Domestic Abuse Therapists in Portland, OR

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Allies in Change
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
He also offers a graduate level class on domestic violence at Pacific University.
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
He also offers a graduate level class on domestic violence at Pacific University.
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
(503) 406-1462 View (503) 406-1462
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Jessica Tolleson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
I specialize in effective therapy for individuals who witnessed and/or survived interpersonal violence and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues.
Are you feeling down? Anxious? Stuck? Maybe negative thoughts or worries are impacting your work or even your relationships? At times it can feel like these patterns will never change and yet therapy provides a safe space to process thoughts, feelings and patterns. I create a safe environment through mutual trust and understanding. This opens a space for self-exploration, growth and development. I believe that, in working collaboratively, we can identify problems and personalize your treatment direction. With the right skills, each individual has the capacity to accomplish their goals.
I specialize in effective therapy for individuals who witnessed and/or survived interpersonal violence and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues.
Are you feeling down? Anxious? Stuck? Maybe negative thoughts or worries are impacting your work or even your relationships? At times it can feel like these patterns will never change and yet therapy provides a safe space to process thoughts, feelings and patterns. I create a safe environment through mutual trust and understanding. This opens a space for self-exploration, growth and development. I believe that, in working collaboratively, we can identify problems and personalize your treatment direction. With the right skills, each individual has the capacity to accomplish their goals.
(503) 536-1225 View (503) 536-1225
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Lindsay Howson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
My expertise is in working with adult survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual abuse, family of origin trauma, and survivors of domestic abuse.
The fact that you are visiting this page implies that you have been through and are going through some very difficult, confusing, and painful life experiences. I understand how difficult it is to share these intimate experiences with someone you do not know and I am honored to be the person who is able to partner with you as you strive to heal. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, relationship problems, or suspect that past experiences may be impacting your life, it would be my honor to help you find insight, healing, and joy as you heal. I am fully telehealth and licensed in both Oregon and Colorado.
My expertise is in working with adult survivors of childhood and/or adult sexual abuse, family of origin trauma, and survivors of domestic abuse.
The fact that you are visiting this page implies that you have been through and are going through some very difficult, confusing, and painful life experiences. I understand how difficult it is to share these intimate experiences with someone you do not know and I am honored to be the person who is able to partner with you as you strive to heal. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, relationship problems, or suspect that past experiences may be impacting your life, it would be my honor to help you find insight, healing, and joy as you heal. I am fully telehealth and licensed in both Oregon and Colorado.
(503) 278-5685 View (503) 278-5685
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Shayna MacLean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
(503) 212-6681 View (503) 212-6681
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Susan Anderson
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Are you seeking help going through the hard times in life? Whether you are having relational/marital issues, have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse, struggle with anxiety or depression, or one of many other life issues there can be peace again. I have had more than 15 years experience in the mental health field and love to help clients find to tools to grow strong again. There is hope and you can feel normal again.
Are you seeking help going through the hard times in life? Whether you are having relational/marital issues, have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse, struggle with anxiety or depression, or one of many other life issues there can be peace again. I have had more than 15 years experience in the mental health field and love to help clients find to tools to grow strong again. There is hope and you can feel normal again.
(660) 227-4120 View (660) 227-4120
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Aaron P Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
One of my areas of expertise lies in guiding individuals through the aftermath of trauma and abuse.
As a compassionate clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be challenging. The weight of daily struggles and the echoes of past events can sometimes become overwhelming, leaving you feeling adrift in a sea of confusion, stress, and exhaustion. It's okay to acknowledge these feelings – they're a natural part of being human. However, it's also important to know that you don't have to face them alone. In times of uncertainty and turmoil, psychotherapy offers a path towards clarity, freedom, and relief.
One of my areas of expertise lies in guiding individuals through the aftermath of trauma and abuse.
As a compassionate clinical psychologist, I understand that life's journey can be challenging. The weight of daily struggles and the echoes of past events can sometimes become overwhelming, leaving you feeling adrift in a sea of confusion, stress, and exhaustion. It's okay to acknowledge these feelings – they're a natural part of being human. However, it's also important to know that you don't have to face them alone. In times of uncertainty and turmoil, psychotherapy offers a path towards clarity, freedom, and relief.
(503) 395-3957 View (503) 395-3957
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Sakura Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-A, LCSW, QMHP-R, Intern
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
As a group practice, we have the ability to provide therapy for most issues with specialized areas of Trauma, Social Justice, Multi-cultural concerns, Anxiety, Suicide, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence, Couples Relationship Repair.
At Sakura Counseling, we aspire to create an environment that is all inclusive and provides a safe space for diversity in all forms to untangle the challenges that have been holding you back from being authentically you. We are collaborative in our approach, holding high regard for your experience in your environment, paying close attention to the many systems of our society that play a part in perpetuating oppression.
As a group practice, we have the ability to provide therapy for most issues with specialized areas of Trauma, Social Justice, Multi-cultural concerns, Anxiety, Suicide, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence, Couples Relationship Repair.
At Sakura Counseling, we aspire to create an environment that is all inclusive and provides a safe space for diversity in all forms to untangle the challenges that have been holding you back from being authentically you. We are collaborative in our approach, holding high regard for your experience in your environment, paying close attention to the many systems of our society that play a part in perpetuating oppression.
(971) 206-6273 View (971) 206-6273
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Tom Dooley
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Areas of Specialty: trauma, anxiety, depression, marital issues, domestic violence, anger control, communication, parenting, and spiritual issues.
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
Areas of Specialty: trauma, anxiety, depression, marital issues, domestic violence, anger control, communication, parenting, and spiritual issues.
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
(360) 513-7398 View (360) 513-7398
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Kim Randle
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I am passionate about the work I do and have almost a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults experiencing trauma and mental illness. I found my passion for helping people through experiencing my own hardships in life and seek to share not only my professional expertise but my empathy for what it means to overcome adversity. My expertise includes helping people overcome issues around childhood trauma, sexual and domestic violence, military and first responder trauma, and more.
I am passionate about the work I do and have almost a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults experiencing trauma and mental illness. I found my passion for helping people through experiencing my own hardships in life and seek to share not only my professional expertise but my empathy for what it means to overcome adversity. My expertise includes helping people overcome issues around childhood trauma, sexual and domestic violence, military and first responder trauma, and more.
(503) 445-8536 View (503) 445-8536
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Pamela Self
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCI
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a variety of unique and extraordinary adults experiencing mental health challenges, including: Trauma/PTSD, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, first responders, aging, anxiety, anger management, attachment issues, behavioral issues, cognitive challenges, depression, domestic abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
In my experience as a mental health therapist, I have had the honor and privilege to be a part of a person’s life who is struggling with mental health. At a young age, I always had an interest and curiosity in the people I encountered in my life, and this continues to hold true to this day. I am continually amazed and inspired by the courage and resiliency of people. We are all in this beautiful life together and sometimes we just need additional support to help us navigate our complicated world. I am a “think outside the box” kind of therapist and will build treatment plans based upon your needs and what works for you.
I work with a variety of unique and extraordinary adults experiencing mental health challenges, including: Trauma/PTSD, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, first responders, aging, anxiety, anger management, attachment issues, behavioral issues, cognitive challenges, depression, domestic abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
In my experience as a mental health therapist, I have had the honor and privilege to be a part of a person’s life who is struggling with mental health. At a young age, I always had an interest and curiosity in the people I encountered in my life, and this continues to hold true to this day. I am continually amazed and inspired by the courage and resiliency of people. We are all in this beautiful life together and sometimes we just need additional support to help us navigate our complicated world. I am a “think outside the box” kind of therapist and will build treatment plans based upon your needs and what works for you.
(503) 852-2820 View (503) 852-2820
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The Willow Tree Holistic Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97224  (Online Only)
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
(971) 260-3514 View (971) 260-3514
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Tiffany Kettermann
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
We have a full team of staff available to help you address issues related to narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD and trauma.
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, trying to heal from trauma, or need support with gender, identity, or LGBTQ2SIA+ issues? Health Allies specializes in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and trauma. We also have many therapist who specialize and identify with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. If you have struggled with any of the above, we can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place.
We have a full team of staff available to help you address issues related to narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD and trauma.
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, trying to heal from trauma, or need support with gender, identity, or LGBTQ2SIA+ issues? Health Allies specializes in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and trauma. We also have many therapist who specialize and identify with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. If you have struggled with any of the above, we can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place.
(503) 831-9909 View (503) 831-9909
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Rebecca O'Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, low energy, overwhelmed, or angry? Do you feel disconnected in your relationships? Would you like someone to explore your feelings, values, and experiences with? Do you feel your relationship may be abusive, or are you still struggling from a past abusive relationship? I have experience treating anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, trauma, depression, substance abuse and chronic pain, I can help you explore how alcohol and drug use affect your emotional health, and support you in reaching a more balanced place in your life.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, low energy, overwhelmed, or angry? Do you feel disconnected in your relationships? Would you like someone to explore your feelings, values, and experiences with? Do you feel your relationship may be abusive, or are you still struggling from a past abusive relationship? I have experience treating anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, trauma, depression, substance abuse and chronic pain, I can help you explore how alcohol and drug use affect your emotional health, and support you in reaching a more balanced place in your life.
(503) 594-7171 View (503) 594-7171
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Eleni Lazarou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a holistic, trauma-sensitive approach to support the healing of those who have experienced various forms of abuse, interpersonal violence and trauma. I use Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients understand, appreciate and heal the emotional and physiological responses that can come with trauma and PTSD.
I utilize a holistic, trauma-sensitive approach to support the healing of those who have experienced various forms of abuse, interpersonal violence and trauma. I use Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients understand, appreciate and heal the emotional and physiological responses that can come with trauma and PTSD.
(503) 714-3390 View (503) 714-3390
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Kellie Supriano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence for and with survivors of sexual abuse.
I believe that life is a journey and although it is so often wondrous and joyful, it can also present unique challenges for us as human beings. These challenges can leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed, scared and alone at times. Counseling can be supportive in helping to restore emotional balance and deepen our sense of aliveness and well being. In my work with clients, I draw on strategies that assist people in exploring ways that they can move towards self-compassion and a more integrated sense of self.
I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence for and with survivors of sexual abuse.
I believe that life is a journey and although it is so often wondrous and joyful, it can also present unique challenges for us as human beings. These challenges can leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed, scared and alone at times. Counseling can be supportive in helping to restore emotional balance and deepen our sense of aliveness and well being. In my work with clients, I draw on strategies that assist people in exploring ways that they can move towards self-compassion and a more integrated sense of self.
(503) 966-9759 View (503) 966-9759
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Maya Elasady
MSW , CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I work with adults who have experienced trauma, including childhood abuse/neglect, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, migration-related trauma, Complex PTSD, and anxiety and depression.
The willingness to seek support is a courageous step in acknowledging the strength of our vulnerability. Humans were meant to heal together. It is in relation with one another that we discover the necessary connection and compassion to heal past wounds and navigate the challenging circumstances of an unjust society. Unfortunately many of us are also hurt in relationships and struggle to feel safe with others or even know what safety looks like. Therefore, in our sessions we will work together to build a safe and compassionate environment where we can feel heard and seen as we move through our pain accompanied by another.
I work with adults who have experienced trauma, including childhood abuse/neglect, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, migration-related trauma, Complex PTSD, and anxiety and depression.
The willingness to seek support is a courageous step in acknowledging the strength of our vulnerability. Humans were meant to heal together. It is in relation with one another that we discover the necessary connection and compassion to heal past wounds and navigate the challenging circumstances of an unjust society. Unfortunately many of us are also hurt in relationships and struggle to feel safe with others or even know what safety looks like. Therefore, in our sessions we will work together to build a safe and compassionate environment where we can feel heard and seen as we move through our pain accompanied by another.
(971) 231-3149 View (971) 231-3149
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Matt A Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC II
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217
I work with people who have struggled with domestic violence, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, PTSD, addiction, problematic drug or alcohol use, depression, shame, men's issues, and working with systems. I help people achieve the freedom and success that they desire.
I work with people who have struggled with domestic violence, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, PTSD, addiction, problematic drug or alcohol use, depression, shame, men's issues, and working with systems. I help people achieve the freedom and success that they desire.
(503) 966-4040 View (503) 966-4040
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Shelby Lanier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I have experience working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and identities, but there is a special place in my heart for those who have histories of trauma or abuse.
I strive to provide a safety net in therapy, free from judgment and shame, so that my clients feel safe to explore their relational and erotic desires, practice articulating their needs and boundaries in relationships, and touch on any shadowy parts that need attention and grace. As well as being able to provide general individual and couples support in therapy, I have specialized education and training in working with sexual concerns related to sexual dysfunctions, painful sex, shame or anxiety around sex, and improvement in pleasure. I bring a calm, knowledgeable, and sex positive presence to our exploration of sexual intimacy.
I have experience working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and identities, but there is a special place in my heart for those who have histories of trauma or abuse.
I strive to provide a safety net in therapy, free from judgment and shame, so that my clients feel safe to explore their relational and erotic desires, practice articulating their needs and boundaries in relationships, and touch on any shadowy parts that need attention and grace. As well as being able to provide general individual and couples support in therapy, I have specialized education and training in working with sexual concerns related to sexual dysfunctions, painful sex, shame or anxiety around sex, and improvement in pleasure. I bring a calm, knowledgeable, and sex positive presence to our exploration of sexual intimacy.
(503) 447-4698 x1 View (503) 447-4698 x1
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Eric Nada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
I have experience working with teenagers, couples, drug and alcohol addiction, survivors of domestic violence, those struggling with codependency, and those who just seem to have to struggle to keep up with the pace of life.
I am committed and interested in helping my clients strengthen their connections to others while simultaneously developing the tools to create personal feelings of confidence, strength, and fulfullment within themselves. Although I cater to each client specifically, my general plan of action consists of the immediate alleviation of symptoms, in concert with an in-depth look at related patterns established throughout the client's lifetime. In other words, first we can tend to the flower's blossom, but then let us tend to its roots.
I have experience working with teenagers, couples, drug and alcohol addiction, survivors of domestic violence, those struggling with codependency, and those who just seem to have to struggle to keep up with the pace of life.
I am committed and interested in helping my clients strengthen their connections to others while simultaneously developing the tools to create personal feelings of confidence, strength, and fulfullment within themselves. Although I cater to each client specifically, my general plan of action consists of the immediate alleviation of symptoms, in concert with an in-depth look at related patterns established throughout the client's lifetime. In other words, first we can tend to the flower's blossom, but then let us tend to its roots.
(949) 216-8062 View (949) 216-8062
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Anne Sophie Houdek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
Dear Potential Client! Have you lost someone and can't seem to move on? Do you find that unresolved abuse issues still bother you and get in the way of daily functioning? Are you not able to create the intimacy and closeness you desire in relationships and find yourself repeating the same patterns that you know don't work? Is your confidence level not where you want it to be? Do you and your partner struggle with how to best parent? Is anxiety and depression causing you to isolate, worry a lot, lose sleep, feel hopeless? I can help!
Dear Potential Client! Have you lost someone and can't seem to move on? Do you find that unresolved abuse issues still bother you and get in the way of daily functioning? Are you not able to create the intimacy and closeness you desire in relationships and find yourself repeating the same patterns that you know don't work? Is your confidence level not where you want it to be? Do you and your partner struggle with how to best parent? Is anxiety and depression causing you to isolate, worry a lot, lose sleep, feel hopeless? I can help!
(503) 388-5861 View (503) 388-5861
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.