Domestic Abuse Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Sigal Simhony Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
I offer a safe and comforting environment to assist you in developing strength and resilience through building internal resources of safety, power, and control. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to major life events. I believe in an individual's desire and capacity to change and improve. I believe the path to healing is unique to each person and my aim is to provide a safe and nurturing place for you while you embrace your journey.
I offer a safe and comforting environment to assist you in developing strength and resilience through building internal resources of safety, power, and control. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to major life events. I believe in an individual's desire and capacity to change and improve. I believe the path to healing is unique to each person and my aim is to provide a safe and nurturing place for you while you embrace your journey.
(520) 867-4783 View (520) 867-4783
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Brenda Haney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, LCDC, III
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85709  (Online Only)
Specializing in: Women's Issues (abuse, stress, parenting,domestic violence etc.
A warm non-judgemental attitude will insure that every session is as productive as possible. I rely on evidence-based therapies proven to improve outcomes, get to the heart of the problem and resolve it as quickly as possible. Confidential therapeutic interventions compliment the client's own strengths to identify and initiate a path to recovery.
Specializing in: Women's Issues (abuse, stress, parenting,domestic violence etc.
A warm non-judgemental attitude will insure that every session is as productive as possible. I rely on evidence-based therapies proven to improve outcomes, get to the heart of the problem and resolve it as quickly as possible. Confidential therapeutic interventions compliment the client's own strengths to identify and initiate a path to recovery.
(937) 507-6820 View (937) 507-6820
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Janeen Bly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85741  (Online Only)
Prior to working in private practice I have experience with facilitating domestic violence groups and mindfulness groups.
I believe therapy is a safe place for growth and healing. When we experience challenges or obstacles in our life, it’s important to have a validating environment to work on these issues. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. I work with individuals, couples, family, and provide group therapy. I also offer weekend appointments based on availability.
Prior to working in private practice I have experience with facilitating domestic violence groups and mindfulness groups.
I believe therapy is a safe place for growth and healing. When we experience challenges or obstacles in our life, it’s important to have a validating environment to work on these issues. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. I work with individuals, couples, family, and provide group therapy. I also offer weekend appointments based on availability.
(520) 337-2299 View (520) 337-2299
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Jen Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85716  (Online Only)
Using a straight forward, respectful, non-blaming approach to counseling, my specialities include OCD, recovery from narcissistic abuse, life transitions, sexuality, grief/loss, co-dependency, self esteem, body image, gender expression, anxiety, depression, codependency recovery, and family of origin issues. I will often utilize journaling, narrative therapies, EMDR, grounding and somatic techniques, mindfulness, archetypes, meditation, art, and Internal Family Systems into our sessions.
Using a straight forward, respectful, non-blaming approach to counseling, my specialities include OCD, recovery from narcissistic abuse, life transitions, sexuality, grief/loss, co-dependency, self esteem, body image, gender expression, anxiety, depression, codependency recovery, and family of origin issues. I will often utilize journaling, narrative therapies, EMDR, grounding and somatic techniques, mindfulness, archetypes, meditation, art, and Internal Family Systems into our sessions.
(520) 464-4670 View (520) 464-4670
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Tamara Gittelson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, Analyst, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Hi. Come talk about what matters to you most. Together, we walk. Explore. Meander. Clarify. I love what I do and will help you feel better. I can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, overcoming trauma, relationships, questions about polyamory, depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m supportive, alternative, warm and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
Hi. Come talk about what matters to you most. Together, we walk. Explore. Meander. Clarify. I love what I do and will help you feel better. I can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, overcoming trauma, relationships, questions about polyamory, depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m supportive, alternative, warm and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
(312) 410-8248 View (312) 410-8248
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Nicoline Mayger Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
My Post Master's education and training emphasis are in Abuse, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief & Loss, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Care, and Trauma Therapy regarding partners and extended family systems.
My extensive experience includes adults, families and children in outpatient and inpatient settings in various states. I focus on women's therapy in private practice, and I am passionate about increasing their confidence, emotional strength, successful coping strategies, and empowerment. Clients find solutions never thought possible. I am also certified in EMDR, and the technology I use is highly effective for telehealth sessions.
My Post Master's education and training emphasis are in Abuse, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief & Loss, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Care, and Trauma Therapy regarding partners and extended family systems.
My extensive experience includes adults, families and children in outpatient and inpatient settings in various states. I focus on women's therapy in private practice, and I am passionate about increasing their confidence, emotional strength, successful coping strategies, and empowerment. Clients find solutions never thought possible. I am also certified in EMDR, and the technology I use is highly effective for telehealth sessions.
(520) 369-4436 View (520) 369-4436
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George Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85711
I provide specialized support in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationships, self-esteem, child behavior, and parenting.
As a former professional athlete, I know what it takes to overcome adversity. I incorporate my experience in sports and counseling to help work towards your goals. Together, we set goals for improved mental well-being, healthier relationships, increased self-confidence, and better coping skills. I'm passionate about instilling personal growth, healing from traumas, enhancing self-awareness, and finding life satisfaction. Whether seeking clarity, relief, resilience, communication improvement, or healthier behaviors, I'm committed to helping clients reach their fullest potential and promoting well-being.
I provide specialized support in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationships, self-esteem, child behavior, and parenting.
As a former professional athlete, I know what it takes to overcome adversity. I incorporate my experience in sports and counseling to help work towards your goals. Together, we set goals for improved mental well-being, healthier relationships, increased self-confidence, and better coping skills. I'm passionate about instilling personal growth, healing from traumas, enhancing self-awareness, and finding life satisfaction. Whether seeking clarity, relief, resilience, communication improvement, or healthier behaviors, I'm committed to helping clients reach their fullest potential and promoting well-being.
(520) 263-9019 View (520) 263-9019
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Danielle Trujillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have a background working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Welcome and thank you for being here. I know that this step is not always easy, but it is so brave to seek therapy and you should be proud of yourself. We all know that life can be tough and throw all types of curveballs at us that can lead to feeling lonely, guilt/shame, depressed, anxious, angry, really all the feelings. I am here for ALL the feelings. I’m an empathetic and compassionate therapist who has been working with individuals for the past 7 years.
I have a background working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Welcome and thank you for being here. I know that this step is not always easy, but it is so brave to seek therapy and you should be proud of yourself. We all know that life can be tough and throw all types of curveballs at us that can lead to feeling lonely, guilt/shame, depressed, anxious, angry, really all the feelings. I am here for ALL the feelings. I’m an empathetic and compassionate therapist who has been working with individuals for the past 7 years.
(520) 654-4915 View (520) 654-4915
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Brent Gunderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85715
Did you recently suffer a breakup in a relationship? Are you forever choosing wrong partners? How are your relationships in general, even if they are not romantic? Are you suicidal, angry, depressed, anxious, worried, suffering from past trauma you cannot shake? Are you repeatedly struggling with addiction? Are you questioning your sexual orientation? Are seeking acceptance? Is your self-esteem suffering? Do you struggle from religious abuse? So many issues can overwhelm us, but there is ALWAYS a positive solution.
Did you recently suffer a breakup in a relationship? Are you forever choosing wrong partners? How are your relationships in general, even if they are not romantic? Are you suicidal, angry, depressed, anxious, worried, suffering from past trauma you cannot shake? Are you repeatedly struggling with addiction? Are you questioning your sexual orientation? Are seeking acceptance? Is your self-esteem suffering? Do you struggle from religious abuse? So many issues can overwhelm us, but there is ALWAYS a positive solution.
(520) 523-5169 View (520) 523-5169
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Peggie Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CDVC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have a passion for working with any individual, family or group who want to make changes and/or grow in any or all areas of their lives. As a result of over 30 years of personal and professional experience, I've had great success helping people with relationship and domestic violence issues, couples struggling with communication and trust issues, families seeking parent/child solutions, and any individual trying to heal past or current life struggles that are causing blockages to internal peace, a sense of purpose and developing complete wellness.
I have a passion for working with any individual, family or group who want to make changes and/or grow in any or all areas of their lives. As a result of over 30 years of personal and professional experience, I've had great success helping people with relationship and domestic violence issues, couples struggling with communication and trust issues, families seeking parent/child solutions, and any individual trying to heal past or current life struggles that are causing blockages to internal peace, a sense of purpose and developing complete wellness.
(520) 201-1642 View (520) 201-1642
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Kerry Baharanyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP, CPCC, ACC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85751  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration. I have been working in the Social Work field since 2008 addressing partner violence and chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. As a practitioner, my goal is to create a brave environment for all people, to respect their human dignity, and self-determination. After all, you are the expert in your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter and you do have the ability to change your life.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration. I have been working in the Social Work field since 2008 addressing partner violence and chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. As a practitioner, my goal is to create a brave environment for all people, to respect their human dignity, and self-determination. After all, you are the expert in your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter and you do have the ability to change your life.
(334) 539-8051 View (334) 539-8051
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Entune Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LISAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Entune Behavioral Health is a team of licensed therapists that provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients ages 18 and up. Our therapists address a myriad of conditions, including generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, marital counseling, substance use and abuse, major life transitions and serious mental illness. Entune Behavioral Health's therapists are specially trained in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy for trauma, MI (motivational interviewing), and SFBT (solution-focused brief therapy.
Entune Behavioral Health is a team of licensed therapists that provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients ages 18 and up. Our therapists address a myriad of conditions, including generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, marital counseling, substance use and abuse, major life transitions and serious mental illness. Entune Behavioral Health's therapists are specially trained in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy for trauma, MI (motivational interviewing), and SFBT (solution-focused brief therapy.
(520) 492-0300 View (520) 492-0300
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Linda A Chernus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85713
As a psychodynamically oriented therapist with forty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families, I have a passion for my work and a capacity to engage well even with difficult and challenging clients. In addition to people experiencing anxiety, depression and other problems associated with daily living, I have expertise working with individuals and families struggling with PTSD, dissociative disorders, bipolar disorders, and dual diagnoses of substance abuse and mental health problems. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and young adults experiencing identity issues and challenging life transitions.
As a psychodynamically oriented therapist with forty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families, I have a passion for my work and a capacity to engage well even with difficult and challenging clients. In addition to people experiencing anxiety, depression and other problems associated with daily living, I have expertise working with individuals and families struggling with PTSD, dissociative disorders, bipolar disorders, and dual diagnoses of substance abuse and mental health problems. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and young adults experiencing identity issues and challenging life transitions.
(513) 808-4442 View (513) 808-4442
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Dr. Jodi Tudisco
Licensed Professional Counselor, DSW, LPC, MS, EMDR, TRE
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719  (Online Only)
Using an eclectic approach to therapy, I treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse, OCD, self-esteem and family conflict, among other issues.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Using a holistic approach in therapy we will explore the mind, body and spirit connection. We will learn balance and build resilience through the power of self-discovery, thus improving your quality of life. Negative thought patterns and beliefs will be identified and challenged through DBT, mindfulness, and EMDR. When needed we may create healthy eating habits and a healthy relationship with exercise. Cultivating your spirituality to relieve fear and nurture an attitude of gratitude and abundance is encouraged.
Using an eclectic approach to therapy, I treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse, OCD, self-esteem and family conflict, among other issues.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Using a holistic approach in therapy we will explore the mind, body and spirit connection. We will learn balance and build resilience through the power of self-discovery, thus improving your quality of life. Negative thought patterns and beliefs will be identified and challenged through DBT, mindfulness, and EMDR. When needed we may create healthy eating habits and a healthy relationship with exercise. Cultivating your spirituality to relieve fear and nurture an attitude of gratitude and abundance is encouraged.
(520) 441-8865 View (520) 441-8865
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Susana Villa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
I offer extensive experience providing therapy to adults, groups, and couples including the LGBTQ community, suffering from (but not limited to) PTSD, ADHD, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, personality disorders, self-harm, parenting and domestic violence.
We all seek and need support, understanding and emotional wellbeing. We may be grappling with issues such as anxiety, stress, or life changes. We deserve a therapeutic environment where you feel safe and can openly explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment. We strive for personal growth, resilience, and coping mechanisms to navigate life's challenges more effectively, strengthen our sense of purpose and emotional regulation.
I offer extensive experience providing therapy to adults, groups, and couples including the LGBTQ community, suffering from (but not limited to) PTSD, ADHD, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, personality disorders, self-harm, parenting and domestic violence.
We all seek and need support, understanding and emotional wellbeing. We may be grappling with issues such as anxiety, stress, or life changes. We deserve a therapeutic environment where you feel safe and can openly explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment. We strive for personal growth, resilience, and coping mechanisms to navigate life's challenges more effectively, strengthen our sense of purpose and emotional regulation.
(520) 379-7427 View (520) 379-7427
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Dan Krepps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
Dan holds a Masters in Community Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. Rooted in compassion, individualized treatment, and spiritual growth, Dan has focused on supporting individuals and families as they journey through substance abuse recovery; coping with mental illness and reintegration; trauma healing; crisis resolution; family and couples therapy; explorations of spirituality, self-esteem, and sexuality; fatherhood and parenting; process addiction; anger management, and more.
Dan holds a Masters in Community Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. Rooted in compassion, individualized treatment, and spiritual growth, Dan has focused on supporting individuals and families as they journey through substance abuse recovery; coping with mental illness and reintegration; trauma healing; crisis resolution; family and couples therapy; explorations of spirituality, self-esteem, and sexuality; fatherhood and parenting; process addiction; anger management, and more.
(520) 636-5813 View (520) 636-5813
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Anjulie Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85741
I have experience with those who have survived and are healing from domestic violence and abuse, grief, and loss.
I began as a teacher and since 2018 have worked as a therapist. My clientele have come from diverse backgrounds. I've worked with my clients at resolving symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Often these symptoms have resulted from trauma. I believe that there are unique and important aspects to every person and that this requires a tailored approach for treatment. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. My areas of clinical interest include parenting, trauma resolution, and the development of positive coping skills.
I have experience with those who have survived and are healing from domestic violence and abuse, grief, and loss.
I began as a teacher and since 2018 have worked as a therapist. My clientele have come from diverse backgrounds. I've worked with my clients at resolving symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Often these symptoms have resulted from trauma. I believe that there are unique and important aspects to every person and that this requires a tailored approach for treatment. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. My areas of clinical interest include parenting, trauma resolution, and the development of positive coping skills.
(520) 436-7863 View (520) 436-7863
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Robin Memel Fox
Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85715
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that clients are co-creators in the process. Healing and growth occurs when we are willing to share openly and work towards developing an authentic, therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience with survivors of all types of trauma, relationship issues, domestic abuse, mood disorders, infertility issues, eating disorders, substance use, women's/men's issues & lifestyle changes. The therapeutic process will focus on helping you to re-discover & develop strengths, resiliency and coping skills. Join me as I create a safe space for you to dive into exploring the source of your current struggles and innate wisdom.
I believe that clients are co-creators in the process. Healing and growth occurs when we are willing to share openly and work towards developing an authentic, therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience with survivors of all types of trauma, relationship issues, domestic abuse, mood disorders, infertility issues, eating disorders, substance use, women's/men's issues & lifestyle changes. The therapeutic process will focus on helping you to re-discover & develop strengths, resiliency and coping skills. Join me as I create a safe space for you to dive into exploring the source of your current struggles and innate wisdom.
(520) 332-6144 View (520) 332-6144
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Fran Haggerty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I have been practicing therapy for 30 years in Tucson. My focus is on health and wellness, creating joy with purpose and hope. I practice with a person centered approach engaging and assisting you to be the best you possible. I have experience in crisis intervention, substance abuse, depression, trauma, disordered eating and relationship counseling. I provide supervision for counselors with their associate license. I am solution focused, making connections to your strengths with a focus on life’s transitions utilizing spirituality, fitness, connecting with nature, nutrition, and “aging to saging".
I have been practicing therapy for 30 years in Tucson. My focus is on health and wellness, creating joy with purpose and hope. I practice with a person centered approach engaging and assisting you to be the best you possible. I have experience in crisis intervention, substance abuse, depression, trauma, disordered eating and relationship counseling. I provide supervision for counselors with their associate license. I am solution focused, making connections to your strengths with a focus on life’s transitions utilizing spirituality, fitness, connecting with nature, nutrition, and “aging to saging".
(520) 261-3860 View (520) 261-3860
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Sherri Mikels-Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
I specialize in working with *trauma, *sexual abuse and incest, domestic violence- families, offenders, and victims, first responders and their families, people with personality disorders, individuals and families in crisis.
I have a commitment to work that furthers the growth and wholeness of individuals and facilitates individuals and families in identifying strengths and increasing levels of functioning. I treat adults, children, and families and I prefer to involve parents when treating their children.
I specialize in working with *trauma, *sexual abuse and incest, domestic violence- families, offenders, and victims, first responders and their families, people with personality disorders, individuals and families in crisis.
I have a commitment to work that furthers the growth and wholeness of individuals and facilitates individuals and families in identifying strengths and increasing levels of functioning. I treat adults, children, and families and I prefer to involve parents when treating their children.
(520) 837-1283 View (520) 837-1283

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What are the most effective ways to recover from domestic abuse?

Leaving an abusive relationship requires tremendous courage, so survivors in treatment should recognize that they have already completed the most important step. Still, the trauma of physical or emotional abuse can be difficult to process and overcome. Therapy can help survivors process trauma, grief, and difficult emotions, treat relevant mental health symptoms, and create a new framework for boundaries and relationships in the future. For some, support groups can also be an invaluable outlet for healing.

When should an individual seek help for domestic abuse?

Victims of intimate partner violence should seek help immediately. It can take substantial time, planning, energy, and courage to leave an abusive relationship, but starting the process—by seeking therapy, calling the domestic violence hotline, or simply confiding in a loved one—will help them get there. Those who have left abusive relationships but haven’t sought treatment can also greatly benefit from therapy to process and heal from the experience.

What are the consequences of staying in an abusive relationship?

Remaining in an abusive relationship has serious repercussions. In addition to the ongoing threat of physical danger and emotional abuse, research shows that intimate partner violence is associated with a range of mental health disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance abuse. Therefore it’s important for individuals in an abusive relationship to seek help as soon as possible.

How can you get domestic abuse treatment for someone else?

It can be very complicated to identify and leave an abusive relationship; barriers include the threat of violence, financial instability, and family pressures. Those concerned about a loved one in an abusive relationship should talk to them about the situation, provide them with resources such as the domestic violence hotline, and introduce the idea of seeing a therapist due to their concern for the person’s safety and well-being.