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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Irma E. Llanes

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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ALLIANCE COUNSELING INC.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Many of our clients are in foster care, have experienced family trauma and/or abuse.

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Holly Morseman, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

As a survivor myself, I have done extensive work and research around all types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, etc.). Many clients who have experienced abuse struggle with relationships, mood swings, boundaries, trust and vulnerability, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and a lot more. Sometimes it's nice to work with someone who understands your struggles on a personal and professional level.

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Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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Jacqueline Potter

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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Aja Stoner

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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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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Myra Sicilia, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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. I 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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Lori Haymore MA, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I've worked with sexual assault survivors, and individuals impacted by religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and manipulative and coercive people or groups.

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Amanda Roberson

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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Katie Playfair, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC (OR and Tx) LMHC (WA)

In addition to the career counseling training we're required to have as Nationally Certified Counselors/LPCs/LMHCs, I had a whole career in management consulting and HR before becoming a mental health counselor. I can definitely help with career and work related issues.

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Taunya Gesner

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPCi, NBCC

I have trained in working with offenders of domestic violence, so I have a better understanding of what abuse looks like, how it's expressed and what causes it. This enables me to better understand how you might be experiencing abuse and to clear up confusion you may be experiencing. This understanding combined with trauma relief offers effective treatment.

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Yshai Boussi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I commonly use EMDR to help people overcome the impact of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. EMDR is an evidence based, incredibly effective method for resolving trauma. I'd be happy to talk with you more about this option if you're struggling with the impact of trauma in your past.

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Melinda Norman

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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Sophie Toolanen

Licensed Professional Counselor

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 effects of past trauma, including abuse and neglect. I also use IFS, an approach aimed at healing wounded parts of self and easing rigidity of protective defensive mechanisms.

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Desiree Stang

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors or current victims of domestic violence, interfamilial abuse, intimate partner abuse, psychological, spiritual (religions or cults) and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders.

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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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Anne Emmett

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked successfully with individuals who are impacted in their adult lives by abuse that they experienced as a child.

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Susan Lehman

Reverend

Working with parents/adults, sometimes there is an inner child who had to deal with abuse of all kinds. I can help you connect with her and bring healing.

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