Sexual Abuse Therapists in Salt Lake City, UT

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Julian Moon
Counselor, CMHC
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with feeling connected to yourself, if you are afraid of your emotions or you are feeling "numb", and/or if you "don't know what to do" I believe that I can help. I work from a feminist/multicultural perspective because I have found that helping someone find the balance between choice and surrender lends itself to a more empowered and fulfilling life. I have extensive training and experience working with survivors of sexual assault and I believe when we can find our own sense of power, life overall becomes more satisfying.
(385) 432-8592
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Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Josie Bohling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you worried about your teen? Are they acting withdrawn or angry? Are their grades dropping? Are they excluded from their peer group or hanging out with peers that concern you? I will help you achieve your goal of restoring happiness and inspiration to your child's life. If your teen needs support with recovery from prolonged sadness, constant worrying, low self-esteem, drug abuse, sexual assault , self injury or family conflict, counseling can help.
(707) 902-3996
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Holistic Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I've specialized in working with survivors of sexual assault , rape, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and abuse.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Healing from trauma is not easy. And I don't believe sugarcoating how difficult this process may be, is beneficial to anyone. I also know picking the right therapist for this process may be difficult. Which is why I encourage having a free phone consultation. I'm excited that you have begun this process of healing, and look forward to playing a role in this.
(385) 247-8287
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Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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Faeiza Javed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize with individuals suffering from trauma which could be anything from: domestic violence survivors, sexual assault survivors, childhood trauma, refugees, chronic illness, self-worth issues, bullying, and adjustment issues. I have also worked with combat vets who may have some PTSD issues stemming from Islamophobia. I also specialize in multicultural issues such as micro aggressions, discrimination, internalized oppression, and cultural/religious oppression. I believe suffering is inevitable but healing is always possible. I encourage my clients to confront their pain so that they can learn to live more fulfilling lives.
(385) 217-4087
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Jake Segura
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals who carry the weight of shame, self-blame & feelings of worthlessness that complex-trauma often leaves behind. I use a wide-range of approaches to therapy to help you heal and move towards the future that you want. These include Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). I also have experience treating child/childhood sexual abuse , victims of crime, depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, identity crisis, faith crisis and body-dysmorphia.
(385) 376-1781
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Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Melinda Pettingill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My background and training have focused on trauma, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, sexual assault , transitions (ie.
Throughout my experience as a psychotherapist I continue to see that mindful attention to our inner life yields healing and the ability to free ourselves from suffering. I'm committed to working with each individual's past and present experiences in order to understand the unique way each client interacts with themselves and the world around them. It is through this process of understanding and discovery, that we uncover options for enhancing and building a meaningful life.
(801) 876-1730
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Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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Cody Lockyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My experience working with trauma, crisis, women’s issues, interpersonal violence, sexual assault , LGBTQIA+ and others helps to create a supportive space in which we can work towards increased wellness.
Navigating through the difficulties in life can often feel overwhelming. The journey of understanding, processing, and healing can seem daunting. You do not have to travel that path alone. If you are looking to move forward with your life, break feelings of being stuck, or better understand your place in the world then therapy can help tremendously. Trauma, crisis, loss, anxiety, and depression are only a few examples of barriers that be overcome within our therapy. Together, we can work to achieve the life that you want to have.
(385) 220-8824
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Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Steven McCowin
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Verified
I primarily focus on two practice areas: Working with survivors of serious trauma (combat or other military trauma, assault , natural disasters, accidents, etc.) who suffer from PTSD or other post-trauma issues, and working with adolescents and verbal children who are dealing with behavioral problems, anxiety issues (OCD, panic, etc.), or depression.
(801) 335-6360
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Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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McKenzie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mood disorders, trauma, infertility, family conflict, sexual abuse , and relationship difficulties (including domestic violence). I am bilingual in Spanish and am sensitive to the cultural aspects of Latino/Hispanic clients. I treat clients suffering from depression, chronic stress, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), infertility and post-partum issues. My style is warm, compassionate, and direct, and together we will work together to find your unique voice and inner wisdom. I believe that each client is an expert on their own life.
(801) 919-8268
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Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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Colette Malan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
I also help people with depression and anxiety, shame, sexual abuse , compulsive sexual behavior, religious values conflicts, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and gender/transgender issues, fidelity, blended families, and alternative lifestyles.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and psychotherapist specializing in marriage and family therapy. My husband, Dr. Mark Malan, are a husband-wife clinical team helping people to have better marriages, happier families, and more rewarding love lives. I provide marriage and sex therapy. I help people with low sexual desire, sexual pain, inability to orgasm, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and all the other sexual dysfunctions.
(385) 213-1368
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Matt Stella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DiplPW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. My name is Matt Stella, and my goal is to reconnect you to the wisdom and depth in your life that make all problems workable. In fact, the worst symptoms and problems that we wrestle with often hold the seed for growth and transformation. Working with adults, couples, and men's groups, my life’s work is to facilitate transformation out of all forms of suffering. Part of my work is to serve male survivors of sexual abuse or assault . (See MenHealing.org) When needed, I use EMDR to address and heal the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect for adults of all genders.
(617) 249-3054
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Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Viridiana Zendejas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hola, mi gente. Congratulations in making the decision to invest in yourself. I'm committed in serving my Latina/x/o community. The issues faced in this community are unique and require someone who understands the cultura and family expectations we were raised in. Some of my areas of expertise include anxiety, trauma, sexual assault , domestic violence, grief/loss, depression, and the impact of cancer on families. I'm passionate in normalizing mental health in all Latinx generations by providing a space where people can heal, discover, and feel empowered to create their own path in life.
(623) 263-2442
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Salt Lake City, UT 84104
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Mark Kim Malan
PhD, MPH, DACS
WE ALSO SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH: Depression or anxiety, marital conflict, shame, shyness, dating issues, sexual abuse , compulsive sexual behavior (out of control behavior), religious values conflicts, sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual identity), gender identity issues (transgender, transvestism (cross-dressing) transexualism), intersex (hermaphrodism), paraphilias, fidelity, communication, blended families, and alternative lifestyles.
Dr Mark Malan, PhD, MPH, DACS and Colette Malan, MSW, LCSW, CST are a husband and wife clinical team specializing in sexology and psychotherapy. Mark is a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and IPC Certified Couple Communications Facilitator. Colette is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Psychotherapist.
(801) 921-7389
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Jennifer Ruggeri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTMH
Verified
Verified
I have also worked with clients who have experienced varying trauma, from childhood trauma including sexual abuse and domestic violence as well PTSD.
My specialty is treating clients suffering from depression and anxiety, I am passionate about helping those who suffer from varying mental health issues. I am fully aware of the impact that living with mental health issues can take on an individual’s life. I believe in helping patients regain control in their lives in order to live their best life. Depression comes in many shapes and sizes from severe to high functioning, all forms of depression can be treatable and I believe that by working together we can come up with a treatment plan to help you feel more like yourself again.
(385) 255-7881
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Tori Vance At Gold Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSWi
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My social work career began in 2013 where I worked extensively with those who were experiencing complex trauma through domestic and sexual abuse .
Online Telehealth Therapy... I enjoy various approaches to mental health and self-care. I enjoy many pints of ice-cream, bath bombs, a good book, spending time outside, and working out. Most importantly I believe we owe it ourselves, to make sure we are being taken care of and nourished, too, through our own mental health care. My approach to treatment is tailored to fit each person’s specific goals and needs, and I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to express themselves and work through their therapeutic experience.
(385) 308-5434
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Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Rachel N Denton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over six years of clinical experience in working with adults and adolescents. I specializes in working through trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression or people that are just feeling stuck. I most recently have worked as a clinician at The Haven Retreat, a program for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse . I believe in client-centered therapy and rely heavily on understanding your strengths and needs. Life isn't easy and we all have our own difficult experiences, which is why beginning where you are at is extremely important to me.
(385) 367-2690
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Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Myles Quinton Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
For ten years, I have worked with individuals who are survivors of trauma, specifically sexual abuse .
I deeply value creating brave, affirming spaces free of shame for clients to discover their authentic selves. I invite you to show up as you are with all the complexities that have left you labeled as ‘difficult’, ‘untreatable’, or feeling unworthy of healing and growth. I work from a non-pathologizing approach, meaning we will look beyond diagnoses and work on the root causes of issues present in your life. I am an advocate for self-compassion and believe humor and authenticity are the elements to a nurturing relationship; these tools are paramount to the way I engage in a therapeutic relationship.
(385) 283-6811
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dr. Wendy J. Pauluk, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), I've helped thousands of clients of every age, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation recapture their lives from bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety and depression, struggles with domestic and sexual abuse , PTSD, fears, trauma, and coping with situations surrounding death & dying. Having the highest level of medical credential in Psychology and Psychotherapy, you can rely on getting a treatment regime customized for you, whether it's using psychoeducation, gestalt principles, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The force that is derailing your life can be tamed or banished altogether.
(928) 267-6122
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Kelsey Yoakum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
Verified
I am an optimist by nature and aim to provide a warm, non-shaming environment in order to explore past traumas, function better in the present, and work towards a healthier and happier future. I strive to develop connection and rapport with each of my clients and use a process-oriented approach, a form of therapy that focuses on the deeper experiences and issues that lie beneath the symptoms. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with sexual abuse , trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression. I am also passionate about working with substance use disorders.
(385) 378-6133
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Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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Meadowbrook Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges: anxiety, panic attacks, chronic Illness, bipolar disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, pain, personality disorders, PTSD and other trauma, sexual assault , sleep disturbance, and substance abuse.
Meadowbrook Counseling welcomes families of all abilities, ages, gender identity, immigration status, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. We strive to help you improve mental health and strengthen family relationships by providing competent and compassionate counseling services to individuals, couples and families. Everyone has a unique history and set of problems. We will help you navigate the challenges you face and heal your trauma.
(385) 279-5159
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Office is near:
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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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.