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.

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Abuse can be extremely difficult to bring up to your therapist and that's okay. You have control on when and how you want to open about this issue. I believe in creating safe space and having a connection with my clients is the start of the process.

— Alex Gomez, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

Abuse of any kind leaves lasting, and often invisible, wounds. When untreated, these wounds get passed through generations and spread through relationships despite our best attempts to stop the cycle on our own. If you are taking steps to actively heal your own wounds, you are not only healing yourself, but honoring the generations both before and after you, and protecting the relationships surrounding you now.

— Stacey Hannigan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I specialize in those who have experienced religious and or spiritual abuse or have left a high control group or cult.

— Greta MacMillan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, CT

I have worked extensively with survivors of all ages who have endured emotional, mental, spiritual, physical and sexual abuse. Often the abuse took place within the context of a relationship (e.g. parents, a trusted adult, family member or friend) resulting in sometimes severe struggles with trust of both themselves and others as well as self-worth and self-respect. I have walked along side many survivors to provide hope and healing.

— Jennifer Durbin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA

I work with survivors of multiple types of abuse and people living with the impacts of these traumas.

— ayom ament, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone.

— Alexis Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wichita, KS

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 WILTON MANORS, FL

My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and ensures that you will not feel re-traumatized while working on yourself in therapy sessions.

— Neeka Wittern, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Las Vegas, NV, NV

I've worked in the field of abuse for over 26 years. I have seen first hand how complicated and intertwined abuse and failure in adulthood are. Thanks to neurobiology and psychology technique advancement you can unlock all of that history and put it to rest. Make it a memory instead of a problem you face every day and struggle to overcome. Learning to trust yourself and the world is possible. Don't let the past dictate your future. You can take control of it.

— Sonya DeWitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA

Abuse messes with our brains and can even re-wire them. Trauma is your body doing its best to cope with abnormal, stressful, or long-lasting negative events, like abuse. Symptoms may include hyper-vigilance, nightmares, guilt, self-blame, becoming easily startled, isolation, decreased interests in activities, difficulty sleeping, flashbacks, forgetfulness, and panic. Although the trauma symptoms can be overwhelming, there is hope for healing.

— Morgan Ticum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS

Childhood trauma, emotional and physical neglect, bullying, violence and harassment, and the trauma of oppression experienced by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disabled folx interpersonally, institutionally and systemically; the ways we learn to survive in traumatic environments and relationships prevent us from becoming our true selves and keep us from fully contributing as members of our human community. Healing requires restoring one's dignity and agency, as well as honoring one's vulnerability.

— Beth Holzhauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

When the relationship with a caregiver represents trauma, lack of empathy and even cruelty, the implications last long past childhood. As an adult you may have dedicated yourself into work and/or your family in order to soothe that pain inside, yet something is still amiss. You struggle with self-worth and insecurity. In therapy, we can collaboratively work through that place of pain and loneliness towards a place of wholeness and connection. 

— Anny Papatheodorou, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, especially childhood trauma. We also work to identify and heal from any abusive relationships which you have experienced currently or in your life previously.

— Sara A. Morgan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I completed a concentration in trauma and abuse along with my degree. I am attuned to the way that sexual abuse, trauma, emotional & physical abuse impact our capacity to relate to others and trust ourselves. I am passionate about narrative-focused trauma care.

— Katie Vigneulle, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA

Narcissist dick or controlling, manipulative behaviors in others is not acceptable. Finding safety, security oh, and a place to fully express your feelings invaluable. I conduct ongoing support groups for like-minded people in toxic relationships with unpredictable partners.

— Barbara Beck, Marriage & Family Therapist in Leawood, KS