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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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

Youth, Young Adults and Adults Impacted by Complex Trauma (Witness to IPV, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Sex Trafficking History) Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (Adults and Teens)

— A New Creation Psychotherapy Services, LLC, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fayetteville, GA
 

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 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
 

I've worked in the field of abuse for over 26 years. I have seen first hand how complicated and intertwined abuse and failure in adulthood are. Thanks to neurobiology and psychology technique advancement you can unlock all of that history and put it to rest. Make it a memory instead of a problem you face every day and struggle to overcome. Learning to trust yourself and the world is possible. Don't let the past dictate your future. You can take control of it.

— Sonya DeWitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA

Sexual, physical, emotional abuse, childhood abuse, PTSD

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

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

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 am a sexual assault advocate, certified by the Office of the Texas Attorney General. I worked for 4 years with witnesses to family violence and survivors of child abuse in a non-profit setting. This informed my understanding of crises and trauma. I'm passionate about building a safer world through compassionate healing.

— Joy Cannon, Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

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
 

I have worked with clients in current and previously abusive relationships and feel strongly that you can heal from any trauma you have endured. I use an EMDR framework when treating clients who have survived abuse.

— Gabrielle Fischer, Social Worker

Working in several in-patient settings and with women at the Meadows Ranch I worked with a lot of individuals that have experienced trauma and abuse in one way or another. I have a passion for helping others, and trying to help them along in their journey in order to be able to live their best life and process what they have experienced in life so far.

— Rachel Hayes, Counselor in wellington, CO
 

I specialize in Narcissistic Abuse, Psychological, Emotional, and Verbal Abuse. Narcissistic Abuse is a paralyzing form of abuse. Tactics employed are psychological abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, gaslighting, love bombing, crazy making, narcissistic rage, betrayal and sometimes physical and sexual abuse. Victims of this type of abuse lose their true identity in the relationship. I empower clients to rediscover their true self and inner strength to overcome the abuse they endured.

— Cindy Hyde, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX