Sexual Abuse Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Elizabeth Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I provide a compassionate, judgment-free space for clients seeking support for problems of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma (including sexual abuse ), and who want help navigating relationships.
I believe each of us deserves support on this winding and unpredictable journey of life. How we take care of our mental health impacts every aspect of our lives--our relationships, our work, our creative output, and more. At the same time, it can take a lot of courage to take a step forward to do this work. Maybe you’re ready to face past experiences of trauma or loss. Maybe you want to redefine your relationship with yourself--body, mind, spirit. Or maybe you see a pattern in the way you show up in relationships with others and you want to make a change.
(314) 207-5498
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
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Gina Howe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse , post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
(314) 451-7672
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Saint Louis, MO 63119
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Cherie Baetz-Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Specialties: Physical/ Sexual Abuse Survivors, Depression/Postpartum Depression, Anxiety/Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Self-Injury, Eating Disorders, Family/Couples, Stress, Multicultural Issues, Codependency/Assertiveness, Relationships, and Work-Related Issues.
If you need a warm, supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal-setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
(314) 720-6036 x1
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Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Mary Jo Schneller
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, CPsyD
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
At times, we all experience challenges in our lives that make us feel out of control, out of balance, and disconnected. Despite these challenges, I believe that you can grow and heal. I believe in helping people through Faith based and practical counseling approach that responds to the needs of the whole person. I have a strong commitiment to the strengthening of individuals, marriages and families by promoting excellence in counseling. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD disorders, addictions, and sexual abuse .
(314) 315-4236
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Saint Louis, MO 63124
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Cathy Luebbering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While supporting individuals as they face codependency and/or addiction issues, sexual abuse and other types of distress, I find it valuable to look back at earlier losses for what might still be lingering, perhaps contributing to pain in one's life today.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
(314) 309-3431
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Saint Louis, MO 63117
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Laciee Rousseau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
Verified
Therapy is the experience of reflecting on our stories, finding authorship in them, and making edits along the way. You deserve a space to feel heard and to share those stories without judgment, reclaim the power in those stories, and to allow yourself space to heal. As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, playful space for clients wanting to understand the impacts of their relationships, navigating stressors and life changes, and exploring trauma (including sexual abuse ). My aim is to create a comfortable space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.
(314) 916-6397
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
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Not accepting new clients
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Paige Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with those who struggle with trauma, relationship problems, and not taking care of oneself first. I have experience working with those who have sexual abuse or assault histories, trauma within problematic relationships, and compassion fatigue. Trauma comes in all sizes and from a variety of experiences, so do not discount what you have lived through. If you are unsure if what you have experienced is trauma, we can make that determination together. No matter the circumstances that bring you into therapy, we will spend time healing your wounds to help you grow into the person you wish to be, with a stronger sense of safety.
(314) 328-7597
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
Not accepting new clients
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Norinee Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have provided individual and group counseling for varies populations such as, the homeless, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and LGBTQIA+ communities.
My Ideal client is you! I work well with varies populations to ensure understanding, empathy and process in all my sessions.
(314) 742-7544
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Helen R Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional formal training after her Ph.D. and 41 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, sexual and relationship issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children, adults, victims and perpetrators), compulsive sexual behavior (including porn addiction and partners), dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
(314) 781-4500
Saint Louis, MO 63130
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Waitlist for new clients
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Andrea Gutiérrez-Glik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am going on leave for the summer, you can be added to my waitlist by filling out the waitlist form on my website. I am a certified EMDR therapist specialize in treating trauma and PTSD + c-PTSD for women and LGBTQ+ folks. I have been working directly with clients for over 13 years. In particular, I work with people who have experienced traumas that have historically not been seen, like oppression, attachment trauma, burnout, intergenerational trauma, sexual assault , religious trauma, emotional abuse, discrimination, and living in a colonized and capitalist society. I also write letters for gender affirming care.
(314) 742-7330
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Saint Louis, MO 63119
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Laura Jarvis Brackett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our minds, emotions, bodies, behaviors, and relationships are all impacted by toxic stress, trauma, and chaotic experiences. I and the other staff at Finding Normal believe that a comprehensive mind-body-community approach to recovery is necessary to fully support you. Finding Normal not only offers individual counseling for adults, but also group classes and workshops designed to help you safely reconnect to your body and to others in the community.
(314) 804-0636
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
Not accepting new clients
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Sharí Montague
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have several years of experience and training in the field of sex addiction and betrayal trauma and am currently working toward my Certified Sex Addiction Specialist (CSAT) certification through IITAP.
(314) 804-1858
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Saint Louis, MO 63132
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Jessica Naslund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma.
(314) 690-1214
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Saint Louis, MO 63125
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Waitlist for new clients
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Dawn Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I work with people of diverse beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures. I would love to work with you, not only to help you resolve the situations which brought you to counseling, but also to help you grow more into who you actually are. I utilize EMDR and DBT to help both teens and adults with life transitions, identity issues, abuse recovery, sex addictions, and life skills. I bring a balance to my counseling sessions. Clients can expect me to be honest and forward focused, while creating a space that feels at ease and judgment free. Please call to see if my services might be a fit for your needs.
(314) 207-4490
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Saint Louis, MO 63105
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Waitlist for new clients
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Megan R Garza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Using evidence-based techniques, I will help you look for patterns in your thinking or actions that may be causing problems, often rooted in trauma. I will help you establish healthier relationships, develop better coping skills, set boundaries and aid your ability to connect to your body & emotions while learning to regulate them effectively. Using a warm, genuine and goal-focused approach, you can be assured that whatever issue you have come to therapy to address, I will work to gently, but firmly encourage you to help resolve it. I emphasize praise and rewards for achievements, relying on your strengths as motivators for change.
(314) 310-7664
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
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Waitlist for new clients
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Kristin Bulin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is centered in integrative, mind-body focused interventions using compassion and a safe place for growth, development, and healing. My training is rooted in holistic, client-centered principles with an emphasis in Gestalt therapy and client-based spirituality. I individualize therapy using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Process Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and somatic approaches including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, trauma-focused yoga, and Qigong (pron: "Chi-gong").
(314) 648-8920
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
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Waitlist for new clients
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Wild Sage Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, EMDR-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Authenticity. Intention. Connection. Integrity. These are foundational principles that I employ to support you in therapy. Drawing from my background in Transpersonal Psychology, I believe in the interconnectedness of all things, and see the basic goodness in every being. I utilize a social justice perspective, and a gentle, organic, holistic, and strengths-based approach to mental health recovery. I work to support you in cultivating perspective shifts, behavior change, and empowerment. Taking the first step to look within ourselves takes an immense amount of tenacity, and I look forward to supporting you through this process.
(314) 916-3206
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Saint Louis, MO 63116
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Waitlist for new clients
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Hebisen Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Waitlisting clients as of April 2023. - If you are like me, you have procrastinated this decision to seek counseling for some time, and you are steadily nearing desperation. Entering into therapy is difficult - it is important to find a therapist with whom you connect. I provide a free phone consultation and a half price first session, so we can decide if we are a good fit. I work best with clients who are motivated to begin the explorative process towards healing. I seek to honor the vulnerability required to make changes in one's life by listening without judgment and growing to understand the individual's experiences.
(314) 207-4270
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Saint Louis, MO 63118
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Megan Janushanis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? I strive to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. I work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. I believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
(314) 742-8210
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Saint Louis, MO 63118
Not accepting new clients
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Vicki Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR, CCDVC, BCPC
Verified
Verified
Specializing in stress and anxiety which may stem from childhood trauma, current situations, loss and grieving, as well as unidentified issues which may be problematic and dysfunctional.
(314) 323-3373
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Saint Louis, MO 63101
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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.