is the key to effective treatment.
I am currently accepting new clients. Through therapy we can break troubling patterns of thoughts and behaviors, move toward more fulfilling relationships, increase our capacity to cope with suffering, and identify and draw upon internal resources and strengths in order to live life in full. I believe that a strong, trusting, empathic, and collaborative alliance is at the core of a successful therapeutic experience and that this relationship is the key to effective treatment.
(734) 245-2285 View (734) 245-2285
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M. Douglas Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
An important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the rapport and ease you have in discussing your issues and concerns with your therapist. I believe the right fit between the client and therapist is in large part a function of the flexibility in approach and ways of intervening with you as an individual client. I see the therapeutic relationship as being a collaborative partnership that is outcome focused in addressing your issues and concerns. The emphasis is on doing what is most effective in moving you toward your desired outcomes in the least amount of time possible.
An important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the rapport and ease you have in discussing your issues and concerns with your therapist. I believe the right fit between the client and therapist is in large part a function of the flexibility in approach and ways of intervening with you as an individual client. I see the therapeutic relationship as being a collaborative partnership that is outcome focused in addressing your issues and concerns. The emphasis is on doing what is most effective in moving you toward your desired outcomes in the least amount of time possible.
(734) 645-5349 View (734) 645-5349
Wendy L Thompson
Psychologist, PhD, LP, Fully, License
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
Are you feeling sad, depressed, worried, fighting, arguing, anxious, feeling stuck, unhappy, having communication issues, inattention, concentration problems, social skills problems, low self confidence, relationship problems, or need crisis intervention? Have you experienced trauma? Do you want to enhance peek performance in sports or everyday life with the development of mental skills (concentration, imagery, self talk, etc.)? I worked with a diversity of problems including parenting skills, child behavior disorders, autism, marital discord, job finding skills, fears and nervous habits, stress, depression, assertiveness training, panic disorder, phobias, social skills deficit, emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in cognitive behavior therapy.
Are you feeling sad, depressed, worried, fighting, arguing, anxious, feeling stuck, unhappy, having communication issues, inattention, concentration problems, social skills problems, low self confidence, relationship problems, or need crisis intervention? Have you experienced trauma? Do you want to enhance peek performance in sports or everyday life with the development of mental skills (concentration, imagery, self talk, etc.)? I worked with a diversity of problems including parenting skills, child behavior disorders, autism, marital discord, job finding skills, fears and nervous habits, stress, depression, assertiveness training, panic disorder, phobias, social skills deficit, emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in cognitive behavior therapy.
(734) 720-8574 View (734) 720-8574
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North Star Counseling of Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck, angry, anxious, or finding little pleasure in life? Are you having trouble "getting over it"? Feeling unsatisfied or frustrated in your relationships? There is hope. Hurts can be healed, past or present. While I work with many different issues, I specialize in working with people with trauma, those who are grieving or struggling with any kind of loss, couples and relationship issues, and compassion fatigue for those who care for others. While therapy is not easy, I believe change and healing are possible, regardless of your circumstances, hurts, or issues you are facing.
Are you feeling stuck, angry, anxious, or finding little pleasure in life? Are you having trouble "getting over it"? Feeling unsatisfied or frustrated in your relationships? There is hope. Hurts can be healed, past or present. While I work with many different issues, I specialize in working with people with trauma, those who are grieving or struggling with any kind of loss, couples and relationship issues, and compassion fatigue for those who care for others. While therapy is not easy, I believe change and healing are possible, regardless of your circumstances, hurts, or issues you are facing.
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Robb Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PsyS, PhD, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
Psychotherapy is about personal and interpersonal awareness. As a seasoned clinician, I help my patients deepen insight and begin resolution of longstanding conflicts that impair growth.
Psychotherapy is about personal and interpersonal awareness. As a seasoned clinician, I help my patients deepen insight and begin resolution of longstanding conflicts that impair growth.
(248) 479-3421 View (248) 479-3421
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Terri Schempf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
I am a fully licensed therapist with a background in trauma focused therapy. I work with individuals that have experienced multiple types of trauma as well as individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and other issues. I operate from a non-judgmental approach and provide a safe supportive atmosphere.
I am a fully licensed therapist with a background in trauma focused therapy. I work with individuals that have experienced multiple types of trauma as well as individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and other issues. I operate from a non-judgmental approach and provide a safe supportive atmosphere.
(517) 435-0192 View (517) 435-0192
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Erin Kehrier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118  (Online Only)
Perhaps anxiety takes hold, leaving you on edge and questioning every move you make. Trauma and pain from your past keep you firmly stuck, hindering your ability to heal and move forward. Your ADHD makes you feel either ‘too much’ or ‘not enough’ and question where you even belong. It all feels unbearable, sinking you into the depths of depression. If you've had enough of trying to go it alone and are ready for some help, I'm glad you are here.
Perhaps anxiety takes hold, leaving you on edge and questioning every move you make. Trauma and pain from your past keep you firmly stuck, hindering your ability to heal and move forward. Your ADHD makes you feel either ‘too much’ or ‘not enough’ and question where you even belong. It all feels unbearable, sinking you into the depths of depression. If you've had enough of trying to go it alone and are ready for some help, I'm glad you are here.
(734) 822-7817 View (734) 822-7817
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Jenn Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
As far as anyone knows you are successful, intelligent, and hard-working. But underneath that surface is someone who struggles with fears, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, nervous feelings, and constant worries. Anxiety has a physical effect on your body and can cause muscle tension, stomach aches, and headaches. My clients have anxiety and OCD. They spend lots of time organizing, cleaning, checking, washing their hands, and making sure things feel just right. Ladies who see me often have a past history of traumatic experiences.
As far as anyone knows you are successful, intelligent, and hard-working. But underneath that surface is someone who struggles with fears, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, nervous feelings, and constant worries. Anxiety has a physical effect on your body and can cause muscle tension, stomach aches, and headaches. My clients have anxiety and OCD. They spend lots of time organizing, cleaning, checking, washing their hands, and making sure things feel just right. Ladies who see me often have a past history of traumatic experiences.
(517) 296-6054 View (517) 296-6054
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Valerie Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Though often painful, problems have a way of pushing us towards growth. We may wonder why we can’t find a partner, why our work feels so unsatisfying, why we compulsively seek the comfort of alcohol or food, or why our lives feel so meaningless. We may feel tired of replaying the past. Importantly, we may simply feel overwhelmed living in a disconnected society where many people are marginalized. While internal work can be productive, it’s important to examine and understand the role of our environment.
Though often painful, problems have a way of pushing us towards growth. We may wonder why we can’t find a partner, why our work feels so unsatisfying, why we compulsively seek the comfort of alcohol or food, or why our lives feel so meaningless. We may feel tired of replaying the past. Importantly, we may simply feel overwhelmed living in a disconnected society where many people are marginalized. While internal work can be productive, it’s important to examine and understand the role of our environment.
(734) 345-1096 View (734) 345-1096
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Tamara Stiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, MI 48118
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other painful feelings? Do you experience difficulties with intense emotions sometimes? Most people do. When that happens, it can feel like your emotions are unmanageable- as if you are caught up in flood waters and you have no control over your environment, swept along wherever your emotions take you. Maybe a trauma in your past or a personality disorder can make these emotions even more challenging. Fortunately, therapy can help resolve these emotional strangleholds, and you can acquire peace of mind and mental wellbeing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other painful feelings? Do you experience difficulties with intense emotions sometimes? Most people do. When that happens, it can feel like your emotions are unmanageable- as if you are caught up in flood waters and you have no control over your environment, swept along wherever your emotions take you. Maybe a trauma in your past or a personality disorder can make these emotions even more challenging. Fortunately, therapy can help resolve these emotional strangleholds, and you can acquire peace of mind and mental wellbeing.
(734) 593-1137 View (734) 593-1137

More Therapists Nearby

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Suzanne (She Her Hers) Bosek
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, RYT
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
I'm accepting NEW clients right now! WELCOME! I'm grateful you found your way here. I'm Suzanne and I'd like you to know that when we begin a therapeutic relationship, it is collaborative. My practice focuses on the woman's experience in our culture. By nurturing connections that can encourage recovery from chronic PTSD, trauma, sexual assault, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, loss general burnout, caretaking burnout, and hopelessness, you find your inner voice and learn to roar! Utilizing feminist theory, humanistic, and psychodynamic psychology we can discover where your struggles originate. Contact me now, Let's GO!
I'm accepting NEW clients right now! WELCOME! I'm grateful you found your way here. I'm Suzanne and I'd like you to know that when we begin a therapeutic relationship, it is collaborative. My practice focuses on the woman's experience in our culture. By nurturing connections that can encourage recovery from chronic PTSD, trauma, sexual assault, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, loss general burnout, caretaking burnout, and hopelessness, you find your inner voice and learn to roar! Utilizing feminist theory, humanistic, and psychodynamic psychology we can discover where your struggles originate. Contact me now, Let's GO!
(734) 436-3502 View (734) 436-3502
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Amanda Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
(734) 415-6355 View (734) 415-6355
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Therapeia PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
You are courageously looking to heal and overcome what you are going through and you want to feel understood and cared for. You need someone that really gets what you are going through and will always be on your side. Your trust and comfort are our first priority. You may feel like a mess right now but you are never as strong and brave as when you reach out and ask for help. Find an expert in trauma recovery, sexuality, mood disorders, and ADHD and get better fast. We will get you in within 1 week for appointment.
You are courageously looking to heal and overcome what you are going through and you want to feel understood and cared for. You need someone that really gets what you are going through and will always be on your side. Your trust and comfort are our first priority. You may feel like a mess right now but you are never as strong and brave as when you reach out and ask for help. Find an expert in trauma recovery, sexuality, mood disorders, and ADHD and get better fast. We will get you in within 1 week for appointment.
(248) 712-1781 View (248) 712-1781
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.