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

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

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I work with clients to overcome past abuse. Through EMDR therapy, you can feel free to move on and break old patterns. You don’t have to carry this pain alone.

— Mackenzi Kingdon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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 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

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
 

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

— Patricia Field, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

I have worked extensively with individuals who has abuse or trauma in their background. I have worked many years with foster youth but am now focused on helping adults heal from wounds, often incurred from childhood. I utilize DBT, particularly for those who have abuse in childhood as these individuals have often not been modeled ways in which to cope with life’s difficulties. I also use EMDR to help reprocess the trauma more healthily.

— Denise Lee, Counselor in Orange, CA
 

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 had experience dealing with childhood sexual abuse, having worked in a local CAC and one of their partner agencies.

— W. Shawn Welty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vernon, NJ

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

Our staff has extensive experience working with clients struggling with overcoming the impact of any variety of traumas (sexual, psychological, physical, emotional, spiritual, medical, domestic violence, traumatic events, military, stalking, victims of crimes, human trafficking, and a variety of forms of abuse/trauma. Our staff takes a holistic approach interpersonaly and intrapersonaly. We do our best to provide education, stabilization, coping, healing, and increased healthy support

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

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

One if my special areas of interest is Narcissist Abuse, and trained under Dr. Ramani, who specializes in the understanding and recovery of people healing from narcissist abuse. I believe that education is key in recovering from a relationship with a narcissist.

— Valerie Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wayzata, MN
 

I have received domestic and sexual abuse violence counseling training.

— Elia FABIAN, Counselor in Berwyn, IL

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
 

I have extensive knowledge and professional experience working with victims and perpetrators of abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. I particularly specialize in working with victims of childhood abuse and neglect.

— Evan Wilson, Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

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