Dorothy A Kruse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I also work with teens, and with individuals who have issues of grief and loss, career transition, anxiety, sexual abuse, and trauma.
I am currently not taking new clients. Are you feeling emotions that are difficult to handle; issues surfacing that you're ready to take a look at? Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Possibly your relationships are strained or unsatisfying. Maybe you're struggling with parenting a teenager, or you are a teenager wanting someone to listen? These are all areas of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples for over 22 years and am still amazed that while therapy is often not easy, it is truly worth the effort for most people. I have a calm, supportive, interactive style and welcome working with you.
(925) 303-4879
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
I also work with teens, and with individuals who have issues of grief and loss, career transition, anxiety, sexual abuse, and trauma.
I am currently not taking new clients. Are you feeling emotions that are difficult to handle; issues surfacing that you're ready to take a look at? Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Possibly your relationships are strained or unsatisfying. Maybe you're struggling with parenting a teenager, or you are a teenager wanting someone to listen? These are all areas of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples for over 22 years and am still amazed that while therapy is often not easy, it is truly worth the effort for most people. I have a calm, supportive, interactive style and welcome working with you.
Barbara Peterson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
(925) 603-3975
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
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Tanya Dughman-Chala Psy.D
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My strengths include working with individuals struggling with relationship concerns, issues of young adulthood, new parenthood, peripartum and postpartum mood disorders, survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders and issues of grief and loss.
I am a strength-based therapist with a warm, nonjudgmental and direct approach. Championing evidence based practices such as cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapy, I utilize these modalities to help you evaluate and work through maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors that are keeping you "stuck" in your present situation. I will work collaboratively with you to create a culturally sensitive and uniquely tailored treatment plan. I am honored and humbled by the trust my clients put in me. The therapeutic relationship is a privilege and I approach all my clients with curiosity, compassion and empathy.
(925) 962-5316
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My strengths include working with individuals struggling with relationship concerns, issues of young adulthood, new parenthood, peripartum and postpartum mood disorders, survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders and issues of grief and loss.
I am a strength-based therapist with a warm, nonjudgmental and direct approach. Championing evidence based practices such as cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapy, I utilize these modalities to help you evaluate and work through maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors that are keeping you "stuck" in your present situation. I will work collaboratively with you to create a culturally sensitive and uniquely tailored treatment plan. I am honored and humbled by the trust my clients put in me. The therapeutic relationship is a privilege and I approach all my clients with curiosity, compassion and empathy.
Michael J Rubino III
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My specialties are: children, teens, ODD, PSTD, Bipolar, custody issues, certified in anger management, suicidal patients, OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, adoptions issues, victims of physical and sexual abuse, sexual perpratradors, cutting, run aways, blended famlies, expert witness for custody, mediations and theraputic visitations, porn and sex addiction.
I specialize in numerous issues but especially children and teens. I believe in working with my patients. When you come to my office you are trusting me with your life or your child's life. I want to work as a team and for you to ask questions as needed. Most people are coming to therapy for stressful reasons and I am ready to help I treat everyone I work with like a family member. But I am kind and get the job done because that is why you came to me. I look forward to working with you.
(925) 267-6505
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My specialties are: children, teens, ODD, PSTD, Bipolar, custody issues, certified in anger management, suicidal patients, OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, adoptions issues, victims of physical and sexual abuse, sexual perpratradors, cutting, run aways, blended famlies, expert witness for custody, mediations and theraputic visitations, porn and sex addiction.
I specialize in numerous issues but especially children and teens. I believe in working with my patients. When you come to my office you are trusting me with your life or your child's life. I want to work as a team and for you to ask questions as needed. Most people are coming to therapy for stressful reasons and I am ready to help I treat everyone I work with like a family member. But I am kind and get the job done because that is why you came to me. I look forward to working with you.
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Kelley Shore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The focus of my practice is providing mental health support to adolescents, young adults, and their families. My experience includes being a crisis therapist for youth and young adults with the Mobile Response Team in Contra Costa County as well as working in a college setting. My specialization is working with clients that experience suicidal ideation, depression, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, and trauma including sexual abuse.
(925) 744-6480
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The focus of my practice is providing mental health support to adolescents, young adults, and their families. My experience includes being a crisis therapist for youth and young adults with the Mobile Response Team in Contra Costa County as well as working in a college setting. My specialization is working with clients that experience suicidal ideation, depression, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, and trauma including sexual abuse.
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Rhonda Barovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
People come to therapy because they want to feel better. If you have experienced rape, childhood abuse, domestic violence, or violent crime, or are a family member of a sex offender, please call me. Together, we will move from despair to joy, conflict to peace. I have been a therapist for over 30 years, in private practice for 15. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR, a powerful and effective method designed to help you move through issues related to recent or past traumas. "She was helpful, and understanding. I couldn't have gotten to where I am right now without her." KT
(925) 304-6116
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
People come to therapy because they want to feel better. If you have experienced rape, childhood abuse, domestic violence, or violent crime, or are a family member of a sex offender, please call me. Together, we will move from despair to joy, conflict to peace. I have been a therapist for over 30 years, in private practice for 15. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR, a powerful and effective method designed to help you move through issues related to recent or past traumas. "She was helpful, and understanding. I couldn't have gotten to where I am right now without her." KT
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Christine Valdez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future.
(510) 478-9782
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future.
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Charles A Flinton
Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
(628) 265-8337
Verified
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
A rapidly growing number of men/women lose everything because they fail to make healthy choices about sexual behavior. Most are good people who made poor decisions because they push the limits of acceptable sexual behavior. Our goal is to assist you in developing healthy lifestyles, while at the same time preventing serious consequences to you and others. Sexual behavior does not need to be "normal," but it must be ethical and not harmful. Think about it! BLUE ROCK INSTITUTE (BRI) is equipped to help anyone with compulsive/problematic thoughts, urges, or sexual behaviors. Please call. "It's your life: Own it, Create it, Love it.
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Ginny Mosby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
When a woman discovers her spouse is involved in sexually compulsive behaviors, she often feels as though the floor has fallen out from underneath her. It seems everything she thought she knew about her spouse and her life is suddenly a lie. She feels the deepest sense of betrayal, and wonders if she will ever trust again. Her world is falling apart and there is nothing to hold onto. She feels all alone and often does not tell another living soul about the horror she has been plunged into.
(925) 203-1633
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
When a woman discovers her spouse is involved in sexually compulsive behaviors, she often feels as though the floor has fallen out from underneath her. It seems everything she thought she knew about her spouse and her life is suddenly a lie. She feels the deepest sense of betrayal, and wonders if she will ever trust again. Her world is falling apart and there is nothing to hold onto. She feels all alone and often does not tell another living soul about the horror she has been plunged into.
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Keri Turner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
(925) 765-9036
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
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Chris Wiley
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Before moving into private practice, I provided counseling in diverse settings, such as Bay Area Community Services, to people facing highly adverse situations, and to people in crisis. As Lead Clinician at Fremont Hospital’s psychiatric unit, I worked with patients and their families to overcome the challenges of severe mental illness, and trauma, and was responsible for auditing the work of other clinicians. I held similar positions at Sutter Health, where I worked with patients and families facing a terminal illness and end-of-life.
(510) 592-6993
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Before moving into private practice, I provided counseling in diverse settings, such as Bay Area Community Services, to people facing highly adverse situations, and to people in crisis. As Lead Clinician at Fremont Hospital’s psychiatric unit, I worked with patients and their families to overcome the challenges of severe mental illness, and trauma, and was responsible for auditing the work of other clinicians. I held similar positions at Sutter Health, where I worked with patients and families facing a terminal illness and end-of-life.
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Stacy Taylor Linder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a partnership. Together, we work gently with the body, mind, and emotional experience to reduce and heal troubling symptoms. I invite into our sessions the parts of us that facilitates perceiving, thinking, sensing, feeling, remembering, imagining, expressing, connecting, and relating. I support clients to become more aware of different aspects of themselves - those aspects that support and contribute to their well-being, and those that constrain or stagnate their potential. Together, we work towards mind-body integration for renewed purpose and well-being. I offer a free 20 minute consultation.
(925) 290-6352
Verified
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a partnership. Together, we work gently with the body, mind, and emotional experience to reduce and heal troubling symptoms. I invite into our sessions the parts of us that facilitates perceiving, thinking, sensing, feeling, remembering, imagining, expressing, connecting, and relating. I support clients to become more aware of different aspects of themselves - those aspects that support and contribute to their well-being, and those that constrain or stagnate their potential. Together, we work towards mind-body integration for renewed purpose and well-being. I offer a free 20 minute consultation.
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Amina Akita Mohabbat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
(925) 208-0304
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
Katherine H Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I treat clients who have difficulty with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder as well as clients in the midst of a major life transition or grief. Many of my clients struggle to regulate their emotions. They either avoid emotions altogether or feel explosive or out of control of their emotions.
(925) 259-3408
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I treat clients who have difficulty with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder as well as clients in the midst of a major life transition or grief. Many of my clients struggle to regulate their emotions. They either avoid emotions altogether or feel explosive or out of control of their emotions.
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Stacie Coveleski
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Has it been difficult to get through the day? Are you constantly reminded of memories regarding past traumas? Finding yourself obsessing about food or your weight? Do you find it hard to connect with others? Are there topics that you do not feel comfortable sharing with others in your life? There is hope and I offer a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, environment for you to begin to heal. I can help you sort through and overcome what may be holding you back from living life fully. Seeking therapy is a courageous first step, let's work together to address your unique needs.
(925) 438-6533
Verified

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Has it been difficult to get through the day? Are you constantly reminded of memories regarding past traumas? Finding yourself obsessing about food or your weight? Do you find it hard to connect with others? Are there topics that you do not feel comfortable sharing with others in your life? There is hope and I offer a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, environment for you to begin to heal. I can help you sort through and overcome what may be holding you back from living life fully. Seeking therapy is a courageous first step, let's work together to address your unique needs.
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Kenyatta Black Jacobs
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy is that you, the client, feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. My goal is to provide a down-to-earth atmosphere where you feel free to be open and honest without judgment. Together we will work to build on your strengths allowing you to feel a greater sense of empowerment.
(510) 972-6150
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy is that you, the client, feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. My goal is to provide a down-to-earth atmosphere where you feel free to be open and honest without judgment. Together we will work to build on your strengths allowing you to feel a greater sense of empowerment.
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Joseph Charles Bentz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
You have every capacity within yourself needed to proceed safely in moving through the issues you face. You will always lead "Where to go or What to do" next. We will explore together where and how the need to have safety, connection, and meaning is guiding your life. This takes a strength and confidence that can be accessed and developed - new choices can be made. These choices restore vitality and contact with the inherent goodness which we can experience ever more strongly and which can become more consistently available to you.
(925) 301-8748
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
You have every capacity within yourself needed to proceed safely in moving through the issues you face. You will always lead "Where to go or What to do" next. We will explore together where and how the need to have safety, connection, and meaning is guiding your life. This takes a strength and confidence that can be accessed and developed - new choices can be made. These choices restore vitality and contact with the inherent goodness which we can experience ever more strongly and which can become more consistently available to you.
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Elese Lorentzen
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
You feel a chronic sense of loneliness and disconnection. You observe people who appear happier and spiritually 'lighter' than you and wonder if you will ever feel that way. You want to feel that way, but something is just weighing you down. You might recognize unresolved emotional pain inside you but can't identify its source. After all, you believe that you had a "pretty good childhood" and feel guilty having any complaints because "others had it so much worse than me." Or maybe the source of your disconnection and loneliness is more than apparent, but you struggle to move towards healing.
(510) 660-0199
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
You feel a chronic sense of loneliness and disconnection. You observe people who appear happier and spiritually 'lighter' than you and wonder if you will ever feel that way. You want to feel that way, but something is just weighing you down. You might recognize unresolved emotional pain inside you but can't identify its source. After all, you believe that you had a "pretty good childhood" and feel guilty having any complaints because "others had it so much worse than me." Or maybe the source of your disconnection and loneliness is more than apparent, but you struggle to move towards healing.
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Lucy M Watkins
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am trained as a clinical psychologist and have continued to update my understanding of current knowledge in the field. I have studied what factors help therapists provide the best possible help to clients. I provide a safe emotional environment to listen to you. I have been told I am a good listener my whole life. Many people say they feel calmer just talking to me.
(925) 304-6115
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I am trained as a clinical psychologist and have continued to update my understanding of current knowledge in the field. I have studied what factors help therapists provide the best possible help to clients. I provide a safe emotional environment to listen to you. I have been told I am a good listener my whole life. Many people say they feel calmer just talking to me.
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Leslie Hemedes
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves.
(925) 807-7184
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Welcome. Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble expressing your needs? Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself, and feel anxious about not meeting your expectations? Do you feel like your everyday responsibilities are getting harder for you to complete? Do you feel uncertain about how to manage feelings of distress? I am a psychologist that can help guide you toward relief. I aim to help individuals understand their concerns, strengths, and help them identify the tools necessary to manage distress, push through challenges, and understand how to become the best version of themselves.

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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in 94596 or for 94596 sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in 94596 and sexual violence in 94596. An 94596 therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.