Sexual Abuse Therapists in Poulsbo, WA

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Bayview Counseling and Consulting
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS, GMHS, DDS, BDCert
Verified
Verified
Trained in TFCBT by Harbor View in Sexual abuse trauma and National Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
Need for clarity and improve insight? Counseling is a great avenue to enhance your perspective, improve outlook and renew your spirit. 30 plus years expertise in development, trauma, family systems, parenting, ADHD, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, sexual abuse , trauma, Autism/Aspergers, life transitions and neuroscience, Marcia uses a variety of modalities, depending on need of client(s), CBT, TFCBT, Adult Attachment, Safe Sound Protocol, Family Systems, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Anger Management,
(206) 388-2834
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Mario D White
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
It is difficult to cope with losses, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse and the depression that seems to impact our lives.
Oftentimes, the pain that we experience is rooted in relationships and as a result, it is in relationships that we heal. As a Jesus follower, I am here to walk with you through some of the hardest moments in your life in a way that will result in true and lasting change.
(360) 779-5515
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Selina M Ayres
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, SUDP, LGBTQIA
Verified
Verified
I work with survivors of trauma, such as child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.
Thank you for visiting my page. I offer 30 years of experience working with marginalized populations in various capacities. My own life experiences have prepared me to walk with others through challenging life obstacles. Simple strategies that I find helpful are creating a self-care plan and making more connections through this journey. It is in these connections we gain resilience and start the healing process. I have learned over time that when I cannot change life’s circumstances then I might need to change my approach or perspective. Please feel free to reach out if you have more questions about me.
(206) 590-7102
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Jenny Much
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in individual & family therapy, marriage counseling, sexual assault / trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, parenting and working with teens.
At times we all need a safe place to find ourselves and to heal from trauma or life in general. Relationships can be difficult, depression and anxiety can be debilitating and trauma can stop us in our tracks. Counseling can help you find the hope and peace you need to thrive in your life. Let’s partner together to find energy, fulfillment and joy in all aspects of your life. I provide a safe, holistic and inclusive space to assist in healing through multiple therapeutic modalities based on your life experiences and needs.
(206) 208-7283
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Dr. Maria D Reyes
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, NCC, BCPCC
Verified
Verified
Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma including PTSD or sexual abuse , abandonment, or other difficult circumstances, it would be my honor to help you learn practical tools to move toward complete healing and wholeness. I have extensive clinical experience working with patients with a variety of backgrounds and mental health conditions. If you feel stuck in a rut and you’ve been tempted to give up, I will come alongside you to lift you out of the darkness and into the light. I understand the courage it takes to step out of your abyss and ask for help. You are not alone; help is available.
(206) 825-6515
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Patricia Erskine BSN, MA, LMHC
Counselor, BSN, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I have a special interest in working with survivors of sexual assault , narcissistic relationships, and high conflict divorce.
Are you in the midst of a difficult, traumatic, or confusing transition? I work with clients facing difficulty around trauma, relationships, midlife, leaving home, parenting, relocating, job loss, grief, anxiety, depression, culture shock or other significant life events including simply feeling stuck. I bring over 30 years of professional and personal development to my work with individuals, families, adolescents, and couples. I hold a safe, secure, non-judgmental space in which to explore emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
(206) 981-3093
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Kali A Jensen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with people who are interested in exploring their story. Often we face struggle and trauma in our life that cause us to behave in certain ways. My clients are often asking themselves why they behave in a certain way even if it is not working for them. They are curious about how past hurts and struggles may still be impacting them to this day.
(253) 400-2788
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Holly Hulst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Even though it may not seem like it, often times our symptoms are messengers from a deep part of our own psyche, sent to inform us that we need to find new ways of relating to ourselves and those around us in order to reach our next level of growth. My philosophy is one of wholeness; our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and background work in unison to inform our present experience. It is my goal to help you find more flexibility within your experience, so that you can move towards the life that you truly want to be living.
(360) 633-2904
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Lauren Hayes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My focus in therapy is on helping you create a life that you want to be present for, whatever that means to you. If you don't know, that's ok too (and you're in good company). We can figure it out together. I emphasize a nonjudgmental approach that focuses on balancing acceptance and change. I often work with people who are dissatisfied with their lives because they have high emotional sensitivity and difficulty managing their behaviors, emotions, and relationships as a result. We can work together to both understand and change your unhelpful patterns and help you learn to accept yourself just as you are.
(360) 531-6577
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Maia E Jacoby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your needs. Healing is not a linear journey, my hope is for us to work collaboratively to find the path that works for you.
(360) 230-5978
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Dan Pippinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You can find healing and change. Your life and your relationships can be restored. Call or send an e-mail for your free consult so we can get you started working toward the changes that you want. I am dedicated to providing a professional and caring relationship that offers you and/or your relationships the opportunity for restoration and growth. Through this commitment, you can find relief for your suffering and access your potential that allows you to experience life in more satisfying and fulfilling ways.
(360) 329-2909
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Cheri Yadon M.Ed. Lpc LMHC
Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I facilitate the client in the discovery of their own personal resolutions. My style of counseling is focused on self-exploration and increasing an individual's level of understanding surrounding their current life circumstances, and their own behaviors and reactions to those situations. I have a desire to understand each client, and utilize my therapeutic skills and knowledge of psychology and human behavior to facilitate growth. My philosophy is that a client is much more inclined to make possible their own solutions, if they are responsible for creating them. I am licensed in Washington, Oregon and Texas.
(206) 222-7576
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Melissa Layman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
I believe strongly that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in attaining benefit from psychotherapy. Feeling safe, validated, and heard are incredibly important. A sense of trust, as well as having a supportive, and open environment are foundational in beginning the process of unpacking, sorting, and addressing what has brought you to this moment. Essentially, your connection with your therapist matters. My approach is person-centered, with hopes of being able to meet you where you are, with a therapeutic orientation that is intuitive in nature.
(833) 923-0226
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Dr. Renee Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you experiencing distressing symptoms from unresolved trauma? You may be experiencing PTSD, flashbacks, nightmares, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, behavioral addictions, and/or substance use. Perhaps you are going through a major life change or crisis and experiencing trauma triggers that are now wreaking havoc in your life & in significant relationships. I work with those who have experienced trauma at some time in their life. Together, we'll explore how & where the trauma became dysfunctionally stored and we will also explore those Parts that are desperately trying to protect the Self from further distress or pain.
(206) 278-1345
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Paula M Rovik
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone needs a listening ear and/or counsel at various times in our life journey. I enjoy working with people of all ages to become healthier mentally, physically and spiritually in order to help reach their goals in life. This may mean challenging destructive thoughts or behaviors, learning new ways to think about yourself, gaining new boundaries, finding healing from past hurt, walking through present though times together - all so that you can become the thriving person that God intended you to be. I care...You are worth it!
(360) 819-1254
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Front Street Clinic, Inc
Verified
Verified
Front Street Clinic Inc is a locally owned business offering comprehensive mental health services. We have convenient locations in Poulsbo, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle, Washington. Our office works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and provides services that include medication management, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychological testing and counseling. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, our treatment providers offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they need.
(360) 200-6167
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Art Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
What if you could make your life the way you want it to be? Would you like to overcome loneliness, self-doubt, anxiety, fear of failure, hopelessness, relationship difficulties? Many times our discontent in the present is tethered to traumatic events in our past. If you suffered trauma as a child or as an adult, chances are you have adapted and survived but you may not be currently thriving. The deeper the wounding, the more profound the negative impacts can be in your present life. The miracle of therapy offers you the power to rewrite your past and reprogram your future.
(253) 319-3314
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Colleen Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Seeking help when you are no longer able to manage problems or cope with distress requires courage and self-awareness. Choosing a therapist who supports your growth and healing is an essential part of the process. Your story, circumstances and needs are unique, and I believe that therapy should be tailored to fit. My approach is strengths based and trauma sensitive. I specialize in supporting clients through grief and loss, processing traumatic events, navigating life transitions and managing anxiety. I have specific training in EMDR and DBT to support your recovery with trauma, depression, anxiety and mood disorders.
(425) 470-6496
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Lisa Bernardin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counseling is my calling, and helping you find resolution for what is not working in your life is my highest goal. As your therapist, I bring intentional listening skills, professional insight, and a safe, no-judgement space in which we can partner together to reach solutions that work for you. I believe that every person deserves "unconditional positive regard" and in our relationship you will know that I am on your side and working hard with you to find peace, hope, and a way forward.
(206) 866-2845
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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EmpowersYou Counseling Services
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I help Women with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Through counseling and educational resources, I use my personal & professional journey as a guide to assist clients in working through and managing their symptoms.
(206) 899-0580
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Poulsbo, WA 98370
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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.