Sexual Abuse Therapists in Saline, MI

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Karin Ahbel-Rappe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
individual therapy--marriage/couples therapy --- professors, college and graduate students ---sexual abuse --- gay/lesbian/queer community -- family of origin issues -- mood problems--personality patterns/dysfunctions .
It's hard being a person. We all struggle to some extent in fundamental areas of human life-- relationships, identity, work, destructive behaviors, the meaning of life itself. Satisfying marriage/committed relationships are a specific challenge faced by many. I work in both individual and couples therapy. There are many ways to approach human problems, including: how family of origin influences personality; one's relationship to one's thoughts and feelings; self-defeating beliefs, both conscious and unconscious; self-defeating behavior. I value thoughtfulness and compassion, working together, and recognizing your goals and ideas.
individual therapy--marriage/couples therapy --- professors, college and graduate students ---sexual abuse --- gay/lesbian/queer community -- family of origin issues -- mood problems--personality patterns/dysfunctions .
It's hard being a person. We all struggle to some extent in fundamental areas of human life-- relationships, identity, work, destructive behaviors, the meaning of life itself. Satisfying marriage/committed relationships are a specific challenge faced by many. I work in both individual and couples therapy. There are many ways to approach human problems, including: how family of origin influences personality; one's relationship to one's thoughts and feelings; self-defeating beliefs, both conscious and unconscious; self-defeating behavior. I value thoughtfulness and compassion, working together, and recognizing your goals and ideas.
(734) 430-0681 View (734) 430-0681
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Staci Hissong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
I specialize in therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults with an emphasis in trauma work, domestic abuse and sexual assault, anxiety, and depression.
Are you watching your teen struggle with self-esteem through all the pressures kids today face? Has your adolescent been through a traumatic event and you want them to have a safe space to be heard without judgment? Today is very different in the world of social media, social unrest, and social anxiety. I am here to listen, provide empathy, and meet the client where they are at therapeutically. I provide an eclectic approach which allows individualistic treatment to each client. Boundary setting, confidence, healthy relationships, and life transitions are just some of themes worked on in sessions with clients and their families.
I specialize in therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults with an emphasis in trauma work, domestic abuse and sexual assault, anxiety, and depression.
Are you watching your teen struggle with self-esteem through all the pressures kids today face? Has your adolescent been through a traumatic event and you want them to have a safe space to be heard without judgment? Today is very different in the world of social media, social unrest, and social anxiety. I am here to listen, provide empathy, and meet the client where they are at therapeutically. I provide an eclectic approach which allows individualistic treatment to each client. Boundary setting, confidence, healthy relationships, and life transitions are just some of themes worked on in sessions with clients and their families.
(734) 767-1563 View (734) 767-1563
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Anchor Consulting Services
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CAADC, CSOTS, CMAT
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
It is written, "Hope is an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." A popular image of an anchor symbolizes safety and stability. Many people - maybe even you - face terrible storms in their lives: addiction, abuse, fear, loss of relationships, joblessness, loneliness and more. In response to life's storms, people turn to compulsive sexual behavior, anger, substance abuse and food to soothe themselves. These "medications" not only do not work, but create chaos in our lives. Other ways of dealing with turmoil include lying, isolation and feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness. I offer a refuge to chart a new course.
It is written, "Hope is an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." A popular image of an anchor symbolizes safety and stability. Many people - maybe even you - face terrible storms in their lives: addiction, abuse, fear, loss of relationships, joblessness, loneliness and more. In response to life's storms, people turn to compulsive sexual behavior, anger, substance abuse and food to soothe themselves. These "medications" not only do not work, but create chaos in our lives. Other ways of dealing with turmoil include lying, isolation and feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness. I offer a refuge to chart a new course.
(734) 219-6626 View (734) 219-6626
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Angela Brantley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
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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Emily Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
Welcome. As a clinician, it is an honor to walk beside you in your journey. I specialize in postpartum mood disorders (such as anxiety or depression), birth trauma, and recovering from spiritual abuse (such as leaving high demand religions or cults), and eating disorders. I am specifically trained in EMDR for trauma reprocessing and healing.
Welcome. As a clinician, it is an honor to walk beside you in your journey. I specialize in postpartum mood disorders (such as anxiety or depression), birth trauma, and recovering from spiritual abuse (such as leaving high demand religions or cults), and eating disorders. I am specifically trained in EMDR for trauma reprocessing and healing.
(734) 201-0332 View (734) 201-0332
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Holly Sayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Holly. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a wide range of experience with mental health issues. I am a continual learner. I want to be the best therapist I can be for you so you can feel better quickly! I know what it feels like to struggle with anxiety and depression. I wanted relief fast. Through the help of therapy, I found my way out and I hope you'll trust me enough to help you find your way out. I EXCLUSIVELY offer ONLINE counseling.
Hi, my name is Holly. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have a wide range of experience with mental health issues. I am a continual learner. I want to be the best therapist I can be for you so you can feel better quickly! I know what it feels like to struggle with anxiety and depression. I wanted relief fast. Through the help of therapy, I found my way out and I hope you'll trust me enough to help you find your way out. I EXCLUSIVELY offer ONLINE counseling.
(734) 890-5537 View (734) 890-5537
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Pietruck Therapy Services PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
Pietruck Therapy Services (PTS) is a private group practice. PTS hopes to build mutual respect, trust and create a safe space with all clients. PTS has a commitment to providing culturally responsive services and strives to provide the upmost ethical practices. We are enthusiastic about working with children and families who are or have experienced trauma. We are very passionate about the work we do with children, adolescents, young adults and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life adjustments, ADHD and those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We also have training and experience working with individuals who are on the ASD spectrum.
Pietruck Therapy Services (PTS) is a private group practice. PTS hopes to build mutual respect, trust and create a safe space with all clients. PTS has a commitment to providing culturally responsive services and strives to provide the upmost ethical practices. We are enthusiastic about working with children and families who are or have experienced trauma. We are very passionate about the work we do with children, adolescents, young adults and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life adjustments, ADHD and those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We also have training and experience working with individuals who are on the ASD spectrum.
(734) 436-3311 View (734) 436-3311
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M. Douglas Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
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
Saline, MI 48176
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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Sollars and Associates - Integrative Counseling a
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
I am a licensed psychologist and the clinical director of Sollars and Associates Integrative Counseling and Psychological Services. I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy for over 30 years in the Metro Detroit area and our group practice spans across the state of Michigan. With support, encouragement and expert insight many people begin to feel better after their first session.
I am a licensed psychologist and the clinical director of Sollars and Associates Integrative Counseling and Psychological Services. I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy for over 30 years in the Metro Detroit area and our group practice spans across the state of Michigan. With support, encouragement and expert insight many people begin to feel better after their first session.
(248) 862-1171 View (248) 862-1171
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Joshua Ehrlich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
Life can be hard. Young people face a number of challenges-- family stresses, anxiety about growing older and separating from parents, peer pressure, the lure of substances. As adults, we also face painful stressors-- divorce, for example, losses, aging. We can become stuck, overwhelmed, and confused. In my work with adolescents and adults, I offer an engaged, intensive approach that will allow us to understand how longstanding dysfunctional patterns and beliefs affect your daily life. Specialized training and decades of experience have taught me that the better we understand ourselves, the better we can handle challenges and implement adaptive solutions.
Life can be hard. Young people face a number of challenges-- family stresses, anxiety about growing older and separating from parents, peer pressure, the lure of substances. As adults, we also face painful stressors-- divorce, for example, losses, aging. We can become stuck, overwhelmed, and confused. In my work with adolescents and adults, I offer an engaged, intensive approach that will allow us to understand how longstanding dysfunctional patterns and beliefs affect your daily life. Specialized training and decades of experience have taught me that the better we understand ourselves, the better we can handle challenges and implement adaptive solutions.
(734) 663-7839 View (734) 663-7839
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Refreshing Waters Counseling . Sheila Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
Are you ready to move forward in your life, free from circumstances and emotions that have held you back? Making the investment in your wellbeing can help you become the person you want to be, living the life you hoped for. Risk and change are scary ideas, but together we can examine what is holding you back and develop a plan that will lead to positive, lasting life changes. So often people live a compromised life that leaves them feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. At RWCC our passion is to help you overcome barriers and make changes towards a more satisfying life for you and your family.
Are you ready to move forward in your life, free from circumstances and emotions that have held you back? Making the investment in your wellbeing can help you become the person you want to be, living the life you hoped for. Risk and change are scary ideas, but together we can examine what is holding you back and develop a plan that will lead to positive, lasting life changes. So often people live a compromised life that leaves them feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. At RWCC our passion is to help you overcome barriers and make changes towards a more satisfying life for you and your family.
(810) 775-5165 View (810) 775-5165
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Glenn Burdick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
Being a human being can be quite challenging! There's a saying about the mind: 'the mind is a good servant, but a cruel taskmaster!' Many of us never learned how to calm our minds, limit our worrying, and self-soothe. Mindfulness training is one of the most researched methods for learning to do this. My work with individuals helps them to become skilled in this way, and to lessen the grip of attitudes and beliefs that limit us in significant ways. I work with individuals in this way, as well as with groups.
Being a human being can be quite challenging! There's a saying about the mind: 'the mind is a good servant, but a cruel taskmaster!' Many of us never learned how to calm our minds, limit our worrying, and self-soothe. Mindfulness training is one of the most researched methods for learning to do this. My work with individuals helps them to become skilled in this way, and to lessen the grip of attitudes and beliefs that limit us in significant ways. I work with individuals in this way, as well as with groups.
(734) 606-0126 View (734) 606-0126
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Alexandra Kahtava
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself struggling to engage with day-to-day life in the way you would like to? Do you tend to avoid situations that stir up fear or anxiety? Do you often feel tense and on edge? These can be common experiences for people who struggle with anxiety and/or trauma. Unfortunately, these struggles can often lead us to live a more limited life than we would like and can cause us to feel stressed and isolated.
Have you found yourself struggling to engage with day-to-day life in the way you would like to? Do you tend to avoid situations that stir up fear or anxiety? Do you often feel tense and on edge? These can be common experiences for people who struggle with anxiety and/or trauma. Unfortunately, these struggles can often lead us to live a more limited life than we would like and can cause us to feel stressed and isolated.
(734) 887-1404 View (734) 887-1404
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Michele L Rivette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
"I saw the angel in the marble and chisled until I set him free." (Michelangelo). I see psychotherapy as being like this-most people have it within them to know what they need or want, but something has kept them from feeling free to live life to the fullest. Most people come to see me when they are feeling that important parts of their lives (love, work or play) feel disappointing or "stuck." The "chisling" in therapy is you and I together discovering what is holding you back and identifying so many more choices than it may feel that you have now.
"I saw the angel in the marble and chisled until I set him free." (Michelangelo). I see psychotherapy as being like this-most people have it within them to know what they need or want, but something has kept them from feeling free to live life to the fullest. Most people come to see me when they are feeling that important parts of their lives (love, work or play) feel disappointing or "stuck." The "chisling" in therapy is you and I together discovering what is holding you back and identifying so many more choices than it may feel that you have now.
(734) 385-4985 View (734) 385-4985
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RoomToTalk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
Our counselors are trained to help you identify what aspects of your life can be changed, and to support you in making those changes in ways that feel feasible to you. Together with your therapist, you will notice patterns, gain insights, find solutions, and discover hopeful new options. At Room to Talk, we offer flexible scheduling. In-person or online — whichever you are most comfortable with. We provide welcoming services to everyone, with attention to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, race, and ability.
Our counselors are trained to help you identify what aspects of your life can be changed, and to support you in making those changes in ways that feel feasible to you. Together with your therapist, you will notice patterns, gain insights, find solutions, and discover hopeful new options. At Room to Talk, we offer flexible scheduling. In-person or online — whichever you are most comfortable with. We provide welcoming services to everyone, with attention to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, race, and ability.
(734) 393-4358 View (734) 393-4358
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Mari Pruks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL? Have you encountered a recent divorce, job loss, chronic health issues that have thrown you out of balance? Are you struggling with issues such as overeating, alcohol or drug use, panic attacks, depression,or anxiety? I can help you get unstuck and feel in control again. In the context of a solid therapeutic relationship, you can learn to tolerate and regulate strong emotions, increase self-compassion, relieve shame and fear, enhance self-confidence, become personally empowered and let go of your old trauma.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL? Have you encountered a recent divorce, job loss, chronic health issues that have thrown you out of balance? Are you struggling with issues such as overeating, alcohol or drug use, panic attacks, depression,or anxiety? I can help you get unstuck and feel in control again. In the context of a solid therapeutic relationship, you can learn to tolerate and regulate strong emotions, increase self-compassion, relieve shame and fear, enhance self-confidence, become personally empowered and let go of your old trauma.
(734) 206-2143 View (734) 206-2143
Kristine M Konz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176
I have two decades of experience treating individuals (adults, adolescents), couples and families. I have had extensive training in treating mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, peri-natal and post-partum depression, anxiety; grief, trauma, life adjustment and relationship difficulties. I am comfortable collaborating with your physician if you are on or need medication.
I have two decades of experience treating individuals (adults, adolescents), couples and families. I have had extensive training in treating mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, peri-natal and post-partum depression, anxiety; grief, trauma, life adjustment and relationship difficulties. I am comfortable collaborating with your physician if you are on or need medication.
(734) 669-1977 View (734) 669-1977
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Robert P Cohen
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saline, MI 48176
Psychotherapy, if done well, provides participants with the gift of self-understanding. That self understanding, I have found, comes from the experience of being listened to and understood by a sensitive and knowledgeable therapist. But in addition, psychotherapy needs to practically address problems. I have extensive training in contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, which allows me to help patients understand themselves more deeply; often this produces profound changes. But when problems require practical techniques, I integrate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and humanistic approaches.
Psychotherapy, if done well, provides participants with the gift of self-understanding. That self understanding, I have found, comes from the experience of being listened to and understood by a sensitive and knowledgeable therapist. But in addition, psychotherapy needs to practically address problems. I have extensive training in contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, which allows me to help patients understand themselves more deeply; often this produces profound changes. But when problems require practical techniques, I integrate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and humanistic approaches.
(734) 506-6268 View (734) 506-6268
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Jay J Radin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saline, MI 48176  (Online Only)
In beginning a therapy, I first try to create an environment that is non-judgmental and accepting. Comfort and trust are indispensable for developing a strong working relationship in psychotherapy. During the course of therapy, I try to help identify and explore problem areas at face value at the time they are presented. I also stay attuned to dimensions of personal struggles that are not readily apparent.
In beginning a therapy, I first try to create an environment that is non-judgmental and accepting. Comfort and trust are indispensable for developing a strong working relationship in psychotherapy. During the course of therapy, I try to help identify and explore problem areas at face value at the time they are presented. I also stay attuned to dimensions of personal struggles that are not readily apparent.
(734) 335-1429 View (734) 335-1429
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.