Domestic Abuse therapists in Danville, Kentucky KY
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verbal abuse Mental abuse Emotional abuse Physical abuse Sexual abuse Experiences of verbal, mental, emotional, physical or sexual abuse create pain and require attention, understanding and healing. Moving through the pain caused by such experiences is possible rather than merely coping or burying emotions like hurt, anger and resentment. Pain is the evidence of an injury. The wounds created by injuries come from the presence of “bad things” in one’s life. Injury and wounds also come from the absence of “good things” like nurturing, encouragement, having basic needs met, etc. God never meant for us to carry pain and trauma from our past. While healing needs to occur from past wounds, it is also important to find new awareness, insights and learn new ways to guard our hearts and mind in the present and future. While there may be a remembrance of situations and circumstances we’ve experienced, there can be a present peace in our hearts and minds regarding our past.
26 Years Experience
Separate treatment programs for victims and offenders
27 Years Experience
I work extensively with both Clinical and Forensic populations, delivering targeted Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) Therapies tailored to the specific needs of each individual client. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial), Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression), Behavioral Disorders (Oppositionality, Anger), and Sexual Dysfunction. In addition, I treat sex offenders, individuals convicted of violent and non-violent criminal offenses, perpetrators of domestic violence, and other forensic populations. * In my capacity as a Psychological Evaluator, I conduct thorough diagnostic clarification of psychological symptoms in clients of all ages. These range from Sexual Disorders, to Developmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity), Substance Use Disorders, Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Obsessive-Compulsive), and Personality Disorders. * In my Forensic Evaluation work, I conduct assessments upon referral from the Courts, private, state, and federal agencies, self-referrals, and attorneys. These Evaluations include: Fitness for Duty (FFD), Sex Offender Risk Assessments, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual, Substance Abuse, Competency to Stand Trial, and Parenting, as well as Pre-Sentence Investigations, and various other forensic evaluations.
9 Years Experience
Domestic abuse often creates very painful symptoms and is something for which I use a therapy called Prolonged Exposure (PE). In this therapy, we will revisit traumatic situations, process painful emotions, and change unhelpful beliefs about yourself and the world around you as a result of your trauma. People are often amazed at how quickly this treatment can work and by the very meaningful change that can result. For these reasons, this is one of my favorite treatments to provide.
18 Years Experience
As a licensed psychologist specializing in treating victims of domestic violence, I understand the profound and lasting impact that trauma of this nature can have on an individual's life. These experiences can become deeply ingrained in both the mind and body, affecting how you navigate relationships, approach parenting, and engage in daily living. The trauma from domestic abuse and domestic violence can erode self-esteem and result in a constant state of hypervigilance, leaving you feeling anxious and jumpy, as if you are constantly walking on eggshells. My approach to helping you heal from domestic abuse and domestic violence involves the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which has proven effective in treating trauma associated with such experiences. Through EMDR, we can work together to facilitate the recovery process, increase resilience, establish healthy boundaries, and enhance coping skills. My goal is to empower you to build the resilience needed to manage difficult a relationship, or find the strength to leave it, ultimately facilitating healing and fostering a path toward a healthier, more fulfilling life.
23 Years Experience