Abuse refers to deliberate acts of physical, emotional, or sexual violence that injure, manipulate, exploit, or demean another person. Abuse encompasses much more than outright physical aggression; it includes the arsenal of control tactics that abusers use to create power over their victims. These maneuvers may involve intimidation, withholding praise or affection, or manipulating the victim. This often leaves the victim feeling dependent upon the abuser and with feelings of guilt and self-blame.
Abuse counseling can help you identify situations that qualify as abuse and break free from cycles of abusive relationships, manage complex emotions associated with the abuse, and begin to rebuild trust in future relationships. Establishing a trusting relationship with a counselor can be the next step in your journey towards reclaiming your sense of self and building resiliency.
Signs and Symptoms
- social withdrawal
- "walking on eggshells"
- dissociative moments
- suicidal ideation
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How does Lifeologie help?
Discuss your concerns with our intake specialists.
When you reach out to Lifeologie, you’ll be connected with one of our Intake Specialists. In a “call center?” No way. Our specialists are based in our local Lifeologie offices and know the counselors well. Their entire job is to learn about you and what you’re looking for and to match you with the counselor who will be the very best fit for your needs and preferences.
Find a counselor that is passionate about helping you reach your mental health goals.
Lifeologists are counselors, life coaches and overall wellness advocates who are experts and specialists in their craft. From EMDR to nutrition coaching, brain spotting to play therapy, we have you covered. Even our offices are carefully curated to feel modern, comfortable and inviting. Counseling at Lifeologie is not your typical counseling experience – in any way.
Receive continuous support and guidance as you go on your mental health journey.
Your counselor at Lifeologie will meet you wherever you are, whether you’re just starting in counseling for the first time ever… or returning to a life-long counseling journey after a break. Your Lifeologist will partner with you to meet your goals. Wherever you are, we come alongside and help you move forward!
Lifeologie Institute was founded in 2000 with one goal in mind — to bring a fresh, innovative approach to the everyday problems of life. Creative solutions to stuck problemsⓇ. With our unique multi-specialty, collaborative approach, Lifeologie helps individuals and families heal their wounds and break out of old, unhealthy patterns.