Domestic Abuse Therapists in Tacoma, WA

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Tracey Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98422
Tracey offers supportive, caring, solution- focused methods and has a special gift to heal those who have suffered from emotional, physical, sexual abuse, and trauma issues.
Tracey's calling is to comfort the hurting, to heal the broken hearted, and help people find peace........ Therapy is a powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; strengthen relationships; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict. Together we will work on modifying negative thinking and self destructive behaviors, build self esteem and better thoughts; enhance intimacy, foster self discovery; and help to improve one's overall quality of life experiences.
Tracey offers supportive, caring, solution- focused methods and has a special gift to heal those who have suffered from emotional, physical, sexual abuse, and trauma issues.
Tracey's calling is to comfort the hurting, to heal the broken hearted, and help people find peace........ Therapy is a powerful experience of growth and change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers to successfully reduce stress, anxiety, and depression; strengthen relationships; resolve grief, past traumas, and internal conflict. Together we will work on modifying negative thinking and self destructive behaviors, build self esteem and better thoughts; enhance intimacy, foster self discovery; and help to improve one's overall quality of life experiences.
(253) 292-6201 View (253) 292-6201
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Psychological Health Consultants & Services, LLC
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98409  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, specializing in trauma, narcissist abuse recovery & education, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence and women's issues.
I am a retired Senior Leader of the US Army. I consider myself an eclectic therapist with a sense of humor and do not believe one size fits all. I draw from various theories and use different therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems Theories, Solution Focused, Brief Solution Focused as well as Behavior Activation techniques. I use the client center approach and use resources and support systems available for the client. I also assist with providing resources and connecting clients to their community. My specialization is in narcissist abuse education and recovery.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, specializing in trauma, narcissist abuse recovery & education, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence and women's issues.
I am a retired Senior Leader of the US Army. I consider myself an eclectic therapist with a sense of humor and do not believe one size fits all. I draw from various theories and use different therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Systems Theories, Solution Focused, Brief Solution Focused as well as Behavior Activation techniques. I use the client center approach and use resources and support systems available for the client. I also assist with providing resources and connecting clients to their community. My specialization is in narcissist abuse education and recovery.
(253) 259-3315 View (253) 259-3315
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Jennifer Drake
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
I strive to create an environment that encourages growth and healing. Issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/ loss, abuse, trauma, domestic violence, anger, relationship and identity crisis leave one feeling depressed and alone. Working closely with individuals, couples, and families, together we will face life's struggles. My experience as a family therapist has provided me with extensive opportunity to work with families and children in the foster care system, or those families at risk of children being removed from the home. Additionally, working as a mental health professional in hospital emergency rooms has provided hands on crisis intervention with individuals facing extreme emotional situations.
I strive to create an environment that encourages growth and healing. Issues such as anxiety, depression, grief/ loss, abuse, trauma, domestic violence, anger, relationship and identity crisis leave one feeling depressed and alone. Working closely with individuals, couples, and families, together we will face life's struggles. My experience as a family therapist has provided me with extensive opportunity to work with families and children in the foster care system, or those families at risk of children being removed from the home. Additionally, working as a mental health professional in hospital emergency rooms has provided hands on crisis intervention with individuals facing extreme emotional situations.
(253) 252-5079 View (253) 252-5079
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Sara Elkington
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98403
Sara Elkington MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health therapist currently building a practice in Tacoma, Washington. She has specialized in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms, post-trauma reactions, intimate partner abuse recovery, ADHD-related concerns, and those living with a life-changing medical condition or chronic illness. She firmly believes in the power of therapy to promote self-growth and resilience. Sara is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for her clients to explore their experiences and foster healing.
Sara Elkington MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health therapist currently building a practice in Tacoma, Washington. She has specialized in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms, post-trauma reactions, intimate partner abuse recovery, ADHD-related concerns, and those living with a life-changing medical condition or chronic illness. She firmly believes in the power of therapy to promote self-growth and resilience. Sara is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for her clients to explore their experiences and foster healing.
(206) 973-7804 View (206) 973-7804
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Cameron Shivers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98467
Discovering Your True Self: Empowering Women’s Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationships: My life's greatest passion is helping others discover their true selves. Together, we will explore your experiences and find ways to unleash your most genuine self, even in a world that doesn't always appreciate authenticity. I specialize in women's mental health and interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution, marriage and couples counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse. My counseling sessions are tailored to create a supportive environment where women can flourish.
Discovering Your True Self: Empowering Women’s Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationships: My life's greatest passion is helping others discover their true selves. Together, we will explore your experiences and find ways to unleash your most genuine self, even in a world that doesn't always appreciate authenticity. I specialize in women's mental health and interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution, marriage and couples counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse. My counseling sessions are tailored to create a supportive environment where women can flourish.
(206) 457-1728 View (206) 457-1728
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Sound Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DVC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
I provide court ordered domestic violence, mental health, and substance use assessments.
Now accepting new clients! My theoretical approach is one of self-awareness. Having a healthy relationship with you in order to have healthy relationships with others. The modalities I use the most are CBT, DBT, and ACT. Learn how to communicate more effectively and live an intentional life. We address trauma, boundaries, emotional self-management, and how to have relationships that work. LGBTQA+ friendly. As a certified domestic violence, and substance use clinician, I am well versed in trauma informed care and systems needs.
I provide court ordered domestic violence, mental health, and substance use assessments.
Now accepting new clients! My theoretical approach is one of self-awareness. Having a healthy relationship with you in order to have healthy relationships with others. The modalities I use the most are CBT, DBT, and ACT. Learn how to communicate more effectively and live an intentional life. We address trauma, boundaries, emotional self-management, and how to have relationships that work. LGBTQA+ friendly. As a certified domestic violence, and substance use clinician, I am well versed in trauma informed care and systems needs.
(253) 286-0992 View (253) 286-0992
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Rebecca Yarmuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have experience with structured decision-making processes using Functional Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy and Trauma Focused-CBT. I maintain a broad specialty in my practice with an emphasis on trauma, abuse, and family.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have experience with structured decision-making processes using Functional Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy and Trauma Focused-CBT. I maintain a broad specialty in my practice with an emphasis on trauma, abuse, and family.
(253) 884-8966 View (253) 884-8966
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Loving Kindness Family Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98409
Some areas of focus in therapy: depression and anxiety, stress reduction, relationship problems, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital problems, behavioral problems in children, ADD & ADHD, parenting.
There are times in our lives that sometimes we just need a listening ear. There are other times when life comes at you fast with experiences and challenges that can be difficult to face alone. I am 100% committed to helping you find that extra help you need. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate place for you to feel comfortable in sharing and expressing yourself.
Some areas of focus in therapy: depression and anxiety, stress reduction, relationship problems, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital problems, behavioral problems in children, ADD & ADHD, parenting.
There are times in our lives that sometimes we just need a listening ear. There are other times when life comes at you fast with experiences and challenges that can be difficult to face alone. I am 100% committed to helping you find that extra help you need. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate place for you to feel comfortable in sharing and expressing yourself.
(253) 655-2265 View (253) 655-2265
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Stacia Vierra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with adult survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault to process trauma and begin a path toward healing.
Accepting new clients. I love being able to provide alternative perspectives to the way that individuals view themselves, especially when they feel like they are not enough. I will help you to develop tools to navigate difficult emotions, process past traumas, or address relationship issues. My goal is to help you find your inner strength and feel in control of your life.
I am passionate about working with adult survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault to process trauma and begin a path toward healing.
Accepting new clients. I love being able to provide alternative perspectives to the way that individuals view themselves, especially when they feel like they are not enough. I will help you to develop tools to navigate difficult emotions, process past traumas, or address relationship issues. My goal is to help you find your inner strength and feel in control of your life.
(253) 264-3984 View (253) 264-3984
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Jenny Grace Shaw
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CSC, HHP, NBCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98421
My Specialized focus include challenges with Disordered Eating, Body Image, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Self-Harming, Depression, Relationships, Co-Dependency, Whole-self Wellness; Mind, Body, and Spirit, addictions, abuse, and trauma, PTSD, Identity Empowerment, Anxiety, and Depression.
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost"unsure of I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated, and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak--just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
My Specialized focus include challenges with Disordered Eating, Body Image, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Self-Harming, Depression, Relationships, Co-Dependency, Whole-self Wellness; Mind, Body, and Spirit, addictions, abuse, and trauma, PTSD, Identity Empowerment, Anxiety, and Depression.
We all experience speed bumps during our life journey. Though it may seem we are "lost"unsure of I believe the powers we are looking for are inside YOU! One simply needs to be validated, and to strengthen the emotional "muscles" that have grown weak--just as we exercise our bodies and our minds, we must exercise our emotional I truly believe we can not experience long term health unless we pay close attention to our Mind, Body and Spirit--the Emotional; our humanness. when we honor our truths, we will achieve our Authentic Self! I look forward to helping guide you towards your personal, goals. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOU
(808) 736-4177 View (808) 736-4177
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Brooke Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
My clinical training and specialty focus includes military/veteran/LEO focused trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, intimate partner violence, divorce care, parent/child relationships, and sexual abuse. I draw from a range of therapeutic treatment modalities to tailor therapy to you and your strengths as an individual. The primary evidence-based protocols I utilize in my practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, and Prolonged Exposure.
My clinical training and specialty focus includes military/veteran/LEO focused trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, intimate partner violence, divorce care, parent/child relationships, and sexual abuse. I draw from a range of therapeutic treatment modalities to tailor therapy to you and your strengths as an individual. The primary evidence-based protocols I utilize in my practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, and Prolonged Exposure.
(253) 352-4359 View (253) 352-4359
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Karen Beth Acheson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings and welcome. I'm Dr. Karen Beth Acheson, Ph.D., and I have over 20 years of experience bringing warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to help empower people to make healthy changes in their lives. My primary focus is adult psychotherapy. My style is down-to-earth; I draw from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & mindfulness-based therapies. My specialty areas include: Depression; Bipolar (manic) Depression; Anxiety; Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); and Emotional/Sexual/physical Abuse. Also, I am now blending my lifelong passion for animals, including a B.S. in Animal Science, with
Greetings and welcome. I'm Dr. Karen Beth Acheson, Ph.D., and I have over 20 years of experience bringing warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor to help empower people to make healthy changes in their lives. My primary focus is adult psychotherapy. My style is down-to-earth; I draw from humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & mindfulness-based therapies. My specialty areas include: Depression; Bipolar (manic) Depression; Anxiety; Trauma (including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); and Emotional/Sexual/physical Abuse. Also, I am now blending my lifelong passion for animals, including a B.S. in Animal Science, with
(253) 215-6726 View (253) 215-6726
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Jennifer Lynn Warwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98409  (Online Only)
Please EMAIL for new appointments. I am a clinical social worker with a passion for helping clients tap into their inner strengths and learn skills to lead a healthy, empowered life. I have experience in the areas of self-esteem, depression/anxiety, and general life stress as well as supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. I use solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approaches that help clients build capacity to address life concerns in accessible, sustainable ways. I also incorporate somatic practices (yoga, breathwork, body awareness) into sessions to help support the holistic wellbeing of clients.
Please EMAIL for new appointments. I am a clinical social worker with a passion for helping clients tap into their inner strengths and learn skills to lead a healthy, empowered life. I have experience in the areas of self-esteem, depression/anxiety, and general life stress as well as supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. I use solution-focused, cognitive behavioral approaches that help clients build capacity to address life concerns in accessible, sustainable ways. I also incorporate somatic practices (yoga, breathwork, body awareness) into sessions to help support the holistic wellbeing of clients.
(253) 649-6711 View (253) 649-6711
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W Michael Rogers
Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98466
Specialty areas include: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR); posttraumatic stress, domestic & interpersonal violence; gender & sexual orientation issues; depression & anxiety; chemical addition; adjustment problems; grief & loss.
Welcome! A good fit is the most important thing in counseling. Positive and sustainable change can happen only when safety is experienced. I am a licensed psychologist and an authentic person. I strive to be present and to listen to you in session. Psychotherapy is developed individually in a safe, supportive, empowering way, in a collaborative environment, and at a pace that feels safe and supportive to you. Assessment services are also offered, including personality, brief cognitive, ADHD/ADD, and disability. Please review my website for additional information (www.drmichaelrogers.com).
Specialty areas include: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR); posttraumatic stress, domestic & interpersonal violence; gender & sexual orientation issues; depression & anxiety; chemical addition; adjustment problems; grief & loss.
Welcome! A good fit is the most important thing in counseling. Positive and sustainable change can happen only when safety is experienced. I am a licensed psychologist and an authentic person. I strive to be present and to listen to you in session. Psychotherapy is developed individually in a safe, supportive, empowering way, in a collaborative environment, and at a pace that feels safe and supportive to you. Assessment services are also offered, including personality, brief cognitive, ADHD/ADD, and disability. Please review my website for additional information (www.drmichaelrogers.com).
(253) 352-4458 View (253) 352-4458
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Dave Schmitz-Binnall
LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98401  (Online Only)
This includes emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and neglect, in both childhood and adulthood, and the resulting PTSD symptoms and its relationship to addictions.
My clients tell me that my counseling style combines my intelligence, intuitive sense, gentle-ness and "real-ness" in a way that creates trust and produces results. I am non-judgemental and able to adapt my approach to any type of person and any type of need. I work well with all genders, and people from any type of background. I have an affirmative approach to LBTQ issues and challenges. Give me a call, or email me, and we can get together, at no charge, and see if we're a good fit for one another.
This includes emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and neglect, in both childhood and adulthood, and the resulting PTSD symptoms and its relationship to addictions.
My clients tell me that my counseling style combines my intelligence, intuitive sense, gentle-ness and "real-ness" in a way that creates trust and produces results. I am non-judgemental and able to adapt my approach to any type of person and any type of need. I work well with all genders, and people from any type of background. I have an affirmative approach to LBTQ issues and challenges. Give me a call, or email me, and we can get together, at no charge, and see if we're a good fit for one another.
(360) 614-2504 View (360) 614-2504
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Anahita F Armin
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98401
I worked on a variety of issues including Domestic Violence, Depression, Adolescence issues, Relationship counseling, Family counseling and more.
Life is hard; no one said it would be easy. Nothing that has value comes easily. It seems the things that can bring us lasting joy are the things we have to work to achieve. We are all unique in history. Where we come from, which family, which culture, impacted who we are and who we will or have become. Yet, all of us are the same in that we need human interaction. We come into this world seeking others, touch, interaction. We are neither meant to be or have to be completely alone. *(I am an approved WA State Supervisor and am currently taking on LMHCA supervisees).
I worked on a variety of issues including Domestic Violence, Depression, Adolescence issues, Relationship counseling, Family counseling and more.
Life is hard; no one said it would be easy. Nothing that has value comes easily. It seems the things that can bring us lasting joy are the things we have to work to achieve. We are all unique in history. Where we come from, which family, which culture, impacted who we are and who we will or have become. Yet, all of us are the same in that we need human interaction. We come into this world seeking others, touch, interaction. We are neither meant to be or have to be completely alone. *(I am an approved WA State Supervisor and am currently taking on LMHCA supervisees).
(253) 218-1731 View (253) 218-1731
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Yolanda Villegas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98422
Another interest is working with people suffering from PTSD (Traumatic Stress Disorders), having been exposed to a traumatic event such as; assault, domestic violence, or other accident.
My desire is to help you resolve issues that are having a negative effect on your life. These can be issues related to relationships, family, work, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and parenting. As a Latina, I am aware of cultural barriers, and I would like to help you overcome those barriers.
Another interest is working with people suffering from PTSD (Traumatic Stress Disorders), having been exposed to a traumatic event such as; assault, domestic violence, or other accident.
My desire is to help you resolve issues that are having a negative effect on your life. These can be issues related to relationships, family, work, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and parenting. As a Latina, I am aware of cultural barriers, and I would like to help you overcome those barriers.
(253) 617-7759 View (253) 617-7759
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Beverly Polhamus
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402
I provide therapy to individuals (teen & adult), couples and families and specialize in the following areas: - Anxiety - Depression - Phobias - Trauma and PTSD - Sexual Abuse - Relationship Issues - Family and parenting concerns - Presentations - SA survivors groups.
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward healing by seeking help. It is important that the relationship between you and your therapist is a good fit, based on mutual respect and trust. I use a strength-based and practical approach. I have a sense of humor which seems to help clients feel more comfortable. Therapy's primary focus is on the present with an understanding of the effects of past events on current behaviors and the need to process unresolved issues. "The turmoil of the past is never wholly forgotten, unresolved it seeps through even the strongest foundation."
I provide therapy to individuals (teen & adult), couples and families and specialize in the following areas: - Anxiety - Depression - Phobias - Trauma and PTSD - Sexual Abuse - Relationship Issues - Family and parenting concerns - Presentations - SA survivors groups.
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward healing by seeking help. It is important that the relationship between you and your therapist is a good fit, based on mutual respect and trust. I use a strength-based and practical approach. I have a sense of humor which seems to help clients feel more comfortable. Therapy's primary focus is on the present with an understanding of the effects of past events on current behaviors and the need to process unresolved issues. "The turmoil of the past is never wholly forgotten, unresolved it seeps through even the strongest foundation."
(253) 205-8220 View (253) 205-8220
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Dawn Resvick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACHt
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98438
** I am currently taking new Video clients from anywhere in Washington!!*** I believe that good therapy is a journey that I accompany my clients on. I feel that each person is unique and the course of therapy is tailored to their needs and comfort level. My ideal client wants something different, better or more in their life and they are ready to work for it. I use both traditional therapeutic styles and hypnotherapy to help my clients find the change they are looking for. I am honored to work with my clients on depression, anxiety, stress, medical noncompliance, health issues, abuse, anger, trauma and other life issues.
** I am currently taking new Video clients from anywhere in Washington!!*** I believe that good therapy is a journey that I accompany my clients on. I feel that each person is unique and the course of therapy is tailored to their needs and comfort level. My ideal client wants something different, better or more in their life and they are ready to work for it. I use both traditional therapeutic styles and hypnotherapy to help my clients find the change they are looking for. I am honored to work with my clients on depression, anxiety, stress, medical noncompliance, health issues, abuse, anger, trauma and other life issues.
(253) 271-4967 View (253) 271-4967
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Dolynda Allen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98402
Waitlist for new clients
It is quite common to experience difficulties throughout life. When these difficulties arise an individual may seek the assistance of a counselor or therapist in order to better understand and deal with the issues. Deciding to seek counseling is the first step in change and is often one of the hardest decisions to make. I work with clients who are trying to cope with anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, and family integration problems. I am someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of these issues.
It is quite common to experience difficulties throughout life. When these difficulties arise an individual may seek the assistance of a counselor or therapist in order to better understand and deal with the issues. Deciding to seek counseling is the first step in change and is often one of the hardest decisions to make. I work with clients who are trying to cope with anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, and family integration problems. I am someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of these issues.
(360) 215-5065 View (360) 215-5065

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.