Sexual Abuse Therapists in Paramus, NJ

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James P Cassidy
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
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I have specialties in three areas - couples therapy, divorce issues, and the treatment of trauma. I have extensive court-related experience in these areas and I have functioned as both a treatment provider and court-appointed forensic evaluator for sexual abuse victims and in divorce/child custody proceedings.
(201) 345-4265
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Holly Richmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified
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I treat a wide range of clients of all genders and sexual expressions for sexuality and relationship concerns. The foundation of my practice was built working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse, helping them transition into holistic sexual health for themselves, as well as sustaining intimate relationships with others. Today my practice still includes working with survivors, though I also see individuals and couples with issues such as compulsivity with pornography/sex, infidelity, fertility concerns, pain disorders, low desire, nontraditional sexual expression exploration and consensual non-monogamy.
(973) 840-7348
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Jucelia Pitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
We will navigate the process together, trusting in your resilience and inner resources while maintaining the support you need as challenges arise, exploring and resolving your trauma history, especially survivors of neglect, physical and sexual abuse .
I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual's needs in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. My training and experience includes individual, families and couples psychotherapy. If you're suffering from issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self-esteem, self-harm, loss, grief, couples issues, domestic abuse (male and female), divorce and addiction, you'll find a safe environment to uncover meaningful insights, move through challenging emotions, recover and flourish.
(201) 790-5235
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Maggee Messing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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I specialize in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults who have been victims of trauma in the form of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse .
A key ingredient to successful therapy is having a strong therapeutic relationship. To foster this relationship I am open and honest with my client's and create an environment that allow the people I work with to feel cared for, safe, and free from judgement. My main treatment method is cognitive behavioral therapy however I take an integrative approach to treatment. I consider the individual needs of my clients, I help them regulate their emotions, manage stressors, and function effectively in their daily lives. I work with my clients collaboratively to develop interventions and coping strategies that work for them.
(201) 445-2200
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Linda Centeno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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I am a highly experienced, warm, NJ and NY licensed psychologist trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Treatment specialties include: Women's Issues (incl. Relationships, Career, Family Issues), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder), Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, OCD), Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Impulse Control Difficulties (cutting, self-harm, oppositionality), Trauma, PTSD, and Sexual Abuse , Relationship Issues, and Gay/Lesbian issues.
(201) 820-0937
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Melissa L Donahue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience treating diagnoses of desire, arousal and orgasm phase difficulties, sexual dysfunctions, body image, relationship issues, pain, sexual abuse , sexuality and oncology, and sexuality and disability.
We are all sexual beings. When we are experiencing challenges with our sex life our quality of life is disrupted. People of all ages, genders, ethnic, and religious backgrounds can benefit from sex therapy. My therapeutic style is to customize and treat each patient uniquely through the use of effective talk therapy by using a solution-focused, humanistic approach to work through your sexual challenges. My patients are seen individually or as couples. I am a graduate of Boston University with over 20 years experience in the fields of disability, geriatrics, maternal child health, oncology, & substance abuse.
(201) 688-7019
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Michele Davis Dryerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced licensed Psychotherapist who works with adults of all ages in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Some areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, sexual abuse , domestic violence, infertility, and loss. I view the therapy experience as a collaborative effort. I am your partner and we will work towards a better understanding of your experiences as well as any negative patterns that seem to get in your way. I believe we are destined to repeat negative patterns unless we are able to uncover what is fueling them. The goal is always for you to be able to live the satisfying and productive life you deserve.
(201) 419-6411
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Amanda Courter May Day Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Verified
Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse , Physical Abuse, Mental Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Criminal Behavior, Legal/Court Experience, LCSW Supervision.
Hi, I'm Amanda, I have 21 years of experience in the field of Clinical Social Work. Recent Founder of May Day Counseling LLC. & Associates. We specialize in a number of areas. Eating disorders, Abuse (verbal, physical, and sexual), Anxiety, Depression, and Criminal Behavior. We work in the Mental Health field with adolescents and adults. I also have extensive legal and court experience. Many of these areas overlap, and I would be happy to speak with you about your needs. FREE telephonic consultation. I accept insurance. LCSW Student Supervision is also offered. Please E-MAIL ME for the best response. VIRTUAL counseling only.
(808) 215-4369
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Domini D Oreski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Has a recent traumatic experience turned your world upside down? Do you struggle with the aftermath of childhood abuse and don't yet know how to heal and move forward? Do others see you as successful but inside you feel anxious and uncertain of your worth? Are you struggling in your relationships? Therapy can help. No matter how difficult the traumatic event, it can be healed. There is a way through.
(201) 331-9246
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Courtney Angeles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Social Worker and Psychotherapist with experience working with a broad range of client populations. Creating a safe & welcoming space, as well as, developing a relationship and building rapport with my clients before beginning treatment is extremely important to me.
(201) 932-2458
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Dr. Stephen J. Oreski & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dr Stephen J. Oreski is a doctoral-level psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, with a private practice in Paramus, New Jersey. With over 20 years experience in counseling and psychotherapy, and specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Oreski has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of mental illness and trauma.
(201) 632-3907
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Leidy Quispe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
I understand that people see therapy as an intimidating process or as an uncertain experience. I can promise you that with my unique approach and devotion to help others, you will find this process enjoyable and ultimately a life changing experience. My therapeutic approach involves building a solid relationship and connecting with my clients. Creating this bond has been the foundation that encouraged my clients to overcome their struggles, embrace personal growth, and succeed in achieving their goals. I've worked closely with clients for over 10 years from diverse backgrounds struggling with a variety of issues.
(862) 256-5473
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Danielle Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Danielle is a licensed social worker and earned a Master in Social Work degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She engages with her clients authentically, drawing on her personal strengths of empathy and curiosity to actively listen to them. She believes a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment encourages clients to navigate difficult challenges, explore and discover personal strengths, identify new coping strategies, and achieve personal goals.
(973) 281-4779
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Andrea Smikle
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, a major life crisis that has you isolated, feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, misunderstood, or fearful of the world around you. Did you know that beyond the fear is freedom? What does that freedom look like for you? Let's find out together! The process of therapy can help you develop the tools and insight needed to take control and make positive changes in your life and/or relationships. I believe that a genuine connection between a therapist and a client is a key component of the therapeutic process.
(973) 370-9562
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Dr. Imran -Depression and Anxiety Therapist
NLP , MD, PhD, AW, CHT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed depression and anxiety therapist in New Jersey. I am dedicated to providing personalized care that addresses the needs of my patients and aims to create a therapeutic environment that is supportive and comfortable. Furthermore, I am committed to providing the best care possible for each of my patients and strive to create a healing and supportive environment. As a result, many of my patients have referred friends and family members to me, which is an additional testament to my excellence.
(201) 500-3184
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Cory Chargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MARE
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in family, couple, group and individual settings for over 25 years. My sub-specialty is with children and adolescents, as I have served as an elementary and middle school Principal, a non-formal Educator, and a teacher in addition to my many years as a Mental Health Clinician. I have led workshops in schools on the topic of bullying.
(201) 654-4003
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Anna Ogle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Anna M. Ogle is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 20 year of mental health experience in New Jersey and New York. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and she earned a Master’s degree in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at Kean University. Anna is also a certified clinical ADHD provider.
(973) 221-8728
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Mark Modoski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, LCADC, DBT-C, CAMS II
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a unique psychotherapist with an intensive treatment approach that treats a wide array of mental health disorders. We focus on resolving past and current issues/trauma, finding solutions and eliciting organic change. If we are not solving your problems, I am wasting your time. My practice goes far beyond talk therapy, we do work. We explore childhood, adolescent and other lifetime experiences that impact our psychological functioning. To permanently resolve our disorders we must revisit and resolve these thoughts, feelings and events. I utilize DBT as part of my treatment approach and we engage from the first minute we meet.
(301) 478-9172
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Sheila Berard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(201) 885-4629
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Michelle Kearney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a certification in Palliative and End of Life care. I am also a certified Grief Counselor and certified Trauma Counselor with extensive experience working adults, teenagers, elderly, children, couples, and families.
(973) 577-9353
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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.