Sexual Abuse Therapists in Spokane, WA

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Ilana Skarling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a trans woman and licensed independent clinical social worker in the states of Washington and Minnesota, with over five years of experiences spanning transgender care, sexual assault advocacy, community mental health, and behavioral health care.
You are not too much. Nor is what you have been through too much. If you struggle with gender or sexual identity, sexual or domestic violence, or other forms of lasting trauma, I can help. Just know that I believe you to be, at this moment, exactly who you need to be in order to survive. I also believe that things can get better.
(206) 752-5508
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Spokane, WA 99201
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Liz Coleclough | Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trauma touches every aspect of our lives. Whether you’ve experienced domestic violence, sexual assault , child abuse, or another form of violence, you may see its impact in multiple areas: a sense of being always “on” or hyper-alert; challenges in relationships and the ability to trust or open up to others; feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame. You have done everything you know to do to move through these things on your own. You might feel like you’ve made some progress or like you’re still stuck. Either way, you’re ready to gain new insight into yourself and your experiences in order to heal, repair, and move forward.
(206) 590-7343
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Spokane, WA 99208
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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.
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Spokane, WA 99201
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Dianna Gulick
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have specialized training in working with depression, anxiety and anxiety disorders, and the treatment of survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse as well as other traumas.
Are you having a difficult time managing emotions or thoughts that you once thought were manageable? Many people experience trauma or other adverse life events at some point in their lives. I believe each person has the potential to be free from the burden of symptoms that trauma, anxiety, and depression can create. People often come to counseling unsure of what they want to be different but knowing that they would like something to change. I enjoy working with people trying to identify goals and those who already have goals in mind.
(509) 769-3510
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Spokane, WA 99202
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Sarah X Winn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief and loss, healing from sexual abuse , healthy relationships, family of origin issues and LGBTQA issues.
I provide counseling services for children, youth, young adults, adults and families. I utilize a variety of orientations, methods and techniques, based on what is most appropriate for my clients at any given time. Together with clients I explore their unique selves, including their thoughts, feelings and experiences. My goal is to accompany them on their healing journey towards empowerment, greater self-awareness, knowledge and hope. I also aim to assist clients in identifying how their life experiences have helped make them the person they are and to recognize areas where they may have gotten stuck.
(509) 412-3727
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Spokane, WA 99204
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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, WA 99207
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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
Spokane, WA 99218
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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, WA 99205
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Nimsha Asia Goins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With clinical and educational training and experience in male specific childhood and adult sexual trauma, I am able provide help and healing to men who have been a victim of sexual assault .
I became a therapist because of many different reasons but the most uncomplicated reason is - I love helping, challenging, being in relationship with and motivating people. I have numerous skills and abilities in meeting people where they are at and helping them move forward toward health and happiness. I have a very direct and focused energy which I use to help my clients achieve their goals.
(509) 260-2861
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Spokane, WA 99202
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Angie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified
Verified
I have worked a lot with relationship issues, mood issues, domestic violence, sexual assault , grief, major life transitions, making desired changes, and more.
Hello! I am so excited for you, as you take this next step in finding your counselor. Counseling can be intimidating and challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. I love working with people who feel ready to do that work and build/rebuild the life of their dreams. Do you feel like it is time to make some changes? Do you have habits that aren't serving you? Do you want healthier relationships and to become a better communicator? Do you want to work through some old, heavy stuff? Are you feeling burnt out, sad, exhausted, dreading your day to day responsibilities? Do you need a supportive counselor to help you navigate it all?
(509) 260-9115
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Spokane, WA 99204
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Julie Anne Colibri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
Are you wanting to make changes in your life, but are overwhelmed? I have helped people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic illness, PTSD, low self-esteem, sleep and weight issues, grief and loss, chronic illness, and injury. Hope and healing are possible for various kinds of trauma, including sexual abuse , domestic violence, and those leaving high-demand groups or cults. We can work together to develop new insights and skills, improve your self-esteem, and help you to start attaining more of your personal, relationship, and professional goals.
(509) 779-8653
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Spokane, WA 99205
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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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Office is near:
Spokane, WA 99206
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Ashlie Unruh
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My focus is working with women who struggle with depression, trauma, grief, shame/guilt, anxiety, spiritual abuse, emotional, and sexual abuse .
I have journeyed with adults experiencing a wide variety of issues, in practice for 15+ years. Although I spend time exploring the specific problem that brings you into counseling or therapy, I will also explore in depth the nature of your relationships with other significant people in your life. I will do this in such a way as to challenge ineffective ways of living and provide for personal change to occur. Change at this level requires more than new skills or understanding. I will help you work through and take responsibility for the specific situations you are facing.
(208) 495-3356
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Spokane, WA 99206
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Natika Dawn Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Verified
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. I know it can seem hopeless at times, but I'm here to help and support you. I work with people struggling with a variety of life issues such as anxiety, depression, sexual assault /abuse, LGBTQ+, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP), and PTSD/trauma. I use evidence-based therapies with a foundation in Mindfulness that will give you tools to deal effectively with the struggles in your life. During our sessions, we will work together as a team. I will guide and support you through different techniques and coping skills that fit you as an individual and focus on reaching your goals.
(360) 900-2028
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Spokane, WA 99206
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Jacquelynn Kuhn
Counselor, MACP, LMHC, MHP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Feeling heard, understood, and valued is so important. When you're struggling, it's easy to think that your problems are just too much for other people to handle. My counseling practice is focused on providing warmth and kindness to help you learn new coping skills and strategies to manage difficult feelings and stop negative thinking patterns. Whether it's a hurtful conversation, traumatic experience, or abuse that you've endured, there is usually a good reason for feeling depressed, angry, anxious, or scared. We’ll build trust to look at the experiences that continue to impact you and your relationships.
(509) 413-0416
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Spokane, WA 99204
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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, WA 99204
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Nichole Warner
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping adult survivors of childhood trauma. I welcome and honor you as you are. I view my relationship with you, as my client, as sacred. Not in a traditionally religious way, but in a way that is deeply and powerfully respectful of what you have survived. I will be by your side, navigating our path when it feels overwhelming or unclear. We will create clear and defined treatment goals based on what is most important to you, and my hope is that you experience what it feels like to be deeply heard and seen, and that you emerge from our work together with more compassion, clarity, and hope.
(509) 512-1043
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Spokane, WA 99202
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Trauma Informed Therapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Our team would like to offer a sincere welcome. We know it takes courage to step out of our comfort zones and embrace change. It is our desire and pleasure to help those who are struggling to find the kind of life they long for. While trauma may not be something you are seeking direct services for, you can have the peace of knowing that all our staff are skilled in addressing trauma should it be or become a factor in treatment. Whether you are battling stress, anxiety, depression, or trying to find calm in the aftermath of trauma; we believe that peace and joy are possible.
(509) 855-4439
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Spokane, WA 99201
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Chelsy Pierce
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
We all have moments in life where the weight of our struggles feels too much to handle. If you are reading this, you have likely felt the exhaustion and heartache life can bring. The good news is you don’t have to carry this weight on your own. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where you can feel wholly accepted and cared for just as you are. Together, we will go on a journey of self-exploration where we identify and examine the hurts that have led you to where you are today. It is in this work together that true healing and peace can be found.
(509) 350-5078
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Spokane, WA 99218
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Jaeden Roberts Healing Arts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Jaeden Roberts Counseling & Alternative Therapies. I work with adults and children, providing individual & family sessions, as well as teaching classes. My approach is holistic, and I see my role as helping clients cultivate their natural strengths and capacities for healing, gain skills/tools to address problematic dynamics and stressors, and address and resolve past trauma. I believe wholeheartedly in the connection between body and mind, and I work to ensure that healing takes place at all levels. All services are strictly confidential, of course. Some sessions available online (via Facetime or email), based on your needs/preference.
(509) 215-2670
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Spokane, WA 99201
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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.