Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have 25+ years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I work with mood disorders which often results from traumatic events. The issues of abuse affect all aspects of a persons life, i.e. poor self esteem, inability to bond in relationships and unresolved anger. I use EMDR with excellent results. I am an expert in all kinds of traumatic experiences and events, and am specialized in treating Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Trauma and Domestic Violence. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much and I encourage you to reach out to me so that I can guide in healing."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 886-5773
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have 25+ years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I work with mood disorders which often results from traumatic events. The issues of abuse affect all aspects of a persons life, i.e. poor self esteem, inability to bond in relationships and unresolved anger. I use EMDR with excellent results. I am an expert in all kinds of traumatic experiences and events, and am specialized in treating Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Trauma and Domestic Violence. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much and I encourage you to reach out to me so that I can guide in healing."
Kaia Anderson-Buckley,
San Francisco, California 94121
"Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self."
Sexual Abuse
(628) 333-2287
San Francisco, California 94121
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Sexual Abuse
"Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self."
Atheena Matcham, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Finding the right therapist can be scary. It takes a lot of courage to begin the search and build trust. I value this process and am honored to be a part of this sacred therapeutic relationship. I believe every individual has the strength within to grow and change. Having a safe space to reflect, learn, and explore can be helpful in the journey. I offer a safe space to work with individuals through life stress, transitions, painful experiences, & overall wellness."
Sexual Abuse
(628) 227-6420
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Sexual Abuse
"Finding the right therapist can be scary. It takes a lot of courage to begin the search and build trust. I value this process and am honored to be a part of this sacred therapeutic relationship. I believe every individual has the strength within to grow and change. Having a safe space to reflect, learn, and explore can be helpful in the journey. I offer a safe space to work with individuals through life stress, transitions, painful experiences, & overall wellness."
Kara Swedlow, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 347-8854
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"My work is integrative, blending depth psychology with studies in attachment, neuroscience, and relational and developmental psychology. I am influenced by analytic traditions which contain a focus on trauma, and studies in contemporary neuroscience, which show how our brains process our affective (emotional) experience, particularly in the context of relationship. In addition to discussing your current and historical life experiences in our sessions, we may incorporate your dreams and somatic (body) mindfulness practices, such as exploring body sensations and their emotional counterparts."
Gregory Desierto, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Growing up did you experience painful or confusing boundary violations? Did someone whom you trusted, respected, or even loved touch you or fondle you in a way that made you feel uncomfortable, scared, or perhaps even made you feel confused and pleasured? Do you feel embarrassed and bothered by your experience, and worry that others will not understand how you have been sexually violated and abused? Do you struggle with managing your romantic relationships, your friendships, as well as your emotions and thoughts because your past uncomfortable experience with sex have made sex and your sexuality confusing, uncomfortable or even overstimulating? You are not alone."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 569-1434
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"Growing up did you experience painful or confusing boundary violations? Did someone whom you trusted, respected, or even loved touch you or fondle you in a way that made you feel uncomfortable, scared, or perhaps even made you feel confused and pleasured? Do you feel embarrassed and bothered by your experience, and worry that others will not understand how you have been sexually violated and abused? Do you struggle with managing your romantic relationships, your friendships, as well as your emotions and thoughts because your past uncomfortable experience with sex have made sex and your sexuality confusing, uncomfortable or even overstimulating? You are not alone."
Eyal Goren, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
"Life is a journey, and sometimes we feel stuck or lost. My role is to support your unfolding journey towards healing and growth. Together, we can explore your experiences, see how earlier relationships continue to influence the quality of later ones, understand developmental transitions, and explore your belief systems and values. As the mystery of existence opens up, we come to understand what our life's journey is about. I believe that our potential is far greater than what we allow ourselves to experience."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 234-5846
Verified
San Francisco, California 94104
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Sexual Abuse
"Life is a journey, and sometimes we feel stuck or lost. My role is to support your unfolding journey towards healing and growth. Together, we can explore your experiences, see how earlier relationships continue to influence the quality of later ones, understand developmental transitions, and explore your belief systems and values. As the mystery of existence opens up, we come to understand what our life's journey is about. I believe that our potential is far greater than what we allow ourselves to experience."
Emelia Haiken, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom. "
Sexual Abuse
(415) 329-6954
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Sexual Abuse
"When emotional pain feels too much, it can also feel hopeless. Sometimes we hide that pain—turn into work & other distractions—or other times no matter the effort to hide it, it comes seeping out where we least desire it. I believe we can address your struggles & pain, as well as explore your past experiences to help heal the parts of you that have been hurt, abused or mistreated. Amongst my specialties on the right, I focus on working with survivors of sexual abuse to provide a safe space to explore troubling experiences. Sexual abuse can disrupt the ability to trust oneself and others but together we can help you regain freedom. "
Quandra Chaffers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"Sexual Abuse & Sex Solutions understands that healing from trauma takes time, compassion, and hard work. SASS works with teenagers and adults to change the script from "what's wrong with me," to "what happened to me." You may be struggling to get back to a sense of normal because abuse has impacted your sleep, relationships, work, or family. Maybe you feel like the past is coming back to haunt you and you can't focus. There is hope. I am here to give you tools to regain control. Flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and depression do not have to be the norm."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 792-0367
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Sexual Abuse
"Sexual Abuse & Sex Solutions understands that healing from trauma takes time, compassion, and hard work. SASS works with teenagers and adults to change the script from "what's wrong with me," to "what happened to me." You may be struggling to get back to a sense of normal because abuse has impacted your sleep, relationships, work, or family. Maybe you feel like the past is coming back to haunt you and you can't focus. There is hope. I am here to give you tools to regain control. Flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and depression do not have to be the norm."
Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Sexual Abuse
(650) 727-1761
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"Concierge therapy offered in Palo Alto, Rockridge & SF locations. You decide on the day, time, location, in-person or online. This modality is for busy professionals/students who want to graduate psychotherapy fast. Sessions are fun and focused. Most clients can graduate from therapy within 3-6 months for life transition problems. For severe trauma and mental health cases, it can a little longer. Specializing in teens, couples and individuals struggling with trauma, sexual abuse, substances abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, suicide, trust, abandonment, severe mental health and anger. "
Charles A Flinton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"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. "
Sexual Abuse
(415) 391-7171 x11
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"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. "
Christina Arguello, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, & families struggling with family and relationship conflict, complex grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :) ✨ Visit me on Instagram @TherapyForSurvivors"
Sexual Abuse
(650) 282-3418
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Sexual Abuse
"Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, & families struggling with family and relationship conflict, complex grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :) ✨ Visit me on Instagram @TherapyForSurvivors"
Leonicia A Castro, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community."
Sexual Abuse
(510) 662-6163
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community."
Sandra M Amat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"I specialize in Conscious Relationship. I help people learn how to show up as an adult for a conscious relationship with themselves and other people. We look at, excavate and rework personal and interpersonal dynamics, heal attachment wounding and past hurts and patterns that get in the way of healthy relating, developing the Emotional Intelligence necessary to show up. Please feel free to reach out or check out my website to learn more."
Sexual Abuse
(650) 385-8967
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Sexual Abuse
"I specialize in Conscious Relationship. I help people learn how to show up as an adult for a conscious relationship with themselves and other people. We look at, excavate and rework personal and interpersonal dynamics, heal attachment wounding and past hurts and patterns that get in the way of healthy relating, developing the Emotional Intelligence necessary to show up. Please feel free to reach out or check out my website to learn more."
Mor Gavish, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"Do You Want to Feel at Home Inside Yourself? Would you like to quiet and soothe your anxiety and fear? Would you like to feel connected and close to your partner? Whether you are experiencing a challenging time in your life now or have survived a traumatic event or just feel that it might be helpful to talk with someone - You don't have to go through it alone. In my experience working with many clients, I have found that although your struggle feels very alive now, there can be a different way to live your life."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 992-9806
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"Do You Want to Feel at Home Inside Yourself? Would you like to quiet and soothe your anxiety and fear? Would you like to feel connected and close to your partner? Whether you are experiencing a challenging time in your life now or have survived a traumatic event or just feel that it might be helpful to talk with someone - You don't have to go through it alone. In my experience working with many clients, I have found that although your struggle feels very alive now, there can be a different way to live your life."
Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 319-6218
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Sexual Abuse
"Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic."
Sally King, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
"I work with adults of all ethnicities, genders, and orientations. My approach is warm, real, collaborative and practical, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, EMDR to process traumatic memories, and sandplay therapy to explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 687-1149
Verified
San Francisco, California 94114
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Sexual Abuse
"I work with adults of all ethnicities, genders, and orientations. My approach is warm, real, collaborative and practical, drawing on different therapeutic models to target your specific needs. I use a psychodynamic lens to help you identify what past and present conditions are determining your choices and coming between you and a more satisfying way of life, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help you regulate emotions and gain perspective on self-defeating thoughts, EMDR to process traumatic memories, and sandplay therapy to explore states of mind that are difficult to put into words."
Deborah Caust, Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
"As a Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, I have the expertise to provide effective treatment of all sexual and relationship concerns. Therapy is interactive: I will listen to you, provide feedback, help you to understand why you are having difficulty, and use therapeutic techniques to make lasting change. I believe that therapy should be straightforward, solution-focused, and short-term. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment or to get more information."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 233-6236
Verified
San Francisco, California 94123
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Sexual Abuse
"As a Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, I have the expertise to provide effective treatment of all sexual and relationship concerns. Therapy is interactive: I will listen to you, provide feedback, help you to understand why you are having difficulty, and use therapeutic techniques to make lasting change. I believe that therapy should be straightforward, solution-focused, and short-term. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment or to get more information."
Elena Felder, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
"I work with individuals to create a safe place to explore patterns in your relationships, ways to heal from substance use or other self-destructive behaviors, or areas where you are stuck in fear or depression. I do both brief and long-term therapy with individuals and couples using a variety of techniques and modalities including deep listening, EMDR, relaxation training, exploring connections between current struggles and past experiences, increasing body awareness, and using creative expression as a part of therapy. Therapy can offer a way to reconnect with our creativity, our compassion, sexuality, spirituality and sense of humor."
Sexual Abuse
(510) 907-6651
Verified
San Francisco, California 94102
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Sexual Abuse
"I work with individuals to create a safe place to explore patterns in your relationships, ways to heal from substance use or other self-destructive behaviors, or areas where you are stuck in fear or depression. I do both brief and long-term therapy with individuals and couples using a variety of techniques and modalities including deep listening, EMDR, relaxation training, exploring connections between current struggles and past experiences, increasing body awareness, and using creative expression as a part of therapy. Therapy can offer a way to reconnect with our creativity, our compassion, sexuality, spirituality and sense of humor."
Carolyn H. Bray, Ph.D., Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
"In my 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I have had extensive experience working with adults who are trying to adjust to the problems that life presents to us---a difficult childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress, working with a child who has a difficult mental illness, sexual abuse,couples' relationship struggles (heterosexual, gay, and lesbian), and grief from the loss of someone treasured. Always my treatment goal is to facilitate the improvement in the quality of life for each individual and to look for the creative aspect within the destruction. Healing is a natural process, but sometimes it is difficult to remember that fact."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 689-1012
Verified
San Francisco, California 94118
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Sexual Abuse
"In my 30+ years practicing psychotherapy, I have had extensive experience working with adults who are trying to adjust to the problems that life presents to us---a difficult childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, stress, working with a child who has a difficult mental illness, sexual abuse,couples' relationship struggles (heterosexual, gay, and lesbian), and grief from the loss of someone treasured. Always my treatment goal is to facilitate the improvement in the quality of life for each individual and to look for the creative aspect within the destruction. Healing is a natural process, but sometimes it is difficult to remember that fact."
Ebonina Evans, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
"Supporting you with an open mind is what I am here for!  I freely & willing listen and respond to you as an individual and your personal life experience(s). The human experience has positive experiences, as well as, exposure to doubt, disappointment, uncertainty, loss, & sadness that accompanies life. Together, we can create an environment for you to move forward & use our therapeutic relationship to gain a greater self-understanding. I am available to you, as an instrument of change, while providing nonjudgemental listening, acceptance, & an empathetic understanding."
Sexual Abuse
(415) 319-9561
Verified
San Francisco, California 94115
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Sexual Abuse
"Supporting you with an open mind is what I am here for!  I freely & willing listen and respond to you as an individual and your personal life experience(s). The human experience has positive experiences, as well as, exposure to doubt, disappointment, uncertainty, loss, & sadness that accompanies life. Together, we can create an environment for you to move forward & use our therapeutic relationship to gain a greater self-understanding. I am available to you, as an instrument of change, while providing nonjudgemental listening, acceptance, & an empathetic understanding."

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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 San Francisco or for San Francisco 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 San Francisco and sexual violence in San Francisco. An San Francisco therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Francisco are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Francisco you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Francisco and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Francisco or family therapy in San Francisco.