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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Recovering from domestic violence and/or sexual violence, whether it happened to you as a child or an adult; religious abuse, leaving high demand groups; religious trauma; narcissistic abuse

— Katy Perkins Coveney, Clinical Social Worker in Fayetteville, NC

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
 

Too many people are dealing with the effects of abuse, either as a child , as an adult in romantic relationships, or both. I can help you heal from the trauma of abuse, and teach you coping strategies and how create healthy boundaries, so that you can stop the cycle of abuse moving forward.

— Jodie Solberg, Hypnotherapist in Lynnwood, WA

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 have years of experience working with clients in therapy who have experienced various types of abuse, such as childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence.

— Linda Zheng, Therapist in Eagan, MN

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 completed a concentration in trauma and abuse along with my degree. I am attuned to the way that sexual abuse, trauma, emotional & physical abuse impact our capacity to relate to others and trust ourselves. I am passionate about narrative-focused trauma care.

— Katie Vigneulle, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA

We work with many people who have experienced abuse, from physical abuse and neglect to domestic abuse to sex trafficking survivors and more. No matter what type of abuse you have experienced, the symptoms are the same as you body tries to protect you from further abuse across all environments and in your relationships with people. You can experience a fuller life and you can get through this. Call today!

— Joy Johnson,
 

Whether it was at the hands of a narcissistic parent or abusive partner, I specialize in helping clients overcome trauma resulting from interpersonal relationships. Using a combination of EMDR and talk therapy, we work together to calm that ever-present sense of uneasiness, regain a feeling of safety, and learn to trust in your own judgement. I am living proof that you can overcome abuse and trauma to live a rich and fulfilling life on your own terms.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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
 

When the relationship with a caregiver represents trauma, lack of empathy and even cruelty, the implications last long past childhood. As an adult you may have dedicated yourself into work and/or your family in order to soothe that pain inside, yet something is still amiss. You struggle with self-worth and insecurity. In therapy, we can collaboratively work through that place of pain and loneliness towards a place of wholeness and connection. 

— Anny Papatheodorou, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at a non-profit for domestic and sexual violence survivors for the first several years of my career, wat which time I was trained in crisis counseling and safety planning. I now utilize these skills along with EMDR and other approaches to process various types of abuse.

— Elisa Colera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

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

Whether you were abused physically, sexually, or emotionally, the scars are often very similar, namely feelings of shame, a need for constant external validation, emotions either blunted or explosive, and underlying feelings of despair and hopelessness. To help you, I will use trauma-informed techniques, grounded in neuroscience, to address the emotional pain and negative self-beliefs that keep you from experiencing the connection and joy you deserve.

— Sudi Khosropur, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Toluca Lake, CA
 

Recovering from domestic violence and/or sexual violence, whether it happened to you as a child or an adult; religious abuse, leaving high demand groups; religious trauma; narcissistic abuse

— Katy Perkins Coveney, Clinical Social Worker in Fayetteville, NC

Most of my experience and training focuses on healing from trauma. Many of my clients experience some form of abuse such as emotional, physical, sexual, financial, and more- whether that is from specific individuals or even through societal oppression.

— Jaya Roy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker