Domestic Abuse Therapists in New York, NY

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Janet A Geller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I treat individuals, couples, trauma, adult survivors of incest and people who abuse their partners as well as abused partners.
When people are in emotional pain, they usually try to "fix it" themselves. Making the decision to see a therapist often occurs when they have run out of options. I believe that seeking professional help is an action of hope. I can listen to people's pain because of my profound belief that therapy offers a second chance for a more satisfying life. Through the process of therapy, I can offer a more satisfying life to people who are experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, unhappiness with their lives and couples who are having difficulty in their relationships.
I treat individuals, couples, trauma, adult survivors of incest and people who abuse their partners as well as abused partners.
When people are in emotional pain, they usually try to "fix it" themselves. Making the decision to see a therapist often occurs when they have run out of options. I believe that seeking professional help is an action of hope. I can listen to people's pain because of my profound belief that therapy offers a second chance for a more satisfying life. Through the process of therapy, I can offer a more satisfying life to people who are experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, unhappiness with their lives and couples who are having difficulty in their relationships.
(917) 809-6128 View (917) 809-6128
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Applied Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
The doctors, therapists and counselors at Applied Behavioral Sciences have decades of experience developing and leading health care and social service programs. They has helped 10's of thousands of people overcome extreme impulsive behaviors such as impulsive anger, impulsive aggression, impulsive sexual behavior, impulsive eating, impulsive shopping, impulsive gambling, domestic violence.
The doctors, therapists and counselors at Applied Behavioral Sciences have decades of experience developing and leading health care and social service programs. They has helped 10's of thousands of people overcome extreme impulsive behaviors such as impulsive anger, impulsive aggression, impulsive sexual behavior, impulsive eating, impulsive shopping, impulsive gambling, domestic violence.
(929) 552-0633 View (929) 552-0633
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Andrea Wainer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R, R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Waitlist for new clients
Andrea is committed to assisting people in rebuilding after narcissistic abuse and domestic violence.
Andrea Wainer is an expert in narcissistic and psychopathic abuse. She provides support and coaching to victims of narcissistic abuse. She has worked and lived abroad (New York, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Tokyo) with people divorcing narcissists. Andrea researches, trains, supervises, and opines in judicial process involving character disordered individuals. She is equipped to identify and coach you to thrive during and after; smear campaigns, blame shifting, gas-lighting, PTSD, forum shopping, victim playing, projecting and other tactics used by character disordered people. She is an expert at identifying red flags.
Andrea is committed to assisting people in rebuilding after narcissistic abuse and domestic violence.
Andrea Wainer is an expert in narcissistic and psychopathic abuse. She provides support and coaching to victims of narcissistic abuse. She has worked and lived abroad (New York, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Tokyo) with people divorcing narcissists. Andrea researches, trains, supervises, and opines in judicial process involving character disordered individuals. She is equipped to identify and coach you to thrive during and after; smear campaigns, blame shifting, gas-lighting, PTSD, forum shopping, victim playing, projecting and other tactics used by character disordered people. She is an expert at identifying red flags.
(914) 331-8079 View (914) 331-8079
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Begin Healing Within, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
My specialty lies in helping individuals heal from narcissistic abuse, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
Are you an individual who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path in life? Perhaps you are struggling within your relationships, or the aftermath of a traumatic event. My ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. They are ready to do the work necessary to unlock their full potential and overcome the barriers to create a fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space where we can explore the roots of their issues and empower them with insight to truly understand themselves and the people they interact with on a more conscious level.
My specialty lies in helping individuals heal from narcissistic abuse, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
Are you an individual who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path in life? Perhaps you are struggling within your relationships, or the aftermath of a traumatic event. My ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. They are ready to do the work necessary to unlock their full potential and overcome the barriers to create a fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space where we can explore the roots of their issues and empower them with insight to truly understand themselves and the people they interact with on a more conscious level.
(941) 214-2832 View (941) 214-2832
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Tiffany Hernandez
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating those with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, domestic abuse, self-esteem, etc.
If you’re interested in developing skills to enhance self-care, new coping methods, or navigating challenging life transitions, you're in the right place. As a Hispanic therapist, I specialize in utilizing diverse approaches to assist individuals from various backgrounds overcome emotional and mental challenges.
I specialize in treating those with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, domestic abuse, self-esteem, etc.
If you’re interested in developing skills to enhance self-care, new coping methods, or navigating challenging life transitions, you're in the right place. As a Hispanic therapist, I specialize in utilizing diverse approaches to assist individuals from various backgrounds overcome emotional and mental challenges.
(929) 202-7250 View (929) 202-7250
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Virginia (Vicki) Perez
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
I utilize various theoretical approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy and range from issues such as substance abuse and recovery, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and self-awareness.
I take a person-centered, motivational approach in my practices. I enjoy working with individuals to navigate every kind of challenge, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. I recognize that you may not only need a cheerleader to celebrate the good, but also to help you push through difficult times. While I believe that pharmacology may be a necessary aid for many, I understands there may be concerns, and is also supportive of those who wish to seek healing through non-medicated means. I am willing to help you find the most appropriate and comfortable option.
I utilize various theoretical approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy and range from issues such as substance abuse and recovery, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and self-awareness.
I take a person-centered, motivational approach in my practices. I enjoy working with individuals to navigate every kind of challenge, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. I recognize that you may not only need a cheerleader to celebrate the good, but also to help you push through difficult times. While I believe that pharmacology may be a necessary aid for many, I understands there may be concerns, and is also supportive of those who wish to seek healing through non-medicated means. I am willing to help you find the most appropriate and comfortable option.
(704) 703-4559 View (704) 703-4559
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Applied Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
The team of doctors therapists & counselors & ABS have decades of experience developing and leading healthcare and social service programs throughout New York and surrounding tri state areas. The clinicians at ABS have helped many 10's of thousands of people overcome extreme impulsive behaviors such as impulsive anger, impulsive aggression, impulsive sexual behavior, impulsive eating, impulsive shopping, impulsive gambling, domestic violence. Your therapy is held in strict confidence.
The team of doctors therapists & counselors & ABS have decades of experience developing and leading healthcare and social service programs throughout New York and surrounding tri state areas. The clinicians at ABS have helped many 10's of thousands of people overcome extreme impulsive behaviors such as impulsive anger, impulsive aggression, impulsive sexual behavior, impulsive eating, impulsive shopping, impulsive gambling, domestic violence. Your therapy is held in strict confidence.
(347) 625-8753 View (347) 625-8753
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Eri Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people who have experienced interpersonal violence such as abuse in childhood, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in the U.S., Japan and Europe. I provide psychotherapy for adults who experience relationship issues, difficulty coping after a stressful event and life transitions. I draw from relational, insight-oriented, cognitive and trauma-focused approaches and am committed to creating a safe, supportive and collaborative environment.
In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people who have experienced interpersonal violence such as abuse in childhood, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in the U.S., Japan and Europe. I provide psychotherapy for adults who experience relationship issues, difficulty coping after a stressful event and life transitions. I draw from relational, insight-oriented, cognitive and trauma-focused approaches and am committed to creating a safe, supportive and collaborative environment.
(917) 563-4937 View (917) 563-4937
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Brittany White
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I have specialized, extensive experience working with trauma, including healthcare workers, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and military combat.
Here is how I see it- every one of us has encountered unique challenges in our lives that have led us to how we are feeling and functioning in this moment. Often times, these challenges lead us to be harsh, inflexible, and unforgiving to ourselves, resulting in unwanted consequences in our relationships with ourselves, others, our work, and our families. My goal with clients is to help you gain knowledge, skills, and compassion as we explore these challenges and find new ways for you to relate to yourself and the world.
I have specialized, extensive experience working with trauma, including healthcare workers, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and military combat.
Here is how I see it- every one of us has encountered unique challenges in our lives that have led us to how we are feeling and functioning in this moment. Often times, these challenges lead us to be harsh, inflexible, and unforgiving to ourselves, resulting in unwanted consequences in our relationships with ourselves, others, our work, and our families. My goal with clients is to help you gain knowledge, skills, and compassion as we explore these challenges and find new ways for you to relate to yourself and the world.
(929) 264-5348 View (929) 264-5348
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Touchstone SVC Private Practitioners Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAFP, SIFI
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
We are a group of Psychotherapists, each one specializing in a different area, to be able to provide expert treatment in specific needed areas. We have specialists trained in modalities such as Forensic, Addictions, Trauma, EMDR, Etc.We provide ongoing assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and treatment planning to a socio-culturally diverse adult and adolescent population diagnosed with a full-spectrum of psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety-related disorders, substance abuse and dependence, PTSD, ADHD, Post-Partum Depression, Trauma related issues, Family and relationship issues etc.
We are a group of Psychotherapists, each one specializing in a different area, to be able to provide expert treatment in specific needed areas. We have specialists trained in modalities such as Forensic, Addictions, Trauma, EMDR, Etc.We provide ongoing assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and treatment planning to a socio-culturally diverse adult and adolescent population diagnosed with a full-spectrum of psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety-related disorders, substance abuse and dependence, PTSD, ADHD, Post-Partum Depression, Trauma related issues, Family and relationship issues etc.
(929) 552-4542 View (929) 552-4542
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Maggie Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Maggie specializes in working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, in addition to working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Integral Feya Psychotherapist, Psychedelic Assisted Therapist & Complex Trauma Specialist. Maggie is a Licensed Integral Psychotherapist at Feya Health where she practices an integrative psychotherapeutic approach with her clients. As part of her practice, she incorporates a strong clinical approach with Ketamine & Oxytocin Assisted Psychotherapy. Maggie received a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University with an emphasis on trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist practice.
Maggie specializes in working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, in addition to working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Integral Feya Psychotherapist, Psychedelic Assisted Therapist & Complex Trauma Specialist. Maggie is a Licensed Integral Psychotherapist at Feya Health where she practices an integrative psychotherapeutic approach with her clients. As part of her practice, she incorporates a strong clinical approach with Ketamine & Oxytocin Assisted Psychotherapy. Maggie received a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University with an emphasis on trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist practice.
(929) 205-3794 View (929) 205-3794
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Elizabeth S Cramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, work or relationship issues, communication difficulties, substance abuse in your close friends or family, I would be glad to meet with you on an individual basis to see if we might work well together toward the goals you define for yourself. I also work with parents and their adult children who want to improve their relationships. My style is warm, interactive and compassionate.
If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, work or relationship issues, communication difficulties, substance abuse in your close friends or family, I would be glad to meet with you on an individual basis to see if we might work well together toward the goals you define for yourself. I also work with parents and their adult children who want to improve their relationships. My style is warm, interactive and compassionate.
(646) 386-2152 View (646) 386-2152
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Jaclyn Bencivenga
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
I have worked with people struggling with various different issues such as relationship/marriage problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorders, to name a few.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state(s) of Florida and NY. I hold a master’s of science in mental health counseling from Touro College and have been working to help better the lives of individuals professionally for the past 8 years. Helping others has always been a passion of mine and I take pride in my ability to do so.
I have worked with people struggling with various different issues such as relationship/marriage problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorders, to name a few.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state(s) of Florida and NY. I hold a master’s of science in mental health counseling from Touro College and have been working to help better the lives of individuals professionally for the past 8 years. Helping others has always been a passion of mine and I take pride in my ability to do so.
(347) 431-0877 View (347) 431-0877
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Edward Elder
Counselor, MDiv, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I use a psychodynamic approach which integrates spirituality and psychotherapy, helping people who struggle with depression, loneliness, sexual abuse, drug addiction. I help couples and families learn to communicate their needs and feelings effectively. I work with gay men and lesbians seeking to integrate their sexual identity, as well as those working to enhance their relationships. I work extensively with people suffering from chronic illnesses (e.g. AIDS) and those who care for them. I am a Member of AAMFT, ACPE, and EGPS and have certificates in Pastoral Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy.
I use a psychodynamic approach which integrates spirituality and psychotherapy, helping people who struggle with depression, loneliness, sexual abuse, drug addiction. I help couples and families learn to communicate their needs and feelings effectively. I work with gay men and lesbians seeking to integrate their sexual identity, as well as those working to enhance their relationships. I work extensively with people suffering from chronic illnesses (e.g. AIDS) and those who care for them. I am a Member of AAMFT, ACPE, and EGPS and have certificates in Pastoral Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy.
(646) 760-8396 View (646) 760-8396
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The Bad Indian Therapist
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I use trauma therapy with South Asian Americans who come from insular communities and have survived cultural shame, violence, and adversity.
Calling all South Asian Misfits who feel like they don't belong: Being yourself does not make you "less" of a South Asian; it makes you a more genuine one. If you have been ever labeled the "Black sheep" of your community or family, been told that you are "Too South Asian", or "Not South Asian enough", you belong right here! That's why I go by "The Bad Indian Therapist", because as someone who was raised Indian and Catholic, I've also been called these things too. I'm here to tell you that sometimes it's OK to be "bad", and even if we did everything right, we're still going to make mistakes. So, let's be "bad" together!
I use trauma therapy with South Asian Americans who come from insular communities and have survived cultural shame, violence, and adversity.
Calling all South Asian Misfits who feel like they don't belong: Being yourself does not make you "less" of a South Asian; it makes you a more genuine one. If you have been ever labeled the "Black sheep" of your community or family, been told that you are "Too South Asian", or "Not South Asian enough", you belong right here! That's why I go by "The Bad Indian Therapist", because as someone who was raised Indian and Catholic, I've also been called these things too. I'm here to tell you that sometimes it's OK to be "bad", and even if we did everything right, we're still going to make mistakes. So, let's be "bad" together!
(631) 540-1042 View (631) 540-1042
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Sherie L Seff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
My name is Sherie L. Seff and I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in Trauma, Weight Loss Surgery, Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse. I am trained in AEDP, Core Self Reclamation Therapy/Fierce Love with a psychodynamic/relational background which I believe paves the way for long term personal growth, success and healing. My office is located in the Columbus Circle area convenient to all major subway lines. I have flexible office hours including Saturdays and Sundays. I offer reasonable session fees based on mental health, and financial need. I can be reached at 646-265-3633.
My name is Sherie L. Seff and I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in Trauma, Weight Loss Surgery, Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse. I am trained in AEDP, Core Self Reclamation Therapy/Fierce Love with a psychodynamic/relational background which I believe paves the way for long term personal growth, success and healing. My office is located in the Columbus Circle area convenient to all major subway lines. I have flexible office hours including Saturdays and Sundays. I offer reasonable session fees based on mental health, and financial need. I can be reached at 646-265-3633.
(646) 600-5012 View (646) 600-5012
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Leah Nordman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I’ve also worked with survivors of gender-based violence, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and PTSD.
Welcome! I subscribe to the power of the mind-body connection and holistic practices to achieve healing. Have you ever felt stress in your shoulders or anxiety in your hands? That’s the mind-body connection! I encourage you to tap into your body and offer somatic and behavioral tools to complement our talk therapy work. Therapy is collaborative. Together, we’ll create a welcoming space for partnership and growth. You’ll guide your own care, and I’ll provide support as you work toward your goals. I practice from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive mindset that honors your dynamic personal history.
I’ve also worked with survivors of gender-based violence, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and PTSD.
Welcome! I subscribe to the power of the mind-body connection and holistic practices to achieve healing. Have you ever felt stress in your shoulders or anxiety in your hands? That’s the mind-body connection! I encourage you to tap into your body and offer somatic and behavioral tools to complement our talk therapy work. Therapy is collaborative. Together, we’ll create a welcoming space for partnership and growth. You’ll guide your own care, and I’ll provide support as you work toward your goals. I practice from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive mindset that honors your dynamic personal history.
(332) 529-7877 View (332) 529-7877
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Meridian Mental Health Counseling PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
Having previously worked with clients who have experienced loss, abuse, and other disruptive events in their lives, I am very sensitive to how these experiences can affect and shape future perspectives.
You may choose therapy for multiple reasons. Whether you are here to resolve relationship conflicts, life transition, loss, or to manage stressors with work, taking this first step can be quite challenging as well as rewarding. Dealing with life problems is often the most challenging aspect of our daily lives; problems often become bigger when you try to ignore them. My goal is to help you understand and overcome these problems. Together, we will work through your vulnerabilities, fears, and beliefs to have a better understanding of how things can be improved.
Having previously worked with clients who have experienced loss, abuse, and other disruptive events in their lives, I am very sensitive to how these experiences can affect and shape future perspectives.
You may choose therapy for multiple reasons. Whether you are here to resolve relationship conflicts, life transition, loss, or to manage stressors with work, taking this first step can be quite challenging as well as rewarding. Dealing with life problems is often the most challenging aspect of our daily lives; problems often become bigger when you try to ignore them. My goal is to help you understand and overcome these problems. Together, we will work through your vulnerabilities, fears, and beliefs to have a better understanding of how things can be improved.
(347) 334-6638 View (347) 334-6638
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Natalie Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005  (Online Only)
Natalie Cruz specializes in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Women's Health, Men's Health, Stress Management, Coping with Addictions, Family Conflicts, Trauma and Abuse, Coping with Grief and Loss, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Coping with Life Changes, Compassion Fatigue, Career Difficulties, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem and Confidence.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Natalie and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Natalie received her Master of Health and Mental Health Field of Practice at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College City University of New York. Natalie has a certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has experience in Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychoanalytical Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
Natalie Cruz specializes in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Women's Health, Men's Health, Stress Management, Coping with Addictions, Family Conflicts, Trauma and Abuse, Coping with Grief and Loss, LGBTQIA+ Issues, Coping with Life Changes, Compassion Fatigue, Career Difficulties, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem and Confidence.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Natalie and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Natalie received her Master of Health and Mental Health Field of Practice at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College City University of New York. Natalie has a certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has experience in Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychoanalytical Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
(415) 403-2156 View (415) 403-2156
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Jim Stangarone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
This experience includes, but is not limited to mental health and addictions, Complex PTSD, and survivors of trauma and/or Narcissistic abuse.
Whether you are deciding begin therapy or looking to continue, I consider this decision to be a tremendous act of courage. To be in therapy is to admit to yourself and another person that you are tired of your current situation, and you want change.
This experience includes, but is not limited to mental health and addictions, Complex PTSD, and survivors of trauma and/or Narcissistic abuse.
Whether you are deciding begin therapy or looking to continue, I consider this decision to be a tremendous act of courage. To be in therapy is to admit to yourself and another person that you are tired of your current situation, and you want change.
(332) 248-0805 View (332) 248-0805
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.