Sexual Abuse Therapists in East Nashville, Nashville, TN

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Sandi Anders
Counselor, MDiv, E-RYT, CSC, ACS
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I frequently use the principles of trauma-sensitive yoga in combination with sexuality counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse or sexual trauma.
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work.
(615) 800-7826
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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Tracie Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I consider myself a champion against Childhood Sexual Abuse and active in preventing and confronting the effects on victims.
From time to time we all experience life difficulties and could benefit from assistance from someone who can be objective, compassionate and nonjudgmental regarding whatever circumstance we are dealing with. The circumstances might be something in the past or present, but the struggle is still there. Whatever the circumstances are that cause you to consider therapy, I offer support, confidentiality and a caring ear. My goal is to assist you in taking an honest look at what you are experiencing, feeling and thinking. Then together, with a little creativity on both our parts, find a way to make things better.
(865) 761-9822
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37216
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$90 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Allison Dowsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazel House practitioners treat a variety of concerns, especially focusing on trauma / PTSD (sexual assault / rape, military (veterans), and all forms of child abuse / neglect), family / relational attachment problems, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse.
Hazel House, PLLC is a holistic, integrative center that uses multiple modalities to treat people affected by trauma, addiction, mental health concerns, and stress. Our mission is to facilitate the natural healing process in each individual who seeks our care, by offering compassionate connection alongside skilled interventions targeting body, mind, and spirit. Services include: Counseling / Therapy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Health Coaching / Functional Nutrition, Holistic Bodywork, Neurofeedback, and other natural treatments.
(615) 603-3468
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$120 per session
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Sunni Brimsy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I truly believe that each client is the absolute expert on themselves and strive always to create space for clients to feel, be, and show up as their authentic selves. My approach is relational, casual, sex positive, and I take a systems approach to appreciating all the different factors that make up you and your unique experiences in the world. I specialize in trauma and complex trauma, and love to work with folks within the LGBTQIA2S+ community, folks struggling to navigate overwhelming emotions, folks struggling with boundary setting, and folks looking to explore and truly find love and compassion for themselves.
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$135 per session
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Corisa Ricciardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My goal is to offer a therapeutic space of connection and to move at the client’s own pace to tap into the resiliency and capacity for growth that resides within them. Whether you are wanting to grow your skills in coping with life’s many challenges, to know yourself more fully, or to seek healing from trauma, I am glad to meet you here and would feel honored to collaborate with you on your therapy journey.
(615) 697-6091
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$135 per session
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Kiersten Twitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I believe that all of us can benefit from additional support in different seasons of our lives. It takes bravery to reach out and meet with someone, and I’m passionate about building a relationship with my clients where they are able to engage with their own resilience and innate ability to heal. Many of us develop patterns that help us move through and cope with what we have experienced, and often, we realize these strategies are no longer serving us, and are keeping us from experiencing the full life we desire. I walk alongside my clients in helping them become reconnected to their true selves, and reach their goals.
(615) 751-5763
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$150 per session
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Charissa Youssi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At times we can develop patterns or ways of living that once served us well, but can leave us feeling stuck. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I believe that there is hope for every individual to experience healing and growth. I walk alongside clients to help them rebuild trust and safety within themselves, so that they can tap into the resiliency and vitality we all have within us.
(615) 619-4679
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$125 per session
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Alissa Beuerlein
Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I have had the privilege of helping many different people through a range of different issues. I am well versed with complex trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, donor conceived adults, and other issues. I work very well with children, adolescents, and adults.
(615) 965-4203
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37216
$175 per session
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Beth Pamela Siller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT, DTI
Verified
Verified
Arts and Hearts Therapy is a creative approach to your child's needs. Is your child currently struggling to manage their big feelings? Are they finding it overwhelming and challenging to navigate their relationships with family and friends, establish a positive self-image, or manage their academic responsibilities alongside extra-curricular activities? Would you like some guidance and support around boundary setting, positive discipline practices, and authentic communication with your child? I've worked with children in academic settings since 2006. Various components of Early Childhood Education play a big role in my practice.
(561) 677-9632
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37216
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Make Space Counseling Studio, PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you find yourself ruminating over the past and feel embarrassed, anxious, or depressed for “not being over it"? Trauma has a deep effect on our lives and awareness of that impact is what helps us to navigate it more skillfully. Through careful observation of how we think, feel, and act, we can sink deeper into our experiences and become more knowledgeable of ourselves. By engaging in this process, clients are able to develop a personal mastery of their own lives.
(615) 258-6249
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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Meg Bearman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My goal is to help you live your most fulfilled life, all while being your most authentic self. Life can make us feel overwhelmed, fearful, sad, or stuck. We can find ourself ruminating on our past and simultaneously feeling overwhelmed by the future- the consequence being that we are not fully present in our relationships, at work, or most importantly with ourselves.
(615) 645-2803
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$195 per session
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Christina Lafferty-Neal
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In therapy with me you'll learn the language of your nervous system to become your own best medicine & healer. Life is too freaking short to be anyone but yourself, and if you're not experiencing your life the way you'd like to.. we can change that. As an anxiety specialist, I can tell you that you don't have to feel so stuck & unfulfilled. Happy lives & relationships aren't just what happen to other people. You know that wise inner voice of yours? The one quietly telling you that things don't have to be this way? That's a voice that we'll work to amplify in our work together with high compassion, low B.S.
(863) 659-4234
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37216
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$150 per session
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Kevana S West
Pre-Licensed Professional, r-DMT
Verified
Verified
Our collective struggle is that we have inherited a world of imbalance and as such, imbalance lives within each of us. It is my belief that healing is done in community, and that true change can only occur in the space between individuals. Together, we will work to find equilibrium and healing amongst the madness. It is my goal to help clients develop and hone the best version of themselves according to their own vision. Through the integration of movement and the expressive arts, I seek to assist clients in rewriting their narratives in a way that embodies dignity and strength.
(615) 205-4386
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37207
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Rachel Kinney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MFT, CSAT-C
Verified
Verified
I believe that there is hope and possibility in life for all people. I want to empower individuals and families to expand their capacity, find brave space and write a new story for themselves. Clients I work with struggle with many different things - anxiety, depression and/ or low self esteem or they may have warped relationships with food, money or sex. Yet, through creating a place where they can listen to themselves, challenge the old stories that are no longer serving them and tapping into the courage to imagine and build a new future - growth happens. Growth is possible and each person has the ability to thrive.
(615) 560-9551
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$125 per session
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Amy Ridings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, PTSD/trauma, motivation & life adjustments. I am a trained trauma therapist and also value my client's interests in their personal spiritual beliefs, rituals and practices. Using an attachment-focused lens, I work with clients to improve communication and connection in their relationships. Everyone can benefit from the honest self-reflection and processing that is provided in therapy. When we step out of the limiting beliefs of the past, we are all capable of living a life of purpose and meaning in healthy relationship to ourselves and others.
(615) 219-4409
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37207
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$135 per session
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Susan Marie Loar
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Life can get messy. Therapy helps. Invest in your mental health and reach out! We all face struggles and feel adrift sometimes. Whatever issue you're wrestling with, know that you don't have to carry it alone. I take a grounded, authentic approach to therapy, and provide my clients with a nonjudgmental, welcoming space. I value each of my clients' individuality and uniqueness and aim to help them thrive. ALL clients are welcome here.
(615) 645-3940
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37216
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$125 (individual)$140 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Shantell Johnson-Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Life in 2023, sighhh. Am I right? Between work, school, juggling the everyday demands, and the greater world - it's enough to push most of us to the point of overwhelm. Mix in some anxiety, depression, trauma, family difficulties and it can feel impossible at times. That's where I come in! Let me help hold some of the difficulties with you as we work to imagine new ways of untangling the web of stress. The political is personal and often can affect our mental health! One way that we get through turmoil is to turn away from isolation and toward connection. By looking for a therapist, you've already taken the first step!
(615) 205-4736
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Townley White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
**I am not currently accepting new clients** I believe as human beings we are wired to heal. As a therapist, my goal is to aid my clients' self-healing process. The decision to begin Psychotherapy can be anxiety producing in and of itself. I aim to create a supportive therapeutic environment in which I actively address my clients' needs. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have had the opportunity to work with people who present with a broad range of concerns they would like to address.
(615) 637-9213
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
$100 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Whitehurst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma or are navigating concerns such as depression, anxiety, or interpersonal issues. My goal is to come alongside you as we pursue healing together. Every one of us necessitates some additional support when there is something going on that feels unmanageable. While often difficult to initiate, meeting with someone is a brave step towards growth.
(615) 237-7267
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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Lauren Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I most often hear that what is wanted from therapy is hope and relief. Relief from anxiety and sadness, hope for your relationship. I believe you can achieve self-esteem, hope, and healing. I've seen it happen many times. Trusting this process is the first step. You don't have to do this alone. I can stand with you and guide you towards a safe and secure self within life's ups and downs. You can learn how to regain a sense of self, heal from the past, and create a life worth living.
(615) 235-5207
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East Nashville
Nashville, TN 37206
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$145 (individual)$225 (couples)

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Sexual Abuse Therapists

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.