Abuse

Abuse can take many forms, including emotional, verbal, sexual, or physical. Regardless of the form it takes, abuse can cause lasting mental and emotional harm. Survivors of abuse may find themselves struggling with shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, anger, trust problems, or self-destructive behavior. A qualified mental health professional can help survivors of abuse, both children and adults, to recover from the trauma they have experienced. Family members of abuse survivors can also benefit from therapy, which can help them develop healthy and supportive ways of coping.

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Heart Thyself, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

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Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, CHT

The impacts of childhood or ongoing sexual, physical or emotional abuse can deeply impact one's ongoing level of safety, belonging, freedom, self-respect/esteem, spontaneity, joy and ease. Some of my deepest satisfaction comes from supporting abuse survivors in reclaiming their access to their aliveness and power.

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Shantee Mayfield (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC, MFT

With an emphasis on confidential, personalized support, our Domestic Violence Survivor Program offers: Counseling: Experienced, master’s level counselors specializing in domestic violence recovery provide four individual counseling sessions. Support groups: Our groups cover a variety of topics, with a focus on helping survivors heal from the impact of their trauma. Crisis intervention: Our experts lead crisis intervention and support groups

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Dr. Michelle Pliske (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

DSW LCSW RPT-S

Adverse experiences in early childhood and throughout adulthood contribute to a variety of health issues. I provide clinical mental health care and collaborate with allied healthcare professionals to support children, adolescents, and adults impacted by abuse and trauma.

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Erik Patterson (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

Counseling is often about looking inward, but it is essential that we also look to the very real injustices that occur in the world and our personal lived experiences. This concept is crucial to my work, and it's a huge part of why I deeply believe in an integrated approach rather than trying to fit clients into a specific counseling modality.

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Jireh Miller (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LMHCA

A concentration in Trauma and Abuse as part of my masters program combined with personal experience with emotional and spiritual abuse allows real life understanding of the shame a victim of abuse may carry, and creativity for forging a path forward.

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Irma E. Llanes (she/her/ella)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I have had the privilege of participating in the healing of families whos children were removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect. I have also helped to rebuild the lives of battered women & their children, helped victims of abuse to rid themselves of the 'baggage' that often is carried as a result from the abuse. I see tremendous courage in all these clients.

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Nicole Corbett (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Certified Hypnotherapist and Brainspotting Practitioner

Hypnosis and Brainspotting are proven treatments for healing trauma. Working with the body-mind connection, I help clients release stuck emotions from past abuse. These processes can be intense but also gentle. You will not need to revisit old traumas in order to heal.

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Sophie Toolanen (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative effects of past trauma, including abuse and neglect. I also use IFS, an approach aimed at healing wounded parts of self, that get in the way of self-compassion, and easing rigidity of protective, yet self-defeating, defensive mechanisms.

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Danièla Murrieta (they, them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MFT, RYT, RM

Many people are dealing with the aftermath of emotional, psychological, verbal, physical, or spiritual abuse which can stem from many different experiences. Together, we can heal from the trauma of past abuse, and learn coping strategies, identify patterns and red flags, and learn how create healthy boundaries, so that you can stop the cycle of abuse moving forward.

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Melinda Norman (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Recovery from child, spousal, and often times abusing ourselves. I work with generational trauma where we work on understanding the effects that parents and grandparents with mental health issues have had on your life.

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Shawna Oliver, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Any form of abuse can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and those around leaving a feeling of isolation and depression. Sometimes all it takes is a safe place to begin to process and heal.

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Desiree Stang (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC III

Whether you have experienced emotional, sexual or physical abuse. Abuse will impact your life in many different ways. Lets work together on the symptoms you are experiencing in order to make you have a healthier life.

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Sakura Counseling (She/He/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Victims often feel they are being degraded and often don’t feel their abusers see their innate worth as a human being. The abuse often centers around control and they will use many harmful techniques to maintain and/or gain control over their victims. Our clinicians have training and experience working with all forms of abuse and together we can create a safe space for you and break the cycle of violence.

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Riisa Humphrey (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPCA, QMHP-R, NCC, CADC II

I have provided support for many different victims of abuse including adolescents and adults including domestic violence, sexual, verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. ,

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Allies In Change

Qualified Mental Health Professional

Allies In Change offers extensive services treating domestic violence, abuse, and anger management. We offer group therapy for survivors as well as abusive partners, which includes men's groups, women's groups, parenting groups, and an LGBTQ+ Group. We also offer DV-informed couples therapy with DV-trained experienced therapists.

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Amanda Roberson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Abuse is defined as the cruel and violent treatment of a person. Abuse can be psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, or physical and may have long lasting effects depending on the type and duration of the abuse.

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Aja Stoner

Professional Counselor Associate

I have several years experience in counseling related to domestic and interpersonal violence , as well as trauma and abuse recovery. I believe deeply in a person's ability to heal from abuse, as well as a person's ability to change abuse behavior patterns. I believe that we all deserve to have happy, healthy and safe lives. Through therapy we let the healing begin and help you to reclaim your life

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Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), interfamilial abuse, psychological, spiritual (high-control groups) and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders. I treat male, female, and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and partner abuse.

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Kathleen Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

Very often people feel stuck in their work OR feel like their career has not even started. Being in a job that is a poor fit can be frustrating & even lead to depression. This impacts our personal life & relationships. Further, the rapid advancement in technology is creating new opportunities, but can seem overwhelming to know where to start. Lets put our heads together to see what is possible.

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Jacqueline Boltz

Clinical Social Work Associate

I have spent over five years working as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and studied somatic and cognitive practices to help individuals understand and heal from abuse.

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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA: Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions

I specialize in treating clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse over their lifetime. The term narcissistic abuse is used to categorize the way a person experiences emotional abuse and manipulation when in a relationship with someone exhibiting narcissistic behavior. This “relationship” does not necessarily have to pertain to a romantic partner. It could also be with a family member, a friend, a coworker, or any other important relationship that is impacting your life.

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Trellis Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma from abuse can be difficult to treat. I have sought out additional training in trauma treatment and trauma studies to help treat the aftermath of abuse.

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Heather Lokteff

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have experience working with individuals who have left abusive situations or have experienced childhood abuse. I am Level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained. I work with individuals who are processing past hurts and reconnecting with a sense of safety and a calmer nervous system. Early in my career I worked with children in foster care and the DHS system as a play therapist. I feel my work with children informs me daily in my work with adults who have experienced abuse as a child.

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