Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
The issues on spirituality, mental health and psychology are part of my practice and interests. The frames I use are Psychodynamic and Tibetan Buddhism. How to overcome psychological conditioning and personal narratives that are too extreme and unrealistic. Many times some people find themselves in situations that aggravate their emotional pain, no way out but rather than look inside of themselves look out there, hoping that their live will change.
Sexual Abuse
(650) 530-0977
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Sexual Abuse
The issues on spirituality, mental health and psychology are part of my practice and interests. The frames I use are Psychodynamic and Tibetan Buddhism. How to overcome psychological conditioning and personal narratives that are too extreme and unrealistic. Many times some people find themselves in situations that aggravate their emotional pain, no way out but rather than look inside of themselves look out there, hoping that their live will change.
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San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94121
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (the inner critic, depression, anxiety...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness to and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 801-0456
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Sexual Abuse
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (the inner critic, depression, anxiety...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness to and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
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
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San Francisco, CA 94112
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I welcome you to journey inward with the support of another person by your side. In our work together, I hope to make space for all parts of your experience to come forward, especially ones that have seemed unacceptable or unwelcome in society. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. It is descriptive rather than prescriptive, and focused on the whole person and their environment.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 914-7597
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Sexual Abuse
I welcome you to journey inward with the support of another person by your side. In our work together, I hope to make space for all parts of your experience to come forward, especially ones that have seemed unacceptable or unwelcome in society. My approach to psychotherapy is holistic. It is descriptive rather than prescriptive, and focused on the whole person and their environment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121
We are all worried about what will happen and when will this be over. No one knows, there are no absolute answers. For some people the situation we find ourselves in is overwhelming. Some of what is going on can trigger memories bringing on depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intense fear, and negative memories from your past. I am accepting new clients that I will meet and treat via the internet during this time. I have over 28 years experience as a Trauma Therapist and work with mood disorders which are often the result of traumatic events. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much. I encourage you to reach out.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 886-5773
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San Francisco, CA 94121
Sexual Abuse
We are all worried about what will happen and when will this be over. No one knows, there are no absolute answers. For some people the situation we find ourselves in is overwhelming. Some of what is going on can trigger memories bringing on depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intense fear, and negative memories from your past. I am accepting new clients that I will meet and treat via the internet during this time. I have over 28 years experience as a Trauma Therapist and work with mood disorders which are often the result of traumatic events. Sometimes the weight of trauma can feel like too much. I encourage you to reach out.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
(628) 265-8337 x11
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
(510) 319-0688
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 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 :)
Sexual Abuse
(650) 282-3418
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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 :)
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
*Providing therapy online to all CA residents* You are tired of being haunted by your past. You have worked hard to be successful in your career and to overcome your childhood filled with trauma were you felt misunderstood and unloved. Like you didn't belong. And even today, as a successful woman, you still feel like you don't belong. You feel broken like something is wrong with you. All you want to feel is happy and whole but all you feel is empty and alone. You want to find love but dating is scary. In past relationships you always fear that the other person will leave you. You can never settle down and feel comfortable.
Sexual Abuse
(628) 209-4175
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sexual Abuse
*Providing therapy online to all CA residents* You are tired of being haunted by your past. You have worked hard to be successful in your career and to overcome your childhood filled with trauma were you felt misunderstood and unloved. Like you didn't belong. And even today, as a successful woman, you still feel like you don't belong. You feel broken like something is wrong with you. All you want to feel is happy and whole but all you feel is empty and alone. You want to find love but dating is scary. In past relationships you always fear that the other person will leave you. You can never settle down and feel comfortable.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94122
If you have experienced any level of trauma in your life, either developmentally as a child or through other life experiences, I can support you in slowly and gently releasing the effects of those traumas, and restoring your nervous system to its rightful, regulated state. Through the use of social engagement, guided awareness, movement, art, and other resources, we will explore ways to free you from the bondage of the past and worries about the future. In the safety of a supportive and loving environment, I will offer you guidance to help you live more fully in the present moment, with a deepened sense of joy and ease.
Sexual Abuse
(510) 463-1150
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94122
Sexual Abuse
If you have experienced any level of trauma in your life, either developmentally as a child or through other life experiences, I can support you in slowly and gently releasing the effects of those traumas, and restoring your nervous system to its rightful, regulated state. Through the use of social engagement, guided awareness, movement, art, and other resources, we will explore ways to free you from the bondage of the past and worries about the future. In the safety of a supportive and loving environment, I will offer you guidance to help you live more fully in the present moment, with a deepened sense of joy and ease.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AAMFT, 98858 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
I have an important responsibility when hearing pain and hardships of others. I work through Social Justice lenses in my being as a mental health professional. I offer you a warmth and direct approach in our work together. A therapeutic work that can inspire and challenge you to make changes in your life and relationships that you are needing or wanting to create. My specialty is working with families and young and older adults that had experience sexual or diverse type of community violence. I specialize in crafting a new road map of empowerment and hopeful meanings of the identity that your hoping to continue construct.
Sexual Abuse
(858) 751-4392
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94101
Sexual Abuse
I have an important responsibility when hearing pain and hardships of others. I work through Social Justice lenses in my being as a mental health professional. I offer you a warmth and direct approach in our work together. A therapeutic work that can inspire and challenge you to make changes in your life and relationships that you are needing or wanting to create. My specialty is working with families and young and older adults that had experience sexual or diverse type of community violence. I specialize in crafting a new road map of empowerment and hopeful meanings of the identity that your hoping to continue construct.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Have you been feeling like you aren't reaching your full potential? That you aren't connecting to your true self? Maybe this has been a feeling for most of your life, or it's a recent insight you have discovered. It could have been a trauma, from childhood or as an adult, that you experienced that seems to affect your life continually. Either way, my goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching that full potential and your whole self. Do not let the scars define your future; change and overcome. It would be an honor to walk alongside you in this healing process.
Sexual Abuse
(858) 943-0604
Verified
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Office is near:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sexual Abuse
Have you been feeling like you aren't reaching your full potential? That you aren't connecting to your true self? Maybe this has been a feeling for most of your life, or it's a recent insight you have discovered. It could have been a trauma, from childhood or as an adult, that you experienced that seems to affect your life continually. Either way, my goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching that full potential and your whole self. Do not let the scars define your future; change and overcome. It would be an honor to walk alongside you in this healing process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 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
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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.
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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
My belief is everything is interconnected. When we hurt in one area of our lives, often times the other areas hurt with it. As simple as it may sound, sometimes feeling our feelings can be hard work. Truly understanding and being honest with authentic selves can be challenging and sometimes scary. No one should have to do this alone. Together, we can deeply listen and nurture your authentic self to help you heal and grow. We are not just talking together, we are experiencing.
Sexual Abuse
(415) 496-0915
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Sexual Abuse
My belief is everything is interconnected. When we hurt in one area of our lives, often times the other areas hurt with it. As simple as it may sound, sometimes feeling our feelings can be hard work. Truly understanding and being honest with authentic selves can be challenging and sometimes scary. No one should have to do this alone. Together, we can deeply listen and nurture your authentic self to help you heal and grow. We are not just talking together, we are experiencing.

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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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Francisco. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Francisco

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.