Sexual Abuse Therapists in Livonia, MI

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Gottfried Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CST
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with sexual issues, particularly in areas of pelvic pain, low desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, or erectile dysfunction, I may be able to help you. I have experience with treating these issues and have seen many successful cases resolve through sex therapy. I see both individuals and couples. I also work with anxiety and depression, post traumatic stress resulting from sexual abuse .
(734) 868-5009
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Vanessa Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM, CTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Behavioral Health Consultants, LLC seeks to improve day-to-day functioning by addressing psychosocial barriers and specific dynamics that necessitate therapeutic intervention.Vanessa has worked as a clinical therapist addressing specialty areas to include crisis intervention, trauma focused intervention, risk assessment and family skill building. For the past 10 years she's worked with survivors of sexual abuse as well as individuals overcoming adverse childhood experiences. She has a significant amount of clinical experience working with individuals battling depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders.
(734) 328-0235
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Dr. Carol Ann Crowley
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
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
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George L Vanderbossche
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
George L. Vanderbossche is a Limited License Psychologist (LLP) with over 20 years experience working in community mental health and outpatient clinic settings. He provides specialized mental health services including assessment, treatment, psychological testing, consulting, and training services. George's specialty areas include: psychological testing, assessment and treatment of sexual addiction and sexual abuse . He was formally trained to work with sexual abuse in the Adolescent Sexual Abuser Program at The Children's Center in Detroit, Michigan where he worked closely and trained under Matthew Rosenberg, MSW, LMSW.
(586) 204-1783
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Carol High-Van Dyke
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
My specialty is working with adults, teenagers and individuals with a variety of issues including but not limited to Depression, Trauma, Sexual Abuse , Self-esteem issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Substance abuse and anger management.
I provide counseling services, assessments and evaluations to individuals adults and adolescents. My goal is to empower the individual in counseling that will facilitate problem resolution and behavior change.
(313) 718-1956
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Suzanne (She Her Hers) Bosek
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP, RYT
Verified
Verified
By addressing women's issues through feminist theory and humanistic psychology, my practice focuses on the woman's experience. By nurturing connections that can encourage recovery from chronic PTSD, trauma, sexual assault , general burnout, caretaking burnout, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and hopelessness, I can help you find your Inner badass. The pressure for women to perform at the highest levels in all aspects of their lives is at a breaking point. The emotional costs are very high! It has an impact on all relationships. I can help you say No to the things you feel obligated to do.
(734) 436-3502
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Katy Cranston DiMeglio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in insight-oriented therapy that focuses on coping skills, relational patterns, client strengths, and supportive reflection. I enjoy working with clients across age ranges and bring a developmental focus to my practice. My areas of expertise include relational problems, divorce, anxiety, depression, gifted adults/adolescents, trauma, sexual assault , abuse, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, and coping with chronic disease.
(248) 764-5670
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Livonia, MI 48154
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Louise A Weller
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or memories of traumatic events? Do you need to deal with guilt, shame, or grief? Are you engaging in behaviors you wish you could stop? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of stress and anxiety-related issues, whether due to trauma in the past, or career, life or job changes. I am experienced in treating combat-related stress, family of origin issues, sexual abuse or institutional/religious abuse. I have experience with anger problems, addictive disorders, and life's challenges. I am experienced working with sexual orientation and other issues of self-identity.
(734) 428-3688
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Michele Potter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship that is specifically tailored to support the unique needs of each individual. I utilize a myriad of evidence based therapeutic interventions for those suffering from Trauma & PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Survivors of Sexual Abuse , Domestic Violence, and Borderline Personality Disorder in a safe and welcoming environment.
(734) 606-4927
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Kristin Rosales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CATP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kristin has a wide array of experience and is a highly regarded and knowledgeable clinician. She works with children, youth, and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client and family. She's been providing high-quality services for over 10 years. Kristin assists clients coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and sexual trauma. She utilizes a blend of Solution Focused and Client Centered Therapy while also incorporating elements of DBT and CBT. These advanced methods promote healing and desired change in a unique, gentle and respectful manner.
(586) 745-3582
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Trisha Stock
Psychologist, Psy, D, LP, CAAC
Verified
Verified
l am privileged to work with people who strive to live more fulfilling lives. Usually people come to therapy to move beyond suffering to a more enjoyable future. I am enlisted as an ally to help understand the internal and external barriers to happiness. I focus on each persons unique talents and personal values to create action plans for arriving at the most immediate improvement. Most of my clients have struggled with depression and anxiety, trauma or addictions and want to find new ways to experience their lives. Mood and memory challenges are addressed with the latest research based techniques and compassion.
(248) 721-4534
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Livonia, MI 48152
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LaShonda Miller
Limited Licensed Counselor, MS, LLPC, CTP-C
Verified
Verified
Having trouble finding the right therapist for you? Worried about having someone be judgmental or try to direct you on how to live your life? That's not me! I believe in creating a safe space for my clients to share openly and honestly with me so that they can grow. I am accepting of people from all walks of life. I listen without judgement. I will help you grow by listening, reflecting, and raising awareness with the occasional homework assignment. Got something you need to get off your chest? Book an appointment with me!
(313) 942-4199
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Markita J McCutchen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
I received my BA in Psychology from Michigan State University and my MA in Counseling from Oakland University. I’ve spent several years working with children, families, and individuals to help them achieve their goals.
(248) 750-8971
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Tamira Shropshire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a parent of a struggling teen, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to help your child feel better. You may feel like you've tried everything, but nothing seems to work long term. Perhaps your child struggles in school, has behavior challenges, or has difficulty with peer relationships. Maybe you are trying to navigate life's challenges on your own, with no success. You desire to have someone who will listen, offer strategies, and encouragement to help get you to the next step in your journey.
(248) 617-4815
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Livonia, MI 48154
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Melissa Benedict
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have been providing services to children, adolescents, and families since 2009. I have years of experience working with people from all different backgrounds, and most commonly I work with issues related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, career issues, and much more. I have an integrative counseling style that incorporates elements from Strength-based Solution-focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(734) 999-3128
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Kira Cook
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified
Verified
Starting therapy can be daunting, but you don’t have to go through it alone. My goal as a therapist is to foster a safe, non-judgmental space that allows you to gain insight into your presenting concerns and facilitates progress towards a healthy, meaningful life. Therapy is not one size fits all. I believe in an integrative collaborative counseling approach, pulling from a variety of evidence based research that tailors treatment to each individual’s preferences, values, and goals.
(248) 247-7391
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Ryan Pecsenye
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
My focus is on an individuals needs and goals for the future. I am motivated to help one make effective changes for their future while resolving the past by working on the present. I am optimistic that we can work together in order to find an appropriate and effective approach to your current goals.
(734) 404-7570
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Sollars and Associates, Inc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Understanding and insight are keys to growth and change. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives. We are a group of more than 80 psychologists and licensed psychotherapists, with offices in 14 locations, who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of concerns and issues. We offer treatment to clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and elders.
(313) 251-4869
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Livonia, MI 48152
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Jacques D Short
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TMLP
Verified
Verified
I focus on the connectedness among developmental, social, relational, and cultural factors. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. I work with clients dealing with many different issues. I have worked with clients from a myriad of racial and ethnic backgrounds but have focused experience working with Black and Native American clients striving to work through race-related stress and racial identity concerns. I work with sexual identity and gender identity concerns (e.g., trans, questioning, gender non-conforming).
(734) 659-4075
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Livonia, MI 48150
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Melissa Persechini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CTP
Verified
Verified
We all have the capacity for emotional healing. My role is to help each client overcome their own barriers and foster their own path to inner healing. As both a young girl and woman, I experienced my own emotional struggles and I know what it is like to feel hopeless and lost. Connection and feeling safe in therapy is vital before any changes can occur. Ensuring that clients feel comfortable expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings is my first priority. Treatment is tailored to each individual client. Therefore, I will use varied approaches until we find your best fit.
(734) 325-1447
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Livonia, MI 48150
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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.