Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP, CDMHRS, CCARS Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I'm committed to providing compassionate care in an accepting, safe and supportive environment. Together we will help you live without fear, to fulfill your dreams, destiny & purpose. Leave your past behind, to be who you were created to be. Learn how to apply your faith, practical spiritual solutions & practical psychological techniques to overcome problems related to: Love, Relationships, Sexual Trauma, Depression, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions & Approaching Real-World Challenges Based on Your Beliefs. Offering Spiritually-based Professional Counseling Services. Online Services Available Throughout Texas. Make a bold step forward
Sexual Abuse
(512) 549-2704
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Austin, TX 78705
Sexual Abuse
I'm committed to providing compassionate care in an accepting, safe and supportive environment. Together we will help you live without fear, to fulfill your dreams, destiny & purpose. Leave your past behind, to be who you were created to be. Learn how to apply your faith, practical spiritual solutions & practical psychological techniques to overcome problems related to: Love, Relationships, Sexual Trauma, Depression, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions & Approaching Real-World Challenges Based on Your Beliefs. Offering Spiritually-based Professional Counseling Services. Online Services Available Throughout Texas. Make a bold step forward
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Plagued with constant negative thoughts? Feel like you're in a fog or find yourself on autopilot? If these questions seem all too familiar, don't panic there is hope... I have a passion for working with individuals who have lost their drive, that fire and sense of hope that makes life exciting and worthwhile. I would like to help you move forward to find that spark deep inside. I will tailor the counseling experience to meet your specific needs and unique personality. I will work in collaboration with you to identify problematic areas and help you achieve your personal goals.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 843-7068
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Austin, TX 78745
Sexual Abuse
Plagued with constant negative thoughts? Feel like you're in a fog or find yourself on autopilot? If these questions seem all too familiar, don't panic there is hope... I have a passion for working with individuals who have lost their drive, that fire and sense of hope that makes life exciting and worthwhile. I would like to help you move forward to find that spark deep inside. I will tailor the counseling experience to meet your specific needs and unique personality. I will work in collaboration with you to identify problematic areas and help you achieve your personal goals.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 496-8244
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Austin, TX 78746
Sexual Abuse
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I believe that we are all predisposed to live happy, healthy, balanced lives. However, sometimes life experiences and nagging feelings of depression and anxiety can slow us down, making us feel stuck and hopeless. If this is where you are and would like to move toward more relaxation, peace, abundance, and joy in your life, I am here to help.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 842-6719
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Austin, TX 78750
Sexual Abuse
I believe that we are all predisposed to live happy, healthy, balanced lives. However, sometimes life experiences and nagging feelings of depression and anxiety can slow us down, making us feel stuck and hopeless. If this is where you are and would like to move toward more relaxation, peace, abundance, and joy in your life, I am here to help.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LCDC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78702
The journey toward healing and overall mental health can be difficult, and often, the most challenging part is knowing where to begin. You may feel stuck or even overwhelmed. My role is to eliminate that complexity, so you can concentrate on the path to recovery, and ultimately free yourself to focus on what matters to you most – your family, your career, your relationships. With specializations in research-based modalities - including EMDR, I empower my clients with the knowledge and understanding to face their challenges, stressors, or symptoms head-on. And in that process, free yourself from the mental barriers and fog weighing you down.
Sexual Abuse
(855) 410-0645
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Austin, TX 78702
Sexual Abuse
The journey toward healing and overall mental health can be difficult, and often, the most challenging part is knowing where to begin. You may feel stuck or even overwhelmed. My role is to eliminate that complexity, so you can concentrate on the path to recovery, and ultimately free yourself to focus on what matters to you most – your family, your career, your relationships. With specializations in research-based modalities - including EMDR, I empower my clients with the knowledge and understanding to face their challenges, stressors, or symptoms head-on. And in that process, free yourself from the mental barriers and fog weighing you down.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCYT Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Austin Trauma Therapy Center understands the ranges of psychotherapeutic approaches in use today and will integrate them as necessary. Often people struggle with utilizing unhealthy, adaptive coping skills to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. We can assist you with identifying strategies that will work for you to identify and modify maladaptive patterns that no longer serve you. Austin Trauma Therapy Center remains flexible, open and non-judgmental in an effort to cater to your unique needs while ensuring a high standard of quality care. Our approach is to meet you where you are in an authentic way.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 969-2204
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Austin, TX 78745
Sexual Abuse
Austin Trauma Therapy Center understands the ranges of psychotherapeutic approaches in use today and will integrate them as necessary. Often people struggle with utilizing unhealthy, adaptive coping skills to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. We can assist you with identifying strategies that will work for you to identify and modify maladaptive patterns that no longer serve you. Austin Trauma Therapy Center remains flexible, open and non-judgmental in an effort to cater to your unique needs while ensuring a high standard of quality care. Our approach is to meet you where you are in an authentic way.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78704
YOU are the most important person in your life and you have everything within you to change and live your best life. My education is in Marriage and Family Therapy and I have been licensed since 2003. I have worked with a variety of clients over the years and enjoy this work so very much. My approach is an in-depth, whole person connection. We are complex beings and also have the ability to heal ourselves within a safe environment. It’s important to identify the root cause of our behaviors in order to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. These are often a result of trauma or a significantly difficult experience.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 686-2205
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78704
Sexual Abuse
YOU are the most important person in your life and you have everything within you to change and live your best life. My education is in Marriage and Family Therapy and I have been licensed since 2003. I have worked with a variety of clients over the years and enjoy this work so very much. My approach is an in-depth, whole person connection. We are complex beings and also have the ability to heal ourselves within a safe environment. It’s important to identify the root cause of our behaviors in order to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. These are often a result of trauma or a significantly difficult experience.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
When overwhelm, trauma, relationships, and transitions impact us it can be difficult to navigate life. I offer a warm, authentic and compassionate presence to help you connect with wellbeing and possibilities. My view of healing is relational, and I welcome your full self.
Sexual Abuse
(737) 204-6881
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Austin, TX 78704
Sexual Abuse
When overwhelm, trauma, relationships, and transitions impact us it can be difficult to navigate life. I offer a warm, authentic and compassionate presence to help you connect with wellbeing and possibilities. My view of healing is relational, and I welcome your full self.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a brain impairment, NOT a weakness or character defect! If you still believe, "it was my fault," let me unequivocally say, "No, it wasn't." You were never, ever, ever responsible for what was done to you, no matter what the circumstances. Are you still believing that you will never get over the past, are destined to spend a life stuck and incapable of loving yourself or having healthy relationships? Please know that there is a path out of your trauma. Take courage. Take heart. Your path to healing is about to begin.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 643-7142
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Austin, TX 78746
Sexual Abuse
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a brain impairment, NOT a weakness or character defect! If you still believe, "it was my fault," let me unequivocally say, "No, it wasn't." You were never, ever, ever responsible for what was done to you, no matter what the circumstances. Are you still believing that you will never get over the past, are destined to spend a life stuck and incapable of loving yourself or having healthy relationships? Please know that there is a path out of your trauma. Take courage. Take heart. Your path to healing is about to begin.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78723
*Teletherapy only at this time* Michelle enjoys working alongside diverse clients. She often utilizes mindfulness and meditative techniques in her practice. She is EMDR trained and is enjoying this approach to helping clients move forward with healing. Michelle primarily draws from strengths-based approaches, utilizing expressive techniques such as art and music to highlight the therapeutic process. She tailors her approach to each person, primarily drawing from a basis of CBT, DBT, and other trauma informed, evidence-based therapies. She is empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
Sexual Abuse
(469) 209-4037
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Austin, TX 78723
Sexual Abuse
*Teletherapy only at this time* Michelle enjoys working alongside diverse clients. She often utilizes mindfulness and meditative techniques in her practice. She is EMDR trained and is enjoying this approach to helping clients move forward with healing. Michelle primarily draws from strengths-based approaches, utilizing expressive techniques such as art and music to highlight the therapeutic process. She tailors her approach to each person, primarily drawing from a basis of CBT, DBT, and other trauma informed, evidence-based therapies. She is empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78729
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Traumatic experiences can include: sexual and/or physical abuse, neglect, combat, accidents, natural disasters, grief, medical procedures, and work by first responders. In my experience, many individuals suffer from depression, anxiety, and substance abuse due to unresolved trauma. Yet, symptoms can either be eliminated or substantially resolved when it is properly processed. I have witnessed individuals, who have been unable to leave their homes or have healthy relationships, heal and transform their lives. It is fulfilling to be part of their journey.
Sexual Abuse
(817) 203-8824
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Austin, TX 78729
Sexual Abuse
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Traumatic experiences can include: sexual and/or physical abuse, neglect, combat, accidents, natural disasters, grief, medical procedures, and work by first responders. In my experience, many individuals suffer from depression, anxiety, and substance abuse due to unresolved trauma. Yet, symptoms can either be eliminated or substantially resolved when it is properly processed. I have witnessed individuals, who have been unable to leave their homes or have healthy relationships, heal and transform their lives. It is fulfilling to be part of their journey.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78751
Do you often feel misunderstood? Have you been told to toughen up because you are "too sensitive"? Do you long to feel closer to others but feel overwhelmed by the task? Having the capacity for depth and complexity can be difficult to navigate in our competitive, linear-oriented, results-driven culture. Knowing and accepting yourself for simply "you" (not who others think you should be) is an important practice to cultivate and will help release toxic stress and shame, enabling you to connect more deeply with others.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 969-6454
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Austin, TX 78751
Sexual Abuse
Do you often feel misunderstood? Have you been told to toughen up because you are "too sensitive"? Do you long to feel closer to others but feel overwhelmed by the task? Having the capacity for depth and complexity can be difficult to navigate in our competitive, linear-oriented, results-driven culture. Knowing and accepting yourself for simply "you" (not who others think you should be) is an important practice to cultivate and will help release toxic stress and shame, enabling you to connect more deeply with others.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
A strong sense of self and well-being. Healthy connection in relationships. Positive, vibrant sexuality. Most of us want a meaningful life infused with these qualities, yet many struggle with the impact of grief, trauma, and troubled relationships. Through integration of Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered psychotherapy, with psychodynamic, relational counseling, I support clients to find their own innate ability to grow, to change and to find their unique path to healing. Whether you are seeking support to make a few changes in your life, or a partner and ally on your journey of transformation, let's talk and see whether we might work together.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 686-2528
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Austin, TX 78704
Sexual Abuse
A strong sense of self and well-being. Healthy connection in relationships. Positive, vibrant sexuality. Most of us want a meaningful life infused with these qualities, yet many struggle with the impact of grief, trauma, and troubled relationships. Through integration of Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered psychotherapy, with psychodynamic, relational counseling, I support clients to find their own innate ability to grow, to change and to find their unique path to healing. Whether you are seeking support to make a few changes in your life, or a partner and ally on your journey of transformation, let's talk and see whether we might work together.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSOTP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Reaching out to a therapist for help can be an intimidating process and I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for adults, children, and teenagers, that makes talking about, and dealing with, deeply personal things less overwhelming. Many of the clients who work with me are struggling to have the kind of life they wish to have. Sometimes this is because of old behavior patterns that aren't working for them anymore, or symptoms or challenges they face because of past experiences that have made coping with current circumstances difficult.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 309-7762
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Austin, TX 78752
Sexual Abuse
Reaching out to a therapist for help can be an intimidating process and I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for adults, children, and teenagers, that makes talking about, and dealing with, deeply personal things less overwhelming. Many of the clients who work with me are struggling to have the kind of life they wish to have. Sometimes this is because of old behavior patterns that aren't working for them anymore, or symptoms or challenges they face because of past experiences that have made coping with current circumstances difficult.
Photo of Kathryn (Katie) Barksdale, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
You're here because you're hurting. Maybe it's from a past abusive relationship -- romantic or otherwise. Perhaps you had a neglectful, dismissive, or intrusive parents. Maybe you experienced sexual abuse. Whatever the reason, you find yourself anxious, numb, or just plain overwhelmed by your feelings. Sometimes you find it hard to enjoy life, the past keeps coming up. You find yourself wishing you didn't feel the things you do. You're afraid that there's something wrong with you because you can't get over it. I'm here to tell you that there's hope. Therapy can help with these issues and you don't have to do it alone.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 710-1354
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Austin, TX 78759
Sexual Abuse
You're here because you're hurting. Maybe it's from a past abusive relationship -- romantic or otherwise. Perhaps you had a neglectful, dismissive, or intrusive parents. Maybe you experienced sexual abuse. Whatever the reason, you find yourself anxious, numb, or just plain overwhelmed by your feelings. Sometimes you find it hard to enjoy life, the past keeps coming up. You find yourself wishing you didn't feel the things you do. You're afraid that there's something wrong with you because you can't get over it. I'm here to tell you that there's hope. Therapy can help with these issues and you don't have to do it alone.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78728
* Currently full, email to be placed on Waitlist* I believe that every person has the ability to heal and that power comes from within. I work with individuals and families to help them find peace and strength. I have experience working with women, men and children who have experienced traumatic life events. Depression and anxiety - sadness and fear - are areas that I help clients gain power over symptoms to find peace within. A philosophy that I use to guide my approach is this: in life pain is inevitable, suffering, however, is not. If you are suffering know that help exists in the form of compassionate and caring counseling.
Sexual Abuse
(734) 292-8897
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78728
Sexual Abuse
* Currently full, email to be placed on Waitlist* I believe that every person has the ability to heal and that power comes from within. I work with individuals and families to help them find peace and strength. I have experience working with women, men and children who have experienced traumatic life events. Depression and anxiety - sadness and fear - are areas that I help clients gain power over symptoms to find peace within. A philosophy that I use to guide my approach is this: in life pain is inevitable, suffering, however, is not. If you are suffering know that help exists in the form of compassionate and caring counseling.
Photo of Russell Kauitzsch, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78759
I love my job and working with different populations and needs! My areas of greatest experience include trauma, crisis, sexual abuse/assault, EMDR, grief and loss, LGBT+, gender identity, Military, Police, Fire, EMS and other first responders, and general counseling needs as well. If you are looking to heal, grow and/or make a change, counseling is a great way to do that; to find or restore balance, peace, calm, well-being, and overall happiness. I believe in the power of a healthy therapeutic relationship and I am dedicated to helping you reach your counseling goals. I'm here when you're ready!
Sexual Abuse
(512) 237-7975
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78759
Sexual Abuse
I love my job and working with different populations and needs! My areas of greatest experience include trauma, crisis, sexual abuse/assault, EMDR, grief and loss, LGBT+, gender identity, Military, Police, Fire, EMS and other first responders, and general counseling needs as well. If you are looking to heal, grow and/or make a change, counseling is a great way to do that; to find or restore balance, peace, calm, well-being, and overall happiness. I believe in the power of a healthy therapeutic relationship and I am dedicated to helping you reach your counseling goals. I'm here when you're ready!
Photo of Eleanor Brown Lpc Associate Supervised By Betty Lou Mitchell Lpc-S, LPC Intern
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
You've been told to forget the past, forgive, and move on. You feel hurt, broken, misunderstood, alone. It's as if your emotions are taking control over everything you think, do, touch. Fear and shame invade every area of your life. You want to cry and are sure that you won’t be able to stop. You are sure that no one would ever be able to love you if they knew the “true” you. You wonder if you will ever be able to move past the pain, the hurt, and the “past” to have a healthy and fulfilling life. You don’t have to keep living like this. The time for change is now!
Sexual Abuse
(254) 272-0873
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
Sexual Abuse
You've been told to forget the past, forgive, and move on. You feel hurt, broken, misunderstood, alone. It's as if your emotions are taking control over everything you think, do, touch. Fear and shame invade every area of your life. You want to cry and are sure that you won’t be able to stop. You are sure that no one would ever be able to love you if they knew the “true” you. You wonder if you will ever be able to move past the pain, the hurt, and the “past” to have a healthy and fulfilling life. You don’t have to keep living like this. The time for change is now!
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RYT Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Feeling that something is off and not knowing how to get things back on track can leave us feeling stuck. I help people who feel that they have lost connection to their true selves because of trauma, the stress of everyday life, or troubled relationships reclaim lost aspects of themselves.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 430-5238
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Austin, TX 78748
Sexual Abuse
Feeling that something is off and not knowing how to get things back on track can leave us feeling stuck. I help people who feel that they have lost connection to their true selves because of trauma, the stress of everyday life, or troubled relationships reclaim lost aspects of themselves.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor specializing in adolescents, adults and those in the helping field. I am a trauma informed therapist who works diligently to assist her clients in feeling safe within the therapeutic process. I work with clients of all ages, with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, family issues, stress, anxiety, self-harm, adjustment issues and mood disorders.
Sexual Abuse
(512) 640-2505
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Austin, TX 78704
Sexual Abuse
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor specializing in adolescents, adults and those in the helping field. I am a trauma informed therapist who works diligently to assist her clients in feeling safe within the therapeutic process. I work with clients of all ages, with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, family issues, stress, anxiety, self-harm, adjustment issues and mood disorders.

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

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