Sexual Abuse Therapists in Pleasantville, NY

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Budy J Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Budy (pronounced Beauty) . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working as therapist, Director and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting problems, and navigating the child welfare system. I am experienced in treating physical trauma, emotional and sexual abuse . My counseling style is warm and interactive. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important thing in counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity & compassion.
(914) 745-2059
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Janet-Michelle Cuevas, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you experienced the death or loss of a family member or close friend? Have you experienced crime, such as sexual assault or sexual abuse as a child? Have you been harmed by parents, siblings, friends, people in authority, acquaintances and/or strangers? Crime, harm and loss can be traumatic and life-altering. It can feel like there is nowhere safe and no one to turn to or trust. My approach is client-centered, non-judgmental, gentle and nurturing. During our work together you will explore and discover inner strengths and resources that will help you heal and feel empowered.
(917) 765-7503
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Jamie Karia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Specializing in working with artists, celebrities, public figures, teens, and families. Jamie Karia is a licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW), and Life Coach who has over 18 years of experience helping others. She draws upon her extensive knowledge in education, psychology, and clinical therapy when working with children, adolescence, young adults, adults, and seniors who have problems with: depression, crisis, anger, anxiety, bullying, career, family, stress, domestic violence, divorce, body image, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, relationships, grief, illness, substance abuse, assault , sexual orientation, and personal transitions.
(914) 402-9628
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Cheryl Pacione
LMHC
Verified
Verified
I establish trust and rapport with many diverse populations such as LGBTQIA+ and non-monogamous relationships. I sat on the New York State committee for inclusion and diversity for several years. I specialize in working with persons with a variety of mental health concerns such as: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders and Sexual Identity. I also work with transition age youth who are on the spectrum. In addition, I am a Vocational Counselor so I can assist with job-related issues. My familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act puts me in a uniquely qualified position to help the disabled population.
(914) 743-3839
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Cara Maniaci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytically informed, borrowing tools from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. I take time to get to know the person in their present day-to-day life, as well looking carefully at past history, patterns of thought and behavior, and relationship dynamics. My goal is for my clients to develop a deepened relationship to themselves. This work involves us partnering to find language and create structures that facilitate change.
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Katerina Spei
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Pleasantville NY and offering evening and weekend office hours. I work together with my clients as partners in understanding what is troublesome for them and how to improve the quality of their life. My clients are primarily adults who seek a short consultation to talk something over or ongoing psychotherapy that aims at the resolution of more complex problems. I have significant experience in helping people go through crises, deal with past painful life events, gain control over and overcome distressing symptoms, as well as problem solve and plan for their future.
(914) 326-2763
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Mary Murphy Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
Verified
Are you exhausted by having the same struggles with your child or spouse day after day with no relief in sight? We often repeat similar patterns from our family of origin or conversely do the opposite. Either way we are stuck in a preordained negative cycle that we can not navigate alone. I have twenty five years of experience and training helping families change their communication patterns n a short term systemic model. These behaviors can actually perpetuate the very problems you are trying to solve!
(914) 709-4927
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Christina Repp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. For almost 30 years I have helped tweens, teens and adults negotiate their world. At times people can feel worried, frustrated and overwhelmed about their life, work, and relationships. We all have been there. It takes courage to find the guidance for getting out of a bad spot, feeling less stressed out, and just trying to live a better life. I have helped many people at different stages in life, with different situations. Let me help you and yours reduce negative life stressors, find some relief, and create a life worth living.
(914) 984-4530
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Coren Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Choosing the right therapist can make all the difference. You may be someone who understands that a behavioral issue is getting in the way of successful relationships at work or at home, but can't figure out how to change it. You may be someone who is going through a life transition such as the birth of a new baby, career change, retirement, or loss of a partner. You may feel anxious, down, or have a general inability to feel happy. Together we can enhance your appreciation of yourself and those around you.
(914) 297-9297
Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Melinda Massoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are an adult (daytime hours only) looking for either short-term or longer-therapy to target anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues or parenting, I can help. My practice is limited to Tuesday mornings. It is also fully virtual. In my experience, people improve more when they do psychotherapy homework, so i'm looking for folks who are game to try!
(914) 745-2098
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Kelly Keck-Rowe
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I aim to work with clients in a collaborative manner. I find clients who invest in themselves and approach therapy as willing and able participants find the most benefit. I am very comfortable and familiar working with people who experience anxiety and depression, especially as it pertains to busy hardworking lives. In addition, I believe mental health and wellness are an important duo in maintaining balance. When one aspect of life is out of sync it can greatly impact the other areas.
(914) 290-5207
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Triumph Counseling Lcsw Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
I have over thirty years of experience in clinical Social Work and am proud of the many success stories that I have helped my clients to accomplish. In my practice, I believe treatment should be guided with consideration of the unique life experiences of the individual and tailored to their specific circumstances. I believe the therapeutic environment should be a safe, non-judgmental place where clients can explore their experiences and emotions to gain the insight and self-awareness necessary to understand and triumph over the obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals and potential.
(914) 219-6814
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Deborah Botnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I view psychotherapy as a safe and nurturing environment where you feel comfortable exploring the thoughts and feelings that are linked to distress or problems. I specialize in working with adults, early career professionals, and women and/or couples who have been confronted with issues of infertility and miscarriage. Within these populations, I commonly work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career dilemmas, and life transitions. I tend to take an active role in helping you better understand your issues that often lead to feeling stuck, helpless or overwhelmed in life.
(914) 502-3342
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Ahimsa Luciano
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
21 Endorsed
Verified
21 Endorsed
Are you are a young adult in college or grad school, or a new professional role feeling slightly overwhelmed or excited, but facing scenarios that are not what you were expecting? Change is hard, even when it’s exactly what you may have wanted. I work with clients who may be feeling unsatisfied or stuck in their lives. Sometimes we may simply want a safe and objective space that is solely their own for regular check-ins on their lives. I love working with creatives, high achievers, and people just embarking on their adult lives to find connection to themselves and what they hope to accomplish.
(914) 380-7068
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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John D McCabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are psychological obstacles that prevent people from experiencing the kind of quality lives they deserve. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in helping people identify and overcome those obstacles. Many people have histories of working hard to build better lives and manage distressing psychological symptoms, yet remain stuck in frustrating patterns. I believe the problem is not in the effort they have put in to try and improve, but in the missing insights. There are blind spots, biases, and unknown blocks we all have that act as the culprit in preventing desired change.
(914) 595-4767
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Pilar B Wellansky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a New York State licensed psychologist who specializes in anxiety, depression & mood disorders, stress management, and relationship issues. Since 2000, my private practice in Pleasantville has been dedicated to helping individuals, families and couples lead fulfilling lives with satisfying relationships. I have a Master's degree in School Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Yeshiva University. I work with children, adolescents and adults. Although I do not accept any insurance plan directly, I do send out monthly insurance-friendly receipts that can be submitted to your insurance company.
(914) 930-6422
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Angelina T Morales
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As the world begins to move toward the period of "post pandemic" we may find ourselves struggling. Reports of anxiety and depression are on the rise, particularly among children. Managing our own feelings alongside our loved ones can also feel extremely overwhelming. I feel it is important to have an objective party with whom you can share and process your difficulties while improving healthy coping skills.
(347) 507-2723
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Jennifer F. D'Agostino
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board-Certified, National Certified Counselor specializing in therapy with adolescents, adults and couples, I offer a non-judgmental, supportive approach to therapy with a focus on positive self-improvement, healing & wellness. Goals are achieved collaboratively. Some of the problem areas that I have successfully treated include anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm & low self-esteem. I have certified therapy dogs and offer farm-based, equine-assisted psychotherapy. Email is my preferred contact method.
(914) 368-2533
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Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Dr Ellen Luborsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you have dreams for your life? Or have you lost track of them? Don't let anxiety, depression, or family problems stop you. Use the private space of psychotherapy to give yourself a new beginning. Find your way from old problems to new possibilities. Do you have a child who worries you? Come in for parenting help. Or, bring your child in for play therapy, so he or she can deal with challenges in a way that is natural to children. GIve a chance to natural routes to growth and change!
(646) 362-5557
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Susan Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. By exploring and understanding your feelings, thoughts and behaviors you will begin to develop more self-awareness and self-acceptance. It is quite rewarding to better understand the many complicated and self-sabotaging part of yourself and gain more control over those behaviors. Developing insight allows you to have a greater understanding of who you are and the life choices you have made. Insight and self-awareness give you more freedom to make healthier choices and change unsatisfied areas of your life.
(914) 837-0928
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Pleasantville, NY 10570

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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.