Sexual Abuse Therapists in Shepherdstown, WV

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Linda M Parkhill
Counselor, MA, LPC, ALPS
Verified
Verified
My professional concentration has been in the areas of: domestic violence, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse , PTSD, OCD, "transitional issues" and problem gambling.
My approach in counseling is somewhat holistic and eclectic. I believe a supportive counseling environment works to help a client achieve awareness, thus leading to healing and personal growth. My role is to help clients explore their emotional needs and provide feedback. Hopefully, the value will be realized in both behavioral and emotional changes. Under all circumstances, my mission is to treat the client with the utmost regard and honor the human condition as it is. Counseling hours are available most days at your convenience. Often clients are able to schedule an appointment with 24 hours of calling my office.
(304) 462-9991
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Melissa Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My philosophy of therapy is that it is collaborative, person centered, and strengths-based process that has the ability to transform individual’s lives. Life is about transitions and change, and therapy can provide a safe place to learn skills to cope with these inevitable parts of life. My therapy style is to provide support and a non-judgmental stance to provide a safe place to process life’s difficulties.
(304) 407-7514
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Kathleen L. Morotti
Counselor, LPC, LCDAC, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
We offer a variety of techniques to guide you into creating a pathway to healing and a direction that feels increasingly aligned with your own sense of inner core purpose. Over the years of counseling others, I have developed a specialty in working with depression, codependency issues, dual diagnosis & survivors of abuse. Since relocating to the area in 1999, I have been focusing on working with individuals, families, couples and groups. I lead two therapeutic support groups for women. (Please review group tabs for details.) I am also a dance/movement therapist offering a creative alternative on the therapeutic path.
(304) 876-3500
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Tim Whetzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
“Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the culmination of years of existential angst, an accumulation of guilt, anxiety, loss, among a myriad of other experiences which have inflicted pain and suffering. My experience working with clients in exploring their unique symptoms, be it depression, anxiety, etc., is to not rush headlong into an immediate remedy of the symptoms, rather the exploration of how these symptoms may be trying to inform in new ways of approaching life.
(681) 201-3324
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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New Horizons Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Maturity is not the absence of struggle, but struggling well" said author and psychologist Larry Crabb. As a counselor I desire to safely engage with clients' stories-which include both joy and struggle-and work together towards hopeful and lasting change. With over 20 years' experience helping people improve relationships and marriages, confront depression and anxiety, or face emotional and mental health issues, I strive to help clients pursue personal growth and relational integrity as they face life's challenges.
(304) 591-1919
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Sue Ann DeVall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to help clients who are having difficulty in our fast-paced environment dealing with life’s stressors related to marriages/partnerships, families, friendships, social isolation, employment and finances. I provide a safe place where clients know they can share in a confidential environment without judgment. All of us have negative thoughts. Realizing that we are more than our thoughts, though, can be truly liberating and allow a person to live a full and meaningful life, even when faced with struggles that may seem impossible to overcome.
(304) 938-0725
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Jennifer Young
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, my primary goal is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental relationship to assist you in meeting your goals. Whether you are seeking therapy to heal past wounds or address current issues, my approach is a collaborative one, building upon your personal strengths and resilience. I provide individual, family, and/or couples therapy to address a variety of mental health symptoms, behavioral disorders, and relationship problems.
(304) 896-0705
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Melissa Swartz, LPC
Counselor, ALPS, AADC, SAP, LPC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling at work, in your relationships, not able to maintain the healthy habits you're trying to develop? Take heart, it's not you; it's your wiring. And YOU can change it with Emotional Brain Training (EBT). Research has shown people using this method tend to experience lasting improvements in depression, relationships, blood pressure, weight, and addictions.
(304) 997-4991
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Sarah Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I think therapy assists with uncovering or improving strengths and resources that may have been forgotten due to overwhelming life circumstances. Whether you are an individual, child, couple, or family, I believe each person possesses strengths and resources to solve their problems and improve their quality of life. I provide a safe, supportive environment to explore barriers, trauma, and conflict, as well as to heal and identify resolutions. I look forward to assisting you on your journey towards wellness.
(304) 931-2145
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Michael Monsma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Time for a new approach? An integrated approach of LENS Neurotherapy, EMDR and "talk" therapy has resulted in rapid improvements for client mood & overall health. LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) "reboots" suppressed areas of the brain impacted by emotional trauma, concussion, illness, toxins/meds... with applications typically lasting seconds to a few minutes. Michael has offered EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy since 2001, effective for resolving emotional trauma & targeting "stuck" thinking patterns. Changes occur through the "safe space" of the therapeutic relationship & brain-based interventions.
(304) 986-4488
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Joann Strider Christian
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CCFC, AADC
Verified
Verified
No shame-based, trauma informed, evidenced based treatment focusing on optimal recovery, healing, and wellness;
(304) 244-0017
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Andrea Renzelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been working in the Athens area since completing my Master of Social Work in 2005. I currently work with clients who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression and those who are navigating unhealthy or abusive relationships, working to establish healthy boundaries, and those who are experiencing the effects of past or current trauma or abuse. I also provide financial therapy to individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, conflict or shame related to finances.
(740) 249-1406
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Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Nicole Munoz, LCSW-C Neurofeedback & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
The journey to be your best self is too important to take alone. So it would be my pleasure to help guide you to a better, clearer tomorrow – mentally, physically, and emotionally. My approach as a psychotherapist is one of understanding where you are now, and then working together to reach the place you desire to be. We’ve all walked a unique life path and had different experiences that shaped us, so my approach is not cookie-cutter at all. I believe in hope, inspiration, and the power of the individual. We are stronger than we realize, but the key to mental clarity and emotional well-being sometimes remains elusive.
(443) 272-4184
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Kierra Whitman
Counselor, LPC, LGSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a teenager trying to navigate the overwhelming feelings and thoughts that life brings on? Are you a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence/ intimate partner abuse? Are there moments when you notice that the traumas from your past are affecting your relationships and everyday livelihood? So often, we ignore our inner hurts and we force ourselves to smile when we want to scream or laugh when we want to cry. Keeping up an act like that can be exhausting, and it can disconnect you from yourself.
(681) 248-5029
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Kearneysville, WV 25430
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EAS Winchester, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Children, At-Risk-youth, criminally involved juveniles and adults, children and adults with a history of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse , neglect), depression, anxiety.
(540) 390-1471
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Martinsburg, WV 25401
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The Renovo Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW, LGSW
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or PTSD? Are you looking for "no shame" treatment that is based on how your brain works and changes? We are a group of compassionate counselors who have collaborated together to offer research supported, brain-based, integrative treatment to those who are hurting. Since different parts of the brain are in charge based on stress levels, treatments are most effective when matched with the part of the brain engaged.
(681) 214-5025
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Charles Town, WV 25414
Not accepting new clients
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Kate MacShane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am the founder and clinical director of the Maryland Center for Gender and Intimacy. As a psychotherapist, I specialize in gender, sex, and affirming treatment of LGBTQIA2+ people. I provide compassionate, skilled therapy to clients seeking to heal, connect with their authentic selves, and strengthen relationships. I support gender-diverse individuals as they pursue gender congruence. I help families to better understand their transgender loved ones and navigate gender transition together. I also provide free assessments to those seeking letters of support for gender-affirming medical care.
(301) 360-4349
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Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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April D. Lehman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in work with adolescents and adults with mental health and substance use disorders. I provide compassionate, no shame treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, and addiction.
(304) 898-8368
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Kearneysville, WV 25430
Not accepting new clients
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Hidden Peaces
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LICSW, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Hidden Peaces, our focus is to help our community, Heal, Energize, and become more aware of their Inner Strengths. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. We focus to help individuals work through and/or process the following issues: Traumas, Survivor/Witness of Physical, Sexual, Mental or Emotional Abuse; Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions.
(304) 407-2935
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Kearneysville, WV 25430
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Stephanie Fagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling down lately? Worrying more? Going through a big life transition? I'm here to help navigate those feelings, and will help guide you through our wellness journey. My primary focus is Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and post partum parents.
(304) 659-6304
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Ranson, WV 25438
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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.