Domestic Abuse Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

Jean Caine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Jean Stanton Caine, LCSW, LMFT, a Menninger trained family therapist, specializes in many issues affecting individuals and families i.e.: grief, illness, sexual and physical abuse, marital stress, child and adolescent problems. She has an eclectic researched approach in her family practice using both short term and long-term therapy. Jean has been in practice for 25 years. She has been past president on St. Louis MAMFT board and the Missouri board of Family Therapy. She has taught for 20 years at Washington University. Jean does accept most insurance plans.
Jean Stanton Caine, LCSW, LMFT, a Menninger trained family therapist, specializes in many issues affecting individuals and families i.e.: grief, illness, sexual and physical abuse, marital stress, child and adolescent problems. She has an eclectic researched approach in her family practice using both short term and long-term therapy. Jean has been in practice for 25 years. She has been past president on St. Louis MAMFT board and the Missouri board of Family Therapy. She has taught for 20 years at Washington University. Jean does accept most insurance plans.
(314) 828-2601 View (314) 828-2601
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Marvin Steven Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63136
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in full-time private practice. I have experience working with patients from adolescence onward in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. In addition, I have experience with clients that are perpetrators of domestic abuse, incarcerated males and the elderly.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in full-time private practice. I have experience working with patients from adolescence onward in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. In addition, I have experience with clients that are perpetrators of domestic abuse, incarcerated males and the elderly.
(314) 382-9318 View (314) 382-9318
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Krystal Schuette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Are you struggling because of something that happened in the recent or distant past? Have you experienced something traumatic like abuse, combat, physical violence, rape or robbery? Do you view the world negatively? Have you re-experienced the past or feel like 'it's happening all over again"? Do you avoid things you used to do for fear of being reminded of the past? Do you hate when people bring it up? You may be struggling with trauma triggers.
Are you struggling because of something that happened in the recent or distant past? Have you experienced something traumatic like abuse, combat, physical violence, rape or robbery? Do you view the world negatively? Have you re-experienced the past or feel like 'it's happening all over again"? Do you avoid things you used to do for fear of being reminded of the past? Do you hate when people bring it up? You may be struggling with trauma triggers.
(314) 310-2738 View (314) 310-2738
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Kristie M Tyson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146
My commitment is to facilitate health and wellness as you deal with your life's situation or circumstance (anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, life transitions, grief, and relationships).
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
My commitment is to facilitate health and wellness as you deal with your life's situation or circumstance (anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, life transitions, grief, and relationships).
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
(314) 207-4614 View (314) 207-4614
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Tommy Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
(314) 300-0335 View (314) 300-0335
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Katie Lorenz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I also work with people experiencing depression, ADHD, behavior disorders in children and adolescents, special needs, job loss, grief, and abuse.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
I also work with people experiencing depression, ADHD, behavior disorders in children and adolescents, special needs, job loss, grief, and abuse.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
(314) 907-1834 View (314) 907-1834
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Norinee Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I have provided individual and group counseling for varies populations such as, the homeless, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and LGBTQIA+ communities.
My Ideal client is you! I work well with varies populations to ensure understanding, empathy and process in all my sessions.
I have provided individual and group counseling for varies populations such as, the homeless, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and LGBTQIA+ communities.
My Ideal client is you! I work well with varies populations to ensure understanding, empathy and process in all my sessions.
(314) 742-7544 View (314) 742-7544
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Amy Lyons Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
I have a special interest in working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and all types of trauma.
We all experience hardships in our personal lives, professional lives and relationships that can leave us feeling stressed, confused, isolated, anxious or depressed. Many people experience shame about seeing a therapist or feel they should handle emotional or mental issues on their own. I want to reassure you that we can all use a little help sometimes and we aren't meant to go through it alone. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment.
I have a special interest in working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and all types of trauma.
We all experience hardships in our personal lives, professional lives and relationships that can leave us feeling stressed, confused, isolated, anxious or depressed. Many people experience shame about seeing a therapist or feel they should handle emotional or mental issues on their own. I want to reassure you that we can all use a little help sometimes and we aren't meant to go through it alone. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where my clients can work through the difficulties in life without judgment.
(205) 598-7843 View (205) 598-7843
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Roberta Kerosevic
Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Specialities include: anxiety, depression, postpartum, mood and personality disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, substance abuse, eating disorders, personal relationships (family, friend, romantic), and social issues.
Have open availability for winter 2024! Sliding scale and some Medicaid; can be weekly or every other week sessions. My goals are to give clients and their families tools, and offer genuine support in daily and/or lifelong struggles. My belief is that change is possible for anyone, but the client and their loved ones need to have an open mind, and believe in love and support. Getting out of your comfort zone is a guarantee, and therapy is the first step. I will work with you and others who support you to reach your goals and make changes that lead to lifelong healthy habits of self care and thriving personal relationships.
Specialities include: anxiety, depression, postpartum, mood and personality disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, substance abuse, eating disorders, personal relationships (family, friend, romantic), and social issues.
Have open availability for winter 2024! Sliding scale and some Medicaid; can be weekly or every other week sessions. My goals are to give clients and their families tools, and offer genuine support in daily and/or lifelong struggles. My belief is that change is possible for anyone, but the client and their loved ones need to have an open mind, and believe in love and support. Getting out of your comfort zone is a guarantee, and therapy is the first step. I will work with you and others who support you to reach your goals and make changes that lead to lifelong healthy habits of self care and thriving personal relationships.
(314) 408-5054 View (314) 408-5054
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Karen Lynn Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I've worked with foreign and domestic adoptions and am experienced with the issues that arise.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
I've worked with foreign and domestic adoptions and am experienced with the issues that arise.
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
(314) 403-1437 View (314) 403-1437
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Jennifer Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
I consider divorce, emotional/psychological abuse, and anxiety my specialties.
My focus is developing a relationship with my clients that becomes the foundation for transformation. My work is guided by the belief that much in life is related to the core need of knowing and being known. After addressing physical needs & causes, I often lean into the idea that our thoughts are part of what cause our feelings and behaviors. If we are able to change the way we think about the world, we will be able to change the way we feel and act. Most importantly, having someone who cares walk along side you can make all the difference in the world. Change isn't easy, but seeking help means you don't have to do it alone.
I consider divorce, emotional/psychological abuse, and anxiety my specialties.
My focus is developing a relationship with my clients that becomes the foundation for transformation. My work is guided by the belief that much in life is related to the core need of knowing and being known. After addressing physical needs & causes, I often lean into the idea that our thoughts are part of what cause our feelings and behaviors. If we are able to change the way we think about the world, we will be able to change the way we feel and act. Most importantly, having someone who cares walk along side you can make all the difference in the world. Change isn't easy, but seeking help means you don't have to do it alone.
(314) 828-1408 View (314) 828-1408
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Daniel J Christy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
I take a compassionate approach to counseling focusing on your needs and assisting you with attaining your goals. I practice an eclectic approach utilizing various techniques to best fit you. I enjoy helping you find your inner strength and resiliency that can help you overcome life's problems. I have experience working with people to overcome anxiety issues, substance abuse, and work-life balance. If you want to get the most out of life, overcome your difficulties and reframe negative thoughts so that you can see the positive, I would love to help you.
I take a compassionate approach to counseling focusing on your needs and assisting you with attaining your goals. I practice an eclectic approach utilizing various techniques to best fit you. I enjoy helping you find your inner strength and resiliency that can help you overcome life's problems. I have experience working with people to overcome anxiety issues, substance abuse, and work-life balance. If you want to get the most out of life, overcome your difficulties and reframe negative thoughts so that you can see the positive, I would love to help you.
(314) 526-3693 View (314) 526-3693
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Monica Uthlaut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
*My specialties include: healing trauma through neuroscience; Somatic EMDR; Natural Processing (somatic/body work - a "bottom up" strategy for effectively healing a dysregulated nervous system and trauma, which often presents like "anxiety/depression/mood symptoms"); holistic and integrative nutritional wellness; narcissistic abuse; domestic violence.
Unbeknownst to many, the stigma associated with therapy is lifting. Society is learning and realizing overall health needs to be a non-negotiable. My passion lies in supporting/educating clients on what trauma actually is (and is not) and how to effectively heal. My ideal client is ready to do some hard work and is willing to be challenged. You are curious and brave enough to look inside and identify road blocks, get honest with self, work on vulnerability, improve awareness, and face your fears. Together, we will identify and dig out the roots that no longer serve you and cultivate a healthier and more fulfilling path.
*My specialties include: healing trauma through neuroscience; Somatic EMDR; Natural Processing (somatic/body work - a "bottom up" strategy for effectively healing a dysregulated nervous system and trauma, which often presents like "anxiety/depression/mood symptoms"); holistic and integrative nutritional wellness; narcissistic abuse; domestic violence.
Unbeknownst to many, the stigma associated with therapy is lifting. Society is learning and realizing overall health needs to be a non-negotiable. My passion lies in supporting/educating clients on what trauma actually is (and is not) and how to effectively heal. My ideal client is ready to do some hard work and is willing to be challenged. You are curious and brave enough to look inside and identify road blocks, get honest with self, work on vulnerability, improve awareness, and face your fears. Together, we will identify and dig out the roots that no longer serve you and cultivate a healthier and more fulfilling path.
(314) 310-3429 View (314) 310-3429
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Michelle Vollmar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
I am an individual therapist with 20 years of experience working with survivors of childhood abuse, trauma, and intimate partner violence. More recently, my practice has expanded to focus on anxiety disorders, depression, and perfectionism. I am a trained teacher of Kristen Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion, a former DBT skills group facilitator, and have trained in RO-DBT. Over the past twenty years I have served as a teacher and trainer in settings ranging from elementary to graduate level classrooms and post-graduate continuing education workshops.
I am an individual therapist with 20 years of experience working with survivors of childhood abuse, trauma, and intimate partner violence. More recently, my practice has expanded to focus on anxiety disorders, depression, and perfectionism. I am a trained teacher of Kristen Neff's Mindful Self-Compassion, a former DBT skills group facilitator, and have trained in RO-DBT. Over the past twenty years I have served as a teacher and trainer in settings ranging from elementary to graduate level classrooms and post-graduate continuing education workshops.
(314) 551-9490 View (314) 551-9490
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Gina Howe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
(314) 451-7672 View (314) 451-7672
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Kelly S Diller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Waitlist for new clients
Kelly brings deep compassion and understanding to the counseling experience and walks with her clients through changes that are meaningful and long-lasting. She is passionate about helping women heal from abuse and betrayal, and she recognizes the importance of instilling hope for desired change with regard to relationships and other goals. She loves to work with relationships, anxiety, self-esteem, family counseling, adolescents, identity issues, grief, trauma, depression, anger, and spiritual struggles. Kelly assists her clients in understanding the full context of their situations and she speaks truth in love.
Kelly brings deep compassion and understanding to the counseling experience and walks with her clients through changes that are meaningful and long-lasting. She is passionate about helping women heal from abuse and betrayal, and she recognizes the importance of instilling hope for desired change with regard to relationships and other goals. She loves to work with relationships, anxiety, self-esteem, family counseling, adolescents, identity issues, grief, trauma, depression, anger, and spiritual struggles. Kelly assists her clients in understanding the full context of their situations and she speaks truth in love.
(314) 219-1724 View (314) 219-1724
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Susie Berg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPAT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I have professional training in DBT, CBT, Domestic Violence, Spirituality, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Women's Issues, Marriage and Family and Career Counseling.
I believe a core element of growth lies in the understanding that the only thing you have control over is your thinking and response to any given situation. I seek to provide an atmosphere of non-judgmental support so that you can educate and empower yourself to no longer believe your happiness and contentment lies in anything outside yourself. I invite you, from the heart, to start your journey and discover how to take charge of your wellbeing.
I have professional training in DBT, CBT, Domestic Violence, Spirituality, Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Women's Issues, Marriage and Family and Career Counseling.
I believe a core element of growth lies in the understanding that the only thing you have control over is your thinking and response to any given situation. I seek to provide an atmosphere of non-judgmental support so that you can educate and empower yourself to no longer believe your happiness and contentment lies in anything outside yourself. I invite you, from the heart, to start your journey and discover how to take charge of your wellbeing.
(314) 470-9217 View (314) 470-9217
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Lee Lockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I specialize in the following areas: people who have tried multiple treatments without relief; addictions- alcohol/drugs, sex, relationship, eating, gambling; adolescents/young adults who are self-destructive or act stuck or broken (school/job failures,conduct disorders,alcohol/drug abuse,cutting/burning,eating disorders); serious personality problems; depression; anxiety.
My approach is to help my patients both resolve the issues they bring to my office and help them become more able to prevent or minimize the recurrence of these issues. And, often what people can not see in themselves defeats their genuine attempts to change their lives. My strengths are helping people both see and deal with what really gets in the way of their achieving substantial change. The mind/emotions are often like icebergs- only a small amount is above water to be seen-yet much is unseen and can lead to great damage( a failure to change).
I specialize in the following areas: people who have tried multiple treatments without relief; addictions- alcohol/drugs, sex, relationship, eating, gambling; adolescents/young adults who are self-destructive or act stuck or broken (school/job failures,conduct disorders,alcohol/drug abuse,cutting/burning,eating disorders); serious personality problems; depression; anxiety.
My approach is to help my patients both resolve the issues they bring to my office and help them become more able to prevent or minimize the recurrence of these issues. And, often what people can not see in themselves defeats their genuine attempts to change their lives. My strengths are helping people both see and deal with what really gets in the way of their achieving substantial change. The mind/emotions are often like icebergs- only a small amount is above water to be seen-yet much is unseen and can lead to great damage( a failure to change).
(314) 329-8892 View (314) 329-8892
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Marty C Lintvedt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Waitlist for new clients
Areas of experience include: couples and families in crisis; facing transition; clergy & military dynamics; bereavement; depression; abuse survivors; trauma; relationship and communication difficulties.
I have enjoyed working as a partner in mental health and wellness for over 20 years. It is my hope that as I walk alongside the client he or she will recognize strengths, develop skills, and embrace healing. While I have specialized training in some complex issues, much of the work of a counselor is helping people deal with the everyday struggles most of us face on a daily basis.
Areas of experience include: couples and families in crisis; facing transition; clergy & military dynamics; bereavement; depression; abuse survivors; trauma; relationship and communication difficulties.
I have enjoyed working as a partner in mental health and wellness for over 20 years. It is my hope that as I walk alongside the client he or she will recognize strengths, develop skills, and embrace healing. While I have specialized training in some complex issues, much of the work of a counselor is helping people deal with the everyday struggles most of us face on a daily basis.
(618) 704-7470 View (618) 704-7470
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Helen R Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130  (Online Only)
Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional formal training after her Ph.D. and 41 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, sexual and relationship issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children, adults, victims and perpetrators), compulsive sexual behavior (including porn addiction and partners), dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional formal training after her Ph.D. and 41 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, sexual and relationship issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children, adults, victims and perpetrators), compulsive sexual behavior (including porn addiction and partners), dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
(314) 781-4500 View (314) 781-4500


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.