Sexual Abuse Therapists in Woodbridge, VA

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Erin Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Erin Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has 10 years of experience partnering with adults and teens who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, sexual assault / sexual abuse survivors, relationship issues, and PTSD. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University and received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Erin utilizes cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness-based, solutions-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy.
(571) 520-3578
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Kimberly Julia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have focused my work on serving survivors of childhood physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse , domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual violence.
Are you, like the rest of us, having more hard days than not right now? Have your go-to coping mechanisms failed you? Are you feeling outside of the normal or mainstream in your thoughts, patterns and behaviors? You're not alone. I offer trauma-informed, individualized, neurodivergence-affirming telehealth services to access you right where you are with nuanced care and concern. I'm here to support you on this healing journey. Reach out to me here through email or find more about me on my websites healingmindful.com or mindfulvisioncounseling.com/about-me.
(904) 383-7757
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Renewing Hearts Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
" The book chronicles my journey of sexual abuse and confronting my abuser and him finally going to jail for the crimes he committed against my body.
Karen has over 24 years of experience as a professional counselor and has a B.S. from Liberty University and a M.A. from Marymount University. My areas of expertise include trauma, crisis intervention, abusive behaviors, life issues, mood disorders, and codependency. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist.
(703) 831-6324
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Alice A. Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLM, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), focusing on attachment issues, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
(703) 594-4392
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Halle M Wendel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Compassionate, Bilingual Therapist uniquely trained to treat the sensitive needs of the whole person, integrating Spirituality with Psychology in helping you overcome personal obstacles to living your best life! Specializing in inner healing, resolving simple and complex marital issues, career changes, midlife and adolescent struggles, treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also offer Clinical Assessments for Immigration Situations dealing with Asylum, Hardship Waivers, U Visa and VAWA cases. Christian Counseling available upon request.
(706) 550-9567
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Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Brian Levine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
By the time most people are seeking a therapist, they have been struggling with significant challenges that have not gotten better with time, effort, or the help of family and friends. As a clinical psychologist, I am passionate about connecting with people in that stuck place for which there are no easy answers and working together to find solutions. The key ingredient in my work is my capacity to establish a trusting, cooperative, confidential, safe, and non-judgmental partnership with you in which you can better understand what is going on and learn more effective ways of meeting your life's challenges.
(703) 940-9553 x123
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Samantha Blancher
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ideally, our early experiences of connection were secure, safe, accessible, and responsive and we developed an internal sense of ourselves as loveable, worthy, and deserving of getting our needs met. But what happens when this has not been our experience? Many of us have had to find ways to adapt and survive moments of disconnect, invalidation, or criticism. This can often mean we hold beliefs about ourselves that are limiting, worry that we have to hide or minimize parts of who we are, deny certain emotions, hustle for our worth, and/or build up layers of protection. I can support you to heal, connect and create lasting change.
(703) 952-7422
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Amanda Kelsheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adult individuals and children aged 2-18 and their families/caregivers. I focus on supporting clients to creatively turn their pain into coping skills, missed connections into secure relationships, and problematic behaviors into strengths and resiliency. I focus on practical, real-world strategies that build security and connection through a balance of nurture, engagement, structure, and challenge. These strategies are a resource that can then be utilized through different life experiences, stages, and adversity. I support children and caregivers alike to learn new ways of responding, guiding, and supporting one another.
(703) 596-8698
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Reginald Henry McRae
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing out-patient mental health services in Northern Virginia since 2007. I diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders in adolescents and adults. During therapy, I create an environment where people feel safe and comfortable while managing difficult situations. I assist them with developing ways to learn and recognize beneficial patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. therapy from the following perspectives to help individuals use their inherent strengths to improve their quality of life: CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing (EMDR). I am a EMDRIA Approved Consultant.
(571) 367-0651
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Courtney Flores Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! Congratulations & welcome to your personal healing journey! It is my passion to help women unlock their potential & heal from past traumas they may be in their way and working through daily struggles and anxiety that prevent you from obtaining your peace!
(571) 778-4757
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Wendy Radding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, CATP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a therapist, I have much to offer. My many varied years of professional experience as a clinical social worker, my excellent education, combined with my personal life experience serves me well. Together, we collaborate on a new trusted relationship built on safety that has the potential to aid your growth with whatever issue you choose to work on. I work especially well with children and adolescents and have a good foundation in play therapy, yet adults are often surprised that I can work equally well with their concerns. We can design an approach that works for you.
(703) 349-7524
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Tierra Hereford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Offering Tele-health services. I am VA board certified for LCSW Supervision. I believe in creating a calm environment to help guide you through the healing process. My goal is employ compassion, empathy, and care through ongoing engagement upon building rapport. I like to not only educate, but collaboratively work with you (and your loved ones if involved) and encourage growth and motivation for long term change. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, everyday difficulties/stressors, child behavioral issues, mood disorders, stress management, military veterans/active duty, and trauma.
(571) 946-7829
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Lisa B. Xantus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their inner strengths to help them sort out their challenges in order to achieve their goals. My passion is helping individuals, families and couples to learn how to rebuild their lives and relationships by overcoming obstacles.
(571) 380-7636
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Christiana Silva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Silva is the Chief Behavior Health Officer for mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(442) 200-2135
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Melissa Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You have made the first step to improve your mental health and wellness, seeking the assistance of a qualified therapist. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship problems or life transitions, therapy can play a key part in the development of goals, identification of roadblocks to achieving those goals and building the tools to bring about change. I bring an integrative approach to help people resolve emotional conflicts, develop self-awareness/acceptance and increase coping skills, constructive behaviors, and thought patterns.
(571) 568-9030
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Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Jason Epstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Navigating your way through life is often overwhelming. Balancing work obligations, family needs, and obstacles that seem to "come out of the blue", all while somehow trying to find time for yourself, can lead to a host of emotional challenges. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, a lack of clarity about your life circumstances, we are here to help. If you feel a sense of isolation and disconnection, therapy might be of great benefit to you. I greatly welcome the opportunity to partner with you as you work toward creating a life of your own design.
(571) 253-7672
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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Sharquita Dudley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You’re torn, reliving the painful experience over and over in your mind. Your body betrays you. Your emotions run out of control. Anger and sadness give you whiplash – they come on so fast. The incident is ever-present in your mind. Your life hasn’t been the same since. It’s a constant struggle to get out of bed most days. Every day is full of triggers that can send you running to the bathroom to cry. A loud noise, a stranger’s voice, there’s nowhere to hide. You’re beginning to lose hope. You don’t understand why you’re not over it already. It feels like you’ll never climb out of this hole. You’ve suffered in silence long enough.
(571) 568-7978
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Aurora Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We at Aurora Psychological Services strive to offer comprehensive psychological care and veterans services in a nurturing environment where our clients feel attended to, safe, and most importantly heard by their practitioner. Our goals are to help you be your best and most authentic self. We utilize the most effective and efficient patient- centered and strength- based therapeutic models that are individually and tailored for each client. Our services are provided in an atmosphere in which our clients are encouraged to fully participate in the process. Ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and respect is our primary tenet.
(571) 200-1644
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Nicole Diercks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC, CCTP-II
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling "stuck" in life? Do you find yourself repeating the same behaviors over and over again and expecting different outcomes? You probably feel exhausted, and I get it. When people begin to experience trauma or other life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel as if it is unravelling. My great passion is bringing healing and empowering to people who have been through stressful events, who have struggled with addiction, or who are looking for alternative ways to think.
(571) 568-7318
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Jennie Polizzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Phd Can, MS, Cert, BS, AS
Verified
Verified
No matter who you are, life is always changing, filled with challenges, transitions, doubts, and sometimes successes. This is the human experience, and you do not have to go it alone. Counseling is an available resource to help hone your natural talents and skills to find vision, motivation, meaning, and resolve through your choices and experiences. With the support of a professional counselor there are no dead-end scenarios. I thoroughly believe in meeting clients where they are at, treating individuals with dignity and respect no matter who they are or where they come from, celebrating differences and individuality.
(571) 322-8610
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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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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.