Domestic Abuse Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Hannah Bunney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55423  (Online Only)
Welcome to my highly specialized trauma and somatic processing practice! I specialize in Eating Disorders, Traumas, Domestic Violence, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and general mental health distress. You can expect most sessions to incorporate either Brainspotting or ART, with some skill building and traditional talk therapy mixed throughout, while primarily working through the AIR Network Model lens. My goal is for you to reach your mental health needs and goals in an efficient and timely manner to reach a point where you can graduate from mental health services and only need maintenance sessions as new stressors arise.
Welcome to my highly specialized trauma and somatic processing practice! I specialize in Eating Disorders, Traumas, Domestic Violence, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and general mental health distress. You can expect most sessions to incorporate either Brainspotting or ART, with some skill building and traditional talk therapy mixed throughout, while primarily working through the AIR Network Model lens. My goal is for you to reach your mental health needs and goals in an efficient and timely manner to reach a point where you can graduate from mental health services and only need maintenance sessions as new stressors arise.
(952) 522-3480 View (952) 522-3480
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Carrie Crockford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Domestic abuse, family violence and experiences of trauma are strong focuses of my work.
I provide therapy through a strengths-based, trauma-focused lens, and view each person as a resilient individual system capable of developing agency of their lived story and gaining mastery of their whole self. My clients include individuals and families living with challenges complicated by mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma and family violence. My therapy services and community provider trainings are designed to provide an holistic and trauma-informed, culturally-attuned approach to understanding and healing from the abuse and trauma affecting individuals, relationships, families and systems.
Domestic abuse, family violence and experiences of trauma are strong focuses of my work.
I provide therapy through a strengths-based, trauma-focused lens, and view each person as a resilient individual system capable of developing agency of their lived story and gaining mastery of their whole self. My clients include individuals and families living with challenges complicated by mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma and family violence. My therapy services and community provider trainings are designed to provide an holistic and trauma-informed, culturally-attuned approach to understanding and healing from the abuse and trauma affecting individuals, relationships, families and systems.
(612) 324-0673 View (612) 324-0673
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Jessica Sells
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419
THERAPEUTIC PASSIONS Women and Relationships, Co-Dependency & Learning How to Focus On Yourself Instead of Others, Setting Boundaries, Self Esteem & Self Care, Losing Yourself in Work, Numbing Behaviors, Substance Abuse Issues, Couples and Substance Abuse, and How Substance Abuse Intertwines with Families (Immediate or the Family You Grew Up In).
I will provide you support in finding your voice, getting yourself rooted in your own authenticity and learning how to hold on to yourself in relationships. Not having a strong sense of who you are can make you feel small but as Brené Brown says, "do not shrink, do not puff up, stand your sacred ground." Together we will explore your own strength though practices of self-discovery and personal empowerment. Whether you're in a relationship or single and looking, we'll work together so you can feel secure as your own person. Healthy and happy relationships depend on a healthy and happy you!
THERAPEUTIC PASSIONS Women and Relationships, Co-Dependency & Learning How to Focus On Yourself Instead of Others, Setting Boundaries, Self Esteem & Self Care, Losing Yourself in Work, Numbing Behaviors, Substance Abuse Issues, Couples and Substance Abuse, and How Substance Abuse Intertwines with Families (Immediate or the Family You Grew Up In).
I will provide you support in finding your voice, getting yourself rooted in your own authenticity and learning how to hold on to yourself in relationships. Not having a strong sense of who you are can make you feel small but as Brené Brown says, "do not shrink, do not puff up, stand your sacred ground." Together we will explore your own strength though practices of self-discovery and personal empowerment. Whether you're in a relationship or single and looking, we'll work together so you can feel secure as your own person. Healthy and happy relationships depend on a healthy and happy you!
(612) 979-1784 View (612) 979-1784
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Bridging The Gap Behavioral Health PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP-II, CCATP, C-DBT, CIATC
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
My area of expertise are: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief & Self esteem, Attachment Issue, interpersonal conflicts, Stress management, anxiety and depression.
My Name is Lul Haji-Mohamed. I have 13+ years of experience in the behavioral Health field. My philosophy is to meet people where they are at and work in partnership. I recognizes that an open and honest relationship between client and therapist can produce a positive effect in the therapeutic process and the level of acceptance demonstrated. I strives to reduce anxiety in order to increase engagement and connection, create a safe environment for discussion, and impart knowledge and facts about the various options and their implications. I enjoy to see people reach their full potential and thrive.
My area of expertise are: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief & Self esteem, Attachment Issue, interpersonal conflicts, Stress management, anxiety and depression.
My Name is Lul Haji-Mohamed. I have 13+ years of experience in the behavioral Health field. My philosophy is to meet people where they are at and work in partnership. I recognizes that an open and honest relationship between client and therapist can produce a positive effect in the therapeutic process and the level of acceptance demonstrated. I strives to reduce anxiety in order to increase engagement and connection, create a safe environment for discussion, and impart knowledge and facts about the various options and their implications. I enjoy to see people reach their full potential and thrive.
(612) 248-1852 View (612) 248-1852
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Jac Stringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55403  (Online Only)
I am a trans-genderqueer femme, disabled radical activist & social worker. I practice trauma-focused feminist therapy exclusively for trans youth & young adults ages 13-25. I provide healthcare letters for all ages, youth and adults, in one 30 min session. My specialties surround gender & sexuality, & trauma survivors experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, disability, chronic pain, multiples/alters, dissociation, sexual assault, & histories with abuse & violence. I am body, sex, & kink positive, poly-inclusive, value accountability, & recognize the intersectional impact of systematic oppression.
I am a trans-genderqueer femme, disabled radical activist & social worker. I practice trauma-focused feminist therapy exclusively for trans youth & young adults ages 13-25. I provide healthcare letters for all ages, youth and adults, in one 30 min session. My specialties surround gender & sexuality, & trauma survivors experiencing depression, bipolar, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, disability, chronic pain, multiples/alters, dissociation, sexual assault, & histories with abuse & violence. I am body, sex, & kink positive, poly-inclusive, value accountability, & recognize the intersectional impact of systematic oppression.
(612) 439-2225 View (612) 439-2225
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Phoenix Mental Health, PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Are you struggling with feeling like an outsider, experiencing abuse or bullying, dealing with anxiety or depression, or working in a toxic environment? Do you need a safe space to process your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment? Are you seeking validation, understanding, and a way to heal from past traumas? Is your goal to gain tools to cope with life's challenges and feel empowered to make positive changes? If so, seeking therapy is a courageous and important step towards achieving your mental health and well-being.
Are you struggling with feeling like an outsider, experiencing abuse or bullying, dealing with anxiety or depression, or working in a toxic environment? Do you need a safe space to process your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment? Are you seeking validation, understanding, and a way to heal from past traumas? Is your goal to gain tools to cope with life's challenges and feel empowered to make positive changes? If so, seeking therapy is a courageous and important step towards achieving your mental health and well-being.
(612) 501-6807 View (612) 501-6807
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Kesma Flame Lily LLC
Counselor, MSc, LPCC, S
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55430
I also specialize in working with clients with trauma histories, specifically sexual trauma/abuse.
We are a Private Group Practice that adolescents and adults provide therapy to individuals with the diagnosis of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, self-image/esteem, gambling, difficulty adjusting to life stress, and trauma. We hold a dual license and experience in both mental health and chemical dependency.
I also specialize in working with clients with trauma histories, specifically sexual trauma/abuse.
We are a Private Group Practice that adolescents and adults provide therapy to individuals with the diagnosis of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, self-image/esteem, gambling, difficulty adjusting to life stress, and trauma. We hold a dual license and experience in both mental health and chemical dependency.
(763) 316-3983 View (763) 316-3983
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Connie G. Palacio
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT, LICSW
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55439
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual health and sexuality, couple problems, intimacy problems, trauma, domestic abuse, divorce and separation, parenting problems, attachment, adoption and foster care, grief and loss, immigration issues, posttrauma, and domestic abuse.
Helping those experiencing personal, emotional, relationship, family, traumatic experiences or psychological struggles. Therapy is a journey of growth and self discovery. Let's embark on that life journey together. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. As you get ready to start this journey, I will be there to support and empower you. My counseling style is warm, patient, kind and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, sexual health and sexuality, couple problems, intimacy problems, trauma, domestic abuse, divorce and separation, parenting problems, attachment, adoption and foster care, grief and loss, immigration issues, posttrauma, and domestic abuse.
Helping those experiencing personal, emotional, relationship, family, traumatic experiences or psychological struggles. Therapy is a journey of growth and self discovery. Let's embark on that life journey together. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. As you get ready to start this journey, I will be there to support and empower you. My counseling style is warm, patient, kind and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(612) 662-6560 View (612) 662-6560
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Dr. Bill Forisha
Psychologist, PhD, LP, (MN), LMFT(WA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406
For the past 35 years or so, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and families experiencing anxiety or depression or other complex feelings related to difficult life transitions as well as to specific issues such as extra marital affairs, divorce, parental alienation, domestic violence, unexpected losses, underachieving adolescents and young adults, etc. My overall goal of therapy is simple: to help each client get more of what they are wanting in life and less of what they are not wanting. I am a flexible therapist, preferring to adapt the treatment approach to the particular needs and comfort level of the client(s).
For the past 35 years or so, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and families experiencing anxiety or depression or other complex feelings related to difficult life transitions as well as to specific issues such as extra marital affairs, divorce, parental alienation, domestic violence, unexpected losses, underachieving adolescents and young adults, etc. My overall goal of therapy is simple: to help each client get more of what they are wanting in life and less of what they are not wanting. I am a flexible therapist, preferring to adapt the treatment approach to the particular needs and comfort level of the client(s).
(612) 688-9590 View (612) 688-9590
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Emily Marsden
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Life, am I right? We can't do it alone. I work with people just like you; People seeking support to find their voice, set better boundaries, have compassion for themselves, heal trauma, or challenge self defeating patterns. I have extensive experience (12+ years) working with a variety of concerns ranging from life phases, self esteem, anxiety, depression to PTSD, Interpersonal Violence and sexual violence. My goal in therapy is to create a safe, collaborative space, where we can work together to address ALL parts of self - allowing you to feel more whole and in control of your own life/emotions and relationships.
Life, am I right? We can't do it alone. I work with people just like you; People seeking support to find their voice, set better boundaries, have compassion for themselves, heal trauma, or challenge self defeating patterns. I have extensive experience (12+ years) working with a variety of concerns ranging from life phases, self esteem, anxiety, depression to PTSD, Interpersonal Violence and sexual violence. My goal in therapy is to create a safe, collaborative space, where we can work together to address ALL parts of self - allowing you to feel more whole and in control of your own life/emotions and relationships.
(952) 900-5785 View (952) 900-5785
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Asel Kulmeshkenova
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419
I have had my share of exposure to and experience with mental health problems, depression, abuse, trauma, and unhealthy relationships throughout my life.
I am passionate about navigating identity, values exploration, and relationship dynamics in a space where clients can be their unfiltered, unique selves outside of societal norms or expectations. My therapy practice incorporates humor and adapts to the needs of my clients, ranging from saying it like it is to supporting and nurturing the vulnerable part that show up.
I have had my share of exposure to and experience with mental health problems, depression, abuse, trauma, and unhealthy relationships throughout my life.
I am passionate about navigating identity, values exploration, and relationship dynamics in a space where clients can be their unfiltered, unique selves outside of societal norms or expectations. My therapy practice incorporates humor and adapts to the needs of my clients, ranging from saying it like it is to supporting and nurturing the vulnerable part that show up.
(612) 778-4461 View (612) 778-4461
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Tracy Hess
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55426
My experience includes working with children and adolescents who have a history of abuse, dealing with emotional difficulties (including anxiety and depression), and working with life transitions. I have worked with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting providing crisis support and dealing with concerns related to suicide, self-harm, or aggression toward others. I have worked with adults who have been diagnosed with mood disorders, personality disorders, and medical concerns. I have experience working with many diverse populations and am mindful when working with patients.
My experience includes working with children and adolescents who have a history of abuse, dealing with emotional difficulties (including anxiety and depression), and working with life transitions. I have worked with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting providing crisis support and dealing with concerns related to suicide, self-harm, or aggression toward others. I have worked with adults who have been diagnosed with mood disorders, personality disorders, and medical concerns. I have experience working with many diverse populations and am mindful when working with patients.
(763) 363-5729 View (763) 363-5729
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Natallie Chivers-Lockhart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55413  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the dynamic of the Black/African American family as it pertains to mental health, intimate partner violence, intrapersonal relations, self-worth/self-confidence and the place they hold in society.
When working with clients, I use a collaborative approach. With this in mind, I want to make sure the relational aspect as well as interpersonal aspects of a person are an important part of the process. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples struggling with interpersonal issues, relational discord, life transitions, familial conflict, body imaging struggles, trauma and other stressors that may arise. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in generational poverty, domestic violence survivors, teen pregnancy, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, sexual trauma and social justice concerns.
I am passionate about the dynamic of the Black/African American family as it pertains to mental health, intimate partner violence, intrapersonal relations, self-worth/self-confidence and the place they hold in society.
When working with clients, I use a collaborative approach. With this in mind, I want to make sure the relational aspect as well as interpersonal aspects of a person are an important part of the process. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples struggling with interpersonal issues, relational discord, life transitions, familial conflict, body imaging struggles, trauma and other stressors that may arise. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in generational poverty, domestic violence survivors, teen pregnancy, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, sexual trauma and social justice concerns.
(763) 363-5427 View (763) 363-5427
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Shaida Vafaei
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Some areas of specialty are working with immigrants, survivors of narcissistic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
New location in Minneapolis! I believe the road to healing begins with a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and unconditional positive regard. Using person centered approaches, I guide clients towards exploring strengths and values to help frame their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that focuses on their proven resilience and empowers clients to live their most authentic lives. My greatest reward as a therapist is witnessing the courage and vulnerability clients demonstrate in taking steps to transform their lives by using healthy coping mechanisms, new forms of communication, and CBT skills.
Some areas of specialty are working with immigrants, survivors of narcissistic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
New location in Minneapolis! I believe the road to healing begins with a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and unconditional positive regard. Using person centered approaches, I guide clients towards exploring strengths and values to help frame their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that focuses on their proven resilience and empowers clients to live their most authentic lives. My greatest reward as a therapist is witnessing the courage and vulnerability clients demonstrate in taking steps to transform their lives by using healthy coping mechanisms, new forms of communication, and CBT skills.
(952) 992-0365 View (952) 992-0365
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Robin Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Many times teens emerging to young adults that struggle with mood disorders, self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, and anger.
My name is Robin Hicks I’m the first person in three generations to earn a college degree. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Spalding University in Louisville Kentucky, and a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family therapy from St Mary’s University in Minnesota. I grew up in Minneapolis with many challenges, trauma, and one parent household. My ambition has helped me to guide others in their quest to identify, to develop and deliver their purpose in life. I have supported others in a variety of settings from infants to adults and families. presenting with a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral concerns.
Many times teens emerging to young adults that struggle with mood disorders, self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, and anger.
My name is Robin Hicks I’m the first person in three generations to earn a college degree. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Spalding University in Louisville Kentucky, and a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family therapy from St Mary’s University in Minnesota. I grew up in Minneapolis with many challenges, trauma, and one parent household. My ambition has helped me to guide others in their quest to identify, to develop and deliver their purpose in life. I have supported others in a variety of settings from infants to adults and families. presenting with a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral concerns.
(763) 347-2790 View (763) 347-2790
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Susan Ann Gustafson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55414
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, gender identity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief, sexual abuse and other trauma.
My commitment is to help you make positive life changes. There are times when we are faced with obstacles and difficulties that interfere with growth and development, preventing us from achieving goals and aspirations, and diminishing our happiness and wellbeing. Psychotherapy provides a safe, nonjudgmental setting to discover solutions to challenges. With the powerful tools of communication and insight, I will help you identify counterproductive patterns and habits preventing you from living an optimal life. Together we will recognize and build upon your strengths and skills, develop new resources and strategies, and discover beneficial, healing ways of approaching your life.
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, gender identity disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, grief, sexual abuse and other trauma.
My commitment is to help you make positive life changes. There are times when we are faced with obstacles and difficulties that interfere with growth and development, preventing us from achieving goals and aspirations, and diminishing our happiness and wellbeing. Psychotherapy provides a safe, nonjudgmental setting to discover solutions to challenges. With the powerful tools of communication and insight, I will help you identify counterproductive patterns and habits preventing you from living an optimal life. Together we will recognize and build upon your strengths and skills, develop new resources and strategies, and discover beneficial, healing ways of approaching your life.
(612) 223-6458 View (612) 223-6458
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Lyndsie Standerwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Lyndsie has experience working with clients and families effected by trauma, domestic violence, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse, parent-child conflict, attachment injuries, behavior issues and loss.
In-Person sessions with COVID-19 precautions in place and Virtual sessions available. Lyndsie Standerwick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, women, and families. Lyndsie is passionate about walking alongside clients and families as they find what they need within themselves to live life more fully. Lyndsie aims to listen to clients without judgement and to provide feedback and support honestly.
Lyndsie has experience working with clients and families effected by trauma, domestic violence, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse, parent-child conflict, attachment injuries, behavior issues and loss.
In-Person sessions with COVID-19 precautions in place and Virtual sessions available. Lyndsie Standerwick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, women, and families. Lyndsie is passionate about walking alongside clients and families as they find what they need within themselves to live life more fully. Lyndsie aims to listen to clients without judgement and to provide feedback and support honestly.
(612) 361-2247 View (612) 361-2247
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Melissa Wheelock Pederson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410
We all experience times when life becomes overwhelming, leaving us feeling vulnerable and off-centered, sometimes leading to profound depression, grief, anxiety or the use of unhealthy coping strategies. Stressors include major life transitions, relational challenges (conflict, separation/divorce, domestic abuse), parenting or/caregiving responsibilities, health difficulties, social oppression/discrimination, and trauma as a child or adult. No matter how strong you may be, you don't have to go it alone. Everyone struggles from time to time, and many benefit from seeking help from an experienced, highly trained psychotherapist.
We all experience times when life becomes overwhelming, leaving us feeling vulnerable and off-centered, sometimes leading to profound depression, grief, anxiety or the use of unhealthy coping strategies. Stressors include major life transitions, relational challenges (conflict, separation/divorce, domestic abuse), parenting or/caregiving responsibilities, health difficulties, social oppression/discrimination, and trauma as a child or adult. No matter how strong you may be, you don't have to go it alone. Everyone struggles from time to time, and many benefit from seeking help from an experienced, highly trained psychotherapist.
(952) 800-3529 View (952) 800-3529
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Rachel Mira Hoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I understand the lasting impacts of abuse, neglect, and medical trauma on individuals and families.
I am a visually impaired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am trained and certified in Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I believe that we are all created for relationships and the current world we live in fosters isolation and individuality. I seek to provide children, families, and adults effective mental health care that teaches them how to heal and recreate healthy relationships.
I understand the lasting impacts of abuse, neglect, and medical trauma on individuals and families.
I am a visually impaired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am trained and certified in Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I believe that we are all created for relationships and the current world we live in fosters isolation and individuality. I seek to provide children, families, and adults effective mental health care that teaches them how to heal and recreate healthy relationships.
(612) 888-8683 View (612) 888-8683
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Stacy Ellman
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55439  (Online Only)
Transitions such as relationships, challenging family dynamics, identity crisis, trauma, career, abuse, divorce, loss, and grief.
Often a question asked prior to counseling is, am I thriving or simply surviving? Individuals question their life path and need help to figure out where to start exploring. We work together to identify strengths, areas of growth, and both are used to help cultivate a fulfilling life experience. Clients may feel there is a mismatch between their head and hearts so we also work to connect them which in-turn causes less uncertainty and confusion in life choices.
Transitions such as relationships, challenging family dynamics, identity crisis, trauma, career, abuse, divorce, loss, and grief.
Often a question asked prior to counseling is, am I thriving or simply surviving? Individuals question their life path and need help to figure out where to start exploring. We work together to identify strengths, areas of growth, and both are used to help cultivate a fulfilling life experience. Clients may feel there is a mismatch between their head and hearts so we also work to connect them which in-turn causes less uncertainty and confusion in life choices.
(952) 900-4201 View (952) 900-4201

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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.