Sexual Abuse Therapists in Myrtle Beach, SC

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Carolyn M. Ball
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Many of my clients are veterans and victims of sexual abuse .
Welcome to Self-Actualization Therapy. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to create the changes they want. I offer skilled and insightful tools and processes for helping you discover your true magnificence and abilities, to cut through the challenges which life brings, and to increase your confidence. I have spent a lifetime seeking out the most effective ways to help you create the life you want, so if you are serious about creating change, I can help you with that goal. My focus is to empower you and bring out your best!
(843) 701-1398
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Carol Koester Russo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have advanced post-graduate training and extensive experience in treating survivors of sexual abuse , domestic violence, and alcoholic/addictive families.
I am a Licensed Marriage, Family.and Child Therapist who has practiced for over 25 years. I treat the whole person as a unique interaction of mind, body and spirit. I honor therapy as a way to heal the upsets and traumatic wounds that keep us from feeling at peace with ourselves and others. I see people as parts of family systems that can create healthy relationships or problematic ones. I help families and couples change generational patterns and beliefs to be more supportive of their love and of empathic communication. I also specialize in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(843) 879-4174
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Lisa Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, MA
Verified
Verified
Have you ever wished unwanted thoughts would stop? THEY CAN!! I specialize in the treatment of Panic Attacks, Anxiety and Trauma. My clients appreciate that the many tools and handouts I give them really work in their everyday lives. Whether you are facing anxiety, trauma, grief, PTSD, sexual abuse , domestic violence, or addictions, you can be freed from the damaging effects of these issues. I offer a safe place and a listening ear on your journey to wholeness. You will be empowered by God to live your life more fully as your hope is reborn.
(843) 738-2074
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Jill M Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Feeling "stuck" and frustrated because of a traumatic life experience or chronic stress? Do you have chronic or irrational fear or phobias? I provide professional trauma resolution utilizing cutting edge models of therapy. I help people regain their ability to regulate and normalize the oftentimes devastating feelings and sensations that can overwhelm your life following trauma. These methods are different than traditional "talk therapy" in that the body and it's multitude of symptoms are addressed directly. Through gentle and safe experiential and somatic connection, the body can learn to complete and move the "stuck" energy out for good!
(843) 279-4749
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Lindsay Summers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My past clinical experience is in crisis intervention and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) working with survivors of sexual violence. I also use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), attachment therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I practice through a lens of anti-oppression, feminist, and queer theory. I deeply believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the importance of client-centered therapy that includes and honors all parts of clients' identities.
(301) 820-7762
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Melissa Johansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
Verified
My passion is to assist clients in navigating the many emotions connected their trauma and help move you into a place of acceptance and peace in order to move from victim to survivor. I evaluate the current and past life experiences that often dictate behavior. I work with the client to learn how their past may be what is affecting their present and future. I teach life skills to help move past the pain and into healing.
(843) 738-2961
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCMHC, BCIM, BCN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Robert E. McCarthy is an internationally-known authority in integrative medicine as well as a Licensed and Multi-Board Certified Professional Counselor and Supervisor providing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with a range of medical, emotional, physical, neurological and developmental problems. Dr. McCarthy specializes in integrative medicine consultation and providing state-of-the-art QEEG, biofeedback, neurofeedback, hemoencephalography and computerized cognitive training. He was a contributing author to the landmark book Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years.
(843) 483-8029
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Kimberly Dorsey
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MBA, MA, NCC, ADC, LPCA
Verified
Verified
I find it a privilege to assist clients in their journey through life’s challenges and guiding them towards self awareness and personal growth. Since I understand that therapy can be a vulnerable place, I take pride in helping clients find joy and healing in the therapy process. I approach each client with “unconditional positive regard” and structure each session with the individual’s needs in mind. I believe that by facilitating a nurturing environment with a client centered focus, it enhances the healing process as it relates to trauma, unresolved grief, and abuse that underlies many mental health issues.
(843) 920-6427
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Kimberly Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello, I’m so glad you’ve decided to visit this space. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Parenting Instructor based in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am passionate about helping children, teens, and adults navigate the highs and lows of life. I assist individuals experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Bipolar, PTSD, Trauma, Parenting issues, Conduct/ Behavioral issues, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Women’s issues, Stress Management, and Life Transitions. I approach therapy with a heart bent towards compassion and understanding, while providing a safe space for you to share and process the season you’re in.
(803) 770-0678
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Leah Leuthauser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing mental health services for adults, children and families. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, relationship trials, or other obstacles in your life? I have been counseling with individuals, couples and families for over 15 years. I am dedicated to helping you overcome the struggles you face. I use an array of treatment strategies, including cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist you in overcoming the issues at hand. Most major insurance policies are accepted.
(843) 353-0458
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Anastasia Moreira
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified
Verified
The therapeutic process can be painful and difficult but effective and healing the same time. Together, we will work on your traumatic experiences and help you find answers within yourself to bring you closer to a happy and healthy life. I have received a BA in psychology and MS in clinical mental health counseling from Keiser University. Also, I have been trained in EMDR therapy which targets different traumatic experiences. I pay a lot of attention to childhood as relationships with parents or caregivers affect us later in life and impact our ability to regulate our emotions and function in general.
(843) 960-3815
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Erin M Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, BC-TMH, LPC/A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My purpose in my work with individuals is to help them see that they are more than their circumstances, more than what they have experienced, and more than what people have told them. My goal for all my clients is to experience freedom from the mental chains that bind them.
(843) 396-5241
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Tony Roman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Verified
Tony Roman, LISW-CP-S is passionate about treating, supporting and teaching others on how to maximize their abilities to achieve meaningful and lasting results. Tony has over 10 years of exeprience providng mental health and substance abuse treatment to individuals, couples, families and groups.
(843) 940-7384
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Coastal Haven Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My passion is helping individuals, couples and teens to live their best, most fulfilling life and to have and enjoy healthy relationships. Life is filled with road blocks and sometimes it can be difficult to focus on what truly matters. Therapy is a pause on that journey,... a time to identify your obstacles, develop new empowering goals and to learn new skills to get you back on track. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment to discuss issues that are causing pain in your life to assist you on your path towards greater happiness, peace and purpose.
(843) 494-5109
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Marie Lise Linda Conner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My passion is working with people who are struggling with various issues and to help them function in their daily lives and activities with success.
(843) 279-8520
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Kristine J Kupcha
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
My passion is to help individuals live the quality life they want by using a person centered approach. I take the time to look at the whole person- patterns of behaviors, diet, physical activity and strengths, taking a holistic approach to treatment. I work with clients to develop a plan to improve quality of life and make the changes they want to make. A healthy mind is a key element to a healthy life.
(843) 890-3947
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Robert Luciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, My name is Robert Luciano , LMSW. I work with many issues ranging from substance use to trauma. I work with people from all demographics and I am very down to earth in my approach to therapy. I focus on the specific needs of the client and how I can help them to begin to heal or to move forward. I utilize therapies such as CBT, Solution-Focused, and EMDR for those dealing with trauma related problems. I also make myself as available as possible in order to make people feel welcomed.
(843) 258-5032
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Robin V Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC/S, BC-TMH, EMDR, Equine
Verified
Verified
I treat every client with dignity and respect. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate environment that helps my clients throughout their journey of becoming a healthier version of themselves. I have always had a natural ability to help others and followed my heart to become a therapist. Everyday I look forward to working with my clients. My passion for this career had helped me grow a deeper understanding and respect for each individual I work with.
(843) 970-1941
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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A Palm State of Mind
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS, AADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with clients who struggle with addiction disorders and co-occuring mental health disorders. I also enjoy assisting other professionals by providing clinical supervision.
(843) 326-0237
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Patricia Kelly Card
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Every person needs a little help sometimes. I provide empathy, unconditional positive regard, and acceptance for each client’s perspective. I aspire to provide a safe space for individuals to realize their present and future potential through acknowledgement of past realities, and recognition of hope for the future. I believe the client is the expert regarding their life and I promote clients to take control over their life to elevate themselves and build healthy relationships with others.
(843) 829-5493
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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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.