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.

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Recovering from domestic violence and/or sexual violence, whether it happened to you as a child or an adult; religious abuse, leaving high demand groups; religious trauma; narcissistic abuse

— Katy Perkins Coveney, Clinical Social Worker in Fayetteville, NC

Addiction and Substance abuse can leave the person suffering depleted and despondent with their repeated use and failures at staying sober. I believe addiction is a disease, but that does not mean there is not hope and a chance for the addict to take the right steps needed in their life to conquer their demons.

— Leon Banister, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL
 

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 in san francisco, CA

As a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) therapist with 3 years of experience, I specialize in treating anxiety, abuse, and PTSD. My expertise involves providing compassionate, evidence-based interventions to help clients process and overcome trauma, reduce anxiety symptoms, and develop effective coping strategies for a healthier, more balanced life.

— Robyn Veazie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

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 Mental Health Counselor in Biscoe, NC

I have worked with brave survivors of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, gaining a deep understanding of the myriad ways abuse impacts a person. In our sessions, we focus on how the abuse affects you in the here and now, identifying and addressing its ongoing effects. Together, we structure therapy to ensure a safe environment where we can explore past experiences and facilitate healing. My approach prioritizes your safety and well-being as we navigate the journey towards healing.

— Esther Ungar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Silver Spring, MD
 

It's important for me to know what my client means by "abuse". Abuse can be traumatic & it's equally important to understand what about the abuse may be traumatic for my client. From there we can work on resolving the abuse (trauma). This work may involve: decreasing the uncomfortable to distressing symptoms you're experiencing; increasing the ability to stay in your comfort zone (regulated) when "triggered"; helping your body process the experience (experience lives in the body) to resolve it.

— Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

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
 

Whether it was at the hands of a narcissistic parent or abusive partner, I specialize in helping clients overcome trauma resulting from interpersonal relationships. Using a combination of EMDR and talk therapy, we work together to calm that ever-present sense of uneasiness, regain a feeling of safety, and learn to trust in your own judgement. I am living proof that you can overcome abuse and trauma to live a rich and fulfilling life on your own terms.

— Nicole Bermensolo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

I specialize in domestic violence, intimate partner violence, abuse from family of origin, and sexual violence. I have volunteered and worked in domestic and sexual violence since 2011. I've worked with children and women to start new lives free of violence and heal from the traumatic past for a safer future. I worked at a women's shelter for 5 years and was an adolescent trauma therapist for 2 years at a therapy agency.

— Toni Richter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Louis, MO
 

I have a past working in child welfare in both a hospital setting and in the home. I attended multiple trainings through the GABI (Group Attached-Based Intervention) program.Through the program, I learned how to facilitate and promote healthy attachment between child and parent. Clients that participated in this program had difficulties with housing instability, mental illness, domestic violence, and other difficult life circumstances.

— Alexandra Kadish, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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
 

Most of my training is with trauma and various forms of abuse (emotion, physical, systemic and more). I take a holistic and liberatory lense to help my clients experience sustainable healing.

— Jaya Roy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pathological Love Relationships, also known as narcissistic abuse, are complex and insidious pairings in which brain chemistry and self-identity are hijacked. Utilizing the most recent research and treatment modalities, we work with you to increase your ability to understand why you were targeted, sort facts from fiction about who your partner truly is, unravel yourself from these toxic partners, and teach you how to prevent being targeted again.

— Sydney Chipman, Licensed Master of Social Work in Dallas, TX
 

Too many people are dealing with the effects of abuse, either as a child , as an adult in romantic relationships, or both. I can help you heal from the trauma of abuse, and teach you coping strategies and how create healthy boundaries, so that you can stop the cycle of abuse moving forward.

— Jodie Solberg, Hypnotherapist in Lynnwood, WA

Recovering from domestic violence and/or sexual violence, whether it happened to you as a child or an adult; religious abuse, leaving high demand groups; religious trauma; narcissistic abuse

— Katy Perkins Coveney, Clinical Social Worker in Fayetteville, NC
 

The majority of my experience has been working with adults who've suffered abuse, any kind and at anytime in their lives, whether as an adult or child. I've received ongoing training on treating trauma and have a special certification in clinical trauma treatment. You will always receive trauma-informed care from me, free of blaming, assuming and judging.

— Britney Monahan, Licensed Professional Counselor