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

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

I have significant past experience working with youth and families that have experienced traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, grief/loss, etc. I have been trained in various trauma treatment modalities, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT).

— Rachael Bernstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in O'Fallon, IL
 

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

Training in Abuse and Trauma extends back to graduate school where I took a number of courses and also completed a practicum at a Center for abused children. Over the years, many of my clients worked on histories of trauma and abuse to get to a more healed and happier life.

— Bill Bracker, Clinical Psychologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

The last few years I have been working with women and children who experienced abuse.

— Cari Wainio, Counselor in Sandy Springs, GA
 

I have worked with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse whether physical, psychological, or sexual. I have training in EMDR which helps with trauma.

— Kimberly Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cypress, TX
 

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

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
 

Childhood sexual abuse Survivors, emotional abuse

— Lisa Langstraat, Counselor in Newberg, 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
 

Abuse can take many forms, but it can haunt you for years and cause you to make unwelcome changes in your life. I have experience working with survivors of relationship violence, child abuse and neglect, and other forms of complex trauma. We can work together to make welcome changes in your life.

— Patricia Bennett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

You hate that because of what someone else did to you, you bear the consequences. You hate that the things that happened continue to bother you and affect your relationships, your health, your life. Whether the abuse was ongoing, or one or two occasions - it can still have a profound effect on you. You might even feel like it defines you. I help people put the past in the past where it belongs so you no longer feel defined by it and feel free.

— Cassandra Cannon, Clinical Psychologist in San Marcos, CA
 

There are many kinds of abuse present in society, homes, relationships, places of employment, and more. Because of this, I work to help victims fight their way through tough times and create successes for themselves nonetheless. Building a trusting, safe, and comfortable therapeutic environment is what I strive to do when working with victims of abuse as I feel it is important for my clients to feel heard and understood while they face the difficulties they are.

— Jensen Tchorzynski, Counselor in Cheboygan, MI

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 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

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

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
 

When appropriate, EMDR treatment is utilized in working with patients who are dealing with trauma based issues.

— Tiffany Corjay, in Hot Springs, AR

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 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 knowledge and professional experience working with victims of abuse, neglect, and domestic violence 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
 

I have extensive experience working with all types of abuse. I would be honored to guide you on the road to recovery.

— Emily Arth, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Columbia, MO
 

The effects of abuse do not have to be permanent. I can help you overcome challenges and address symptoms.

— Regina Kennedy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Riverside, CA