Sexual Abuse Therapists in Universal City, TX

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Purposed By Design, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified
Verified
If you're asking how can your therapeutic needs be met, let me answer with the following statement: It is my passion to educate individuals about the impact of trauma and the ripple effect of resiliency. My personal and educational experience motivates my interest in helping children and adults experiencing trauma and toxic stress related issues. I often incorporate my own real-life experiences and personal stories in my sessions. It is my goal to purposely be transparent with the people I counsel and train. It helps to build healthy connections with others to ensure the therapeutic process and outcomes are successful.
(910) 335-2612
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Universal City, TX 78148
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C Gamez Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Verified
Therapy can help you navigate the challenges of life and heal emotional wounds. My intent is to create a safe supportive environment which allows you to discover your strengths, face life's challenges and help you make the changes you desire.
(210) 899-5937
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Stacey Schwab
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
What is a survivor? Simply put, a survivor is someone who has experienced difficulty in their life. This could be the loss of a loved one, childhood neglect, multiple types of abuse, traumas, or violence. Whatever difficulty is being experienced, my role is to come alongside you, supporting you as you navigate your healing journey. Every individual is unique, so finding the tools, techniques, and therapeutic modalities to best fit for you is part of journey we will take together. I offer teletherapy services only at this time.
(210) 774-6795
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Brenda Martinez Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP
Verified
Verified
I have always been interested in the effects of trauma on one's life. Trauma has many effects that most don't consider. I have learned how to assist people in creating a loved life in spite of any trauma they have experienced.
(210) 585-2616
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Universal City, TX 78150
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Sheri Collinsworth Cobarruvias
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I enjoy helping my clients find a new perspective for themselves; the moment they realize that they can make better choices for themselves or that things are not as bad they seem.
(210) 849-7199
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Alba Wellness, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Alba Wellness we are devoted to creating a warm, accepting atmosphere where clients can address important issues and move toward valuable change and growth. We believe that this should be a collaborative process in which clients are provided the tools to meet their therapeutic goals. Our staff is experienced in providing the support needed to address a broad range of subjects.
(210) 978-0241
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Rebekah Torres Lmft Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi there! My name is Rebekah Torres and I’m an LMFT Associate, under supervision of Amy Birchill Lavergne, M.Ed., LMFT-S, LPC-S. I work with couples who want to reconnect or who are struggling with a revelation of a hard betrayal. I have completed Gottman trainings level 1 & 2, and use some of the interventions and exercises to help me understand your patterns and communication. I also work with middle school and high school students struggling with increasing self-esteem, venting about parents, ways to approach parents with hard conversations, managing the stress of being bullied, and many others.
(830) 541-7972
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Wendy Theriot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am Wendy Theriot,MA,LPC. I am available for in-person therapy Tuesdays,Wednesdays,and Thursdays. I specialize in EMDR, which can help heal the brain and body from post traumatic stress, anxiety, physical pain, depression (honestly anything the client is living with that is hindering their life), but I also incorporate a person centered approach where empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard are essential.
(210) 794-0530
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Tisdale Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a therapist who is empathetic, caring, and considerate. I can help you no matter how big or how little the situation or problem is. I have spent over half of my life helping people and truly believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I work with individuals, couples, same sex, and anyone wanting to be rid of pain or sorrow. I am here to help you. A call to my office is the first step.
(210) 598-5054
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Larry Matthew Van Hook
Marriage & Family Therapist, DM, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind," wrote the Apostle Paul. That is my ministry: helping people who feel lost, abandoned, anxious, traumatized, or confused find transformation. Don't let ability to pay stand in your way if you desire real change! I will help you.
(210) 405-4451
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Mary Moore LCSW L.Ac.- Acupuncture and Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified
Verified
Aberrations in the human condition can be very complex with roots that extend throughout the bio-psycho-social context. It often takes more than one treatment modality. I approach each client with an open mind to discover what will work in each client as I see them. Each client is given resources for self-discovery, self-healing, and self-empowerment.
(210) 591-8032
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Universal City, TX 78148
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Monica A Garfias
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hola! I'm a bilingual therapist who works with tweens, teens and adults. Sometimes we go through periods in our lives where life feels unfair, and we get stuck in that downward spiral just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. These stressful periods in our lives cause changes in our mood and behavior. This may look like not being able to focus or complete tasks, becoming easily irritable or angry, feeling overwhelmed, worrying about even worse things happening. Do you want to gain control back of your life and be able to enjoy yourself? Or even just become a better version of yourself?
(210) 625-7691
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Universal City, TX 78150
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Stephanie Rose Amundson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTS-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
She treats clients with trauma and PTSD, sexual abuse or sexual assault backgrounds, substance abuse, domestic violence backgrounds, and eating disorders/body image issues.
Stephanie's ideal client is someone who is willing to come to session and put in the hard work that therapy requires. Her ideal client’s issues and needs would stem from something personal or even an external circumstance from outside of their lives. What matters here is having courage and how her clients decide to deal with those issues and needs, because life can throw curveballs. She she hopes to bring a sense of compassion, kindness, trust, and empathy when working with these clients.
(210) 934-4602
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Schertz, TX 78154
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Ashlee N Albart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Ashlee has had experience in a variety of clinical settings including a psychiatric hospital, intensive outpatient eating disorder clinic, domestic violence/sexual assault shelter, and a Christian counseling center.
Do you need help in achieving greater self-acceptance, changing negative thinking, and improving your self-esteem? Do you struggle in managing your emotions more effectively? Every person's world view is unique to them, and Ashlee utilizes a variety of treatment methods to encourage clients to become a more active participant in their own well-being.
(830) 261-3248
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Schertz, TX 78154
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Alisa A Brzek Veteran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Veterans, First Responders, Medical and Flight professionals, Civilian Trauma Survivors, Sexual Assault & Abuse Survivors...I am here for you. Are you experiencing: PTSD, anxiety, anger, irritation, panic attacks, nightmares, cannot go where you used to go, using drugs and alcohol to cope, fighting with your significant other, feeling guilty or shameful? Are you carrying secrets that you think nobody will understand? Have you lost yourself or your purpose? Are you isolating from friends/family, or experience self-loathing? You are not crazy or damaged...you have experienced trauma and I can help you.
(210) 987-9198
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Schertz, TX 78154
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Kayla Krambeck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified
Verified
Life is full of challenges and these challenges often leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and unsure of how to move forward. My goal is to work collaboratively with you in a judgement-free, compassion-filled space to explore the natural gifts and innate strengths you possess to help you rise up and move forward through past, present, and future challenges. I believe that all individuals-children, teens, and adults, have an infinite capability to grow and heal in ways that bring fulfillment and joy to their lives.
(210) 791-7143
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Schertz, TX 78154
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Rebecca Valdez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, Texas. I have a masters in Individual and Family Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. I have worked with families and individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and those who struggle with behavior problems and communication. I help people to utilize their existing strengths and abilities to overcome personal, relational and psychological difficulties.
(210) 941-2822
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Schertz, TX 78154
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Mary Walseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
SATURDAY appointments now available! Counseling can be a marvelous way to assist you or a loved one to do better and feel better. Sometimes our coping skills fall short of our needs, and feeling like there are no more options can absolutely feel like hitting rock bottom. But there is hope. Someone does care. I have, myself, had many challenges in life and have, from time to time, sought help in counseling. Needing help does not mean you are weak: it means you are ready to find answers.
(210) 343-2098
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Schertz, TX 78154
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TruEmbrace Therapy, PLLC / Tangela Mills, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP, CMIP
Verified
Verified
Is your mind constantly bombarded with thoughts of worry, and feelings of constant anxiety that’s negatively impacting your personal and professional life? Are you having a difficult time managing day to day tasks, and lacking motivation to do things that you were once passionate about? Or maybe traumatizing life experiences have impacted you in way that obscured how you see and feel about yourself resulting in patterns of self sabotaging thoughts and behaviors keeping you from recognizing your strengths, and keeping you from moving forward to your Best Self unapologetically.
(210) 791-0063
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Converse, TX 78109
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Alicia Branch-McDowell (Supervised By Kelly Martin Lpc-S)
LPC Associate, LPC-A, M Ed
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting new clients! I am a dedicated counselor committed to providing top quality services to all my clients. My primary specialty is working with couples and on men's issues, but I have a variety of experience in the counseling field working with teens suffering from self-esteem issues, women's issues, child-parenting issues, spiritual growth, and military family issues. If you find yourself feeling overly stressed, avoiding the people you love, or overwhelmed with normal daily tasks, therapy can help you feel empowered again. It's my goal to help clients find strengths and create goals to move forward in life.
(210) 314-1606
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Schertz, TX 78154
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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.