Counselor, BSc, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
Sexual Abuse
(704) 312-7565
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Sexual Abuse
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
Photo of Sadia Upright, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCA, CA Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28212
Are you struggling with feelings of worthlessness, overwhelming sadness, and thoughts about not being good enough? Have you suffered from deep trauma that has haunted you throughout your life, causing unbelievable pain? Are the things that used to work to help you deal with pain now apparently falling short? Often people reach a point in their lives where the pain from the past can no longer be ignored. You tell yourself everything is fine, but suddenly, it's not.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 404-2714
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Charlotte, NC 28212
Sexual Abuse
Are you struggling with feelings of worthlessness, overwhelming sadness, and thoughts about not being good enough? Have you suffered from deep trauma that has haunted you throughout your life, causing unbelievable pain? Are the things that used to work to help you deal with pain now apparently falling short? Often people reach a point in their lives where the pain from the past can no longer be ignored. You tell yourself everything is fine, but suddenly, it's not.
Photo of Patty Virkler, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
The decision to enter the counseling process may involve letting go of stigmas and fears. I strive to create a safe environment in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard so that each client feels the freedom to explore intimate concerns. I hold a PhD in counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and am a certified hypnotherapist. My theoretical approach to counseling employs aspects of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy. All are well established and respected therapies.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 366-5444
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Charlotte, NC 28210
Sexual Abuse
The decision to enter the counseling process may involve letting go of stigmas and fears. I strive to create a safe environment in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard so that each client feels the freedom to explore intimate concerns. I hold a PhD in counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and am a certified hypnotherapist. My theoretical approach to counseling employs aspects of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy. All are well established and respected therapies.
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Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. When working with trauma survivors, my theoretical orientation is based on cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and existential therapy techniques, as well as the 3-Stage Trauma Recovery model developed by Dr. Janet Hansen. Dr. Hansen’s model focuses on helping the patient develop safety and stability before addressing traumatic memories. A focus on the mind and body is an important component of my work with clients.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 414-8084 x416
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Charlotte, NC 28204
Sexual Abuse
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. When working with trauma survivors, my theoretical orientation is based on cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and existential therapy techniques, as well as the 3-Stage Trauma Recovery model developed by Dr. Janet Hansen. Dr. Hansen’s model focuses on helping the patient develop safety and stability before addressing traumatic memories. A focus on the mind and body is an important component of my work with clients.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I often speak with survivors of sexual abuse who-- perhaps like you-- have focused for the better part of their life on their education, their career, their marriage, or on caring for their children. They thought they had “gotten over it,” that the abuse they suffered has been locked away tightly enough...but inside they know it continues as an undercurrent in their life. When feelings surface, they feel broken, powerless, that their voice doesn’t matter. Sometimes they think they will never be loved, or that they don’t deserve love. They may think that it’s their fault and that they should have done something differently.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 486-2541
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Sexual Abuse
I often speak with survivors of sexual abuse who-- perhaps like you-- have focused for the better part of their life on their education, their career, their marriage, or on caring for their children. They thought they had “gotten over it,” that the abuse they suffered has been locked away tightly enough...but inside they know it continues as an undercurrent in their life. When feelings surface, they feel broken, powerless, that their voice doesn’t matter. Sometimes they think they will never be loved, or that they don’t deserve love. They may think that it’s their fault and that they should have done something differently.
Photo of Safe Alliance, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 935-2353
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Charlotte, NC 28202
Sexual Abuse
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Photo of Carole 'Bentley' Ball, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I feel best suited to work with adult men and women who struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or a sense of powerlessness which limits their participation in life whether it be work, love or play. I am particularly interested in working with adults who are aware of sexual misuse in their childhood or adolescence which may be continuing to have influence on their current situation. I want to provide a space where the unique stories of each client may be named, felt and explored in light of their current relationships for the purpose of finding hope for the future.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 404-2702
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Sexual Abuse
I feel best suited to work with adult men and women who struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or a sense of powerlessness which limits their participation in life whether it be work, love or play. I am particularly interested in working with adults who are aware of sexual misuse in their childhood or adolescence which may be continuing to have influence on their current situation. I want to provide a space where the unique stories of each client may be named, felt and explored in light of their current relationships for the purpose of finding hope for the future.
Photo of Traci Withrow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273
Research shows that the number one predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between a client and their therapist. Specific therapy modalities are important, but clients report the most progress when they feel that they have truly been heard and understood by a caring therapist. My approach goes beyond just developing insight and changing thoughts. Together, we will do a "deep dive" into underlying burdens and core negative beliefs to release you from their grip so you can live the life you want and deserve.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 999-8284
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Charlotte, NC 28273
Sexual Abuse
Research shows that the number one predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between a client and their therapist. Specific therapy modalities are important, but clients report the most progress when they feel that they have truly been heard and understood by a caring therapist. My approach goes beyond just developing insight and changing thoughts. Together, we will do a "deep dive" into underlying burdens and core negative beliefs to release you from their grip so you can live the life you want and deserve.
Photo of Sue Anne Wrenn, LCSW,BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Board Certified in Clinical Social Work, I'm a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing and certified in two main methodologies: 1) EMDR THERAPY for adults with adverse life experiences, emotional trauma or P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); and 2) IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY for couples. I've had lots of training in treating sexual abuse, as well as substance abuse. I'm also a Certified EMDRIA Consultant.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 457-1105
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Charlotte, NC 28209
Sexual Abuse
Board Certified in Clinical Social Work, I'm a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing and certified in two main methodologies: 1) EMDR THERAPY for adults with adverse life experiences, emotional trauma or P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); and 2) IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY for couples. I've had lots of training in treating sexual abuse, as well as substance abuse. I'm also a Certified EMDRIA Consultant.
Photo of Vickey Lynn Maclin, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, PsyD Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273
Bright Cares is an agency that seeks to help clients in all walks of life; young-old, male-female, individuals of all races and ethnicities who are dealing with any number of issues. We desire to demonstrate care and commitment to those who come for therapy. Dr. Maclin specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. However, her work extends out to young adults, older adults and the elderly. Feel free to contact her and schedule an appointment.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 223-3606
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Charlotte, NC 28273
Sexual Abuse
Bright Cares is an agency that seeks to help clients in all walks of life; young-old, male-female, individuals of all races and ethnicities who are dealing with any number of issues. We desire to demonstrate care and commitment to those who come for therapy. Dr. Maclin specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. However, her work extends out to young adults, older adults and the elderly. Feel free to contact her and schedule an appointment.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
You're likely here because something in your life isn't working for you and you want things to change. You want to get unstuck, you want to let go of the past. You want to live a more meaningful life and have healthy thriving relationships. You want to regain your confidence and to let go of worry and fear. Or, maybe you're tired of feeling frustrated by depression symptoms. Perhaps you are dealing with the effects of trauma. Whatever your story, there is help for you.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 292-8306
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Charlotte, NC 28262
Sexual Abuse
You're likely here because something in your life isn't working for you and you want things to change. You want to get unstuck, you want to let go of the past. You want to live a more meaningful life and have healthy thriving relationships. You want to regain your confidence and to let go of worry and fear. Or, maybe you're tired of feeling frustrated by depression symptoms. Perhaps you are dealing with the effects of trauma. Whatever your story, there is help for you.
Photo of P & G Clinical Services, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28212
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural professional who has worked with traumatized children and their families. I specialized in treating children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. I have also worked with individuals with other mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, impulse control, addiction disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.). Hablo y ofresco servicios en Español.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 207-0995
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Charlotte, NC 28212
Sexual Abuse
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural professional who has worked with traumatized children and their families. I specialized in treating children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. I have also worked with individuals with other mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, impulse control, addiction disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.). Hablo y ofresco servicios en Español.
Photo of Myriam Rabaste, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, II Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Every life trauma and struggle can be transformed into strength and beauty. My passion is to work alongside those who are determined to face their pain, fears and limitations and to engage into the discovery process of all they can be. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, adjustments issues and anxiety. I also work with people (artist, athletes) who wish to develop their performance and creativity. Additionally, I run a weekly DBT group for women.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 870-2290
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Charlotte, NC 28262
Sexual Abuse
Every life trauma and struggle can be transformed into strength and beauty. My passion is to work alongside those who are determined to face their pain, fears and limitations and to engage into the discovery process of all they can be. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, adjustments issues and anxiety. I also work with people (artist, athletes) who wish to develop their performance and creativity. Additionally, I run a weekly DBT group for women.
Photo of A.M.A Counseling Services, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Hello, my name is Ama Owusuaa, and I believe therapy is a collaborative effort. My approach is client-centered, based on the belief that every individual brings a unique outlook on personal, family and cultural experiences. In our sessions, we will explore different areas in your life that you feel may be causing you distress. We will look at the way your family/cultural history has impacted your values, behaviors, and relationships in a safe environment. My hope is that together, you will gain insight that will promote awareness and lead to a positive change
Sexual Abuse
(704) 272-4382
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Charlotte, NC 28209
Sexual Abuse
Hello, my name is Ama Owusuaa, and I believe therapy is a collaborative effort. My approach is client-centered, based on the belief that every individual brings a unique outlook on personal, family and cultural experiences. In our sessions, we will explore different areas in your life that you feel may be causing you distress. We will look at the way your family/cultural history has impacted your values, behaviors, and relationships in a safe environment. My hope is that together, you will gain insight that will promote awareness and lead to a positive change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
In my practice, I work to provide a safe, encouraging and supportive environment to help clients effectively manage feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, shame and guilt associated with past trauma and abuse. I will provide tools for coping with overwhelming feelings, and I will help guide my clients on a path of self-reflection and personal growth to help achieve the goals they set for therapy. I offer a non-judgmental environment and I welcome members of the GLBT community.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 404-2870
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Sexual Abuse
In my practice, I work to provide a safe, encouraging and supportive environment to help clients effectively manage feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, shame and guilt associated with past trauma and abuse. I will provide tools for coping with overwhelming feelings, and I will help guide my clients on a path of self-reflection and personal growth to help achieve the goals they set for therapy. I offer a non-judgmental environment and I welcome members of the GLBT community.
Photo of Michelle Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
EMDR and Brainspotting are evidence based therapeutic modalities proven effective in managing the effects of traumatic events, including grief. Trauma can be a single event (ie sexual assault) or complex, accumulated from years of stressful memories. Your body stores trauma in a variety of forms. Headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, hypervigilance, irritability, and panic attacks are common. EMDR and Brainspotting allow your brain to access its natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers. Brains heal from psychological trauma, much like bodies heal from physical trauma.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 500-9180
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Charlotte, NC 28226
Sexual Abuse
EMDR and Brainspotting are evidence based therapeutic modalities proven effective in managing the effects of traumatic events, including grief. Trauma can be a single event (ie sexual assault) or complex, accumulated from years of stressful memories. Your body stores trauma in a variety of forms. Headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, hypervigilance, irritability, and panic attacks are common. EMDR and Brainspotting allow your brain to access its natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers. Brains heal from psychological trauma, much like bodies heal from physical trauma.
Photo of Life & Wellness Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLLC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28269
Sometimes trying to manage everything at once can cause you to feel alone, exhausted, taken for granted, misunderstood, unappreciated, or question yourself. We get it, and we're here to help! Finding balance amongst the many roles you play, developing a solid sense of beliefs and self-worth, and being able to understand/communicate your emotions, promotes a sense of personal growth and accomplishment that will allow you to live fully. Life & Wellness can help you manage the different challenges of everyday life by providing emotional, social, physical, and/or spiritual support.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 350-2581
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28269
Sexual Abuse
Sometimes trying to manage everything at once can cause you to feel alone, exhausted, taken for granted, misunderstood, unappreciated, or question yourself. We get it, and we're here to help! Finding balance amongst the many roles you play, developing a solid sense of beliefs and self-worth, and being able to understand/communicate your emotions, promotes a sense of personal growth and accomplishment that will allow you to live fully. Life & Wellness can help you manage the different challenges of everyday life by providing emotional, social, physical, and/or spiritual support.
Photo of Markia Hearst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28269
You are incredibly brave for seeking help. You are doing the best you can and are still hurting. The hurt may be a result of current circumstances, past experiences, familial discord, or societal nonacceptance. Whether the help is for you or your child, I am here to help. My name is Markia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children ages 10+, adolescents, and adults. I believe in the power of human connection and value the life experience of each client I serve. My style is gentle and honest. My role as a therapist is to aid in the restorative process by providing a safe, peaceful space for healing.
Sexual Abuse
(980) 393-8974
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28269
Sexual Abuse
You are incredibly brave for seeking help. You are doing the best you can and are still hurting. The hurt may be a result of current circumstances, past experiences, familial discord, or societal nonacceptance. Whether the help is for you or your child, I am here to help. My name is Markia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children ages 10+, adolescents, and adults. I believe in the power of human connection and value the life experience of each client I serve. My style is gentle and honest. My role as a therapist is to aid in the restorative process by providing a safe, peaceful space for healing.
Photo of Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
No two therapeutic journeys are alike. They reflect the unique interactions of the individuals involved in the process. Therapist and patient enter into a relationship through which, when things go well, "more" becomes possible: more life, more love, more play, more feelings, more thought, more choice, more reflection. Specializing in work with adult survivors of childhood & adolescent sexual abuse, I combine psychodynamic, developmental, and trauma perspectives. The past can truly become past and the present freed to become reflective of the genuine talents, hopes, yearnings of the person with whom I journey.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 315-5019 x304
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Charlotte, NC 28210
Sexual Abuse
No two therapeutic journeys are alike. They reflect the unique interactions of the individuals involved in the process. Therapist and patient enter into a relationship through which, when things go well, "more" becomes possible: more life, more love, more play, more feelings, more thought, more choice, more reflection. Specializing in work with adult survivors of childhood & adolescent sexual abuse, I combine psychodynamic, developmental, and trauma perspectives. The past can truly become past and the present freed to become reflective of the genuine talents, hopes, yearnings of the person with whom I journey.
Photo of Ebony Jones-Locklear, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
"Our worst break could spark our biggest breakthrough and our darkest moment can lead us to light". Nothing inspires me more than offering hope to those who are in need and seeking to embark on a healing journey to become the best version of their self. I wholeheartedly, believe in assisting you in facing difficult life challenges, past trauma, pain, worry, and or fears to develop tranquility from the inside out.
Sexual Abuse
(704) 980-3082
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Charlotte, NC 28203
Sexual Abuse
"Our worst break could spark our biggest breakthrough and our darkest moment can lead us to light". Nothing inspires me more than offering hope to those who are in need and seeking to embark on a healing journey to become the best version of their self. I wholeheartedly, believe in assisting you in facing difficult life challenges, past trauma, pain, worry, and or fears to develop tranquility from the inside out.

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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 Charlotte or for Charlotte 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 Charlotte and sexual violence in Charlotte. An Charlotte 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 Charlotte are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Charlotte. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Charlotte

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