Domestic Abuse Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Veleka J Avant
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60651  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns, including trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse disorders, divorce, and career changes.
Do you feel like something needs to change in your life, but you can’t seem to figure out what that “something” is or where to begin? I would be honored to partner with you to access those things that bring you joy, clarity, and peace. I enjoy working with adults open to change and eager to develop patterns of thinking and behaviors that support the life they truly desire. Additionally, I specialize in addressing the unique challenges faced by BIPOC. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s partner to create the blueprint for your next chapter. There is endless joy that lives within you, and it’s ready to be unleashed.
As a therapist, I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns, including trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse disorders, divorce, and career changes.
Do you feel like something needs to change in your life, but you can’t seem to figure out what that “something” is or where to begin? I would be honored to partner with you to access those things that bring you joy, clarity, and peace. I enjoy working with adults open to change and eager to develop patterns of thinking and behaviors that support the life they truly desire. Additionally, I specialize in addressing the unique challenges faced by BIPOC. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s partner to create the blueprint for your next chapter. There is endless joy that lives within you, and it’s ready to be unleashed.
(773) 867-5362 View (773) 867-5362
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Hima Sarma
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Additionally, I previously served as a nonprofit attorney specializing in gender-based violence, which deepened my understanding of trauma and resilience.
Guided by a strengths-based and client-centered philosophy, I believe in the inherent capacity of every individual to navigate their life journey with resilience and empowerment. My therapeutic style is marked by its accepting, directive, and empowering nature. My passion lies in working with both couples and individuals, as I recognize that cultivating healthy relationships, in all aspects of life, is a cornerstone of personal well-being. As a South Asian therapist, I am also driven to normalize therapy within my community, advocating for the power of open communication and shared experiences.
Additionally, I previously served as a nonprofit attorney specializing in gender-based violence, which deepened my understanding of trauma and resilience.
Guided by a strengths-based and client-centered philosophy, I believe in the inherent capacity of every individual to navigate their life journey with resilience and empowerment. My therapeutic style is marked by its accepting, directive, and empowering nature. My passion lies in working with both couples and individuals, as I recognize that cultivating healthy relationships, in all aspects of life, is a cornerstone of personal well-being. As a South Asian therapist, I am also driven to normalize therapy within my community, advocating for the power of open communication and shared experiences.
(773) 825-9879 View (773) 825-9879
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Kimberly Shapps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
In addition to divorce counseling, my areas of specialization include relationship and peer issues, self-esteem, life transitions, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD.
I began my career as a practicing attorney representing women in abusive relationships in order of protection and divorce proceedings. As a therapist, I use my legal and therapeutic background to provide individual counseling prior to, during, and after divorce. Divorce is a traumatic life event that can have a ripple effect on nearly every aspect of one's life. I offer clients both concrete help to better understand the legal system and what they can expect from the process, while also working to gain deeper insight into what happened in the relationship and starting to heal from the experience.
In addition to divorce counseling, my areas of specialization include relationship and peer issues, self-esteem, life transitions, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD.
I began my career as a practicing attorney representing women in abusive relationships in order of protection and divorce proceedings. As a therapist, I use my legal and therapeutic background to provide individual counseling prior to, during, and after divorce. Divorce is a traumatic life event that can have a ripple effect on nearly every aspect of one's life. I offer clients both concrete help to better understand the legal system and what they can expect from the process, while also working to gain deeper insight into what happened in the relationship and starting to heal from the experience.
(312) 854-2823 View (312) 854-2823
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Nicole C du Mont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 15 years of extensive clinical experience providing support to children, adults and families in Spanish and English. I have worked with a diverse client population experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, chronic illness and medical trauma. Do you need emotional support while healing from past traumas? Is anxiety or depression limiting your potential to live a full life? I am here to support you in your journey towards healing and feeling good about you!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 15 years of extensive clinical experience providing support to children, adults and families in Spanish and English. I have worked with a diverse client population experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, chronic illness and medical trauma. Do you need emotional support while healing from past traumas? Is anxiety or depression limiting your potential to live a full life? I am here to support you in your journey towards healing and feeling good about you!
(773) 207-3975 View (773) 207-3975
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Bea Gatchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
My areas of specialization are working with individuals/couples/relationships who are in the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced violence, such as sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family system-based violence, spiritual abuse, and community-based violence. I work with many different relationship structures from cisgender heterosexual monogamous couples and folx with more expansive relationship structures. My areas of specialization in working with relationship clients are high-conflict relationships, sexual dysfunction/dysregulation, infidelity, trust, safety, and stability.
My areas of specialization are working with individuals/couples/relationships who are in the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced violence, such as sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family system-based violence, spiritual abuse, and community-based violence. I work with many different relationship structures from cisgender heterosexual monogamous couples and folx with more expansive relationship structures. My areas of specialization in working with relationship clients are high-conflict relationships, sexual dysfunction/dysregulation, infidelity, trust, safety, and stability.
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Dr Robert John Zagar PC A Professional
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
(312) 266-3411 View (312) 266-3411
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Nick Karegeannes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660
If you have experienced or witnessed traumatic events such as neglect, verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, I can help you to ease the burden while finding calm and peace in your life.
I help my clients to find their way through challenging times and feelings so that they can have warmer, richer lives with more satisfying relationships. You may be feeling hopeless, angry, confused, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed; perhaps, you are going through major life-changes such as loss, new beginnings or relationship difficulties. From a strengths-based and collaborative approach, we can explore meaning and significance in your life and endeavor to help you achieve what you you wish to attain while dissolving obstacles Perhaps, you are stuck creatively or simply want to live more soulfully.
If you have experienced or witnessed traumatic events such as neglect, verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, I can help you to ease the burden while finding calm and peace in your life.
I help my clients to find their way through challenging times and feelings so that they can have warmer, richer lives with more satisfying relationships. You may be feeling hopeless, angry, confused, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed; perhaps, you are going through major life-changes such as loss, new beginnings or relationship difficulties. From a strengths-based and collaborative approach, we can explore meaning and significance in your life and endeavor to help you achieve what you you wish to attain while dissolving obstacles Perhaps, you are stuck creatively or simply want to live more soulfully.
(773) 570-1503 View (773) 570-1503
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Sara Heidbreder (Ogawa)
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60641
I also specialize in working with survivors of domestic violence, having completed a 40-hour domestic violence training certificate.
In a time of struggles or life transition, you may feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. I believe in your resiliency being within you, sitting within your body, and I will guide you in exploring your inner power with compassion, safety, and empowerment. I value cultural humility and believe in a holistic approach that is centered on you and your experiences in our therapy sessions. I integrate collaborative insight-driven discussion and movement-based interventions, which helps me to address both your physical (body) and emotional (mind) needs in a neutral and non-judgmental manner.
I also specialize in working with survivors of domestic violence, having completed a 40-hour domestic violence training certificate.
In a time of struggles or life transition, you may feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. I believe in your resiliency being within you, sitting within your body, and I will guide you in exploring your inner power with compassion, safety, and empowerment. I value cultural humility and believe in a holistic approach that is centered on you and your experiences in our therapy sessions. I integrate collaborative insight-driven discussion and movement-based interventions, which helps me to address both your physical (body) and emotional (mind) needs in a neutral and non-judgmental manner.
(872) 228-2272 View (872) 228-2272
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Brendan Yukins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Thank you for taking the first step towards a happier, healthier life - you are making the important decision to support yourself. Brendan’s background is in sexual and domestic violence. He believes trauma affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. By establishing safety, remembering, and grieving, we are able to reconnect with our current lives. Our mental health has physical effects; Brendan focuses on the damage chronic stress has on the body as well as the mind. Our nervous system cannot absorb the impact of trauma alone. We find healing through our relationships and communities. Together, we find a path forward.
Thank you for taking the first step towards a happier, healthier life - you are making the important decision to support yourself. Brendan’s background is in sexual and domestic violence. He believes trauma affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. By establishing safety, remembering, and grieving, we are able to reconnect with our current lives. Our mental health has physical effects; Brendan focuses on the damage chronic stress has on the body as well as the mind. Our nervous system cannot absorb the impact of trauma alone. We find healing through our relationships and communities. Together, we find a path forward.
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Carolyn A Braverman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, DTR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Carolyn has a particular interest in working with depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma, and substance abuse.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, Carolyn has come to trust that the therapeutic bond is crucial to a feeling of safety for the client. Because therapy is an intimate experience, she tailors treatment plans as a co-created process, ensuring that the client’s needs are prioritized. Carolyn integrates techniques to tailor solutions that are not only practical but create lasting change. As a psychotherapist, Carolyn works with individuals, couples, and families.
Carolyn has a particular interest in working with depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma, and substance abuse.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, Carolyn has come to trust that the therapeutic bond is crucial to a feeling of safety for the client. Because therapy is an intimate experience, she tailors treatment plans as a co-created process, ensuring that the client’s needs are prioritized. Carolyn integrates techniques to tailor solutions that are not only practical but create lasting change. As a psychotherapist, Carolyn works with individuals, couples, and families.
(773) 537-4118 View (773) 537-4118
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Sydney Gideon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654
I have experience working with anxiety/depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse.
I am passionate, and empathetic to the daily struggles impacting individuals in today’s complex world. I provide a warm environment while being direct in sessions. I use a strength-based approach to help clients identify and reach goals while understanding the individual needs and desires of each client. Viewing the individual in the context of their environment allows me to gain a more holistic view of the client and the external stressors impacting their daily lives. I strive to create a non-judgmental, safe and supportive space, empowering clients to fully utilize the therapeutic space. I am licensed in Illinois and Ohio
I have experience working with anxiety/depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorder, trauma and abuse.
I am passionate, and empathetic to the daily struggles impacting individuals in today’s complex world. I provide a warm environment while being direct in sessions. I use a strength-based approach to help clients identify and reach goals while understanding the individual needs and desires of each client. Viewing the individual in the context of their environment allows me to gain a more holistic view of the client and the external stressors impacting their daily lives. I strive to create a non-judgmental, safe and supportive space, empowering clients to fully utilize the therapeutic space. I am licensed in Illinois and Ohio
(872) 213-7880 View (872) 213-7880
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Andrea Gaspar Gonzalez
Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
While I am a generalist and work with a variety of presenting issues, my specialties include complex trauma, sexual abuse/assault, self-harm, pregnancy/miscarriage/abortion/postpartum care, relationship concerns, and cultural dynamics.
Therapy can be a radical process of transformation providing healing, greater sense of belonging, emotional freedom, and hope. I view therapy as a dynamic collaboration that allows for the exploration of current circumstances as well as the discovery of underlying personal and cultural patterns. In addressing your full individual self within your cultural context, we can find not only easing or resolution of symptoms but also a fuller and more meaningful life.
While I am a generalist and work with a variety of presenting issues, my specialties include complex trauma, sexual abuse/assault, self-harm, pregnancy/miscarriage/abortion/postpartum care, relationship concerns, and cultural dynamics.
Therapy can be a radical process of transformation providing healing, greater sense of belonging, emotional freedom, and hope. I view therapy as a dynamic collaboration that allows for the exploration of current circumstances as well as the discovery of underlying personal and cultural patterns. In addressing your full individual self within your cultural context, we can find not only easing or resolution of symptoms but also a fuller and more meaningful life.
(224) 970-2471 View (224) 970-2471
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Andrew J Rehs
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Chicago area, specializing in Substance Abuse and Marital/Relationship concerns. As a behavioral based therapist, he focuses on motivational issues using techniques from Cognitive as well as Dialectical Behavioral therapy models. Through his years of experience in the field of substance abuse counseling, Andrew helps clients conquer matters ranging from relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, motivational issues, substance abuse concerns, as well as past trauma all while focusing on lifestyle balance as a key component of his approach.
Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Chicago area, specializing in Substance Abuse and Marital/Relationship concerns. As a behavioral based therapist, he focuses on motivational issues using techniques from Cognitive as well as Dialectical Behavioral therapy models. Through his years of experience in the field of substance abuse counseling, Andrew helps clients conquer matters ranging from relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, motivational issues, substance abuse concerns, as well as past trauma all while focusing on lifestyle balance as a key component of his approach.
(330) 915-4346 View (330) 915-4346
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Lucy Sosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Are experiences of trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict or violence, abuse, isolation or loneliness, identity, culture, religion, or self-esteem impacting how you feel about yourself and your relationship with others? Therapy with empathy in a safe space free of judgment will be used to aid in your recovery. Together, we will explore how compromised mental health and experiences negatively impact you. We'll work at your level of comfort to alleviate your suffering and symptoms. Improving the quality of your life and generating a sense of empowerment that will help you sustain the life you want and deserve.
Are experiences of trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict or violence, abuse, isolation or loneliness, identity, culture, religion, or self-esteem impacting how you feel about yourself and your relationship with others? Therapy with empathy in a safe space free of judgment will be used to aid in your recovery. Together, we will explore how compromised mental health and experiences negatively impact you. We'll work at your level of comfort to alleviate your suffering and symptoms. Improving the quality of your life and generating a sense of empowerment that will help you sustain the life you want and deserve.
(779) 212-7319 View (779) 212-7319
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Olivia Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
Olivia has worked with clients of all ages with various levels of trauma experiences, narcissistic/ sexual/ physical abuse survivors, attachment difficulties, life transitions, codepedency, depression, anxiety, grief, and familial/peer relationship concerns. Practicing both personally and professionally from an anti-racist/ anti-oppressive lens and being LGBTQIA+ affirming, Olivia honors the intersectionalities of identities, lived experiences, and the ways in which these experiences are held in our bodies. She uses movement and expression to promote holistic healing that can aid with how these experiences show up in our bodies.
Olivia has worked with clients of all ages with various levels of trauma experiences, narcissistic/ sexual/ physical abuse survivors, attachment difficulties, life transitions, codepedency, depression, anxiety, grief, and familial/peer relationship concerns. Practicing both personally and professionally from an anti-racist/ anti-oppressive lens and being LGBTQIA+ affirming, Olivia honors the intersectionalities of identities, lived experiences, and the ways in which these experiences are held in our bodies. She uses movement and expression to promote holistic healing that can aid with how these experiences show up in our bodies.
(773) 900-7996 View (773) 900-7996
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Michelle Stahley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I have significant experience working with individuals who are unhappy in relationships, have difficulty finding or sustaining relationships, or have experienced narcissistic abuse.
Finding a therapist you feel connected to and understood by is the key to a successful therapy experience. I pride myself on being an authentic, non-judgmental therapist, who is down-to-Earth & not afraid to use humor or a gentle nudge in my approach. Therapy is a partnership and my style is active, collaborative, and empowering. We will focus on finding solutions together by utilizing your strengths and fostering insight in a relaxed and safe environment. I especially love working with & empowering introverts and Highly Sensitive People!
I have significant experience working with individuals who are unhappy in relationships, have difficulty finding or sustaining relationships, or have experienced narcissistic abuse.
Finding a therapist you feel connected to and understood by is the key to a successful therapy experience. I pride myself on being an authentic, non-judgmental therapist, who is down-to-Earth & not afraid to use humor or a gentle nudge in my approach. Therapy is a partnership and my style is active, collaborative, and empowering. We will focus on finding solutions together by utilizing your strengths and fostering insight in a relaxed and safe environment. I especially love working with & empowering introverts and Highly Sensitive People!
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Howard Gelb LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I specialize in working with people experiencing addictions/substance abuse, anxietypanic, cultural and religious issues, depression, anger, LGBTQ, gender identity, sexual identity & coming out, grief & loss, dating and relationships, those newly diagnosed with HIV as well as long term survivors, and process addictions such as sexual, internet and gambling.
I'm here to help and support you in a safe and welcoming environment to achieve the goals that you're seeking and create change in your life. It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere in which together we can gain a better understanding of your past and present day difficulties. We'll work together to help you find the best way to live the successful and happy life you deserve. Individual therapy can be beneficial for everybody and can facilitate personal growth.
I specialize in working with people experiencing addictions/substance abuse, anxietypanic, cultural and religious issues, depression, anger, LGBTQ, gender identity, sexual identity & coming out, grief & loss, dating and relationships, those newly diagnosed with HIV as well as long term survivors, and process addictions such as sexual, internet and gambling.
I'm here to help and support you in a safe and welcoming environment to achieve the goals that you're seeking and create change in your life. It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere in which together we can gain a better understanding of your past and present day difficulties. We'll work together to help you find the best way to live the successful and happy life you deserve. Individual therapy can be beneficial for everybody and can facilitate personal growth.
(773) 938-0612 View (773) 938-0612
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Gemstone Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Additionally, we have therapists trained in EMDR and substance abuse counseling, as well as speciality areas within LGBTQIA communities.
We love clients that are ready to work and build a strong therapeutic relationship! Therapy can be truly life changing, but it isn't always easy. Our therapists bring their A-game to every session, with full presence, warmth, and clinical processing abilities. (Also, we are all pretty funny and enjoy humor in sessions :) Our clients are generally working to heal and/or grow, and they build deep, long-lasting relationships with their therapist. We are not the practice to get you in and out, a constant cycle of new therapists and new clients. We choose clients based on best fit and believe slow and steady brings the greatest result.
Additionally, we have therapists trained in EMDR and substance abuse counseling, as well as speciality areas within LGBTQIA communities.
We love clients that are ready to work and build a strong therapeutic relationship! Therapy can be truly life changing, but it isn't always easy. Our therapists bring their A-game to every session, with full presence, warmth, and clinical processing abilities. (Also, we are all pretty funny and enjoy humor in sessions :) Our clients are generally working to heal and/or grow, and they build deep, long-lasting relationships with their therapist. We are not the practice to get you in and out, a constant cycle of new therapists and new clients. We choose clients based on best fit and believe slow and steady brings the greatest result.
(630) 454-0891 View (630) 454-0891
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Lynnare Isabel Deutsch-Ortiz
MS, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
I have experience with the following: Divorce related issues, Family Conflict, Trauma/PTSD, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety. Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Early childhood trauma, and Spanish speaking clients.
I have experience with the following: Divorce related issues, Family Conflict, Trauma/PTSD, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety. Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Early childhood trauma, and Spanish speaking clients.
(312) 465-4901 View (312) 465-4901
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Samantha Gehr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
), sexual abuse, women's issues & difficulties navigating life transitions.
To schedule sessions, please book a call with our Client Care Coordinator here: www.calendly.com/adminccbh Starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
), sexual abuse, women's issues & difficulties navigating life transitions.
To schedule sessions, please book a call with our Client Care Coordinator here: www.calendly.com/adminccbh Starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
(872) 215-4639 View (872) 215-4639
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.