Sexual Abuse Therapists in Little High, Charlottesville, VA

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Varinia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Bilingual clinician focused on providing mental health services to the local community. I have worked in the mental health field since 2011 through various agencies such: as Region Ten, ReadyKids, Albemarle County, Charlottesville City Schools, Mary Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, and The Women's Initiative. I have experience in treating adults, and teens with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse , attachment disorders, neglect, and immigration trauma.
(434) 423-5379
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Janie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I serve individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual violence, attachment wounds, and other traumas. Trauma is events, experiences, and their effects. It is the ensnaring voice inside that says "not good enough," it's the feeling of shame and not-belonging, and it's the body's rhythms out-of-sync. Through a healing relationship, I journey with clients in the messy process of change by drawing on their inborn capacity for growth and wisdom. I support clients in reconnecting the stories of the mind, heart, and body such that they attune to the self with compassion, honor their emotions, and ground in the present.
(434) 771-1410
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
(434) 299-0191
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Not accepting new clients
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Shannon McNett Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We all experience times of feeling disconnected from family, friends, or coworkers. When this human experience is prolonged or frequent it may lead to unskillfull coping and greater suffering. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CONNECTION WITH OTHERS AND I KNOW THIS PROCESS MUST START WITH CONNECTING TO OURSELVES. With over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness, I have supported countless people on their journey to a more full and authentic life. My clients range from teenagers to older adults who seek support with relationships, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.
(434) 201-7314
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Bridget Mahoney LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about the connection with one's core self. I have found that trauma and transitions can result in a disconnect with the core self and that peace and healing can be achieved by repairing this connection. Pre-adolescence, adolescence, and early adulthood are times marked by a myriad of major transitions. This process of transitioning between life stages continues across the lifespan. Additionally, a disconnect with the core self may be rooted in trauma or transition that happened many years ago. To this end, I provide services to preteens, teens, and adults.
(434) 201-7442
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Michelle Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My focus in therapy is to create a safe space with you that fosters restoration and resilience. To meet you in the stuck, painful places with kindness and non-judgement and help you access your strengths and resiliency in such a way that you find the relief of healing and hope. I specializes and focuses on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, stress and relationship conflict, trauma, emerging adulthood, attachment-focused issues, women’s issues, sexuality and gender-identity. I offer individual counseling for adults and emerging adults helping you to notice and cultivate an inner voice of strength that empowers you to build.
(434) 205-0360
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy, specializing in trauma, anxiety, loss, and relationship distress. I collaborate with individuals and couples who experiences fear, sadness, anger, and disconnection who seek a pathway to healing, greater emotional connection, and sense of well being. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including attachment-based, mindfulness, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. I incorporate somatic & sensorimotor strategies, IFS, & EMDR to help heal trauma. My style is calm, non-judgmental, & interactive. I value the opportunity to partner with clients on their journey.
(434) 595-3644
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Jesse Luckett, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
(720) 466-7964
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Karen Ann Durland-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
(434) 264-5117
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Jeanne A Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
If you are experiencing intense anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and/or just feeling stuck, change is possible. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist opens pathways to healing and clients can discover the truth of their own inner strength and resources. I would like to help you on your journey to explore, learn, and encourage movement towards greater self-awareness, deeper peace, and achieve more meaning and joy from relationships. To achieve these goals, I believe that a customized approach in therapy is most effective in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
(434) 607-4066
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Barbara Groves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As your therapist, I will guide you to recognize learned patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that may be creating suffering in your life. Together we will explore where and why you learned those patterns. Once fully understood, you will find the courage to transform those learned patterns into healthier ones. I will then guide you to practice these new and healthier patterns in the therapy room as well as in your life outside the therapy room. Once you transform old patterns of relating into healthier ones, you will feel lighter, more confident and happier.
(434) 602-2150
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Joyce Camden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
I have provided Counseling Services for over 25 years in our Charlottesville community. I work with a variety of individuals, presenting problems, and life span issues. From adolescence to later life years; there are circumstances and predispositions which offer incredible challenges in life. I have training in many forms of techniques and approaches. I offer services including Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dream Analysis ,Mindfulness practices, Guided Imagery in Music, Mediation, Coaching & Career Development, Self-Exploration & Expanding Definition practices. My intention and role as a Therapist is to use my training and experience to help my Clients manifest a better life experience.
(434) 923-8300
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Eliza Segell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Your problems may be specific - a challenging relationship, upsetting memories, or problem behaviors. Or your struggles may be less tangible - feeling lost, distracted, or stuck. In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy for a range of concerns. I specialize in treating trauma-related issues, sexual dysfunctions, depression & anxiety, trust issues, and problem behaviors. I also provide gender & sexual identity affirming care. I deeply enjoy helping individuals feel a greater sense of self-efficacy, confidence, and clarity in their lives.
(434) 201-4934
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Little High
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Online Therapists

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Lori Richards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Lori A. Richards is a graduate of Liberty University with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She has been involved with counseling for over 20 years, leading groups for caregiver support, eating disorders, sexual assault , grief and loss, self-esteem, behavior modification and substance abuse, Lori interned with the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, where she worked with the substance abuse community and in the Medical community working with inmates diagnosed with co-occurring and personality disorders.
(434) 201-8841
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Susan Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you suffered depression? Relationships just not working? LGBTQIA? Anxiety? Sexual Abuse ? Aging parents?I have worked with all of you for 40 years.
You have survived the pandemic, congratulations! But..are you thriving now? If you're here on this site, something is going on that you want to change. I am a unique therapist who is goal oriented. You can't get back what you have lost these last 2 years, but you can figure out how the rest of your life should look. That is the help I offer. Through the Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness we will look at the narratives you have about yourself. Some may be helpful and some narratives may keep you locked up, ashamed, fearful, lonely. Let's change that You are never more than 1 thought away from a new way of life.
(434) 201-4302
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Cynthia Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience supporting clients who suffer from trauma-related disorders, including intimate partner violence, childhood abuse/ sexual abuse , post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and loss and grief issues. We will work together as partners in your treatment, developing a plan to process your trauma and move from the role of victim to that of a strong and successful survivor. I also have experience working with clients who have other anxiety-related disorders and now offer online sessions via HIPAA compliant, secure, easy to use platform. Easy online scheduling.
(434) 264-5326
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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John Stone
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
John Stone Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has been practicing in the mental health field for over 18 years. He has worked with individuals of all ages in the Charlottesville Community. In his practice, John is skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults using a diversified approach that is specific to the individual’s needs. He has demonstrated skills in working with individuals in crisis and providing crisis prevention education.
(434) 448-9212
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Sandy Foster Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Feelings of sadness and anxiety from unhealed loss and unresolved life circumstances can cripple our capacity to manage our lives. This work offers clarity through tools that deal directly with life changes and the effects of trauma and addictions. With an overall focus on life transitions and jarring wake-up calls that challenge who we believe ourself to be, the work creates Ah Ha experiences and insights that release blocks and bring us home to ourselves - body, mind, emotions, spirit. Individuals. Couples. Groups. Workshops. Retreats. Intuition guides the work which is backed by 30 years of intense clinical specialty with addictions, trauma and dis-ease.
(434) 336-3632
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Nathanael Skroban
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I believe people are at their best when they are supported and empowered to live authentically in the world. I understand that each person has unique experiences that help shape who they are and I believe that everyone has the tools within themselves to create the change, peace, or success they desire. I am here to listen, to walk with you through your journey, to provide support, and a judgment-free space. My areas of clinical interest include working with people who have experienced trauma, who feel anxious or depressed, and those who are moving through life transitions or experiencing interpersonal conflict.
(540) 274-1909
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Jaclyn Marie Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life does not come with a handbook. Failure is a word which disconnects us from our innate ability to connect, seek, create, gather and master. Therapy serves as a resource. With individualized and therapeutic evidenced based practices we will learn to move past survival and thrive- creating a more congruent life. As your therapist we will find interventions to match your needs and create long term change together for yourself & your relationships.
(434) 566-0872
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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.