Abuse Recovery : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

Common Sources

  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in personal relationships
  • Childhood neglect or abuse
  • Abuse in institutional settings (e.g., schools, workplaces)
  • Systemic or societal abuse (racism, sexism, homophobia)
  • Financial or economic abuse

Signs of Abuse

  • Persistent feelings of fear, anxiety, or depression
  • Difficulty trusting others or forming healthy relationships
  • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
  • Flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts related to the abuse
  • Physical symptoms, such as unexplained aches or chronic fatigue

Therapeutic Approach

Therapy for abuse survivors often involves trauma-informed care, which recognizes the widespread impact of trauma and the complex paths to recovery. Techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be effective. These methods focus on helping individuals process traumatic experiences, rebuild a sense of safety, and develop coping strategies. The aim is to empower survivors, helping them to regain control over their lives and foster resilience. Therapy provides a supportive and confidential environment to explore feelings, set boundaries, and work towards healing and self-empowerment.

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I am licensed to practice in Washington State and the following Canadian Provinces: Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland.