Domestic Abuse Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Elaine Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
I have over twenty years of experience in working in social services with clients who experienced homelessness, substance use disorders, domestic abuse, and other forms of trauma.
Are you feeling stuck, struggling to move forward? Are you recovering from substance use issues or a toxic relationship? Many of us still have negative hurtful messages internalized in childhood making it hard feel a sense of self-worth or self-compassion, to find joy and satisfaction in life.
I have over twenty years of experience in working in social services with clients who experienced homelessness, substance use disorders, domestic abuse, and other forms of trauma.
Are you feeling stuck, struggling to move forward? Are you recovering from substance use issues or a toxic relationship? Many of us still have negative hurtful messages internalized in childhood making it hard feel a sense of self-worth or self-compassion, to find joy and satisfaction in life.
(916) 378-1482 View (916) 378-1482
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Shelly Kunker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, neglect and/or loneliness. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Please note - I do not accept insurance. I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, neglect and/or loneliness. Trauma can include a variety of things including physical, emotional, sexual or any other type of abuse, such as being raped or attacked; witnessing or experiencing something terrible such as a car accident or the trauma of combat deployment; the death of a loved one; or many other difficult life experiences. I have also helped numerous members of the LGBTQ community, including those questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity.
(916) 545-6795 View (916) 545-6795
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Amy J Ahlfeld Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
(916) 546-4379 View (916) 546-4379
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Amy Groven
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95820  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.
Do you always feel on edge? Did something traumatic happen? Trauma is a disruption to the nervous system that often creates patterns and loops that extend into many areas of a person's life. It can affect our bodies, our minds and the way we relate to other people. Sometimes the way people survive their trauma brings them more pain, adds to the chaos, and reinforces negative beliefs that perpetuate the cycle as well as causing other mental health issues grow- such as depression and anxiety. I work with people of various cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and know that trauma is non-discriminatory.
I have over 10 years working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.
Do you always feel on edge? Did something traumatic happen? Trauma is a disruption to the nervous system that often creates patterns and loops that extend into many areas of a person's life. It can affect our bodies, our minds and the way we relate to other people. Sometimes the way people survive their trauma brings them more pain, adds to the chaos, and reinforces negative beliefs that perpetuate the cycle as well as causing other mental health issues grow- such as depression and anxiety. I work with people of various cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and know that trauma is non-discriminatory.
(916) 249-8340 View (916) 249-8340
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Breaking Chains Through Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814
I have served those who face situations including, childhood abuse, addiction and depression.
Hello my name is Dr. Adreena Lowe- Island. I have a Clinical background, which entails over 27 years of Social and Mental Health Services, working for a wide range of programs in the State of California. I have a keen focus on ensuring the highest quality of care and seeking to make a difference in the lives of the individuals I serve. As a Licensed Therapist, I am focused on helping individuals to find their purpose in life. My Motto is to treat through empowerment and support.
I have served those who face situations including, childhood abuse, addiction and depression.
Hello my name is Dr. Adreena Lowe- Island. I have a Clinical background, which entails over 27 years of Social and Mental Health Services, working for a wide range of programs in the State of California. I have a keen focus on ensuring the highest quality of care and seeking to make a difference in the lives of the individuals I serve. As a Licensed Therapist, I am focused on helping individuals to find their purpose in life. My Motto is to treat through empowerment and support.
(279) 800-4768 View (279) 800-4768
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Susan Kathryn Mendez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
Common life challenges include grieving, life-transition issues, coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, coping with chronic pain, domestic abuse, adjusting to stressors, and relationship discord.
Engaging in therapy offers a safe and supportive environment leading to a journey of healing, self-discovery, and education regarding past and current life challenges. Complex emotions can leave you feeling isolated and overwhelmed. As you engage in therapy, these feelings of isolation and stress are likely to decrease as you realize you are not alone and there are active steps to feeling better. My therapeutic process provides genuine support, helpful coping skills, and an action plan.
Common life challenges include grieving, life-transition issues, coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, coping with chronic pain, domestic abuse, adjusting to stressors, and relationship discord.
Engaging in therapy offers a safe and supportive environment leading to a journey of healing, self-discovery, and education regarding past and current life challenges. Complex emotions can leave you feeling isolated and overwhelmed. As you engage in therapy, these feelings of isolation and stress are likely to decrease as you realize you are not alone and there are active steps to feeling better. My therapeutic process provides genuine support, helpful coping skills, and an action plan.
(916) 761-7768 View (916) 761-7768
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Rob Nganga, Therapy for Peace of Mind
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
New clients accepted! - Feeling like you don't have a safe space? We are a team of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ therapists who provide that safe space. We care about you because we are you. We are in the business of building resiliency and that starts by giving back to the communities we came from. We help kids, teens, and adults heal from things like trauma and abuse. In other words, we provide therapy for peace of mind.
New clients accepted! - Feeling like you don't have a safe space? We are a team of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ therapists who provide that safe space. We care about you because we are you. We are in the business of building resiliency and that starts by giving back to the communities we came from. We help kids, teens, and adults heal from things like trauma and abuse. In other words, we provide therapy for peace of mind.
(213) 444-4252 View (213) 444-4252
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Linda S Barnard
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95813  (Online Only)
I have been in practice for over 25 years and bring a blend of specialized training and personal experience. I also believe humor is an important aspect of treatment and recovery. I have thousands of hours of training in trauma-related treatment (PTSD, rape trauma, domestic violence) and anxiety disorders. I believe each person is unique so their treatment should be unique. It is a collaborative effort between the clients and me to help clients achieve their goals.
I have been in practice for over 25 years and bring a blend of specialized training and personal experience. I also believe humor is an important aspect of treatment and recovery. I have thousands of hours of training in trauma-related treatment (PTSD, rape trauma, domestic violence) and anxiety disorders. I believe each person is unique so their treatment should be unique. It is a collaborative effort between the clients and me to help clients achieve their goals.
(916) 520-6496 View (916) 520-6496
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Better Decisions Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CA, CADC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827  (Online Only)
Why choose us? Because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby.
Why choose us? Because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby.
(916) 318-3402 View (916) 318-3402
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Dennis Hollingsworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-ll
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I prefer a holistic biopsychosocial model for understanding and treating substance abuse.
After splitting time between a non-profit community center and private practice for a number of years, I am now solely focused on private practice. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my work with individuals, couples, families and children. I approach my work with respect, cultural awareness and a strong belief in self-empowerment. Our time together will be supportive, collaborative, focused and goal driven. Although I am continually learning and searching for what works, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory is my primary theoretical approach. I also regularly use Feedback Informed Treatment measures.
I prefer a holistic biopsychosocial model for understanding and treating substance abuse.
After splitting time between a non-profit community center and private practice for a number of years, I am now solely focused on private practice. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my work with individuals, couples, families and children. I approach my work with respect, cultural awareness and a strong belief in self-empowerment. Our time together will be supportive, collaborative, focused and goal driven. Although I am continually learning and searching for what works, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory is my primary theoretical approach. I also regularly use Feedback Informed Treatment measures.
(916) 435-6094 View (916) 435-6094
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Micaela Marie Van Dine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
(916) 507-1817 View (916) 507-1817
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Antonette (Toni) Garcia
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW, CADC-II
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
Each of us deserve to lead a happy and healthy life. Yet life's challenges can be overwhelming and seem unresolvable. I provide non-judgmental feed-back to help you clarify those challenges, your goals, options and your own inner strengths. Knowing our strengths and making our own choices are steps toward the life we want. My experience includes trauma (such as sexual abuse and other issues specific to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), victims of domestic abuse and/or violence, mood disorders, depression, alcohol and drug issues and those with dual diagnoses.
Each of us deserve to lead a happy and healthy life. Yet life's challenges can be overwhelming and seem unresolvable. I provide non-judgmental feed-back to help you clarify those challenges, your goals, options and your own inner strengths. Knowing our strengths and making our own choices are steps toward the life we want. My experience includes trauma (such as sexual abuse and other issues specific to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), victims of domestic abuse and/or violence, mood disorders, depression, alcohol and drug issues and those with dual diagnoses.
(916) 502-8924 View (916) 502-8924
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Rahul Ragu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I work with clients who have social anxiety, shyness, and feel awkward and out of place. They want to feel better about themselves and their circumstances. They may have been through a difficult childhood and trauma and abuse. They are motivated to get better and want to speak to someone who is nonjudgmental and compassionate. Clients have opened up to me about their deepest traumas and secrets that they have not shared with anyone else. I feel honored to be part of my client's journey and help them to find solutions. I have a strong client centered approach blended with a CBT intervention based approach.
I work with clients who have social anxiety, shyness, and feel awkward and out of place. They want to feel better about themselves and their circumstances. They may have been through a difficult childhood and trauma and abuse. They are motivated to get better and want to speak to someone who is nonjudgmental and compassionate. Clients have opened up to me about their deepest traumas and secrets that they have not shared with anyone else. I feel honored to be part of my client's journey and help them to find solutions. I have a strong client centered approach blended with a CBT intervention based approach.
(916) 304-7674 View (916) 304-7674
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Catherine Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
(916) 444-8834 View (916) 444-8834
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Gerald Chambers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814
My strengths: Addictions, couples, domestic violence, infidelity, interpersonal conflict, parenting, peak performance, relationships, and trauma.
Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about.
My strengths: Addictions, couples, domestic violence, infidelity, interpersonal conflict, parenting, peak performance, relationships, and trauma.
Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about.
(916) 469-0747 View (916) 469-0747
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Kathy Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Finally, I am energized by working with people who want to end a cycle of abuse.
I often work with people who grapple with hard questions to which there is no one "right" answer. I offer a non-judegmental atmosphere in which each person can seek his or her own answers. Therapy is a co-creation. I work with each person to find what "speaks" to him / her. That may include talking, mindfulness practices, or creative arts therapies. Using these methods accesses parts of the brain that can't be reached through words alone, and puts people in the flow of their wisdom and creativity, from which solutions to problems can emerge.
Finally, I am energized by working with people who want to end a cycle of abuse.
I often work with people who grapple with hard questions to which there is no one "right" answer. I offer a non-judegmental atmosphere in which each person can seek his or her own answers. Therapy is a co-creation. I work with each person to find what "speaks" to him / her. That may include talking, mindfulness practices, or creative arts therapies. Using these methods accesses parts of the brain that can't be reached through words alone, and puts people in the flow of their wisdom and creativity, from which solutions to problems can emerge.
(916) 550-5065 View (916) 550-5065
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Sue Goetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
EMDR sessions can really help move through concerns including abuse, grief, bullying, and phobias.
Now accepting new referrals (as of 05/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
EMDR sessions can really help move through concerns including abuse, grief, bullying, and phobias.
Now accepting new referrals (as of 05/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
(916) 252-5765 View (916) 252-5765
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Charles A Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
My expertise includes treating people of diverse backgrounds who have experienced trauma, abuse, loss, teens presenting with high-risk behaviors, emotional disturbance, family conflict, and general difficulties with life transitions.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
My expertise includes treating people of diverse backgrounds who have experienced trauma, abuse, loss, teens presenting with high-risk behaviors, emotional disturbance, family conflict, and general difficulties with life transitions.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
(916) 659-8118 View (916) 659-8118
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Alexander Kagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821  (Online Only)
While I enjoy working with all client populations, I have a particular interest and experience in helping adults and children and who have experienced psychological trauma as a result of violent crime, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, or political persecution/torture in their country of origin.
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Is it difficult for you to communicate with your partner? Are your children entering adolescence with all its trials and tribulations? Are you anxious about ordinary events and don't understand why? Have you suffered a loss and can't come to terms with it? Has depression robbed you of the ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures? Are you an immigrant struggling adjusting to the new language and environment? If any of these questions rings true for you, then welcome and congratulations on making the first step to finding a lasting solution!
While I enjoy working with all client populations, I have a particular interest and experience in helping adults and children and who have experienced psychological trauma as a result of violent crime, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, or political persecution/torture in their country of origin.
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Is it difficult for you to communicate with your partner? Are your children entering adolescence with all its trials and tribulations? Are you anxious about ordinary events and don't understand why? Have you suffered a loss and can't come to terms with it? Has depression robbed you of the ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures? Are you an immigrant struggling adjusting to the new language and environment? If any of these questions rings true for you, then welcome and congratulations on making the first step to finding a lasting solution!
(916) 713-5612 View (916) 713-5612
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Anne Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders.
It can be a lonely and overwhelming feeling to realize that your life doesn't match who you were meant to be. I will help you identify the origin of your maladaptive coping skills, the effect early issues have on you in the present day, and help you learn new, healthy behaviors to live a better and more fulfilling life. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with dual diagnoses, trauma and PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders and thought disorders.
(323) 445-4295 View (323) 445-4295
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.