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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Abuse messes with our brains and can even re-wire them. Trauma is your body doing its best to cope with abnormal, stressful, or long-lasting negative events, like abuse. Symptoms may include hyper-vigilance, nightmares, guilt, self-blame, becoming easily startled, isolation, decreased interests in activities, difficulty sleeping, flashbacks, forgetfulness, and panic. Although the trauma symptoms can be overwhelming, there is hope for healing.

— Morgan Ticum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS

I specialize in working with people who are experiencing narcissistic abuse and/or who have a loved on who abused alcohol .

— Denise Capurso, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Allen, TX

Abuse and trauma can have a long-lasting impact in your life, despite some being a high-functioning adults. The repercussions of trauma are indescribable. Flashbacks, nightmares, unwanted memories, trust and attachment issues, and feeling you have to be alert and ready for all and any possible dangers. Your body and mind don't rest. Your body hurts, you go to the doctor and doctor finds nothing wrong, causing more confusion and frustrations. If this is you, trauma and abuse may be the cause!

— Fabian Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, especially childhood trauma. We also work to identify and heal from any abusive relationships which you have experienced currently or in your life previously.

— Sara A. Morgan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Most of my training is with trauma and various forms of abuse (emotion, physical, systemic and more). I take a holistic and liberatory lense to help my clients experience sustainable healing.

— Jaya Roy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Abuse can be extremely difficult to bring up to your therapist and that's okay. You have control on when and how you want to open about this issue. I believe in creating safe space and having a connection with my clients is the start of the process.

— Alex Gomez, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

Abuse of any kind leaves lasting, and often invisible, wounds. When untreated, these wounds get passed through generations and spread through relationships despite our best attempts to stop the cycle on our own. If you are taking steps to actively heal your own wounds, you are not only healing yourself, but honoring the generations both before and after you, and protecting the relationships surrounding you now.

— Stacey Hannigan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I have worked extensively with survivors of all ages who have endured emotional, mental, spiritual, physical and sexual abuse. Often the abuse took place within the context of a relationship (e.g. parents, a trusted adult, family member or friend) resulting in sometimes severe struggles with trust of both themselves and others as well as self-worth and self-respect. I have walked along side many survivors to provide hope and healing.

— Jennifer Durbin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA

Abuses comes in many forms, toward the self, other, and the planet. I have extensive experience with narcissistic abuse, substance abuse, the misuse of psychedelics, eating disorders and verbal/emotional abuse.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist

Addiction and Substance abuse can leave the person suffering depleted and despondent with their repeated use and failures at staying sober. I believe addiction is a disease, but that does not mean there is not hope and a chance for the addict to take the right steps needed in their life to conquer their demons.

— Leon Banister, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL

I specialize in working with individuals who survived abuse and trauma (whether a one-time event or lifelong experiences). I lead therapy groups for abuse survivors to find validation, improve self-care and coping, and strengthen connection with others. I am certified in EMDR and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

— Michelle Spurgeon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dallas, TX

Childhood wounds have a way of lingering with us in the present, and intersecting with the stories of those about us. I invite you to step into the earth in the presence of a kind and compassionate witness to find the understanding and healing your heart desires.

— Cresaya E. Kingsbury @ Wild Foxgloves Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Bainbridge Island, 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

Sexual, physical, emotional abuse, childhood abuse, PTSD

— Maria Grishkina, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Plantation, FL

A major focus in my practice, is working with clients to overcoming the consequences of childhood abuse. This includes physical, verbal and sexual abuse.

— John Craig, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

I have worked for years on understanding the cycle of abuse and how to help clients work through processing this cycle.

— Ashley Schrad, Counselor in Omaha, NE