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To clarify what you are asking, do you want to know what kind of professional to see or are you asking what to do about being molested?
You should see a Master's level therapist or a Ph.D. A Master's level therapist is someone who has earned a Master's degree and usually special licenses along with it. The initials after their name usually include, M.Ed, MA, MSW, LSW or MFT (marriage and family therapist). A Ph.D is someone who has a doctorate in psychology. They have Dr. in front of their name or Ph.D after it.
To find a therapist, ask your doctor for a referral. Or you can search on line according to your zip code at http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/. You can also contact the United Way in your area to ask about the local community mental health center for low cost/no cost therapy.
When you search for a therapist, you may want to ask about experience and whether or not the therapist has special education in helping others who have been sexually abused.
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