Domestic Abuse Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Meg Lopez-Cepero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Although I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients in my practice, I'm uniquely qualified to assist survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Has your relationship left you feeling sad, lonely, confused, guilty, anxious or unsure of yourself? Are you looking to improve your self-esteem after a past relationship? Do you have difficulty expressing or asserting yourself, and want to develop new ways of communicating? If you're so exhausted from supporting or taking care of others that you find yourself neglecting your own needs, desires or dreams, then I invite you to reach out and begin the process of reconnecting with yourself. You may have become so focused on others, that you have no idea what you really want anymore.
Although I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients in my practice, I'm uniquely qualified to assist survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Has your relationship left you feeling sad, lonely, confused, guilty, anxious or unsure of yourself? Are you looking to improve your self-esteem after a past relationship? Do you have difficulty expressing or asserting yourself, and want to develop new ways of communicating? If you're so exhausted from supporting or taking care of others that you find yourself neglecting your own needs, desires or dreams, then I invite you to reach out and begin the process of reconnecting with yourself. You may have become so focused on others, that you have no idea what you really want anymore.
(323) 736-4530 View (323) 736-4530
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Kathleen W Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
I have worked intensely with addictions and eating disorders as well as 10 years with perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence.
I want to help you have a happier life. People usually come to therapy w/ a problem that they are unable to solve on their own. I respect the work you have already done to try to get unstuck. What I offer is the possibility for new & imaginative ways of thinking about your dilemmas & a positive & supportive place to try out different ways of being in the world. With respect for your past, the work in our therapy is focused on the present and a "where do we go from here" perspective.
I have worked intensely with addictions and eating disorders as well as 10 years with perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence.
I want to help you have a happier life. People usually come to therapy w/ a problem that they are unable to solve on their own. I respect the work you have already done to try to get unstuck. What I offer is the possibility for new & imaginative ways of thinking about your dilemmas & a positive & supportive place to try out different ways of being in the world. With respect for your past, the work in our therapy is focused on the present and a "where do we go from here" perspective.
(424) 625-2229 View (424) 625-2229
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Debra Warner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
(310) 448-1036 View (310) 448-1036
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Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC, NCC, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Have you experienced significant trauma? Traumatic events can have feelings of horror, helplessness, and feeling unsafe mentally and physically. I work with acute trauma, which can result from a recent single event, including rape, suicide, murder, or natural disaster events. Chronic trauma, which can be repeated events over a long period of time including domestic violence, abuse of any sort. Complex trauma which is exposure to multiple and varied traumatic events which can often be of an invasive and interpersonal nature. Additionally I work with addictions and eating disorders.
Have you experienced significant trauma? Traumatic events can have feelings of horror, helplessness, and feeling unsafe mentally and physically. I work with acute trauma, which can result from a recent single event, including rape, suicide, murder, or natural disaster events. Chronic trauma, which can be repeated events over a long period of time including domestic violence, abuse of any sort. Complex trauma which is exposure to multiple and varied traumatic events which can often be of an invasive and interpersonal nature. Additionally I work with addictions and eating disorders.
(925) 666-7715 View (925) 666-7715
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Kassandra Boortz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028
I have advanced training with Domestic Violence and Moral recognition Therapy (MRT), Domestic violence, abuse and self compassion.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing! I am passionate in bringing empowerment and insight to the world of those who struggle to move forward. I am Licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist and has been helping others for over 8 years. My journey has led me to work successfully dealing with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety and Depression. My approach to therapy is unbiased, client-centered, and collaborative. I truly value diversity and its impacts and utilizes a Gestalt and CBT therapy approach, along with emphasizing self-compassion.
I have advanced training with Domestic Violence and Moral recognition Therapy (MRT), Domestic violence, abuse and self compassion.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing! I am passionate in bringing empowerment and insight to the world of those who struggle to move forward. I am Licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist and has been helping others for over 8 years. My journey has led me to work successfully dealing with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety and Depression. My approach to therapy is unbiased, client-centered, and collaborative. I truly value diversity and its impacts and utilizes a Gestalt and CBT therapy approach, along with emphasizing self-compassion.
(858) 956-7306 View (858) 956-7306
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Anllely Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Anllely/ "Angely"! I am a dedicated and experienced licensed therapist in the state of CA (LCSW) committed to guiding individuals through their healing journeys. I have worked in social services for the past 10 years which include my work as a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter advocate and a therapist at a non-profit and directly operated government clinic. My past work also includes developing and facilitating groups that focus on Inner Child Work to help client's gain a better sense of self.
Hello, I'm Anllely/ "Angely"! I am a dedicated and experienced licensed therapist in the state of CA (LCSW) committed to guiding individuals through their healing journeys. I have worked in social services for the past 10 years which include my work as a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter advocate and a therapist at a non-profit and directly operated government clinic. My past work also includes developing and facilitating groups that focus on Inner Child Work to help client's gain a better sense of self.
(951) 482-8977 View (951) 482-8977
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Anabel Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90014  (Online Only)
Currently, I volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter offering emotional support and resources to survivors of inmate partner violence.
I entered the field of social work to help heal. At some point in life, everyone benefits from emotional support. My experience consists of helping individuals cope with issues of abuse, trauma, stressors, emotional challenges, or life transitions. Searching for emotional support or guidance can be an overwhelming, yet a courageous first step to the healing process. I have over 20 years of experience treating high-risk individuals. I held various positions in the public and nonprofit sectors that include schools, medical facilities, and community-based organizations.
Currently, I volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter offering emotional support and resources to survivors of inmate partner violence.
I entered the field of social work to help heal. At some point in life, everyone benefits from emotional support. My experience consists of helping individuals cope with issues of abuse, trauma, stressors, emotional challenges, or life transitions. Searching for emotional support or guidance can be an overwhelming, yet a courageous first step to the healing process. I have over 20 years of experience treating high-risk individuals. I held various positions in the public and nonprofit sectors that include schools, medical facilities, and community-based organizations.
(650) 538-5096 View (650) 538-5096
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Megan Frazier, PsyD, CEDS
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Have you experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or negative self-worth? Have you become stuck in negative patterns of poor self-care, disordered eating, or interpersonal relationships that are draining or even abusive? I have dedicated my practice to helping others heal and break free from negative cycles of abuse - both within and outside oneself.
Have you experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or negative self-worth? Have you become stuck in negative patterns of poor self-care, disordered eating, or interpersonal relationships that are draining or even abusive? I have dedicated my practice to helping others heal and break free from negative cycles of abuse - both within and outside oneself.
(720) 706-9213 View (720) 706-9213
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Colleen Casady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hello, my name is Dr. Colleen Casady. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA. I graduated from USC with my Doctorate in Social Work. I have been working as a Social Worker for more than 25 years. The majority of my experience has been helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, abandonment and loneliness, grief / loss, and the challenges. I too have come from a difficult family dynamic and have struggled with mental health issues. I believe there is a lot to gain from living through issues and coming out ahead. You are not alone in your circumstance. I can help.
Hello, my name is Dr. Colleen Casady. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA. I graduated from USC with my Doctorate in Social Work. I have been working as a Social Worker for more than 25 years. The majority of my experience has been helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, abandonment and loneliness, grief / loss, and the challenges. I too have come from a difficult family dynamic and have struggled with mental health issues. I believe there is a lot to gain from living through issues and coming out ahead. You are not alone in your circumstance. I can help.
(510) 214-4758 View (510) 214-4758
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Jessica Wolfe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I believe that if we do not cope and deal with trauma that happens in our life, trauma will take over and infiltrate into all areas of our life. I have experience in counseling stroke survivors and survivors of sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse. In addition, I’m experienced in helping clients work through grief and loss issues. My approach is diverse and client specific focusing on empowerment and becoming active participants in our life. By utilizing a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques consistent with CBT, DBT, IFS and Trauma informed care, clients will feel supported through their mental health journey.
I believe that if we do not cope and deal with trauma that happens in our life, trauma will take over and infiltrate into all areas of our life. I have experience in counseling stroke survivors and survivors of sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse. In addition, I’m experienced in helping clients work through grief and loss issues. My approach is diverse and client specific focusing on empowerment and becoming active participants in our life. By utilizing a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques consistent with CBT, DBT, IFS and Trauma informed care, clients will feel supported through their mental health journey.
(414) 240-0308 View (414) 240-0308
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Discovery Family Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Hablamos Español! Are you in need of professiona help to process childhood trauma, Anxiety (excessive worry, insomnia, restlessness, etc.), Depression (sadness, anger, mood changes, loss of motivation, lack of interest, feeling lonely, or feeling hopeless), or dealing with abrupt changes in your life due to infidelity, child protective services, divorce, or domestic violence? If so, at Discovery Family Services, we offer you the professional support with an experienced and qualified therapist to help you cope and navigate the emotional distress you may be experiencing. We are here to help you! Call today to make an appointment!
Hablamos Español! Are you in need of professiona help to process childhood trauma, Anxiety (excessive worry, insomnia, restlessness, etc.), Depression (sadness, anger, mood changes, loss of motivation, lack of interest, feeling lonely, or feeling hopeless), or dealing with abrupt changes in your life due to infidelity, child protective services, divorce, or domestic violence? If so, at Discovery Family Services, we offer you the professional support with an experienced and qualified therapist to help you cope and navigate the emotional distress you may be experiencing. We are here to help you! Call today to make an appointment!
(661) 669-7470 View (661) 669-7470
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Diana Malouf
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
My focus includes trauma, anxiety, betrayal, narcissistic behavior, domestic abuse, and spiritual abuse.
You're doing your best, but it can sometimes feel like your efforts are never quite enough. You often prioritize others over yourself, even if it means neglecting your own well-being. Your commitment to bringing happiness to others may be leading to anxiety as you grapple with feelings of betrayal and confusion. It seems like you've lost sight of your own needs. I've been there, and I can relate to what you're going through. I believe you deserve to have a voice, and that together we can untangle the chaos as we work towards finding clarity.
My focus includes trauma, anxiety, betrayal, narcissistic behavior, domestic abuse, and spiritual abuse.
You're doing your best, but it can sometimes feel like your efforts are never quite enough. You often prioritize others over yourself, even if it means neglecting your own well-being. Your commitment to bringing happiness to others may be leading to anxiety as you grapple with feelings of betrayal and confusion. It seems like you've lost sight of your own needs. I've been there, and I can relate to what you're going through. I believe you deserve to have a voice, and that together we can untangle the chaos as we work towards finding clarity.
(424) 372-0099 View (424) 372-0099
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Anne D Brace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I am certified in anger management and an evidence-based approach for work with substance abuse issues.
Clients find me to be both curious about their experiences and respectful of their readiness to share difficult information. I enjoy interacting with, and learning from, people of various backgrounds. I work collaboratively with each client to determine the goals and expectations of sessions. My eclectic style incorporates cognitive and humanistic perspectives. My own experiences with anxiety and PTSD have led me to find ways to help others manage emotions and heal from trauma and loss. My focus is about the process of healing and empowerment, with a spotlight on physical and emotional safety.
I am certified in anger management and an evidence-based approach for work with substance abuse issues.
Clients find me to be both curious about their experiences and respectful of their readiness to share difficult information. I enjoy interacting with, and learning from, people of various backgrounds. I work collaboratively with each client to determine the goals and expectations of sessions. My eclectic style incorporates cognitive and humanistic perspectives. My own experiences with anxiety and PTSD have led me to find ways to help others manage emotions and heal from trauma and loss. My focus is about the process of healing and empowerment, with a spotlight on physical and emotional safety.
(818) 862-7075 View (818) 862-7075
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Kala D Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I have additional training to support clients in trauma resiliency, workforce development, and abuse.
Are you sad, anxious or do you feel alone? Perhaps you realize that emotional pain doesn’t just “go away”. It stings and lingers as you attempt to reconcile that some of your relationships were toxic. You may have concluded that you have an overall pattern of interpersonal conduct that yields poor results at home, school or work. You find yourself in poor relationships, feeling isolated and can’t seem to stop the cycle. Although you are working hard, you are plagued with self doubt and crippled by fears. You may avoid to feel safe. You want to improve your outcomes but you end up with resentments as you attempt to relate to others.
I have additional training to support clients in trauma resiliency, workforce development, and abuse.
Are you sad, anxious or do you feel alone? Perhaps you realize that emotional pain doesn’t just “go away”. It stings and lingers as you attempt to reconcile that some of your relationships were toxic. You may have concluded that you have an overall pattern of interpersonal conduct that yields poor results at home, school or work. You find yourself in poor relationships, feeling isolated and can’t seem to stop the cycle. Although you are working hard, you are plagued with self doubt and crippled by fears. You may avoid to feel safe. You want to improve your outcomes but you end up with resentments as you attempt to relate to others.
(424) 348-4019 View (424) 348-4019
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Los Angeles Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCETS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Do you feel like the weight of past experiences, secrets, or questions about your identity are holding you back from living a fulfilling life? Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other forms of trauma that have left you feeling overwhelmed & powerless? We're here to help. As a feminist therapist & board-certified expert in treating trauma & PTSD, I have extensive experience in helping people just like you regain control of their lives. Whether you're dealing with sexual, gender, cultural identity issues, or any form of abuse, I offer a safe and empowering space where you can work through your issues & heal.
Do you feel like the weight of past experiences, secrets, or questions about your identity are holding you back from living a fulfilling life? Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other forms of trauma that have left you feeling overwhelmed & powerless? We're here to help. As a feminist therapist & board-certified expert in treating trauma & PTSD, I have extensive experience in helping people just like you regain control of their lives. Whether you're dealing with sexual, gender, cultural identity issues, or any form of abuse, I offer a safe and empowering space where you can work through your issues & heal.
(323) 739-4987 View (323) 739-4987
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Lynn Elizabeth Ianni
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90077
My clinical specialties include: Self-Esteem; Relationship Communication & Conflict Resolution; Intimacy; Trauma Resolution; Co/Counterdependency; Sexual Abuse Survivors; Anxiety & Depression; Lifestyle Transitions; Grief; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Addiction Recovery; Stress Management; Vocational Counseling; Eating Disorders & Forensic Psychology.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years, specializing in interactive, solution-oriented counseling. I strive to provide my clients with tools needed to create solutions for issues in their lives and relationships. My approach is simple, straightforward and caring. My goal is to facilitate growth, change and healing through brief therapy with lasting results. I use therapeutic methods specifically individualized for clients, including EMDR, CBT, MCBT, and hypnosis. I have been featured as an expert on television and in court, and frequently work with court-ordered clients as well as with a jury consulting firm.
My clinical specialties include: Self-Esteem; Relationship Communication & Conflict Resolution; Intimacy; Trauma Resolution; Co/Counterdependency; Sexual Abuse Survivors; Anxiety & Depression; Lifestyle Transitions; Grief; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Addiction Recovery; Stress Management; Vocational Counseling; Eating Disorders & Forensic Psychology.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years, specializing in interactive, solution-oriented counseling. I strive to provide my clients with tools needed to create solutions for issues in their lives and relationships. My approach is simple, straightforward and caring. My goal is to facilitate growth, change and healing through brief therapy with lasting results. I use therapeutic methods specifically individualized for clients, including EMDR, CBT, MCBT, and hypnosis. I have been featured as an expert on television and in court, and frequently work with court-ordered clients as well as with a jury consulting firm.
(424) 363-8212 View (424) 363-8212
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Milena Lukic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I specialize in working with trauma survivors. For the past fifteen years, I have been providing therapy to survivors of abusive relationships and intimate-partner violence, sexual abuse, and adult individuals who were molested as children. I am certified in EMDR, an integrative psychotherapy treatment for processing of traumatic memories and adverse experiences and bringing them to an adaptive resolution. I am curious about who my clients are and what they need; I see them as experts of their experiences and I feel honored to be a part of a mutual exploration of their preferred self.
I specialize in working with trauma survivors. For the past fifteen years, I have been providing therapy to survivors of abusive relationships and intimate-partner violence, sexual abuse, and adult individuals who were molested as children. I am certified in EMDR, an integrative psychotherapy treatment for processing of traumatic memories and adverse experiences and bringing them to an adaptive resolution. I am curious about who my clients are and what they need; I see them as experts of their experiences and I feel honored to be a part of a mutual exploration of their preferred self.
(747) 234-2771 View (747) 234-2771
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Dean Langas
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUDCC I
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Dean! I specialize in trauma and substance abuse but I have worked with everyone from just mental health, to dual diagnosis, specializing in anxiety and trauma. With my license I am able to see Clients in every state which is why I chose this route because I wanted to be available to those who really needed help. I am the counselor I needed when I was walking through the fire and I will be that for you. Whether your goal is to be able to get out of bed or to get sober or anything in between I will help you get there. I truly love my job and it doesn’t feel like work to me, you won’t be disappointed. Look forward to meeting!
Hi I’m Dean! I specialize in trauma and substance abuse but I have worked with everyone from just mental health, to dual diagnosis, specializing in anxiety and trauma. With my license I am able to see Clients in every state which is why I chose this route because I wanted to be available to those who really needed help. I am the counselor I needed when I was walking through the fire and I will be that for you. Whether your goal is to be able to get out of bed or to get sober or anything in between I will help you get there. I truly love my job and it doesn’t feel like work to me, you won’t be disappointed. Look forward to meeting!
(310) 928-9782 View (310) 928-9782
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Marc Sadoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
30 years anger management/violence experience.
Over 35 years experience. Home-visits, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching and therapy. Direct, practical couples treatment & coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, and Somatic oriented treatment methods. These methods are also used for performance enhancement. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women.
30 years anger management/violence experience.
Over 35 years experience. Home-visits, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching and therapy. Direct, practical couples treatment & coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, and Somatic oriented treatment methods. These methods are also used for performance enhancement. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women.
(424) 400-2423 View (424) 400-2423
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Patricia Diane Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
My expertise also includes treating Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Addiction, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Loss/Grief, and LGBTQ+ Issues.
Have you been suddenly hit with overwhelming fear, worry, anxiety, leaving you feeling out of control? Are you feeling sad and lonely but you are too ashamed or reluctant to tell anyone about it? These experiences can leave a person feeling helpless and hopeless. There are ways to alleviate these intense feelings. There are many mental health professionals from whom to choose, but what really matters now is, "Who can help me?" Entering psychotherapy can be confusing. In an empathic and safe environment, I help each client understand how their past affects their present so that they may achieve the desired change in their life.
My expertise also includes treating Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Addiction, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Loss/Grief, and LGBTQ+ Issues.
Have you been suddenly hit with overwhelming fear, worry, anxiety, leaving you feeling out of control? Are you feeling sad and lonely but you are too ashamed or reluctant to tell anyone about it? These experiences can leave a person feeling helpless and hopeless. There are ways to alleviate these intense feelings. There are many mental health professionals from whom to choose, but what really matters now is, "Who can help me?" Entering psychotherapy can be confusing. In an empathic and safe environment, I help each client understand how their past affects their present so that they may achieve the desired change in their life.
(818) 990-9008 View (818) 990-9008

Domestic Abuse Therapists

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.