Sexual Abuse Therapists in Alphabet District, Portland, OR

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Satya Gaia Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I focus on treating adverse experiences like childhood sexual abuse & incest, complex trauma/grief, dissociation, motherhood/birth initiation, and persistent health conditions.
I invite you to a safe and held space where transmuting pain and suffering into embodied medicine is the natural human experience. As a relational and earth-conscious therapist, I believe alchemy is human nature. I specialize in guiding people through fear and loss, dissociation, grief, and trauma. My approach is holistic and multidimensional, as I weave ancient philosophies, energetics, and metaphysics with modern quantum, epigenetic, and neurobiological sciences. I believe all ways we have adapted to survive are gifts we can creatively embrace.
(503) 738-1633
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Amy Dahla, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CADCIII
Verified
Verified
I provide counseling services to adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, chronic pain, interpersonal difficulties, as well as workplace issues. I am trained to work with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. My therapeutic approach involves open-minded and caring collaboration with my clients to help transform adversity into empowerment. I provide both brief and long-term therapy.
(541) 207-1467
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Eleni Lazarou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize a feminist, trauma-sensitive approach to support the healing of those who have experienced various forms of abuse, interpersonal violence and trauma. I use Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients understand, appreciate and reclaim control over the emotional and physiological responses that can come with trauma and PTSD. I acknowledge that the client is the expert in their life experience, and work to promote communication, coping skills, boundary setting and interpersonal dynamics that will facilitate the client's transition from surviving to thriving.
(503) 714-3390
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Brooke Gateley Meier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to support the whole person in their desire to identify strengths, address their struggles, and to encourage growth. My relational approach includes helping create a safe place in which you feel like you can start the change process. Issues range from impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation, unhealthy coping tools, and difficulties working through trauma. I can assist this process with creating genuine connections to begin addressing emotional regulation tactics, stress reduction, psychoeducation of trauma and the brain, and cognitive restructuring.
(503) 966-9273
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples and families; and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training.
(443) 214-3166
Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Aya Fujisaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
As we walk through life, we sometimes encounter a difficult problem that feels impossible to solve. Although facing such a challenge can be extremely confusing and painful, it may also be an invitation to recognize an old habit, belief, relationship pattern, or lifestyle that no longer serves you and a time to explore new possibilities. I am honored to be able accompany and guide my clients on this sacred journey of healing, growth, and discovery.
(971) 306-4411
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Jennifer Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knowing that it is usually an experience of pain or frustration that prompts people to seek counseling, my goal is to provide a safe place for you to effectively move through it. Often that pain comes from unmet needs, harmful experiences, or coping systems that no longer serve you. I want to work with you, to offer reflection, understanding, information, and new windows to help you experience relief and a sense of well being. Approaches include insight oriented talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and art therapy and are chosen on what would be most appropriate to your individual goals.
(503) 278-5587
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Matthew David Lovell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello, I am a therapist and clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and families throughout the life cycle. My specialties include: life stage transition, couples counseling, parenting challenging teens, depression , anxiety, identity issues, substance abuse, attachment and adjustment to a new normal after a diagnosis or medical intervention. I also provide clinical supervision to interns who are working toward their LPC and LMFT licenses. Visit my website at http://www.matthewlovell.com for more information. Thank you!
(503) 549-4447
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Richard Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It is perfectly normal for individuals, couples, and families to experience problems at various times, and therapy can be very useful in helping to navigate life’s trials and transitions. I believe that everyone possesses abundant natural strengths and resiliencies to draw from to achieve goals and move closer to a preferred life. I help clients with many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, and addiction issues. I think of my role as a collaborator and guide, working relationally with you to find solutions and foster well-being.
(971) 256-6231
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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The Couples Clinic of Portland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At The Couples Clinic of Portland, helping people is our passion. We get great satisfaction in helping people improve their lives and relationships. We know from personal experience how restorative and empowering good counseling can be. We are here to collaboratively help you work through whatever you are struggling with, and find your true, empowered self. We also know how difficult it is to find a therapist who has advanced training in couples counseling. As we are dedicated to keeping abreast of the most cutting edge techniques, you are certain to find help here for yourself and for your relationship.
(503) 782-4295
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Kimberly Woodworth
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stagnant, stuck, or disconnected in relationship to yourself and others in your life? I specialize in individual therapy with the aim of using self and relational exploration, reframing, and evidence based practices to increase quality of self-concept, relationships, and life. Whether you are suffering from a big life cycle change, to depression and anxiety, identity issues, or perhaps grief, I provide a safe, inclusive and affirming space for individuals to explore and create a life that is more aligned with personal goals, values and authentic self. Healing, connection and thriving is possible.
(503) 212-6707
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Sakura Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-A, LCSW, LPC-S, Intern
Verified
Verified
At Sakura Counseling, we aspire to create an environment that is all inclusive and provides a safe space for diversity in all forms to untangle the challenges that have been holding you back from being authentically you. We are collaborative in our approach, holding high regard for your experience in your environment, paying close attention to the many systems of our society that play a part in perpetuating oppression.
(971) 206-6273
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Rivers Way Masters Clinic
PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We serve a broad base of individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Our specialities include working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and all other major presenting issues. With couples we work with all kinds of issues including communication, all phases of coming together, being together and coming apart. We also do lots of work with sex and intimacy issues. With families we work with a broad range of issues including blended family issues. We specialize in having therapists that can support diversity in race, gender, sexual identity, economic level, and as a broad a base as we can serve. Our therapists have special training in working with the psychology of body symptoms.
(971) 414-3089
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Natasha Anspach
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all deserve to have our stories witnessed & responded to with empathy & care. This is why I am committed to holding space for those healing from religious harm, processing grief, & individuals who identify as biracial & monoracial Black, Indigenous, and people of color. As a multiracial & relationally based therapist, I recognize that engaging in therapy can be vulnerable if not intimidating & it is important for your full identity to be seen.
(971) 715-2598
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Randy H Zasloff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCI, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you feel overwhelmed, confused, or stuck? You have more days when it's all you can do to drag yourself out of bed? You have trouble falling asleep because you can't stop worry about what's going to happen? Or you wake up from nightmares that make no sense? Counseling can help. I truly believe everyone has the ability to heal. First, we will develop a safe and respectful relationship. Then, dependent on what works best for you we put together a plan to address your goals. Often I incorporate 'experiential' therapies to complement 'talk' therapy.
(503) 610-5039
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Sarah Schrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Solid, honest, intimate and trustworthy relationships are key to a more fulfilling life. I specialize in understanding and improving relationships with oneself, partner, children and/or parents. I help clients become more aware of what is important to them, build up their sense of themselves, and increase their confidence.
(971) 236-4000
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97205
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Connections First LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CSWA, LPC-I
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people.
(503) 427-1952
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Rivers Way Community Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Verified
We serve a wide range of clients, individuals, couples families who present with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, sexual issues, body symptoms. Our staff is trained to work with the whole person, mind, body and spirit, believing that within each person is the power to grow and heal from their issues if we can follow their process and within our issues lies the potential solution. We respect and support diversity and deep democracy within the person and in the world and are especially good with helping with issues around body symptoms and relationship problems.
(971) 252-7155
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Christopher M Bartel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I strive to establish a supportive, respectful, and affirming environment in which people can identify and explore thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and recurring patterns of behavior that may be interfering with their capacity to experience a fuller and more satisfying life. I place a high emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and I offer a warm, relational, and culturally sensitive approach to therapy. I provide individual psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy services for adults.
(971) 314-4742
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Heart Thyself, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life.
(503) 660-3668
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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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.