Sexual Abuse Therapists in Lakeway, TX

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Photo of Taralynn Robinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakeway, TX
Taralynn Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It’s my fault. I should have known better. I could have stopped it. If you are here you may have experienced sexual abuse as a child or someone has forced, tricked, or pressured you into something sexual. Your mind screamed no, but your voice remained silent. Fear paralyzed you. Memories are foggy, but haunting. You feel dirty, used and ashamed. You hate your body. Anxiety and sadness consume you. It feels like you have been torn to pieces and your power taken. Every decision and feeling is followed by confusion and doubt. Can I ever trust my instincts again? All you want is to forget it happened and move on with your life.
(737) 204-5990
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Leah Elbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My experience is vast, including working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, sexual assault , self-harming, and domestic violence.
You are the hero of your own tale; you are a warrior who can rescue yourself. Every warrior needs a tribe, people that are going to support them and rally around you in the darkest of times. Will you allow me to be part of your tribe? Therapy is about you, your freedom and the healing that occurs through self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning, and deepening one's insight. My role is to help you begin to think, feel, and understand yourself more deeply, empowering lasting change. My approach is a person-centered eclectic approach that fosters self-acceptance and empowerment. We will go at your pace, this is your journey.
(737) 204-6156
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Shelley Buresh Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with 12 years of clinical experience, 10 years of business management experience, and 16 years of parenting experience. The concentration of my work is with children, adolescents, and families. I am fortunate to have worked in foster care, psychiatric inpatient care, and outpatient settings with these populations. My practice is equipped with a therapeutic play room and I provide services for children as young as 3.
(405) 384-4857
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Austin Sports Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
(512) 601-4325
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Laurie L Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be a difficult and overwhelming process. There seems to be an endless array of choices, and it's so important to find the right fit for you. In order to help make this process easier, I offer and encourage you to interview me over the phone, and I will be happy to answer any questions about therapy or the therapeutic process. I am skilled in working with individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues using an individualized approach. I have been in practice since 1990 and have extensive inpatient and outpatient experience.
(512) 237-7507
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Pamela Gates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LCDC, ADCIII
Verified
Verified
Do you need someone to talk to and to find solutions to painful emotions and behaviors that are hurting you, your relationships and negatively impacting your quality of life? Call me, I can help. I have experience with most psychological disorders and difficult life circumstances and have helped individuals and families successfully cope with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma recovery, and substance abuse and addiction issues both within self or in the family. I have worked in a variety of settings as a clinician, supervisor, manager and director both before and after starting my own private practice in 2000.
(512) 607-7221
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Lake Travis Counseling Connection PLLC- Jan Shope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I consider myself privileged, if not honored, to walk through the life journeys of my clients. I work in a collaborative and facilitative manner with those struggling in relationships, or dealing with anxiety, depression, or work/family issues to name a few. Working with couples and post-menopausal women and their individual struggles in their transitions is also something I enjoy. I believe therapy should be client-centered, goal oriented and short term in nature.
(512) 772-3377
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Lakeway, TX 78734
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Abigail Stancik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
We all have periods of time in our lives where we experience struggle. The pain of feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging and the constant comparison between ourselves and others can make daily life difficult. We all need someone who will listen, validate and be a part of our many emotions depending on what's happening in our lives. I feel that everyone is capable of finding and maintaining the best version of ourselves when we take the time to examine the barriers in our own lives.
(512) 572-5010
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Neena Hamamcy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with special training and interest in areas of marriage and relationships, postpartum depression, separation and divorce, parent-child relations and women's issues. In my practice I strive to create a compassionate, respectful and trusting environment in which clients feel comfortable to explore their individual experiences. I conduct individual, couples, and family therapy, which includes practice with adults, adolescents, and children.
(512) 523-5344
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Greg Keilin, PhD - Austin Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
From our very first contact, I think you will find that I'm easy to talk to. I pride myself on being a good listener, and I believe you will experience me as warm, genuine, and supportive. I'm not one of those quiet therapists; I openly and honestly share my thoughts, questions, and perceptions. You will also find me to be (gently) challenging when you need and want to be challenged. I take your confidentiality and privacy very seriously. And, while much of what we discuss will be serious, I do have a sense of humor that I don't leave at the door.
(512) 201-2569
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Rebecca Kloc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes things happen along the way that are too overwhelming to deal with on your own. I can help you identify the factors that are holding you back and provide support while you develop the necessary skills and insights to move forward. Trauma, divorce, behavior issues at school/home, grief/loss, family and life transitions, anxiety and depression can challenge even the healthiest individuals and families. I use a combination of traditional talk therapy, play therapy, and EMDR in my treatment of children, adolescents, women, adults, and families. I customize each client's treatment based on their unique needs.
(512) 940-7434
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John A Watterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer effective couples, marital and individual therapies based on the latest research and my thirty-seven years of experience. You'll find me to be warm, clear-spoken without lots of psychology jargon, and very practical. I try to provide clear paths to quick change from the very first appointment.
(512) 851-0645
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Karen L Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of private practice experience providing services for children and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I offer a family systems approach tailored to each family's needs in a comfortable and supportive enviornment.
(512) 271-4885
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Greg Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, LMFT-S, ICADC, MS
Verified
Verified
Therapy shouldn't have to be complicated - it's really about sitting down and talking with another person. What is most crucial - perhaps even more important than credentials and education - is that you feel comfortable with your therapist; otherwise, the therapy won't work. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (in Texas and California) as well as a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have been in practice since 1994 and work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.
(512) 590-9868
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Three Oaks Counseling & Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
We are a group of talented and experienced mental health clinicians that provides counseling and medication management all across Austin and greater Texas. We have offices in West Lake Hills, Georgetown, and Dripping Springs. We also provide telehealth service anywhere in Texas.
(512) 772-5453
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Tracey H Mccullick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a psychotherapist I strive to assist my clients in the process of becoming more whole in all aspects of their lives. My primary training is as an art therapist and I use an integrative approach to promote healing. I find that enhancing talk therapy with experiential methods gives my clients the freedom to express their deepest selves. Within the therapeutic relationship we can find the existing internal nuances and textures that make us all unique and valuable. My work includes seeing individual adults who have depression/anxiety, past trauma, addiction related issues and relationship challenges.
(512) 337-4798
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Marianna Adler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist with advanced post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis. I offer both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, working with you to determine which form of treatment best meets your needs. My training allows me to work with people struggling with a range of difficulties, including interpersonal relationship issues, familial issues, childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, depression and artistic and career inhibitions. I often work with patients who have tried therapy in the past without obtaining the relief they'd hoped for. Visit my website: mariannaadler.com I will be happy to speak with you by phone to answer your questions.
(512) 453-9225
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Anne Marie Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I approach therapy as a partnership with my clients in which you are the ultimate decision maker and I work with you to clear away obstacles and identify opportunities. My clients have successfully overcome or managed depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, marital stress, parent-child difficulties, domestic violence, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and anger issues.
(512) 430-4524
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Tony Vitela, LCSW, SAP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
Verified
Licensed since 1993 and in private practice since 1999. Previous work-related experience includes working at a residential treatment center, youth shelter, juvenile detention center, chemical dependency unit, adolescent and adult in-patient hospital, Employee Assistance Program, crisis intervention, in-take assessments, and intensive out-patient programming. Over the past two decades, I have served individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I am a certified and approved DOT Substance Abuse Professional.
(210) 941-2132
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Henaris Curiel-Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you have experienced loss or trauma in your life, I strive to provide a safe environment to process feelings regarding difficult life situations. I use a combination of approaches to best meet the needs of clients. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
(512) 549-2132
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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.