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 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 (Founder), Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO

I have worked in the trauma field for most of my career

— Julia Knach, Counselor in Towson, MD

My graduate studies particularly focused on sitting with survivors of trauma and abuse and I have continued to seek out continuing education on abuse and trauma recovery. Through both this and my clinical experience, I understand trauma recovery

— Bethany Cole, Counselor

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 worked with Child Protective Services prior to counseling full time and have in-depth experience dealing with family issues. Furthermore, assisting families working safety/treatment plans to regain custody of their children through setting achievable goals to address the parenting issues. Also, working with children that have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse through assisting clients with processing the trauma and learning coping skills to help manage their PTSD.

— CAROL KIMBRO, Licensed Professional Counselor in ARDMORE, OK

Offering help, hope, and healing to abuse victims is my passion and area of specialization. I know it can be scary to enter into individual counseling. My approach is to offer you a safe space to talk openly about your hurts, your pains, your secrets, and the life goals that you’re afraid to dream about. I encourage you to love yourself and to take care of you. As my client, you’re no longer alone. I customize my time with you around your unique needs. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all theory.

— Allison Rose, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plano, TX

My five-year career before beginning clinical social work involved working with teens and adults experiencing interpersonal trauma including child abuse and neglect, bullying, dating violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and identity-based violence. Abuse takes many forms, not just physical but also includes emotional, mental, sexual, legal, financial, and technological. Like all forms of trauma, it can get stuck in the body and/or we may use maladaptive coping that impacts us today.

— Jen Herman, Clinical Social Worker in Poughkeepsie, NY

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 have years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, including adults and children. Experience using narrative therapy as well as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

— Tammara kamei, Counselor in Nashville, TN

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

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

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

Within my clinical experience I have worked extensively with abused and traumatized youth and adults. I take a holistic approach to therapy pulling from strengths based engagement and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions.

— Mary Adamczyk, Counselor in Skokie, IL

teens that have been bullied or harassed, those suffering from narcissist abuse, rape

— Gina Rivera Sokolich, Counselor in Ballwin, MO