Sexual Abuse Therapists in Chattanooga, TN

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Eryn Hawks Wilkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC, CCTP
Verified
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with additional training in sex therapy I am prepared to build relationships with clients who have experienced various traumatic events, whether that be a car accident or sexual abuse .
"There is nothing wrong with you. There is something wrong with what happened to you." The ways we are treated by others can convince us that there is something inherently wrong with who we are. Trauma and negative life experiences teach us what to believe about ourselves and the world around us, but sometimes they inform us inaccurately. Whether you've experienced abuse, difficult relationships, loss, or grief, I would love the opportunity to join you as you rediscover who you are and walk into healing and wholeness.
(423) 430-9273 
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Not accepting new clients
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Anaely (Ani) Hernandez Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Additionally, I have specialized training in trauma treatment for emotional, physical, and sexual abuse .
I'm a firm believer that we were never intended to do life alone, and that everyone has a story worth telling. But, so often shame, guilt or embarrassment, silences us, and our stories go untold. Oftentimes, robbing us of living life fully. It is my desire to foster an environment where clients feel safe and accepted as they pursue healing and growth. I'm humbled and honored to walk alongside of my clients during some of their most difficult times. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, relational, and empowering. I focus my practice on serving young children, adults of all ages, and families.
(423) 401-9432 
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Not accepting new clients
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Katie Woodruff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I see individual clients aged 18 and up, most commonly struggling with feelings of isolation, difficulty in relationships, depression, anxiety, guilt/shame, negative view of self, difficulty with fluctuating emotions and issues related to trauma (which includes a range of experiences such as early emotional neglect, childhood or adult emotional/physical/ sexual abuse , exposure to violence in the community, exposure to systemic racism or sexism, among many others.)
 
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Offers online therapy
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Tracy McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Additionally, I have specialized training in trauma treatment, including single episodic trauma as well as prolonged exposure to trauma resulting from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse .
I believe that genuine growth occurs within the context of a safe, nurturing, and at times gently challenging relationship. I desire to integrate issues of mind and body while helping individuals access their resiliency that resides within. I describe my therapeutic style as collaborative and relational, believing that we all grow best in community and in relationship with others. Ultimately, I hope to cultivate an atmosphere where clients feel accepted both for their strengths and areas of growth.
(423) 781-0542 
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Not accepting new clients
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Deborah Lancaster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I also work with sexuality issues including sexual abuse or trauma, dysfunction, and communication surrounding sexuality.
It takes tremendous courage to choose to walk through difficult places on the path towards healing, and it takes even more courage to invite a counselor to walk with you. I consider it an honor to join with my clients as they face the challenges in life, whether it be wounds from trauma, struggles with managing mood and thoughts, issues with relational functioning, sexuality or unhealthy coping. I believe there is power in relationship and I consider it a joy to help clients learn how to better relate to themselves, others and the world around them.
(423) 438-1829 
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
Not accepting new clients
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Nathan Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC-IL, LPCMHSP, CADC
Verified
specializes in cross-cultural adjustment issues, trauma/PTSD, physical & sexual abuse , healing from racial discrimination, chemical dependency and sexual addictions, young adults, first responders, helping professions, compassion fatigue, at-risk youth, attachment disorders, depression/bi-polar, grief & loss, life transitions, and spiritual development.
Nathan has a pursued a career of inviting others into safety, healing, and growth through counseling, chaplaincy, and mentoring. He is licensed in both Illinois (Telehealth) and Tennessee (in-person and telehealth). Experienced in working with multiple varieties of trauma, addiction, grief, and life transitions.
(423) 556-4742 
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Chattanooga, TN 37412
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sue M. Bushrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Working with individuals whom have experienced trauma, sexual abuse , grief and loss, helping to process the pain, in their own time frame and begin healing.
Is life hard and your heart hurting ? Are you struggling ? Do you need relief? Has your family suffered from trauma, loss, change, or heartache? Are you a Veteran struggling? Is your marriage hard? Is your teenager struggling? Are you in professional ministry with no safe place to express the difficulties of ministry. Do you feel depressed after a major life event? I would love to help you or your family!
(951) 305-4150 
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Offers online therapy
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Janine V Best
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP, NCC, LPC
Verified
There are many unexpected challenges in life to cope with and it may be with your child, a traumatic experience, a loss of a loved one or even with your own personal experiences in life. These are all challenges that you can face daily. You may be struggling to make it daily, you may find it difficult to engage in activities, and seem to always be worrying about what is next. You can live a meaningful productive life and cope with all the challenges that life throws at you.
(423) 205-1680 
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified
Whether it’s anxiety that has crippled us, a loss that has left us with overwhelming depression, or a traumatic event– we all need additional support at times. Therapy allows a non-judgemental and objective approach from life’s challenges. I operate from a client centered approach and believe you are capable to knowing your needs. I specialize in working with individuals, but as a Marriage and Family therapist, I believe change comes from relationships and personal connections.
(423) 205-1107 
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Offers online therapy
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Shelby Gregory
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP
I believe that you have the answers within you and I am here to help you find them. Therapy offers a steady presence when exploring and understanding current patterns by looking to the past and making meaning of what makes you who you are today. I aim to enhance self-awareness, identify values, challenge growth, and create deeper levels of self-compassion within a safe environment. My approach to therapy is rooted in a relational and somatic perspective. I believe here we can gain an understanding of your inner self by observing how you interact with the world and engage with the wisdom of your body.
(423) 954-7111 
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
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Meredith Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Every person has a unique experience and story that is worthy to be heard. I work primarily with adolescents and adults to help them find inner congruence and healing through a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, sexual trauma, PTSD, sexuality and gender exploration, and trauma. I consider it an honor to be allowed into another person's story and remind them that they are not alone as they seek healing.
(423) 214-2056 
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
Offers online therapy
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Tiffany Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a dual licensed in Tennessee and Florida. I graduated from the Advanced Placement Master's Program with honor at the University of Southern Indiana in 1998, and I have 21 years of experience in the field of Social Work. I have had the privilege of working with clients in their homes, as well as in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My specialties include trauma,PTSD, grief, anxiety, difficult life adjustments, depression, stress, and sexual issues. Each client's treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs in a safe, calming, and confidential environment.
(423) 800-5973 
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Chattanooga, TN 37405
Offers online therapy
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Courtney Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Life can be pretty horrible sometimes, leaving you feeling hopeless, isolated, angry, and afraid. LGBTQ+ persons are at a higher risk for mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, and suicidality, yet they are less likely to pursue treatment out of fear of rejection. It is my goal to walk beside you through everything life is throwing at you, from mental health concerns, to relational conflicts, to identity exploration, to spirituality questions, providing a safe space for you to face your demons and move towards health. Just by exploring your options, you are already taking a brave first step.
(423) 380-0659 
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Not accepting new clients
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Kristin Stark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPTT-C, CSAT-C
Verified
You've just found out your partner has betrayed you and you feel shocked and heartbroken. Research and reading countless articles and books to try and make sense out of it hasn’t worked and you're still hurting. It’s lonely and feels hopeless. You see your friends and wonder if you are the only one that's been betrayed. On the outside, no one would ever know, but on the inside, you fear your relationship never be the same and it has to be something you learn to accept. The frustrating part is that you had no idea and were completely blindsided. You thought you knew who your partner is, but now you're questioning everything.
(423) 446-1431 
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Maag
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, CRC
Verified
Have you ever had someone ask how you’re doing, then completely check out before you have the chance to answer? There is transformative power in simply being heard. My goal is to allow you that experience because that is where healing and change will start. Together, we can work toward finding solutions that will support your relationships, your goals, and your life. Our struggles come in a variety of packages: painful life events, dealing with self-sabotaging behaviors (like addictions), a birth condition or disability, walking through the fear and pain when you’re told your child has a disabling condition.
(423) 537-4803 x104 
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Chattanooga, TN 37412
Offers online therapy
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Amy C Coffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified
"Strength does not reside in having never been broken, but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places." As a therapist, I believe that it is in brokenness that one finds strength, and that it is in the darkest places that hope and healing emerge. My passion is helping individuals grow strong in the midst of their pain and brokenness. I am passionate about working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma and/or life transition issues, helping them to walk through the process of healing and recovery.
(423) 398-6429 
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Chattanooga, TN 37412
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Caroline Rowlader
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
My ideal clients are adults (ages 25-38) struggling with anxiety, depression, and phase of life changes. My clients are navigating new chapters in their lives, including career changes, dating/marriage relationships, and changing family dynamics. They are motivated for change and open to feedback and alternative perspectives. They are seeking a telehealth-only therapist for added scheduling flexibility, confidentiality, and transportability.
(423) 205-4032 
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
Offers online therapy
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West Breedlove
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
HI! You're making a great first step in the right direction searching for a therapist. You and those you love need a space for help, hope, and healing, without judgment and with full acceptance. Many of us have struggled with troubling, unwanted thoughts, compulsive behaviors, broken vows, traumatic childhoods, and/or some enslaving addiction. We have lives pockmarked by pain, wounded by those we love, and often hurting them back. However, this pain does not have to have the final word. We can live a life we love, one that is consistent with our deepest values. A life of peace.
(423) 401-6211 
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
Offers online therapy
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Brian Clinton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
My goal is to help people discover their own ability to achieve change in their lives. Many times I hear people describe themselves as broken or damaged because they are unable to just "get over it". Often, these degrading narratives overwhelm and we can find ourselves experiencing anxiety, depression and even substance abuse issues. The good news is that using modern, evidence-based techniques we can not only resolve the issues that have led you to seek counseling, but make you better equipped in the future to handle life challenges as they arise.
(423) 290-0358 
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Chattanooga, TN 37409
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Lauren Higgins
MS, BC-DMT, RYT-200
I work with adults who are seeking greater connection to their bodies and innate creativity. Adults seeking personal transformation will develop their intuition and enhance their connection to self and others through dance/movement therapy. Whether someone has never danced before or has a movement background, this work can help heal trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and disordered eating.
(423) 436-7839 
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Chattanooga, TN 37409
Offers online therapy


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