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 in any form, physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal, is never warranted and its effects are felt long after the abuse has ended. But, even after something as grievous as abuse, hope for the future are possible. Overcoming the trauma of abuse can be scary. I provide a safe and confidential environment in which abuse survivors can express and process their feelings, thoughts, and fears.

— Shiran Cohen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , FL

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

Through years of specialized training and direct client experience, I have developed a deep understanding of the complex nature of trauma and its impact on mental, emotional, somatic, and relational health. I have honed my skills in evidence-based interventions, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Polyvagal Theory, and other trauma-informed approaches, which have proven to be effective in treating trauma-related symptoms.

— Morgan Widerman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rockville, MD

Childhood abuse is a silent epidemic that causes profound pain and far-reaching effects into adulthood. Perhaps you know what those effects are but you feel stuck. Or you simply know that depression, anxiety, disconnection, relational and sexual difficulties haunt you. As you gently step into your story, I will help you untangle past and present, reclaim what was stolen, and re-author your future.

— Cresaya E. Kingsbury @ Wild Foxgloves Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Vancouver, WA

My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and ensures that you will not feel re-traumatized while working on yourself in therapy sessions.

— Neeka Wittern, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Las Vegas, NV, NV

PTSD can be caused by one or more traumatic events—either experienced personally or vicariously. The trauma then affects your day-to-day life after that. C-PTSD is another form of trauma, but it occurs over an extended period rather than from a singular event. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with clients who struggle with PTSD and C-PTSD because I have seen the changes personally.

— Kashif Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

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

If you have been abused, if you get nothing else from your time reading this I want you to know one thing: It. Was. Not. Your. Fault. Abuse comes with so many negative emotions. Guilt and isolation are just two of them. It can also be a scary thing to talk about. If you let me I can help you navigate those shifting and unsettling emotions. Whenever you decide you are ready to ask for help, I am ready to listen.

— Justin Wright, Counselor in Kansas City, MO

Did you grow up with parent(s) who were narcissist, controlling, alcohol abusers, not supportive or neglectful? Early childhood experiences can shape how we think and behave as adults, often in ways that are not helpful, such as: finding toxic partners, over-thinking, difficulty with decisions and knowing what we want, low self esteem, people pleasing (saying yes when we want to say no), poor boundaries and over-focusing on others. The good news is that change is possible.

— Allan Mouw, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

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

I work with survivors of multiple types of abuse and people living with the impacts of these traumas.

— ayom ament, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Weather you have had a “Big T” trauma or several “Little t” trauma, I understand how trauma shapes our mindsets and therefore our lives. Whether it happened directly to you or to someone higher up on our family tree (intergeneration trauma), you might be struggling with just how deeply affected you are by the trauma you had, even if it was years ago. It can be overwhelming and I can help, you don't have to go it alone.

— Elisa Blair, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

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

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, and all forms of trauma, can interfere with not only daily functioning, but also with our physical bodies. Often our bodies will be the first to let us know that something is desperately wrong. I believe in a comprehensive approach where we examine physical factors, as well as emotional/mental factors to help a person overcome the trauma of abuse. I am also certified in EMDR to help process out the trauma from memories.

— Kenneth Nelan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mequon, WI

I have been using Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the past five years. It has been my go-to therapy technique to treat abuse history/trauma and PTSD. I have been working with abuse survivors for my entire time as a therapist and my first job out of college was with children in foster care, and most had abuse history.

— Betsy Harris, Clinical Social Worker in Nashville, TN

Experienced working with abuse survivors - adult survivors of parental abuse or domestic violence with special attention to narcissistic abuse.

— Danielle Gomez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker