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

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 have extensive experience working with individuals who have been abused. We will work to shed old beliefs and stigmas that no longer serve you, find new ways of looking at yourself, and learn to love yourself in healthy and productive ways. This will allow you to move beyond unwanted energies from the past. We will move your energy to present day and a more forward thinking approach. I will help you focus on what is right in your world and what you want to attract into your life.

— Michelle Zampella, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Merrick, NY

Adult survivors of childhood abuse, emotional neglect, childhood trauma. Adult children of narcissistic or alcoholic parents. Abuse and trauma as an adult. I specialize in EMDR therapy to reprocess memories of neglect, abuse, trauma that contribute to anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, addiction, relationship problems, career issues.

— Kalpana Murthy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

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 Harris, Social Worker in Columbia, MD

Helping clients to navigate the intense emotions evoked as a result of abuse can be challenging for therapists, however this is extremely important in the lives of our clients as well as society overall. It is my goal to help clients work past their pain.

— Enrica Thomas, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shepherdsville, KY
 

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 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
 

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 worked extensively with abuse and trauma victims, including those experiencing childhood trauma or neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. I take care in supporting my clients in learning about the effects of their experiences and gaining the skills they need to move forward with their lives and feel safe and secure.

— Anna Gavrishova, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I've worked with a non-profit agency serving surivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault for over three years now. In addition to helping clients, I've also served the community by offering training on the LGBTQIA2+ community and how they are uniquely impacted by abuse.

— Safrianna DeGroat, Counselor in Hagerstown, MD

Childhood abuse is a silent epidemic that, no matter the type or severity of abuse, causes deep pain and far-reaching effects into adulthood validated in a landmark study by Kaiser and the CDC. Perhaps you know how your life was affected but you feel stuck, or you not sure of the effects but know that depression, anxiety, disconnection, or other symptoms linger in your life. As we engage your story, we help you see those effects, and take your power back and re-author your future.

— Wild Foxgloves Counseling, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Vancouver, WA
 

Confidential counseling services are provided for individuals and families to support those who have experienced various levels of trauma resulting in life long challenges. Because trauma changes brain development especially in children, individual therapy is provided with children and educational counseling is provided to parents to ensure parents attain the necessary tools needed for nurturing and meeting the child right where they are.

— Deahdra Chambers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Biscoe, NC
 

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

I am trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based treatment for children from birth to about age 5, who have experienced abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or other significant stress. CPP also supports families where the parent may be struggling with their own mental health issues or own history of trauma, helping bring awareness to how it shows up in their parenting and relationship with their child. The goal is for the parent and child to develop or maintain a secure attachment.

— Katie Pollak, Clinical Psychologist in Valrico, FL
 

I help people with a history of abuse to connect the current distresses they are experiencing to their histories. Figuring out the narratives in your head that have gotten you to the place you are now, and figuring out and implementing new narratives that reflect the way you want to live your life going forward is the core of how I work. I provide a space to process both verbally and nonverbally so that eventually, you can bring your physiology to the present moment and be able to fully engage.

— Rayne Banneck, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

Adults who as children grow up in a household where their emotional needs were met with avoidance, rejection, scolding, or even over-indulgence are oftentimes left to figure out how to deal with their emotional needs on their own. The challenge, however, is that you don’t know what you don’t know, and if as a child no one ever taught you that your feelings and emotions are important and valid, you may grow up to become an adult who suppresses, avoids or ignores them in order to cope.

— Karen Conlon, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

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

I started my education into the impact trauma has on all types of functioning when I started my career in community mental health in 2006. Most of my experience with trauma survivors is related to familial trauma, generational abuse, and helping people "break the cycles" that have often been present for so long. I have presented on Trauma in the Brain at 3 national conferences and completed about 9 months of training in trauma-focused CBT (did not complete certification).

— Cindy Lemberg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indian Trail, NC

I have worked with many clients that have experienced emotional, mental, sexual, physical or spiritual abuse. I help clients identify the impact of the abuse and trauma and we work together to create a plan for healing. Clients may benefit from EMDR or Brainspotting therapy to heal unresolved traumas.

— Minon Maier, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ
 

Sexual, physical and emotional abuse can have lasting issues for children and teens.

— Mona Orton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Redlands, CA

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
 

Whether you know explicitly that you have suffered abuse or you are in a situation currently where you may be experiencing abuse, I can support you in processing how this has effected you, build healthy coping and processing strategies, as well as form positive habits for a strong you.

— Alexann Masiko-Meyer, Therapist in , NC

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 handled so many clients with substance abuse using CBT, Emotional regulation (DBT skills) and Solution-focused brief therapy. Most of the abuse is based on habit formed that the client are unable to cope with their challenging situations. First is the assessment of the client as no two individual using psychological tools. From comprehensive assessment of the client’s behavioural repertoire a suitable therapy to help change the clients thoughts and behaviour coping skills.

— stella Ugwueze,