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.

Meet the specialists

 

Have you experienced stressful or traumatic events which have changed how you feel, think, or behave? There is hope to feel better. Please schedule an appointment so we can discuss and select the best treatment for you.

— Amanda Lorenz, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL
 

Unresolved trauma has a significant impact on our relationship with self and to others including those that love and depend on you. It can be challenging to show up in relationships and take care of yourself when the weight of pain, anger, disappointment, fear and or shame is on your back.

— Aretha Hampton, Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

I work with children, families, and adults to help clients process and heal from abuse. I am nationally certified in and specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

— Anna Fadem, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN DIEGO, CA
 

Are you the survivor of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse? Do you find yourself isolating from others, feeling empty, numb, stuck, angry, hyper-sensitive to touch, anxious, depressed, experiencing physical symptoms that you or your doctor can’t explain? I practice trauma therapy using mind-body counseling approaches which enable you to feel the connection between the traumatic memories stored in your body and the thoughts and beliefs that cause problems for you throughout your life. With this body-centered approach, healing these wounds becomes attainable. Together, we will start to engage your body’s inner wisdom to propel you towards feeling comfort, ease, and vitality in your mind and body again.

— Jon Fox, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I'm a trained Mending the Soul facilitator, specializing in female victims of abuse.

— Jennifer Forster, Counselor in West Linn, OR
 

I work with clients who feel broken, unlovable, and stuck. This is often the result of hurtful messages they received growing up that they continue to believe. Abuse often takes away self-confidence and leaves shame, self-doubt and self-hatred in its place. This self-loathing leads us to continue to hurt ourselves through toxic relationships, unsafe sex, drugs and alcohol, and self-sabotage. I can help you reclaim yourself and help you get in touch with your inherent worthiness.

— Diana Teich, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood abuse and other trauma. I use a somatic approach to assist with coping with flashbacks, and other trauma-focused tools and techniques as needed.

— Kirsti Reeve, Counselor in Rochester Hills, MI
 

My Social Work Master program had over 10 specialize classes and an internship program regarding child abuse. Following my MSW I worked over 6 years in a program that serviced children who were child abuse survivors.

— Jaimi Martin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
 

I am trained in the Evolve Batterer curriculum and work with batterers to help them learn a new way to interact with their significant other. I also work with sex offenders to help them learn to integrate into society and learn what appropriate relationships are.

— Crystal Smith, Counselor in Taylorsville, NC

Because of my experience in schools, family violence shelters, and mental health agencies, I have spent years assisting the survivors of abuse to heal, make decisions about their future, and go on to live more joyful lives.

— Patricia Bennett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Experiencing any form of interpersonal trauma and abuse can impact your quality of life in fundamental ways. Trauma symptoms and triggers often take over and make you feel out of control or crazy. Trauma and abuse in childhood can also affect your mental health, physical health, and your relationships with the people around you. Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse can help you connect your past experiences with your present challenges, and find pathways to a healthier future.

— Smadar Salzman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I have received domestic and sexual abuse violence counseling training.

— Elia FABIAN, Counselor in Berwyn, IL
 

I have been very focused on abuse for many years, especially emotional, mental, and mental abuse. I believe that while, thankfully, physical violence is now coming out of the closet and being talked about, emotional abuse can be harder to identify, and women have trouble seeing it for what it is, and can often deny it, or feel they just need to live with it. Emotional abuse can be very insidious, but many times can be just as damaging as physical abuse. My experience includes working wit

— Dr. Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

At RISE our staff has extensive training and experience working with survivors of all types of abuse. We move beyond stabilization, trauma informed care, and learning to cope...and move into healing, personal growth, healthy relationships, and learning how to LIVE in the present and enjoy life.

— Bet Shaddinger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

I have been very focused on abuse for many years, especially emotional, mental, and mental abuse. I believe that while, thankfully, physical violence is now coming out of the closet and being talked about, emotional abuse can be harder to identify, and women have trouble seeing it for what it is, and can often deny it, or feel they just need to live with it. Emotional abuse can be very insidious, but many times can be just as damaging as physical abuse. My experience includes working wit

— Dr. Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

I have been very focused on abuse for many years, especially emotional, mental, and mental abuse. I believe that while, thankfully, physical violence is now coming out of the closet and being talked about, emotional abuse can be harder to identify, and women have trouble seeing it for what it is, and can often deny it, or feel they just need to live with it. Emotional abuse can be very insidious, but many times can be just as damaging as physical abuse. My experience includes working wit

— Dr. Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

In my trauma-focused work and my communities, I've witnessed and facilitated healing from many forms of abuse and violence, including: neglect, sexual abuse, physical violence, systemic violence, incarceration and torture, emotional abuse, sexual assault, narcissistic abuse, financial abuse, intimate partner violence, bullying, workplace abuse, and the inherent violence of hierarchy.

— Juliet Anderson, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Ridgewood, NY
 

I have experience working with teens and adults who have experienced emotional, sexual and physical abuse, as well as neglect

— Louisa Lombard, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Childhood abuse is complex and challenging to heal from. It can leave you feeling low self worth, often thinking unkind and harsh things about yourself. It can leave you feeling unable to love and be loved, struggling to find healthy attachments, even as an adult. In therapy, I provide you with unconditional positive regard, with care and support, with a model of how a healthy relationship can be-- so you can experience the emotional repair you need to live your best life.

— Anna McDonald, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Over a period of 19 years I have worked closely with parents in the child welfare system (or therapeutically) who were separated from their children often due to domestic/intimate partner violence. I have also worked with children/adults/elderly who were survivors of abuse. Many individuals I have worked with over the years are victims of generational abuse. My goal is to support you therapeutically, regain your confidence and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

— Bethanie Milford, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

I specialize in complex trauma, which comes from early experiences of attachment difficulties with caregivers as well as any/all types of neglect, psychological, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse.

— Stacy Ruse, Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO