Sexual Abuse Therapists in Spokane Valley, WA

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Matthias James Barker
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and couples from all walks of life and specialize in treating childhood sexual abuse , sex-addiction, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, and family issues.
My goal is to help the people I work with move towards what is meaningful in life amidst a history of trauma and hardship. We do this by collaborating to form personalized treatment plans that are tailored for your unique goals and circumstances.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Debbie Briggs
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Each day we have in life is a bright new adventure just waiting to be discovered! I view my work in counseling as an adventure I am privileged to share with each client! In my experience I have worked with individuals as they have struggled to overcome and cope with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse , relationship conflict, ADHD and other distressing circumstances. I enjoy helping individuals, couples and families create healthy, functional relationships and lives that flourish. My focus is on strengthening the family system, identifying each individual's needs, and discovering hope for their future.
(509) 228-8537
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Heidi C. Neddo
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, CMHS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you concerned with a personal issue, overwhelmed by stress or worries, burdened by depression or anxiety? Are you trying to deal with a traumatic event in your life, past sexual abuse or emotional abuse? Are you struggling with family or relationship conflicts? Everyone encounters situations when one feels lost, unable to cope, or needs support and guidance. If you're looking for relief from pain; compassionate, nonjudgmental support and guidance; hope for improvement; and lasting change, counseling can help! Research shows that therapy can lead to increased happiness, productive coping mechanisms, fulfilling relationships and improved physical health.
(509) 424-5180
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Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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Rachel Marrazzo
Counselor, MA, CMHS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In addition, I have received additional training in childhood sexual abuse , motivational interviewing, and behavioral interventions.
Whether you are a parent dealing with child who is acting out or an individual suffering from depression or anxiety I believe I can partner with you to find answers. I work closely with with children, adolescents and families to help them figure out how to lead happy healthier lives. Life is hard and sometimes you just need someone there to come along side you and help you get back on your feet. I believe in a person centered approach to counseling that is focused and driven by the individual needs of each client.
(509) 774-5787
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Sardonyx Counseling, Pllc
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, MHP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I also specialize in problematic/maladaptive sexual behaviors and sexual abuse dynamics.
People come to Sardonyx Counseling, Pllc because some are experiencing feeling anger, sad, or nervous; unexpected mood swings and a loss of control. Undergoing a big change; feeling isolated or alone; having distressing thoughts; strained relationships; restlessness, sleep problems and concerns about their own mental health. Some individuals want to increase their functioning within the community, home, family and peer relationships, occupation or school settings. We enjoy assisting individuals with their recovery process. Other individuals seek therapy due to being impacted by the legal system and wish to change their behaviors.
(509) 587-1516
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Spokane Valley, WA 99016
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Mental Health Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have specialized in this area as it pertains to other traumas: sexual abuse and assault , car accidents, illnesses, & physical/emotional events.
I have over 43 years practice experience in a variety of settings with all ages- individuals, couples, kids, teens. I live in Olympia area but am doing "virtual video" and phone sessions with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression and can benefit from a safe, respectful listener and counselor. We can work together in a Coaching Model or a Client-Centered Talk Therapy Model. We may process using: EMDR, Hypnotherapeutic Techniques, Calming Strategies, Homework, Journaling, Education depending on your needs. Sliding scale currently. Will have insurance availability & in-person January in thru Lifestance.
(360) 703-9906
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Alyssa Pearce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LICSW, MHP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with Women who are experiencing symptoms of trauma. I want to help individuals heal and be able to lead fulfilling lives where they feel in control of their emotions and choices. For so long after a trauma occurs it can be difficult to find who you are as a person and to identify how your life can move forward from what occurred. Having a therapist that specializes in the issues you’re experiencing can help in getting you to a place in your life where you can rediscover who you are and what you want.
(509) 215-2639
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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George Smiledge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
There are times in life where people feel stuck. There are many reasons for these situations. For adolescents, it can be mainly attempting to establish identity or a voice and the resulting anxiety from trying to navigate their world. For older teens, some are left with the confusion and fear of how to transition to adulthood and the question of failing. For adults, of course, we are supposed to have it all figured out. The truth is people may not be living true to their values or believe the mistakes made are too great to overcome. Maybe there was an anxiety or trauma so great it governs the choices made; Even from caregivers.
(208) 487-5603
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Spokane Valley, WA 99016
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Kristopher Aaron Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with clients who want to make positive change in their life, whether they have current goals or not, or are unsure where to start. Clients present at different stages, so as long as a client has a desire to work toward something positive and engage in the therapy process, I enjoy being a part of their journey. We can figure out what you want/need, set goals, and use various treatment approaches to reach these goals.
(509) 476-8281
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Jan Vetter Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
If you feel fearful of who to share your struggles with - you are not alone in that fear. This is common, and unfortunately a barrier for many to take the first step and receive healing. I want to create a safe space for you, to share your story. I will help you identify the source of your pain, if that is not clear, and walk through the healing journey with you. There is always hope, and many directions to take to get healing and freedom. I've received much healing, through counseling and want to see others receive the same.
(509) 260-8445
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Spokane Valley, WA 99037
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Michele Wright
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, ASDCS
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a person who wants to work as a team to achieve the therapeutic goals we have set together.
(208) 487-5690
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Renewed Hope - Karina Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, MHP, EMDR, CSAT-C
Verified
Verified
With unconditional acceptance and positive regard, I welcome my clients into a judgement-free and safe space. Whether you're dealing with anger, anxiety, a death, depression, discrimination, life stressors, parenting challenges, relationship problems, or trauma, hope and healing is possible and within reach.
(509) 869-2974
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Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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Krystyl Miyamoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, LICSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Certified Trauma Professional, with an emphasis on gender identity, inclusion and equity. I graduated from the University of Southern California School of Social Work with an emphasis in Children, Youth & Families. In addition, I have a 20 year background as a nurse and sub-specialize in chronic illness and chronic pain. I am looking forward to supporting and guiding you on your journey to meeting your goals. Let us work together to build you up and take back the power you desire to start loving yourself. When you love yourself, you can teach others how to love you!
(509) 260-2598
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Spokane Valley, WA 99016
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Desert Streams Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, MEd, LMHC, NCC, DMHS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Since the pandemic started, we have had to stay at home, work from home, have our children at home, and make decisions for ourselves and our families regarding the safety of being vaccinated. The emotional struggles we face have become overwhelming. Those who are in unsafe situations have felt increasingly unsafe. We have seen our friends and neighbors struggling with racial injustice. I understand how frightening and hopeless things can seem. My goal is to create a safe place for my clients to share their pain, feel heard and validated, and be able to learn healthy coping skills to manage their challenges.
(509) 563-7796
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Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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Jess A Haberman
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, SUDP
Verified
Verified
Stepping into your journey of healing takes courage. Whether your goal is to build stronger connection in relationships, achieve greater self awareness, heal past wounds, or simply to feel better about yourself, I can help you on your path. Counseling involves self-discovery. I provide a safe space to confront barriers impacting your progress, helping you create a life you can thrive in instead of escape from. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relational issues, or the stressors of life changes, I will help you see your strengths, face your fears, and recognize your own unlimited potential.
(509) 761-3989
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Lori Schuerer
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
We all deal with life's challenges in different ways. The counseling relationship is a place of respect, acceptance, and compassion. I have experience working with autism, trauma, depression, anorexia, bulimia, bariatric surgery patients and chronic mental health issues. I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families.
(509) 635-3861
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Mary M Murphy
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have spent 15 years helping people move from what I call "Surviving to Thriving". I can help you, your relationship, or your family move there also. This process; dealing with the fears, the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, the anger as we sometimes are forced into life changes we have no control over can, quite simply, overwhelm us. A deeply caring therapist, with the knowledge, experience, patience, and courage to help us along our life's path can be extraordinarily helpful.
(509) 730-5997
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Family Essentials Counseling - Valley
Counselor, PhD, MA, LMHC, LICSW, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At Family Essentials Counseling we have the right counselor for you. Check out our website for a detailed information on providers available - FamilyEssentialsCounseling.com including Tele Mental Health for those who struggle to attend counseling in person and areas outside of Spokane.
(509) 761-3150
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Mariann Kinkle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Verified
Annie works with individuals struggling with depression, self-harm, anxiety, PTSD, emotional regulation, trauma, grief, feeling stuck in life, abandonment, low self-worth, and spiritual distress. She is also skilled in working with individuals, couples, or families where there is a history of childhood abuse or attachment injuries that are impacting their current relationships. Annie works with couples to reduce conflict and increase relationship bonds. Annie bases family counseling on helping families develop healthy boundaries, reduce stress and conflict, increase empathy, and improve interactions between family members.
(509) 341-0723
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Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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Laura Inglis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you feeling suicidal? Have you been in an abusive or bullying relationship? Do you struggle finding enjoyment in life? I am a licensed clinical social worker and credentialed as a mental health professional by the State of Washington. I am trained and experienced in the areas of crisis intervention, conflict resolution, domestic violence, and various mood disorders. I am also trained in assessment and diagnosis, having performed well over 800 mental health evaluations and assessments. I have worked with both teenagers and adults.
(253) 285-1927
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Spokane Valley, WA 99016
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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.