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 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
 

Treatment for victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

— Jeff Bright, Clinical Social Worker in Clinton, UT

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
 

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

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 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 , CA
 

Abuse is such a broad word, and can encompass far more than being physically struck. I work with emotional, financial, physical abuse and its impacts on your life. Focusing on tools to change behavior combined with relief from emotional triggers can make a big impact on your life and the loved ones around you.

— Taunya Gesner, Counselor in Gresham, OR

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
 

PTSD has multiple symptoms and it can feel overwhelming. If you have experienced a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, physical abuse, bullying, witnessing a family member or close friend experience a traumatic event, just to name a few, it's understandable if you are experiencing emotional distress.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO

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 am a sexual assault advocate, certified by the Office of the Texas Attorney General. I worked for 4 years with witnesses to family violence and survivors of child abuse in a non-profit setting. This informed my understanding of crises and trauma. I'm passionate about building a safer world through compassionate healing.

— Joy Cannon, Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

In working with adults who have experienced difficult life events such as unstable or neglectful childhood, abuse and interpersonal violence, I prioritize helping you to restore your sense of control and self-regulation and find power in overcoming challenging circumstances.

— Courtney Dinsmore, Psychotherapist in Washington, DC
 

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

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
 

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

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 worked in child welfare for 6 years of my social work career where I received a wealth of training in trauma. I have 6 years of clinical therapy experience where I have treated clients for intense trauma symptoms. I am able view things from a trauma focused lense to empathize with my clients and work with them to restore a safety and security in their lives.

— Amy Mansfield, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Adrian, MI

PTSD has multiple symptoms and it can feel overwhelming. If you have experienced a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, physical abuse, bullying, witnessing a family member or close friend experience a traumatic event, just to name a few, it's understandable if you are experiencing emotional distress. Healing is possible. You can start to experience understanding and control over your symptoms today.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO
 

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

— Cari Wainio, Counselor in Sandy Springs, GA

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,
 

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 experience treating women and adolescent females who have experienced sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and depression.

— Stacy Lepley, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Fort Wayne, IN
 

Abuse is a rupture in safety, and is an attack on our shared need for loving connections. Abuse, which includes neglect, alters our innate natural developmental progression, creating 'stuck' states that persist into later in life, needing special attention in order to unstick the impacts and overcome the disruption to our authentic birth right to become fully ourselves.

— Daniel Factor, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

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
 

I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals who have experienced any kind of abuse- emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual. I help clients find safety and connection within themselves before attempting to delve into the past and remember traumatic experiences. In fact, some clients find that they do not even need to recount instances of abuse in order to find healing from them. The main goal is to reintegrate the parts of ourselves that have been fragmented.

— Emma Shearer, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Atlanta, GA

Most of my experience is in treating childhood trauma which can cause issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, communication, lack of trust, codependency, and other relationship issues.

— Vanessa Palomera, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
 

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Sex-trafficking and exploitation/Trauma Institute International. I have experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence for 14 years.

— Chisato Conway, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coralville, IA