Abuse

Abuse can take many forms – it could be verbal, emotional or physical. Even after the abuse has ended, survivors are often left with intense negative feelings. But the good news is, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse of any kind, contact one of our specialists today to get help.

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Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse has been at pandemic proportions long before global events made the word commonplace. Untreated interpersonal trauma can wreck havoc on a person's sense of self and ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life. I have worked with countless women and men who have abuse histories and helped them find a path through the pain.

— Jeanine Moreland, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is strongly tied with childhood abuse and neglect. Together we will understand how abuse has colored your world and how to recover from it's effects. I will walk with you on this journey and help you step into the person you are meant to be.

— Maria Trimble, Licensed Professional Counselor in , WI
 

It's important for me to know what my client means by "abuse". Abuse can be traumatic & it's equally important to understand what about the abuse may be traumatic for my client. From there we can work on resolving the abuse (trauma). This work may involve: decreasing the uncomfortable to distressing symptoms you're experiencing; increasing the ability to stay in your comfort zone (regulated) when "triggered"; helping your body process the experience (experience lives in the body) to resolve it.

— Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, domestic, financial, and spiritual abuse all wreak havoc on your identity. You are not what the offender told you, you were. We can work to untangle those belief patterns with a deeper understanding of story-work.

— Kimberly Dudley, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I specialize in the unique treatment of survivors of narcsissistic abuse. My personal and professional experience with this type of abuse has led to being a an expert in this area. Please consider going to my website to learn more about my books, the podcasts, and the documentary I've been able to particpate in. www.stephenstherapy.com www.narctrauma.com

— Brenda Stephens, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA

It's important for me to know what my client means by "abuse". Abuse can be traumatic & it's equally important to understand what about the abuse may be traumatic for my client. From there we can work on resolving the abuse (trauma). This work may involve: decreasing the uncomfortable to distressing symptoms you're experiencing; increasing the ability to stay in your comfort zone (regulated) when "triggered"; helping your body process the experience (experience lives in the body) to resolve it.

— Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
 

Trauma takes multiple forms- systemic, emotional, physical, financial, etc. You are the judge of what has felt traumatic to you. I am a trauma-informed therapist. I work with clients on reauthoring painful experiences of their past and present in order to heal and move forward. I support client moving from being a victim to a thriving survivor.

— Jessica Butler, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone.

— Alexis Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wichita, KS
 

Abuse takes on many faces outside of the physical violence many of us first think of. Regardless of the way it manifests, the outcomes are often very similar: low self-worth, fear and anxiety, lack of security, feelings of being stuck, and debilitating negative beliefs about ourselves ("I am not enough", "I can never trust anyone again", "I should have done something different", "I deserve it", "I am not lovable").

— Istvan Dioszegi, Student Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

Whether by a parent, bully, or teacher, being mistreated may have made it difficult for you to trust others, feel safe in the world, or even believe that you are good enough. EMDR Therapy can help you to leave all of that behind so you can do what you want to do and be who you want to be.

— Bryan Gower, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Do you sometimes wonder whether you're crazy, like you're not sure your experiences with another person are quite how you perceive them? This is a sign of abuse. There are many ways in which abuse can be inflicted on us, and even if we're not sure we're being abused, we always feel the effects in other ways, such as experiencing mood swings, feeling afraid even if you're not sure why, and difficulty sleeping or eating. I can offer you information on abuse so that you can feel empowered.

— Katharyn Engers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Spokane, WA

PTSD has multiple symptoms and it can feel overwhelming. If you have experienced a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, physical abuse, bullying, witnessing a family member or close friend experience a traumatic event, just to name a few, it's understandable if you are experiencing emotional distress. Healing is possible. You can start to experience understanding and control over your symptoms today.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO
 

I have worked with many clients recovering from past abuse. This kind of trauma can cause intense negative beliefs about self including shame and guilt. One therapeutic model I often use for these clients is EMDR. This treatment helps clients work through past trauma without having to verbalize specific experiences.

— Loren Schouest, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Birmingham, AL

Much of my passion lays in helping people who have experienced abuse reclaim their lives, feel fulfilled, and regain a positive outlook on the experiences that are yet to come. I have helped people who have suffered from incest, verbal, physical, mental, financial and sexual abuse process what they have been through and learn how to overcome the trauma that comes with abuse. I've also lead women's groups dealing specifically with abuse and seen how abuse can lead to substance use and addiction.

— Sydney Koenig, Counselor in Lone Tree, CO
 

I specialize in Adult Survivors of Narcissistic Parents, General Narcissist Abuse of all forms, Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence. I have been working directly with survivors of abuse since 2013 and have shaped my career around healing and learning to move through the emotional impact of such.

— Jacey Bishop, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I utilize psychoeducation and cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches to help you understand why abuse happens, and provide you healthier coping skills to prevent future abuse. I also incorporate Rapid Resolution Therapy techniques to work on limited beliefs at the subconscious level to free you from pain from past traumas and be able to reclaim your life and take your power back! I also utilize Trauma-Focused CBT to assist you in processing unresolved traumas and self-regulation.

— Silvana Ramirez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL