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.
Local Experts in Abuse
I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors or current victims of domestic violence, interfamilial abuse, intimate partner abuse, psychological, and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders.
My work at Allies in Change, a local organization that specializes in domestic violence, for a year during graduate school and gave me a great education about abuse and power and control issues. I also see a lot of clients who were physically, psychologically, or sexually abused as children, which often results in what's been named 'complex trauma.'
12 years experience working with many types of abuse and several training beyond what was taught in the masters program.
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.
My graduate and post-graduate experiences include working with those who have experienced physical, mental and sexual abuse, problematic behaviors, mental illness, addictions and trauma. These collective experiences have deepened my understanding of working with diverse populations, complex issues, and their intersections.
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.
From my experience working in victims' services, I understand the profound impact that abuse of all kinds can have on one's mind, body, and soul. I provide a warm, safe, nonjudgmental space to navigate the pain of trauma without it overtaking you. Healing and relief lies on the other side and I will walk along side you to reach it.
Any form of abuse and/or trauma can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and relate to the world around them. Individuals can feel isolated, depressed, and on edge as they struggle with symptoms such as hypervigilance and difficulty with anxiety/depression. I strive to create a safe place where the process of healing can begin and resolve.
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.
The disempowering experience of being an abuse victim can be hard to rise above. Through my massage practice I\'ve worked with clients who were working to accept & own their value, their right to positive relationships, and their worthiness of love & kindness. We work to identify, and reframe, the core beliefs that keep one in a dysfunctional, abusive relationship then strive for re-empowerment.
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.
I specialize in working with people who have experienced betrayal trauma. Betrayal trauma means that you have been harmed by someone you trusted or counted on in some way. This could include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in childhood, domestic violence, or being harmed by an institution you trusted such as your workplace or school.
Ashley utilizes Child Parent Psychotherapy with families with children ages 0-6 who are working to reunify and recover after incidents of alleged abuse or neglect. This intervention emphasizes safety, strengthens the parent-child relationship, and helps the parent better understand the child and the factors leading to abuse. CPP may be used with foster/adoptive families.
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.
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.
Physical, Emotional, and/or Sexual abuse either current or in childhood.
Trauma can be a single event or a series of adverse experiences that occur over time, these may include relational and interpersonal violence. Firefly believes in integrated trauma treatment approach, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all approach to trauma. This work is individualized and collaborative with the client and family integrating treatment practices for trauma recovery.
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.
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.
I worked at the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Hillsboro Oregon and completed professional training in assisting victims of domestic violence.
Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) is something that happens way too often in our society. If you\'ve survived abuse, like other survivors you may feel alone in your pain and unsure of how to deal with intense emotions. You also may not be aware of the incredible strength and resilience you possess to be here. Together, we can find ways for you to not only survive but thrive.
Coping with an abusive situation, no matter how far it is in the past, can be devastating. I work from a compassionate, trauma-informed perspective that can help to safely untangle your experience from yourself and set you on the path to healing, integrating, and moving forward.
I help clients process Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma.
I have worked successfully with individuals who are impacted in their adult lives by abuse that they experienced as a child.
Abuse has many forms. Abuse is defined as when aggressors mistreat or misuse others; they often show little concern for the victims. 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 trai
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. \n
I follow trauma informed theories which recognize how abuse affects a survivor in the moment and long term. To address symptoms that are linked with surviving abuse, I approach treatment with a focus on relationship, safety, and empowerment. I have a background as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter and continue to be active with local advocacy programs.
I have been studying abuse dynamics from a social justice perspective for many years, and received extensive training in abuse intervention through Allies in Change during my internship year in graduate school. I continue to put a lot of focus on healthy communication and conflict transformation in my work with clients.
Abuse and trauma are excruciatingly painful violations that leave a human being with a range of complex and painful experiences. Whether it be one horrific event or many years of traumatic experiences, I have worked in depth with people struggling to find new paths out of their history. The goal of treatment is to contain the trauma and begin to live more outside of its web.
EMDR is very effective with clients who have experienced abuse in childhood, or, adulthood.
Specialized in family sexual abuse treatment for children aged 3-18 in the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment program at Morrison Child and Family Services.\n\nSpecialized in working with children in foster care with experiences of neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
'The past is never dead. It's not even past.' -- Faulkner. Psychotherapy can bring up old patterns or memories and help you unravel traumas. When abuse traumas are not resolved, the consequences can be harder to deal with than the process of change. They live inside you as if it just happened yesterday. A transformational process can release you into a whole new way of life.
Many of our clients are in foster care, have experienced family trauma and/or abuse.
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.