Find Abuse Therapists & Counselors in San Mateo, CA.

 

If you’ve dealt with any type of abuse in the past, you may be aware of the adverse effects it can have on your mental health. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’ve been abusive in the past, you may have trouble forgiving yourself.

Regardless, a licensed therapist can help you access your feelings and heal from abuse you’ve experienced. Whether you are located in downtown San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Need Help with Abuse

Whether you’ve abused someone else in the past or you’ve been a victim of abuse, you may have some scars that make life difficult.

Here are some signs you need help with abuse:

  • You may be easily triggered to feel fear or panic.
  • You may hold a lot of anger toward the person who abused you.
  • You avoid talking about or doing anything that can remind you of your experience.
  • You blame yourself for your experience.

Abuse comes in many forms, including physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, and more (this is not an exhaustive list). No matter the type of abuse you are dealing with, Mental Health Match can help you find a therapist to get the healing process started and improve your life.

If you’re struggling with past abuse and not sure how therapy can help, read this article by licensed therapist Kennyetta Watkins: When bad things happen to good people.

Speak With an Abuse Counselor Today!

Abuse can take hold and change the trajectory of your life - in severe cases, it can take your life completely off track. But, with targeted therapy based on your specific abuse situation, there’s hope for recovery and lasting happiness. And with Mental Health Match, finding a great therapist is easy! Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sheera Harrell
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Thematically, I go where you go-if you need to process through pain from childhood; learn new ways to cope/understand your emotions, thoughts and behaviors; need to vent and receive support; need confrontation that’s compassionate-I’ll be with you.


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Together, we will:

Thematically, I go where you go-if you need to process through pain from childhood; learn new ways to cope/understand your emotions, thoughts and behaviors; need to vent and receive support; need confrontation that’s compassionate-I’ll be with you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I specialize in creating safe spaces, increasing client accessibility to therapy, and addressing your needs by developing a healthy and collaborative relationship. I encourage you towards the path to live your best life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Disability
  • Family of Origin
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marital stress
  • Money Stress
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Non-monogamy
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Emotional Abuse
  • Polyamory
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Situational Stress
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Women
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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman
Together, we will:

Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.


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Together, we will:

Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Irrational Belief Systems and Thinking Errors.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger
  • Anger Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • DOT Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Forensics
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Self-Concept
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sport Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Vocational Psychology
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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada
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Susan Kantharia
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My style is calm, compassionate and solution-based where I provide acceptance and non-judgmental support. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a plan based on the client’s articulated goals by allowing them to take lead in the process.


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Together, we will:

My style is calm, compassionate and solution-based where I provide acceptance and non-judgmental support. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a plan based on the client’s articulated goals by allowing them to take lead in the process.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am passionate about helping people discover their authentic self and innate worth by integrating Christian faith with professional psychological training. I create a positive, affirming and safe environment where growth, and development can occur.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
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Corrina Levine
Together, we will:

Together, we will work toward learning to manage your trauma, as well as rationally work through your emotions and decision making throughout the process. You do not have to walk this road alone. (I provide individual, couple, family, group therapy.)


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Together, we will:

Together, we will work toward learning to manage your trauma, as well as rationally work through your emotions and decision making throughout the process. You do not have to walk this road alone. (I provide individual, couple, family, group therapy.)

Something to know about my approach is:

I will assist you in learning coping skills and gaining emotional regulation tools for your anxious and depressed moods, create safety plans to feel more secure in the future, learn healthy boundaries, and regain control and power over your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Corrina  Levine remote and phone therapy in California
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Carmit Zur
Together, we will:

Carmit is interested in getting to know and hear your experiences and help make sense of the circumstances, feelings and challenges you are going through.  In the process of therapy, we will explore the areas in your life you want to focus on.


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Together, we will:

Carmit is interested in getting to know and hear your experiences and help make sense of the circumstances, feelings and challenges you are going through.  In the process of therapy, we will explore the areas in your life you want to focus on.

Something to know about my approach is:

We are all human and at times yearn to feel heard and understood. I believe that we need to put words and find meaning to the challenges we go through in life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjusting
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Aging Parents
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver fatigue
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiver support
  • Chronic stress
  • College Students
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Families
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Graduate Students
  • grief
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Change
  • Moving and Relocation
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Relationships
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Situational Stress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • War trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Women
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Carmit Zur remote and phone therapy in California